CHRIST THE KING CHURCH – BRORA
WEEK 3 OF ORDINARY TIME 24th January 2021
Parish Priest Rev Derick McCulloch 01408 621388
Deacon Kenneth 01862810900
Monsignor Basil Loftus (Rtd) 01431821360
TIMES OF MASSES IN BRORA
CHURCH CLOSED UNTIL MID FEBRUARY
Funerals are permitted with a maximum of 20 attending
WE TAKE GREAT CARE OVER YOUR SAFETY AND WE HAVE ENDEAVOURED TO MAKE AVAILABLE SEATING FOR ALL OUR REGULAR PARISHIONERS.. IT IS SAFE AS ANYWHERE THESE DAYS.
THERE IS HOWEVER ONE AREA THAT IS OF CONCERN - THAT OF FINANCE. IF YOU ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PARISH WHEN YOU COME AND BY CASH DONATION: IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN THE CHURCH. INSURANCE, FOOD BILLS, MONTHLY COUNCIL TAX ALONE IS MORE THAT A WHOLE SUNDAY'S COLLECTION.
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO THE PARISH BY STANDING ORDER. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BANK DETAILS. MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO ALREADY DO SO. IF YOU ARE A TAX PAYER YOU CAN GIFT AID TO THE PARISH AT NO COST TO YOURSELF.
If you are not a regular attender at this parish you are required to phone in advance to book a seat. Availability is limited.
You will have to wait outside untill shown to a seat. Numbers are restricted so come early.
You must observe the current social distancing of 2 metres and come to communion one by one.
The toilets should only be used n an emergency.
Face Masks will have to be worn at all times
There is no singing. Fr Derick
The Parish appeal to raise funds for repairs and maintenance to the Church and Presbytery has now reached our £20,000 target. Thank you to those who have answered our Appeal. The Appeal is still open for further donations.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SICK IN YOUR PRAYERS
Jacqui Aris-Finch, Louise Port, Calum O’Boyle, Sheila Anderson, Sylvia Marlow, Robert Prendergast, Terry Giulian, Bernadette Christian, Anthony Seed, Fiona Lamond, Emelia McKeever, Norma Lothian, Hugh McBride.
The monthly Gift Aid amount paid directly to the parish account is £350. At the moment because the church is closed this is our only Offertory Income. I was asked to prepare an interim budget for this present lock-down crisis. The shortfall between now and June is of the order of several thousand pounds. If you are a taxpayer please consider giving your Mass Offering by Gift Aid and if possible by direct payment into the Parish account (most people do this monthly), as the parish greatly benefits from the tax repaid. Thank you to those who Gift Aid. Forms are available from Christine Port who is the Gift Aid coordinator.
READERS & MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Ministry of Welcome
To participate in this, it is required to fill in an application and return it to me after you have watched a designated video available online.
Any visitor must contact Fr Derick in advance to make a reservation either by telephone or email for EACH visit.
When you arrive at the church you must ensure that your names are recorded. This is for contact tracing purposes.
You must sanitise any surfaces of handles you touch and leave by a separate exit as directed.
Please follow guidance for going to communion.
The parish has a website. www.christthekingbrora.org
The parish address is Christ the King, Gower Street, BRORA, KW9 6PU
Please pray for our Seminarians: Christopher Doig, Malachy Eze and Aiden Matheson.