Friday, 21 September 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: June Holman, Ursula Braithwaite

Anniversaries: Claire Joyce,

Sick:  Rita Owens, Mary Jordan, Assunta Christianos


Masses & Liturgies 25th September - 30th September

Tues 25th _ 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 26h  - 9:30am Mass.

Thurs 27th  - 9:30am Mass

Fri 28th – 9:30 am Mass

Sat 29th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass

6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 30th – 10:00am Mass


Offertory. The collection last weekend (15th /16thSept) was £769.53. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Home Mission Sunday. The second collection for the bishops conference was £171.25.


Emergency Hospital Call. This week from 3pm Wednesday until 3pm Friday I will be 'on call' for emergencies at the hospital. Because I am unable to plan for an emergency, apologies in advance if I have to cancel some house visits or am late or not back in time for the weekday Masses. Let's pray for all the sick and their relatives as well as all those who work in our hospitals.


Outside Repair. The Diocesan Property Department carried out some work this week outside the church. The man hole cover with the traffic cone over it by the side door of church has now been repaired and made safe.


CAFOD Soup lunch will be held on Friday 5th October 2018 at 12 noon


Ossy Mills Group. Please note that the group will next meet on Monday 8th October.


A celebration of St Oscar Romero. Please join us to celebrate the canonisation of Oscar Romero. Tuesday 23rd October 2018 Mass at 12.10pm with Bishop John Arnold, Cathedral of St John, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE. Refreshments after Mass followed by short talk at 1.30pm on Romero’s Legacy with Steve Atherton, Liverpool Archdiocese Justice and Peace Worker

Please book your place by phone or email with CAFOD/Caritas Salford.Tel: 0161 705 0605 | Emailannwilson@cafod.org.uk Tel: 0161 817 2263 | Email: info@caritassalford.org.uk


The Community Refugee Project. A member of the Community Refugee Project will be at the back of church this weekend to give anyone who is interested a standing order form if they wish to contribute to the support of the Refugee Project.

Dates for your diaryLourdes at Home weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018. On the Saturday there will be the Rosary at 6pm followed by the Vigil Mass and then the Torchlight Procession. On Sunday 7th October there will be a 10am Mass as usual and from 1pm-1:50pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Benediction followed by Anointing of the sick at 2pm. Refreshments will be available after the service. 



Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Saturday, 15 September 2018

16th September - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: June Holman, Ursula Braithwaite
Anniversaries: William & Clare Dixon, James & Marie McGinn, June McCaffrey, John Owen,
Claire Broadley, John Livesey
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves,
Masses & Liturgies 18th September - 23rd September
Tues 18th - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Vigil Mass
Wed 19" - 9:30am Mass.
Thurs 20th - 9:30am Mass
Fri 2151- 9:30 am
Sat 22nd• 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass
6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sun 23rd - 10:00am Mass
Offertory. The collection last weekend (8th 19thSept) was £949.37. Thank you for your kind generosity.
THANK YOU So many people have been involved in so many different ways bringing Our Lady back
home last weekend. Thank you to everyone. The new title 'Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle seems to have caught
on very quickly and why not - I firmly believe if it wasn't for her prayers that fire could have been a lot
worse. So let's ask Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle to continue to pray for us.
Home Mission Sunday. In today's Gospel Jesus presents us, as disciples, with a challenging question,
'Who do you say I am?' For some the most challenging element of this question is whether we talk about
him at all
. Today on Home Mission Sunday we have been praying for the spread of the Gospel and in the
second collection when you leave church there will be the opportunity to support it financially. The money
you give to this collection is used to help Catholics in England and Wales become more confident in sharing their faith.
The Community Refugee Project. A member of the Community Refugee Project will be at the back of
church next weekend to give anyone who is interested a standing order form if they wish to contribute to the support of the Refugee Project
.
ADC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or
simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I'll be starting ABC (About
Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It's not an academic course and there are no exams or tests! 

It's just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church. You
maybe a "Cradle Catholic" who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe someone
who is thinking about joining the Church - whoever you are you are more than welcome. All sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St
. Mary's Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).
Dates for your diary. Lourdes at Home weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018. On the
Saturday there will be the Rosary at 6pm followed by the Vigil Mass and then the Torchlight Procession. On
Sunday 7th October there will be a l0am Mass as usual and from 1 pm -1.50pm Exposition of Blessed
Sacrament
, Benediction followed by Anointing of the sick at 2pm. Refreshments will be available after the
service.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sunday

Lately Dead: June Holman, Nora Drain, Pat Lockwood

Anniversaries: Maurice Cross, Jim Metcalf, Freda Rigg, James Coyne

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.


Masses & Liturgies 11th September - 14th September

Tues 11th – 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Vigil Mass

Wed 12th – 9:30am Mass.

