Please remember in your prayers:
Anniversaries: Jean & Dennis Hartley, Derek Barlow, Graham Porter, Margaret A Kemp, Alan Gilrane, Mary Stones, Michael Coyne, Doreen Digironimo
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
Fr Gavin Landers will be celebrating the Masses this weekend. We welcome him back to our parish with open arms and many congratulations on being ordained to the Priesthood to serve the Diocese of Salford. We thank him for his sacrifice and pray that God will guide him and inspire him to lead the people of God collaboratively. After Mass Fr Gavin will impart his personal blessing to anyone who comes forward for it after the Recessional Hymn. "Ad Multos Annos" Fr Gavin!
Coffee & Tea will be available after Masses this weekend. Fr Gavin will join you after imparting his blessings. There will also be on display a presentation booklet, given to Fr John with pictures of the Jubilee weekend celebrations.
Fr John hopes to be away for a few days this week. Fr Francy will be around if you need a priest. Berni, our parish secretary will be in Wednesday and Thursday morning this week. Fr John will be back on Friday.
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.
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
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others, It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of people. That is what love looks like." St Augustine
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu