• Popes Prayer Intention for September


    Universal prayer intention ‐ Respect for the Planet’s Resources
    We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.  

    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 including the latest letter from Fr Ronald regarding times of Public Masses in St Margaret's.

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    Streamed Masses can be found at:

    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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  • Please Click here to read previous posts on the Corona Virus Situation including the letter from Fr Ronald regarding times of Public Masses in St Margaret's.  

    September Newsletter

     I’ll be on leave from the Parish from Wednesday, 16 th September until
    Saturday, 26 th September. During this time the booking format for Mass will change to
    make it more manageable in my absence.
    Fr. Steve McKend will arrive on Friday, 18 th September and supply for me until Friday, 25 th
    September.
    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 in for Sunday, 20 th September or Sunday, 27 th
    September please contact me via email/telephone (details at top of sheet) by the evening
    of Tuesday, 15 th September.

    Update Full Capacity: No more available space for Masses on Sunday 20th or 27th September in St Margarets.
     

    Thank you for your continued understanding and patience during this time.
    Mass Schedule from 15 th September to 27 th September

    Tuesday, 15 th September: Mass, 10.30am (no pre-booking)
    Wednesday, 16 th September: Mass, 10.30am (no pre-booking)

     

    Saturday, 19 th September: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm (no pre-booking)
     

    Sunday, 20 th September: Mass,

    10am – St Margaret’s (pre-booking required);

    12.30pm –All Saints, Inveraray (no pre-booking)
     

    Tuesday, 22 nd September: Mass, 10.30am (no pre-booking)
    Thursday, 24 th September: Mass, 10.30am (no pre-booking)
    Friday, 25 th September: Mass, 10.30am (no pre-booking)

     

    Saturday, 26 th September: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm (no pre-booking)
     

    Sunday, 27 th September: Mass,

    10am – St Margaret’s (pre-booking required);

    12.30pm –All Saints, Inveraray (no pre-booking)
     

    Contact details for all attending Mass will still be required for track and trace purposes
    using sheets available upon entry to the church.
    During Fr. Steve’s time here the Live Stream at Mass will be paused.
    Many thanks for all your help and support.

     

    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!

     

     Justice & Peace Zoom Meeting

    I hope you are all continuing to keep safe and well at this time. The 1st of September - 4th October has been declared the 'Season of Creation'. To make this St Margarets' Justice & Peace group are to host a Zoom meeting on Wedesday 17th September from 7pm - 8pm.

    We have 3 interesting speakers lined up: 

    • Peter Leckie, Project Manager - Waste Strategy Review Argyll and Bute Council: What happens to our waste? 
    • Marian Pallister, Vice Chair of the Justice & Peace national commission: Caring for our Common Home
    • Jamie Joyce, Project Manager of Act Now, A new project based in Lochgilphead, covering Mid Argyll.

    Act-Now exists to provide free support to Mid Argyll communities, helping them to adopt strategies to tackle climate change by reducing their impact on the environment.

    If you would like to join us, you can register using the link below:

    Register in advance for this meetingon Wednesday 17 September T 1900:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdOmvrDgqHNxZa6HOkyFogRUJ7OC4qOMQ 

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

    I hope to see some of you there!

    God Bless,    Fr. Ronald  

     

     

    Fr Ronald blesses the Japanese tree, which was planted in the garden of St Magarets during a service commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II

     

     

     

    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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