During Advent there will be a retiring collection each weekend towards the cost of the Christmas Flowers.

As we begin the new liturgical year Fr John asks that we all make a new commitment to our parish community as we prepare for Christmas.  

‘The Christmas Story’ – Fr Domenico’s four week study course via Zoom commencing on Wednesday 1st December at 7pm.  For further details and the Zoom link please email Fr Domenico at stcolumbasculloden@outlook.com.

For those who use a Missal the readings at Sunday Mass are those for Year C, the readings at weekday Mass are those for Year 1.  For those who read morning or evening prayer from the Office of the Church (Divine Office of Breviary), and the Psalms are from Psalter Year 1. 

A Day of Recollection on the Devotion of Rosa Mystica will take place at the church of the  Immaculate Conception, Stratherrick on Wednesday 8 December commencing at 10.30am.  Further details on the poster in the porch.

Outside Teas after the 10.30 Mass on Sundays  whatever the weather!  Disposable cups (or bring your own).  Thank you to the two people who came forward but we desperately need some more help!  Fr John has suggested that the parents waiting for their children during Sacramental preparation may like to take the opportunity to take on this task.   They may wish to bring juice for the children.   Please speak to Fr John if you would like to help. 

Fr. John is putting together an updated list for home Communions for those who feel unable to attend Mass.  Please put your request in writing to Fr. John so he can organise his Communion round.



Friday 24 December – Christmas Eve –

Morning Mass at 10.30am

6.30pm Sung Vigil Mass with carols – outside

Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day – Mass will be inside at 10.30am

Vigil Mass (Holy Family) 5.30pm

Sunday 26 December – Parish Masses at 10.30am and 12 noon


The Advent issue of Day by Day is now available at the top of the Church steps at £1.00. 

 Weekend Collection: £411.        Very many thanks for your generosity.

Hospital Chaplain – Bishop Hugh Gilbert has appointed Fr. Damian Marteil SPS (from Nairn Parish).  Fr. Damian’s contact number is 07756 441169. Fr. John however, would like to know of any St. Ninian’s parishioner who is ill or admitted to hospital.  Please keep all those who are sick or who care for the sick, in your prayers.

Children’s Liturgy - All children of any religion, or none, are invited to join Allison, Columba or Jandy.  They will have a short quiet activity, prayers and Gospel reading then will return to their parents before the Eucharistic Prayer.   Children will be given an Advent Children’s calendar to help them prepare for the Feast.

Bicycles and other items are available for children to use with parental supervision after Mass.

The Piety Stall has a range of cards for most occasions and other items. They can be found beside the Confessional. Catherine will order additional items should you require them if you call her on 01463 564953.

The Deanery Youth Music group are preparing a video of ‘Gaudete’ for the online Diocesan carol concert.  They urgently need more singers of secondary school age.  Please contact David Atkinson for further details on 07570 993713 or d@datki01@outlook.com

Fr. John would like to be invited for ‘Coffee in your Garden’ on any day after the 10.30 Mass.  Alternatively, for ‘Tea in your Garden’ during any afternoon.  Please contact Fr. John on 232136 to extend your invitation!


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