Monday, 9 January 2017

The Epiphany of The Lord

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, Paul Duffy, Maria Twigg, Diane Hibbert, Alan Isherwood

Lately Dead: Joan Murray, Maureen Crabtree, Joan Millward, Rita Jones, Ian Bury, Margaret Munro.

Anniversaries: Beth Alveston, Patrick Keenan, Stanley Nicholas Bury, Fr Brendan Quilter, Monica Westwell, Edwin Riley, Joe Duggan, Fred Partington, Elizabeth Nuttall, Albert O'Bryan, Damyan Eccles, George Clayton

Masses this week.

Mon No Mass            2.20pm Cremation Service for Maureen Crabtree at Accrington

Tuesday - Mass 9.30am       Wed - 12.30 Mass at Mt Carmel

Thurs – l0am Requiem Mass for Joan Murray

Fri - Mass 12 noon followed by packed lunch

Confessions Sat 5.45 - 6.15pm or by appointment (Whilst the confessionals are temporarily out of use Confessions will take place on the sanctuary behind the altar)

The parish office will be open Tues, Weds and Fri this week from 10 - 1pm.

New Heating System is not up and running as yet, but we hope to have it in use during the coming week. Just a couple of more radiators to go on the sanctuary and in the choir.

Crib Offerings: This year the offerings left at the Crib will be forwarded on to "Caritas - Diocese of Salford" for the Syrian Refugees. The crib etc will be left up until 2 Feb, The Feast of the Presentation.

Ministries Rota for January: can be collected from the sacristy. We are always looking for more readers. If you would like to volunteer then please see Fr John after Mass. Could readers and liturgy planners please note that we now are on Year A of Sunday readings and Year 1 for weekday readings.

January Prayer list - this is available at the back of church

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 Tuesday evening, 233rd Jan.

Salford Diocesan Plan for the Future Structuring of Parishes: This final document, as a result of the consultation, will be available next weekend after Masses. There will also be a letter from the bishop to each parish accompanying the plan.

After the l0am Mass Please could we have a group of helpers to assist in putting the crib back into storage and to help take the Christmas tree down. Thank you.

Quote to Note:

"The opposite mood to hope is fear which will tend to discourage openness to change and encourage us to hang on to the familiar and avoid innovation"

(An extract from "Hope, Human and Christian" Bill Cosgrave in The Farrow, Sept 2016)

Please keep in your prayers this week all our young people and staffs in our schools who return to work this coming week.