Newsletter for Christmas Day

Masses for next week

Monday and Saturday morning there will be no masses. Monday to Thursday there will be no mass in St. John’s or in St. Mary’s. Friday the 30th 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 be a vigil mass at 4.30pm on the 31st of December.

New Year Mass Times

 Glenfinnan, 31st of December 4.30pm Vigil Mass

St. Marys, 31st Vigil Mass 6pm, Sunday the 1st 11.15am

St. John’s Caol, 1st of January 2023, 10am Mass.




Elizabeth Michie, Elizabeth Robertson, Sandra Baucks, John Connor, Joseph Michie, James Merson, Eileen Cameron, Alex Macdonald, Anthony Adams, Rita McLaughlin, George Mulrooney, Charlie McLaughlin, Jan Wegner, Betty Anderson, Margaret Wardrop, Margaret Pyrce, Harry Deeny, Michael Mccartney, Neil Mccvarish, Canon Calum MacNeill.

Pastoral Letter

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.

Children’s Liturgy

We are hoping to restart the children’s liturgy again in St. Mary’s in January.

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 £1600 pounds, many thanks indeed for your generosity. Thirteen Hundred pounds of money has already been allocated to those most in need in our community.

It is proposed to have a second collection at Christmas to help those most in need. Please be as generous as you can.

Gift Aid Envelopes St. Mary’s Fort William

For those who pay by envelope your Gift Aid envelopes are at the back of the church.

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.

Christmas break

I will be away at my sisters for Christmas from Sunday the 25th till Thursday the 29th of December, any emergencies at this time please call Fr. Danny Convery in Roybridge on 01397 712 238.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2023

Deacon Thomas and Fr. David would like to wish all parishioners and their families a happy and holy Christmas, may the joy of the Christ child, be in your hearts, and in your homes.