Newsletter for the 25th Sunday of the Year 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. Masses will only be streamed on a Sunday at 11.15am. There will no longer be daily masses streamed.


John Shields, Tony McCuish, Ronan Macleod, Dorothy Campbell, Helen Strain, Rosemary Haggerty, John Maclellan, Bridie Macdonald, Joan M Macintosh, Cathie MacDonell, Kenneth MacIntyre, Robert Mackay, Mary Macdonald, Ronan Macleod, Lawrence Davies, William Downs, Fergus Mac  Cormick.

Sick Visits

We apologise for not getting round the sick as much recently. This was due to the high prevalence of covid in the area. We will do our best to get round as many people as we can, when covid cases fall.


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.


Those children who do not attend St. Columba’s and are due to receive the sacraments, that is Primary Four and above, please get in touch with     Fr. David.

Due to restrictions with Covid, this year there will be a Diocesan Sacramental Programme, which will be led by Fr. Ronald Campbell. This will start on Thursday the 9th of September with a Parent and Child Enrolment at 7pm. All candidates must register before the 1st of September to, Fr. Ronald at,

St. Columba’s School

The children of St. Columba’s started their preparation for the sacraments this week. We ask that you keep them in your prayers at this most important time for them.

New Church Members

Recently there have been a number of enquiries from people wishing to join the church. Please feel free to approach Fr. David, or Deacon Thomas.

Covid Measures in the Churches

Covid measures have changed and relaxed slightly, but we have decided to keep all the current measures in place just to make sure everyone is kept safe and well.

Recently Dead R.I.P.

Dolly Russell, Malcolm Macintyre, Maurin Macdonald, and Evelyn McGhee.

To all the families we offer our love and prayers at this time.

The funeral service for Evelyn McGhee will take place on Monday the 20th of September at 11am, In St. Mary’s Fort William.