Friday, 25 October 2013

30th Sunday of the Year



Oswaldtwistle Newsletter
26/27 Oct 2013: 30th Sunday in Ord Time (C)
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: stmoswsect@gmail.com

Saturday Vigil – 18.30       Sunday – 10.00

28th Oct – 2nd Nov

Mon to Wed No Masses Fr. John is away. Masses at 9am at St Anne’s Church Accrington

Feast of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)
Vigil Mass: Thurs 7pm
Friday Mass: 10 am

Saturday: All Souls 11am Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Parish over the past year
Exposition 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Reconciliation - 5.45 – 6.15pm

Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: John Thomas, William Cornwall, John Reville
Lately Dead: John Smith
Anniversaries: Michael Shields, Mary Kathleen Jones, Patrick Hubert Feather, Norah Madden, Ellen Gallagher, Ted & Margaret Massey, Mary Barry

This Sunday we welcome Fr Peter Corcoran, a Marist Priest, who will say the 10am Mass. Fr John is away until Thursday.
Exposition There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament next Saturday from 1.30pm until the evening Mass. This will give people the opportunity to pray before the Lord for the deceased as a good way to mark the beginning of November. Please could people sign up to “watch” over a period on the list at the back of church.

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 3rd Nov

November Prayer List is now at the back of Church.

Food Bank Peter and Eve Gattei are in the process of setting up a “Food Bank” with other churches in the area to serve the people of Oswaldtwistle and locality. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact Peter on 237855 or mobile 07786500480 Bins for donations of non-perishable food (tins) are now at the back of Church.

Lourdes Helpers; There will be a meeting next Sunday 3rd November at 11.30am in the Sacristy for any youth or adults who are interested in coming to Lourdes next year as a 'helper'.  

Senior Citizens Party at Mt Carmel –This will be on Wednesday 4th Dec. There is a list at the back of Church for names of people who would like to go. Also, if you are able to help with transport could you please add your name to the list.

Next issue of Parish Magazine  if you have any articles for the next Parish Mag, which will be distributed early December, could you give these to John Hughes or Fr John as soon as possible.

Next Week’s Counters- Team 4
Last week’s collection came to £734.67 Thank you.
Youth Social There is a youth social on the 6th November in the presbytery for young people aged 15-17. We will have Chinese takeaway and a relaxed evening. It is a chance to socialise and discuss what involvement the young people would like in the parish. Please let Alana know if you are going either in person or email, amurphy@mountcarmelhigh.lancs.sch.uk and with any dietary requirements.

109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Draw: Results for the 21st Oct 1st No 14; 2nd No 36; 3rd No 37   Thank you for your support. Some numbers still available please see Stephanie Kelly or Michael Partington if you would like a number.  . 

Tea & Coffee Volunteers  are needed to provide tea & coffee after Mass next Sunday 3rd November

Preparing for winter As winter approaches, and the weather deteriorates, we are looking at ways we can support our sick, housebound and elderly parishioners.  If you can help in any of the following areas please add your name and contact details to the lists in church or in the Sacristy;
Eucharistic Ministers; Some parishioners will be unable to get to Mass due to the weather or short term illness, if you are able to take them Communion for a brief period please add your name to the list in the Sacristy.
Winter shoppers; If you are willing to collect some groceries for a parishioner whilst doing your own shopping would you add your name to the list at the back of church.
Check and Chat; Sometimes all that is needed is a phone call to make sure all is well, if you feel this is something you could do add your name to the list.
If you feel you need short term support over the winter please let us know, in the coming weeks we will publish contact details of those coordinating the support.

Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wed night at 8pm Jackpot is at  £20.
Back of Church  Curtains have now been hung  at the back of church to give the open space a dividing area from the main body. We request that if people wish to meet and chat that they do so there allowing people to pray undistracted in the main area. This is important especially after Mass when there is tea & coffee on offer. Also after Mass people could meet here and allow less distraction for those wanting to pray in church
109 Loyola Scouts Christmas Fayre: We need your help to make our Christmas fayre on Sat 30th November at Oswaldtwistle Town Hall a success. If you could donate any raffle prizes, bottles, books, bric-a-brac, & gift bags we would be very grateful.  These can be given to any Leader or Jean Partington. Also if you are able to help on the day please leave your name and telephone number with either Jean or Steph Kelly.
Year of Faith Talk:  As the Year of Faith draws to a close, one more talk has been arranged in the Year of Faith series.  Paul Vallely, the author of “Pope Francis: Untying the knots” will talk about the Church’s Social Teachings and Pope Francis.  Paul is a journalist and broadcaster, adviser to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on Social Justice.
The talk will take place  on Tuesday 12th November at St Gabriel’s R.C. High School Bridge Road Bury BL9 0TZ 7.30pm – 9.30pm £5 per person per evening. Prior Registration is not essential but helpful. See Year of Faith notice board for more details.

