Saturday, 15 December 2018
Monday, 10 December 2018
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: Pat Haworth
Anniversaries: Peggy Slater, Mary McNally, Thomas Gleeson, Sarah McGowan, Harry Catlow. Elsie McIntyre
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson, Claire Catlow
This weeks Sanctuary Lamp Roy Cropper
Masses & Liturgies 11th December - 16th December 2018
Tues 11th 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions pm Mass. Wed 12th - 9:30am Mass. 6:30pm Parish Family Decorating the Church
Thurs 13th - 9:30 am Mass. 2pm - St Mary's Primary School Carol Service
Fri 14th- 9:30am Mass
Sat 16th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass. 6:30pm Vigil Mass. Sun 16th 10.00 am Mass 2pm Male Voice Choir Carol Concert
Offertory. The collection last weekend 1st/2nd December was £833.72. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Parish Christmas Raffle. To help raise money for our church there will be a Parish Christmas Raffle with the chance to win a luxury hamper and other prizes. Tickets will be sold at £1 a strip.
ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. The next meeting will be on Thursday 13th Dec. 7pm -8:30pm.
Parish Family - Decorating the Church. This Wednesday, 12th December at 6:30pm everyone in the parish is warmly welcomed to help decorate our church for Christmas. Trees need being put up, crib figures dusted down, brasses polished, window ledges and altars buffed up etc. The Good Book tells us that the labourer deserves his wages so I guarantee Irish Coffee, Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie or two for everyone who comes. Even if you can't clean just come for the craic and atmosphere.
Carol Concert: On Sunday 16th December at 2pm the St. Mary's Male Voice Choir have kindly offered their services to put on an afternoon of carols and other music to help raise funds for our church. Spread the word. Everyone is welcome.
Hospital On Call. From this Thursday (13th) until Saturday (15th) I'll be on emergency call for the Royal Blackburn Hospital. I apologise in advance if I am late/absent for Masses or an unable to keep certain appointments/visits because you can never predict an emergency call. Let's pray for all those who are sick at this time.
St. Mary's School Carol Concert. On Thursday 13th December at 2pm St. Mary's children will be having their Carol Concert here at church. Everyone is invited to come along and support the young people in our parish. It's also a great opportunity to remind ourselves who is at the centre of the festive season - Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
Advance Notice. On Christmas Eve there will be a Family Mass at 5:30pm with Carols beforehand at 5pm and a Solemn Mass at 8:30pm with Carols at 8pm. There will be a Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Joseph's, Accrington. On Christmas Day there will be Mass here at St. Mary's at l0am and an l1am Mass at St. Anne' s, Accrington.