Masses for next week
Monday and Saturday morning there will be no masses. Tuesday there will be no mass or Eucharistic Service at St. John’s, Thursday mass as usual at 10am St. John’s Caol. Wednesday and Friday, there will be mass in St. Mary’s at 10.15am.
Weekend Masses as follows. The Vigil St. Mary’s, 6pm, Sunday morning, St. John’s 10am, St. Mary’s 11.15am, and Glenfinnan there will mass on the first and third Sunday’s.
Julia Gibson, David Macpherson, Maud McHale, Ronald Maceachan, Bernard Doughan, Annie Mckinney, Mary Macdonald, Joan Mary Maclean, Jane Macllvaney. Hubert Schiebl, John Macdonald, Donald Macintyre, Gerry Best, Betty Delaney, Danny Docherty, Gerald Mulrooney, Josephine Waters, John Culley, Dan Ryan, James Macdougall, Elizabeth Macdougall, Peggy Smith.
Bishop Brian has issued a Pastoral Letter entitled, “Discerning Together God’s Path for our Diocese”. Please take a leaflet home and take the time to read it through. The bishop is proposing to come in January to discuss our future together, the dates are below.
Glenfinnan Wednesday the 11th of January at 12 noon
St. John’s Caol Wednesday the 11th of January at 6.30pm
St. Mary’s Fort William the 12th of January at 6.30pm
We are hoping to restart the children’s liturgy again in St. Mary’s in January.
Justice and peace
This Sunday there will be a second collection for the work of Justice and Peace, please be as generous as you can.
Exposition of the blessed sacrament
There will be exposition of the blessed sacrament every Friday morning after mass for half an hour.
Helping local families with Utilities and Food
At our Parish Council meeting we decided to earmark local families which would be most in need of help this winter. It was proposed that depending on the amount of money raised by the parishioners we will then decide how many families we can help.
We thank those who gave so generously to our collection, the monies raised where in the region of £1,000 pounds at Christmas, many thanks indeed.
Taking down the Crib and the tree in St. Mary’s, Fort William
After mass on Wednesday anyone wishing to help take down the crib, and the tree, and tidy the church afterwards. This help would be greatly appreciated.
Fort William Cinema Day
It is proposed that a film and lunch are arranged for the Parishes of Fort William, Caol and Glenfinnan with a visit to The Highland Cinema.
The date chosen is Thursday 12th January. Lunch will be provided from 12.45 with the film starting at 2pm.
The chosen film is the just released film ‘Living’, which is charming and very well reviewed, starring Bill Nighy. It has subtitles.
Lunch will be a combination of pizza and shared platters of salad, smoked salmon, cheeses, salami etc (gluten free food available) with a hot or cold soft drink.
The cost of lunch and the film will be £15, booking will be done via the Highland Cinema online booking platform.
To get tickets, click on the link below to book, phone the cinema on 01397 609696, or drop in when you are in town.
Fr. David Holidays
I will be away from the parish from Tuesday the 10th of January, till Friday the 20th of January. We give a warm Lochaber welcome to Fr. Sandy.