Newsletter for the Assumption of our blessed lady

Parish Finance in Lockdown Crisis

Many thanks to all who have handed in envelopes and donations during lockdown. It has made a great difference to the finances of the different parishes. Could you please continue to post your donations through the door of St. Mary’s Chapel house, Many thanks indeed.


Masses for next week

There will be no masses on Monday and Saturday morning of next week. The morning masses are as follows. There will be mass on Tuesday and Thursday, St. John’s Caol 10am, St. Mary’s, 10.15am Wednesday. 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 Sunday’s 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.



Anne Macleod, Darren Quail, Lily Quail, Sheena Cameron, Esther Mceleney, Peter Docherty, Isabel Maclean, Tom Crow, Lucy Ryan, Mary Campbell, Donald, (DoDo) MacKinnon,                   Anne Macleod, Alistiar Gow, Goerge Brown, Betty Conney, Sandra Quinn, Hector Maclean.

Sick Visits

We have resumed our home visits to the sick and housebound this week. Please inform us if there is anyone who is unable to get to mass and would like a visit.

St. Mary’s New Fence Walkway

A huge thank you to those who supplied the material and the labour for the new fence in St. Mary’s. This will a great help to everyone especially underfoot in the winter.


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.

St. John’s Caol

We have ordered new vestments recently for St. John’s to replace the old ones which were starting to look a bit weathered. We expect to receive them within the next few weeks.

Back to School

We wish all teachers and pupils a very successful new term. Hopefully with things opening up a bit more, you will see a lot more of me in St. Columba’s.

Recent Deaths

We pray for the repose of the souls of Hector MacAskill and Anne MacKinnon, who both died recently, to their families we offer our love and prayers.

The funeral arrangements are as follows.

Hector MacAskill, St. Mary’s 1pm, Thursday the 19th of August.

Anne MacKinnon, St. Mary’s 10.15am, Friday the 20th of August.

All are welcome to attend.


Those children who do not attend St. Columba’s and are due to receive the sacraments, that is Primary Four and above, please get in touch with     Fr. David.

New Church Members

Recently there have been a number of enquiries from people wishing to join the church. Please feel free to approach Fr. David, or Deacon Thomas.

Hymn for the Vocation Music Award

Our Organist Kevin Cameron has written a beautiful hymn for the Vocation Music Awards. I wonder if the parishioners would be good enough to vote for this hymn. The link is below. Many thanks in advance.

Feast of the Assumption

This feast originated in Jerusalem before the fifth century as the “Falling-Asleep of the Mother of God.” It was adopted in Rome in the mid-seventh century and was renamed the “Assumption” in the next century. It celebrates Mary’s passing over, body and soul, from this world into the glory of her risen Son.