Newsletter for the 3rd Sunday C

Masses for next week

There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. The morning masses are as follows. Tuesday and Thursday St. John’s Caol 10am, Wednesday and Friday at 10.15am in 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.


Jessie Mackinnon, Bella Mackinnon, Jimmy Mcorgray, John Macmillan, Annabel Macmillan, Iain Maclean, Hugh Delaney, Frances White, Jan Stage, Flora Macphee, Lizzie Macbeath, Patrick Ryan, Margaret Doyle, Margaret Macintyre, Kenneth Macdonald, Norah Mackinnon, Barry Williamson, John Tully, Morag Fitzsimons, Norma Campbell, Christina Turner, John Thomson, Irene Salter.


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.

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 this work will start this Monday the 1st of November. This will mean that all weekday masses will take place in St. John’s until further notice. I am delighted to say that due to a very generous donation, out total is now standing at £11,090. Many thanks indeed.

Prayer Cards for the Synod

There are prayer cards at the back of the church for the Synod. This is an excellent opportunity for each one of us, as baptised Christians to play a deeper role in the life of the church, and to hear and respect your views. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will bring fresh wisdom to our deliberations.

Gift Aid Envelopes, St. Mary’s

There are now Gift Aid envelopes for you to pick up. Please be careful as some of the numbers have changed.

Sick and the Housebound

After taking advice we have been advised to leave visiting the sick and the housebound, until the new variant subsides. Any urgent calls will be attended to immediately. Please feel free to phone the Chapel house or Deacon Thomas at any time.

R.I.P. Christine Calder, Joan Gillies

It is with great sadness that we had the funerals of Christine and Joan last week. To their families we offer our love and prayers. Christine was buried from Caol, and Joan was buried from Glenfinnan, both were first cousins.

R.I.P. Don Macdougall, May Finnie

It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths of Don and May. Funeral arrangements will be at a later date. To their family we offer our love and prayers.

Fr. Sandy

We thank Fr. Sandy for his presence among us last week and hope to see him again soon.

Kevin Cameron Organist

We congratulate Kevin on his full-time appointment, as Director of Music for Our National Shrine to Our Lady in Carfin. We wish Kevin every blessing in his new role and thank him for his dedication to the parishes of Lochaber.

St. Mary’s roof repairs

Unfortunately, there have been unforeseen repairs required to the roof. These have to be completed before the second stage of the painting can begin.