Friday, 28 October 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Jessica Whelan, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Bridie Irvine, Graham Gooding, Pauline Smith, Christopher Barton, Frank McGreal, Frances Smith, Jean Robinson, Dorothy & Gledwin Roberts

Lately Dead: Fr Tony Barrett, Robin Foster

Anniversaries: Anthony Catlow, Albert Winstanley, Ian Holt, Rose Rushton, Annie Metcalf

 

Masses this week:

Tues is the Feast of All Saints and a Holy Day of Obligation

12noon Mass and 7pm Mass

Wed: is the Commemoration of All Souls 12noon Mass & 7pm Mass

Thurs: 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                        

Fri: 12noon Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch

Saturday: 11am "Bereavement Mass" followed by cold buffet

 

The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & Friday this week.

 

Clocks go back an hour

Saturday notice – They go back tonight

Sunday Notice – If you arrived at Mass this morning with no one here the clocks went back last night!

 

The November Prayer List is available for you to take home and place it somewhere it can be seen so you will be reminded to pray each day for the Holy Souls, whether named or forgotten.

 

Charity Night We are looking to organise a Charity Night, in the Parish Centre, to coincide with "Children in Need" on Friday 18th November. If you feel you could help in the organisation of this event, then please speak with Fr John.

 

The Annual "Service of Light" will be this Sunday 30th October at 2pm at St Joseph's Church, Audley, Blackburn. This is a Service for all families of children who have died. Everyone is welcome.

 

Two Adverts have come in from the diocese:-

 

CATHEDRAL CENTRE CAFÉ

As part of the ongoing development at the Cathedral a new contemporary café has just opened, serving an impressive selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and hot meals and with freshly brewed teas from a wide selection and coffees sourced from local roaster Heart and Graft. At the moment the café is open from 11am – 2pm, with a full lunchtime menu and a daily hot meal special. Opening times will be extended at the end of November to accommodate morning coffee and afternoon teas. Why not pay a visit to the Cathedral Centre and visit the diocesan bookshop and the new café.

 

DIOCESAN FINANCE MANAGER

The diocese is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to manage the work of the diocesan finance team to ensure the highest standards of fiscal responsibility, compliance with financial aspects of Charity Law, and manage the department staff to ensure accounting functions and procedures are completed.  Please see the parish noticeboard for further details, or for further information, job description and an application form, contact Patrick O'Dowd, Director of Administration and Personnel, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP; Tel 0161 817 2203; Email: recruitment@dioceseofsalford.org.uk.  Further details are also available on the diocesan website: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

 

Friday, 21 October 2016

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (World Mission Sunday)

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Jessica Whelan, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret Coyne, Bridie Irvine, Graham Gooding, Pauline Smith, Dexter Jones, Christopher Barton

Lately Dead: Fr Tony Barrett, Colin Heaton

Anniversaries: Belford McHugh, Margaret Madden, Norah Madden, Margaret Kendall, Tom Stevens, William & Hilda Eddleston, Alice Peters, Edward & Margaret Massey, Raymond Hilton

 

Masses this week:

Tues: 9.30am Mass followed by Exposition

Wed: 2.pm Mass of the Angels for Kady Holden

Thurs: 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                        

Fr Tony Barrett's body will be received into the Chapel at McAauley Mount, Padiham on Thursday followed by Mass at 7pm

The Requiem Mass will take place on Friday at 12noon at Sacred Heart, Darwen.

 

Due to the cold weather weekday Masses will now be taking place in the sacristy. Please also note that Morning Prayer takes place at 9.15am when Mass is at 9.30am

 

The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & Friday this week.

 

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday when there will be a second collection for the Missions.  This collection is a mandatory diocesan collection.

 

Mass of the Angels On Wednesday at 2pm there is a "Mass of the Angels". This is a Mass that is held for a child that may have just been baptised or died at very early age or still-born before the child was baptised though the parents wished him/her to be. This is always a very sad occasion when we can show our support for the parents at a very difficult time.

 

November Prayer List If you would like anyone who has died to be put on the November Prayer List then please put the names in an envelope marked "NPL" and place in the collection or post through the Presbytery door. Do not put money in the envelope. Last date for submission is this Wednesday 26th October.

 

Sacramental Program At Masses this weekend parents will be asked to formally present their children to Fr John for acceptance onto the course. By doing this parents are committing themselves and their children to regularly coming to church each week as the children prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. In turn, the parish commits itself to support the families as they prepare.

 

Charity Night We are looking to organise a Charity Night, in the Parish Centre, to coincide with "Children in Need" on Friday 18th November. If you feel you could help in the organisation of this event, then please speak with Fr John.

 

Mt Carmel Senior Citizens' Christmas Party Monday 12th December The list is now full.

 

The Annual "Service of Light" will be held next Sunday 30th October at 2pm at St Joseph's Church, Audley, Blackburn. This is a Service for all families of children who have died. Everyone is welcome.

