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French Boys’ Choir to sing in St. Mary’s, Fort William. Tuesday, July 15th at 7 p.m.

A Boys’ Choir from France will be performing a diverse repertoire when it appears at St. Mary's, Fort William, on Tuesday evening, July 15th.

Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Andre de Co/mar is composed of 50 boys between seven and 20 years and is part of International Pueri Cantores Federation.

The boys develop their potential by a demanding musical training: they rehearse twice a week and frequently perform in France and abroad during concert tours. Since 1987, the choir has sung in 23 countries and across many French regions.

There will be a collection to support the travelling expenses of the choir before the end of the evening.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to a famous French boys' choir. Don't' miss it!

Second collection this weekend for the Bishop’s Fund to help meet the costs of administration

This is one of four collections that actually goes to the diocese.
All other collections go for national and international charities.
The diocese runs a very effective and busy  office which takes care of much of the administration and also is the home of the treasury which has the responsibility for all the diocesan finances.
The office is  essential to the bishop as it shares a large part of his daily work.


We remember  Duncan MacInnes, Achluachrach in our prayers this weekend, whose anniversary is at this time, Mass was said for Duncan on Friday. May his good soul rest in peace.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a saintly American priest who spent long hours before the Blessed Sacrament. He was also one the great communicators, and for years gave a live weekly programme on  American TV explaining the truths of the Catholic faith and replying to questions from the public.
A recent miracle cure of a little baby has been attributed to his intercession and he may very well soon be made Blessed by Pope Francis,. Below is one of his short meditations on the Blessed Sacrament, the love of his life.

Why did Our Blessed Lord use bread and wine as the elements of this Memorial?

First of all, because no two substances in nature better symbolize unity than bread and wine. As bread is made from a multiplicity of grains of wheat, and wine is made from a multiplicity of grapes, so the many who believe are one in Christ.

Second, no two substances in nature have to suffer more to become what they are than bread and wine. Wheat has to pass through the rigours of winter, be ground beneath the Calvary of a mill, and then subjected to purging fire before it can become bread. Grapes in their turn must be subjected to the Gethsemane of a wine press and have their life crushed from them to become wine. Thus, do they symbolize the Passion and Sufferings of Christ, and the condition of Salvation, for Our Lord said unless we die to ourselves we cannot live in Him.

A third reason is that there are no two substances in nature which have more traditionally nourished man than bread and wine. In bringing these elements to the altar, men are equivalently bringing themselves. When bread and wine are taken or consumed, they are changed into man's body and blood. But when He took bread and wine, He changed them into Himself (Bishop Fulton J Sheen)

Spean Bridge:

Reader: Ellen Nicolson

Prayers: Margaret Muncie

Euch. Mins: Moira Coutts,  Liz Campbell

Roy Bridge:

Readers:  Tony Sargent Rory MacDonald

Prayers: Richard Sidgwick

Euch. Mins: Lorna MacGregor , Ishbel Campbell, Helen MacDonald

Rota: 19th. July - 20th. July