Sunday, 1 March 2015

2nd Sunday in Lent

Masses this week:

Mon – No Mass                   Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch

Thurs – 18.30 Stations of the Cross followed by Mass (about 7pm)

Friday – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast


There will be a second collection today for CAFOD as a result of Family Fast day


Please remember in your prayers

Sick and housebound: Beth Tomlinson, Mary O'Connor, William Cornwell, Christopher McCready.

Lately Dead: Colette Riley

Anniversaries: Roy Cropper, John Catlow, James Henry Baron, Jackie Hayhurst, Bridget Batt, Margaret Sweeney, Paul Manjooran


Proclaim '15: New National Initiative in

2015 To Support Parish Evangelisation


'Proclaim '15: Building Missionary Parishes' is the name of a new national Bishops' initiative being launched in 2015 to support the development of parish evangelisation. It is inspired by Pope Francis' writings and has five parts which include: the provision of free parish small group materials; the organisation of a National Catholic Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham on 11th July 2015 for 850 evangelisation representatives from across England and Wales; an invitation to parishes to host a parish Prayer Vigil on the night of 11th July 2015 with free prayer materials provided; the invitation to dioceses, deaneries and parishes to have their own Proclaim '15 event in autumn 2015; the publication of new evangelisation resources as a fruit of the National Conference to equip local evangelisers. Please do get involved in what is a significant new step in service of the proclamation of the Gospel in our area. More information will be available in our newsletter over the coming months.






Diocesan Contacts:

Fr Paul Cannon

Mrs Sharon Beech

Parish Contact; to be announced


We will hold a series of meetings to look at the questions raised through these discussions. If you would like to be involved then please come to a meeting on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm – 9pm at the back of Church for an initial meeting and to look at the first discussion paper. If you feel that you have something to offer the parish or would just like to discuss the role of the Church then come along. If we are to set up "A Church for the Future" then this is the process that we must begin to go through.


Look forward to seeing you, Fr John