Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday September 15th. 2013
Spean Bridge: Reader: David MacFarlane Prayers: Lindsay Simpson Euch. Mins: Liz Campbell, Moira Coutts
Roy Bridge: Readers: Val MacDonald,  Margaret Sargent Prayers: Ishbel Campbell Euch Mins:  Lorna MacGregor, Colleen Porter, Ian MacDonald
Rota September 21st. – September 22nd.
Wonderful response to Mill Hill Father’s Appeal  - £635 Once again our parishioners have shown their love for the Missions by the generous support they give each year when a mission father comes to appeal for our prayers and help for the on-going work in spreading the message of God’s love throughout the world . Fr Grier left Roy Bridge to supply for a week in Daliburgh, South Uist, and he will be greatly surprised when he returns to the Mission House in Glasgow this week to find my letter with the total for his appeal. No doubt, he will be writing  to express his thanks on behalf of the Mill Hill Father.  Recently, our parishioners contributed almost £400 to the Bishop's Appeal for the Sick and Retired priests of the diocese.                                     May God bless you for all your goodness and generosity
Deacon Stan to be ordained on December 5th It was announced at the Priest’s Meeting in Oban last week that Bishop Joseph will ordain Deacon Stanislaw Jan Pamula in the Cathedral, Oban, on Thursday, December 5th., at 6 p.m. This is wonderful news for Stan, and for us all, as he has been  very popular wherever he has served in the diocese, and so many people will be delighted at the news. Stan has been helping at St. Mary’s for the past two years and also, more recently, at Glencoe, at the same time as completing his extra studies. He sends an invitation to all our parishioners to come to Oban and share the happiness of his day of ordination on December 5th. He leaves for Poland  the following day to return to his home town of Gdansk where he will say his first mass in St. Albert Chmielowski’s Church on Sunday, December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception. Already a number of St. Mary’s parishioners have booked a flight to Gdansk to be present for Stan’s first Mass and receive his blessing. We keep Stan very much in our prayers
Janet Jones Janet’s name is read out frequently in the Prayers of Intercession at the weekends, and it brings her great comfort to know we are praying for her at Mass, and also gives strength to her parents, Ken and Tina. who have had a most anxious time with illness in the family. Janet decided some time ago to leave the Hospice in Aberdeen and return to her own home to use her precious time to be with her family. Janet’s sister, Catherine, had a further surgery recently to complete her earlier operation, and is now convalescing at her home in Glasgow where Tina and Ken have been spending some time with her.  We keep the whole family very much in our prayers.
Equinox -Why is it called equinox? On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it's called an "equinox", derived from Latin, meaning "equal night". The September equinox occurs the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. On any other day of the year, the Earth's axis tilts a little away from or towards the Sun. But on the two equinoxes, the Earth's axis tilts neither away from nor towards the Sun, like the illustration shows . This autumn the equinox is on Sunday, September 22, so next week we are truly heading back to winter, and daylight will become shorter as the evenings creep in.