Sunday February 17th. 2013 Charity registration No. SC002876   Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Main Menu Spean Bridge:                        Reader: Alison MacIntosh Prayers Faith MacIntosh Euch. Mins. David MacFarlane Moira Coutts Roy Bridge: Readers: Richard Sidgwick, Lorna MacGregor Prayers: Helena Rose Euch Mins: Catrina MacDonald, Mgt. Sargent, Ann MacKintosh Rota February 23rd. -- February –24th. Home for the weekend Catherine Jones is back home at Inverroy for the weekend, and is looking so well after her major surgery in Glasgow.  Ken and Tina spent the week with her at her flat, and are so delighted that she is well enough now to make the journey home for a brief visit. Once Catherine has completed her post operative treatment, she may decide to spend her convalescence at Inverroy, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Final Call for the 100 Club We remind members if they have not managed to make their subscription for this year to help with the church heating, there are still envelopes available at the back of the church marked 100 Club. Many thanks to all who  renewed their subscription for this year.  Your generosity has allowed us to keep our churches beautifully warm throughout the winter months. Let’s hope that the worst of winter is over and that we can now look forward to a spring filled with that scarce commodity—sunshine! Bishop Toal There has been no recent news about Bishop Joseph's progress, and he will not know the results of the surgery on his eye until his next appointment with the surgeon this coming Thursday. We keep him very much in our prayers that the outcome will be successful. The clergy are delighted that he is having an“enforced” rest at his old college in Salamanca among his many Spanish friends Anniversary We  remember  Hugh MacDonald, in our prayers at Mass this weekend, whose anniversary is at this time. May he rest in peace. Andrew Nisbet’s Funeral The funeral of Andrew Nisbet, who was tragically drowned  just before Christmas, will take place from  St. John’s. Caol, on Wednesday at 12 noon. We keep his bereaved family very much in our prayers that God may comfort and console them in their sad loss. May Andrew’s soul rest in peace. Jim Keenan R.I.P It was with great sadness that our parish and the family’s many friends learned of Jim’s death in the Belford Hospital last Saturday. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Mary, his devoted wife, and to all his family who held Jim in such  reverence as he was truly a dedicated father to  all his children, grand children and great grandchildren. Jim's parents originally came from Armagh in Ireland, and Jim was born in Hamilton shortly before the family moved to Murlaggan, Roy Bridge, where they made their home. After  completing his National Service in the army, where he served part of the time in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, he came home and worked in the forestry and also was a lorry driver who was very much in demand. He and Mary were married in St, Margaret’s, Roy Bridge, and they spent 54 happy years together binging up their family. Jim was a keen shinty player, and excelled as a goal keeper both for The Braes, and later for the amalgamated Braes and Spean Bridge teams which became Lochaber. There was one occasion when Lochaber was without a goalkeeper for a very important match against Lovat, and asked Jim if he would stand in, which he willingly did.  Only, by this time he was 45 years of age!  They won the match, and although Jim received a broken collar bone as the result of vigorous play, he thought it worth while to have gained a victory over Lovat! About ten years ago, Jim was diagnosed with leukaemia, and he remained so courageous and cheerful despite the different forms of treatment he had to undergo. and also the many visits, some of them emergency, to hospitals at Inverness and Fort William. When he could no longer come to mass, he received his communion weekly at home. The last few years he and Mary moved to Caol to be nearer the Medical Centre and the Belford Hospital. The day before he died, he received holy communion with such faith. He had a great reverence and devotion to the Eucharist. His funeral took place on February 14th, St. Valentine's Day, and the church was packed to capacity for his Requiem Mass. He was indeed a popular man because of his kindness, gentleness and his readiness to help in any situation. Mary took such loving care of Jim during his long years of illness, and especially during the latter difficult months. She and the family are so grateful to the doctors nurses and carers for all the help and attention they gave so willingly to Jim over the years, and especially to Mary’s good friend, Jean Holmes Mary and the family wish to thank everyone for their kindness and sympathy during Jim’s illness, and for all the Mass cards, phone calls and visits, and also to all who attended Jim's funeral. He was laid to rest at Cille Choirill. May Jim’s good soul rest in peace