Newsletter for the 7th Sunday of the Year C

                 RC Diocese of Argyll and The Isles

Catholic Parishes of Lochaber 7th Sunday of Easter                                                                

St Mary’s — Tel: +44(0) 1397702174   email:

St John’s —   email:

Scottish Charity No: SCOO2876

Parish Priest:          Rev. David Connor


Deacon:           Rev. Thomas Wynne

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.


James Fitzsimmons, Elizabeth Laird, Bridget Keenan, Molly O’Shea, Moira Jones,         George O’Neill, Joan Bremner, May Macdonald, Linda Hunter, Mary Stokes, Norman MacInnes, Teresa Archibald, Margharita Morrison, Chrissie Cameron, Charles Kennedy, Mima Macdonald, Patricia Hogg, John Macdonald, Allan T. Rose.


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.

rst Communions

Our date for first communions is June the 19th. Please keep the children in your prayers at this time.


We congratulate those children who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening and wish them joy in the spirit.


Grateful thanks to all who took part in our first meeting on the Synod. It was a very open and frank discussion, and we look to the future with confidence. It was felt that it would be beneficial to have a meeting in St. John’s Caol to discus some particular topics pertaining to them. A meeting will be arranged for Caol, in due course.



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 again with Wyvern Organs, and it is hoped that the new organ will be installed fairly soon.

S.M.A. Mission Appeal

We welcome, Fr. Willie Brandon, this 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 Henry 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.

Wedding Congratulations

We give thanks to God for the wedding of John and Meghan Treasurer, may they be blessed with joy in their union together.

Ordination of Philip Bua

Philip’s ordination to the priesthood will take place on Tuesday the 21st of June at 7pm in St. Columba’s Cathedral Oban.