 Dates for Diary:
Sun 10th Nov – Remembrance Sunday
Sun 24th Nov – Feast of Christ the King/End of the Year of Faith/Youth Sunday
Thurs 19th Dec – Christmas Concert and Service

Saturday, 19 October 2013

20/21 October 29th Sunday



Oswaldtwistle Newsletter
20/21 Oct 2013: 29th Sunday in Ord Time (C)
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: stmoswsect@gmail.com

Saturday Vigil – 18.30       Sunday – 10.00

22nd  – 26th Oct

Mon: 9.15am Mass
Tues: 9.15am Mass
Wed: 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs: 18.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri: 9.15am Mass:
Saturday:  Reconciliation - 5.45 – 6.15pm

Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital:  John Reville, Ted Hill, Sheila Barnes

Lately Dead: Pat Croston, Tom Fox

Anniversaries: Mary Le Pla, Margaret Madden, Mary Coyne, Michael Coyne, Tom Stevens, Alice Stevens, Margaret Kendal

Next Sunday Fr Peter Corcoran, a Marist priest, will say the 10am Mass. Fr John is away.

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday where we remember the missionary activity of the Church throughout the world.
CAFOD Family Fast Day retiring collections, soup lunches and donations raised £649.07 thank you.

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 3rd Nov

November Prayer List. Latest date for names to be handed in is this weekend 20th October.

Service of Light for Children who have died
St Joseph’s Church, Audley Blackburn on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 2pm. For all our children who have died.  Everyone welcome.

Bereavement Mass – Saturday 2 Nov This year’s Mass remembering those who died between 1st September 2012 – 31 August 2013 will take place at 11am on Sat 2nd November. Letters have been sent out inviting families of the deceased to attend.

Sacramental Programme   There will be a meeting for parents after the 10am Mass this Sunday 20th October. Children will be presented at Masses on the weekend of 2/3 November

Mt Carmel As you are aware Mt Carmel has been in the news recently, much of it wrongly reported. Mr Bowers has written a letter to parishioners that can be collected from the back of church. Just taking children away from Mt Carmel is not securing the development of Catholic Education in the area, and a legacy left to us could be lost by such actions. Could parents please read before making any decisions. Fr John is not, and will not, be supporting any applications for St Christopher’s.

Community Support Group we are meeting on Thursday Oct 24th at 19.30 in the presbytery, if you would like to join us please come along.

Thank you We would like to acknowledge that we have received donations of :
£1000 from the estate of Mrs Sarah Winifred Roscoe RiP
£83.20 in memory of Mr Gerard McMyler RiP
£100 from St Mary’s Choir.
£110.  CAFOD donations in memory of Mrs Bernadette Flanagan RiP

Food Bank Peter and Eve Gattei are in the process of setting up a “Food Bank” with other churches in the area to serve the people of Oswaldtwistle and locality. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact Peter on 237855 or mobile 07786500480 Bins for donations of non-perishable food (tins) are now at the back of Church.

Lourdes Helpers; There will be a meeting on Sunday 3rd November at 11.30am in the Sacristy for any youth or adults who are interested in coming to Lourdes next year as a 'helper'.  We know that it is difficult to make a firm commitment so far in advance but, as the number of VIP's we take depends on the helpers who volunteer, we need an idea of the numbers interested.  If you cannot attend but are interested in joining us leave your name in the Sacristy.

HELP NEEDED...St Mary's Guides need helpers or the unit may need to close. Can you or anyone you know spare an hour and a half on a Tuesday evening to help? If so, please contact Lara McToal (lara.mctoal@ntlworld.com or 07759 034994)
Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wed night at 8pm Jackpot is at £15

Back of Church We will soon be erecting curtains at the back of church to give the open space a dividing area from the main body. We request that if people wish to meet and chat that they do so there allowing people to pray undistracted in the main area. This is important especially after Mass when there is tea & coffee on offer. Also after Mass people could meet here and allow less distraction for those wanting to pray in church

109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Draw: Results for the 14th Oct 1st No 97; 2nd No 42 ; 3rd No 63   Thank you for your support. Some numbers still available please see Stephanie Kelly or Michael Partington if you would like a number.  . 

Next Week’s Counters- Team 3
Last week’s collection came to £863.80 Thank you.

Parish Centre We are pleased to announce that the Diocese has given the go ahead to sort out the dry rot problem and to renovate the toilets, including creating a toilet than can be accessed by disabled people. This work will be started very soon.

 Dates for Diary:
25th Oct – Family Quiz at Parish Centre
Sat 2nd Nov – Bereavement Mass & All Souls
Sun 3rd Nov – Meeting with Sacramental Prog Parents
Sun 10th Nov – Remembrance Sunday
Sun 24th Nov – Feast of Christ the King/End of the Year of Faith/Youth Sunday

Congratulations to Clare and Harry Catlow who celebrate their Blue Sapphire 65th Wedding Anniversary on the 23rd October.

