Saturday, 21 January 2017

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. 22nd January

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Willie Fallon, Fr Joe Waring, Fr Jim Culkin, Fr john Mackie, Pat Haworth, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy,

Maria Twigg, Diane Hibbert, Alan Isherwood

Lately Dead: Alice Partington, Ian Bury, Ronnie Pope

Anniversaries: Hubert Neville, Cathrine Metcalf, Teresa Ainsworth, Sadie McGowan, Joe McGowan


Please also remember in your prayers Marcella Rose Livesey who is being baptised this Sunday.


Masses this week.

Mon - No Mass

Tues - 8.30am Wed - 8.30am

Thurs – l0am Requiem for Alice Partington celebrated by Fr Derek Woodhead

6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition.       Fri -9.15am

Confessions Sat 5.45 - 6.15pm or by appointment.


Next Sunday is CARITAS Sunday. A Second collection will be taken for the work of CARITAS which is the umbrella organisation for all the social and justice work in the diocese.


The parish office will be open Tues, Weds and Fri this week from 10 - 1pm. As Fr John is away from the parish a lot at the moment, please try to keep to the office hours when making an enquiry, to guarantee a response. As they say at roadwork's "We apologise for any temporary inconvenience".


New Heating System is now (I hope!!!) up and running and I am sure we will all feel the benefits. The ceiling fans have still to be fitted; these will help to circulate the warm air.


Monthly Newsletter The February Newsletter will be printed for the weekend of 28/29 Jan. Please can you have any articles submitted to the office by 6pm this Tuesday evening, 24th Jan.


Salford Diocesan Plan for the Future Structuring of Parishes There are some remaining copies of this document, published last week, which can be found at the back of church. I hope that you have all had a chance to read this document and not just look at the pages that show which parishes are amalgamating. Whilst we ourselves are not amalgamating with any other parish, it is still important that we share with other parish's our resources. We may need to look at Mass times in order to deconflict with other parishes and also take into account that if either a priest is ill or away, Masses can be covered. Obviously, you will be kept informed of any developments affecting any changes in the way we do things in the parish.


Collection Envelopes If you would like to have a new set of envelopes in April please let us know. If you are paying tax and would like us to claim back that tax via "gift-aid" then you can donate by either envelop or standing order, either way you need to let Sean Mullen or Fr John know by the end of January. If do not pay tax, then you can either use an envelope, or just donate by placing your gift in the collection basket without an envelope. If you were paying tax and no longer do so please inform Fr John or Sean Mullen as soon as possible.


Place of Remembrance You may have noticed a wicker structure at the front of the sanctuary. When someone has been buried/cremated from this parish a cross with their name on the back will be placed on the structure. When we have our annual bereavement Mass in November the crossed will be returned to the families. The stand is there for us to keep those souls in our prayers.


From Mr Alan Taylor: To the person who found my wallet, and returned, it my sincere thanks. A donation has been made to CAFOD in thanksgiving for your kindness.