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Weekend Collection:  £576.  Very many thanks.

 

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

SCIAF Lenten Appeal: Help the Poorest to Survive and Thrive – Please bring your ‘WEE BOXES’ as soon as possible so that they are in good time for the government to double all offerings received.

 

The Easter issue of Day by Day is available in the porch at the reduced price of 50p.

 

The Easter edition of ‘Light of the North’ is now also available.  Look for the photo of St Ninian’s children!!

 

Church Bank Details – several people have indicated that they would like to make their offerings directly into the bank.  Please find details at the end of the newsletter.

 

At the  PPC Meeting last Tuesday it was agreed to thank the young musicians and servers in the newsletter for their outstanding contribution to the Holy Week and Easter Services.  It was also noted that several young people are also undertaking pass-keeping duties very efficiently.  Well done to one and all we are very blessed to have such talent within our parish!!! All we require now is for young volunteers to help with the readings at weekend Masses, training and support will be given.   A sample of a repaired kneeler was available and it was decided that the remaining damaged kneelers should be similarly repaired.  This will be phased in over the next few weeks so please be aware that some kneelers may be missing.  Improving the appearance of the hall was discussed and as this will be on the agenda at the AGM on 23 May, suggestions and ideas are invited.  Inevitably some scuff marks have appeared on the recently restored church floor.  These can successfully be removed with a piece of dry kitchen roll – no need for cleaning substances. Please consider helping to keep our church bright and welcoming.  You will only be called upon once every six weeks and can do the work when it is convenient to you.  Please call at the sacristy to discuss ways in which you can help – for example – church cleaning, kitchen, hall or toilet cleaning or even the cleaning of the brass thurible, bells, candlesticks and plaques on the wall.  Nominations for four people to join the PPC are required and the nomination sheet will be on the notice board next weekend.  It was also decided to continue to update the Parish List.  If you have not already updated or confirmed your details please do so now.  If you wish to receive an electronic copy, email Ninian@saintninians.org.uk  otherwise please take one of the slips available in the porch. 

Approved Minutes from the last PPC meeting on 6 February are on the notice board.

 

Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures will take place from 22-24 May, Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning. The lecturer this year is Fr Richard Ounsworth OP, a Dominican based at Blackfriars, Oxford. He will deliver four lectures on the theme “You have come to Mount Sion”: The Christian Pilgrimage in the Letter to the Hebrews. The lectures, for which there is no charge,  will take place in St Scholastica’s Guesthouse .

To register or book accommodation please contact Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8UA or email guestmaster@pluscardenabbey.org

 

Mary Magdalene at Eden Court! – The new movie on the life of Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, will be screening at Eden Court cinema, from Friday 20 April – Thursday 26 April. Certificate 12A.

 

 

Rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers are now available – please collect yours from the sacristy.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO CRAIG LODGE – a one-day Pilgrimage to Craig Lodge, Dalmally, on Monday, 7 May, 2018.  For further details, please contact Fr Maximilian Nwosu. Tel: 01463 782232, or e-mail:

stmarysbeauly@btinternet.com. All Welcome!

 

Prize Bingo at St Columba’s Culloden FRIDAY 27 APRIL – ‘eyes down’ at 7.00pm. Family fun for all! A warm welcome awaits you.