Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne, June McCaffrey
Lately Dead: Margaret Little, Dorothy Loftus,
Anniversaries: Anne Duckett, Marie Hartley, Peter Pickles, Margaret Duhan Snr
Masses this week:
Mon – 10.15am Requiem Mass for Margaret Little
Tues – 1.30pm Mass with St Mary's School in attendance
Wed – 2pm Mass in Sacred Heart School
Thurs - 2pm Mass in St Oswald's School 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition
Fri – 9.30am Mass
The Parish Office will be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday this week.
In the New Altar lie the relics of: The True Cross, St John Vianney, St Margaret Mary, St Paul of the Cross, St John Bosco, St Gerard Majella, St Theresa of the Infant Jesus, St Bernadette Soubirous, and St Gabriel of Our Lady Sorrowing.
Many thanks to all the people who have helped to prepare for the Bishop's visit to our Parish and work throughout the year. The Thanks from all of us must go to, in no particular order, but starting with those who have helped arrange this weekend, to the Parish Council and all those who have been involved from the planning committee. Thanks also to Gerard Lupton and his sons James and Tom, and Ian Maddocks who installed the altar, ambo and baptismal font. To Peter Gattei for his work with the memorial crosses, supported by Peter Burton. To Simon Leyland for cleaning the bench cushions after the fire, to Paul Pickles for installing an upgraded sound system, to Nick Bury for re-laying the carpet, to John Gray for standing in as organist, to those who have cleaned the brasses and chalices, washed the linen and altar servers albs, and those who have done the flowers, the welcomers, and Harry Taylor who will be taking photographs. Thanks to Deacon Gavin Landers for preparing the Altar Servers and all who work in the sacristy in preparing for various liturgies. Thanks to Gerry Landers for printing the Service Booklets and to "Printworthy" who print our monthly newsletters. My thanks also to the Parish Centre Committee for their help with hosting the Reception and the work they do voluntarily throughout the year and "Encore Catering" under Navada Keenan and Steph Kelly. Thanks to the Eucharistic Ministers who take Communion weekly to the sick and housebound and distribute Communion at Mass, to those who proclaim the Word of God at Mass and those who serve at the altar. The group of people who keep the church clean on a weekly basis and the army of volunteers who turned up on Friday to give a good spring-clean. Throughout the year there are the Catechists who teach the children at the weekend Masses, and the Catechists who are involved in the Sacramental Program assisting the parents in teaching their children. Thanks to the four couples who direct the Marriage and Baptism Preparation Courses and the marriage registrars. Thanks also to the Emmaus Group for their work with the Bereaved as well as the "Ossy Mills Group" led by Cecilia Burton. Thanks to the ladies choir, Angela Haworth and all who support the singing at Requiems and the Welcomers, plus the Funeral Directors. Anthony Flanagan deserves special mention for his support and as Choir Master to the men's choir, assisted by Les Rushton in his absence. Those who help with making tea/coffee after Mass and assist at the Piety Stall. Thanks to Michael Flanagan for maintaining the Remembrance area with his artistry.
There are also those who raise money for the APF, CAFOD, Mary's Meals and Traidcraft
Re the schools, our thanks must go to the School Governors (and we need more!!!), the Heads and all the staffs and children who work there, and Alana the Lay-Chaplain.
Without doubt, I could not support all this work without Jean Partington, my non complaining secretary, Ursula Heyes who supports me in so many things as the Chair of the Parish Council, Pam Kornecki who is our Safe-guarding Officer, John Hughes who looks after our computers, web-site and blogs. Peter and Eve Gattei for the work with the Food-Bank and soup lunches. Michael Corcoran has done great work in the gardens and Fran Darwin, John Peake and Andy Kornecki have looked after the estate and those who continue to care for the Grotto. We also thank the Lourdes Group.
Finally, our thanks must go to all who pray for us, whether sick at home or here in Church. As you can see there are many who we are so grateful to and if you do not fit into this list then we invite you to be so.
Rhyddings School is available for parking during Mass and the Reception on Sund