1st/2nd March 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (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
Masses this week:
Mon No Mass
Tues 9.15 am Mass
Ash Wed 9.15 am Mass at Mt Carmel with St Oswald’s School all welcome
10.30am Mass with Sacred Heart & St Mary’s Schools
Thurs 6.30 pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
Fri – 7.30 am Mass followed by tea & toast
12.15 pm Mass followed by CAFOD Soup lunch
Sat- Reconciliation 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: Thomas Glannon, Alan Knowles, William Cornwell, John Thomas
Anniversaries: James Henry Baron, Ken Le Pla, Margaret Sweeney, John Catlow, Edwin Moulding
Fr Blackburn will be Celebrating Mass this weekend
There will be tea and coffee after Mass this weekend and also a cake stall for the Lourdes Group Fund
The Office the office is open 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. The next one is this Sunday 2nd March
Community Support Group: The meeting is re-scheduled for this Thursday 6th March at 7.30pm. All welcomeCollection Envelopes People who have previously completed a Gift-Aid form need not do so again. If you would like envelopes starting in April please see either Sean Mullen, Jean Partington or Fr. John. If you already use Gift Aid envelopes and your details (i.e.address or tax position) have changed since you completed the Gift Aid form please let us know . Envelopes are now at the back of church awaiting collection. On one side are those who use gift aid; the other side is for those who don’t. They will also be available next weekend. A big thank you to all of you who donate so generously to this parish, it is not cheap to run.
Church Notice Boards Please do not pin any notices on without speaking to Fr John or Jean. There is a White Board headed “Lenten Project Suggestions” We are looking for a project over Lent that would enhance us as a parish, and bring out the best in us. Please write your suggestions on this with the marker pens provided.
March Liturgy Lists are now available in the sacristy
“Mardi Gras” at Franco’s this Tuesday 4th March. 36 people are on the list. Please arrive at Franco’s for 7.30pm. The £10 special menu will also be available in addition to the normal menu.
Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 7th March
There will be a service at Stanhill Methodist Church at 7.30pm. The theme is “Streams in the desert” prepared by the Christian Women of Egypt. All welcome
Appeal for New Sacristans If you would like to offer your time to help in the sacristy preparing for Mass, please see Fr John. This is ideal for anyone retired. To find out more please speak to a sacristan.
St Mary’s Football Club have planned an Irish Evening in conjunction with The Parish Centre, on Saturday the 22nd March. The evening will feature a top local group “Across The Water" who will be playing popular Irish Music. Entry will cost £5 per ticket, and includes a potato pie supper. Tickets available from the Club, or from Football Committee Members: Dennis Joyce, Clive Yates or Tony Alveston.
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 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
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Poland 23 – 30 May 2014
Further details on the poster in church.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 2
Last week’s collection came to £670.55 Thank you.
Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wednesdays at 8pm. Jackpot this week will be £15
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
17th Feb 1st No 21; 2nd No 69 ; 3rd No 94 Thank you
Fairtrade Stall There will be a stall at St Mary’s School on Friday 7th March from 3.30pm
Lourdes Group Helpers; There will be a meeting on the 12th March at 19.30 in the presbytery for all those interested in joining us as adult or junior helpers (& their parents) in Lourdes this year. We will leave on 29th August and return on 5th September. The cost will be £746 per person. Junior helpers will receive support to help with fundraising to cover their costs. If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to join us please inform Fr John, Jane Burton or Maxine Pollard.
.Lourdes Group Grand Raffle Thanks to everyone who has already supported this raffle. Please return unsold raffle tickets along with any you have sold. Just hand them in at the back of church. Note the new draw date. Raffle Draw Night Friday 7th March. We are holding a Free & Easy night at Lock St with entertainment and supper at a cost of only £2. Come along, watch the draw being made and enjoy a fun evening!
Lent “Walk with Me” Lenten booklets are available at the back of church free of charge.
Dates for Diary:
22/23 Mar Mission Appeal – Sr Daphne Norden
20 April Easter Sunday8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations