Friday, 7 April 2017

Palm Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Gerald Griffiths, Anthony Walton, Mary McNulty, Peter & Janet Smith, Sarah Henderson

Lately Dead: Ambrose Mitchell, Martin Dwyer, Maria Fletcher, John Bacigalupo,

Anniversaries: Edward Feathers, Agnes Duggan, Nellie Gleeson


Masses this week:

Mon – 9.30am Requiem Mass for Martin Dwyer                                           

Tues – 9.15am                                 Wednesday: Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

Thurs – 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by "Watching" until 10pm

Good Friday – 2pm Stations of the Cross                  3pm Service of The Lord's Passion

(Good Friday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence)

Next Sat – 8pm Easter Vigil Mass (No 6.30pm Mass)


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


Please could readers and Eucharistic Ministers please let us know availability for this coming week. There is a list in the sacristy

Holy Week Services organised in Accrington by the Knights of St Columba are on the Monthly Newsletter


Divine Mercy Sunday – 23 April Devotions are being organised by the Legion of Mary (Blackburn District) at St Joseph's, Audley Range. See Poster at back of Church for details.


Fr Anthony Sampson SMA will be staying her for a month from 21st April. Fr Anthony is a missionary priest from Ghana and will be working here in Oswaldtwistle to gain experience. I am sure you will all give him a great welcome as he has much to share with us.


Passover Meal The Passover Meal in the Parish Centre will take place on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Cost £15 per head includes meal, tea/coffee and wine/soft drinks etc. If you wish to attend, and haven't put your name on the list, then please speak with Fr John after Mass.


The parish office will be open Tues, Weds and Thurs this week from 10 – 1pm. Please try to keep to the office hours when making an enquiry to ensure a quick response.


Visits to Church The Church is now open during the day. Please make use of this and pay a visit to pray. At the back of church, there are copies of two meditations on the Stations of the Cross for use in the quietness of the church. Thanks to those who have locked 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.


Jubilee Celebrations – Golf Tournament As part of our celebrations there will be a Golf Tournament on Friday 7th July at Garstang Golf and Country Club. 1.30pm start. Cost £30 includes golf round, meal of soup and main course. Prizes to be won. £5 deposit required. Booking forms at the back of church. Open to anyone in the parish and friends of. We will conclude at the Parish Centre in the evening.


Broughton Catholic Charitable Society If anyone would like to become a member of the oldest Catholic Charitable Society in the country and attend the Annual Lunch on Tuesday 6th June at Garstang Golf & Country Club, then please speak with Fr John