Friday, 22 January 2016

3rd Sunday of the Year

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"
Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey,  Mary O'Connor, Jimmy O'Toole, Vida Filippini, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Patrick Nolan
Lately Dead: Sheila McIntyre, Miriam Holmes, John Derek Dearden, Herbert O'Meara, Sean Kearney, Kevin Duxbury
Anniversaries:  Frank Batt

Masses this week.   
Tues – 10am Requiem Mass for Sheila McIntyre celebrated by Fr McLaughlin

Masses at St Anne's, Accrington 9am each day

This Weekend the Sunday 10am Mass will celebrated by Fr McLaughlin
Next Weekend Fr John Zampese SX will be making an appeal on behalf of the Xaverian Missionaries. There will also be no Children's Liturgy next weekend.

Fr John is away from this Sunday to next Sunday, 31st Jan.
The Parish Secretary is available Mon – Fri 10am – 1pm
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DEATH

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN IT

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die tell me what lies on the other side.' Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know ...'

'You don't know?
You're a Christian man, and don't know what's on the other side?'
The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing … I know my Master is there and that is enough.' (Medhelp.org)

"For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is.
We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like.
It is enough to know that we will be forever with Him."
William Barclay