Saturday, 26 August 2017

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran, Canon Eugene Dolan, Roger Boocock, Janet Smith, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Nathan Armstrong, John Hadfield

Lately Dead: Ella Harrison, Hazel Wilkinson

Anniversaries: Geoff Moss, Ann Duckworth, Gertrude Henry, Jim and Lily Murphy, Bill and Ella Molloy, June Edwards


Masses this week:

Mon – 10am                          Tues – 9.15am                                 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


Office Hours Please note that Berni, our secretary works from 9 – 12 Mon – Thurs and 10 – 1pm on Friday. Those are the times when we can guarantee that there will be someone on the end of the phone to answer any calls, or to answer the door.


Cycle Ride to Lourdes The riders set off from Accrington Town Hall on Friday at 2pm. Thank you to everyone who came to see them off.  We wish them a safe journey.


Congratulations Mount Carmel. We are delighted to congratulate our hard working and committed class of 2017 on their GCSE examination results and our dedicated staff who have worked so tirelessly to ensure as many pupils as possible achieve the best results they can.  We would also like to thank parents and governors for their continued support.It is very difficult if not impossible to make direct comparisons with previous years due to the significant difference between the new 9 -1 examinations and the increased rigour in grade boundaries associated to the legacy A* - G examinations.  However, our initial analysis does suggest that our pupils have made significant improvements in their achievement in Maths and in particular English and in a number of other subjects where performance appears strong against national averages.

This summer sees the first awards of the new grade 9, in GCSE English language, English literature and maths. A Grade 9 is designed to recognise the very highest performing students across the whole of the country (top 2% of pupils in English and the top 3% of pupils in maths). 


Refugee Community Sponsorship Scheme. The next step. A meeting has been arranged with Sean Ryan the Refugee Resettlement Officer, for Thursday 7th September 2017, 7.30pm at the Parish Centre Lock Street.


Sacramental Programme For parents of children who are, in year 3 at school or older, and wish to enrol on the Sacramental Programme, then please do so soonest. You can do this by speaking to either Ursula Heyes or one of the priests after Mass at the weekend. The course will begin in October.


The Children's Liturgy will start again over the weekend of 9th / 10th of September.


Altar Servers If any child aged 7 or over who has made their First Holy Communion would like to become an altar server, then could the parents please speak to Fr John after Mass.


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.


Monthly Newsletter. Next weekend is the production of the monthly newsletter. Please let us have any articles by Tuesday evening.


APF. The Mission Booklets are ready for collection from the Sacristy.