Saturday, 19 July 2014

Weekly notices and Mass times - Sat Vigil 19th July, Sun 20th July.

This Week's Mass times here at St Mary's Parish, Oswaldtwistle:
Weekend Mass times - Sat Vigil 19th July- 6.30pm & Sun 20th July 10am
Mon - No Mass
Tues - 9.15am Mass
Wed - 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri - 07.30am Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sat - 5.45pm - 6.15pm
Alana will have an office in the Presbytery over the next couple of weeks.
Please remember in your prayers:
The Sick and Housebound, especially: Harry Catlow, Thomas Glannon, Gerard Mcintyre
Lately Dead: Ken Gregson
Anniversaries: Len Spaans, Mary Doris Dowling & Thomas Dowling, Jean Hartley, Eva Walmsley,
Renee Clarkson, Jane Moulding

Five Finger Prayer Guide
Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your paters by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember.

 The next finger is the pointing finger. 'Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, priests, sisters, chaplains, and others in the caring profession. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

Next is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. 'Pray for our leaders in government, business and industry. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance.

The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need our prayers day and night.

Lastly is our little finger, the smallest finger of all. Here we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. Your little finger should remind you to pray for yourself. You yourself know best your own needs and concerns.

(Taken from St 'Patrick's :Missionary Society :Magazine)

During the hot weather do make sure you keep an eye on the elderly. Check that they are drinking enough water and not over-heating. Try to visit them to make sure they are ok.

If you are going on holiday have a wonderful time and know that you will be prayed for back here in St Mary's. May you return refreshed.