Friday, 21 July 2017

16th Sunday of the Year

Please remember in your prayers:

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

Lately Dead: Betty West, Mary Bateson, Mary Nolan, Frank & Marjorie Quipp

Anniversaries: Jane Moulding

Other Masses: In thanksgiving, For Gavin Landers on the occasion of his Ordination

 

Masses this week:

Mon – 9.15am                                   Tues – 9.15 am                                            Wed – 9.15am         

Thurs – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                           

Fri  – 12 noon followed by packed lunch                         Sat – 10am

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

 

This Weekend there is the annual appeal for the Missions. This year the appeal is being carried out by the Comboni Missionaries. Fr Carmine Curci will be staying in the presbytery and making the appeal. I am sure that you will give him a great welcome. There will be a second collection for the work of the Comboni Missionaries

 

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers Please could you sign up for your availability for August on the list in the sacristy. Thank you.

 

Fr John is away this weekend attending the Ordinations and Fr Gavin's First Mass

 

Fr Gavin Landers' Ordination took place at Salford Cathedral on Saturday. Please keep Fr Gavin and Fr Mark Paver, who was also ordained, in your prayers. Fr Gavin will be coming to the parish over the weekend of the 5th/6th of August to celebrate the Masses and to impart his personal blessing to individuals

 

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

 

Foodbank ASDA, in Accrington, have nominated "Ossy Churches Together Food Bank" as one of their local causes. Every time you shop at ASDA simply pick up a green token at the check-out and pop it in the Ossy Food Bank box. Thank you for your continued support.

 

August Monthly Newsletter – is due to be printed next weekend the 29th/30th July. If you have any articles before you go away then please let us know by the evening of Tuesday 25th July.

 

Our Schools have now closed for the summer and we thank all the staffs for the work over the past academic year. Meanwhile, there will be no further Childrens' Liturgy until the beginning of September.

 

Baptism Preparation Courses The next course starts on 3rd September after the 10am Mass. The July course continues on the 6th August after Mass. Please refer to the monthly newsletter for more information.

 

Sacramental Program If your child is due to make their First Communion in 2018 then please begin to think about registering your child in September. Parents and children must attend each of the training sessions and also be attending Mass at the weekends.

 

Altar Servers If any child would like to become and altar server, do please speak to Fr John after Masses.

 

Holidays If you are going on holiday over the next several weeks then please travel safely. You can keep in touch with parish news via our website www.saintmarysoswaldtwistle.co.uk