Newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Lent C

Masses for next week

There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. Tuesday in Caol at 10am, Thursday will be Archie’s funeral at 10.15am in St. Mary’s. Wednesday morning will be a Service of word and communion in St. Mary’s, and mass on 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.


Donald John MacNeil, John Deakin, Mark Charles Munson, Una Tully, Natalie Smith, Donald Macdonald, Eric Marshall, Ian Macnaughton, Cathie Timbrell, Alastair Macdougall, Barnie Delaney, Mary Macdougall, Krystyna Kniaz, Peter Mcghee, Natalie Smith, Mary Cameron, Norah Gillis, Mary Cameron.


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.

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.

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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

The roof repairs, and the painting of the church are now complete. I want to thank Nodram painters, and all those who have help to contribute towards this large project. I am delighted with the how the church looks. I hope you the parishioners are as well. Fr. David.

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. Unfortunately, they are having problems with accessing the right parts from Europe. So there will be a slight delay.

Stations of the Cross

There will be stations of the cross in St. John’s Caol on Tuesday evening’s at 7pm, and St. Mary’s at 7pm.

Meeting for the Readers at Mass

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

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.