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. Tuesday and Thursday St. John’s Caol 10am, Wednesday and Friday at 10.15am in St. Mary’s. 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 Sundays 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. Masses will only be streamed on a Sunday at 11.15am. There will no longer be daily masses streamed.
Hubert Schiebl, John Macdonald, Bernard Dougan, Donald Macintyre, Gerry Best, Betty Delaney, Danny Doherty, Annie McKinney, Mary Macdonald, Joan Maclean, Gerald Mulrooney, John Culley, Dan Ryan, James and Elizabeth MacDougall, Peggie Smith, Bernard Dougan, Annie McKinney, Mary Macdonald, Joan Mary Maclean, Jane Macilvaney.
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.
If any young person would who has made their first communion, would wish to be an altar server, please contact Deacon Wynne, or Fr. David, at the chapel house on 01397-702174.
St. Mary’s, Fort William
We have now received an estimated figure for the work to make the back wall secure, and the painting of the inside of the church. This will cost approximately £20,000. I do realise that this not the best time to be asking for money, but this is essential work to the fabric of the church this work will start this Monday the 1st of November. This will mean that all weekday masses will take place in St. John’s until further notice. I am delighted to say that due to a very generous donation, out total is now standing at £11,090. Many thanks indeed.
Prayer Cards for the Synod
There are prayer cards at the back of the church for the Synod. This is an excellent opportunity for each one of us, as baptised Christians to play a deeper role in the life of the church, and to hear and respect your views. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will bring fresh wisdom to our deliberations.
Gift Aid Envelopes, St. Mary’s
There are now Gift Aid envelopes for you to pick up. Please be careful as some of the numbers have changed.
Sick and the Housebound
After taking advice we have been advised to leave visiting the sick and the housebound, until the new variant subsides. Any urgent calls will be attended to immediately. Please feel free to phone the Chapel house or Deacon Thomas at any time.
R.I.P. Frank Hatch, Jan Kloskowski and Joan Gillies
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Frank Hatch, Jan Kloskowski and Joan Gillies. To their family and friends, we offer our love and prayers. Frank’s service will be held in Inverness Crematorium on Monday the 10th of January at 10am. Jan’s service will be Wednesday the 12th of January at 11.30am in St. Mary’s. Joan’s will be held at Glenfinnan church on Friday the 21st of January at 12.30pm.
Fr. David Holiday
I will be away from the parishes from Tuesday the 11th of January till Thursday the 20th of January for a short break. I leave you in the very capable hands of Fr. Sandy.