Friday, 11 October 2013

28th Sunday of the Year



Oswaldtwistle Newsletter
12/13 Oct 2013: 28th Sunday in Ord Time (C)
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: stmoswsect@gmail.com

Saturday Vigil – 18.30       Sunday – 10.00

14th – 19th Oct

Mon: 9.15am Mass
Tues: 9.15am Mass in St Mary’s School
Wed: 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs: 18.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri: 9.15am Mass:
Saturday:  Reconciliation - 5.45 – 6.15pm

Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital:  John Reville, Ted Hill,

Anniversaries: Bernard Toner, Joseph Beardmore, Edward McCaffrey, Patrick Doolan

Due to the large number of requests that we get for prayers for the sick. Long term sick will be added monthly whilst those seriously ill will be added weekly.

CAFOD Family Fast Day  Last week’s retiring collection and the soup lunch raised £257.73 thank you. Unfortunately, Fr John forgot to announce there was a retiring collection after the 6.30pm Mass last week, so there will be one this weekend.
Parish Council There will be a meeting of the Parish Council this Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

The Parish Magazine: The new edition supports the parish “Lourdes Group Fund”. Cost Minimum £1 donation, all of which goes to the Lourdes Group Fund.

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 3rd Nov


Visit to Oscott Seminary: Parishioners going to Oscott this Sunday: the coach will leave from outside the church at 1.15pm and depart Oscott at about 7.15pm to arrive back at 9.15pm (ish). We will arrive mid-afternoon for tea then have a tour of the college, meet the students and have Vespers.

November Prayer List If you would like someone deceased to be remembered during Masses in November then please put their names and preferred dates on a list in an envelope marked “November List”. Do not put money in the envelope. Latest date for names to be handed in is next Sunday 20th October.

Service of Light for Children who have died St Joseph’s Church, Audley Blackburn on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 2pm. For all our children who have died.  Everyone welcome.

Bereavement Mass – Saturday 2 Nov This year’s Mass remembering those who died between 1st September 2012 – 31 August 2013 will take place at 11am on Sat 2nd November. Letters have been sent out inviting families of the deceased to attend.

Rosary Sunday Thanks to all those who took part in last Sunday’s Rosary Service. It was a very special reflection. An thanks to all those who came along to pray together this traditional Catholic means of prayer.

Sacramental Programme Letters have been sent to parents in our schools.  There will be a meeting for parents after the 10am Mass next Sunday 20th October. Children will be presented at Masses on the weekend of 2/3 November

Food Bank Peter and Eve Gattei are in the process of setting up a “Food Bank” with other churches in the area to serve the people of Oswaldtwistle and locality. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact Peter on 237855 or mobile 07786500480

Lourdes Helpers; There will be a meeting on Sunday 3rd November at 11.30am in the Sacristy for any youth or adults who are interested in coming to Lourdes next year as a 'helper'.  We know that it is difficult to make a firm commitment so far in advance but, as the number of VIP's we take depends on the helpers who volunteer, we need an idea of the numbers interested.  If you cannot attend but are interested in joining us leave your name in the Sacristy.

HELP NEEDED...St Mary's Guides need helpers or the unit may need to close. Can you or anyone you know spare an hour and a half on a Tuesday evening to help? If so, please contact Lara McToal (lara.mctoal@ntlworld.com or 07759 034994)

Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wed night at 8pm Jackpot is back at £10.

SVP Group As only three people turned up for the SVP meeting on Tuesday evening it has been decided to put the idea of forming a group on hold for the time being.
Back of Church We will soon be erecting curtains at the back of church to give the open space a dividing area from the main body. We request that if people wish to meet and chat that they do so there allowing people to pray undistracted in the main area. This is important especially after Mass when there is tea & coffee on offer.

109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Draw: Results for the 8th Oct 1st No 55; 2nd No 70 ; 3rd No 84   Thank you for your support. Some numbers still available please see Stephanie Kelly or Michael Partington if you would like a number.  . 

Next Week’s Counters- Team 2
Last week’s collection came to £792.60 Thank you.

Thank you We would like to acknowledge that we have received a donation of £250 from the estate of Mrs Margaret Kathleen Davies RiP

Parish Centre We are pleased to announce that the Diocese has given the go ahead to sort out the dry rot problem and to renovate the toilets, including creating a toilet than can be accessed by disabled people. This work will be started very soon.

Dates for Diary:
 
Sun 20th October, meeting for Sacramental Programme parents after 10am Mass.
25th Oct – Family Quiz at Parish Centre
Sat 2nd Nov – Bereavement Mass & All Souls  --  Presentation of children at Mass
Sun 3rd Nov – Meeting with Sacramental Prog Parents -- Presentation of children at Mass
Sun 10th Nov – Remembrance Sunday
Sun 24th Nov – Feast of Christ the King/End of the Year of Faith/Youth Sunday

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday where we remember the missionary activity of the Church throughout the world.