Weekly Bulletin

First Friday adoration: On Friday 2nd October we will be restarting the one hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Fridays of the Month.

Eucharistic Ministers: Th commission of a Eucharistic Minister covers a period of 5 years. As many of our Eucharistic Ministers have exceeded this period they will need to re-apply. Forms are available from Fr Patrick.

Eucharistic Ministers who take Holy Communion to sick parishioners are required to have a PVG certificate. 

PVG certificates: All who need to undergo a PVG check so as to obtain a PVG certificate (e.g. volunteers who interact with children, youth or vulnerable adults) are asked to contact: Avril McKie who has generously taken on this important task on behalf of the parish.

Summer issue of the Light of the North https://bit.ly/Lightofthenorthsummerissue-2022   Of particular interest for our parishioners: Pages 13 and 14: our Youth group at Tomintoul: Pages 16 and 17 our youth and their NET experience;

Catholic Teacher’s CertificateThis course is available for post-graduate students and teachers in schools. Courses will be delivered on the following dates at The University of Aberdeen. Friday 9th September 2022 1-5pm / Friday 7th October 2022 1-5pm / Friday 13th January 2023 1-5pm / Friday 17th February 2023 1-5pm.  Further information available from Fr Stephen Reilly telephone: 0141 330 3038
email: Stephen.Reilly@glasgow.ac.uk

Retrouvaille: A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 13 – 16 October 2022 or a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 24 – 26 February 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443 or email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Scotland On the Restoration of the Mass Obligation in the Dioceses of Scotland

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The obligation for Catholics to celebrate Sunday as a Holy Day by gathering together for Mass will be restored from the First Sunday in Lent, Sunday 6th March.

Given the easing of restrictions in every other walk of life, the Church looks forward to welcoming Catholics back to Holy Mass. As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick and their carers or to those aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus. May the continuing recovery of our country bring new hope to us all especially those who are ill, those who mourn loved ones, those who are apprehensive and those who have sustained us in so many ways throughout the Pandemic.

We, the Bishops of Scotland, take this opportunity to thank our clergy and our parish volunteers for all their efforts. May our Lenten journey this year lead us to a renewed appreciation of our Catholic faith, of the celebration of the Eucharist and of the presence of the Risen Christ who is always at our side.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert
President
Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

For Catholic news from all parts of the world I recommend the Vatican News Website: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/

Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021   

https://acnuk.org/our-campaigns/religious-freedom-in-the-world-report-2021/

ACN’s The Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021 found that violations of religious freedom occur in almost one third of the world’s countries (62 out of 196), many of them the most populous nations such as China, India and Pakistan. It has also found that, over the past two years, oppression against vulnerable faith communities has increased in all but one of the 26 countries listed.

Links to some online retreats:

Online Retreat in Everyday Life (creighton.edu)

About the Retreats | Loyola Press

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Some other Bishop Barron video clips:

The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist // Bishop Barron at 2020 Religious Education Congress – YouTube

Bishop Barron on Not Dumbing Down the Faith: Answers to Young People’s Pressing Religious Questions – YouTube

You Must Rethink Your Spiritual Life — Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon – YouTube

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Various websites that you might find helpful:

  • For parishioners who are seeking to deepen their spiritual life I invite you to check out the following Jesuit website:

https://www.ignatianspirituality.com

Online Masses

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Diocesan Priesthood: thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2021?  The RC Church in Scotland is now inviting enquiries from those considering applying for seminary.  For more information please contact: Fr. Mark Impson, Vocations Director, on 01569 762433 or by email at mark.impson@rcda.scot 

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The following is a link that can be used to check for live-streamed Masses in Scotland,

https://rcpolitics.org/list-of-live-streaming-sunday-masses/

For world-wide daily catholic Holy Mass live online: mass-online.org

Daily Mass Online