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.


HOST Offer your hand for international friendship! Welcome an adult international student into your home for a day, weekend, or 4 days at Christmas, and do your bit to make the world a little friendlier. Many adult international students from across the world would love to spend a few days with you, learning about British culture, experiencing UK home-life, and telling you about their own country. A Christmas invitation is particularly valuable to students facing a holiday on an empty university campus.

Hosting is a voluntary position suitable for all ages and is also available throughout the year with HOST, a charity set up in 1987. To find out more or be put in touch with your local organiser, please visit, or call 020 7739 6292.