Saturday, 30 December 2017

30-31 December Feast of Holy Family

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Janet Smith,  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Nathan Armstrong, Mary Austin, Dan Jarvis, Christopher Browae, David Smith

Lately Dead: Sheila Flanagan, Mary McNally, KJ Dawber.

Anniversaries: Domenico Pirraglia, Bernard Lawrence, Mary McNamara, Mary Ann Clarkson,

John Edward Sweeney, Herbert Garry, Recovery of a sick person, Reg Morley, Hubert Stones, Special Intention, Family Intention, Thanksgiving Mass, George Clayton,

Christmas Masses, Joe & May Walsh, Beth & Fred Alveston, Joseph Ada & Claire Joyce, Patrick & Claire Doolan, Joseph and Alice Macneal, Geoff Woods, Ross & Alice Woods, Joseph Whiteside, Bert & Pat Hindle, John & Nellie Walsh, Leonard Prestige, Bob & Sally Parker, Raymond Parker, Roy & Rita Hills, Harry & Teresa Crook, Peter Crook, Margaret & Harry Richardson, Leonard & John Burns, Margaret Smith, Barbara Shaw, Harold & Mary Duckworth,

Thomas McIntyre, Daniel McIntyre

Masses this week:

 

Sunday (24th) – 6pm Carols

                            6:30pm First Mass of Christmas

Monday – 10am Christmas Day

Tues – No Mass

Wed – 9:15am

Thurs – 9:30 Funeral Mass of Mary McNally

Friday – No Mass

Sat – 6:30pm

Sunday 10:00 am

Confessions Sat 5.45 -6:15 and Sun 9:15- 9:40

 


 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the Parish Office will be closed from 22nd Dec until the 4th Jan

 

 


The Word This Week: 4th Sunday of Advent having spent so much time on the Second Coming, now we look back, to remember the details of the Lord's First Coming. Today we focus on the character of Mary, and hear of the angel Gabriel being sent to her, to invite her to take her part in the mystery of the Incarnation, "the revelation of the mystery kept secret for endless ages". This mystery springs from the House of David, and so we lead into the Gospel by hearing of the establishing of that house. An interesting idea is that the first reading talks of David wishing to build a house for the Lord; through the prophet he is told not of the house that he would build, but the House which is his line: eventually, in Mary (betrothed to Joseph) the House of David does itself become the house of the Lord, the womb wherein he has a dwelling place.

Christmas Reflection  There is a wonderful way in which the Christmas message emerges from out of the midnight darkness as we gather for Mass: the first words of Scripture we hear tonight are like the beaming of a star through the blackness of night: 'The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.' The mystery of Christmas is this - a great revelation: a light in the darkness, a star through the night, the birth of the Sun of Justice; the showing to the whole world of the love of God, made visible in Jesus. No wonder there is a great throng of the heavenly host shattering the darkness of the cold night on the hillside outside Bethlehem - because the invisible night of sin and sadness is shattered by the light of the Saviour's birth. Christmas is a very emotive and (in a sense) romantic feast: many of the congregation this evening will come with childhood memories and their own idea of what Christmas is about. It is important that we are aware of this, so that you we can allow the deepest wonder of this night to penetrate through what can sometimes be rather shallow thoughts about the mystery. Remember it is not about 'then' - this is about 'now' and our salvation.

Happy Christmas to you and your families from Father John and Father Joe

Sunday


Saturday, 16 December 2017

NO HEAT IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!!!

Please be aware that due to the cellar having been flooded overnight that there will be NO HEATING during Mass this weekend.

Please dress warm and we will keep Mass a short as possible for you.

We hope that everything will be back to normal for Christmas weekend celebrations.


