Message from Bishop Brian +
Pope Francis has been encouraging us to pray the Rosary every day. This Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, you are encouraged to participate in a National Rosary Rally. Our Diocese of Argyll and the Isles has been asked to pray the Rosary at 5pm. Please feel free to join me online at this link from my Oratory but I also encourage you to form your own groups across the diocese: praying in Gaelic, in families or in local communities.+Brian
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
Administrator: 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 visit
St Margaret's Page
With effect from 24 March the government has instructed that all Churches will close and there will be no weddings or baptisms celebrated. Special arrangements will be made for funerals.
Click the link for Easter On line Services which have been recorded in St Margarets or to join live streamed masses Tuesday to Saturday at 10.30am and every Sunday at 10.00am
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
Coronavirus - All masses are suspended until further notice.
Holy Mass is streamed via You Tube Tuesday - Saturday at 10.30am and Sunday at 10..00am . Please follow this link St Margaret Parish Church If you are experiencing technical problems when viewing live, the recording becomes available straight after the live broadcast so you should be able to view then without any interference. Please continue to join us for Mass and keep checking our Facebook page for the latest updates. I'm happy to take any Mass intentions that you have. Just email or give me a call, details available on our page. Fr. Ronald
Click here to read Sunday Plus leaflet for Pentecost Sunday
Here is a link to a
Novena to the Holy Spirit
with reflections from Pope Francis, which is often said in the run up to Pentecost, but be said at any time
Read the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si on Care for Our Common Home
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:
- 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.
- 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.