Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday December 22nd. 2013
Christmas confessions today Fr Roddy MacAulay will hear confessions this afternoon at the following times: Spean Bridge: 2 p.m. to 2.30p.m. Roy Bridge: 3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Please made use of this opportunity of a visiting confessor. Feast Days of the week Thursday 26th—St. Stephen, the first martyr        Friday 27th—St. John the Apostle        Saturday 29th—the Holy Innocence New Year Masses, Wednesday, January 1st. Spean Bridge 10 a.m. Roy Bridge 11.30 a.m.
his was a beautifully performed play by the children. As always, their singing was superb, and with their gift of self-expression and acting, it was a truly wonderful Nativity play—with a difference! The play starts off with the inn keeper and his wife in bed, and their sleep is interrupted by a succession of travellers at the door of the Inn, wanting accommodation. First, Mary and Joseph arrive, tired and desperate for a place for the baby to be born, and they are shown  a stable at the end  of the inn; then the shepherds also come looking to join in a party for the Messiah, and then the three wise men arrive with their gifts. The innkeeper and his wife finally invite them all into the inn, including Mary and Joseph and the baby, where they have a great party to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah,  the King of kings.
It was a very moving and emotional play with lots of happy and funny moments, and  so well acted. The costumes were very beautiful, and brought so much colour to the  Christmas play. At the end, the children came to the crib for the traditional blessing of the Crib where they sang Away in a manger. Finally, they sang a happy Christmas and New Year to all the people. Congratulations to the two teachers Miss Nesbitt and Miss Reed, and to the children for all their hard work, and a sincere thank you was given to the parents for helping with the costumes, The play was performed before a large audience in the hall on Monday evening, and was given a rapturous reception. Spean Bridge children also produced an excellent play. More about that in next week's Bulletin.
Roy Bridge School Nativity play — The Party