Friday 3rd July 2020
Feast of Saint Thomas
13th Week of the Year - A
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Fr Maximilian Nwosu, CCE
Fr James Anyaegbu, CCE
From Father Maximilian Nwosu
As we all may already be aware that the Phase 3 of re-opening of the Church for communal worship may be on the 23rd July. If the Scottish Bishops contest the date (23rd July) against the date (9th July) for re-opening of the pubs, restaurants and cinemas the places of worship may open before 23rd July.
Whichever date for the places of worship to be opened for communal worship, we need to get the churches ready with all the precautionary measures.
We seriously need volunteers in order to be ready for the re-opening of our churches.
The Churches would to be cleaned with disinfectants and cleaning fluids after every communal worship and we need to have volunteers who will help for the cleaning of our churches.
Dear Friends, the opening of our churches for the celebration of mass is dependent on having volunteers.
We plead with you to consider filling the volunteer form in this link. and email it back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary's Beauly is open for Private Prayers.
Our Lady and St Bean Marydale, Cannich will be opened for Private Prayers on Sundays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm and on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00pm.
We thank those who volunteer to open and close the church for the private prayers at Marydale.
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 regular Standing Order:
Please contact these persons as you make a consideration to help:
St Mary's Beauly
Our Lady & St Bean, Marydale, Cannich: Peter Macdonald
St Mary's Eskadale: Jessie Matheson
St Martin's Ullapool & St Maelrubha's Poolewe & Lochinver;
St Peter & St Benedict Fort Augustus:
Donations in an envelope, put through the box in the church.
During this period, we can make most of the benefactions and donations to the parish running/first account.
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.
Thank you for your consideration and 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.
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We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.
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