Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday November 17th. 2013
In hospital: We remember  in  our prayers at Mass this weekend Ann MacKintosh who has been in Raigmore for almost a fortnight. We pray that there will be an improvement in her health and that she will soon be back home. Anniversaries: Lily Cameron and Mary Ann Cameron, for whom Mass will be said during the week. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
Next Sunday is the feast of Christ the King, and the end of the Church's liturgical year. The liturgical year follows the story of our salvation from the longing and waiting of the people of Israel for the coming of the Messiah to the birth of Our Saviour in Bethlehem, foretold by the prophets,  his life death, resurrection, ascension into heaven, and the birth of the Church on Pentecost morning and its continuing history. As we look back on the Church's liturgical year, we realise that it has been a tremendous source of grace and assurance for us when we reflect on all that Our Lord did and suffered for us, and the wonderful treasure he has left us of the Church where we can find him in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. I am with you all days, even until the end of time. This liturgical year, we followed the Gospel of St Luke on Sundays, and next year we begin the new cycle with the Gospel of St. Matthew.
An Appeal Letter from SCIAF November 13, 2013 Dear Father  Wynne and Parishioners. As I'm sure you will have seen on the news, the people of the Philippines have been struck by a series of catastrophic storms. Over 9.5 million people have been affected by the disaster,  thousands are feared dead and more than 600,000 people have lost their homes. These numbers are increasing day by day. Recently you responded with great generosity to our emergency appeal for Syrian Refugees by sending us a cheque for £561, and I know that you have other diocesan collections at this time of the year, but I am sure that you and your parishioners would want to know that we have just launched a Philippines Typhoon Appeal. We are working with our Caritas partners in the region to get help to those who need it most. Caritas Philippines and Catholic Relief Services have already reached many of the worst affected areas and are providing vital supplies of food, safe drinking water, medicines and shelter. I have included a short prayer for the people of the Philippines and would be very grateful if you could encourage people in your parish to pray for those affected by this terrible disaster. God of mercy, We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines May your love bring shelter To those who have lost their homes Provide for those who are hungry and thirsty Comfort those who have lost loved ones And give hope to those in despair Amen Thanking you, and God bless you, Rachel Lamb Parish Officer for SCIAF