Sunday, 12 August 2018

12th August 2018 - 19th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: Milena Cinesi, Violet Curran, Agnes Matthews, Dennis Richardson, Joseph Keane.


A
nniversaries: Wendy Mack, Sheila Clarkson, Michael Coyne, Helen Thomson. Flora Powdrill, Raymond

Davitt

Masses & Liturgies14th-19th August


Tues 14th - 10:15am Funeral Service for Agnes Matthews RIP

6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 15th - The Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) 9:30am Mass & 7pm Mass
Thurs
16th - 9:30am Mass

Fri 1st  - 9:30am Mass

Sat 18th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass
6:30
pm Vigil Mass

Sun 19th l0am Mass

Offertory. The collection last weekend (4th/5thAug) was £793.82. Thank you for your kind generosity.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Man. Wednesday 15th August is the Solemnity of the Assumption which for Roman Catholics is a Holy Day of Obligation. I will be Celebrating Mass at 9:30am St. Mary's,
12noon The Royal Blackburn Infirmary Chapel. 7pm St Mary's
.

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting. People are still asking for visits and house blessings so I've bad to extend
t
his pastoral visiting time into September. This is a very sociable and hospitable parish! If you would like a
visit or house blessing etc. then email:
sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or phone: (01254) 232433 or
leave a note in
the sacristy/presbytery. God Bless.

St. Mary's Statue - Coming Home. As you know the 8th September is traditionally the date when we
celeb
rate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year the 8th September falls on a Saturday so to
celebrate Our Lady's birthday I've invited ou
r Dean, Fr. Stamp from St. Anne's, to unveil and bless the
newly restored parish statue. As pa
rt of our prayer there will be the rosary before Mass (6pm) and any child
is mo
re than welcome to join the procession at the start of our celebration with a flower as a birthday gift to
Mary.

Sacramental Program. If you have a child starting in Year 3 in September who you wish to make their
Fi
rst Holy Communion in 2019, please call into the sacristy before or after Mass and sign the list, giving
you and your child's details. We wil
l contact you in September.

Caritas Vacancy. Caritas are recruting for an exciting new pilot project working to inspire, train and
s
upport 30 service beneficiaries and volunteers in Catholic social teaching. You will raise awareness of
social action and social justice
issues. 18.5 hours per week, £25,463 per annum (pro rata for part time) 1
year Fixed Term. Contract Closing date: Friday. 24 August 2018 at 10:00am.Contact Rebecca Anderson on
01
61 8172264 or by email r.anderson@carit3ssalford.org.uk


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Sunday, 29 July 2018

29th July 2018 - 17th Sunday In Ordinary Time

 


Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church   
Catlow Hall Street Oswaldtwistle

Accrington

Lancashire


Tel: 01254 232433

Email Parish Secretary: berni.mcguinness@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Anniversaries: Rev Fr Jerimiah Smith, Fried Tilly, Rev Fr Jack Grimshaw, Mary Grimshaw, Alice & Hubert Neville, Frances Chambers Graham Porter, Ellen Sugden

Lately Dead: Joseph Keane

Masses for the next two weeks:

Tue - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass

Wed - 9:30 Mass

Thurs - 9:30 Mass

Fri - 9:30 Mass

Sat - Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. Mass at 10.30am

Sat -6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sunday -10am Mass

All Masses subject to change depending on Funerals.

Offertory last week was £644.41

Annual Rosary & Hymns (Gospel singer Tom McCourt) Platt Fields, Manchester (Grangethorpe Road, entrance) Saturday 8th September 2018, 3pm Ice Cream Free. Contact: Sarah Mitchell

Tel No: 0161 431 0410

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Unwanted Religious Item. Many people have asked me the question about what to do with any religious items they have at home such as statues, rosaries, and prayer cards that have been broken, damaged or passed on to them from a relative or friend. If you have any such religious items that you don't want then you are more than welcome to pass them on to me during the summer and I will either dispose of them in an appropriate way (because many of them have been blessed) or if they are in good condition pass them on to another who could use them. I cannot take any books. God Bless. Fr. O'Brien


 

Scripture Festival Joy: the Surprise of the Gospel is a Scripture Festival taking place at Salford Cathedral and the Cathedral Centre on 6 October 2018.lt is being organised collaboratively by northern dioceses, members of religious orders and is supported by the Scripture Working Group of the Bishops' Conference. The theme of Joy has been chosen to reflect the appealing message of Pope Francis In The

Joy of the Gospel.

The day is designed to offer a taste of scripture to a wide range of people across the North of England. As well as keynote speakers who will bring insights into how the scriptures offer us joy and hope, there will be a variety of workshops for people to explore the Bible in different ways. There will not just be an opportunity for bible study but also to respond to the text in words, art and prayer. The Word will also be celebrated in liturgy and music.

We hope to attract as many people as possible by providing a varied programme at a very affordable cost.

Full publicity and booking forms will be available shortly.

Fair Trade Breakfast raised £102.00. £30.00 of this was donated to the Parish. Thank you for your support.

Food Bank - Thank you for your continued support.

Fr. O'BriƩn Parish Visiting

I'm really enjoying the parish visiting and learning about Saint Mary's, both past and present, and the many people who have prayed here. Thank you to all those who have invited me into their homes and the many more who keep ringing, emailing and writing to me to ask for house blessings, Sacrament of the sick or just a chat. If you would like a visit then do contact me: (01254) 232 433 or sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

St Mary's Statue - Coming Home

As you know the 8th September for us as Roman Catholics is traditionally the date when we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year the 8th September falls on a Saturday so to celebrate Our Lady's birthday I've invited our Dean, Fr. Stamp from St. Anne's, to unveil and bless the newly restored parish statue. As part of our prayer there will be the rosary before Mass (6pm) and any child is more than welcome to join the procession at the start of our celebration with a flower as a birthday gift to Mary.

Eucharistic Congress The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from 7th - 9th September. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Participants at the Congress will take part in a series of Catechism sessions, focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Ahead of the Eucharistic Congress in Genoa in 2016, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to visit the Blessed Sacrament, if possible, every day. Here at St. Mary's we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday 7th from 6pm and ending with Benediction at 7pm. Again on Saturday 8th we will have Exposition from 9:30am ending with Mass at 10:30am. Do come along to spend some time with the Lord.

Sacramental Programme. If you have a child starting in Year 3 in September who you wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2019, please call into the Sacristy before or after mass and sign the list, giving your and your child's details. We will contact you in September