The Bulletin 2016

St. Margaret's,                        St. Joseph's,                        St. Finnan's,                        Cille Choirill

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St Margaret's

The main Parish Church is situated in the centre of the village of Roy Bridge. The church is dedicated to Saint Margaret, and Queen, wife of Malcolm III (Canmore) King of Scots in the latter part of the 11th century.

Her spiritual influence was to change her husband, by her example, so that he became a devout and good man.
She established monasteries as powerhouses of prayer, rebuilt the Abbey of Iona and was a champion of the poor, the sick and the outcast.

Her feast day is on the 16th of November.

St Joseph's

The most modern of the churches in the parish was built in 1967 and is situated near the village centre along the Corriechoillie road.

The patron of the church is Saint Joseph, the adoptive father of Our Lord Jesus Christ and husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
No doubt Saint Joseph, a carpenter, would have a wry smile knowing that nearby is the works yard for a firm of builders.

His feast day is the 19th of March.

St Finnan's

This small church is situated just outside the village of Invergarry on the main Inverness to Fort William road (A82). Although the building is old (1938), it is the newest addition to the parish as it was previously looked after by the Benedictine community at the Abbey in Fort Augustus. Sadly, the monks are no longer there and the church became part of the Roy Bridge parish.
The church building has recently been refurbished, due to the kind assistance of some benefactors, and is now both weather tight and picturesque. The patron of the church,
St Finnan, is probably best known for his missionary work in and around Loch Shiel but he also had close links with nearby Kilfinnan.

His feast day is 17th February.

Cille Choirill

The hill where St. Cairell had his cell is named after him in Gaelic, Cille Choirill, and is about 2 km from Roy Bridge. It is very sacred to the people, and has a 15th century church in his honour and an ancient burial ground.

The Parish Churches