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
Masses are live streamed at Live Mass in St Margaret's
*Suspension of Public Worship*
Message from Bishop Brian McGhee
Dear sisters and brothers,
Please click this link the response from the Scottish Bishops to the closure of our Churches this week. Within our own diocese public worship will be suspended in all mainland parishes, the Clyde Islands and Skye. Thankfully, public worship is to continue in the Western Isles.
I have resumed daily livestream Mass at 10am and will continue to do so until the end of January, which I hope will be supportive. Click here to access the link
Let us continue to pray for each other,
Following the Scottish Government's announcement on the latest restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it means that unfortunately we will have to suspend public worship once more.
At St Margaret's this will begin with immediate effect, although Masses will continue to be Live Streamed.
Mass times for this week are:
Click on this link to access the Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MuOW1KEBfHQBQD37ui6yA
Please continue to check our Facebook page and website for weekly Mass times and latest information.
The resilience and Christian attitude that the Parishioners of St Margaret's and our wider community have displayed throughout this time has been truly remarkable and I know that this will continue into this next challenging period that we face. Please be assured that my prayers are with you all. Fr. Ronald
Newsletter - Sunday 17 January 2021
**Thank you to you all for your continued help and support, cooperation and
understanding with all that we’ve had to contend with! It is much
Thank you too for the many cards and gifts that I received over Christmas
and for your generosity to me throughout my time in the parish.
Suspension of Public Worship. Due to the current lockdown, it is with
sadness that our public worship must be suspended once more. Mass from
St Margaret’s will be Live Streamed and can be accessed via this link:
Fr. Ronald leaving. My move to Portree, Skye and Fr. Henry’s arrival to St. Margaret’s are
on hold until travel is better. I will keep you informed of any developments.
Collection envelopes. Your financial support to the parish is remarkable, especially during
this difficult time. Since last March, many more of you have set up standing orders to
contribute financially to the parish, therefore I have ordered less collection envelopes for the
coming year as the bulk of parishioners now pay via standing order, which also makes
administration and accounting much easier.
If you would still like a box of envelopes for the new financial year, please let me know and
I will get them to you when they come in.
Parish Council. I will be in touch with Parish Council members soon to arrange a Zoom
meeting to discuss the suggestions received for Parish improvement works.
Thank you for all of the financial support that you have given the parish, particularly throughout the pandemic.
If you would like to set up a Standing Order with the Parish or make a one-off donation the
bank details are: Sort Code: 83-91-25 Account No: 65627606
If you would like to Gift Aid your donation please contact Fr. Ronald.
You can also use the ‘Donate’ button on the Diocesan Website where you can contribute to the
parish (or any other parish in the Diocese) as well as partner charities:
Our Charities MOMA have been in touch to say there is still a lot of need at the moment in the local community. Items required are: dried and tinned foods (i.e. tinned meat, tuna, carrots, peas, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, etc.) and toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hand sanitiser, etc..) Anything you can donate would be most welcome and can be left in the MOMA box in St Margaret’s porch.
Apostleship of the Sea – No more contributions at this time. Euan McArthur sent the parish a letter thanking everyone wholeheartedly for your generous donations to the AoS appeal which came to £270 + online donations.
Simon Community – No more contributions at this time.
Thank you for your continuous and generous support of our charitiesOur Charities
MASS TIMES THIS WEEK
Please click here to read previous posts on the Coronavirus Situation including the letter from Fr Ronald regarding times of Public Masses in St Margaret's.
Streamed Masses have now begun again at St Margaret's. Please click here to access. At this time there are no public Masses.
- Sunday, : 10am
All Saints, Inveraray
- No Mass at Inveraray
Click here for Fr Ronald's contactpm
Confession available on Request
Streamed Masses can be found at:
St Mary's, Fort William 10.15 Monday - Saturday
The following regulations must apply - Strict Social Distancing (2 m apart) - Sanitize Hands before entering - Facemasks or face covering to be used inside the Church.
Stay Safe! Pray Safe!