The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Thursday 18 January.

Weekend Collection:  £477.  Justice and Peace: £85.  Very many thanks.  

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

The January Day by Day is now available £1.

Catholic diaries for 2018 are now on sale in the porch, price £1.00.

The Ordinary Time of the Year has begun.  This season is devoted to the unfolding of the mystery of Christ in all its aspects.  For those who use a Missal the readings at Sunday Mass continue to be those for Year B.  The readings at weekday Mass are now those for Year 2.  For those who read morning or evening prayer from the Office of the Church, the Psalms from tomorrow are from Psalter week 2.  The pattern then continues unchanged until the start of Lent.  Ash Wednesday this year is on 14 February and Easter Sunday is on 1 April.

Christmas card appeal

Once again, Sr Anne Marie would like as many used, religious Christmas cards as possible to remake for next Christmas.  She then sells these for funds for Brora Parish.  Please place your cards in the box in the porch.

Thank you very much for your help.

Parish List Update

Thank you to all who completed and returned the update slips placed in the hymn books at Christmas and again this weekend.  If you have not already completed this slip requesting names and contact details including email addresses from everyone please do so even if your details have not changed as the new forms contain additional information which would be very useful. Please return it to the sacristy or the presbytery as soon as possible. If you prefer you can request an electronic copy by emailing Ninian@saintninians.org.uk

The Dominican Sisters and/or the Ogilvie Centre are offering three opportunities for youth and youth workers in the new year:

1) Youth Ministry Retreat and Workshop Weekend, 25-28 January 2018 at Kilcoy Castle, near Inverness

2) Retreat for S3-6 Students 8-11 February 2018 at Kilcoy Castle, near Inverness

3) 15-25 Pilgrimage to Lourdes 10-15 April 2018 – if you wish to go on this pilgrimage and have not let the Sisters know please do so now!

There will be an Ecumenical Service on Sunday 21 January 6pm in  Culduthel Christian Centre.  All welcome.

St Columba’s, Culloden – ‘Faith in Film’ evening which will include a discussion of the Church's teaching on 'just war' and the moral and ethical implications of the war on terrorismWednesday 24 January at 7pm

St Columba’s Prize Bingo –the next ‘eyes down’ is on Friday 26 January at 7pm.

Advance warning –

The Diocese of Aberdeen Pilgrimage to Poland – led by Bishop Hugh Gilbert Monday 9 – Monday 16 July 2018.  Please see poster on the notice board in the porch for further details.

World Youth Day in Panama City 15 – 27 January 2019.  If you are aged 18 – 35 years and would like to go as part of a Diocesan group, please contact Gaynoll Craig, WYD Co-ordinator 2019, Tel: 01479 831681 or 07544020709 or gaynoll.craig@gmail.com

SPUC Communications Academy – For information:

Are you 18-35, a committed prolifer and a passionate communicator? In 2018, SPUC Scotland are seeking to identify and empower Communication Champions to build a better society. We are offering sponsored places at our Communications Academy on 2nd and 3rd March in Dumbarton, where you will learn advanced techniques in communications and media skills. To apply please send your CV and a short covering note to michael@spucscotland.org by 2nd February.