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Sunday Collection: £558.   Very many thanks.

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

The February issue of Day by Day is now on sale in the porch at a reduced price of 50p.  The Lent issue is also available, price £1.00.

All available Altar Servers are invited to a practice after 10am Mass on Sunday 26 February to prepare for the Station Mass on 3 March.  Fr John would like to remind you that there is a ‘Feast’ afterwards, to which you are all invited.  He does hope you will be able to come. 

Many thanks to those who have offered to provide refreshments and to help downstairs after the Station Mass.  We would welcome any other offers of help.  Please speak to Tricia Green or Sheila of the PPC after Mass if you can help in any way.

Join Rt.Rev. Hugh Gilbert, OSB on a Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from 7 – 14 July, please see notice in the porch.  Application forms are available in the sacristy.

Diocesan pilgrimage to Orkney 28 – 30 July celebrating the 900th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Magnus.  People wishing to go will need to make arrangements soon as there has been lots of interest. See notice in the porch.  

St Andrew’s Youth Pilgrimage from 2 – 17 August. The latter has a limited number of spaces. Details are available at standrewscommunity@cathedral-abdn.org

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Nancy MacRae who died unexpectedly on Tuesday.   The funeral will be at 10am in St Mary’s Beauly on 23 February, followed by interment.  This arrangement is to be confirmed – please check the local press.

Ash Wednesday is on 1 MarchThis is a day of fasting and abstinence for all adults.  Times of Mass will be at 10am and 7pm in St Ninian’s  with the hospital Mass at 4pm.

Lent Station Masses 2017 Every Friday at 7.00 pm Mass will be concelebrated in a different church in our Deanery:  The first  will be celebrated at St Ninian’s with young people providing music and taking part in the service.  This will be followed by refreshments in the hall where we can entertain our visitors from all over the Diocese. Help with catering, particularly the provision of food, would be most appreciated.

3 March St Ninian’s, Inverness

10 March St Mary’s, Inverness

17 March Our Lady & St Bean, Marydale

24 March St Vincent’s, Tain with Bishop Hugh

31 March St Columba’s, Culloden

7 April St Anne’s, Thurso

Stations of the Cross will be said on each Tuesday of Lent beginning on 7 March at 7pm.

PPC - A Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 26th August. Any suggestions to help make this event successful will be most welcome as will offers to join a planning group. Please speak to a PPC member.

Catholicism –  Wednesday 22 February at St Columba’s Culloden, Episode 4.   Further details in the porch or stcolumbasculloden@outlook.com where you can book your place. Please let Father Domenico know if you plan to attend so that appropriate preparations can be made.

Exploring Faith together On Fridays from 7pm there will be an opportunity for prayer, meditation and adoration at St Mary’s followed by reading and discussion on “Lumen Fidei led by Fr. Andrzej Niski in the Marian Room.

St Columba’s Prize Bingo – 24 February at 7pm at St Columba’s.