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.
Painting of St. Mary’s Fort William
The painting of St. Mary’s has started and the first phase of it is know finished. The second phase the ceiling and the back will be done by March of next year once the repairs to the roof are competed.
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 10am, 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.
Annie Macdonald, Angela Adams, Annie Morrison, Mary Flora Mackay, Rose Gardetto, Molly Cameron, Edward Archibald, Margaret Maclean, Ina Macdonald, Calum Macdougall, Shaun Molyneux, John Joseph Macdonald, Mary Murphy, Allan Macdonald, Mary Cameron, Elizabeth Hutchison.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Brian, regarding the Synodal Process
There is a letter from Bishop Brian, explaining the Synodal Process. Please take a letter as you leave mass today, as this will give us all a better idea of the process.
We thank Bishop Brian for his presence among us in Glenfinnan today, and we pray and give thanks for his ministry among us.
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.
If any young person would who has made their first communion, would wish to be an altar server, please contact Deacon Wynne, or Fr. David, at the chapel house on 01397-702174.
St. Mary’s, Fort William
We have now received an estimated figure for the work to make the back wall secure, and the painting of the inside of the church. This will cost approximately £20,000. I do realise that this not the best time to be asking for money, but this is essential work to the fabric of the church this work will start this Monday the 1st of November. This will mean that all weekday masses will take place in St. John’s until further notice. I am delighted to say that due to a very generous donation, out total is now standing at £9,450. Many thanks indeed.
Catholic Parishes of Lochaber Ceilidh
We thank all those who contributed to the Parish Ceilidh and made it such a fantastic night. A special thanks go to all the musicians and singers, who gave of their time and their talents to make it such a successful evening. The final total of money has still to come in but is around £600- £700 pounds. Many thanks indeed. Fr. David.
We have a book of remembrance in each church to commemorate the Holy Souls. Those wishing to do this, if you just fill out your list, and put them in the envelope provided, and we will say a mass in their memory.
Our next choir practice for Christmas will be held in St. Mary’s this Wednesday at 7pm, old and new members are most welcome.
We will be having four talks in Advent on the differing themes of the season. These will be announced in next week’s newsletter.