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This Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Creation

Weekend Collection: £494.   Very many thanks for your generosity.

 

There may be no teas and coffees after Sunday Mass if the hall is still unfit for use after the flooding.

 

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

 

Thanks be to God! Deacon Dominic was ordained as a Priest at St Mary’s Inverness on Tuesday 20 August.  Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

 

Confirmations will take place in June 2020.  Classes will commence in September and there will be a meeting of interested parents after Sunday Mass on 25 August.

 

 

Fr John will be away from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August inclusive.  Communion services will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am or you may prefer to attend Mass elsewhere.  Hospital Mass as usual at 4pm on Wednesday.

 

Liza Fernandes is holding a fund raising event on Saturday 31 August at Raigmore Recreation Hall 7pm onwards to raise funds for her trip in February to Tanzania to build houses.   Tickets £20 adult and £10 for under 16s and further information from Liza, Jandy or at the door on the night. There is also a pink raffle (£2 a strip) with the chance to win Joma jewellery, Shapes voucher, wine bottles, etc. And an orange raffle (£5 a strip) with the chance to win Glenmorangie whiskies, Jacobite family voucher, Ash restaurant voucher, The Gathering 2020 tickets etc.

 

The Relics of St. Thérèse: coming to our Diocese! – In an extraordinary spiritual gift to all of us, the relics of the Little Flower, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, will be coming to our Diocese, 9-11 September 2019.

The dates are as follows for Pluscarden and Inverness: • Wednesday 11th September at 11.00am: Arrival at Pluscarden Abbey.• Wednesday 11th September at 5.00pm: Arrival at St. Mary's, Inverness. Further information to follow.

 

Medugorje Pilgrimage to the Parish of all nations, place of prayer, reconciliation and Eucharistic

Adoration, inspired by the profound experience of the presence of our Heavenly Mother, the Queen of Peace: September 18 – 25th, flying out of Inverness with BA, cost £600 B&B, flight and transfers included.

First time pilgrims warmly welcomed –

Contact Fr Niski for more details and to book a place: niski.a@gmail.com; 07749732781

 

Journey to the Holy Land in 2020! Date: 23rd – 30th April 2020 (8 Days / 7 nights) Led by: Fr Domenico Zanre
Please phone 01793 608844. More details from Sacristy or the leaflets in the porch.

 

Parish Stay at Pluscarden Abbey – Fr John would like to take a group of parishioners to live ‘a monastic experience’ from a Sunday afternoon through to Friday afternoon.  There will be about 8 places for men and 9 for women.  The intention is to follow in full the demanding liturgy and to help with domestic and garden/agricultural duties.  The visit is not a holiday!  Likewise the Abbey runs on ‘donations’ but Fr John suggests a set fee of £30 a day to reflect the seriousness of intention.  Fr John is working in conjunction with Fr Father Giles Conacher and this proposal is simply to test the level of interest.  No dates have yet been agreed.  If anyone is seriously interested, would they please put their enquiry confidentially in writing to Fr John.

 

The Turning Scotland – in the last week of August a number of churches will be sharing the gospel on the streets of Inverness.

Ellen MacDougall

Our senior Server, Ellen, will take up her studies in Aberdeen at the beginning of September.  We will miss her serving at both Masses every weekend and her guiding and training the younger Servers.  We wish her every success and happiness in her studies and look forward to seeing her when she comes home to Inverness.

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