Weekly Bulletin notices

RECONCILIATION / CONFESSION:  Available before Mass; or anytime after Mass, and by appointment // At St Mary’s Cathedral: Tuesdays: 6pm;   Saturdays: 10.30am & 6pm


GOOD FRIDAY is a day of FASTING and ABSTINENCE                                                        

Fasting and Abstinence:  Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting means partaking of only one full meal.                                                                          Some food (not equal to a second full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday or in the evening—depending on when a person chooses to eat the main or full meal.

Abstinence means not eating meat, (This does not include food made of eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat.)                                                                                                Some people are excused from fasting and/or abstinence because of sickness or other reasons.

SCIAF WEE BOXES. Please start returning your SCIAF Wee Boxes so the money can be sent to SCIAF  This year the UK government is matching all donations made before 8th May. Every £1 donated will be doubled by the UK government.

CONFIRMATION: “The next Confirmation in the Parish is planned for Sunday 26th May 2019 .  Would parents who wish their daughters and/or sons to be confirmed in May 2019 please add their names to the list in the Hall as soon as possible.  All Confirmation candidates must be in P7 (or older classes in an Academy) in February 2019  If you have any questions please contact Joe McCann”.

Families that pray together stay together!    The whole family is invited for an afternoon gathering led by the Dominican Sisters which will inspire and empower you to pray as a family. It will take place 1:00-3:30pm at St. Francis Church, Mannofield, AB15 7PR. To register, email ogilvie@rcda.scot

The 2018 Pluscarden Pentecost Lectures A series of public lectures to be given at Pluscarden Abbey Elgin 22nd – 24th May 2018    These four lectures will explore aspects of the uniqueness of Hebrews, concentrating upon what the Letter has to teach the Church today rather than on historical questions. Biblical studies and theology have suffered from a long estrangement, and typological readings dismissed as old-fashioned and even “supersessionist”. I hope to show that Hebrews offers Christians a very positive way of reading the Old Testament in the light of Christ, and some exciting ways of understanding Christ in the light of the Old Testament.          1. Tuesday 22nd May at 3.00 pm Potato Stamps: Reading the Old Testament in the Light of Christ      /     2. Wednesday 23rd May at 10.30 am Jesus is Joshua: What’s in a Name?    /    3. Wednesday 23rd May at 3.00 pm Passing through the Veil: Christ the High Priest and the Day of Atonement  /  4. Thursday 24th May at 10.30 am Robed in Flesh, Our Great High Priest

There is no charge for these lectures and all are welcome to attend. To register for the talks, make further enquiries, or book accommodation, please write to: Pentecost Lectures, Pluscarden Abbey, ELGIN, Moray IV30 8UA enclosing a SAE; fax 01343 890258; or email guestmaster@pluscardenabbey.org

Holy Days of Obligation 2018: Thurs 10th May Ascension Day; Fri 29th June St Peter & St Paul; Wed 15th Aug Feast of the Assumption; Thurs 1st Nov Feast of All Saints.