Opening of Churches for public mass. Some of our churches will be open for mass. Can I stress that there is no obligation at the moment to go to Sunday mass, we are restricted to numbers of 50.
Mass times: St. Mary’s, Saturday the 12th of September 6pm, Sunday 13th 11,15am, Wednesday the 16th of September 10.15am, Friday the 18th 10.15am, Saturday the 19th Vigil 6pm, Sunday the 20th 11.15am.
St. John’s Caol, Sunday the 13th 10am, Tuesday 15th Sep 10am, Thursday the 17th 10am. Sunday 20th 10am
The Churches will only be open at the time for mass, and there will be no opportunities for private prayer, due to keeping the churches sanitised, and ready for the next public mass.
Church Opening, Government Guidelines: 1) Please wear a face covering, 2) Sanitise hands. 3) Sign in with name and seat no 4) Please wait and be directed to your seat which may not be the normal seat, 5) Remain in seat throughout mass. 6) At end you will be accompanied by a helper to the exit, keeping social distancing at all times. Mass will have a few changes, most which were in place before the lock-down. No sign of peace, No, hymn books or missals given out, but you can bring your own missals, No singing, Only communion under one kind, No Holy Water fonts. No private lighting of candles
Arriving early for Mass To enable us to comply with the regulations, and to keep us all safe. Could you please arrive earlier for mass as this will help us in seating everyone on time.
Parish Finances in the Lockdown Crisis: Many thanks to all those who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference. Please could you continue to do this. Standing Order forms will be sent out to those who requested them very soon.
Organ Recital There will be an organ recital by Kevin Cameron Sunday evening the 13th of September at 7pm, in St. Mary’s Fort William. This will be live streamed on our Friends of St. Mary’s Facebook site.
Francis Ward, Freddie Stephen, Maureen Halligan, Neil Campbell. Ena Macdonald, Frank Gribben, Nellie Hayes, Joe McHugh, Kathleen Lucas, Margaret Chisolm, Allan Currie, Donald MacNeill, David Donaldson, Carmela Boni.
St, Mary’s streamed masses
There will be no streamed masses on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
The Nun’s Nissan Note car is up for sale if anyone is interested. The price on we buy any car is £3,285, but we are willing to let it go for £2,500. It is in very good condition.
Fr. Tim Retreat
Fr. Tim will be away on retreat, from the 15th till the 22nd of September. We wish him a restful and a peaceful retreat.
Visiting the sick and the Housebound
Those requiring a visit from a priest please let us know and we can visit you in your homes with the sacraments.
Our only diocesan seminarian Philip Bua has written a short piece on his life and vocation, please take a copy of it from the back of the church, and please keep Philip in your prayers. Fr. David
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
MY JESUS I BELIEVE YOU ARE PRESENT IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT.
I LOVE YOU ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND I DESIRE TO RECEIVE YOU INTO MY SOUL.
SINCE I CANNOT AT THIS MOMENT RECEIVE YOU SACRAMENTALLY
COME AT LEAST SPIRITUALLY INTO MY HEART.
I EMBRACE YOU AS IF YOU WERE ALREADY THERE AND UNITE MYSELF WHOLLY TO YOU.
NEVER PERMIT ME TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOU. Amen