• Popes Prayer Intention for July

    Our Families
    We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

    Welcome to St. Margaret’s Parish  Lochgilphead
    The parish which is part of Argyll and the Isles Diocese serves the Roman Catholic community of Lochgilphead and Inveraray on the mainland of Scotland as well as the isles of Jura & Colonsay

    Fr Ronald Campbell

    Assistant Priest St. Margaret's Lochgilphead, and All Saints Inveraray

    Parish Priest: Monsignor James McNeil

    To make contact with Fr Ronald please refer to the details on the contact us page.

     

     

    Please Click here to read previous posts on the Corona Virus Situation

    For up to date information on the  Re opening of churches    visit this link.

    St Margaret's   Page

    St Margaret's Church in Lochgilphead is making plans to re-open for private prayer in line with the Government and the Scottish Bishop's guidelines.  To do so, volunteers, of persons who are not vulnerable, are required to assist with social distancing whenever the Church is open.  If you can spare any time during the week, please contact Fr Ronald on our contact page

    This week the Church will be open on Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday  from 1400 hours to 1600 hours.

    The following regulations must apply - Strict Social Distancing (2m apart) - Sanitise Hands before entering - Facemasks or face covering to be used inside Church.

    Stay Safe! Pray Safe!

    Click the link for  On line Services which have been recorded in St Margarets or to join live streamed mass every Sunday at 10.00am.

    Temporarily weekday Mass is streamed on the St Margaret's facebook page (link above).

    With Bishop Brian every morning at 10.00am  Bishop Brian's Oratory

    Glasgow Cathedral Mon to Saturday  1.00pm and 5.15pm and Sunday 10am 12noon & 5.15pm  Glasgow Cathedral

     

    RC Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, Charity Registration 
    No. SC002876

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  • Coronavirus - All public masses are suspended until further notice. 

     Holy Mass is streamed via You Tube Sunday at 10.00am.    Please follow this link St Margaret Parish Church   Due to gremlins weekday Mass is being streamed Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.30am temporarily on the link on the St Margaret's Facebook page.

    St Margaret's Church in Lochgilphead is making plans to re-open for private prayer in line with the Government and the Scottish Bishop's guidelines.  To do so, volunteers, of persons who are not vulnerable, are required to assist with social distancing whenever the Church is open.  If you can spare any time during the week, please contact Fr Ronald on our contact page

    This week the Church will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1400 hours to 1600 hours.      The following regulations must apply - Strict Social Distancing (2m apart) - Sanitise Hands before entering - Facemasks or face covering to be used inside Church.

    Stay Safe! Pray Safe!

    Click here to read Bishop John Keenan's interview in The National Catholic Register on the Church post Corona Virus

    Sadly technical issues prevented the streaming of Mass on Sunday 5 July.  Click here to read Fr Ronald's homily  and click here to read The Prayers of the Faithful.

    Click here to read    Sunday Plus leaflet   for Sunday, 5 July 2020

    When Mass is reintroduced in Churches, distribution of prayer cards and leaflets will not be allowed.  Daily Mass Readings and the the Church's Daily Prayers have been added to this web site and will change daily.  You will however need a QR scanner which can be found on most modern smart phones. Todays Codes can be  found here.

    This is a difficult time for our parish, wider community and indeed our world. I’ve already been heartened by the messages of support to our parish and for those most in need. 

    • A number of parishioners have kindly offered to help those who are most vulnerable. If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please phone the chapel house on 01546 60 2380 and I will set this up for you. If you are willing to help others, please again let me know. Fr. Ronald
    • Weekly Offering .   A number of parishioners have been in touch about how they might still be able to contribute a weekly offering during the suspension of Sunday Mass. 
    • There are 2 main options: 
    1. You may wish to set up a Standing Order with the parish. If you have online banking this can be done easily from your own home and a number of parishioners have already decided to do this. If you are interested in this please get in touch with me and I’ll give you the parish’s bank details or you can follow this link, and print off a standing order mandate.
    2. You may wish to save up whatever it is you normally put into the offertory and put it all in once we have public mass again. 
    • If the current lockdown period is extended, we may need to look at further options as it’s the offertory collection that keeps the parish afloat. I would be happy to discuss further with anyone who may have other suggestions.  

    With thanks for your continued prayers and generosity, particularly at this difficult time,             

    Fr. Ronald Phone: 01546 602380 or email the address on the Contact us page

    •  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.

     

     

     

     

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