Thurs 13th – 9:30am Mass

Fri 14th – 9:45 am All School’s Mass. 7pm St Mary’s Community Group Prayer Service – All welcome

Sat 15th – 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass

6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 16th – 10am Mass


Offertory. The collection last weekend (1st /2nd Sept) was £704.99. Thank you for your kind generosity.


Welcome Br. Samuel Burke O.P. Br. Samuel Burke – A Dominican Friar – will be staying here at St Mary’s during September. Br Samuel is a Deacon studying in Rome and preparing to be ordained a priest next year. . I know he will find a warm welcome here at St. Mary’s as I have.


Friday Prayer Vigil. This Friday at 7pm there will be an opportunity at church to pray for those who are persecuted throughout the world and those who find themselves as refugees having to flee their homeland. Candlelight, Taize music and listening to the word of God will help us in this simple liturgy pray in solidarity with those who suffer. Everyone is welcome.


Children’s Liturgy will begin again this week, 8th/9th September, our newly restored statue of Our Lady will be blessed at the evening mass, the feast of Our Lady's birthday. The children are invited to bring flowers to place before her statue.


ABC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I’ll be starting ABC (About Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It’s not an academic course and there are no exams or tests! It’s just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church. You maybe a “Cradle Catholic” who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe someone who is thinking about joining the Church – whoever you are you are more than welcome. All sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St. Mary’s Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).


APF booklets are ready for collection in the Sacristy.

Dates for your diaryLourdes at Home weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018. On the Saturday there will be the Rosary at 6pm followed by the Vigil Mass and then the Torchlight Procession. On Sunday 7th October there will be a 10am Mass as usual and from 1pm-1:50pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Benediction followed by Anointing of the sick at 2pm. Refreshments will be available after the service. 

THANK YOU

The church looks beautiful! Thank you to everyone and God Bless.



Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Friday, 7 September 2018

9th September 22nd Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: June Holman, Nora Drain, Pat Lockwood

Anniversaries: Maurice Cross, Jim Metcalf, Freda Rigg, James Coyne

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.

 

Masses & Liturgies 11th September - 14th September

Tues 11th – 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Vigil Mass

Wed 12th – 9:30am Mass.

Thurs 13th – 9:30am Mass

Fri 14th – 9:45 am All School's Mass. 7pm St Mary's Community Group Prayer Service – All welcome

Sat 15th – 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass

6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 16th – 10am Mass

 

Offertory. The collection last weekend (1st /2nd Sept) was £704.99. Thank you for your kind generosity.

 

Welcome Br. Samuel Burke O.P. Br. Samuel Burke – A Dominican Friar – will be staying here at St Mary's during September. Br Samuel is a Deacon studying in Rome and preparing to be ordained a priest next year. . I know he will find a warm welcome here at St. Mary's as I have.

 

Friday Prayer Vigil. This Friday at 7pm there will be an opportunity at church to pray for those who are persecuted throughout the world and those who find themselves as refugees having to flee their homeland. Candlelight, Taize music and listening to the word of God will help us in this simple liturgy pray in solidarity with those who suffer. Everyone is welcome.

 

Children's Liturgy will begin again this week, 8th/9th September, our newly restored statue of Our Lady will be blessed at the evening mass, the feast of Our Lady's birthday. The children are invited to bring flowers to place before her statue.

 

ABC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I'll be starting ABC (About Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It's not an academic course and there are no exams or tests! It's just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church. You maybe a "Cradle Catholic" who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe someone who is thinking about joining the Church – whoever you are you are more than welcome. All sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St. Mary's Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).

 

APF booklets are ready for collection in the Sacristry.

Dates for your diaryLourdes at Home weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018. On the Saturday there will be the Rosary at 6pm followed by the Vigil Mass and then the Torchlight Procession. On Sunday 7th October there will be a 10am Mass as usual and from 1pm-1:50pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Benediction followed by Anointing of the sick at 2pm. Refreshments will be available after the service. 

THANK YOU

The church looks beautiful! Thank you to everyone and God Bless.

 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

2nd September - 22nd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: June Holman, Fr. James Culkin, Lisa Roberts, Joan Hurst.
Anniversaries: Wendy Mack

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.

Masses & Liturgies 4th  September – 7th September

Trues 4th - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Vigil Mass
Wed 5th - 9:30am Mass. 7pm Reception of Body: June Holman RIP
Thurs 6th - 10:45 Requiem Mass for June Holman RIP

Fri 7th - 9:30am Mass. 11:30am Mass at Mount Carmel

Sat 8th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass

6pm Rosary, 6:30pm Vigil Mass (Blessing of Our Lady's Statue by Rev. Dean Stamp)
Sun 9th – 10am Mass

Offertory. The collection last weekend (25th/26th Aug) was £637.81. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Reminder: Parish Statue of Our Lady. Next Saturday (8th Sept 6:30pm) the Dean will unveil the newly
restored s
tatue of Our Lady and formally bless her. It will be a wonderful occasion to gather as a parish
family and thank God for the gift of Mary who intercedes for us each and every day
.

