Newsletter for the 29th 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, there will be no mass or Eucharistic service, there will be mass at 10.15am on 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.



Katie Maclean, Marion Campbell, Robert Brown, Charlie McHugh, Jim McLaughlin, Mary Gribben, Rose Gardetto, Molly Cameron, John Delaney, Kevin Quail, Jessy McCaffery, Roland Fitzpatrick, Jeannie Flannigan, Angus Macdonald, Agnes Sheldon, Patrick Kennedy.



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.

Altar Servers

If any young person would who has made their first communion, would wish to be an altar server, please contact Deacon Wynne, or Fr. David, at the chapel house on 01397-702174.


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.


Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday, where we concentrate on the work of those who give their lives to work in the missions. There will be a second collection at all masses for this very worthy cause.

St. Mary’s, Fort William

We have now received an estimated figure for the work to make the back wall secure, and the painting of the inside of the church. This will cost approximately £20,000.  I do realise that this not the best time to be asking for money, but this is essential work to the fabric of the church.  and it is hoped that it will start around the end of October. We will set up a separate fund to finance the project.


Fort William Community Larder

There are leaflets at the back of the church explaining the good work that Fort William Community Larder does, for those struggling in any way. If you know of anyone who may need that help, please let them know.


Mod Success

Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s Royal National Mod in Inverness, especially to our own Laura Robertson and Carolyn Groat.


Catholic Parishes of Lochaber Ceilidh

We will be holding a parish Ceilidh on Friday the 19th  November at 7pm in the Railway Club.

Hopefully we will be able to raise some money for the parishes, but more importantly just to get together, in a social setting with one another.