23 February 2020
*There is a Special Collection today for the Scottish Catholic Education Service. Please be as generous as you can and with sincere thanks for your continued support.*
RIP Monsignor Thomas Wynne. It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Mgr. Tom Wynne on Thursday evening. We thank God for the many years of service that Mgr. Tom gave to our Diocese. His Requiem Mass will be in St Mary’s, Fort William at 11am on Friday 28th February. May he sleep in peace and rise in glory.
Ash Wednesday Masses. Lent begins on Wednesday and there will be masses at 10.30am and 6pm in St Margaret’s. There will be no prayer group on Ash Wednesday.
Installation of New Canons will take place on Tuesday 10th March, the feast of St John Ogilvie. Fathers Michael Hutson, Roddy Johnston, John Paul MacKinnon and William MacLean will be installed as new members of our Cathedral Chapter of Canons. The installation will take place in St Columba’s Cathedral, Oban, during Vespers at 6.30pm which will then be followed by Mass. All are most welcome.
Lenten Talk 1 ‘The Joy of the Gospel’, takes place this Thursday at the MS Centre. Tea and coffee will be available from 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Booking not compulsory but preferred as it would be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers.
The World Day of Prayer is on Friday 6th March at 7pm in St Margaret’s. All most welcome.
The Ignation Spirituality Centre in Scotland is offering a retreat in daily life this Lent. The retreat, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, has prayers for every day of lent. Each day has a passage from Scripture, a picture and helpful suggestions for ways of praying. The retreat is available online or as a free book from the ISC in Glasgow. For more details of the retreat see www.lentenretreat.uk or contact the Ignatian Spirituality Centre on admin@iscGlasgow.co.uk or phone 0141 354 0077. Prayer Resources for Lent are also available at the back of the church.
MO-MA/Simon Community/Apostleship of the Sea are all in need of donations – toiletries, household cleaning materials, washing-up liquid/powder, tea towels, warm clothing, woolly hats, gloves, sleeping bags.
As well as household items such as cleaning materials, for food parcels, MOMA needs jars of pasta sauces, tins of tuna, meat, mince, ham, etc., would be very welcome. MOMA is, as always, very grateful to St Margaret’s for the generosity of parishioners.