Newsletter for Palm Sunday

Masses for Holy Week

There will be mass on Tuesday the 12th in St. John’s Caol at 10am, Wednesday the 13th will be Gus MacFadyen’s funeral service in St. John’s at 11am.

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be in St. John’s Caol at 7pm, with the Altar of repose and night prayer, 10am.

Good Friday, The Passion of our Lord, 3pm, St. Mary’s Fort William

Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil 8.30pm, St. Mary’s Fort William

Easter Sunday Masses, St. John’s Caol 10am, St. Mary’s Fort William 11.15am,               Glenfinnan, 1.30pm



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.


Archie Macdonald, Archie Mackinnon, Neil Macdougall, William MacGillvary, Ann Forsyth, Elizabeth, Vallelie, Thomas Mcsorley,Charlie Macdonald, Gladys Stewart, Peter Smith, Dave Williamson, John Paul Steele, Donald Angus Campbell, Annie Macpherson, Willie Howieson, Mary Gillies, Charlie Macdonald, Kate Lucas, Fr. Graham Turner, Thomas Mackinnon,  Krystyna Wilk.


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.

Wearing of face masks

The Scottish Government announced this week that the wearing of face masks in places of worship is no longer compulsory, from Monday the 4th of April. If you still feel uncomfortable with this, please feel free to continue to wear your mask.


It is hoped in the not to distant future we will have a get together of all the baptised to take part in the Synodal process. This is an opportunity for each one of us, to let our voices be heard, and to hopefully build a church, suitable for all for the future.


With Kevin leaving to go to pastures new, we are in need of an organist to play on Sundays at St. Mary’s, and as required. If anyone knows of anyone who could help with this post, please contact Fr. David. There will be a salary commensurate to experience, and the time that they are able to give to the role.

St. Mary’s roof repairs, and the second phase of the painting of the church

The roof repairs, and the painting of the church are now complete. I want to thank Nodram painters, and all those who have help to contribute towards this large project. I am delighted with the how the church looks, I hope you the parishioners are as well. Our total is now over £13,000 pounds. Many thanks indeed. Fr. David.

New Organ for St. Mary’s

I have been in discussions this week about the new organ for St. Mary’s, the speakers are being made at the moment. Unfortunately, they are having problems with accessing the right parts from Europe. So, there will be a slight delay. The proposed date will be the end of May, for the new organ to be in place.

Gus MacFadyen R.I.P.

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Gus Macfadyen, to Pat, Kevin, Karen and all the family we offer our love and prayers at this difficult time. Gus’s funeral service will be in St. John’s Caol at 11am on Wednesday the 13th of April, all are welcome.

Confessions for Easter

There will be an opportunity to avail yourselves of confession before Easter on, Monday the 11th of April from 7pm till 8pm, in St. Mary’s Fort William.