Sunday January 13th. 2013 Charity registration No. SC002876   Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Main Menu From the Bulletin  - this time two years ago! (Jan. 2010)                             Arctic Weather The cold air from Siberia continues to arrive in Britain in an never-ending stream!On Thursday evening it was–15 degrees, so you would actually be warmer in your deep freezer than in the open! There is a band of high pressure around the country which is preventing the warm westerly winds reaching our shores with their usual cargo of rain—and more rain! We are very grateful that our main roads are snow free, but our side roads and pavements, like others all over the country, remain very treacherous, especially to our senior citizens  Masses were cancelled during the week in both Spean and Roy Bridge because of icy conditions. The monthly Holy Hour, which should take place this Wednesday, is postponed until the weather improves. Thanks to our parishioners and friends who have joined the 100 Club, our churches are kept nice and warm. I am grateful to David MacFarlane for adjusting the heating in St. Joseph’s to ensure that there are no burst pipes. The heating in St. Margaret’s is also run each day and evening for short periods to prevent any pipes freezing. Invergarry Mass is cancelled again this Sunday at St. Finnan’s because of the depth of snow around the church, and also because many who come to mass live up side roads and are unable to use their cars because of the icy conditions.   (We thank God for the mild winter so far, although snow and ice are forecast for this weekend). Village Shop The possible closure of our village shop in Roy Bridge has been given a lot of publicity in the Press & Journal, and also in the Braes and the parish Bulletin. We can only hope and pray that someone somewhere may be attracted by rural life and running a local shop, and possibly bring new ideas. The closure of D & E, the last shoe shop in Fort William, is not encouraging, and now the press tells us that Tesco is stalling on the start of its proposed new store at the Blar Mhor, so all this does not augur well for business in general in Lochaber. A run-down hotel in the Wiesbaden area has recently been purchased by people from Queensland, Australia, so it gives us hope that our store may yet find a buyer. Week of prayer for unity The feast of the conversion of St. Paul, Friday 25h January, is the beginning of the week of prayer for unity among all denominations world-wide  that Our Lord’s prayer at the last Supper may yet be fulfilled: Father, may they all be one as you and I are one. Anniversaries We remember in our prayers this weekend those whose anniversaries are at this time: Lachie Nicolson, whose first anniversary is on Saturday, and for whom the Vigil Mass will be said, also Brian Toal, whose anniversary also is at this time, and for Mass will be said on Tuesday. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord Spean Bridge:   Reader  - Alison MacIntosh Prayers—Faith MacIntosh Euch. Liz Campbell, Moira Coutts. Roy Bridge: Readers—Helena Rose , Dominic Sargent Prayers—Tony Sargent Euch Mins - Helen MacDonald, Catrina MacDonald Marg. Sargent ROTA 19th. January – January 20th.