Newsletter for Pentecost Sunday

Masses for next week

Monday and Saturday morning there will be no masses. Tuesday and Thursday there will be mass in St. John’s Caol at 10am, Wednesday and Friday there will be mass at 10.15am in St. Mary’s. Weekend Masses as follows. The Vigil St. Mary’s, 6pm, Sunday morning, St. John’s 10am, St. Mary’s 11.15am, and Glenfinnan, 1.30pm, the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month


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.


James Macintyre, Archie Gillies, Fr. Ted Murphy, Donald MacNeil, Owen Grant, Allan Campbell, Charlie Campbell, Angus Macleod, Tam McEwan, Christopher Cooney, Tommy McKinney, Sheena MacDonald, France Kane, Margaret Auty, Ronnie Macdougall, Agnes Macalister, Rona MacDonald, Alan Campbell, Charlie Campbell, Alex Kennedy, Ellen Semple, Charles Kerr.


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.

First Communions

Our date for first communions is June the 19th, in St. John’s Caol at 10am, and St. Mary’s Fort William, 11.15am. Please keep the children in your prayers at this time.


Grateful thanks to all who took part in our first meeting on the Synod. It was a very open and frank discussion, and we look to the future with confidence. It was felt that it would be beneficial to have a meeting in St. John’s Caol to discus some particular topics pertaining to them. A meeting will be arranged for Caol, in due course.



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.

New Organ for St. Mary’s

A huge thank you to Michael Fitzsimons on helping with the electrical work for the new organ, it is hoped that the organ will be in place by the end of this month.

S.M.A. Mission Appeal

Fr.Willie Brandon, has asked me to thank you the parishioners of the Lochaber parishes for your generosity to last week’s mission appeal.

New Clergy Appointments

Fr Roddy Johnston, presently Parish Priest of Ballachulish, Taynuilt and Mingarry will move to St Andrew’s, Rothesay as Parish Priest.

Fr Henry Nkop msp will become Parish Priest of the Visitation, Taynuilt while also remaining at St Margaret’s, Lochgilphead.

St Mun’s, Ballachulish and Our Lady of the Angels, Mingarry will be served by the Missionaries of St Paul. Fr Pius Duke, who joined us for the Chrism Mass, is no longer able to take up this appointment but his replacement will arrive in July.

Rev Philip Bua will be Assistant Priest at Our Lady and St Mun’s, Dunoon.

Ordination of Philip Bua

Philip’s ordination to the priesthood will take place on Tuesday the 21st of June at 7pm in St. Columba’s Cathedral Oban. If there are enough people wishing to go we will run a mini-bus to Oban. Please give your name to Deacon Thomas, by Thursday the 9th of June.