Friday, 17 February 2017

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Jim Culkin, Fr Frank McCauley, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Diane Hibbert, Marlene Dunderdale, Patrick Batt.

Lately Dead: Fr Harry Jones, Fr Joseph Waring, Gerald McCaffrey, Norah Gilmartin, Stacia Ryan, Mgr Paul Donovan, Tony Counsell, Joe French

Other Masses: deceased members of the Slevin, Wood & Maden Families, the oppressed of Palestine Syria & Iraq, Celebration of an 80th birthday


Masses this week.

Mon, Tues & Wed Fr John attending priests' Requiems.

Thurs – 9.15am Mass at St Oswald's (School Feast Day)

10.45am Requiem Mass for Anastacia Mary Ryan  

Fri – 12.15pm Mass followed by packed lunches


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.


Fr Joseph Waring SJ 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 and Mass will take place on Tuesday at 7.30pm. His Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday 22nd February at 12.30pm.

Fr Harry Jones Died after a short illness last Monday. He was 73 and had retired. He spent most of his priestly life around Bolton and Horwich.


Old Palms Have you still got last year's palms in your house, car etc? Then please bring them to church next week and we will burn them to make this year's Lenten Ashes.


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.


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


March Monthly Newsletter Please note that the monthly newsletter for March will be published next weekend. If you have any articles, or notices, please let me have them by Tuesday evening of this week. Remember that Ash Wednesday falls on 1st March so anything to do with Lent needs to go in this edition. Everything to do with Easter will go in the April Edition.


Church Heating Due to an electrical problem the heating is not fully working yet. Hopefully, next week all will be up and running and it all commissioned.