Opening of Churches for public mass. Some of our churches will be open for mass. Can I stress that there is no obligation at the moment to go to Sunday Mass. We are restricted to numbers of 50.
Mass times: St. Mary’s,Saturday the 5th of September 6pm, Sunday 6th 11,15am, Wednesday the 9th of September 10.15am, Friday the 11th 10.15am, Saturday the 12th Vigil 6pm, Sunday the 13th 11.15am.
St. John’s Caol, Sunday the 6th 10am, Tuesday 8th Sep 10am, Thursday the 10th 10am. Sunday 13th 10am
The Churches will only be open at the time for mass, and there will be no opportunities for private prayer, due to keeping the churches sanitised, and ready for the next public mass
Church Opening, Government Guidelines: 1) Please wear a face covering, 2) Sanitise hands. 3) Sign in with name and seat no 4) Please wait and be directed to your seat which may not be the normal seat, 5) Remain in seat throughout mass. 6) At end you will be accompanied by a helper to the exit, keeping social distancing at all times. Mass will have a few changes, most which were in place before the lock-down. No sign of peace, No, hymn books or missals given out, but you can bring your own missals, No singing, Only communion under one kind, No Holy Water fonts. No private lighting of candles
Arriving early for Mass To enable us to comply with the regulations, and to keep us all safe. Could you please arrive earlier for mass as this will help us in seating everyone on time
Parish Finances in the Lockdown Crisis: Many thanks to all those who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference. Please could you continue to do this. Standing Order forms will be sent out to those who requested them very soon.
Organ Recital There will be an organ recital by Kevin Cameron Sunday evening the 6th of September at 7pm, in St. John’s Caol. This will be live streamed on our Friends of St. Mary’s Facebook site.
Kevin’s organ recital will be followed by Compline at 8.30pm.
John Joseph MacInnes, Jimmy Mackinnon, Peter Macdonald, Peggy Macaskill, Agnes Currie, Bella Macpherson, Colin Clark, Thomas Shaw, Cathie Wood.
It is with great joy that we welcome our only seminarian for the diocese, Philip Bua. Philip is going into his third year of studies, and with the help of God will be ordained to Diaconate next year.
Visiting the sick and the Housebound
Those requiring a visit from a priest please let us know and we can visit you in your homes with the sacraments.
Many congratulations to Rosemary and Duncan MacPhee on the arrival of their new grandson. Murray born in Dundee on Friday. May he bring joy and life to his family and friends.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
MY JESUS I BELIEVE YOU ARE PRESENT IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT.
I LOVE YOU ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND I DESIRE TO RECEIVE YOU INTO MY SOUL.
SINCE I CANNOT AT THIS MOMENT RECEIVE YOU SACRAMENTALLY
COME AT LEAST SPIRITUALLY INTO MY HEART.
I EMBRACE YOU AS IF YOU WERE ALREADY THERE AND UNITE MYSELF WHOLLY TO YOU.
NEVER PERMIT ME TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOU. Amen