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Weekend Collection: £485.    Very many thanks.  

Raigmore Hospital Chapel will be closed from 21 to 24 August, therefore there will be no Hospital Mass on Wednesday 23 August.

There are teas and coffees in the hall after Mass. Please come and join us especially if you are visiting our parish.

We welcome all visitors to our parish and wish them and our own holidaying parishioners a very happy holiday.

From Friday 11 August Exposition will be for 15 minutes only.  It is hoped this shortened devotion will encourage more people to attend.  People are very busy but the present indifference is an affront to the Blessed Sacrament.  This new arrangement will last until Christmas.  It is hoped it will encourage more serious devotion:  it is the only time when our Parish family is gathered silently around the Blessed Sacrament.  During the school holidays it will be good for our children to learn silence.

SVDP – Collections over the weekend of 19/20 August will be going to the crisis in the Yemen.

There is only one week left before our Summer Sale on SATURDAY 26 AUGUST.

HELP IS URGENTLY REQUIRED!!!!! Please let a member of the PPC know how you are able to help, they will be waiting outside the church with clipboards.

How else can you help with our Summer Fair??   Helping to man or stock a stall? 

Examples of items required.

Bottles (full please!) for bottle stall                    Baking and produce for Cake and Candy

Books (Peter will collect within Inverness)         Unwanted presents for Gift Stall

Cakes and biscuits for the teas                           Raffle prizes (do you know any business who might donate one?)

Quality items for Bric-a-brac                             Loan of gazebos (in case of sun or rain!!)

Thank you to those who have already offered.   Please feel free to come to the sacristy to offer your help if you cannot find a member of the PPC.

Donations for stalls can be handed in (or left in Father’s porch) from this weekend onwards.

Can you publicise the Fair?

  • by telling your friends and neighbours
  • by passing on a flyer
  • and especially by placing one of Hannah and Zara’s beautiful colour posters in a prominent place

We hope you will join us bringing your friends and family for a fun filled day.

Pilgrimage to Carfin – Sunday 3 September – 3pm - National Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. See notices in the porch for further details including the remaining days of Spiritual Preparation for the first ever Act of Solemn Consecration of Scotland and her church to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Celebrate Scotland - A Catholic family conference for all ages -  This year’s theme is “Seek first his Kingdom”, running in St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire from Saturday 2 till Sunday 3 September

For more details and to book see website  www.celebrateconference.org or phone Ged Farrell on 07793 370910

Venerable Margaret Sinclair Pilgrimage 2017

The National Pilgrimage for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair will take place on Sunday 17 September at 2pm (Mass 4.30pm: Preacher Fr Richard Reid CSSR), St Patrick’s Church, 5 South Gray’s Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1TQ.

The Diocese, and all parishes, need to pay ever increasing attention to health, safety, and environmental (HSE) matters to comply with legislation in today's times.

To help with this the Diocese wishes to recruit someone, on a part time basis, to assist with this. Someone who has had an industrial background with experience of HSE legislation would be preferred, but not essential. Should you have any interest please contact Dave Blackwood  daveblackwood@btinternet.com