 

November Monthly Newsletter If you have any news items that need to be given out during November then please submit them by Tuesday evening of this week.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Jessica Whelan, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret Coyne, Bridie Irvine, Graham Gooding, Pauline Smith, Dexter Jones, Christopher Barton
Lately Dead: Bishop David Konstant (former Bishop of Leeds), Fr Tony Barrett (retired priest of the Diocese residing at McAuley Mount), George Tomlinson, Colin Heaton, Sheila Shorrocks, Tony Carroll, Samuel Taylor, David Parker, Frances Roccia
Anniversaries: Mary Le Pla

Masses this week:
Tues: 9.30am Mass                       Wed: 12.30pm Mass in Mount Carmel School
Thurs: 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                         Fri: 9.30am Mass
The Requiem of Fr Tony Barrett will take place on Friday 28th October at 12noon at McAuley Mount.

Due to the cold weather the weekday Masses will now be taking place in the sacristy. Please also note that Morning Prayer takes place at 9.15am when Mass is at 9.30am

The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & Friday this week.

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday when there will be a second collection for the Missions. This weekend you can collect from church "Gift Aid" envelopes if you pay tax and wish to make a donation. If you don't pay tax then your donation can we given without an envelope. This collection is a mandatory diocesan collection.

November Prayer List If you would like anyone who has died to be put on the November Prayer List then please put the names in an envelope marked "NPL" and place in the collection or post through the Presbytery door. Do not put money in the envelope. Last date for submission is Wednesday 26th October.

Pilgrimage to Wardley Hall After Mass this Sunday, for those going to Wardley Hall - the Bus will leave from outside church at 11.30am. We expect to return about 4.30pm. Don't forget to bring your packed lunches!

Sacramental Program The first meeting for parents and their children for tis coming year's Sacramental Program is on Tuesday at 6.30pm in church. At next weekend's Masses parents will be asked to formally present their children to Fr John for acceptance onto the course. By doing this parents are committing themselves and their children to regularly coming to church each week as the children prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The parish Catechists will then assist the parents in preparing the children.

Charity Night We are looking to organise a Charity Night, in the Parish Centre, to coincide with "Children in Need" on Friday 17th November. If you feel you could help in the organisation of this event, then please speak with Fr John.

Mt Carmel Senior Citizens' Christmas Party Monday 12th December There are still three places left for this event. Please call into the sacristy if you would like to attend.

Building Work As you know there has been work carried out to treat dry-rot above the Marian Altar. This has now been completed. We are now waiting for the go-ahead from the diocese to install a new heating system for the church and the sacristy. This will be a large project requiring new boilers and radiators and will take up to six weeks to complete.
Meanwhile the Statue of Our Lady which used to be outside is being treated at present an we may replace the fire damaged one with that one. The fire damaged panels I am looking to replace.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

28th Year in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Jessica Whelan, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Maria Twigg, Margaret Coyne, Graham Gooding, Pauline Smith, Dexter Jones,

Lately Dead: George Tomlinson, Colin Heaton, Sheila Shorrocks

Anniversaries: Patrick Doolan, Nora McCarthy, Tommy Doherty, Winnie Hogan

 

Masses this week:

Tues: 12noon Mass followed by packed lunch

Wed: 12.30pm Mass in Mount Carmel School

Thurs: 9.30am Mass in St Oswald's School                         

Fri: 9.15am Mass

 

The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & 10 – 1pm Friday this week.

 

CAFOD Family Fast Day was last Friday. If you wish to make a contribution to CAFOD then please place the money in an envelope marked either CAFOD or Family Fast and put it in the collection or post it through the Presbytery door. Thank you.

 

November Prayer List If you would like anyone who has died to be put on the November Prayer List then please put the names in an envelope marked "NPL" and place in the collection or post through the Presbytery door. Do not put money in the envelope. Last Date for submission is Wednesday 26th October.

 

"Lourdes at Home" takes place this weekend After the evening mass there will be a recital of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary followed by a "torchlight procession" to the Grotto. After the Sunday morning Mass there will be the recitation of the "Luminous Mysteries" of the Rosary. Exposition will then take place from 1pm – 3pm when we will have a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the "Blessing of the Sick". There will then be some light refreshments available. Should there be wet or very cold weather the processions will take place in the Church.

There is a list in church for people to sign up to "watch with the Blessed Sacrament" from 1pm – 3pm for 20mins slots. If you are available please append your name to the list.

 

Next Sunday The morning Mass will be the annual Mass to commemorate the deceased members of the Male Voice Choir. After this Mass we will then be having a "Parish Pilgrimage to Wardley Hall". The Bus will leave from church at 11.30am.

 

Charity Night We are looking to organise a Charity Night, in the Parish Centre, to coincide with "Children in Need" on Friday 17th November. If you feel you could help in the organisation of this event, then please speak with Fr John.

 

Leaflets from Rome Peter and Eve Gattei recently went to Rome to act as guides for the "Year of Mercy". They have returned with some leaflets and maps which have been placed at the back of church for anyone to take home. If you wish to know more about their work then do ask them.

 

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