Sunday January 20th. 2013 Charity registration No. SC002876   Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Main Menu Faith for the Future In a recent Bulletin, I suggested that, since Pope Benedict has declared this year as a Year of Faith, some of our parishioners might wish to  accept the challenge to put time aside this year for  prayer and study. There is a copy of the new Illustrated Catechism  published by the Redemptorist Publications for parishioners to examine, and I am certain it would be a very useful aid to any Catholic, or any other person,who wishes to increase their knowledge of the Catholic Faith.  It is entitled Faith for the Futureand costs £12. It is beautifully illustrated in colour, and is divided into four parts: Part 1: Faith of the Church. Part 2: Celebrating the presence of Christ. Part 3: Life in Christ. and Part 4: Prayer There is also a very useful supplement of The Church in History, The Church at Prayer and The Law of the Church. It would certainly make interesting and easy reading. The articles are well written, explains the faith in a very attractive way, and is accompanied by beautiful photographs to help illustrate the various chapters.   Perhaps, you know someone for whom the book would make an excellent and useful present. If you wish a copy, please add your name to the list. There may be a slight delay before the books arrive as there has been such a demand on them. The Bible It would be such a shame if we are not to make a special effort during the remainder of this Year of Faith to try to grow closer to God and make our faith the very centre of our lives. One of the most important ways of developing our faith is to become more familiar with the bible.  Do you have a bible at home?  Do you ever read it?  Remember, the bible is the inspired word of God, and millions of people down the centuries have increased their faith and love of God through daily reading of the bible. There are some lovely stories in the Old Testament to encourage you to start; reading the Gospels also gives you a deeper and more intimate knowledge of Our Lord’s life and his immense personal love for each of us. If you do not have a family bible, we can certainly order one for you through the church stall. Anniversary We remember in our prayers James Toal whose anniversary is at this time and for whom mass was said at St. Joseph's last Tuesday morning. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Home from Hospital Marie-Clare Russell is back home from Raigmore after a successful knee-joint replacement operation. She is looking very well and pleased to have it all over.  Physio exercises are so important now, but she will notice an improvement every day.  Preparing the Hall on Friday evening for the Burns Supper If you would like to help prepare the hall for the Burns Supper, please come along at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, and your help will be gratefully appreciated. Serving the haggis, tatties and neeps We will also need lots of help to ensure that all the tables are served as quickly as possible. Our record so far has been 11 minutes! We do hope there will be a great turnout for the Burns Supper, for the result is very important and adds greatly to the parish funds. There are still tickets available from committee members and at the Chapel House