Newsletter for the 24th 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.


Rita McCaffery, Margaret Laverock, William Jones, Ian Macmaster, Mary Macleod, Margaret Cairns, George Mackinnon, Brian Wynne, Donnie Kennedy, James Currie, Maureen Halligan, Neil Campbell, Ena Macdonald, Frank Gribben, Nellie Hayes, Joe McHugh, Kathleen Lucas, Margaret Chisholm, Alan Currie, Donald MacNeil, David Donaldson, Carmela Boni,          Frances Connochie, Alice Mcauley, Alistair Macdonald, Sandy Morrison, Alice Allan.


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.

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.

Pilgrimage to Carfin for the relics of St. Bernadette

It is proposed that we will have a day of pilgrimage to Carfin in the diocese of Motherwell. To venerate the relics of St. Bernadette, and to also have a tour of the grotto, and some lunch. The proposed date for this is the Friday the 30th of September leaving around 7.30am. Thanks to all who have signed up for our pilgrimage. There are around three seats left for those who are still interested. We now have a price for the bus and the cost is a very reasonable £20 per person. Regarding lunch, you can eat at the café in Carfin, or if you wish to take your own pack lunch.

The programme is as follows, Arrive Carfin around 11am, then there will be a chance for Rosary, Confessions, and to pray with the relics, for those who wish. Pilgrim Mass will be at 1pm, followed by lunch, and then Liturgy of Water, we will leave around 4pm, and hopefully be back home around 7.30pm. There are a few leaflets at the back of the church with the itinerary.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Those children who wish to make their Confirmation, please could you come along to catechesis after mass in St. Mary’s. Starting next Sunday the 18th of September. I haven’t a date yet for the Confirmations yet, but it will probably be the beginning of November.

Children’s Liturgy

We are hoping to restart the children’s liturgy again in St. Mary’s but for safeguarding regulations. We will need another two adults that have done the safeguarding course to help out. This is not a difficult course to go through, but without this there will be no Children’s Liturgy.

Fr. Philip Bua

We welcome Fr. Philip as he comes among us next weekend and give thanks for giving his life to God in the service of the priesthood.

Diocesan Meetings in Oban

I will be away from the parishes from Tuesday the 13th till Thursday the 15th in Oban at meetings.

Fabric Committee

We will have a short fabric committee meeting on Tuesday the 20th of September at 7pm in St. Mary’s Church House.

Parish Council Meeting

There will be a Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday the 27th of September at 7pm, in St. Mary’s Church House.

Ukraine Family

Some people have asked me what is happening regarding our Ukrainian family. Unfortunately, we are still wating to hear details from the government agencies but have done all that has been asked at this stage of the procedure.