Newsletter for the 6th Sunday of the Year 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, and mass in the evening at 7pm. 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.


Sister Mary Harrison, Billy Corrigan, Ronnie Gillies, Clement Kirby, Jessie Matheson, Calum Macdonald, Roddie Macdonald, Angele-Ona Laurinaviciene, Ted Timbrell, Peggy Macdonald, Eileen Mackinnon, Roderick Wright, John Fraser, Frank Fagan, Je3ssie Flannigan, Stephen Archibald, Bridget Keenan, Thomas Grant, Lee McFall, Catherine MacGregor.


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. Please keep the children in your prayers at this time.

The Ascension of the Lord

This Thursday is the Ascension of the Lord, and mass times are as follows. St. John’s Caol, 10am. St. Mary’s Fort William, 7pm.


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


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.

S.M.A. Mission Appeal

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

New Clergy Appointments

Fr Roddy Johnston, presently Parish Priest of Ballachulish, Taynuilt and Mingarry will move to St Andrew’s, Rothesay as Parish Priest.

Fr Noel Nkop msp will become Parish Priest of the Visitation, Taynuilt while also remaining at St Margaret’s, Lochgilphead.

St Mun’s, Ballachulish and Our Lady of the Angels, Mingarry will be served by the Missionaries of St Paul. Fr Pius Duke, who joined us for the Chrism Mass, is no longer able to take up this appointment but his replacement will arrive in July.

Rev Philip Bua will be Assistant Priest at Our Lady and St Mun’s, Dunoon.

Eucharistic Ministers

Many thanks to those who turned up on Wednesday for the meeting. Fr. David.