27 September 2020 – 26th Sunday of the Year  - Year A

The Church re-opened on Monday 21 September

Daily Mass: (Inside)  10.30 Monday to Saturday inclusive  (Confessions 11.00 after Saturday Mass)

Vigil Mass: (Inside)    Saturday From 26 September at 5.30pm (Please note the new time)

Sunday Masses:   10.30 (Outside)  (Please note new time)      Additional Mass at 12.00 (Inside)

Please arrive early to a Mass to avoid breaking the Government Regulations in place.

Please remember to observe social distancing, give your contact details

and bring your own sanitiser, face covering  and a chair if you need it for outside.

Face coverings MUST be worn at all times during Mass inside.

Volunteers will help you find a suitable place so please follow their guidance.

If anyone wishes to stay in their car in the carpark during Mass, Fr John will take Holy Communion to them in their car.  Please let us know before Mass begins if you wish to remain in your car.

PARISH HALL OVERSPILL - (Maybe be subject to changing regulations)

The Parish Hall has been laid out as an ‘overspill chapel’. 

The Church PA system is not yet available.

There will be no ‘booking system’ for weekend Masses and Fr John will go down to the hall with the Holy Sacrament after distributing Communion to those in church.

At the beginning of lock down the Bishops of Scotland removed the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays. It was suggested we might attend Mass during the week.  This had to be done online at first but now that St Ninian’s has re-opened you are invited to attend a weekday Mass when the church is quieter rather than the Saturday Vigil or Sunday Mass.


Raigmore Hospital is a little more open for individual chaplaincy visits (this does not apply to private or family visitors).  Please inform Fr John if anyone is sick or in hospital on 01463-232136 and would like a visit.

Fr John is available to carry out garden visits but is not permitted to bring Communion to anyone unless in danger of death.   If you would like Fr John to visit please phone 01463 232136 to arrange a suitable time. 

Now that the church is re-opening for public worship, and additional Masses are being provided, we urgently require extra volunteers to help with meeting the COVID-19 requirements i.e. preparing the church, taking names and contact details, guiding the congregation through the church etc.  The usual routine of cleaning the Church and downstairs will need to resume.

 Please speak to Sheila or Trish after Masses this weekend to discuss how you can help.  Procedures at the outside Mass on Sunday mornings at 10.30am will continue as before.

If anyone has anything for inclusion in the newsletter please either leave a message on the church answerphone or email to: Ninian@saintninians.org.uk      




















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