Newsletter for the 4th 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.


Tommy Nixon, Frank Keenan, Margaret Anne Gillies, Winnie Maclellan, Ronnie Macdougall, Donald Macneil, Betty McHale, Johnnie Vickers, Edward Murphy, Marjory Downie, Frank Keenan, Donald Alistair Macdonald, George Stokes, Rosemary Clark, Ann Macbeth, Duncan Macbeath, Lindsey Mcmonagle.


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.

Chrism Mass

This year’s Chrism Mass will be held on Wednesday the 6th of April at 6pm, in Oban Cathedral, all are most welcome. Unfortunately due to Covid there will be no bus going down, but those wishing to go, please speak to others who are going by car.


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 Our collection towards the work stands at £12,260. Thank you so much for all your help.

We are having problems accessing a machine which that is appropriate to carry out the works, and this is unfortunately meaning that the second phase of the job, will not be completed as quickly as we thought.

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.

Stations of the Cross

There will be stations of the cross in St. John’s Caol on Tuesday evening’s at 7pm, this week we will have a Holy Hour for Peace in St. Mary’s Thursday evening at 7pm, all are most welcome.

Meeting for the Readers at Mass

It is proposed that we will have a meeting of all the readers from all the parishes on Monday the 4th of April at 7pm, in St. Mary’s.

S.C.I.AF. 4TH Sunday of Lent Collection

There will be a second collection this week for the work of S.C.I.AF. this Sunday at all masses. I realise this is quite an ask as we had a collection, just last week for the people of the Ukraine. Please just give what can. Thank you very much. Fr David.

Archie Nicol

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Archie Nicol. Archie was a wonderful parishioner, and friend to so many. We pray for the happy repose of his soul. His Requiem Mass will be in St. Mary’s at 10.15am on Thursday the 7th of April.