Saturday, 1 July 2017

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Mary McNulty, Nathan Armstrong, Joan Duncan

Lately Dead: Fr Tony Lawton, Fr Ivor Netto SDB, Kathryn Bellas, Jimmy Hughes, Jimmy Brereton

Anniversaries: Muriel Longworth, James Simpson


Masses this week:

Mon 9.15 am             Tues – 9.15am         Wed – 12 noon (Followed by packed lunch)

Thurs – 9.15am                   

Fri  – 12noon followed by packed lunch                         

Sat – 10am


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


First Holy Communions

Congratulations to the children and please keep them, and their families, in your prayers. Certificates will be presented at Masses this weekend


Syrian Refugees Mr Sean Ryan will be talking at Masses about the processes, we as a parish would have to comply with, if we were to offer a home to a refugee family from Syria. He will be explaining the commitment required and what we need to put in place to take on this real act of Christian charity.


Parish Office Hours Office hours, this week, are Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 1pm. Friday 10am  – 2pm. If you need anything then please try to keep to the office hours to guarantee a response.


Fr John's Jubilee Celebrations Next Weekend

Eucharistic Ministers Next Sunday, 9th July, could EMs please collect a bag from the sacristy to take to your Communicants. Each bag contains a cupcake, a Mass booklet and prayer card to celebrate Fr John's 40th Anniversary of Priesthood. For "Care and Nursing Homes" please ask permission before leaving the bags. If you visit during the week then please collect a bag on the day. Thank you.


Church "Big Clean" there will be a "Big Clean" this Thursday at 6.30pm. If anyone can spare some time, or used to climbing small ladders, it wold be a great help.


Jubilee Invitation Tournament will take place at Garstang Golf and Country Club. After a meal at the clubhouse, some players will return to the Parish Centre for some drinks. There will be some money behind the bar for members of the Parish Centre who wish to join us.  


Saturday Barbeque The Barbeque will take place from 2 – 5pm next Saturday. Tickets for food only. Free if you just wish to turn up. There is a meeting on Monday at 8pm in the Parish Centre for the organisers of the barbeque. If you wish to help then please come along.


Sunday Jubilee Mass The Mass will begin at 2pm next Sunday afternoon. Everyone is welcome. Rhyddings School will be available for parking.


Parish Centre Reception There is a "Reception" with light refreshments after the Jubilee Mass in the Parish Centre


Accrington Town Hall Jubilee Celebration Next Sunday evening there is a celebration in Accrington Town Hall Ballroom commencing at 5pm. Entry is by ticket only.


The July Monthly Newsletter is available to take home. Please read it.