Friday, 14 July 2017

Our Lady of Mount Carmel 16th July

This Sunday we are celebrating the Solemnity of

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

As Patron of the Diocese of Salford

 

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Michael Kujacz, Betty West, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Mary McNulty, Nathan Armstrong

Lately Dead: Fr Tony Lawton, Kathryn Bellas, Zigmunt Kopec, Charles Buchan Ritchie

Anniversaries: Dee Adeyaba, Cathleen Haworth, Martina Lockwood

 

Masses this week:

Mon 12 noon at Mt Carmel School (for the Feast of Mt Carmel)                                            

Tues – 9.15 am 

Wed – 9.15am School Leavers' Mass at Sacred Heart Primary School (All Welcome)                 

Thurs – 2pm School Leavers' Mass at St Oswald's Primary School (All welcome)

6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                              

Fri  – 9.15am                         Sat – 10am

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

 

Fr Kujacz had major surgery last Wednesday morning, and is now recovering well. Please keep him in your prayers. He will now be off work for several months.

 

Sea Sunday Due to the celebrations last week, this weekend we will celebrate "Sea Sunday" where we pray for all who work on the sea. There will also be a Second Collection today for the work of "Stella Maris" which is a Catholic Organisation set up by the Bishops to offer help and support to all those who call into port for various needs and spiritual help.

 

Next Sunday 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

 

Gavin Landers' Ordination will take place at Salford Cathedral next Saturday at 12noon. A coach will be leaving from outside the Church at 10am and hopefully return about 4pm. Those who have booked a place on the coach, the cost of £10 return will be charged on the day. Can those going please confirm on the list at the back of church. If anyone would still like to attend who has not booked yet, a couple of spare places have become available. Please keep Gavin and Mark Paver, who is the other ordinand, in your prayers.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thank you from Fr John A full "Thank you" from Fr John will appear in the August Newsletter, but meanwhile thanks to anyone who helped in any way for the planning of the Jubilee Celebrations. The whole weekend went extremely well.

 

August Monthly Newsletter – is due to be printed the weekend of 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.

 

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