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
After consultation we have decided to no longer stream masses on a Sunday.
Edward Dominic Reuill, Peter Murphy, Calum Maclean, John MacDougall, Angus Rory Grant, Donald John MacNeil, Ian Macdougall, George Downs, Flora Gillies, Connie Swift, Colin MacMillan, Maureen Macpherson, John MacDougall, Archie Mackay, Sandy Campbell, Sandra Campbell, Thomas Brash, Alastair Weir, Kenny Cairns, Nellie Rennie, Davie Allan, Hamish Stewart, Helen McGinley, Roddy Maclean, Hamish Mathieson, Hannah Murphy.
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.
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 Sunday the 18th of September. I haven’t a date yet for the Confirmations yet, but it will probably be the beginning of November.
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.
Parish Council Meeting
We held our first Parish Pastoral Council meeting this week, and it was a great success.
The main points that came out of the meeting were, starting some kind of group for the children of the parish, hoping to get a SVDP group up and running to help in the community with those who are struggling, to have more contact with the school and more regular masses with the children and parishioners. And generally, to see where the greatest need is in our parishes and community.
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.
John Macphail R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Macphail, to his family and friends we offer our love and prayers. John’s funeral service will be on Thursday the 13th of October at 11am, in St. John’s Caol.
Exposition of the blessed sacrament
There will be exposition of the blessed sacrament every Friday morning after mass for half an hour.
Helping local families with Utilities and Food
At our Parish Council meeting we decided to earmark local families which would be most in need of help this winter. It was proposed that depending on the amount of money raised by the parishioners we will then decide how many families we can help. We will have a second collection next weekend at all masses for this worthy cause.
We will have October Devotions on Friday the 28th of October at 6pm in St. Mary’s, this will be followed by a light supper and drinks in the parish house. All are most welcome.