Sunday Collection: £526. Very many thanks.
There are teas and coffees in the hall after Mass. Please join us.
The Lent issue of Day by Day is available, price £1.00. SCIAF Lenten ‘Wee boxes’ may be found in the porch.
Easter Cards are available in the porch and at weekends in the hall.
Lent Station Masses 2017 Every Friday at 7.00 pm Mass will be concelebrated in a different church in our Deanery: This will be followed by refreshments where we can meet with friends from all over the Diocese.
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.
Rediscovering Mercy - Members of the Justice and Peace group will be studying the SCIAF sponsored course for Lent. This is a 4 week course reflecting on Catholic Social Teaching and the difference it can make in our lives. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays in March (last one on 28) in the Olive Grove Cafe from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. All welcome. Enquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are free leaflets in the porch entitled 'The Meaning of Lent'. Do please take one home to read. There are also inexpensive booklets for Lent in the CTS rack in the church and several new booklets on other topics. Take a look!
FREE Daily Lent Reflections - Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? Then sign up for
Bishop Robert Barron’s FREE daily Lent reflections at LentReflections.com.
Catholicism – The next encounter is on Wednesday 29 March 2017 (4th Wednesday of Lent) – “Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven: The Mystery of The Liturgy and The Eucharist” Further details are available at http://www.stcolumbasculloden.org/catholicism-series.html
The Diocesan Chrism Mass : St Mary’s Inverness : Thursday 6 April 2017 at 6.30pm - Principal Celebrant the Bishop of Aberdeen The Right Reverend Hugh Gilbert OSB
Behold the Lamb of God: Reflections for Holy Week at St Columba’s Culloden 8 April See poster in the porch
The parish has just received £11,088 Gift Aid tax rebate for the year to 5 April 2016, a wonderful boost to parish funds. Fr John and the parish finance committee are very grateful indeed to all the kind people who gift aid for the parish, so making possible this very welcome rebate.
Existing gift aiders – please collect your new set of envelopes for the tax year beginning on 6 April 2017 from the porch. Thank you.
If there are any new tax paying parishioners who would like to help the parish by gift aiding, please contact Janet Webb, the parish gift aid organiser, tel. 714913, or enquire of Sheila in the sacristy. Thank you.
Do you shop at Sainsbury’s? – If so, please see the notice in the porch and help St Joseph’s School collect tokens. . A collection box will be available at the back of the church in the next few weeks.
The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart is once again promoting the “Short Term Pledge for Lent,” prayer leaflets are available at the back of the church where there is also a poster for further information
The Food Bank will be grateful for donations of tinned potatoes, crackers, oatcakes, small tins of ham and soap or shower gel during the months of March and April. There is a box in the porch and a notice about cash donations.
Behold the Lamb of God : Reflections for Holy Week –A Day of Reflection at St Columba’s, Culloden on Saturday 8 April from 10.30am. The ideal preparation for Holy Week. Please see notice in the porch for the full programme.
‘Following in the steps of Jesus’ - You are invited to join the Beauly Pilgrimage 2018 to the Holy Land – leaflets available in the porch.
Tuesday 28 March, 7.00pm: The Gabriel Society – Fr Tony Nye SJ will give a talk on “Ignatian Perspectives: Prayers and People”. At 9.00pm, there will be buns, tea, and other refreshments. Join us!
Easter Church cleaning Wednesday 12th April
Hall cleaning – it would be most helpful if cleaners of the hall could be finished by evening of Tuesday 11 April in order to allow for the setting up of the Altar of Repose in Wednesday.