Sunday December 7th. 2014                                                                                      Charity registration No. SC 002876

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 8th, a day of devotion.  Mass at 10 a.m.

When the Angel Gabriel came into the presence of Mary with his message from Almighty God, he addressed her as “full of grace”. This meant that there could be no stain of the sin of Adam on Mary’s soul.

When Our Lady appeared to Bernadette at Lourdes, few would give any recognition to the claims of a peasant girl that she was seeing the Virgin Mary at the grotto.

The parish priest put her to the test: “Ask the lady her  name”. She returned to him after another apparition during which she asked the lady her name. She told him: “The lady said her name is the Immaculate Conception”.

On hearing this, the priest got down on his knees for he knew that Bernadette could have no knowledge of the Immaculate Conception or what it meant, and that truly she had been seeing Our Lady at the grotto of Massabiellé.

This was the title which Our Lady used to make herself known to the world by apparitions at Lourdes, for it is a title that contains all the theology of the Incarnation.

God is infinitely holy, and the Father wished to provide a dwelling place worthy of his Son. Mary had to be free from sin so that Christ could take on our flesh in her womb where no sin had ever entered.

Monday is a Day of Devotion so do try to come to Mass at 10 a.m., and also come and  join in the rosary before Mass, to honour Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception. She was granted this a privilege by God the Father to prepare her for the birth of his son at Christmas.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


will take place at 3 pm on Sunday, December 14th in St. Margaret's Church, Roy Bridge.

This is always a lovely family occasion and will feature soloists, ensembles, choir, orchestra, clarsachs,  hand bell ringers in

 another feast of seasonal music.

There will be a debut performance from the 'Music Makers', a charming choir of 5,6 and 7 year old children. The audience will also be encouraged to sing a selection of favourite carols to the accompaniment of the Music School's renowned string orchestra.  

Do come and support the Lochaber Music School.

There will be a raffle and refreshments in Roy Bridge village hall immediately after the concert.

Admission is £5 for adults, but children of school age have free entry.

Rota December 13th – December 14th.

Spean Bridge:

Reader: Alison MacIntosh

Prayers: Faith MacIntosh

Euch Mins: Moira Coutts, Liz Campbell

Roy Bridge:

Reader: Margaret Sargent  Ian Mac Donald

Prayers: Val MacDonald

Euch. Mins: . Catrina MacDonald, Lorna MacGregor , Richard Sidgwick