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Youth Events in Advent

Dates for the Diary Advent Retreat for Young Teens – 18-20 November – for P7s-S1s Advent Retreat for Mid Teens – 25-27 November – for S2s-S4s Advent Retreat for Young Adults – 2-4 December – for 16s-30s These retreats will be held at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer, Dalmally     and, looking further ahead, please note:   2017 Annual Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Iona – 11-14 May – (for current P7s-S2s) 2017 National Youth Pilgrimage – 10 September – (for current P6-S6) this is a gathering of young people from across Scotland in Iona...

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Saint Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop)

Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909), now formally known as St Mary of the Cross, was the first child of Alexander and Flora MacKillop, who lived in Roybridge, Lochaber prior to emigrating to Australia where Mary was born. Together with the Reverend Julian Tenison Woods, she founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites), and established many schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor. In the 1870s Saint Mary visited Roybridge where the local Catholic church, St Margaret’s, now has a shrine...

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Deanery Retreat in Oban

The Cathedral Hall was the venue for the St. Andrew’s Deanery Retreat on 24 September 2016, led by Bishop Brian McGee. Some fifty parishioners from the parishes of the Deanery braved the weather (and the ferries) to take part in an inspiring day on the significance of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In the first of two presentations Bishop Brian outlined the origins of the concept of Jubilee from ancient times to the present and explained the background to the Holy Father’s announcement of the Year of Mercy. There was an opportunity for participants to enter through the...

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St. Kieran’s Parish Bi-Centenary

Congratulations to the people of St. Kieran’s, Campbeltown who celebrate the bi-centenary of their parish on Wednesday 21 September 2016. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated by Bishop Brian McGee, with newly appointed parish priest, Fr. Tony Wood and diocesan clergy at 7pm, followed by a reception in the Town Hall. Ad Multos Annos, St. Kieran’s!...

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