Welcome Br. Samuel Burke O.P. During September we will have a Dominican Friar- Br. Samuel Burke -
who will be staying here at St
. Mary's. Br. Samuel is a Deacon studying in Rome and preparing to be
ordained a priest next year. I know he will find a warm welcome here at St. Mary's as I have.

Children's Liturgy will begin again next week, 8th/9th September, our newly restored statue of Our Lady
will be blessed at the evening mass, the feast of Our Lady's birthday. The children are invited to bring
flowe
rs to place before her statue.

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting. People are still asking for visits and house blessings so I've had to extend
this pas
toral 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.

ADC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or
simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I'll be starting ABC
(About Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It's not an academic course and there are no exams or
tests! It
's just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church.
You may be a "Cradle Catholic" who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe
someone who is thinking about joining the Church
- whoever you are you are more than welcome. All
sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St
. Mary's Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct,

11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).

The Big Tidy Up! On Friday 7th September from 6:30pm onwards I will be tidying up the back of church
ready for Our Lady's birthday where at the Vigil Mass the Dean, Fr. Stamp, will bless our newly restored
Parish sta
tue of Mary. If you are free and could help I would be really grateful- I'll make sure the kettle is
on and there are some chocolate biscuits! God Bless.

Baptism Course. The next course starts on the 2nd September. For more information please contact Navada
Keenan on either 07930 204579 or keenannavada@gmail.com or Clare and Mark Power after Mass.

 

Friday, 24 August 2018

Sunday


Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: Thankamma Manjooran, June Holman
Anniversaries: Stella Ward, Joan Eyles, Gertrude Henry, Edna Edmondson, Evelyn Partington
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.


Masses & Liturgies 28th August - 31st August
Tues 28th – Church open between 9-12 for personal prayer and devotions.
Wed 29th – Church open between 9 – 12 for personal prayer and devotions.
Thurs 30th – Church open between 9 – 12 for personal prayer and devotions.
Fri 31st – Church open between 9 – 12 For personal prayer and devotions.
Sat 1st – 6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sun 2nd – 10am Mass
Offertory. The collection last weekend (18th/19th Aug) was £697.58. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Welcome to Father Brown. This weekend Fr. Callum Brown will be celebrating the Masses here at St Mary’s. Congratulations again Fr. Brown after your Ordination to the Priesthood in July at Salford Cathedral and be assured of our prayers.

Fr. O’Brien Parish Visiting. People are still asking for visits and house blessings so I’ve had 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: sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or phone: (01254) 232433 or leave a note in the sacristy/presbytery. God Bless.

ABC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I’ll be starting ABC (About Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It’s not an academic course and there are no exams or tests! It’s just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church. You maybe a “Cradle Catholic” who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe someone who is thinking about joining the Church – whoever you are you are more than welcome. All sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St. Mary’s Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).


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 you and your child’s details. We will contact you in September.

The Big Tidy Up! On Friday 7th September from 6:30pm onwards I will be tidying up the back of church ready for Our Lady’s birthday where at the Vigil Mass the Dean, Fr. Stamp, will bless our newly restored Parish statue of Mary. If you are free and could help I would be really grateful – I’ll make sure the kettle is on and there are some chocolate biscuits! God Bless.
Baptism Course. The next course starts on the 2nd September. For more information please contact Navada Keenan on either 07930 204579 or keenannavada@gmail.com


Berni McGuinness
Parish Secretary
St Mary's RC Church
Oswaldtwistle
Lancs
BB5 3EZ
01254 232433

Saturday, 18 August 2018

19th August - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


                                                
Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: Roberta Mazzotti.

Anniversaries: Ann Duckworth, Thomas Houston, Douglas Thomson, Florence Hamer, Tom Wilcock.

Sick: June Holman, Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.
Masses & Liturgies 21st  26th  August

Tues 21st  - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass
Wed 22nd  - 9:30am Mass
Thurs 23rd - No Mass
                     Fri 24th  - 9:30am Mass
Sat 25th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass
6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sun 26th – l0am Mass

Offertory. The collection last weekend (11 thl12th Aug) was £751.99. Thank you for your kind generosity.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: collection was £134.26

Welcome Fr. Brown. Next weekend we welcome Fr. Callum Brown to St. Mary's who was ordained in
July this year at Salford Cathedral
. Fr. Brown will be celebrating the weekend Masses while I have a few
days off with mum and dad - especially after the recent good news! Thanks again for all your continued
prayers.

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting. People are still asking for visits and house blessings so I've had 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: 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
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.

The Community Project. Next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd August at 7:15pm in The Parish Centre.

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.

The Big Tidy Up: On Friday 7th September from 6:30pm onwards I will be tidying up the back of church
ready for Our Lady's birthday where at the Vigil Mass the Dean
, Fr. Stamp, will bless our newly restored
Parish statue of Mary. If you are free and could help I would be really grateful- I'll make sure the kettle is
on and there are some chocolate biscuits! God Bless. 


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