Newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Easter 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 and Friday there will be mass at 10.15am in St. Mary’s. 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

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.


Mary Clarke, Rosemary Archibald, Donnie Maclellan, Catherine Downs, Rhoda Fletcher,    John Valellie, Alastair Weir, Kenny Cairns, Nellie Rennie, Davie Allan, Hamish Stewart, Roddy Maclean, Ellen Macginlay, Hamish Mathieson, Hannah Murphy, Katy Macelan, Marian Campbell, Robert Brown, Charlie Mchugh.


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.

First Communions

Our date for first communions is June the 19th at 11.15am in St. Mary’s Fort William.


Bishop Brian will be here on the 26th of May for Conformations. Please keep the children in your prayers.

Meeting of Eucharistic Ministers

We will be having a meeting of all the Eucharistic Ministers of the three parishes on Wednesday the 18th of May at 7pm in St. Mary’s.

Wearing of face masks

The Scottish Government announced this week that the wearing of face masks in places of worship is no longer compulsory, from Monday the 4th of April. If you still feel uncomfortable with this, please feel free to continue to wear your mask.


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. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday the 25th of May at 7pm in St. Mary’s.


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.

New Organ for St. Mary’s

We have been in discussions this week with Wyvern Organs, and it is hoped that the new organ will be installed by the end of May.

Sister Francis Connachie R.I.P

The Funeral Mass of Sister Francis will take place on Tuesday 17th at 12.30 at St Peter’s in Partick Glasgow. All are welcome to attend.

S.M.A. Mission Appeal

Fr. Willie Brandon, will be here on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May, to give a mission appeal. Please be as generous as you can.


It is with great joy that we welcome Flora Timko into the church, may she grow in the love and joy of the Lord.

Marriage of Martin and Toni Graham

It is with great joy that we announce the marriage of Martin and Toni in Glenfinnan. May they have a happy and healthy life together.