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 11am, Requiem Mass for John Rogan 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.
John Grant, Donald Currie, Grace Ferrie, Jim Moran, Alistair Macdonald, James Burrows, Janet Macdonald, Tommy Macdonald, Mary Wegner, Fr. Tom Wynne, Jessie Macdonald, Alexander Macdonald, Eugene Leddy, Hugh Mceleney, Murdo Macleod, George Macpherson, Elizabeth Mulrooney, Anne Mackintosh, Jean Connochie.
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.
John Rogan R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths of John Rogan. John’s funeral mass will be held in St. John’s Caol on Thursday the 24th of February at 11am, all are most welcome. We offer our love and prayers to his family at this time.
James Macdonald R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James Macdonald. James was huge part of the parish of St. Mary’s and will be missed greatly. To Kirsty and the family, we offer our love and prayers at this time.
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 this week. They propose to do the second phase beginning the 17th of March with the works being completed very shortly after. This is good news as the church will be, finished for Easter. Our collection towards the work stands at £11,490. Thank you so much for all your help.
Redemptorist Parish Mission, Roybridge, Caol and Fort William
The parishes of Lochaber and Roybridge are having a parish mission. This will take begin in Roybridge on Ash Wednesday, the 2nd of March, and run until Thursday the 10th of March, finishing in St. Mary’s Fort William. There are printed timetables for all the services at the back of the church. Please promote this mission in your families and beyond.
World Day of Prayer
This years World Day of Prayer will be held in St. John’s Caol on Friday the 4th of March at 2pm. Please put the date in your diaries.
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.
Coronavirus and the recent changes
Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference, has directed that holy Water may now be used by those who wish to bless themselves as they enter and leave the church. Hands should be sanitised before contact with the Holy Water and the Holy Water should be changed as and when required depending on the size of parish and the number of parishioners attending.
There are presently no plans to reinstate the sign of peace so this should be limited to a respectful bow of the head should parishes wish to do so.