Sunday, 7 May 2017

4th Sunday of Easter

Please remember in your prayers:

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

Lately Dead: Arthur Abbott, Sheila Winstanley

Anniversaries: May Walsh, Robert Austin

Other Masses: Thanksgiving


Masses this week:

Mon – No Mass                              

Tues – 10.15am Requiem Mass for Arthur Abbott

Wednesday: 9.15am                      12.15 Mass at Mt Carmel School

Thurs – 10.15am Requiem Mass for Sheila Winstanley

6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition 

Fri – 12.15 Mass followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch


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


This Sunday is Vocations Sunday – 23 April Fr Anthony will preach at both Masses about his call to the Priesthood. There is a second collection this weekend for the Ecclesiatical Education Fund (EEF) which goes towards the training of our students for the Priesthood. There are eight who we hope will be starting in September.


Eucharistic Ministers I would like to Commission and Re-Commission any Eucharistic Ministers on the Feast of the Ascension (27/28 May). If you would like to be (re)commissioned please speak with Fr John over the next few weeks. This is an important work within the parish. There will be a training Day and Holy Hour on Sunday 21st May from 2 - 4pm. Please put your name on the list in the sacristy if you can attend. All Eucharistic Ministers are expected to do so.


The parish office For the time being we have no secretary so please be patient and leave a message if no one answers.


Mega Youth Poll If you are aged between 13-29 The Catholic Church wants to hear what you have to say about your life and faith.  
This Mega Youth Poll should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to tell us. We have kept the poll anonymous to give you the freedom to be frank and without fear of criticism.
This poll will be closed on Monday 5th June 2017 and the responses we receive will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican in preparation for a gathering led by Pope Francis.


Baptism Course Could all those who have come for the Baptism Course please mett at the back of Church after Mass where you will be met by the Catechists. Thank you.


£5 notes Please note that the old £5 notes are no longer legal tender.


There will be Coffee and Tea after Masses this weekend


Thank you letter CAFOD have written to say "Thank you for your generous gift". The monies donated for CAFOD's work, the Refugee Crisis, the Yemen Crisis, Lent Fast Day and the East Africa Crisis amounted to £2264.60, which, as you can see is a great response to the appeals. The monies came from the second collections and the monthly CAFOD Soup Lunch. So well done to everyone who contributed in any way. The letter can be found pinned on the Parish Notices Board at the back of church.