Charity registration No. SC002876   Sunday March 10th. 2013 Page 1 Page 3 Page 2 Page 4 Main Menu Two new altar servers A fortnight ago Alasdair Poll and Aimé Campbell made their First Holy Communion, along with six other children, and today they are serving at the altar for the very first time.  We had a practice during the week, and they were very quick to learn what to do, so we are a assured of another two altar servers who will serve Mass for many years to come. Both Alasdair and Aimé are in primary six at Spean Bridge school, and have one more year to do after this year before going to Fort William High School. I will introduce the other children who wish to serve at Mass at Spean Bridge during the next few weeks for whom it would be more practical to come to Mass at St. Joseph's. I take this opportunity to thank our two regular servers, Helena Rose and her sister, Francesca Rose,  on whom I depend so much, and  who have been serving mass now so faithfully  for the past five years Afternoon Tea  Roy Bridge Primary School Friday, March 15, at 2 p.m. The primary school children are putting their heart and soul into preparing their school for Red Nose Day this coming week, on Friday,15th. when everyone is asked to come out and support them. The children will serve the tables, and the parents are providing  a wonderful selection of cakes for the afternoon tea.  The money raised for Comic Relief Day goes to many charities where  children and families are concerned, many of them living in poverty. (there is now a food bank in Fort William for struggling families!) Leave the first part of Friday afternoon free this week, and come along to support the children at 2 p.m., for it will  mean  so much to  them. The children, parents and  teachers have put a lot of work into preparing for their Red Nose Day. DO come along to the  school on Friday afternoon at 2 p,m, and help  make  their fund raising effort for a worthy cause a GREAT SUCCESS.           REMEMBER, the afternoon is open to EVERYBODY! Palm Sunday—a fortnight today, March 24th Lent seems to be passing more quickly this year than at any other time as so many things have happened, especially with Pope  Benedict retiring and the excitement of the Cardinals gathering in Rome to elect his successor. The conclave starts on Tuesday. These next three weeks before Easter are so important to help us prepare to share in the  Passion of Our Lord and rejoice with him at his Resurrection. If you feel you have not done as much as you intended to do, there is still time.! You can end Lent feeling you have not missed out. Try to share a little  more of your time with Our Lord  during  these next three week. We can make a special effort with our prayers: · perhaps a visit to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament if you are passing near the church   · Try to fit in a morning Mass during the week, · Come to Stations of the Cross · Read part of one of the gospels each day.   Say your rosary This will help you make these three weeks of Lent more meaningful and Easter Sunday more joyful.