Parish Finance in Lockdown Crisis
Many thanks to all who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference to the finances of the different parishes. Could you please continue to post your donations through the door of St. Mary’s Chapel house, Many thanks indeed.
Masses for next week
There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. The morning masses are as follows. There will be mass on Tuesday and Thursday, St. John’s Caol 10am, St. Mary’s, 10.15am, Wednesday and Friday. The weekend will be as usual. Vigil 6pm St. Mary’s, Sunday morning 10am, St. John’s Caol, and 11.15am in St. Mary’s, Glenfinnan, there will be mass on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month, till further notice.
Streaming of masses
For those still unable to attend mass, we will continue to stream mass on “Friends of St. Mary’s” Facebook site.
John O’Hare, Andrew Kenny, Michael Deeny, Alexander Macdonald, Gladys White, Charles McKeown, Billy Macleod, Christine Smith, Maisie Mitchell, Ian Macintyre, Molly Macdonald, Mary Ulph, John Donaldson, Catherine Macleod, Mary Jane Campbell, John Donaldson, Eugene McCaffrey, Jim McHugh, Ina Macdonald, James McConnell, Anna Cairns, Johnny O’ Hagan, Linda Michie, Gerry O’ Hagan, Betty Finlay, Michael Austin, Ilefa Parvenovic.
St. Mary and St. Finnan, Glenfinnan
After a short meeting last week in Glenfinnan it was decided that we will have mass on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month, at 1.30pm.
We have resumed our home visits to the sick and housebound this week. Please inform us if there is anyone who is unable to get to mass and would like a visit.
The total for St. Mary’s Gift Aid was, £5,624.38 thank you very much indeed. St. John’s Gift Aid will be completed within the next few weeks.
Railings at St. Mary’s
We have recently received a price to replace the railings at the front of St. Mary’s which cannot be repaired and refurbish the gates. The figure has to be finalised but will be around the £5,000 mark.
Schools Summer Break
We wish all pupils, parents, and teachers a well end summer break. May they come back refreshed and ready for the new term.
Starting this Saturday night, there will be confessions in St. Mary’s every Saturday evening before the Vigil Mass from 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. And on request at any other time.
Fr. David Stewart, S.J.
We are delighted to welcome Fr. David Stewart who will be with us from Monday the 5th of July till Monday the 19th of July. I will be away from the parish for a break, please give him a warm Lochaber welcome.
Gospel Reading: Mark 6:1-6
In today’s gospel we hear about Jesus returning to His hometown of Nazareth after performing the magnificent miracles we have heard in recent weeks, including the calming of the storm and the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Despite these powerful signs and the authoritative teaching Jesus conveyed in His hometown’s synagogue, the people there still expressed disbelief. The main reason for their lack of faith was their close familiarity with Jesus. They could not fathom that the “carpenter, the son of Mary,” whom they had seen grow up in their midst could be such an extraordinary prophet and even the Messiah. Jesus quoted the Old Testament to illustrate what He experienced: “A prophet is not without out honour except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” This can be true of our own experiences too. Is it not most difficult to witness to our faith among those who are closest to us? This is often the case because emotions run high with family and close friends, especially if we disagree. Jesus Himself experienced the alienation of those closest to Him. If you are experiencing that too, just remember that Jesus can relate to your situation and provide strength and comfort to you.