Thursday 3rd December 2020
St. Francis Xavier - Memorial
1st week of Advent - Year B
Get a better understanding of the Pope's latest encyclical Fratelli tutti, now on a Vatican dedicated website. A short summary plus Infographics are used to simply Pope Francis' message. Click on the button below to go there.
Daily live stream programme:
Fr Maximilian Nwosu, CCE
- celebrating the 9th anniversary of his priestly ordination (19th November).
Fr James Anyaegbu, CCE
Peace be with you and Greetings from St Mary's Beauly.
Hope we are all doing fine and keeping safe?
On this page is the Bulletin/Newsletter for the 1st Sunday/Week of Advent, Year B and the Christmas Mass Times. ADVENT is here so Christmas draws near.
INSTRUCTIONS ON MASS ATTENDANCE IN THE PARISHES:
Endeavour to register/book attendance online each week. The link for the mass register booking can be found on the parish website and in this email.
If you are unable to book online, there is a manual registration sheet at the back of the Church.
When you are coming to mass on Sunday, please make sure you have your face/nose & mouth mask on.
There must be no clustering nor chatting at the entrance and inside of the Church. Social distance must be observed.
Make use of the automatic gel dispenser as you enter the Church and when you leave the Church. The dispenser is sensor automated so only place your hand under the dispenser without touching the dispenser.
There is no congregational singing but one or two cantors can sing during the mass and are to be at a separate place in the Church.
God bless your tremendous generosity and unparalleled commitment to our wonderful parishes thus far. Some of us have been so wonderful towards our parishes. It costs you nothing extra to Gift Aid, but helps our parishes even more. If you would like to support the maintenance of our parishes especially, during this time of lockdown, here are some different ways that the parishes can be assisted:
A re-evaluation of your level of giving. If every parishioner at Mass gave an extra £5 (two coffees at Costa or Starbucks..), it would make an enormous difference to the future of the parish!!
A Bequest, or gift left in a will, is an increasingly popular way of remembering your parish. All benefactors are remembered at our Masses.
Please contact these persons as you make a consideration to help:
St Mary's Beauly: James Campbell
Our Lady & St Bean, Marydale, Cannich: Peter Macdonald
St Mary's Eskadale: Jessie Matheson
St Martin's Ullapool & St Maelrubha's Poolewe & Lochinver: Peter Jarosz, Irene MacDonald or Rosemary Baines
St Peter & St Benedict Fort Augustus:
Didi Findlay, Carmelita Aiston
During this period, we can make most of the benefactions and donations to the parish running/first account.
Thank you for your continuing generosity and support to our parishes, they are immensely appreciated. Thank you for your consideration as we do well to keep up the work of God.
Baptised and Sent : World Mission Day
Evangelii Gaudium >>>
Laudato Si' >>>
Laudato Si' - video >>>
Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love >>>
Gaudete et Exsultate - >>>
Fratelli tutti - dedicated website >>>
Pope’s December prayer intention: For a life of prayer
In a video message for his December prayer intention, Pope Francis speaks about the power of prayer to change reality and our hearts, and prays that, through a life of prayer, we may nourish our relationship with Jesus Christ.
The video above gives you a flavour of the journey Father Max or Father James take each week to celebrate Holy Mass with the Catholic communities on the West Coast of Scotland. This was filmed on one of their journeys from Beauly to Ullapool, a distance of 47 miles. (filmed 4 years ago)
R.C Diocese of Aberdeen, Scotland. A Registered Scottish Charity. No. SC005122