OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE REPORT 2021

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE REPORT 2021

Dear Parishioners As a Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Banff I would like to present YEAR TO 31 MARCH 2021 – PARISH FINANCE REPORT by Bernard Henderson, Parish Accountant. The accounts show a deficit for the year of £37,313.39, due to the extensive work refurbishing the church building, restoring it to it’s original beauty, as well as installing a new sound system.  I’m sure the whole parish is very pleased with the results and thanks goes to…

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Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ Pentecost 2021

Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ Pentecost 2021

God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.[1] God’s creation is a great gift to all humanity, and humanity itself is an integral part of that creation. We are blessed by having the earth for our common home. It is a place of great beauty, teeming with life of all kinds, a world full of wonderful resources which enable us not only to live but to enhance our way of life. In nature, God’s glory…

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MAY ROSARY MISSION

MAY ROSARY MISSION

MAY ROSARY MISSION All of the dioceses throughout the UK are being invited to participate in praying the Rosary for the following special intentions: Protecting our families and the family of nations, especially in this Year of St. Joseph. A deepening of faith, hope and love and the protection of life. Peace in the world. Deliverance from Coronavirus; for those working for a cure; for those who have died; for those who are suffering and those who care for them.  …

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EASTER

EASTER

“I arose and now I am still with you,” says Jesus to each of us. My hand upholds you. Wherever you may fall, you will always fall into my hands. I am present even at the door of death. Where no one can accompany you further, and where you can bring nothing, even there I am waiting for you, and for you I will change darkness into light. POPE BENEDICT XVI – 7 April 2007 HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL

CHURCH REOPENING

CHURCH REOPENING

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL is reopening for public worship on Friday 26 March. Church capacity is for 8 households (max. 5 from one household). For booking space(s) for Sunday Mass and Holy Triduum please contact Parish Office by phone – 01261 815405 or Facebook Parish Group – Parish Priest.

LENT 2021

LENT 2021

This year, within these uncertain times, we can exercise our Lenten devotions on-line (all informations below in the links) Ash Wednesday Liturgy for Celebration at Home 2021 Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse – Prayers at home Station Masses Stations of the Cross Lent Calendar 2021

MARY’S MEALS

MARY’S MEALS

In recent weeks you may have heard something of the grave news from Tigray in northern Ethiopia. An armed conflict between the federal and regional governments has escalated into a shocking humanitarian crisis. We are hearing harrowing reports of tens of thousands of families displaced from their homes and that as many as 4.5 million people are without access to basic food, medical and sanitary supplies across the region! We have been working in Tigray for many years where our…

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STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE

STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS CONFERENCE

Following the First Minister’s statement that all places of worship will close until Monday 1 February 2021, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have issued the following statement: “Recognising the dangers posed by the new faster-spreading variant of COVID-19, we note the Scottish Government’s decision to close all places of worship.  The Scottish Government believes that such measures are necessary to curtail the spread of this new strain during the roll-out of the vaccine. We appreciate the difficult choices facing the Scottish Government…

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Bishop Nolan’s Day of Peace Letter Sunday 3rd January 2021 – Justice & Peace Scotland

Bishop Nolan’s Day of Peace Letter Sunday 3rd January 2021 – Justice & Peace Scotland

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,   If slogans could change the world then the world would indeed be a better place.   In the midst of the covid pandemic we heard the slogan: Build Back Better. Expressing the desire that, when we come out of this, we don’t want to go back to the way things used to be, but we want to make the world a better place. Many charitable organisations prefer the slogan: a Just and Green Recovery….

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