Newsletter – 26th of March , 2023 -5th Sunday of Lent  A   

RC Diocese of Argyll and The Isles

5th Sunday of Lent  A                                                      

St Mary’s — Tel: +44(0) 1397702174   email:

St John’s —   email:

Scottish Charity No: SCOO2876

Parish Priest:  Rev. David Connor

Deacon:          Rev. Thomas Wynne

Masses for next week

·         Monday: No mass

·         Tuesday: 10:00 am mass at St. John’s Caol & Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm at St. Mary’s

·         Wednesday: 10:15 am mass at St. Mary’s

·         Thursday: Requiem mass for Katie MacInnes at St. Mary’s at 11:00 am

·         Friday: 10:15 am mass at St. Mary’s (followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)

·         Saturday: The Vigil at St. Mary’s at 6pm

·         Sunday: St. John’s at 10am, St. Mary’s at 11.15am and Glenfinnan there will mass on the first and third Sunday’s.


 Easter Services

  • Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord’s Supper) – Thursday, 6th April at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Caol.
  • Good Friday (The Passion of the Lord) – Friday, 7th of April at 3:00 pm at St. Mary’s.
  • Holy Saturday Vigil 8th April – 8:30 pm at St. Mary’s.
  • Easter Sunday 9th April – 10 am mass at St. John’s Caol, 11:15 am mass at St. Mary’s and 1:30 pm mass at Glenfinnan.


Flora Mac Innes,  Agnes  Maguire, Marjory Downie, Frank Keenan, Winnie Maclellan, Ronnie MacDougall, Donald Alistair Macdonald, George Stokes, Anne Beard, Tommy Nixon, Frank Keenan, Margaret Anne Gillies, Winnie MacLellan, Ronnie MacDougall, Donald Mac Neil and Elizabeth “Betty” Mc Hale.

Children’s Liturgy

The children’s liturgy is continuing in St. Mary’s Fort William. Thank you to all parents and children for their support. It brings such life and joy to all parishioners.


Exposition of the blessed sacrament

There will be exposition of the blessed sacrament every Friday morning after mass for half an hour.

Stations of the Cross

Throughout Lent we will have Stations of the Cross every Tuesday night in St. Mary’s Fort William. All are most welcome.

Mass of the Holy Chrism

This year our Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 29th March at 6:30 pm. All Parishioners are most welcome to participate.

Requiem Masses

The Requiem masses for

  • Katie MacInnes will be held on Thursday, the 30th of March at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s followed by interment at Glen Nevis Cemetry
  • Joyce Vickens will be held on Tuesday, the 4th of April at St. John’s followed by interment at Glen Nevis Cemetry
  • Angus Ross will be held on Wednesday, the 5th of April at St. John’s followed by interment at Glen Nevis Cemetry.

To the families we offer our love and prayers at this very difficult time.

Church Cleaning

Church cleaning will be held on Friday , the 31st of March after the 10:15 mass and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Taize Prayer Service

You are invited for a prayerful reflection with song and music preparation for Easter on Sunday, the 2nd of April at 5:00 pm at St. Margaret’s , Roybridge.

Readers List

The Readers Lists for Holy week, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday will be at the back of the church for your viewing.

Spirit Prayer Cards

Please help yourselves to a prayer card which will help to lead us in our discernment of the future of the diocese.

S.C.I.A.F. Wee Boxes

The Wee boxes for the great work that S.C.I.A.F. does will be given out at every mass this weekend. Please take them home and do your best to contribute to the great work that they do.

S.C.I.A.F Collection

These are the totals from last week’s S.C.I.A.F collection. Thank you for your generosity.

  • Mary’s – £936.62
  • John’s – £339.40
  • Glenfinnan – £47.70

Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

The minutes of the Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be at the back of all the churches this weekend. This also includes the names of those who are on the Council.