Friday, 8 June 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Allan Taylor, Father David Foster

Anniversaries: James Kenyon, Fred Duckworth

Recovery of a sick person

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday:  6:00pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, followed by Mass at 7pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs : Mass at 9.30am

Fri :  Mass at 9:30am. 11:30am Mass at Mount Carmel

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

Sat – Vigil Mass 6:30pm - 1st Holy Communions

Sunday – Mass 10am – 1st Holy Communions

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday.

Secretary's new e-mail address is berni.mcguinness@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Fr O'Brien's e-mail address is sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

Offertory for last week was £644.41

 

Our Lady Restoration Fund stands at £324.89. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper. Tickets are on sale at the back of church. The next meeting is on Wednesday 7:15pm at Lock Street.

 

Wedding Preparation Course. The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 18th Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct.

All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

 

First Holy Communion Congratulations to all our boys and girls who are making their First Holy Communion this weekend. It is a wonderful new stage in their relationship with Our Lord and so we assure them of our prayers as a parish family.

 

Barton and Hallworth Funeral Services A note of thanks to the local undertakers, Paul & Sarah Barton, who kindly donated a hanging basket for the presbytery front door. Not only does it add colour but looks a lot more welcoming to visitors who call at the presbytery. Thank You.

 

Youth Loneliness Seminar. Youth Loneliness is a growing problem, and is quickly becoming a hot topic, recently making front page news in The Times.   St Michael and St Bernadette's Parish, have joined up with MMU and 42nd Street to explore this issue further, please encourage young people in your parish to attend, and apply via lonelinessconnects@gmail.com.

 Saturday 23rd June 10.00am - 4.00pm St Bernadette's & St Michael's, Ribble Drive, Whitefield, Manchester M45 8JN

 

Vacancy - Director of Education

Appointment Type: Full time, permanent. Commencing September 2018 or January 2019 or sooner. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday, 13th June, 2018.

 Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th June, 2018.More details on http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/

 To request an application pack or for more information on this post please contact:

The Director of Administration and Personnel, Department of Finance and Administration, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Telephone: 0161-817 2222         E-mail: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk


Friday, 1 June 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Linda Morris  Michael Rothwell, Doreen Smith, Roy Hargreaves, Alexandra Astley

Anniversaries:Gerald Sugden, Gertrude Haworth, Angela Smith, Grace Shorrock

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: 1st Holy Communion practice at 6:30pm

Wed: Requiem Mass at 11am for Michael Rothwell

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am

Fri –  Mass at 9:45am with Sacred Heart School

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

Sat – Vigil Mass 6:30 - 1st Holy Communions

Sunday – Mass 10am – 1st Holy Communions

 

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

Offertory for last week was £765.90

 

Our Lady Restoration Fund stands at £309.36. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper. Tickets are on sale at the back of church.

 

The Ossy Mills Group will meet on Monday 4th June at 11:30am

 

Wedding Preparation Course. The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 18th Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct.

All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

 

Youth Pilgrimage to Rome Saturday 16th February 2019. We have exciting plans for February 2019 with a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome! The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John and will run from 16th February until 23rd February. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s. The cost of the pilgrimage is £690 and this includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance. For more information please phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Fostering Fortnight There's an increasing and pressing need for foster carers across Greater Manchester and East Lancashire.  Could you give a child a loving home as a Foster Carer?  Our Caritas Fostering Team invites you to find out more.  Contact them at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP or   info@caritassalford.org.uk or call 0161 817 2280.

Music Ministry Training Day  . A day for Singers, Organists, Musicians and  Musical Directors from around the Diocese.  The day will take place at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford. M3 6DP on Saturday 14th July 2018. 10:30am -  4:30pm. Admission Free. Please bring a packed lunch and register by email: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Loyola 100 Club Numbers 29th May. 1st 98, 2nd 93, 3rd 68 

We received a letter of thanks from Rev. Rob Morland for the hospitality and the generous donation of £433.32 for the SMA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Lynda Morris

Anniversaries: Margaret Marsden

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament 6pm Mass 7pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs – Mass at 9.00am – Please note time change ok

Fri –  Funeral Service 10am – Lynda Morris

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

Corpus Christi Next weekend we celebrate the great solemnity of Corpus Christi – The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. To mark this important feast immediately following the Saturday Vigil Mass and the Sunday morning Mass we will expose the Blessed Sacrament and have Benediction. This is a wonderful opportunity to remind ourselves of the gift of the Eucharist and to let our young people experience the prayerful Rite of Benediction.

 

Offertory for last week was £651.75

 

Our Lady Restoration Fund stands at £284.25. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper. Tickets on sale at the back of church.

