Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: Milena Cinesi, Violet Curran, Agnes Matthews, Dennis Richardson, Joseph Keane.
Anniversaries: Wendy Mack, Sheila Clarkson, Michael Coyne, Helen Thomson. Flora Powdrill, Raymond
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
6:30pm 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
this 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Sacramental Program. 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
you and your child's details. We will contact you in September.
Caritas Vacancy. Caritas are recruting for an exciting new pilot project working to inspire, train and
support 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
0161 8172264 or by email email@example.com
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