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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.saintmarysoswaldtwistle.co.uk
Internet Bulletin Board: http://saintmarysoswaldtwistle.blogspot.com
Saturday Vigil – 18.30 Sunday – 10.00
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, email@example.com 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