Masses for next week
Monday and Saturday morning there will be no masses. Tuesday there will be mass in St. John’s Caol at 10am, There will be no mass on Thursday of next week. 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.
Mr and Mrs, James, Alice Findlay, Mary Timbrell, Paddy Heron, Linda Brown, Mary Mulrooney, Jack Doyle, Esther Judge, Kathleen Mitchell, Edward Walsh, Johnnie Neil, Dick Cameron, Donald Macdonald, Claire Ryan, Christina MacNeil, Arthur Findlay, Neil Macleod, Donald Macdonald, Neil MacLean, Duncan Gillies.
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.
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.
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.
Angus Macdonald R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Angus Macdonald, to his family and friends we offer our love and our prayers at this sad time. Angus’ Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday the 10th at 10.15am in St. Mary’s.
Mary Hurney R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mary Hurney, to her family and friends we offer our love and prayers. Mary’s funeral service will be held in St. Mary’s at 10.15am on Monday the 14th of 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.
The tricky riddle set by the Sadducees in today’s gospel is exaggerated and humorous. They raise the question of the existence of an after-life by an implausible story, to see how Jesus would respond. In the afterlife, presumably we will be free of the bodily constraints and appetites that shape our present experience. We will all be like children in God’s presence, fully complete in love, no longer requiring what we need in this world.
The human heart feels an inherent hope for the afterlife. But it is what Shakespeare memorably called “The undiscovered country from which no traveller returns.” Though nobody comes back to confirm it for us, through Jesus, we believe it is there, just the same. As Paul the apostle said: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of any person to imagine what God has in store for those who love him.”