Weekend Collection: £664. SCIAF £15.42. Very many thanks for your generosity.
The August copy of Day by Day is available at £1.00 at the top of the church steps.
SVDP would welcome any contributions you would like to make so that they can continue to help those in need especially at this difficult time. This can be done by paying directly into their bank account – details as follows: A/c No: 00254943; Sort Code: 83-23-10; Name of A/c: SSVP AB02010. Many thanks for your help.
Roger and Liz Gregory will bring the statue of our Lady as the Mother of the Hidden and Mystical Wounds at the morning Mass on Monday 3 August as they journey through Scotland.
The Piety Stall is now closed while the church remains locked. However, the order for Christmas cards needs to be in during August. Catherine has a catalogue which you can look at and order your cards directly with Catherine. Due to the uncertainty of the Church being open again by Christmas, only items which have been specifically ordered will be available.
During the current situation you will have noticed that the weekly Catholic newspapers have not been published. However we have received notification from the Catholic Herald that they will be changing from a weekly to monthly publication. The cost of the monthly edition will now be £8.00.
Gift Aid Offertory boxes for 2020-21 are still available for those who kindly 'gift aid' for St Ninian's. These are situated in a box at the top of the church steps, so please collect yours if you have not already done so. 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.