21st/22nd Dec 2013: 4th Sunday of Advent (A)
28th/29th Dec The Holy Family (A)
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: email@example.com
Web site: www.saintmarysoswaldtwistle.co.uk
Internet Bulletin Board: http://saintmarysoswaldtwistle.blogspot.com
Saturday Vigil – 18.30 Sunday – 10.00
Eve: 6.30pm - First Mass of Christmas with Carols from 6 pm
Day: 10am Christmas Day Mass
Feast of the Holy Family
Sat: 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sun: 10am Mass
Masses for the week of 30 Dec - 4 Jan
Tues 31 Dec - New Year's Eve - 6.30pm
New Year's Day - Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
St Anne’s Church Accrington:
Sat 21st Dec 9.30am – 10.30 am and 6pm – 6.30pm
Sun 22nd Dec 3pm – 4.30pm
Tues 24th Dec 5.30pm- 6.30pm
Crib Offerings: will go to the Syrian Refugees via CAFOD
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: Jonathan Finn, Janet Smith, Alan Knowles, John Thomas, William Cornwell,
Lately Dead: Mary Clare Hope, Tony Myhill
Anniversaries: Bernard Lawrence, Nancy Pinder, Joan Spaans, Daniel McIntyre, Beth Alveston, Jack Murray, Domenico Pirraglia, Kathleen & Michael Brooker, Hubert Stones, Reg Morley
Christmas Masses The following Masses have been asked to be offered over the Christmas period:
May & Joe Walsh, Beth & Fred Alveston, Harold & Mary Duckworth, Cecilia Agnes Randles, Bernard Joseph McNamara, Mary McNamara,Joseph, Ada & Claire Joyce, Patrick & Clare Doolan, Joseph& Alice MacNeal, the Coyne family, William & Joseph Loughran, Honor & Ken Garside, Rosie Gray, Tina & Brent Catlow
Office Christmas & New Year opening: The office will open on Tues 24th Dec 10am -1pm. It will then re-open at 10am on Tues 7th January
Liturgy List for 24th Dec to 29th Dec are in the sacristy. Liturgy Lists for January will be ready for the 28th December weekend.
Fr John has been making steady progress the past week and will be back in the parish on Monday 30th Dec. Remember he will take time to adjust back.
Meanwhile, we thank Fr Jennings for all he has provided for us.
Universe Newspapers: This week’s issue will be a double issue and the price of this edition will be £2.60
Almanacs are now available £3 each from the Piety Stall.
The Parish Magazine The new edition which supports “Oswaldtwistle Churches Foodbank” is now available. Cost Minimum £1 donation, all of which goes to supporting the running costs and expenses of the Food Bank. The Food Bank is open Mondays 1pm to 5pm and operates on a voucher system. Containers for food donations are at the back of Church.
Christmas Gifts for the Sick & Housebound We aim to deliver these on this Sunday after 10am Mass.
Band Concert this was a very enjoyable evening and we received donations for the Lourdes Group funds of approx. £550. Thank you to all for help and support
Baptism Course: For all parents who wish to have their child baptised, a course for just one hour takes place on the first Sunday of the month after the 10.00am Mass. The next one is on Sunday 5th Jan
Winter shoppers: If you find you need help with shopping due to illness or bad weather please ring 07786 500 480 and we will arrange this.
Next Week’s Counters- (28/29th Dec) Team 2
Last week’s collection came to £ 670.07 Thank you
Vatican Family Questionnaire. St Mary’s Parish website has links to the questionnaire.
Quiz Night: Parish Centre – The next quiz night will be on Wednesday 8th January at 8pm. Jackpot will be £70.
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Christmas Draw Results: 1st Prize £100 No 38. 2nd Prize £50 No 71 3rd Prize £25 No.56 Thank you for your support.
January Prayer List This should be ready for the 1st Jan distribution
Snow Clearance - if the snow comes we need to make contingencies to clear the paths so people can access the Church safely. Fr John usually did this and others would also volunteer, but it may be better if we had a list of volunteers we can call on in such a case, as Fr John will not be able to do it. People may need to bring snow shovels/spades. We have rock salt.
For teachers who are interested in teaching in Catholic Education in Salford Diocese
Diocesan Primary/Teaching Pool 2014
This Primary Pool will identify excellent candidates who would be recommended for interview to Catholic schools who have a vacancy for 1st September 2014. Applications are invited from candidates who are able to take up a teaching post with effect from 1st September 2014 and newly qualified teachers are very welcome. An Application Form, Job Description Person Specification and further details are available to download from the job vacancies button on the home page of the Diocesan Website www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk Completed application forms are to be returned to Miss Daniella Stephens, Office for Education at the above address or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 pm on 3rd February 2014.Further enquiries should be made to Daniella Stephens on 0161 817 2222 See Poster at back of Church.Fr John, and Jean, would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Blessed Christmas and fulfilling 2014