Weekly Bulletin

Latest Government restrictions:

The latest government Covid restrictions are that all are required to stay at home, except for essential shopping, exercise and essential work.

This will mean that places of worship will regrettably be closed, (with the exception of use for marriages and funerals for which the number of persons attending is limited)

These new restrictions will last until at least 1st February. There will be a review in two weeks’ time.

With the above in mind, until the situation changes, we will not be celebrating the Mass either in the church during the week or in the hall over the coming weekends.

We will also not be able to have the hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that is usually held on the First Friday of the month,

All are kindly asked to keep our parishioners and all the country in their prayers during this difficult time.

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Link to the Vatican News website:

News from the Vatican – News about the Church – Vatican News

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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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Bishop Hugh’s Christmas message for the diocese.  https://youtu.be/6gSwUWPME20 <https://youtu.be/6gSwUWPME20>

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The Bishops of Scotland have issued a Pastoral letter: “Light Shines in Darkness” (John 1:5) ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC      The whole text can be accessed  through the following link: Scottish Bishops’ Letter on the pandemic | The Immaculate Conception Pastoral Area (rcda.scot)

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Year of St Joseph: Pope Francis has dedicated the coming year to St Joseph. The following is the link to the Apostolic Letter for the occasion:

Apostolic Letter Patris Corde of the Holy Father Francis on the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church (8 December 2020) | Francis (vatican.va)

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The new online version of the Light of the North!

https://bit.ly/LOTN-Autumn-Issue-45-2020

Mass in our Diocese is being live-streamed from St Joseph’s church in Aberdeen.

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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