"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"
Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Patrick Mannion, Mary Logan, Jimmy O'Toole, Vida Filippini, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Fr Terence Schofield, Joan Warburton
Lately Dead: Fr Flanagan, Marie Ward
Anniversaries: Fr Patrick Bourke, Jim Dwyer, Geraldine Keenan, Gerard Power, Jane Cutler, Hilda Catlow, Agnes Duggan, William & Michael Shorrock, William David Carver, Joseph Walsh, May Stephenson
Masses this week:
Mon – No Mass Tues – 10.00am Mass
Wed – 12noon Mass followed by packed lunch
Thurs – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Friday – 12noon Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch
Easter Sunday Morning Mass Gary Munroe will be received into the RC Church at this Mass when he will be Confirmed and formerly welcomed. Gary's journey started with the RCIA group 18months ago. Please keep Gary and his family in your prayers.
Next Sunday is "Divine Mercy" Sunday There will be a Service of Divine Mercy Devotions starting at 2pm at St Joseph's, Audley Range, Blackburn. The Devotions will start at 2pm with Eucharistic Adoration – Confessions – Divine Mercy Chaplet – 3O'Clock Prayer, Blessing and procession of the Divine Mercy Image – Mass at 3pm. You are all invited to attend.
Congratulations to Harold and Hilda Owen who will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding (60th) next Saturday. A poem from "Nonnymouse" to all couples on their anniversary will appear in the April edition of the monthly newsletter
The Parish Office will only be open 10am-1pm Tuesday - Friday this week.
The Altar Fund has now reached £21,078.57 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. If you wish to make a donation then please place your money/cheque inside an envelope marked "Altar Fund" and if you wish to add any names you would like to be remembered in the document that will be sealed in the altar, please place them in the envelope too. All donations will be treated as anonymous but will be acknowledge by letter. Please be sure to leave us your name and address. Thank you to all those who have so generously supported this project.
Please keep HCPT Gp 72, and the rest of HCPT who are in Lourdes this week, in your prayers.
A Big "Thank you" to all those who helped in any way to prepare the Church for this week's liturgies; to those who took part in the liturgies, and to those of you who came to them. For them to be done well takes a lot of background work, time, effort and prayer.
Clocks go forward one hour If you are reading this on Saturday Evening before Easter Sunday, the clocks go forward one hour tonight. If you are reading this in Church wondering why everyone is going home, then you forgot!!! Sorry.
April Monthly Newsletter is published next weekend. Any articles to be in by Tuesday evening, please.
A Very Blessed Easter to you all. May the Risen Christ give to all Mercy, Hope and Freedom