Weekend Collection: £ 391.       Very many thanks. 

This week is Mission Sunday and there will be a retiring collection at both weekend Masses.

There are teas and coffees in the hall after Mass.  Please come and join us.

Catholic diaries for 2018 are now on sale in the porch, price £2.50.

Parish Italian Social Event this Friday 27 October.    Buy your tickets now for a fantastic evening of food, entertainment and good company so that we know numbers for catering purposes!!!

Tickets are on sale after both Masses this weekend £5 for adults and £3 for children. We already have our young music group and adult singers ready to perform but invite those who would also like to share their talents to please let Fr John or Dot know.

Young People who have made their First Holy Communion and older are invited to become Altar Servers. Those interested should speak to Ellen, Fr John or leave their details in the sacristy so that Ellen can contact with further information.

Life in the Spirit Weekend Due to an unforeseen problem with dates, these Seminars that were due to be held in Keith on October 13-15 will now take place on December 8-10. All other information regarding this event remains the same. Please contact Ged Farrell on 01542 882116 for further details.

“CATHOLICISM: THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS” – This is a multi-part film series that focuses on a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but also transformed the course of

civilisation. Join Fr Domenico at St Columba’s, on Wednesday 25 October and throughout the month of November, to discover some of the ‘pivotal players’ who shaped the Church and changed the world!

Friday 27-Sunday 29 October: Retreat for Mothers of Children and Teens – hosted by the Dominican

Sisters of St Cecilia, at Kilcoy Castle. Parishioners who attended an earlier retreat found it very good indeed. To register, or for further details, please contact Sr Anna Christi OP at: op@rcda.scot.

Highland Deanery – Stratherrick – Saturday 28 October 10.30 – 16.00.  A Day of Renewal for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers.  Lunch provided. See the poster on the notice board for further details.

Fr Andrew of Stratherrick and Fort Augustus is planning a Parish Pilgrimage to Orkney 6th -9th of November to celebrate the 900th anniversary of martyrdom of Saint Magnus. The cost will be £125 per person for self-catering accommodation, travel and food. If you are interested in going please speak to Didi or Hugh.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

A Policy Statement agreed by the Bishops of Scotland. “The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and adults at risk.”

Education Job Vacancy as the present Head Teacher is set to take early retirement at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School in the centre of Inverness. The school is beside St. Mary's Church.

Link to Job vacancy advert, including salary: