Opening of Churches for public mass. Some of our churches will be open for mass. Can I stress that there is no obligation at the moment to go to Sunday mass, we are restricted to numbers of 50.
Mass times: St. Mary’s, Saturday the 19th of September 6pm, Sunday 20th 11,15am, Wednesday the 23rd of September 10.15am, Friday the 25th 10.15am, Saturday the 26th Vigil 6pm, Sunday the 27th 11.15am.
St. John’s Caol, Sunday the 20th 10am, Tuesday 22nd Sep 10am, Thursday the 24th 10am. Sunday 27th 10am
The Churches will only be open at the time for mass, and there will be no opportunities for private prayer, due to keeping the churches sanitised, and ready for the next public mass.
Church Opening, Government Guidelines: 1) Please wear a face covering, 2) Sanitise hands. 3) Sign in with name and seat no 4) Please wait and be directed to your seat which may not be the normal seat, 5) Remain in seat throughout mass. 6) At end you will be accompanied by a helper to the exit, keeping social distancing at all times. Mass will have a few changes, most which were in place before the lock-down. No sign of peace, No, hymn books or missals given out, but you can bring your own missals, No singing, Only communion under one kind, No Holy Water fonts. No private lighting of candles
Arriving early for Mass To enable us to comply with the regulations, and to keep us all safe. Could you please arrive earlier for mass as this will help us in seating everyone on time.
Parish Finances in the Lockdown Crisis: Many thanks to all those who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference. Please could you continue to do this. Standing Order forms will be sent out to those who requested them very soon.
R.I.P. Christine McConnell
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Christine McConnell was a huge part of our parish here at St. Mary’s and we send our love and prayers, to all her family and friends.
Organ Recital There will be no organ recital this week, as Kevin is taking a short break. We will keep you posted when the next one will be.
Joey MacMillan, Ronan Macleod, Dorothy Campbell, Helen Strain, Rosemary Haggerty, John Maclellan, Bridie MacDonald, Rosemary Haggerty, Joan Mackintosh, Cathie Macdonell, Tony McCuish.
The Nun’s Nissan Note car is up for sale if anyone is interested. The price on we buy any car is £3,285, but we are willing to let it go for £2,500. It is in very good condition. And has a full year’s MOT.
Fr. Tim Retreat
Fr. Tim will be away on retreat, from the 15th till the 22nd of September. We wish him a restful and a peaceful retreat.
Visiting the sick and the Housebound
Those requiring a visit from a priest please let us know and we can visit you in your homes with the sacraments.
Fr. Roddy McAuley’s mum Cathy is very seriously ill in hospital. Please could you keep the family and Fr. Roddy in your prayers at this time.
Many thanks indeed to our Diocesan Seminarian Philip Bua, he has made a wonderful job of our new website for St. Mary’s Fort William. This can be accessed by the following address. www.st.mary’sfortwilliam.org.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
MY JESUS I BELIEVE YOU ARE PRESENT IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT.
I LOVE YOU ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND I DESIRE TO RECEIVE YOU INTO MY SOUL.
SINCE I CANNOT AT THIS MOMENT RECEIVE YOU SACRAMENTALLY
COME AT LEAST SPIRITUALLY INTO MY HEART.
I EMBRACE YOU AS IF YOU WERE ALREADY THERE AND UNITE MYSELF WHOLLY TO YOU.
NEVER PERMIT ME TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOU. Amen