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  • 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



    Newsletter - Sunday 29 November 2020 Ist Sunday of Advent


    Sea Sunday Special Collection. There will be a basket available at the back of
    the church throughout this week until Sunday, 6 th December. This is to support the
    work of the Apostleship of the Sea. We would normally have held this collection in
    July. Alternatively, you can make a donation directly to the bank account of Stella
    Maris via online banking, or through their website or via text message.
    Stella Maris Bank Details: Account Number: 3563 0260 Sort Code: 309069
    Donate online at:
    Donating £5 by texting SEA to 70460

    MOMA Christmas appeal. MOMA are looking for boxes of ‘fancy’ biscuits for their
    Christmas parcels. These will be collected from St Margaret’s on Monday, 21 st
    December so if you are able to donate a box, please leave them in St Margaret’s
    Church porch or hand to Fr. Ronald.
    From May Taylor of MOMA:
    ‘Your congregation’s contributions have been a fundamental part of the MOMA
    Christmas parcels for years and we would very much welcome these again. Many
    thanks for your ongoing support.’

    Christmas cards. We have a small selection of Christmas cards from the
    Carmelite Sisters at Dumbarton Monastery. Cards are priced at £1 each and
    limited to a maximum of 5 per person/household.

    Sir Tom Devine Talk – 30 th November. The Edinburgh Jesuit Centre is delighted
    to welcome Professor Sir Tom Devine for our inaugural talk on the Feast of St
    Andrew. Sir Tom will discuss the Emancipation of Scottish Catholics since 1945.
    Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm.
    Join us on Zoom by following the link below:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365092814 View on Facebook live by typing
    Lauriston Jesuit Centre into Facebook.

    Care4Calais. Warm jackets are required for the refugees in Calais. If you have
    any you can donate please label them ‘Care4Calais’ and leave them in St
    Margaret’s Church porch before 20 th December.

    Our Charities

    Christmas appeals:
    MOMA – Biscuit selection boxes
    Mary’s Meals - Double the Love campaign. More information on how to support
    us can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove
    SCIAF – Real Gifts are now available to buy at
    or by calling 0141 354 5555. Gifts include a coronavirus emergency pack,
    chickens, goats or you can buy a water filter give the gift of clean water to a family
    in Ethiopia!
    General appeals:
    MOMA – require soap/toothpaste/tea towels/household cleaning materials
    Apostleship of the Sea – require woolly hats/gloves/socks etc.

    Simon Community – require dressing gowns, pyjamas, slippers, underwear.
    Thank you for your continuous and generous support of our charities
    Donations can be left in the boxes in St Margaret’s porch.




    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.   
    For Mass during the week and the Saturday Vigil, there will be no requirement to pre-book your place. It will be a ‘first come, first served’ format. While we can’t anticipate every eventuality, in general we tend to be able to accommodate those who wish to attend those Masses. The only Masses that will require pre-booking are the 10am Sunday Masses at St Margaret’s. If you would like to book please contact me via email/telephone.

    St Margaret’s: 

    Temporaily Streamed Masses have been suspended until further notice.


    • Monday  (St Andrews Day) 10.30am

    • Tuesday: 10.30am

    • Thursday: 10.30am

    • Friday: 10.30am

    • Saturday: 6.30pm (Sunday Vigil) 

    • Sunday: 10am (booking required – contact Fr. Ronald) 

    Click here for Fr Ronald's contact

    All Saints, Inveraray: 
    Sunday: 12.30pm 
    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!


  • Fr Ronald Campbell Priest in Charge
    Fr. Ronald Campbell
    Assistant Priest 
    Parish Priest: Mgr. James McNeil

    Charity Registration 
    No. SC002876