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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Child And Adult Protection In The Catholic Church In Scotland

Child And Adult Protection In The Catholic Church In Scotland

Request to abuse survivors for help with an independent review of Safeguarding arrangements within the R C Diocese of Aberdeen. Introduction: The Social Care Institute for Excellence/ Children in Scotland (SCIE/CiS) is currently undertaking an audit of the Safeguarding arrangements with the Diocese of Aberdeen and the Diocese of Motherwell. They bring significant experience of conducting safeguarding audits in English Diocesan context and adult as well as children safeguarding in England and CiS bring significant expertise in child protection in…

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CHRISTMAS 2020 MASSES

CHRISTMAS 2020 MASSES

CHRISTMAS ARRAGNEMENTS   VIGIL MASS, Thursday 24 Dec 2020: 22.00 Mass in English 24.00 Mass in Polish   CHRISTMAS DAY, Friday 25 Dec 2020 09.00 Mass in Polish 10.30 Mass in English 13.00 Mass in Polish   ST STEPHEN – FEAST, Saturday 26 Dec 2020 09.00 Mass in Polish 10.30 Mass in English 13.00 Mass in Polish 18.00 Vigil Mass (Holy Family Feast)   HOLY FAMILY FEAST, Sunday 27 Dec 2020 09.00 Mass in Polish 10.30 Mass in English 13.00…

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PASTORAL LETTER FOR ADVENT

PASTORAL LETTER FOR ADVENT

Pastoral Letter for 1st Sunday of Advent, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace be with you! As Advent begins I want to greet you, to send you my blessing as we all begin a new liturgical year and to wish you, in anticipation, a joyful Christmas. I also want to thank you for all the encouragement and support you have given the clergy and myself throughout this difficult time, especially by your fidelity to our Catholic faith, by…

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MARY’S MEAL

MARY’S MEAL

At Mary’s Meals we are inspired by the courageous ‘yes’ of Mary. Her total Trust in God in the face of numerous challenges gave the World the most precious gift of all –Jesus. Throughout this year of many challenges we have continued to say yes, with the help of our generous supporters, to feeding children their daily meal in a place of education even when obstacles arose. Now we are delighted to share with you a new opportunity to say…

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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE REPORT 2020

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE REPORT 2020

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FINANCE REPORT 2020 Dear Parishioners As a Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Banff I would like to present YEAR TO SEPTEMBER 2020 – PARISH FINANCE REPORT. This period covers exactly one year from my arrival to the Parish. This table shows Parish incomes and expenses: RECEIPTS: 1 Offertory Collections – these are amounts collected at Masses. NO COLLECTIONS DURING LOCKDOWN – NO INCOME 2 Standing Orders & direct bank credits – some…

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