Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Jessica Whelan, Pat Haworth, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Graham Gooding, Pauline Smith, Christopher Barton, Frances Smith, Jean Robinson, Dorothy & Gledwin Roberts, Paul Duffy
Lately Dead: Nan Ganley, Joan O'Brien, Sam Hindley, Vida Filippini, Frank McGreal (Fr John's Brother-in-Law)
Masses this week:
Thurs: 10am Requiem Mass for Joan O'Brien
The Requiem of Nan Ganley will take place on Mon 21st November at 10am
This Weekend we welcome Fr McLaughlin who is saying the weekend Masses as Fr John is away until later in the week
Remembrance Sunday A wreath will be laid at the St Mary's School Memorial before Mass on Sunday and another wreath laid at the Pieta Memorial for former Sacred Heart Parishioners who have given their lives in wars. A parade will take place on Sunday afternoon to leave the bottom of New Lane at 2.15pm to walk down to the Cenotaph at Oswaldtwistle where a Service of Remembrance will take place. Sean Mullen will lay the wreath on behalf of the parish.
The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & Friday this week.
No Sacramental Program Meeting this Tuesday It has been rearranged for Tuesday 22nd November 6.30pm – 7.30pm This is for parents and children. Can parents please remember to bring the pictures of their children.
APPEAL FOR THE RETIRED PRIESTS' FUND
Today we have a Special Collection for the Retired Priests' Fund, a fund which supports all our retired priests, of which there are about sixty in retirement. We know that the people of the diocese hold great affection for all our priests and Bishop John invites you to be as generous as you can to this Appeal and Special Collection. With your support we will be able to build up the Fund to meet the current and future needs of our sick and retired priests. Thank you for your generosity and support.
New Heating System Work is now proposed to start Monday 21st November and will continue for about 6 weeks. There may be some disruption but Requiems will go ahead as planned. Whilst work is going on the church building will not be open during the day for visits. We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause.
"The Art of Dying Well" is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life. It will launch in November – the traditional month of remembering and praying for the dead. www.artofdyingwell.org
Cards are available in church to take home.
British Legion Poppy Appeal You may, or may not, be aware that the Poppy Appeal Collection Box was stolen from the Church after the midday Mass on All Saints Day. The police are investigating. It has been mentioned to me that some people who made a contribution may wish to again knowing that their original donation has been stolen. If you wish to then the boxes will be there at the end of Masses this week.
Diocesan Almanacs will not be published until the New Year