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Next Sunday (24th) is Mission Sunday.   There will be an additional box for donations.

Outside Teas after the 10.30 Mass on Sundays beginning on 24 October – whatever the weather!  Disposable cups (or bring your own).  Any offers of help to Fr. John.

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.

The easing of restrictions : 

We will no longer need to take names of parishioners attending Masses.  Visitors ONLY will be asked to leave their name and contact details.

Although social distancing is no longer required, we will continue with the current two-seat widths between different household groups – please respect the space of others.

Face coverings should still be worn and hands must be sanitised when entering and existing the church.

Holy Communion will remain under one kind only and must be received in the hand.

As good ventilation is considered more important than physical sanitising of benches etc.  there will be no general sanitising after each Mass, although the materials will remain for those who wish to use them.

We are able to sing at Mass and hymn books and Mass cards can now be used.  As they are only used at the weekend they will be perfectly safe.   Please keep your masks on whilst singing.  

Sign of Peace – this can be given as safely as we can with a wave or nod to each other.

The October issue of Day by Day is now available at the top of the Church steps at £1.00 (Only one copy left!!)  

 Weekend Collection: £546.         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.  

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

 

Confirmations will be on Sunday 8 May 2022.  Bishop Hugh will be the celebrant.

First Holy Communions will be held on  Sunday 12 June 2022 at 10.30, not on 19 June as previously advised.

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.

Christmas Cards - As Catherine has been in ill health she has not been able to sort the order yet so anyone still wishing to place an order should get in touch - contact Catherine on 01463 564953 It’s not too late!!  Only those items ordered will be available. Last year some people were disappointed as they expected to find cards for sale as Christmas approached.

Welcome In is a new group, set up by members from the local the Justice and Peace group and other community members, motivated to respond to the global refugee crisis. The aim of the group is to help resettle a refugee family here in the Inverness area. We are fundraising, planning and looking for a suitable home to resettle a family through the Home Office’s Community Sponsorship scheme. For more information about this project, please join us at Eden Court near the Faces of Kabul photo exhibition on Sunday 24 October from 2-4pm. Contact welcomeinhighland@gmail.com   for more information.

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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