Newsletter for the 17th Sunday C

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.


Christina Maclean, Kenneth MacDonald, Gerald Dougan, Alex MacLean, Donnie Mclean,  Patrick Macpherson, Mary Teresa Cairney.


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.


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. We had a very fruitful meeting in St. John’s and St. Mary’s and there is separate sheet with points discussed at the meeting.  

New Organ for St. Mary’s

It is wonderful to see the new organ at last in place and fully working. Thanks to all who made last weekend such a great success.

Painting in the parishes

Painting has been done recently on the door and dormers of St. John’s Chapel House. There is still quite a lot on painting needing done around the parishes but especially in St. Mary’s house to welcome our refugees from the Ukraine, anyone who has some spare time, can you please let myself or Deacon Thomas know. Fr. David.

Official Prayer for the World Meeting of Families

At the back of the church are prayer cards for the World Meeting of Families. Please help yourself to one and pray for the success of the meeting.

Parish Pastoral Council

It is proposed that we start a Parish Pastoral Council which will be one council for the three parishes. Anyone wishing to assist on this council, please speak to Deacon Thomas, or Fr. David.

Bishop Brian, Pastoral Visit

We welcome Bishop Brian to the parishes of Lochaber next weekend. And thank him for the time he will spend with us.

Our Father, Who art in heaven

We start this prayer by professing our core religious belief that God is our heavenly Father—the one who is all knowing and all powerful. Notice that Jesus didn’t instruct us to say, “My Father” but stressed “Our Father.” Scripture scholar John Meier explains that in God’s kingdom, we don’t live as isolated individuals but “we experience God’s fatherhood as members of the church, the family of Jesus the Son.” This reminds us that we recognize all those around us as children of God and treat them accordingly.