Sunday June 8th. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

St. Margaret's,                        St. Joseph's,                        St. Finnan's
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Parish priest: Fr. Tom Wynne.  Tel: 01397-712-238    Mobile: 07879297420      St. Margaret’s, Roy Bridge PH31 4AE

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Thank you for the generous response  to provide a buffet  after last Sunday’s Mass.

I wish to thank everyone who provided such a wonderful buffet last Sunday when we met in the hall after our farewell Mass for Bishop Joseph. The Mass was a lovely, although a sad occasion, but is was so good for our parishioners to meet the bishop in the hall afterwards and express their own good wishes to him for his future as bishop of Motherwell.  Thank you all sincerely, and may God bless you all for your goodness.

Ordination to the permanent deaconate

There will be a unique occasion on Monday evening, feast of St. Columba,  when my nephew, Thomas Wynne, is ordained to the deaconate by Bishop Joseph in St. Mary’s Fort William at 7 p.m.  

There is a general invitation to everyone, and you are also invited after the service to a finger buffet in the Duncansburgh — MacKintosh, Church of Scotland new hall at the Parade. My nephew will be delighted to welcome any of our parishioners who will manage to be present. He asks you to remember him in your prayers

The deacon is at the service of the diocese and can be asked by the bishop to assist  in any of the parishes where help would be appreciated by the parish priest.  The deacon is ordained to preach, administer the sacraments of baptism and marriage, take a Eucharistic Service when this is  approved by the bishop, visit the sick of a parish with Holy Communion, catechise children in the schools and hold a funeral service when there is no priest available for Mass and also take the committal service at the grave side.

In the future, our diocese may find itself very short of priests, and a deacon’s service will be of immense value in parishes where extra help is needed.


We remember in our prayers this weekend those whose anniversaries are at this times:  Mrs Mary Watt, for whom Mass was said last Friday, Fr. Ted Murphy whose anniversary is this Sunday,  Mrs Maureen McSherry, for whom Mass will be said on Wednesday  at 9.30 a.m.  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

Funeral:  Robin Henderson was a former parishioner of St. Margaret’s as his family lived at Keppoch Terrace before moving to Fort William. Robert was married in St. Margaret's, and sadly he died last week. His family wish his funeral Mass to be at St. Margaret's on Wednesday at 11 a.m., and afterwards his remains will be taken to the crematorium at Inverness.  Fr Roddy McAuley,  his parish priest,  will say the requiem Mass. Please note, our Mass on Wednesday morning will be at 9.30 a.m. to allow sufficient time between the two Masses.

Sympathy: We offer our sincere sympathy to Ann McLaren whose dear husband, Donnie, died quite unexpectedly, but gently and peacefully, while he was in his little garden at Keppoch Terrace on Sunday morning. Donnie was so well loved by all his neighbours and many good friends, both from his army days and from the years he worked on the railway. This was so obvious as the church at Kilmonivaig was packed for his funeral service on Friday afternoon.  May God’s grace, and the prayers of the community, bring comfort and peace to Ann  in her grief. May Donnie’s gentle soul rest in peace.

Letter from Bishop Toal

Dear Mgr Tom,

I write to thank you and all the parishioners of Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Invergarry for your kindness to me on Sunday. Thank you for inviting me to say a farewell Mass in St Margaret's and for the gifts I received, including the Motherwell football top! The parishioners have been very generous to me on a great many occasions and I appreciate the love and support they have shown me and their prayers also. Thank you for the kind words you expressed and also those about my mother. I thank you also for your personal support for me through my time as Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and before that when I was in Spain. It is sad to be leaving after such a short time - I realise that more when I am with the people of the Diocese and hear that they are quite disappointed. If there was somebody appointed to take over it would probably be easier so I hope that there will soon be a new Bishop. We will need to pray that the appointment is not delayed too long.

I hope you keep well now in the times ahead and that all will be well in the parish. I will be back and forward to Roy Bridge still so I look forward very much to my visits home.

Yours in the Lord,

Bishop Joseph

Mass at Cille Choirill this Sunday at 3 p.m.

Day for Life: There will be the  annual collection to promote the sacredness of human life from conception to death next weekend.
Please take a leaflet from the back of the church explaining the importance of  the Day for Life in every aspect

Spean Bridge:

Reader: Margaret Muncie

Prayers; David MacFarlane

Euch. Mins:  Liz Campbell Moira Coutts

Roy Bridge:

Readers: Catrina MacDonald  Helen MacDonald

Prayers: Lorna MacGregor

Euch Mins: Margaret Sargent  Helen MacDonald Nilda Hawke

Rota June 14th — June 15th