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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Statement to the Parish on Safeguarding

Statement to the Parish on Safeguarding

R C DIOCESE of  ABERDEEN   Statement to the Parish on Safeguarding     The Bishops of Scotland have made the following commitment to Safeguarding:   All components of the Catholic Church in Scotland, especially those in positions of leadership and responsibility, value the lives, wholeness, safety and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.   We seek to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationships with people of all ages who are involved in whatever…

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WE ARE OPEN NOW

WE ARE OPEN NOW

Dear Parishioners We are shortly able to be present physically at OLMC, following its restoration following major works, and the Covid-19 lockdown. Unfortunately, due to Health and Safety regulations, only 8 pews are available per mass. Each pew can be used by one person or up to 5 persons from one household. If you want attend mass, please register by phone 01261 815405 before each Friday every week. It is essential that we follow the safety measures set out in…

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Reopening the church for Masses

Reopening the church for Masses

Dear Parishioners   We are planning to reopen the church for Masses on 1 August 2020.   Before this happen we need to finish church renovation. Church painting is finished now. We are waiting for new lights. They will be ready for collection from Poland on Thursday 16 July 2020 (shipping arrangements are in progres). After lights and new sound system installation our church will need to have deep cleaning. Due to government regulations regarding COVID-19, to be able to…

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OPEN CHURCHES FOR PRAYER

OPEN CHURCHES FOR PRAYER

Dear Parishioners Churches in Scotland now are open for private prayer. Unfortunately, our church – Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Banff is still under renovation and can’t be open for private prayer. In those circumstances everyone who would like to pray in the church can visit our neighboring churches in Aberdeen, Elgin, Keith, Buckie and Fraserburgh: St Mary’s Cathedral:Mon – Fri: 10:00-13:00 & 19:00-21:00, Sat: 11:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00, Sun: 13:00-16:00 St Joseph’s, Aberdeen: Wed & Fri: 11:00-12:00, Sat: 19:00-20:00 St…

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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Dear Parishioners From Monday all churches in Scotland can be open for private prayer. Our church is still under renovation and can’t be open. Due to COVID-19 new lights and sound system installation is delayed. When all works will be finished and church will be cleaned and disinfected and ready to open – further notice will be given. Drodzy Parafianie Od poniedziałku wszystkie kościoły w Szkocji będą otwarte na prywatną modlitwę. Nasz kościół jest ciągle w remoncie i nie może…

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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