Saturday, 31 May 2014

Feast of the Ascension



This Week’s Mass times here at St Mary’s Parish, Oswaldtwistle:
Weekend Mass times – Sat Vigil -6.30pm & Sun 10am
Mon – No Mass
Tues – 10.30 Requiem for Mary Smithson
Wed – 12noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thur – 10.30 Funeral Service (No Mass) for George Allen
6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri – 12.05 followed by CAFOD soup lunch

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sat – 5.45pm – 6.15pm

Please remember in your prayers:
The Sick and Housebound, especially: Mark Heaton, Thomas Glannon, Evelyn Boros

Lately Dead: Teresa Mallon, Mary Smithson, George Allen, Georgina Mallen, Milton Taylor, Eunice Baron

Anniversaries: Gerald Sugden, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Philip Wasdell, Grace Shorrock

Stop Press Christian Concert next Saturday, 7th June, at the Civic Arts Centre – 7.30
Tickets £9 from 0786 454 1016

Friday, 23 May 2014

6th Sunday of Easter



Oswaldtwistle Newsletter
24th/25th May – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)
 Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: stmoswsect@gmail.com

Saturday Vigil – 18.30       Sunday – 10.00

   26th – 31st May

Masses this week:
Mon – No Mass
Tues – 9.15am Mass
Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri – 7.30am Mass
11.30 - Requiem Mass for Teresa Mallon
Sat -12 noon Wedding Andrew Leaver & Hayley Louise Taylor
Reconciliation 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment.
                       
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital:  Mark Heaton, Thomas Glannon, Evelyn Boros and Jean Rutherford

Lately Dead: Mary Smithson, George Allen, Teresa Mallen, Anne Ainsworth and Eunice Baron

Anniversaries: Canon Patrick Watterston, Rose Rochford, Kenneth Holmes, Annie Cecilia Clarkson and Fred Duckworth

This week Fr John’s day off will be on Monday

The Office is open 10am – 1pm Tues – Fri If you ring outside these hours you may only get an automated reply service.


Ecclesiastical Education The Fund is still open for anyone making private donations. It will close 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 1st June

Sacramental Programme
Confirmations  will take place this year on the afternoon of Sunday 8th June starting at 3pm. This Service will not be a Mass.
First Communions will begin the weekend of Corpus Christi, 21/22 June and will continue over the following weeks in July. Due to the number of Polish families that we have celebrating with us this year, the Mass on Sunday 29th of June will have a Polish interpreter and some of the readings and prayers will be in Polish.

Eucharistic Ministers There will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers after Masses next weekend  31st May/1st June. 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. Eucharistic Ministers will then be commissioned on the Feast of Corpus Christi on 21/22 June when there will also be First Communions.

Piety Stall We have a lovely new display of gifts and cards for Confirmation and First Communion on the piety stall.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 4
Last week’s collection came to £748.86.Thank you

Lourdes Helpers: We are now in the process of identifying our 5 VIP's to take to Lourdes.  If possible the group would benefit from having at least one more adult female helper. We are leaving on Friday 29 Aug and returning Friday 5 Sep. If you would like to know more about joining us please speak with Fr John, Jane Burton or Maxine Pollard.
Considered Fostering? “In this week 2 of ‘Fostering Fortnight’ the various media will be highlighting the great need for foster carers.  This is a critical need within our own Diocese where Caritas, as a Registered Fostering Agency, places children and young people who need to be ‘Looked After’ with carers who are willing and able to commit to this important role.  Caritas urgently wants to hear from anyone who could consider fostering and asks parishioners to pass on this information to family and friends.  Find out more by phoning 0161 817 2250 or emailing info@caritasfostering.org.uk  Please visit our website at www.caritassalford.org.uk
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
20th May- 1st No 32; 2nd No 54; 3rd No 88 Thank you

Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wednesdays at 8pm. Jackpot this week will be £10
“Being a Catholic Grandmother” is now on sale from the piety stall for £6.95
Annual Mass for the Housebound This year we are looking to arrange this for Sunday 14th September. People will be invited from the Eucharistic Ministers’ lists. More detail to follow in the next few months.
Dementia Awareness Day as you know the incidence of dementia is increasing, in response to this a cross Deanery “Awareness Day” will be held at the Vincent Farrell Centre, St Mary’s Burnley on Saturday 7th June to help improve our understanding of the disease and look at how we as a parish can respond.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided and there is more information on the posters around church.  If you wish to attend please let Fr John or Jean know, for catering purposes.
Prayer Cards for the Unborn There are some of these at the back of church if anyone would like to take one.
The Newsletter We are going to a “new look” monthly newsletter which would be done on A3 sized paper and contain more information. Then each week we will publish weekly news, eg Lately Dead or additions to the prayers for the sick, weekly Mass times etc on the back of the Mass sheet. This will save repeated news being printed each week and also make savings.
Dates for Diary:
8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations)
21/22 Jun and following weekends – First Communions
27th Jun Feast of the Sacred Heart
29 Aug – 5 Sep Lourdes Pilgrimage
14 Sep Mass for the Sick

