Newsletter for the 30th Sunday C

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 there will be mass at 10.15am in St. Mary’s, and Friday there will be a Eucharistic Service. 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.


Angus Macdonald, Agnes Sheldon, Patrick Kennedy, Roddy Macdonald, Martin Kelly,       Jeannie Flannigan, Kathleen Macdonald, Jane Marie Gray, Lorna O’ Donnell, Betty Fraser, Sidney Macdonald, Mary MacPhee, Margaret Ann Welsh, Susan Keenan, Rose Gardetto,                  Molly Cameron, John Delaney, George MacFarlane, Anne Harrison, Michael Haggerty,     Kenny Cairns, John Gilroy, Vincent Maclaren, Margaret Donaldson, David Buchanan.


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.

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.

Missio Sunday

As you know this Sunday is Missio Sunday, and there will be a second collection at all masses for the wonderful work that is done by the church in the missions. Please be a s generous as possible.

Children’s Liturgy

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. There will be a Parish Council Meeting on 25th of October 7pm.

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 this weekend at all masses for this worthy cause.

We thank those who gave so generously to our collection last week, the monies raised where in the region of £1200 pounds, many thanks indeed for your generosity.

October Devotions

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.

Sadie Morrison R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sadie Morrison. Sadie was a great character and a faithful parishioner. Sadie’s funeral service will be on Wednesday the 2nd of November at 11.30 am in St. Mary’s Fort William, all are most welcome.