Weekend Collection: £455 Very many thanks for your generosity.
There will be teas and coffees after Sunday Mass, please come and join us.
The October issue of Day by Day is available in the porch at £1.00.
Light of the North – The Summer issue is now available in the foyer; please take one. There are articles on the Diocesan pilgrimage to Pluscarden (p. 4), and the recent Annual Mass at Scalan Seminary (p. 9), Remember that all donations to LOTN go to the parish!
The SVP are looking for two more people to join them in their work with those in need. Please speak to Peter Kelly who can normally be found beside the SVP collection box after Mass on Sundays if you are interested in hearing more about their work.
Last year the SVP donated money for the Foodbank and David Atkinson took a group of young people to shop for the goods. This will be repeated this year so young people who wish to help should contact David or Fr John.
Wanted! Boys and girls to train as Altar Servers. The only requirement is that they must have made their First Holy Communion so it would be good to have children in Primary or Secondary school. Please speak to Fr John, Trish or Sheila in the Sacristy for more details. You will be most welcome.
Piety Stall – Thank you to Catherine Hudson-Story who has offered to take this on. Existing resources need to be checked and more ordered in good time for Christmas so we are looking for someone who would help Catherine. Please let Fr John or a member of the sacristy team know if you can help.
Rotas for cleaning downstairs – are now available – please collect yours from the sacristy. Thank you very much for your help. New cleaners would be welcome to help share the load.
Vacancy: Head Teacher of St. Joseph’s RC Primary School, Inverness – this post is being re-advertised on myjobscotland from around 25th September, for two weeks. If you would like further information, or if you know of anyone with the appropriate qualifications and experience who might be interested, please do contact the myjobscotland website in due course, or speak to Fr. Domenico.
Extraordinary Missionary Month, October 2019 – Pope Francis is instituting an Extraordinary Missionary
Month in October. The theme that the Holy Father has chosen is as follows: “Baptized and Sent: The Church of
Christ on Mission in the World”. There are four dimensions, specified by the Pope, to live more intensely
the journey of preparation for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019:
1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and communal prayer;
2. Testimony: missionary saints, martyrs and confessors of the faith, as an expression of the Church scattered throughout the world;
3. Missionary formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological;
4. Missionary charity.
St Thomas’ Keith Thursday 17 October
Anniversary of Canonisation of St John Ogilvie: please join the Parish to celebrate this great day in our calendar, at the Diocesan Shrine of the Birthplace of St John Ogilvie. Bishop Hugh will celebrate Holy Mass at 6.30pm, and there will be refreshments in the hall afterwards. All welcome.
Retreat for Busy Women: 25-27 October 2019 –
Women are busy people! With many demands made on their time and resources, women need an opportunity to
step aside and recharge their spiritual, emotional, and physical strength from time to time. The Ogilvie Centre is
happy to offer a yearly retreat for Women at the beautiful an luxurious Kilcoy Castle on the Muir of Ord,
near Inverness. For registration, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.