Friday, 12 October 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Breda, Mrs Pat McGrath (Fr. O’Brien’s First Communion Catechist)

Anniversaries: Patrick Doolan

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Jack Hargreaves, Mary Jordan, Audrey Heyes


Masses & Liturgies 16th October - 21st October 2018

Tues 16th - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Hymns of praise around the Blessed Sacrament

Wed 17th - Church will be open as usual 9am – 12 noon

Thurs 18th - Church will be open as usual 9am – 12 noon

Fri 19th  - Church will be open as usual 9am – 12 noon

Sat 20th - - 6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 21st - 10:00am Mass

There will be weekday masses Monday to Friday at St Josephs Accrington at 9:15am


Offertory. The collection last weekend (6th/7th Oct) was £895.81. Thank you for your kind generosity.


Welcome. We welcome Fr. Wynn S.M, the superior of the Marist Community based at Blackburn, who will be celebrating the Masses here at St. Mary's this weekend.  


Lourdes at Home. Thank you to everyone who made the weekend such a prayerful and joyous occasion. I found the candlelight procession to the grotto on the Saturday evening to be a really moving experience. I think it is an event to keep in the parish calendar again for next year. Thanks again to everyone.


Hospital Chaplain. Fr. Frank Parkinson is now the new full time hospital chaplain based at Blackburn. If you ever do find yourself in hospital and would like see a priest then ask the ward staff to contact him. The parish priests in the area will continue to cover Fr. Parkinson for his days off and holidays. We wish him well and pray for him as he takes up this new appointment.


Salford Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 - Volunteer Information Meetings. Do something amazing next July - volunteer with us. We are seeking volunteers of all ages and abilities, both medical & non-medical, to assist our sick pilgrims so that they can fully experience the joy of pilgrimage to Lourdes. There are many roles in which you can be involved. To find out more please come along to one of our volunteer information meetings: Sunday 14th October, 2.00 - 3.00pm & Wednesday 28th November, 7.30 - 8.30pm at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford. M3 6DP.  We look forward to seeing you. All welcome.


St Mary's Community Project will be holding a Charity Bake Off competition on Sunday 28th October at St Mary's Parish Centre! Categories are Best Overall Cake, Best Decorated Cake, and children can enter Best Decorated Cupcakes. Entrants can drop off their masterpieces from 12.00 - 13.00. Once the winner is announced, cakes will be for sale from 2pm until 4pm. The competiton is free to enter, but anyone wishing to enter will need to let Sian Owen know beforehand (email: sian@3foldcreate.com, tel: 07962 383019). And even if you don't like baking, come along anyway to have your cake and eat it! 



Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Friday, 28 September 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: June Holman, Ursula Braithwaite

Anniversaries: Chris Metcalf, Sheila Clarkson, Roger Smethherst

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owens, Jack Hargreaves

Masses & Liturgies 2nd October - 7th October 2018

Tues 2nd October _ 6pm Mass

Wed 3rd October - 9:30am Mass.

Thurs 4th  - 9:30am Mass

Fri 5th – 9:30 am Mass

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

6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 7th – 10:00am Mass


Offertory. The collection last weekend (22nd/23rdSept) was £661.38. Thank you for your kind generosity.


Hope in the Future. A year ago the Bishop launched a lay initiative called Hope in the Future where churches such as St. Mary's celebrated many aspects of parish life. On Thursday 4th October the Bishop is launching stage 2 of this initiative and asking for lay representatives from each parish to attend an event at Salford Cathedral starting at 7:30pm. If you would like to represent St. Mary's as a lay rep I have four tickets, please do come and see me and I'll happily pass them on to you. There is a bus leaving St. Mary's, Burnley that evening if this helps with any transport issues.


Family Fast Day. Friday 5th October is the CAFOD Family Fast Day where we are invited to have a simple meal in solidarity with those who go hungry throughout the world and help support the work of the charity. There will be a Mass for the Yrs 3 & 4 of our parish schools (Scared Heart, St. Mary's and St. Oswald's) at 9:45am followed by tea and coffee with all monies going to CAFOD. There will also be a soup lunch at 12 noon at the back of church, again with all donations going to CAFOD. Over the weekend Masses you will find CAFOD envelopes at the various entrances to the church for people, if they wish, to give a donation.


ABC (About Becoming Catholic). The next meeting is on Thursday 4th October at 7pm. If you can please bring a Bible as the topic will be 'Creation and the Fall'. Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about what Roman Catholics believe plus it is also an opportunity for prayer and a cuppa.


Lourdes at Home. For those who are unable to go to Lourdes and for others who want to make a mini pilgrimage not too far from home then this is the weekend for you. It is an opportunity to give praise and thanks to God for the gift of Our Lady who always prays for us as well as a time to reflect and ask for healing both in mind and body. Over the Saturday and Sunday there will be various event taking place which everyone is welcome to come along to. If you have a neighbour or friend who has not been to church for a long time then please do invite them as Mary our mother is always at the door waiting to welcome them back. 

Saturday 6th October: 6pm Rosary, 6:30pm Vigil Mass followed by torchlight procession to the parish grotto. Sunday 7th October: 10am Mass, 1pm - 1:50pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction, 2pm Liturgy for Healing both mind and body with Sacrament of the Sick followed by refreshments at the back of church.       


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



Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

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.