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There will be a retiring collection next weekend for SCIAF.

 

Weekend Collection: £620. Very many thanks for your generosity.

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

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

 

We have just heard of the death of our former Parish Priest Monsignor Robert A. Provost McDonald.  His funeral will be held at 11a.m. on  Monday 25 March at Pluscarden Abbey.

 

St Ninian’s is hosting the third Station Mass on Friday 22 March and again all offers of help with setting up/ clearing away and catering will be greatly appreciated.  Please complete the reply slip on which you can indicate how you can help.   

 

 Lenten Station Masses – the Station Masses for Lent 2019 are as follows:

22 March               St. Ninian’s, Inverness

29 March               St. Joachim’s, Wick

  5 April                 St Mary’s, Beauly * please note change of date

12 April                 St. Columba’s, Culloden

 

 

Lenten Opportunities:

The Jesuits in Scotland offer an online retreat ‘Walking Together with Jesus’ and individually guided residential retreats.   For further details : www.iscglasgow.co.uk or www.lentretreat.uk

The Seven Last Words –Lenten Reflections at St Columba’s, Culloden.  Wednesdays at 7pm on  20, 27 March and 3 April.

 

Holiday to Austria and Oberammergau 20 – 27 July 2020 led by Fr Domenico.  Please see notice in the porch and get in touch with Fr Domenico as soon as possible if you would like further details or express an interest.

 

Gift Aid   Offertory boxes for 2019-20 are now available in the porch for those who kindly 'gift aid' for St Ninian's. If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid for the parish, please do consider doing so. It is such a help to our finances. (Enquiries can be made in the sacristy.)  Very sincere thanks to all who help in this way.

Reminder to gift aiders: if you cease to pay tax or change your address, please leave a message in the sacristy for the gift aid organiser (Janet Webb). Thank you.

 

SCIAF – Wee Boxes – This Lent’s focus is Uganda and its vulnerable young people who are being helped to work their way out of poverty.  Included in the pack is a campaign postcard calling on our government to meet its international obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.  Please collect your pack from the porch.

 

Refurbishment of the hall – Fr John would like to form a small sub-committee to take this forward.  If you would like to be a member, please speak to Fr John privately.

 

Help at the Hospital Mass on Wednesdays – Would you like to read or help with the setting up and clearing away at the Hospital Mass?  Please let us know in the sacristy if you are able to help.

 

St Columba’s Prize Bingo – The next ‘eyes down’ is on Friday 29 March at 7pm.

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