Weekend Collection: £648.  Very many thanks for your generosity.


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

The Easter issue of Day by Day is available in the porch at the price of £1.00.

The Easter edition of Light of the North is now available in the porch.


First Holy Communions will be on Sunday 23rd June and First Confessions on Monday 17th June at St Ninian’s. Please pray for our youngsters and their families.


The PPC AGM was held on Wednesday 15 May. It was attended by 18 parishioners and reports from Fr John, the Finance Committee, Fabric Committee, Justice and Peace Group and Catechist were heard. Election of Office Bearers was deferred to the next meeting. The main item discussed was the Summer Fair due to be held on 2 June.   Members of the PPC will be available after both Masses this weekend with sheets for people to offer their expertise/help to enable this event to happen.   There is a lot of organisation that goes into this social event for the Parish and this year a number of our regular volunteers will be unavailable so your help would be much appreciated.  Fr John is looking for a firm commitment of help. There was a good response last weekend but we are still looking for volunteers to man the following item – Card Game, (does anyone know of the whereabouts of the large cards?) and Children’s games.  Fr John has extended an invitation to participate in this social event to St Columba's so we don't want to let anyone down!   We would be very grateful for donations towards the raffle and also bottles of various kinds for the bottle stall.  Books and Bric-a-brac would also be welcome.  Isabel Quinn would also require help with the serving of teas etc. Please leave your donations at the presbytery. If no one is there the porch door will be unlocked so that items may be left under cover.



Proposed Timetable

Saturday 1 June        3pm Erection of tents and stalls

Sunday   2  June      11.15 Official Opening by Beatrice Ingram

                               Followed by  BBQ Lunch / Picnics

                                Following lunch children are invited to put up tents for the CHILDREN’S VILLAGE                                           1 pm CHILDREN’S PET COMPETITION – Fr John

                               2 pm WHEELBARROW RACES FOR CHILDREN – Fr John

                                           Bring a suitably decorated wheelbarrow & cushion



Human trafficking and exploitation are a problem around the world - including here in the Highlands. The Inverness Justice and Peace group have invited Alister Bull from Hope for Justice (hopeforjustice.org) to speak in St Ninian’s hall on Wednesday 22 May. He will identify the different types of exploitation that exist and give advice about how to respond appropriately. Refreshments at 7:00 for a 7:30 start. For more information contact Jill Kent  jillkent@me.com


Bishop Hugh has asked all priests to remind EU citizens that they must apply to the UK Government to obtain a legal route to remain here before the end of June 2021. Those from other countries should ensure their visas are in date.


Cathedral Parish Mission:  22 May – 12 June a series of youth activities over three nights each week.  See poster in porch or contact Fr  Herrara on -  Fr. Keith Herrera  administrator@cathedral-abdn.org. 


St Mary's Church in Nairn is having a Fund Raising Concert at Pluscarden Abbey on Saturday 25th May at 3.30pm.


Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures – 11 – 13 June ‘Beauty will save the World’ led by Fr Martin Boland.  Further details may be obtained from guestmaster@plucardenabbey.org .


St Columba’s Next Prize Bingo: FRIDAY 31 MAY! – ‘eyes down’ at 7.00pm. Family fun for all!

A warm welcome awaits you.

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