Sunday, 22 March 2015

5th Sunday in Lent

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"


Masses this week:

Mon – No Mass                   Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed –  (Feast of the Annunciation: 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch

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

Friday – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast


Please remember in your prayers

Sick and housebound: Marie Taylor, Evelyn Boros, Stuart Livesey, Beth Tomlinson, Mary O'Connor, William Cornwell, Christopher McCready.

Lately Dead: James Robinson, John Toole,

Anniversaries: Fr Patrick Bourke, Joe Walsh, Anna Manjooran, Jane Cutler, Monica Ormsby, Robert Haworth, Clare Doolan, Veronica Anderton, William Gleeson, William David Carver.



Readers and Eucharistic Ministers – Please call into the sacristy to sign up for availability for Holy Week and Easter


April Monthly Newsletter – Any articles or notices for the April newsletter please have them into the office by Tuesday night. Thank you.


Easter Week Services at St Mary's Oswaldtwistle will be as follows:-

Palm Sunday 29th March Vigil Mass                                         18.30

(Please note that the clocks go forward by an hour)

Sunday Mass with blessing of the Palms                                10.00

(Mass begins outside on the front lawn, weather permitting.) Palms will only be blessed at the Sunday morning Mass.


Monday 30th March            Mass                                                      9.15


Tuesday 31st March           Mass followed by Exposition & Confessions    18.00


Wednesday 1st April          Mass  followed by Exposition & Confessions   18.00                                   

Maundy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper     19.00 followed by Solemn Adoration until 21.00


Good Friday Stations of the Cross                                            14.00

(Refreshments Hot + Buns following Stations of the Cross)

Celebration of the Lord's Passion                                               15.00


Holy Saturday 4th April Easter Vigil                                             20.00


Easter Sunday 5th April Mass (with a Baptism)                        10.00


For Services in Holy Week, organised by the Knights of St Columba – please see notice board


First Confessions will also be taking place after Masses on Tues and Wed in Holy Week


If anyone would like to give a helping hand with Easter Flowers please speak with either Fr John, Denise Reddin or Jean Partington