Saturday, 25 March 2017

4th Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Anthony Lawton, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Diane Hibbert, Marlene Dunderdale, Gerald Griffiths, Ambrose Mitchell, Anthony Walton

Lately Dead: Sheila Johnston, Peter Dewhurst

Anniversaries: Fr Patrick Bourke, Alex Rawcliffe, Norman & Lillian Rawcliffe, Jane Cutler, Jim Dwyer Hilda Catlow, Joseph Walsh, Ellen Feathers, William & Michael Shorrock, Monica Ormsby,

Other Masses:  Special Intention, Thanksgiving


Masses this week.

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 9.15am                                            

Wednesday: 1.45pm Requiem Mass for Sheila Johnston

7pm - Lenten Station Mass – St Anne's, Accrington

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

Fri – 9.15pm

1pm Wedding Service for Stuart Brassington & Claire Rose Brown     


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


CAFOD The CAFOD collection for the crisis in East Africa last week came to £597.09


Passover Meal This year we will hold the Passover Meal in the Parish Centre. It will take place on Wednesday 12th April at 7pm. Cost £15 per head includes meal, tea/coffee and wine/soft drinks etc. If you wish to attend then please indicate on the list at the back of Church. Places are limited to 60 people. This is a superb occasion which helps explain the background to the Last Supper.


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.


Collection Envelopes The envelopes are available for collection at the back of Church. Any problems then please speak with Sean Mullen or Fr John. Thanks for all you do to contribute to the parish.


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. Thanks to all those who have been locking up at the end of the day.


Parish Secretary Would you like to do some parish secretarial work to help Jean while Fr John is away so much! Experience necessary. Payment can be negotiated. Please speak to Jean in first instance.


2017 Almanacs are available from the Piety Stall £3 each.


Monthly Newsletter This is due to be published next weekend. If you have any articles or news for April, then please let us know by Tuesday night of this week. Thanks


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers Please let us know if you are not available over the Easter Holidays. There will be a separate sheet looking for volunteers over Holy Week.


Saturday Evening – Clocks go Forward one hour tonight