Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran, Canon Eugene Dolan, Fr David Foster, Roger Boocock, Janet Smith, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Nathan Armstrong
Anniversaries: Hubert & Alice Neville, Jack Grimshaw, Tom Wilcock, Helen Thomson
Other Masses: Thomas & Philip Nightingale
Masses this week:
Mon – 9.15am
Tues – Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady (Holy Day of Obligation) 10am & 7pm
Wed – 10.15am – Requiem Mass for Patricia (Pat) Dodds
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
Eucharistic Congress This will take place in September 2018, not 2017 as stated in the August newsletter. There will be more information over time, as we seek out delegates from the parish to attend what will be a very large gathering of the RC Church in England & Wales
Readers and Eucharistic Ministers Please could you sign up for your availability, for some weeks in August and also looking ahead to September, on the list in the sacristy. Thank you.
Congratulations Very many congratulations to Denis and Eileen Joyce who are celebrating their Golden Wedding this weekend. As many of you know Denis and Eileen have give many things to the parish over the years and we wish them "Ad Multos Annos" and may they enjoy having their family and friends around them.
Thank You Fr Gavin Landers sends the following message: "Thanks to you all for making me feel so welcome and for the donations made to me last weekend. I have always felt welcomed among you and at home. I hope that I will never be a stranger to the parish in future years. I was delighted to be able to celebrate the Masses for you all and I ask that you keep me in your prayers."
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.
There will be no further Children's Liturgy until the beginning of September.
Altar Servers If any child aged 7 or over, would like to become an altar server, then could the parents please speak to Fr John after Mass.
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
Quotes to Note
"Prayer is not a 'spare wheel' that you pull out when in trouble. But it is a 'steering wheel' that directs the right path throughout. Source unknown
"And when night comes, and retrospect shows that everything was patchwork and much which one had planned left undone, when so many things rouse shame and regret, then take all as it is, lay it in God's hands, and offer it up to Him. In this way we will be able to rest in Him, actually to rest, and begin the new day like a new life." Edith Stein