Congratulations to Christopher Gregory & Lucy Yates on their marriage

Please remember in your prayers all our students who, at this time of year, are taking exams

Sunday, 18 May 2014

5th Sunday of Easter Newsletter



Oswaldtwistle Newsletter
17th/18th May – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)
 Parish Priest: Rev Mgr John A Daly
Parish Secretary: Mrs Jean Partington
Telephone: 01254 232433
Parish Sec: stmoswsect@gmail.com

Saturday Vigil – 18.30       Sunday – 10.00

   19th – 24th May

Masses this week:
Mon – No Mass
Tues – 9.15am Mass at St Oswald's Primary School
Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri – 7.30am Mass
11am Requiem Mass for Annie Ainsworth
Sat -1pm Wedding Christopher Gregory & Lucy Yates
 Reconciliation 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment.
                       
Please Pray for the Sick & those in Hospital:  Sheila Barnes, Mary Smithson, Mark Heaton, Thomas Glannon, Evelyn Boros,

Lately Dead: Annie Ainsworth

Anniversaries: Mark Rushton, Stephen Laycock, Margaret Marsden

This week Fr John’s day off will be on Monday

The Office is open 10am – 1pm Tues – Fri

Ecclesiastical Education last week’s collection raised £165.16 thank you. The Fund is open for a couple of weeks for anyone making private donations.

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 1st June

Sacramental Programme
Confirmations  will take place this year on the afternoon of Sunday 8th June starting at 3pm. This Service will not be a Mass.
First Communions will begin the weekend of Corpus Christi, 21/22 June and will continue over the following weeks in July. Due to the number of Polish families that we have celebrating with us this year, the Mass on Sunday 29th of June will have a Polish interpreter and some of the readings and prayers will be in Polish.

Eucharistic Ministers There will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers after Masses over the weekend of 31st May/1st June. 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. Eucharistic Ministers will then be commissioned on the Feast of Corpus Christi on 21/22 June when there will also be First Communions.

Safeguarding The Safeguarding team will be here in the presbytery from 10 am this Sunday 18th May to process the DBS application forms. Please take your forms through to them for processing and address any concerns to them, especially if you are not sure if you need to fill a form in.
Next Week’s Counters- Team 3
Last week’s collection came to £693.19.Thank you

Lourdes Helpers: We are now in the process of identifying our 5 VIP's to take to Lourdes.  If possible the group would benefit from having at least one more adult female helper. We are leaving on Friday 29 Aug and returning Friday 5 Sep. If you would like to know more about joining us please speak with Fr John, Jane Burton or Maxine Pollard or come along to this week’s meeting, for all Lourdes Helpers this Wednesday 21st May at 19.30hrs in the presbytery.
Hospital Chaplain Fr Sean O’Brien is the new Chaplain for Royal Blackburn, Burnley & Pendle Hospitals and the Hospice. If you or any relative is going into hospital, please notify the Chaplaincy on 01254 733001
Considered Fostering? “In this next two weeks of ‘Fostering Fortnight’ the various media will be highlighting the great need for foster carers.  This is a critical need within our own Diocese where Caritas, as a Registered Fostering Agency, places children and young people who need to be ‘Looked After’ with carers who are willing and able to commit to this important role.  Caritas urgently wants to hear from anyone who could consider fostering and asks parishioners to pass on this information to family and friends.  Find out more by phoning 0161 817 2250 or emailing info@caritasfostering.org.uk  Please visit our website at www.caritassalford.org.uk
109 Loyola Scouts 100 Club Results:
13th May- 1st No 40; 2nd No53; 3rd No 13  Thank you

Quiz Night: Parish Centre – Wednesdays at 8pm. Jackpot this week will be £25.
“Being a Catholic Grandmother” is now on sale from the piety stall for £6.95
Annual Mass for the Housebound This year we are looking to arrange this for Sunday 14th September. People will be invited from the Eucharistic Ministers’ lists. More detail to follow in the next few months.
Prayer Cards for the Unborn There are some of these at the back of church if anyone would like to take one.
Broughton Catholic Charitable Society is one of the oldest Catholic Charities in the country. On Tuesday 10th June they are holding their AGM and Gentlemen’s Lunch at Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club. If anyone would like to attend with Fr John, please let him know.
The Newsletter We are considering going to a “new look” monthly newsletter which would be done on A3 sized paper and contain more information. Then each week we will publish weekly news, eg Lately Dead or additions to the prayers for the sick, weekly Mass times etc on the back of the Mass sheet. This will save repeated news being printed each week and also make savings. We will look to begin this soon.
Dates for Diary:
8 Jun Pentecost (Confirmations)
21/22 Jun and following weekends – First Communions
27th Jun Feast of the Sacred Heart
29 Aug – 5 Sep Lourdes Pilgrimage
14 Sep Mass for the Sick

Please remember in your prayers all our students who, at this time of year, are taking exams