CHRIST THE KING CHURCH – BRORA
EASTER 3 26th April 2020
Parishioners are encouraged to try to participate in Mass online. The Bishop has sent us the following link:
This going to be the strangest Easter Season ever. You are encouraged to join with me in spirit during this holy season.
Parish Priest Rev Derick McCulloch 01408 621388
Deacon Kenneth 01862810900
Monsignor Basil Loftus (Rtd) 01431821360
TIMES OF MASSES IN BRORA
According to the Government’s rules and the decision of the Scottish Bishops all public celebrations of the Mass including Baptisms and Weddings are suspended until further notice.
Funerals are permitted only at the graveside or at the crematorium and only for immediate family.
Priests will continue to offer mass in private normally in the house.
In the meantime the church is to remain locked.
This sadly is happening all over the world.
Although I am still 2 weeks away from 70 I am still is the High Risk Category and have recovered from a serious chest infection; I will be self-isolating for the next 7 weeks.
Any serious Pastoral issue, please contact the Parish Priest on 01408 621388
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, Josie Mackay, Sheila Anderson, Sylvia Marlow, Robert Prendergast, Aileen Toft-McNamee, Terry Giulian, Bernadette Christian, Anthony Seed, Fiona Lamond, Elisa Toft, Emelia McKeever, Duncan Lamond and Roger Seed.
Fr. Benedict Seed RIP 19 April 2020
He was laid to rest yesterday 24th April 2020 in Brora Cemetery
The monthly Gift Aid amount paid directly to the parish account is £300. 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 lockdown 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 co-ordinator.
Your SCIAF Lenten Box. Please take out the contents and send a cheque direct to SCIAF. The address should be on the box. For every £1 collected during Lent and Easter the UK government has agreed to match pound for pound. This must be done by early May.
READERS & MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
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.