Friday, 10 February 2017

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Jim Culkin, Fr Frank McCauley, Pat Haworth, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Maria Twigg, Diane Hibbert

Lately Dead: Fr Joseph Waring, Gerald McCaffrey, Norah Gilmartin, Mgr Paul Donovan, Michael Patrick Prestage, Alan Isherwood

Anniversaries Mary Daly, Bill Moorhouse, George Clayton, Harry Bone, Joe M Duhan


Masses this week.

Mon - No Mass                    Tues – 9.15am                  

Wed – 10am Requiem for Gerald McCaffrey

Thurs – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition          

Fri – 12.45am Requiem for Norah Gilmartin


Confessions Sat 5.45 – 6.15pm or by appointment


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 roadworks "We apologise for any temporary inconvenience".


Fr Joseph Waring SJ RiP As you know Fr Waring has said many a time when Fr John has been away. He was a member of the Jesuit Community based at Stonyhurst and was also Parish Priest at Ss Michael & John's, Clitheroe, before retiring. The Reception of his body into Church will take place on Tuesday 21st Feb at 7.30pm followed by Mass. His Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday 22nd February at 12.30pm also at Ss Michael & John's in Clitheroe. Fr John will be attending if anyone would like a lift.


New Heating System is now fully up and running. It will take time to adjust to the right temperatures so please bear with us if it is too hot or not quite to your liking! A big THANK YOU to all those who have helped out with cleaning over the months of work. It has been great the support given at such times.


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.


Parish Centre Membership The annual membership fee of the Parish Centre is now due. If you wish to be a member, then the subscription is just £5. This can be paid after Masses to Margret Duhan. There will be an AGM on Sunday 19th March at 2pm in the Parish Centre. Please could members attend this important meeting about your club.


CARITAS – Diocese of Salford Claire Munroe is our liaison person with CARITAS. There is a list at the back of Church if you would like to offer your help in this field: How might you get involved:

1.    Be kept informed of CARITAS news

2.    Support Claire in her work

3.    Be part of a group to help those in need/local outreach

4.    Offer support with fundraising events


Lenten Prayer Books – "Walk with Me" Please take one if you wish to use it. They are available, free, from the back of church.