29th /30th March 4th Sunday in Lent (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 9.15 am No Mass
Tues 9.30am Mass
Wed 12 noon Mass followed by bring your packed lunch
Thurs 6.30pm - Stations of the Cross then Mass at 7pm
Fri – 7.30 am Mass followed by tea & toast
2pm Wedding David Pollard & Megan Thomas
Sat- Reconciliation 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment.
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: Mark Heaton, Bernard Kendal, Thomas Glannon, Alan Knowles, William Cornwell, Evelyn Boros
Anniversaries: Fr Patrick Bourke, Joseph Walsh, Agnes Duggan, Catherine Shields, Alice Ann Duckett, Rita Walsh, William & Michael Shorrock, Gerard Power, Tom Anderton, Hilda Catlow.
This Sunday – 1pm Wedding of Andrew Bentley & Angharad Drew
This week Fr John’s day off will be on Monday.
The Office is open 10am – 1pm Tues – Fri
The April Ministries’ Rota is now in the Sacristy
Mission Appeal “Another World is Possible”
Last weekend’s appeal on behalf of Sister Daphne Norden for 14 Missionary Communities raised £466.40
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 next Sunday 6th April
Lenten Station Masses There is one remaining Lenten Station Mass where people from the Deanery gather to celebrate Mass together.
Wed 9th April - 7pm at Sacred Heart, Colne.Collection 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 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. 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 new notices on the boards without speaking to Fr John or Jean first. This is so we can verify the content and the source. Any information placed without permission will be removed immediately.
Youths (Year 6 and above) are you interested in helping with readings or collections in Church? If so please see Alana after Mass
Parish Prayer list April – June. The latest Prayer list for the next three months is now available in church. Please take one home to use as a guide for praying for different intentions each day.
Parish Centre AGM The Annual General Meeting has been set for next Monday 7th April at 7pm. If you haven’t yet renewed your subscription for this year, please do so by calling in at the centre or by letting one of the committee members know. You can renew at the back of church.
St Mary’s School are holding an anniversary celebration on April 25th to celebrate the school's 50th year on the Mayfield Avenue site. There is a Mass at 10.45am in Church to which all are welcome and then from 2pm onwards the school will be open to visitors to see the school in action.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 1
Last week’s collection came to £792.87 Thank you.
Lourdes Group following the recent meeting, there are 12 people interested which will mean we may be able to take up to 5 VIP’s. It will not be decided until the beginning of June which VIPs will be travelling with us. Deciding who goes will be according to certain priorities set by the group leadership. If any other helpers wish to join us there are still a couple of places left. We thank everyone for their support with this project so far.
Keeping the Church Open It is always a great shame that Churches today are not left open. So we are about to have a modern alarm system, with CCTV, installed into St Mary’s to overcome the problem. So this next week the Church will be being fitted with equipment. I hope that many of you will be able to take advantage and call in to Church, especially parents on their way to school and after collecting the children.
“Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mums”
Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wednesdays at 8pm. Jackpot this week will be £35
Re-Upholstering the Church Kneelers Due to a very generous anonymous donation, we will soon be making the kneelers a lot more comfortable.
Diocese Walsingham Pilgrimate Sat 3rd May 2014
Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady – England. Please see poster on noticeboards for further information.
Ossy Food Bank is moving In order to meet the needs of the community, the Ossy Food Bank is moving to Rhyddings Methodist Church, Chapel St. This has better storage and distribution facilities. It will still be open from 1 – 5pm on Mondays
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
24th March 1st No 91; 2nd No 50; 3rd No 76 Thank you
Dates for Diary:
11 April Parish Day of Prayer for Vocations
20 April Easter Sunday
25 April St Mary’s School Anniversary
30 April Organ Recital here at St Mary’s
8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations)
Times of Services in Holy Week
So people are able to make plans for Holy Week, the times of Services will be as follows:
Palm Sunday – 10am Mass with Procession and Blessing of Palms
Mon – 9.30am Mass in Sacred Heart School
Tues - 2pm Mass at St Oswald’s School
Wed – 9.30am Mass in Church with St Mary’s School
Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by “watching” until 10pm
Good Friday - 3pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday – 9pm - Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday – 10am Mass