Tuesday, 1 March 2016

3rd Sunday of Lent

"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, Maria Twigg

Lately Dead: Florence Jepson, Teresa Allen, Frances O'Brien, Bernard Michael Ward

Anniversaries:  Paul Manjooran, Mary Harry Bone


Masses this week.   

Tues – 9.30am Mass                    

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch (This will be a Requiem Mass for Florence Jepson)

Thurs – 6.30 Stations of the Cross - 7pm Mass                    Fri – 7.30am Mass


This Sunday after the 10am Mass the Parish Centre AGM will take place. Please try to attend if you are a member.


APF Red Mission Boxes Could promoters please collect your books and magazines from the sacristy. Thanks for all you do. We are one of the best in the Diocese.


March Monthly Newsletter – articles or notices to be in for Tuesday evening.



"24 Hours for the Lord"


Pope Francis has invited us, as part of the Jubilee "Year of Mercy" to dedicate "24 hours for the Lord" over the period Friday 4th – Saturday 5th March. Below is a timetable of events. However, it is important that times are covered, when there is not an event on, by people "Watching and Praying" before the Blessed Sacrament. We have to have two people present at all times. Please come and pray together as a family or a couple or by yourself! It is important that you sign up for times on the list at the back of church. If times are not covered then we can't go ahead with this. Please think of Our Lord's words to his apostles the night before he died, "CAN YOU NOT SPEND ONE HOUR IN PRAYER WITH ME" We are only asking people to commit to 20 mins!!! If you wish to spend longer just sign up for a longer time.


Friday 7.30am Mass to start the "24 hrs with the Lord"


9 – 9.30am Children from Sacred Heart School

9.30 – 10am Children from St Oswald's School

10.45 – 11.45am Children from St Mary's School

1.15 – 2.15pm Children from St Mary's School


7 – 7.45pm The Choir will sing Latin Motets

8 – 9pm there will be a "Taize" hour of prayer with music from Taize.


From 9 pm until 11pm the church will be lit with candle light for "Night Fever" which is where people are invited to come and pray and light a candle. This can help people who may not have been to church for some time. Please suggest this to a friend or a younger member of the family.


Saturday - 11am Mass

After Mass and during the rest of the day there will just be opportunities for people to call into church and pray.

6.30pm Mass and then the 24hrs will be complete.


There is a rota at the back of Church for people to sign up to "watch."