26th/27th April – 2nd Sunday of Easter (A)
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: email@example.com
Web site: www.saintmarysoswaldtwistle.co.uk
Internet Bulletin Board: http://saintmarysoswaldtwistle.blogspot.com
No Masses this week Fr John is away.
The Church will be closed during the week.
9am Mass Mon – Fri at St Anne’s, Accrington
Sat - Reconciliation 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment.
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital: Mark Heaton, Thomas Glannon and Evelyn Boros
Lately Dead: Bernard Kendall, Mary Gregory, Patrick Higgins and Michael Walsh
Anniversaries: Gregory Heyes, Joseph & Mary Ellen Ainsworth, James & Margaret Aspin, Susie Gleeson, Mary Bone, Mary McIntyre, Sadie Pickles
The Office is open 10am – 1pm Tues – Fri
Fr John is away from Mon 28th April – Mon 5th May
Fr Anthony McLaughlin will say Masses next weekend
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 4th May
Eucharistic Ministers We are approaching the time when we commission new Eucharistic Ministers. If you would like to offer to become a Eucharistic Minister at the Altar or can find time to take Communion to the sick and housebound then please speak with Fr John. Alternatively, if any Eucharistic Ministers no longer wish to continue please speak with Fr John. There will be a course for Eucharistic Ministers sometime in June.
Parish Magazine The new edition of the Parish Magazine is now available. All proceeds from this edition will go to supporting the Hospital Chaplaincy. I am thankful to John Hughes, all advertising sponsors and those who have contributed articles to help with this venture.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 5
Last week’s collection came to £885.44.Thank you.
Organ Recital This Wednesday 30th April an organ recital will take place here at St Mary’s at 7.30pm. It will be given by Carol Wareing supported by the Topaz Choir. The music will range from ancient to modern with pieces from John Rutter and Schubert to Handel and Lennon/McCartney. This promises to be a very special evening. A £5 donation is all that is asked from those who come.
Lourdes Group Anyone who would like to donate bric-a-brac items that can be sold at a table top sale, please contact Marie Leaver 01254 384557. Proceeds in aid of the Lourdes fund. Thank you.
Re-Upholstering the Church Kneelers Due to a very generous anonymous donation, we will soon be making the kneelers a lot more comfortable.
Thanks from CAFOD We have received a thank you letter for the £217.80 that was sent to CAFOD as a result of the last Family Fast day.
The National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW) is trying to re-establish a group in Salford Diocese and invite women to a day of reflection on the letter of Pope Francis: “The joy of the Gospel”. This is an opportunity to come together, and explore how the Papal Exhortation speaks to us in our everyday lives. This will be led by Linda Jones, from the CAFOD theology team. Date: Saturday 10th May 2014 1pm – 4.30pm at St Sebastian’s Hall, Douglas Green Salford M6 6ES Registration £5 Enquiries: Anne Marie Coppock on 07544491425
Sunday 27th April This Sunday Pope Francis will Canonise the former Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in Rome. These were two great Popes of our time (well some of us!).Papal Magazine If you still need to collect your ordered Magazine, this will be available from the sacristy or the Piety Stall after Mass. Price: £3.50 if not already paid for.
Divine Mercy Sunday organised by the Legion of Mary, Blackburn & District, this Sunday 27th April at St Joseph’s Church Audley Range, Blackburn. Start 2pm Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, Divine Mercy Chaplet 3pm Prayer, Blessing and Procession of the Divine Mercy Image – Mass 3.15pm Further information from Peter Costello 01254 262952
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
22nd April 1st No 93 ;2nd No 36; 3rd No 25 Thank you
Quiz Night: Parish Centre There will be no Quiz night this week (Wed 30th April). Jackpot the following week will be £15.Greater Manchester & Pennine Lancashire 10k runs Could you run to make a difference with CAFOD? CAFOD Salford are looking for runners for a 10k within the Diocese at on May 18th or June 22nd. Shorter events for younger children and walks are available too. Please see greatrun.org or runforall.com or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 705 0605 once you have your place or for further details!
Accrington & District Blind Society Annual Luncheon with Norman Prince at The Adelaide Suite Sunday 22nd June 2014. £23 per ticket. See Notice Board for copy menu. If you wish to attend, please return your menu and ticket money to the Society before Friday 23rd May
Mayor’s Final Charity Night Friday 9th May at 7.30pm Adelaide Suite, Accrington. Tickets £10 including hot supper. This is the Mayor’s end of Year Celebration in aid of the Hyndburn Mayoral Charity Fund. Tickets available from The Mayor’s Office 01254 380285
Oswaldtwistle Food Bank Many thanks for your continuing support of the food bank which is open on Mondays from 1pm – 5pm at Rhyddings Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Owaldtwistle. Bins for any food donations (non-perishable) are at the back of the Church
Dates for Diary:
11 May Vocations Sunday
18 May Safeguarding team
8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations)
21/22 Jun and following weekends – First Communions