Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday May 26th. 2013
Spean Bridge Reader: Alison MacIntosh Prayers: Faith MacIntosh Euhc. Mins; Liz Campbell, Moira Coutts
Roy Bridge Readers : Rory MacDonald, Richard Sidgwick Prayers: Val MacDonald, Euch Mins: Ishbel Campbell, Helen MacDonald, Colleen Porter
Rota June 1st. – June 2nd.
St Margaret’s was packed to capacity  on Saturday morning for the funeral Mass of Maurice Cameron. The great number of mourners from the local villages, the surrounding areas and much further afield,  showed how many people were touched by his life, and the deep affection in which he was held.. The smile on Maurice’s face in the adjoining photograph is how we will remember him, for he was kindly, affable, always the gentleman and ever willing to help in any way he could.
During the last few weeks of his life he was busy helping to get the new Roy Bridge café ready in time for its opening, and Raymond and Lorna Weir, the owners,  could not praise Maurice highly enough for the immense help he gave to them so willingly. He was to be one of the special guests at the opening, and as Lorna said, he was sadly missed   He was laid to rest at Cille Choirill beside his brother’s grave. He will be greatly missed in the village, and the bench in the square will seem so empty now, because it was his favourite place to have  a rest. May his gentle, good soul rest in peace
Farewell Ceilidh and Presentation  to Sr. Audrey and Sr. Therese, Friday June 14th,  Lochyside Primary School, 7 pm Violet Smith, head teacher of Lochyside, is organising a farewell evening for our two Mary MacKillop Sisters who are returning home after six years in Lochaber, Sr. Audrey to Australia and Sr. Therese to New Zealand. She asks that we make a fitting tribute to the Sisters  by thanking them for the work they have done in our parishes, schools and the wider community during the time they have been with us. A Presentation will be made to the Sisters during the evening, and should anyone wish to contribute to it, please give your donation either personally to Violet Smith or hand it in to the church in an envelope with her name on it. Contributions of baking will be gratefully received and can be handed in at the school any time on Friday, June 14th. There are leaflets at the back of the church with all the details. Surprise visit from Sister Catherine Thom Sister Catherine, one of Mary MacKillop’s nuns, who is well-known to our parishioners,  made a whistle-stop visit to Roy Bridge on Monday as the guest of Margaret Sargent. She called at the Chapel House  for a brief visit, and it was a great joy to see her again. Some years ago, she gave a very interesting illustrated talk in Roy Bridge Hall on St. Mary MacKillop,  and was our guest at the Chapel House. During this visit, Margaret  discovered it was Sister Catherine’s birthday, and to her surprise, she arrived at the Chapel House with  a beautiful cake she had specially baked, complete with candles, so we could all celebrate the occasion.
Sister Catherine studied at Glasgow University  twenty years ago to add a further degree to her vast knowledge of history Pilgrimage to Ise of Canna.Wednesday, June 12th. As the Church in Scotland celebrates the 1450th anniversary of the arrival of St. Columba to Iona, Fr Joe Calleja, parish priest of Morar and Mallaig, is arranging a pilgrimage to Canna where  St. Columba landed with his monks shortly after arriving in Iona. Briefly, the Cal-Mac ferry leaves Mallaig at 10.15 a.m., calls at Rum, and arrives at Canna at 12.45 p.m. There will be Mass on the island and time for a visit, before the boat leaves at 3 pm., arriving back in Mallaig at 5.25 p.m. There is a full programme of prayer on the boat journey as well as on the island. There are booklets at the back of the church with all the details of the pilgrimage. If you are interested, obtain a copy, and should you decide to join the pilgrimage, please contact Fr. Joe. His phone number and email address are on the leaflet.
Next Sunday, feast of Corpus Christi Next Sunday’s feast  is a wonderful opportunity for us all to renew our faith in the Blessed Sacrament and to try to increase our devotion to Our Lord’s presence in the Eucharist. Holy Hour  4-5 p.m. united with Pope Francis in Rome and parishes throughout the world. In former years, this was the day when  processions were held and the Blessed Sacrament carried through streets and villages to awaken devotion to the Eucharist and to ask for God’s blessing on the  people. Please come along and join in the Holy Hour
Maurice Cameron, R.I.P., died May 18th, 2013