Newsletter for the 2nd Sunday of Lent C

Masses for next week

There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. Tuesday and Thursday Caol 10am, Wednesday and Friday, 1015am St. Mary’s. 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 Sundays 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.


Angus Murphy, Mary Macintyre, Ronnie Macdougall, Margaret Macdougall, Jim Cairns, Patricia Kennedy, Charles Kelly, Lily Macdonald, Rose Confield, William Coull, Margaret Maclaren, Tommy Stevenson, Robert Wright, Jeanie Wright, Daniel Wright,Lily Macdonald, Mary Forsyth, Bessie Jaruis, Sandra Macpherson, Jimmy Macbeth, John Currie, Margaret Macdougall, Rose and Charlie Alexander, Ena Morrison, Hugh Davidson, Keith O’ Brien, George Mackinnon, Isobel Corrigan.


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.


It is hoped in the not to distant future we will have a get together of all the baptised to take part in the Synodal process. This is an opportunity for each one of us, to let our voices be heard, and to hopefully build a church, suitable for all for the future.


With Kevin leaving to go to pastures new, we are in need of an organist to play on Sundays at St. Mary’s, and as required. If anyone knows of anyone who could help with this post, please contact Fr. David. There will be a salary commensurate to experience, and the time that they are able to give to the role.

St. Mary’s roof repairs, and the second phase of the painting of the church

We spoke to Nodram the painters, who are carrying out the work in St. Mary’s this week. They propose to do the second phase beginning the 17th of March with the works being completed very shortly after. This is good news as the church will be, finished for Easter. Our collection towards the work stands at £12,260. Thank you so much for all your help.

Redemptorist Parish Mission, Caol and Fort William

A huge thank you to all who made the effort to make our parish mission such a success. We hope and pray that the mission will give us energy and hope in our parishes and our community.,

New Organ for St. Mary’s

I have been in discussions this week about the new organ for St. Mary’s, the speakers are being made at the moment and I am hoping that all being well it will be in place by Easter.

Lent S.C.I.AF. Boxes and Lenten programme

Please take a S.C.I.A.F. box with you and support the good work that they do this Lent. We will have Stations of the Cross and talks in Lent.

Stations of the Cross

There will be stations of the cross in St. John’s Caol on Tuesday evening’s at 7pm, and St. Mary’s Thursday evening at 7pm, throughout Lent, all are most welcome.

S.C.I.A.F. Ukraine Emergency Appeal

S.C.I.A.F. have an emergency appeal for the people of the Ukraine, you can go onto the S.C.I.A.F. website and donate. If you are unable to do this, there will be a special collection next week at all masses.

Stella Maris

On the one-year anniversary of the Ever- Given ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal, Catholic charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) is hosting a webinar about modernisation in the shipping industry. It will look at the history of the container ship, the rise of the ultra-large container vessels, and explore what impact modernisation of the shipping industry has had on seafarers around the world. Please register now at to join online on 23 March at 7.30pm to hear how shipping has changed in the last century, the impact this is having on seafarers today, and the important role Stella Maris has in supporting