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

INSTALLATION MASS

INSTALLATION MASS

INSTALLATION MASS   On Saturday 3rd of November 2019 at Vigil Mass at 6.00 p.m. Bishop of Aberdeen Hugh Gilbert OSB made Installation of new Parish Priest. Fr Piotr Rytel was officially presented to the Parishioners as a new Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Banff.                

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Next weekend, at His Holiness Pope Francis’ invitation, Catholics in parishes all over the world will be asked to contribute to a special collection for the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—his official charity for overseas mission—during World Mission Sunday. For October this year, the Pope has asked us to place an extraordinary focus on mission, so Missio Scotland—the Scottish branch of the PMS—is following the Holy Father’s lead by showcasing some our extraordinary missionaries and the extraordinary work…

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