Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday May12th. 2013
Spean Bridge Reader: Liz Campbell Prayers: Lindsay Simpson Euch Mins; David MacFarlane, Moira Coutts
Roy Bridge Readers: Val MacDonald Richard Sidgwick Prayers: Ishbel Campbell Euch Mins: Ian MacDonald, Colleen Porter, Lorna MacGregor
Rota May 18th.. – May 19th.
May  - the month of devotions to Mary The Rosary, (which means a garland of roses) was given by Our Lady to St.Dominic in the 12th century when she appeared to him in a vision and told him to use is as a means to overcome the Albigensian heresy.It has become a favourite prayer in the Church, for it covers all the important moments in the life of Our Lord and his mother.Those who have a devotion to the rosary find themselves drawn ever more closer to Christ. Whenever Our Lady has appeared, she always has a rosary in her hands, and she told Bernadette at Lourdes that it was the prayer that was most pleasing to her.  Most Catholics have a rosary, but how often do they use it? May Altar The month of May was traditionally a time when each home had a Altar, around which the family would gather in the evening to say the rosary in honour of Our Lady.The centre of attraction in most homes nowadays is the television set, and the rosary no longer slips through the fingers of parents and children. It would be so lovely, and so spiritually fruitful, if this tradition wasrevived.People nowadays would be too embarrassed to turn off the television and kneel down to say the rosary.But it was theexample of parents such as this that made the faith of our families and their children so strong.  Why not say as a family  just one decade of the rosary each evening.  It could lead to greater things and give children a greater love of their faith. The rosary is said before Mass each day during the week
Feast of Pentecost—next Sunday The Church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost next Sunday. The Apostles left Bethany after Our Lord was taken up into heaven, filled with joy and enthusiasm. This soon turned to fear because of the treatment  they received, and they hid in the Upper Room where the last Supper had taken place. They sought out Mary to be with them to give them support and guidance, for in her presence they felt safe. Remembering  Our Lord’s promise that he would send them his Holy Spirit, they spent the time in prayer not knowing what would happen next. On Pentecost Day, everything changed, and  they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and now with no fear went out to face the public to preach about  Christ crucified and risen from the dead. On that one day 3,000 were converted to the  faith. The  Holy Spirit is within each of us through our baptism and confirmation, and he is a power that can alter and change our lives if we try to live constantly in his presence. His gifts are so marvellous and can enrich our spiritual lives, and guide and support us through the difficulties of life. Join us in our novena to the Holy Spirit which began on Friday:
God who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of this same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord
Stop Press:  Roy Bridge Café to be officially opened on Thursday at 10 a.m. when the ribbon will be ceremoniously cut.  The primary school children have also been invited to be present. Come along and help make it a great occasion! The Weir family deserve all our support for what they have achieved.