Sunday April 6th. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

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

Visiting confessor next 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.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week

Palms will be blessed at all the weekend Masses. Please obtain you palm as you enter church.

This is the most important week in the Church's liturgy as we reach the

climax of Lent and follow our Lord during his last days of his life on this earth as he prepares to sacrifice his life for us on the cross. Let us pray that our parish may enter this week with the desire to accompany our Lord as he enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday morning; as he celebrates the Last Supper on Thursday evening; leaving us the most precious and blessed sacrament of the Eucharist and the Mass;  as he makes his way under the weight of the Cross to Calvary after having been mercilessly scourged in public; and the joy of the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday as he rises gloriously from the dead assuring us of our salvation and that death is not the end but rather our entrance into heaven where he, the Risen Christ, awaits us.

This is such an important and sacred week filled with so many graces.  May God us the grace to keep close to Our Lord with our love and concern during these days for he will return this love a hundredfold.

SCIAF  collection makes £500

May God bless you all for your wonderful expression of  love and concern for  the families in the rain forests of Colombia, South America, by your generous Lenten alms which came to £500.  This does not include the WEE BOXES which should be handed in at the end of Lent. Their total will be added on to the above collection later, and their total; will be announced.         

Novena to Our Lady Untier of Knots ( for nine days)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the  Father,

an Act of Contrition and three decades of the rosary.

Novena Prayer

Holy Mother my beloved, holy Mary,

who unties the "knots" that oppress your children,

reach out your merciful hands to me.

I give you today this "knot" (name it)

and every negative consequence that it provokes in my life.

I give you this "knot" that torments me, makes me unhappy and prevents me from uniting myself with you and your Son Jesus the Saviour.

I turn to you, Mary, who unties knots because I trust in you and know that you have never disdained a sinful child who pleads with you to help him/her

I believe that you can untie these knots because you are my Mother.

I know that you will do so because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, my beloved Mother.

Pope Francis has encouraged this devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots:  He said: "We all have knots, or deficiencies in our hearts, and we go through difficulties. God, our good Father, who distributes his grace to all of his children, wants us to trust Her, to entrust to Her the knots of our sins, the tangles of our miseries that prevent us from uniting ourselves with God, to allow Her to untie them and bring us to Her son Jesus."

“Mary Untier of knots is therefore invoked above all for family problems: marital crises, incomprehension, infidelity, separations and divisions between spouses, problems of every kind with the children, disputes between siblings, risky pregnancies, violence in the family, illnesses, work problems, abortion,  and other kinds of difficult situations like alcohol and drugs.

There are small and large knots to be untied to find happiness and peace in family life again.”

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