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.