Charity registration No. SC002876   Sunday March 17th. 2013 Page 1 Page 3 Page 2 Page 4 Main Menu Spean Bridge Reader: Alison MacIntosh Payers: Faith MacIntosh Euch Mins   Liz Campbell, Moira Coutts Roy Bridge Readers: Tony Sargent,  Catrina MacDonald Prayers: Dominic Sargent Euch Mins:  Betty Campbell, Margaret Sargent, Colleen Porter Rota March 23rd. – March 24th. Feast of St. Joseph, Tuesday. March 19th. What we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father Jesus comes only from Scripture and it is so little. was a carpenter, a working man, but also  was a compassionate, caring and upright man. When he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been betrothed, he knew the child was not his but  as yet was unaware that she was carrying the Son of  God. He planned to divorce Mary according to the Law as he was  concerned for her suffering and safety. . Joseph was man of deep faith, obedient to whatever God asked of him knowing the outcome. When the angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him the truth about the child Mary was carrying, Joseph immediately, and without question or concern for gossip, took Mary home as wife. When the angel came again to tell him that his family was in danger, he left everything he owned, all his family and friends, and made his way to Egypt with his young wife and the baby, where he remained until it was safe to return to Nazareth. Joseph loved the Child Jesus with a  true fatherly love, and treated him as his own son. When he was twelve-years old, Jesus was lost in Jerusalem, and on finding him, with such relief,  Mary said to him: Your father and I have been searching  for you... Joseph died before Jesus started his public ministry. No wonder Joseph is the patron of the dying for at his death bed were Jesus and Mary whose presence we would wish to have at our death. In the Old Testament, there was another Joseph, (Joseph of the coat of many colours), who was the Pharaoh's wise and respected Prime Minister. The Israelites would say: “If you need anything go to Joseph!” and this is true of St. Joseph of the New Testament. He provided for Mary and the Child Jesus in all their needs. St. Teresa of Avila says: “I know by experience that the glorious St. Joseph assists us generally in all necessities. I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me”. On Tuesday, we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph who is also patron of the Universal Church as well as being  husband of Mary and foster father of the Child Jesus. There could be no greater day for Pope Francis to be officially installed as the Successor of St. Peter and Head of the Universal Church than the feast of St. Joseph. Visiting Confessor Monsignor MacKinnon will hear confessions today at the following times:  Spean Bridge 3p.m—3.30p.m Roy Bridge 4p.m –4.30p.m This is an excellent opportunity to complete our Lenten preparations to  prepare our souls to enter with Christ into his Passion and Death, and then share in the joy of his Resurrection Palm Sunday Next Sunday is Palm Sunday when palms will be blessed at each of the masses. Please obtain your palm as you enter the church. Confessions: Fr Tom will hear confessions on Palm Sunday                         Spean Bridge 3p.m—3.30p.m    Roy Bridge 4p.m –4.30 p.m.