Newsletter for the 31st 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 at 10.15am. 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.   


Patrick Quinn, John Delaney, Sandy Gregory, Jim Macallister, Ellen McGinley, Roy Stirling, Teresa Dougan, Sarah Kelly, Mona Timbrell, Marion Drummon, Irene Quail, Mary Macdonald, Adam Maclean, Michael Macdonald, Matthew Nixon, John Cassidy, Kenneth MacNeil, Janet Gillies, John Cairns, Christine MacKinnon, Maisie Donaldson, Patrick Joseph Flannigan,  Sheena McMaster, Brian Wynne.


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

Many thanks for your generosity to the Missio Sunday last week. It was very much appreciated.

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 second Parish Pastoral Council meeting this week, and again there were new ideas to work on, a copy of the minutes will be put up in all churches soon.

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 thank those who gave so generously to our collection, the monies raised where in the region of £1600 pounds, many thanks indeed for your generosity.

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.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation and masses will be at 10am on November the 1st in St. John’s, and at 7pm in St. Mary’s.

All Souls Day

There will be mass at 10.15am in St. Mary’s, for those who cannot attend this mass, we will have a mass for the Holy Souls later on in November.

Remembering our loved ones in November

Those who wish can fill out a November list and we will add it to our book of remembrance to pray for their happy repose of their souls.


There will be an afternoon mass in Cille Choiril, Sunday 6th November 3pm. Last one of the year.