Friday, 3 March 2017

1st Sunday in Lent

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.

Lately Dead: Frank Meehan (former head of RE at Mt Carmel), Michael Keane, Moira Robinson, Janet Warren, Michael Vernal, Florence Bowler (June Boocock's mother)

Anniversaries: Ken Le Pla, Margaret Sweeney, Kathleen & Peter Gallagher, Edwin Moulding, Elizabeth O'Bryan, Jane Wilcock


Masses this week.

Mon No Mass                      Tues – No Mass                                          Wednesday: 9.15am  

Thurs – 6.30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7pm

Fri (Family Fast Day) – 12.15pm Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch         


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.


Welcome to Sr Beatrice who will be speaking to us this weekend about the work of CAFOD.


Red Box Appeal (APF) Could promoters please collect the books from the sacristy.


Mr Frank Meehan RiP It is with great sadness that I heard of the news of the death of Frank Meehan this week, aged 53. Frank, until about a year ago, was the head of RE at Mt Carmel and therefore taught many of our children. He was also a very good friend. He had visited the parish on occasions to meet parishioners and engage with us about the work of Mt Carmel and it's place in the community. He was a man of great prayer, humility and humour, as many of your children will have told you. He had a great personal way with the students, seeing the best in each and every one of them. He left Mt Carmel to take up a teaching post closer to home in Ormskirk. He leaves a wife and six children. I intend to have a Memorial Mass for him in about a month's time when many of the students Mr Meehan taught will be back from University.


Sacramental Programme Meeting – this Tuesday at 6.30pm in church.


Collection Envelopes We hope to have the envelopes ready for collection very soon.


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.


Novena to St Joseph from 10th – 18th March Please see the poster at the back of church if you wish to be involved.


Financial Summary 2016 This can be found on the notice board at the back of church


Lenten Station Masses will take place as follows:

Wed 15th March – St John the Baptist, Ivy Street, Burnley, BB10 1TB

Wed 22nd March – St Charles, Rishton BB1 4HR

Wed 29th March – St Anne's, Accrington, BB5 2AD

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 6.30pm and Masses will be at 7pm


Spiritual Reading in Lent If you would like to borrow a book for Lent, Fr John has placed some on the table at the back of church.