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Weekend Collection: £517.  Very many thanks for your generosity.

 

There are teas and coffees in the hall after Sunday Mass.  Please come and join us especially if you are a visitor.

 

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

 

Altar Servers needed - We appreciate having Altar Servers and we would welcome more.   Boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion and are of primary or secondary school age who would be willing to join our team of Altar Servers are invited to speak to Fr John or Chief Altar Server Ellen for further information.

 

Readers: Readers are urgently required particularly for the Vigil Mass.  If you are interested in becoming a reader please speak to Fr John or a member of the Sacristy team to discuss this.  You would be very welcome to have a trial run outwith the Service.

 

Pass Keeper required!  If you would like to help welcome our parishioners to Mass on Sunday mornings, including taking up the offerings and guiding the course of Communion, please speak to chief Pass keeper Willie MacDonald as soon as possible.

 

Cleaning Rotas are now available. Please collect yours from the sacristy if you have not already done so.

Sadly, a number of our hardworking reliable members of the cleaning rota are no longer able to continue their good work for health reasons.  Please consider helping to keep our church bright and welcoming.  You will only be called upon once every five weeks and can do the work when it is convenient to you.  Please call at the sacristy to discuss ways in which you can help – for example – church cleaning, kitchen, hall or toilet cleaning or even the cleaning of the brass thurible, bells, candlesticks and plaques on the wall.

 

Two Residential Properties in Upper Deeside are available for rent. Further details may be had from the sacristy.

 

Religious Christmas Cards Once again Sr Anne Marie would be most grateful for your used Christmas (religious only) cards, when they are taken down in early January.

 

The Cistercian Monks of Nunraw Abbey have now opened a part of the Monastery as their new guest house. They can be contacted by telephone on 01620 830 223 between the hours of 9.00 to 11.00 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

These restricted hours reflect the need for us to give precedence to the liturgical services which are our priority as monks. Please note that there is now a tariff for guests which is set at commercial rates.

 

Confirmation – There will be no Confirmations in St Ninian’s in 2019 but Bishop Hugh will confirm candidates on 17 May 2020.  Parents are invited to give written dates of birth and names of prospective candidates to Fr John who is taking charge.

 

There will be a THREE CATHEDRALS SERVICE: SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY at 4pm ST MACHAR'S ABERDEEN to mark the end of The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

 

ST COLUMBA’S PRIZE BINGO:  Next bingo night is Friday 25 January.

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