Saturday, 20 May 2017

6th 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

Lately Dead: Doreen McDermott, David Ramsbottom, Sarah Henderson

Anniversaries: Canon Patrick Watterston, Margaret Marsden, Katleen & Thomas Wood, Annie Cecilia Clarkson, Mark Rushton

Other Masses: Deceased members of the Wood & Maden Families


No Masses this week: Fr John is away on Retreat. He will be keeping you all in his prayers. In turn, please keep him in yours.


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


Next Sunday is The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord It is also "World Communications Day" and there will be a second collection for "Catholic Communications"


Farewell to Fr Anthony This weekend is the last weekend of Fr Anthony serving here in Oswaldtwistle. We thank him for all the Masses he has said and the joy he has brought to many. He has been in Sacred Heart, St Oswald's and Mount Carmel schools and been given a great reception there as he has said Masses and taken assemblies. We wish him every blessing in his work with the SMA Fathers and trust that he will keep us in our prayers. As he often says "I found the weather cold, but the people warm!" Thank you, Fr Anthony, and hope to see you again soon.


Meeting for those who would like to have involvement with Refugee Family Thanks to those who came along to the meeting held last Thursday evening. Mr Sean Ryan will visit the parish to speak at Masses over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd July so we can look at the possibility of welcoming a family to the parish and what is involved.


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. Anyone who would like to come to the Holy Hour from 3-4pm this afternoon is welcome to attend. Fr Anthony will be leading it for us.


The parish office For the time being we have no secretary so please be patient and leave a message if no one answers. If you need anything this week then please speak with Fr John after Masses this weekend.


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.


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


Congratulations to Canon David Lupton who is celebrating 50 years of priesthood this weekend.


Gavin Landers' Ordination – Sat 22nd July If you wish to attend, there are a couple of spare seats on the coach. Please speak to Fr John if you would like to go.