Friday, 24 June 2016

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne,

Lately Dead: Maureen Jackson,  

Anniversaries: Helen Carlton, David Peters, Mary Coyne, Noel Boland

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                           

Tues – 9.30am Mass                     7.30pm – Vigil Mass for Feast of Ss Peter & Paul

Wed –  Feast of Ss Peter & Paul – Holy Day of Obligation

1.30pm Mass (Primary schools attending)    

Thurs- 10am Requiem Mass for Maureen Jackson

Fri – 7.30am Mass Remembering those who fell at the Somme

 

The Parish Office will be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

Feast of Ss Peter & Paul I have put the Vigil Mass at 7.30pm to give people time to get home from work. The 1.30pm Mass is for anyone but will be attended by our primary schools. I also have a 10.10 am Mass at Mt Carmel High school. Fr John

 

The Altar Fund We have now reached our target of £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and ambo. Any further donations that are forthcoming will still go to the altar fund and intentions added. The generosity of many of you has been truly amazing. Thank you. We were also looking to re-carpet the sanctuary when the new altar, ambo and baptismal font were in place but due to the heating system being upgraded and the roof to be dealt with, we will not lay any carpets until that work is done, for obvious reasons. The present baptismal font will be placed at the rear of the church as a holy-water font.

 

Parish Reception for the Bishop Please print your name on the list at the back of Church if you would like to be invited to the Parish Reception to be held in the Parish Centre after the Mass. Food will be provided free of charge. Canapés for reception then full spread Buffet lunch. The list will close this weekend. This will give us time to prepare badges etc. Please remember that if you do not put your name to the list then there will be no room for you at the Parish Centre, due to health & safety and fire regulations. Badges will be handed out on arrival.  

 

Nostalgia Evening – Fri 1st July 8pm - late The List is now closed. Please see the list at the back of church to check that you are on it and tick your name to say you have seen it. The price of £6 please pay on the night, which covers the supper. We are looking for helpers to set up the room for the night. We hope to do this on the Thursday evening from 8pm on 31st June. If you are able to help then please speak with either, Ursula Heyes, Jean Partington or Fr John.

 

Church Closed Due to the installing of the new altar, ambo and baptismal font, the church will be a building site between 3rd – 8th July and will therefore be "off limits" without authorisation due to "health and safety". Therefore, the Masses that week will be held in the sacristy, accessible through the Presbytery front door. It will not be possible to have any Requiems that week. Also, Eucharistic Ministers will need to arrange with Fr John if they wish to take Communion to the sick during the week. When the work is completed we will need a good number of volunteers to clean the church ready for the weekend. Please come along on Friday 8th July from 5pm onwards.

 

Monthly Newsletter The July monthly newsletter is due to be printed next weekend. Items need to be submitted by this Tuesday evening, at the latest

 

The Tablet  This weekly Catholic magazine is available at the back of church for £3

 

 

Friday, 10 June 2016

11th Sunday of the Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne, Stacia Ryan

Lately Dead: Joan Pickup, Mary Spittle, Zio Ernesto, Sheila Dudley

Anniversaries: Michael Duggan, William Orrell, Margaret Keenan, Patrick Joseph McGowan, Harry Borwick

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 10am Requiem Mass for Mary Spittle

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch    

Thurs- 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition                 Fri – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast

 

During Masses this weekend, prayers will be offered for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, in thanksgiving for her reign.

  

The Parish Office will be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

The Altar Fund has now reached £27,443.12 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.

 

Further Meeting about the Bishop's Visit will take place in the Parish Centre at 8pm on Thursday 16th June. This will look at bringing everything together for the Bishop's visit and the Consecration of the new Altar.

 

Parish Reception for the Bishop Please print your name on the list at the back of Church if you would like to be invited to the Parish Reception to be held in the Parish Centre after the Mass. Food will be provided free of charge. Canapés for reception then full spread Buffet lunch.

