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Sunday February 9th. 2014                                                                                          Charity registration No. SC 002876

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We remember in our prayers this weekend those whose anniversaries occur about this time :
Mary Campbell, sister of Donald Campbell, for whom  the Saturday Vigil Mass will be said mass

Jim Keenan,   for whom the 11.30 a.m will be said today for his first anniversary.

Hugh MacDonald, Druimdonich, for whom Mass will be said on Monday

Angus MacDonald, for whom Mass will be said on Tuesday

Eternal rest grant unto them,. O Lord…..

As we watch TV and see the plight of the poor people of Somerset Levels,  Cornwall and Devon, we really have nothing to complain about in the Highlands as there are plenty of burns to channel the excess rain water into the rivers. United with them in their sufferings, let us add our prayers to theirs for a change in their weather: nor more rain and gales, to allow the ground to dry up and get back to normal

We all remember this winter two years ago. Yet we managed to keep warm at Mass!

Not only did we have several feet of snow, but – 18 degrees of frost some days! We still managed to keep cosy and warm in our churches because of the 100 Club which helped to pay for all the oil we had to use for our heating and also to prevent burst pipes.

Thankfully,  we have had a very mild winter so far — no frost and no snow, except on the mountains which is ideal for skiers and tourists. However, we still need the support of our 100 Club members to ensure that during this very wet winter our churches are kept warm and free from damp.

Ishbel Campbell looks forward to receiving your membership subscription whenever it is convenient to you.

More than half the memberships have been renewed already. Many thanks for your kindness and co-operation

This year Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is on March 5th and Easter Sunday on April 20th.

Pope Francis is already preparing his daily audiences for Lent by his talks and asking them to be generous to the poor until it hurts, and in this way we will find ourselves closer to Christ who had a great love for the poor.

North  meets South, Friday, February 21st.

St. Augustine School’s famous Swing Band makes its annual visit to Roy Bridge to renew its acquaintance with Peter Rose, a former principal music teacher at the school.  Deirdre Beck’s music group will also take an important part in the concert displaying their skills of toe-tapping highland music. Entrance is free, and any money raised during the evening will go to Mary's Meals.  

If you remember the swing bands of past years, you will really enjoy this evening, for the youths are highly professional instrumentalists  

There will be more information in next week's Bulletin. Watch this space!