Saturday, 31 December 2016

Feast of Mary Mother of God

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Joe Waring SJ, Fr Jim Culkin, Fr John Mackie, Fr Paul Blackburn, Pat Haworth, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Graham Gooding, Paula Stephenson, Michael Nieweglowski, Paul Duffy, Maria Twigg, Joan Murray

Lately Dead: Monsignor Arthur Keegan, Maureen Crabtree, Mary Carey, Joan Milward, Rita Jones, Isobel Heys, Anne Kane, Jessie Sweeney

Anniversaries: Domenico Pirraglia, Nancy Pinder, Constance Margaret Nuttall, Andrew Hargreaves


Masses this week.

Tuesday – Mass 9.30am            1.40pm Funeral Service for Joan Milward (Acc Crem)

Wed – Fr John is attending Mgr Arthur Keegan's Requiem in Stretford

Thurs – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Fri- 12 noon Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch    

1.15pm Funeral Service for Rita Jones


This Weekend Masses 1st January is also "World Day for Peace". Fr John will read the Pope's message for the World day for Peace.


The parish office will be open Tues, Thurs and Fri this week from 10 – 12 noon.


New Heating System is not up and running as yet, but we hope to have it online soon.


Crib Offerings This year the offerings left at the Crib will be forwarded on to "Caritas – Diocese of Salford" for the Syrian Refugees.


Christmas Masses The following Masses have also been handed in this week: Tony Haworth, Alan Gilrane, George Savage, Olivia Savage, Kenny Mitchell, Marie Wasdell & Family, Mary Nodwell, Philip Allen


Parish Centre Opening Times this weekend The Parish Centre will be open on the 31st Dec until after Midnight. It will also be open on New Year's Day from 12 – 4pm (limited time than usual)



I would like to wish you all of you and your families a very Blessed and Holy New Year.


This promises to be a very eventful one in the diocese as the plan for restructuring will be announced over the weekend of 14th/15th of January after almost 2 years of consultation. Let us keep in our prayers the mission that we have to serve those in need, both locally and further afield. The work that is carried out by many in the parish is a great witness to God's love.