Saturday, 11 March 2017

2nd Sunday in Lent

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Diane Hibbert, Marlene Dunderdale.

Lately Dead: Fr Geoffrey Hilton (Parish Priest, St Osmund's, Bolton), Veronica Pickup, Frank Meehan, Florence Bowler, Tony Miele

Anniversaries: Richard Henry, Kelly McBride, James Edward & Mary Myerscough, Mark Heaton, Mary Borwick, Roy Cropper

Other Masses:  Special Intention, thanksgiving for a successful operation


Masses this week.

Mon No Mass                      Tues – 9.15am                                            

Wednesday: 10.15am Requiem for Veronica Pickup

7pm - Lenten Station Mass – St John's, Ivy St, Burnley BB10 1TB

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

Fri – 9.15am            


Confessions Sat 5.45 – 6.15pm and Sunday 9.15 – 9.40am or by appointment


Fr Geoffrey Hilton RiP Fr Hilton sadly died unexpectedly on Friday morning. Please remember in your prayers his brother and sister-in-law and the parishioners of St Osmund's, Bolton.


CAFOD There will be a second collection this weekend for CAFOD as a result of Family Fast Day. Fast Day envelopes are available in church.


Welcoming Christian Syrian Refugee Families We want to start a support group in order to house a Syrian Refugee family in the parish. We need people to put their names forward if you could be of any help in this most Christian act of Charity. For more information please speak with Peter & Eve Gattei. This project is backed by CARITAS Diocese of Salford. Other parishes in the diocese are welcoming Syrian Refugees. There is a list at the back of church for people to sign up to if you are willing to help in any way.


The parish office will be open Tues, Weds and Fri this week from 10 – 1pm. As Fr John is away more from the parish at the moment, please try to keep to the office hours when making an enquiry to ensure a quick response.


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


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 next Sunday 19th March at 2pm in the Parish Centre. Please could members attend this important meeting about your club.


Lenten Station Masses will take place as follows:

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.


Visits to Church The Church is now open during the day. Please make use of this and pay a visit to pray. There are copies of two meditations, at the back of church, on the Stations of the Cross for use in the quietness of the church.