 

ACC Golf Day 2018 To be held on Wednesday 13th June 2018. Free Entry – 2 Players per Club(Lock St Parish Centre). Closing date 31st May 2018. Please see poster at the back of church for more information.

 

Youth Pilgrimage to Rome Saturday 16th February 2019. We have exciting plans for February 2019 with a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome! The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John and will run from 16th February until 23rd February. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s. The cost of the pilgrimage is £690 and this includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance. For more information please phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Fostering Fortnight There's an increasing and pressing need for foster carers across Greater Manchester and East Lancashire.  Could you give a child a loving home as a Foster Carer?  Our Caritas Fostering Team invites you to find out more.  Contact them at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP or   info@caritassalford.org.uk or call 0161 817 2280.

Music Ministry Training Day  . A day for Singers, Organists, Musicians and  Musical Directors from around the Diocese.  The day will take place at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford. M3 6DP on Saturday 14th July 2018. 10:30am -  4:30pm. Admission Free. Please bring a packed lunch and register by email: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Loyola 100 Club Numbers 1st May. 1st 25, 2nd 30, 3rd 40. 7th May. 1st 21,  2nd 36, 3rd 58. 14th May 1st 7,  2nd, 63 3rd 9. 22nd May 1st 8, 2nd 34, 3rd 82,


Friday, 18 May 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Susan Yates, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Andrew Hazzleton

.Anniversaries: Peter Wood & members of the Wood Family, Francis Clarkson, Marie Wasdell,

Alan Gilrane, Mark Rushton, Stephen Laycock, Mary Smithson, Andrew Fielding, Annie Cecilia Clarkson.

Recovery of a Sick person.

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament 6pm Mass 7pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am

Fri – Mass 9:30 am

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

 

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper.

 

Our Lady On Wednesday afternoon, Lewis and Lewis Church statue restorers based in Liverpool came and took the parish statue of Our Lady away for repairs. There will be a temporary statue (Our Lady Immaculate) in her place until she returns again at the end of the summer. I would like to thank all who brought flowers to the Masses last weekend and the generous financial contributions totalling £145.67 made towards the statue restoration. I'll leave a collection basket in front of Our Lady for the rest of May if people would still like to donate. Thank you all again.   

First anniversary of the Manchester Bombing

 Mass for Peace at St. Mary's

Tuesday 22nd May marks the first anniversary of the Manchester Bombing. The Tuesday evening Mass here at St. Mary's will be a votive Mass for Peace as well as an opportunity to pray for all who are affected by war and violence throughout the world.

Memorial Mass at Salford Cathedral

On the evening of the 22nd May, Bishop John Arnold will lead a Mass of Remembrance at Salford Cathedral at 7pm. All are invited to come together in prayer to remember.

 Fostering Fortnight

There's an increasing and pressing need for foster carers across Greater Manchester and East Lancashire.  Could you give a child a loving home as a Foster Carer?  Our Caritas Fostering Team invites you to find out more.  Contact them at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP or   info@caritassalford.org.uk or call 0161 817 2280.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Roof Repairs. In the next couple of weeks there will be scaffolding outside the church for some repairs to the main roof.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Susan Yates, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Andrew Hazzleton

Lately Dead:, Paul Sparkes

.Anniversaries: Margaret Ward, Mary Dignan, Martin Dwyer, William & Joan Ryan, Fred Duckworth

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament 6pm Mass 7pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am

Fri – Mass 9:30 am

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

 

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

May Devotions Before each 9:30am Mass during May there will be the rosary.

On the second weekend 12th/13th May we will celebrate the ancient practice of crowning a statue of Our Lady. Please feel free to bring flowers at those weekend masses to place before Our Lady

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper.

 

Happy  Birthday to Margaret Cropper who is 90 years young on the 20th May 2018

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

St Marys Ossy Mills  Group. The next meeting will take place on Monday 14th May at 11;30am

Anyone is more than welcome. Please note the change of date due to Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Sacramental Programme. The next meeting for the children and parents of the Sacramental Programme is on Tuesday 8th May and Tuesday 5th June will be a practice for First Commuinion. All meetings will take place in church at 6:30pm prompt.

 

Roof Repairs. In the next couple of weeks there will be scaffolding outside the church for some repairs to the main roof.