 

1st July – Commemoration of those who died in the Battle of the Somme, It was at 07.30 hrs on the 1st of July that the troops were ordered to go "over the top", out of their trenches, into battle. It was a slaughter and many were killed from this area on that day. To mark the moment there will be a Solemn Mass held here at St Mary's at 07.30hrs on the Friday morning. I would like to encourage as many of you as possible to be present to remember our Catholic men from Sacred Heart and St Mary's parishes, along with others who gave their lives. If we get 200 to attend then we can each represent one of the names of the fallen on that day or following. On the Feast of Ss Peter & Paul (29th June) there will be a Primary School's Mass in Church. During this Mass the children will lay the names of "the fallen" at the altar. These names will have attended the schools that the children are presently at, Sacred Heart, St Mary's and St Oswald's. Then on Friday 1st July there will be poppies laid with the names at the 07.30 Mass. These will then be put on crosses in the grounds when the Bishop visits to consecrate the altar on the 10th July, the altar bearing the insignia "The Ultimate Sacrifice" which is Christ's Body suffering with "The Fallen".

Over the weekend of 2/3 July we will remember those who died at the Somme, those currently serving in the Armed Forces, and for peace.

 

I hope that you will find this a very proper and moving tribute with everyone involved.

 

Nostalgia Evening – Fri 1st July 8-late Please sign up if you wish to attend. It is all part of the above. Price £6 each

 

APF-Mill Hill Mass Next Saturday 18th June at 3.00pm in the Cathedral, the Bishop will celebrate a Mission Mass with the supporters of APF-Mill Hill, as a way of thanking all red box holders and annual members, as well as Local Secretaries and Promoters, for their spiritual and material support to the overseas Missions of the Church. It is a significant year in that the Mill Hill Society is celebrating 150 years since its foundation by Cardinal Vaughan.

Friday, 3 June 2016

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Janet Whitehead, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne,

Lately Dead: Joan Pickup, Mary Spittle, Bill Heyes, Susan Eastwood, Paul Melia, Alwynne Fowler, Raymond Clark, Roy Cook

Anniversaries: Walter Pollard Snr, Kathleen Bateman, Grace Shorrock

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 10am Requiem Mass for Joan Pickup

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch    

Thurs- 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition                

Fri – 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Primary School – parishioners most welcome

  

The Parish Office will be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

The Altar Fund has now reached £27,118.12 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.

 

Parish Council There will be a meeting this Thursday, at 8pm, in the Parish Centre.

 

Further Meeting about the Bishop's Visit will take place in the Parish Centre at 8pm on Thursday 16th June. This will look at bringing everything together for the Bishop's visit and the Consecration of the new Altar.

 

Parish Reception for the Bishop Please print your name on the list at the back of Church if you would like to be invited to the Parish Reception to be held in the Parish Centre after the Mass. Food will be provided free of charge. Canapes for reception then full spread Buffet lunch.

 

Nostalgia Evening – Fri 1st July 8-late Please sign up if you wish to attend. Price £6

 

Emmaus Support Group will next meet this Friday the 10th June from 12.30-2pm in the presbytery.  The group is open to all and aims to offer support to those who have been bereaved, whether that be recently or some time ago, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  If you feel this would be of help to you, please come and join us.

 

APF-Mill Hill Mass On Saturday 18th June at 3.00pm in the Cathedral, I will celebrate a Mission Mass with the supporters of APF-Mill Hill, as a way of thanking all red box holders and annual members, as well as Local Secretaries and Promoters, for their spiritual and material support to the overseas Missions of the Church. It is a significant year in that the Mill Hill Society is celebrating 150 years since its foundation by Cardinal Vaughan.

 

The Tablet which is a Catholic weekly, is now available to buy at the back of Church £3 each

 

Accountancy Jobs The diocese are looking for a couple of accountants. More information on the noticeboard.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) If anyone is interested in getting involved in instructing people on their journey to the Catholic Faith, please speak with Fr John. There is an afternoon of information about what this entails at St Bernadette's, Whitefield, Bury, on the afternoon of Sunday 12th June 2.30 – 4pm.

 

Local Talk at St Joseph's, Accrington: The Da Vinci Code: A Gospel for an unbelieving age?

This Thursday at 7pm in the St Joseph's Parish Centre.