1st /2nd Feb Presentation of the Lord (A)
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
No Masses this week Fr John is away.
9am Mass at St Anne’s Church Accrington
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sat 5.45 – 6-15pm
or by appointment
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: Thomas Glannon, Joan Anders, Alan Knowles, William Cornwell, John Thomas, Alex Donnelly
Lately Dead: Fr Eddie Morrissey (former curate at Sacred Heart 1959 – 1966), Agnes Barr
Anniversaries: Joyce & John Ashton, Stan Partington, Mary & Michael Coyne, Jim & Annie Metcalf
Fr John will be away from the 2nd – 10th Feb
Fr McCartney will celebrate Mass next Saturday
Fr McLaughlin will celebrate Mass next Sunday
This Weekend there will be tea and coffee after Mass.
February Liturgy - List is available in the Sacristy
The Office – Next week the office will be open from Tues to Fri 10 – 1pm.
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. There is one this Sunday 2nd February
Community Support Group: Next meeting 12 Feb at 19.30hrs in the Presbytery. Anyone welcome.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 3
Last week’s collection came to £893.97 Thank you.
Collection Envelopes If you don’t have envelopes but would like some starting in April, then please see either, Sean Mullen, Jean Partington, or Fr John.
If you pay income tax and wish to come under the “Gift Aid” scheme, where the taxman gives us 27p in the pound back then again let us know if you are not already in the scheme. To do the scheme you must use envelopes or pay by direct debit. If you do not pay tax you can still have envelopes if you do not already have them.
Church Notice Boards We have new notice boards at the back of church! Please do not put a notice on without speaking with Fr John or Jean first. Hopefully information will be clearer to find, and read.
Appeal for New Sacristans If you would like to offer your time to help in the sacristy preparing for Mass, please see Fr John when he returns. This is ideal for anyone retired. To find out more please speak to a sacristan.
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.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Poland 23 – 30 May 2014
Further details on the poster in church.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 1-7 Aug 2014
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 1 – 7 August (by air) or from 31 July – 8th August (overland). For further details see the notice board, or alternatively visit the diocesan website at www.salfordlourdes.co.uk
“Let all the People Sing”
There will be a “day of fun, prayer and singing” next Sat 8 Feb held at Fisher More RC High School, Gibfield Rd, Colne, BB8 8JT between 10am – 4pm with Mass. More details on the poster in Church. This would be ideal for and Choir members, teachers, or people interested in Church music.
Mt Carmel – Wizard of Oz Mt Carmel are performing “The Wizard of Oz” on Wed & Thurs 12/13 Feb starting at 7pm. Tickets are £4.00 adults; £2 children and £10 for a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) available from the school.
Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wednesdays at 8pm. Jackpot this week will be £20
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
Jan 28th 1st,No 92; 2nd No 41; 3rd No 38
Thank you for your support.
Dates for Diary:
16 Feb Education Sunday
4 Mar Mardi Gras Night – Franco’s
5 Mar Ash Wednesday
7 Mar Women’s World Day of Prayer
22/23 Mar Mission Appeal – Sr Daphne Norden
20 April Easter Sunday
8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations)
Lourdes Group 2014 We are now at the stage of wanting to know who would like to volunteer to come along to act as a helper (adult or Junior aged 16-18) to Lourdes leaving Manchester 29 Aug and returning 5th September. The idea is to take up to 5 adults who have special needs. Costs can only be approximate at the moment of about £750 each, it may be cheaper and grants may be available. If you are interested please speak with Jane Burton (Group Leader), Maxine Pollard (Group Nurse) or Fr John (Group Chaplain). Volunteers need not be from the parish. There will be a meeting organised soon for those who show interest.
Lourdes Group Spare Change Boxes. Please return the full ones and take another empty one so we can carry on the excellent response we have had so far. Collecting points are now set up at the entrances and more boxes can be provided if there is demand. To date, donations from these boxes total £150.60. Thank you for your generosity.
Lourdes Group Grand Raffle Your chance to win £100, £50 or other very good prizes including M&S vouchers, whisky etc (full list at back of Church). Please take tickets and return ticket stubs and money and any unsold tickets (hopefully you will have sold them) to Church during February. If you wish to buy more tickets these will be available. The draw at the coffee morning at Church on the 2nd March
Lourdes Group Cake Sale there will be a cake sale on Sat/Sun 1st/2nd March following Mass. Any bakers who have time to make a cake or buns are welcome to contribute.
Quote to Note “ Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!