CHURCH REFURBISHMENT

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT

Here we are… Our church refurbishment starts now. What we will do? Just only few things: 1. Church and sacristy crack fixing and redecoration. 2. New sound system with 4 speakers in the main body, 1 in vestibule and 1 in small chapel. 3. New lights: 2 chandeliers and 6 wall lights. We hope finish our work end of June. TEMPORARY CHAPEL IN PARISH HOUSE

EASTER MESSAGE

EASTER MESSAGE

Dear Parishioners This year’s celebration of Easter was different than usual. No one could imagine what we are experiencing now. When Lent season started, we didn’t think that our churches, places of worship would be closed, that no one can pray, that no liturgy can be celebrated. For many of us this situation is difficult, sad and we are heartbroken. Before Easter we had time of Lent as a season of our preparation for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. On…

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HOLY WEEK 2020

HOLY WEEK 2020

HOLY WEEK 2020 Dear Parishioners In this difficult time may this Devotional for Families proposal help you in good spiritual experiencing of the Holy Week   PALM SUNDAY – 5th April 2020 If it is possible – make your own Palm. Read the Entrance to the Jerusalem and Passion of The Lord – Mt 21:1-54 (if it is possible read for voices – Jesus, narrator, individual voices, the crowd) Make an Act of Spiritual Communion – “My Jesus, I believe…

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PASTORAL LETTER AND STATEMENT OF THE SCOTTISH BISHOPS RE. COVID-19 VIRUS

PASTORAL LETTER AND STATEMENT OF THE SCOTTISH BISHOPS RE. COVID-19 VIRUS

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In this time of trial we, the Bishops of Scotland, wish to send you a word of reassurance and encouragement. We are all facing much uncertainty, anxiety and an unpredictable future. This situation touches on every aspect of our lives, individually and collectively. Sacred Scripture calls us repeatedly not to fear and to look to the help that comes to us from above. We are called to support one another in every way we…

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PARISH LETTER – 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BUILDING PARISH CHURCH

PARISH LETTER – 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BUILDING PARISH CHURCH

Dear Parishioners   Time has flown even though it’s been several months since my arrival in Banff. I wish at the outset to thank all of you for your kind reception in the parish. Your warmth, your good work, support and commitment to parish life has been wonderful to feel and to witness. We all do what we can as a community, a parish and at church. And we all have individual gifts that we bring, to make what we…

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KOLĘDA – HOUSE BLESSING

KOLĘDA – HOUSE BLESSING

House blessing. If you want your house to be blessed please contact Ks Piotr Rytel – call 01261815405. Trwa Kolęda – wizyta duszpasterska księdza, w czasie której ksiądz modli się o Boże błogosławieństwo dla całej rodziny w Nowym Roku i święci mieszkanie. Jest to też okazja by lepiej poznać siebie nawzajem. Osoby, które chcą przyjąć Kolędę prosimy o kontakt z  Ks Piotr Rytel lub telefonicznie 01261 815405. Kolęda potrwa do końca miesiąca.  

EPIPHANY

EPIPHANY

Epiphany (also known as Twelfth Night, Theophany, or Three Kings Day) marks the occasion of a timehonoured Christian tradition of “chalking the doors.” The formula for the ritual — adapted for 2020 — is simple: take chalk and write the following above the entrance of your home: 20 + C + M + B + 20. The letters have two meanings. First, they represent the initials of the Magi — Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar — who came to visit Jesus…

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CHRISTMAS WISHES

CHRISTMAS WISHES

And yet he was born. And yet he came to save the world. In a shabby stable. In distant land. Defenseless and all-powerful. Baby – God. There was no place for him. The war and the vast sky around. The buzz and crowds of everyday matters. And yet he came to save the world. Merry Christmas and just happy moments in the New 2020 Year Fr. Piotr Rytel