Sunday April 13th. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

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St. Margaret's,                        St. Joseph's,                        St. Finnan's


Spean Bridge:

Reader: David MacFarlane

Prayers: Liz Campbell

Euch. Mins: Liz Campbell, Moira Coutts

Roy Bridge:

Readers:  Tony Sargent, Helen MacDonald  

Prayers:  Richard Sidgwick

Euch Mins: Margaret Watt,  Lorna MacGregor, Margaret Sargent

Easter Sunday

Visiting confessor this Sunday—Fr Roddy MacAulay from Caol


Confessions will be held at the following times:

Spean Bridge 2 p.m. –2.30 p.m.

 Roy Bridge 3 p.m.– 3.30 p.m.

 This an excellent opportunity to prepare for Easter.

Sympathy

We remember Dawn Gordon in our prayers this weekend for she and her partner who was tragically killed in a car accident some weeks ago, were to be married this Saturday, April 12th..  

Eternal rest grant unto Bryan, and may the joy of Christ's resurrection bring hope and peace to his family who still mourn his loss.


Anniversaries

We remember in our prayers and masses those whose anniversaries are at this time and for whom Mass will be said:
Fr Andrew Campbell, Inverlair, Catrina MacDonald, Spean Bridge, Alan Rodger, Hugh Carmichael formerly of Oban and John Vickers, Caol

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may they now share in the joy of Christ’s resurrection in heaven.

Lent

May God bless all who made an effort during Lent to come to a weekday Mass and also to Stations of Cross to follow Christ more closely in his sufferings for us.

This will have brought them many graces for themselves, their families and the parish. The saints tells us that devotion to the  Passion of Christ is the quickest shortcut to holiness and finding peace in our lives.

Easter Vigil 8.30 p.m.

The ceremony begins in semi-darkness. The Easter Fire is lit and blessed, and from this new flame, symbolising the Risen Christ, the Easter Candle is lit and from it all the candles of the congregation. We listen to the readings about our salvation history, the Easter Water is blessed, the congregation sprinkled and the Easter Mass is said.


CHRIST IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!

Masses on Easter Sunday

Invergarry 9 a.m. (not 9.15 a.m.)

Spean Bridge 10.15 a.m.

Roy Bridge 11.30 a.m.


Easter Water

There will be a brown jar at the back of the church marked Easter Water. It is the ancient custom to take some of this water home during Easter week to sprinkle it on your house, your goods, your fields and animals to ask God’s blessing and protection  on them.


The Easter Candle remains in the sanctuary beside the baptismal font throughout the year as a reminder of our own baptism. It also helps usto recall that each Sunday is a celebration of Easter, and that we are truly the children of the resurrection, filled with hope and joy, and living in the presence of the risen Christ. During the baptism of a new-born baby, the child’s baptismal candle is lit from Easter Candle by the child’s father, and the parents are asked by the priest to keep this light of Christ burning brightly in the soul of the child by their own faith and personal example

The SCIAF Wee Boxes should be handed in at the end of Lent, and will also add considerably to the parish total of Lenten alms.May God bless you all for your goodness. It would be appreciated if you changed the contents of the boxes to notes or pound coins. This makes is so much easier for us to count.