Newsletter for the 18th Sunday B

Parish Finance in Lockdown Crisis

Many thanks to all who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference to the finances of the different parishes. Could you please continue to post your donations through the door of St. Mary’s Chapel house, Many thanks indeed.


Masses for next week

There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. The morning masses are as follows. There will be mass on Tuesday and Thursday, St. John’s Caol 10am, St. Mary’s, 10.15am, Wednesday and Friday. The weekend will be as usual. Vigil 6pm St. Mary’s, Sunday morning 10am, St. John’s Caol, and 11.15am in St. Mary’s, Glenfinnan, there will be mass on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month, till further notice.

Streaming of masses

For those still unable to attend mass, we will continue to stream mass on “Friends of St. Mary’s” Facebook site.



Kenneth Macdonald, Mary Theresa Cairney, Gerald Dougan, John F. Lindsay, Mary Gillies, Muriel Armstrong, Findlay Macdonald, Joan Macdonald, Donald Macdonald, Angus, Macdonald, Ann Macdonald, Mary Stuart, Laurence Tumilty, Flora Nicholson, Ethel King, Christina Maclean, Kenneth Macdonald, Gerald D. Macdonald, Alex Maclean, Donnie Maclean, Angus MacCuish, Jimmy Smith, Billy Macintyre, Hugh Kennedy, Thomas Maguire,                                   John R. Macpherson, Ilene Mcfall, Vicenta Garcia Gonzalez, Charlotte Macleod,                   Charlie Roberston, Lexie Cameron, Allan Macdonald.

Sick Visits

We have resumed our home visits to the sick and housebound this week. Please inform us if there is anyone who is unable to get to mass and would like a visit.

Gift Aid

The total for St. Mary’s Gift Aid was, £5,624.38 thank you very much indeed. St. John’s Gift Aid will be completed within the next few weeks.


Starting this Saturday night, 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.

St. John’s Caol

We have ordered new vestments recently for St. John’s to replace the old ones which were starting to look a bit weathered. We expect to receive them within the next two weeks.

We thank Francis for his continued work in the parish grounds in St. John’s. There are a few jobs that are needing done round the church. It is proposed that we get a working group together to help with the maintenance. We will start this work on Saturday the 14th of August from 9-12am. Please come along if you can help.

Could the Eucharistic ministers at St. John’s, please wait behind after mass for a few minutes. Thank you.

Short Refelction

Today’s gospel and the church teach us that Christ is the bread of life. He is present in the Holy Eucharist. Each time we celebrate Him, we celebrate and receive life. He strengthened the Israelites in the desert when: “He gave them bread from heaven.” Hence, to support us for our spiritual journey on earth, Christ offers us himself at every Mass. We are indeed blessed as we pray at every Mass: “Blessed are those called to the Lord’s supper.”