Lately Dead: Lynne Harrison, Myra O'Reilly
Anniversaries: Joe Duhan, Roland Smith, Michael Keane, Marjorie Blakeley
Sick: Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Jean Sparrow, Jim Carney, John Haworth
This week's Sanctuary Lamp is for Bill Moorhouse.
Masses & Liturgies 19th February - 24th February
Tues 19th 6pm Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass.
Wed 20th 9:30am Mass.
Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass
Fri 22nd 11am Requiem Mass for Lynne Harrison RIP.
Sat 23rd 9:30am Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am Mass.
Vigil Mass 6:30pm
Sun 24th 10:00am Mass
Last Weekend's Collection 9th /l O" February was £805.76. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Lenten Retreat. Lent (begins next month) is always that wonderful time when we can reconnect and renew
our relationship with the Lord. I have been lucky enough to secure Barbara Reed-Mason, a well-known
international retreat coordinator, to give us a week's retreat here at St Mary's. It will be an opportunity for
prayer and coming closer to the Lord. The retreat is known as the Kerygma Bible Course and will be over
one week from Monday 11th March - Friday 15th March starting at 7pm-9pm each night. Everyone is
welcome, so do come and bring friends and family.
Safeguarding. Thank you to all those who came to the safeguarding evening last Wednesday. Over 30
people came to update and complete DBS checks. The diocesan safeguarding team commented it was the
best parish response they had seen for a long time. For any queries about safeguarding please speak to our.
parish rep, Pam Kornecki, or contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 0161 817 2206.
Diocesan Mass For Our Young People: "Be Who God Created You To Be" Tuesday 26th February, 2019,
7.00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Rochdale All are welcome at this Mass for Youth, especially the young
but also all others who wish to encourage and pray for our young people. It should be a great celebration and
there will be refreshments afterwards. Please contact Fr Kevin Murphy if you have any queries about the
Future Parish Events. We are blessed to have a group in the parish who are working hard to put on events
that are continuing to nurture the social aspect of our parish family here at St. Mary's, with the bonus of
helping raise money for our church. Some of the events planned for the future are:
March -An evening at Franco's, £15 per head for a two-course meal plus Coffee & Cake. Date to be
confirmed, but add your name to the list which will be placed at the back of Church. April - Easter Egg
Raffle, plus an Easter Bonnet Competition. May - To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Fr. Brereton's
arrival to St. Mary's, there will be Afternoon Tea, served in the Parish Centre, details to follow. A quiz will
be held in the Parish Centre, Team of 4 at £ 10 per team. We would welcome any parishioners interested in
helping, to make themselves known, to any of the following: - David Joyce, Pam Kornecki, Navada Keenan,
Collette Westwell, Sian Owen, Tony Alveston.
ABC Course. The next meeting is at 7pm on Thursday 21st February.
St. Man's Community Project. The next meeting in on Wednesday 20th February at 7pm.