Sunday September 28th.. 2014                                                                                        Charity registration No. SC 002876

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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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St. Margaret’s welcomes Bishop Budd back to Roy Bridge

We look forward to Bishop Budd spending a few week's holiday at Bohuntine now that he has retired after being bishop of Plymouth for 26 years. Quite an achievement! There have only been two bishops of the diocese for the past 60 years. (We have had six bishops in our diocese of Argyll and the Isles over the past 74 years, and we hope for a seventh in the near future).

Bishop Budd  anticipated Pope Francis’s ideal of a simpler life by selling the bishop's house in 1994 and opted to live in a flat close to the cathedral to be near his people.

Bishop Budd was able to retire when finally Mgr Mark O’Toole was appointed as his successor and ordained bishop on January 26th.

Since then, he offered to be parish priest of the Scilly Isles on an occasional basis during the summer months, and is now looking after a little parish at Lyme Regis.

We hope he will enjoy the peace and quiet of Bohuntine and that there will be a spell of lovely autumn sunshine.

Bishop Budd always very kindly offers to say Sunday mass while he is here, and our parishioners look forward to  his homilies. He will say the 11.30 Harvest Thanksgiving Mass today.

Feast Days of the first week of October

Monday: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

Tuesday: St Jerome, first translator of the bible into Latin

Wednesday ; St. Teresa of the Child Jesus

Thursday: The Guardian Angels

Saturday: St, Francis of Assisi

 Power of the Angels - Prayer of Pope Leo XII  

The prayer to the Archangel Michael was composed by Pope Leo X11 after a vision he had of the battle between the Woman clothed in the Sun (Our Lady) and the great dragon who tries to devour her child at birth, as related in the Book of Revelations, chapter 12.  In 1884, an era in which Germany was engaged in the persecution of the Catholic Church, the Pope decreed the prayer he composed to St. Michael should be recited along with the Hail Mary and Hail, Holy Queen at the end of every mass.  This was continued for the conversion of Russia from communism, but it was cancelled by the Vatican Council in 1970. The invocation to St. Michael seems more urgent now than ever before

Prayer to St. Michael

Holy Michael, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. The Lord rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust down into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who go about this world for the ruin of souls.

September anniversaries

We remember in our prayers those whose anniversaries occur at the end of this month:

Canon Dominic MacKellaig, our former parish priest, Canon John Angus Galbraith, Daliburgh, Jimmy MacDonald, Tirindrish,  Ewen MacDonald, John Cassidy, Michael MacDonald,  and. Jimmy (Poly) MacDonald.

Eternal rest grant unto them. O Lord

Fund for training students for the priesthood

Thank you for your generous  response to the annual collection to help the diocese meet the expense of training our future priests to ensure that  its people will have the joy of having Mass and the availability of the sacraments. The total came to £390


Last Tuesday,September 23, was the autumn equinox, when there is equal day light and equal night. From now, the days get shorter as the sun heads south until we arrive at the winter solstice, December 21, when we have the shortest day and the longest night. The equinox means that we are now heading for winter as each  day now on will be slightly shorter. We have been blessed with lots of sunshine and warm weather during September. Let's hope we have another winter like the previous two winters which were almost Caribbean in their mildness.

However, this autumn, the rowan berries disappeared almost over night –so is this a sign of anything? Perhaps the birds storing up for winter?  British Summer Time ends on Sunday, October 26th, when the clocks go back an hour.

Presentation to Bishop Toal in Oban

When the clergy had their recent annual meetings in Oban, Bishop Toal was presented with a gift from the diocese in appreciation of the great work during the past 6 years, and also IPad and a cheque from his priests. He has written to express his sincere thanks to everyone, and also  he recalled with much happiness the years that he spent among us as our bishop and for all the support and kindness he received,

Rota October 4th - October 5th

Spean Bridge:

Reader: Alison MacIntosh

Prayers: Faith MacIntosh

Euch,. Mins: Moira Coutts, Liz Campbell

Roy Bridge:

Readers: Val MacDonald, Margaret Sargent

Prayers: Ishbel Campbell

Euch Mins: Lorna MacGregor, Betty Campbell, Helen MacDonald