Sunday, 26 October 2014

30th Sunday of the year



Masses this week:

Mon -   Thurs No Masses as Fr John is away
Fri -      10.15am Requiem Mass for Freda Duckett
Sat -     1 pm Wedding between Robert Sanderson and Becky Mallen

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5.45 - 6.15 pm on Saturdays or anytime on appointment.

Please remember in your prayers: -

Sick and housebound: Tommy Glannan, Harry Catlow, Mary O'Connor, Christine Tormey, John
Thomas, Alfie & Willie Boswell, Louis James Armstrong (premature baby), John Boyle

Lately Dead: Freda Duckett, Tony Forshaw, Eileen Ireland, Fr Kevin Griffin, Fr Martin Brogan,
Alice Parkinson, Kitty Ward

Anniversaries: Hubert Feathers, Albert Winstanley, Norah Madden, Jim Keane, Margaret Kendall, Rose Rushton


Clocks go back This weekend the clocks go back one hour on Saturday Night.

November Prayer List is available at the entrances to the Church. Please take one home.

Service of Light The annual "Service of Light" will take place at St Joseph's, Audley, for all our
children who have died. This Service will take place this Sunday, 26th Oct at 2pm. Everyone is
welcome.

Poppies are on sale at the back of church. As you know take a poppy and make any size of
donation. Crosses are also available.

Fr John away Fr John is away until Friday. We welcome Fr Sean O'Brien, Blackburn Hospital
Chaplain, who will say the Masses this weekend. We will take this opportunity to present him with
a cheque for the needs of the Chaplaincy, as a result of sale of the parish magazine a couple of
editions ago.

Parish Secretary The Office will be open this week Tuesday - Friday 10am - 1 pm

RCIA Group For those thinking of becoming a Catholic the next meeting will take place on
Thursday 6 November at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

Bishop John Arnold's Mass of Installation as Bishop of Salford. Bishop John's Mass of
Installation will take place at Salford Cathedral on Monday 8th December at 11 am. We have been
offered 2 places for parishioners. If anyone would like to go please hand your name in by Tuesday
of this week and I will ask Jean to draw lots if more than two wish to attend. Replies to the invites
have to be returned by 1st November. The mass is followed by a reception.

Monthly Newsletter This will be distributed next weekend, any articles need to be in by Tuesday
evening. It is pretty obvious that many do not take the monthly newsletter home with them due the
many left in church. Many times people ask for information, when we tell them "It is all in the
newsletter", they respond "Oh, I don't read it!" That is no excuse!!! Please take the newsletter
home with you and read it. Ignorance is not an option!

Parish Magazine This is the time to get articles in. If you wish to put anything in the parish
magazine, which will be distributed early December, please speak with John Hughes. Articles must
be in by 7th November.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Don't Forget! Mary's Meals 3 course meal and Auction



Come and join us for a 3 course meal and auction.

In aid of Mary's Meals

Come along to Franco's Restaurant 
Union Road, Oswaldtwistle

TUESDAY 21st October at 7.30 PM
 A few tickets left at £12.00

29th Sunday of the year

Masses this week:
Mon- No Mass
Tues -10.00 am Requiem Mass for Tony Forshaw
Wed - 10.15 am Requiem Mass for Eileen Ireland
Thurs - 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition
Fri - 07.30 Mass followed by breakfast
Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5.45 - 6.15 pm on Saturdays or any time on appointment.

Please remember in your prayers
Sick and housebound: Tommy Glannan, Harry Catlow, Mary O'Connor, Christine Tormey, John Thomas, Alfie & Willie Boswell, Louis James Armstrong (premature baby)
Lately Dead: Logan Wood, Tony Forshaw, Eileen Ireland, Fr Kevin Griffin
Anniversaries: Geoff Little,. Joseph Beard more , Edward McCaffrey, Catherine Kehoe, Tom Stevens, Alice Peters, Mary Le Pia, Margaret Madden, Belford McHugh, Albert Winstanley, Ellen Walsh, Ted Massey, Mary Berry, Margaret Massey
 

This Sunday - Choir Mass This Sunday the Choir will be singing a latin short-part Mass as they remember all those who have sung in the choir over the years.

Clocks go back Next weekend the clocks go back one hour which means an hour's extra sleep.

November Prayer List If you would like someone deceased to be remembered during Masses in November then please put their names and preferred dates on a list in an envelope marked "November List". Do not put money in the envelope. Latest date for names to be handed in is this Sunday 19th October.

Rosary Circle The Rosary will be said after Mass next Thursday evening for IIPeace in the World". If you wish to join in please come along.

Service of Light The annual "Service of Light" will take place at St Joseph's, Audley, for all our children who have died. When? Next Sunday, 26th Qct at 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Fr John away Fr John will be away next weekend from the Saturday until the following Friday. Fr Sean O'Brien, Blackburn Hospital Chaplain, will say the Masses next weekend. We will take this opportunity to present him with a cheque for the needs of the Chaplaincy, as a result of sale of the parish magazine a couple of editions ago.

RCIA Group For those thinking of becoming a Catholic the next meeting will take place this Thursday at 7.30pm.

CAFOD There is a thank you letter on the noticeboard for people to read.
Monthly Newsletter for November the deadline for news to go into the monthly newsletter is Thursday 23rd October. Please think ahead if you want anything put in next month's newsletter. We cannot guarantee any news going on the weekly Mass sheet, as we are trying to use this for more educational articles, not for parish information as we have this week!!!!

Thank you Thank you to all those who helped in anyway with Logan Wood's Requiem Mass. Many people came forward to offer support from the parish so that things ran smoothly. Sad experiences like these often pull us all together, so thank you because we all need help and support in such times. I would especially like to thank Alana for all the support she has offered in the schools during this time. Fr John

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

28th Sunday of year

Masses this week:

Mon -               No Mass
Tues -               09.15 Mass
Wed -               11.30 am Requiem Mass for Logan Wood
Thurs -             09.15 Mass in St Oswald's School
Fri -                  07.30 Mass followed by breakfast

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5.45 - 6.15 pm on Saturdays or anytime on appointment.

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Tommy Glannan, Harry Catlow, Mary O'Connor, Christine Tormey, John
Thomas
Lately Dead: Logan Wood, Charlotte Taylor, Brian Croft
Anniversaries: Mary Myerscough, Edna & Geoff Edmondson, Mary Kathleen Jones, Nora
McCarty, Patrick Doolan


RCIA Meeting For anyone who would like to become, or is thinking of becoming a Roman
Catholic, there is a meeting in the Presbytery this Thursday evening at 8pm.

The Kneelers in Church. Thank you to all those who offered to help with bolting the benches to
the kneelers. We managed to get them done with only a minimum of help.

Morris Homes A representative will be present at the end of the 10am Mass to present a cheque
towards the costs of the kneelers. We thank them for their generosity in giving financial support to
our community in this way.

Prisoners' Sunday This weekend we are asked to keep in mind all those who are in prison, and
their families.

St Mary's Primary School are having an Eco-Action Day on Saturday 18th Oct from 10am - 12
noon (working in Eco Garden and clearing the Outdoor Classroom and stream area of vegetation).
Anyone is welcome (weather permitting) but children must be accompanied.

November Prayer List If you would like someone deceased to be remembered during Masses in
November then please put their names and preferred dates on a list in an envelope marked
"November List". Do not put money in the envelope. Latest date for names to be handed in is
next Sunday 19th October.


On Children by Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; for even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.