 

World Communications Day. There will be a second collection on Sunday 13th May 2018

In his message for World Communications Day 2018, Pope Francis speaks of journalists as "the protectors of news." That their task is "not just a job; it is a mission." He reminds us that persons are at the heart of information, that informing others means forming others; "That is why ensuring the accuracy of sources and protecting communication are real means of promoting goodness, generating trust, and opening the way to communion and peace". On this World Communications Day, we pray for those who work in the media and also for the valuable work carried out on our behalf by the Communications Office of the Bishops' Conference. Working with journalists across both national and international media outlets, it provides a professional news service to the Church and to the world.

 

The Christian family is Missionary; it announces the love of God to the world.

                                                                                                                        (Pope Francis)


Friday, 4 May 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Susan Yates, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Andrew Hazzleton

Lately Dead: Jean Rutherford, Eileen Nicholson, Janina Barlow, Peter Hornby

Anniversaries: Margaret Catlow, Robert(Bob) Austin, May Walsh, Sadie Pickles, Ada Joyce, Mary Bone,

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Sacramental Programme 6:30pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am and 7pm

Fri – Mass 9:30 am

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

 

The Church will be open each day this week. (Entrance by the side door after morning  mass)

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

Thank You. I would like to say a big thank you for the lovely welcome I received last weekend.

Please do continue to keep me in your prayers. God Bless. Fr O'Brien

 

May Devotions. Before each 9:30am Mass during May there will be the rosary.

On the second weekend 12th/13th May we will celebrate the ancient practice of crowning a statue of Our Lady. Please feel free to bring flowers at those weekend masses to place before Our Lady

 

Baptism: The next courses (in two parts) will be on Sundays 6th May & 3rd June; 1st July & 5th Aug; 2nd Sept & 7th Oct; 4th Nov & 2nd Dec. All parents wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions and attend Mass between times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

St Marys Ossy Mills  Group. The next meeting will take place on Monday 14th May at 11;30am

Anyone is more than welcome. Please note the change of date due to Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Sacramental Programme. The next meeting for the children and parents of the Sacramental Programme is on Tuesday 8th May and Tuesday 5th June will be a practice for First Commuinion. All meetings will take place in church at 6:30pm prompt.

 

Thursday 10th May 2018 Feast of the Ascension has been introduced by the Bishops of England and Wales as a Holy Day of Obligation. This is a change from the Feast being transferred to the nearest Sunday. Mass will be at 9:30am and 7pm

 

World Communications Day. There will be a second collection on Sunday 13th May 2018

 

Course for Catechists The diocesan Vicariate for Formation is offering a 6-week course for catechists working with either adults or children. It is designed to help people approach this role with renewed energy and confidence. It starts on Monday 14 May at the Becket Suite, St Thomas of Canterbury, Heaton, Bolton. Please see Fr O'Brien for a booking form. Further information is available from Christopher.lough@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or 0161 370 1615.

 

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.                                                                                 Eleanor Roosevelt  


Friday, 27 April 2018

Sunday

Masses this week:

Monday: 9:30am

Tuesday: Exposition at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm

Wed: 10.15 am – Requiem Mass for Jean Rutherford

Thurs – 9.30am

Fri – 10am Requiem Mass for Eileen Nicholson

Sat – Exposition and Confessions at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

 

Please take note that with immediate effect Confessions will no longer take place before Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning but as advertised above.

 

 

Baptism: The next courses (in two parts) will be on Sundays 6th May & 3rd June; 1st July & 5th Aug; 2nd Sept & 7th Oct; 4th Nov & 2nd Dec. All parents wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions and attend Mass between times.

 

Ecclesiastical Education Fund (EEF). Due to the Appeal for the Missions last weekend the EEF Collection will be taken in the next few weeks. Further Information as to when this collection will be taken will be announced by Fr O'Brien

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The Church will be open each day this week from 8.30am – 5pm (Tuesday until after the 7pm Mass)

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

This weekend sees the publishing of the May Newsletter. Please make sure to take a copy home with you to read.

 

Community Support Group News Many thanks to those who came along to the evening at Franco's where £370 was raised. There was a great atmosphere wit good food, company and a real sense of fun and togetherness. A further thanks to the staff of Franco's and all those who organised the event and donated raffle prizes. Don't miss the next event!

 

Thursday 10th May 2018 Feast of the Ascension has been introduced by the Bishops of England and Wales as a Holy Day of Obligation. This is a change from the Feast being transferred to the nearest Sunday. Times of Masses will be published in next  weeks bulletin.

 

Course for Catechists The diocesan Vicariate for Formation is offering a 6-week course for catechists working with either adults or children. It is designed to help people approach this role with renewed energy and confidence. It starts on Monday 14 May at the Becket Suite, St Thomas of Canterbury, Heaton, Bolton. Please see Fr O'Brien for a booking form. Further information is available from Christopher.lough@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or 0161 370 1615.