Fr Joe

Friday, 15 December 2017

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:



Lately Dead

Anniversaries: Mary Ann Clarkson, Cecilia Agnes Randles, Bernard Joseph McNamara,
Philip & Beverley Nightingale


Masses this week:

Monday – 6:30
Tues – 9:15
Wed – 9:15
Thurs – 11am at Springhill Nursing Home
Friday – No Mass
Sat – 6:30 Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday 10:00 am Fourth Sunday of Advent
Confessions Sat 5.45 -6:15
                        and Sun 9:15- 9:40
Sunday 6:30 – First Mass of Christmas
Monday 10 am Christmas Day

St Mary's Ossy Mills Group The next meeting will take place on the 8th January 2018 at 11:30
Christmas Decorations Please could we have some volunteers to stay behind after mass to help prepare the church for Christmas.
Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin on the following Sundays 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018
The Piety stall has a lovely selection of Advent Calendars and Caritas Christmas Cards (£2.50 per pack).
Community Project for the Refugees. Please note the labels will be on sale at the back of church this weekend.
Altar Servers Old and New . Anyone who has seen Father Joe about being an Altar Server, there is a practice at 4pm on Saturday 23rd December 2017. Please come along.
3 Minute daily retreat. Have you ever thought of making a Retreat but never had the time try the link below for a daily 3 minute retreat you can do at home. www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.
APF. Please can you collect your books from the Sacristy.
Eucharistic Ministers for the Sick and Housebound  Please can you collect a small gift from the Sacristy to take to those on your communion round.
St Marys Primary School are having a Carol Service in Church on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 2:30pm. All are welcome.
Hope in the Future   Please could all the completed leaflets be returned as soon as possible.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:


Lately Dead: Canon Eugene Dolan, Martin Gooden
Anniversaries: Thomas Gleeson, Joe and Sadie McGowan, Harry Catlow, Elsie McIntyre, Bertha Hindle, Harold Sweeney, Tony Myhill, George Clarkson

Recovery of a sick person                    

Childrens Christmas Party  16th December 2017 Saturday – 2-5pm. At Lock Street £7.00 per child includes disco, food and a present from Santa. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

St Mary's Ossy Mills Group The next meeting will take place on the 8th January 2018 at 11:30

Masses this week:

Monday – No Mass
Tues – Ring at 9 am for further  information of weekday  Masses
Wed 
Thurs
Friday – No Mass
Sat - 6:30pm First Mass of Sunday
Sunday 10:00 am
Confessions Sat 5.45 – 6.15pm and
                     Sun 9.15 – 9.40am

Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin on the following Sundays 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018
The Piety stall has a lovely selection of Advent Calendars and Caritas Christmas Cards (£2.50 per pack).
Journeying with Advent Families What can a penniless foreign widow, an elderly barren woman and a young Virgin mother tell us today about welcoming Jesus, God-with-us?  Join us at Wardley Hall for our Advent series: Time: 10:30 – 12:30 (Tea and coffee provided) Venue: Wardley Hall, Worsley M28    Format: Prayer and Lectio Divina; reflection on Scripture passages and their relevance for today; discussion.

Dates: 8th December: Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist: Promise Foreshadowed
15th December: Mary, Joseph and Jesus: Promised Fulfilled

For information contact: Marie Sartini, Bishop's PA; 0161 794 2825 Marie.sartini@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

St Marys RC School are looking for a site supervisor, the job applications will be available on the L.C.C. website. Closing date is Friday 15th December 2017.For more information please contact the school  on 01254 23128.  

Community Project for the Refugees. Please note the labels will be on sale at the back of church this weekend.

3 Minute daily retreat. Have you ever thought of making a Retreat but never had the time try the link below for a daily 3 minute retreat you can do at home. www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.

Mount Carmel School  are holding a Partnership Carol Concert which takes place on Thursday 14th December at 7pm. Refreshments and a raffle will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

APF. Please can you collect your books from the Sacristy.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sunday

 Please remember in your prayers:
Martin Gooden

Lately Dead:
Anniversaries: Katharyn Scambler
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Childrens Christmas Party  16th December 2017 Saturday – 2-5pm. At Lock Street £7.00 per child includes disco, food and a present from Santa. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
St Mary's Ossy Mills Group The next meeting will take place on 3rd Dec 2017 at 1130am and then on the 8th January 2018 at 11:30


Advent : Watching Listening and Welcoming Please take one of the Walk with Me Advent Booklets which are a good way to prepare each day during Advent with reflections and Prayers. These booklets are free.
The Piety stall has a lovely selection of Advent Calendars and Caritas Christmas Cards (£2.50 per pack).
Journeying with Advent Families What can a penniless foreign widow, an elderly barren woman and a young Virgin mother tell us today about welcoming Jesus, God-with-us?  Join us at Wardley Hall for our Advent series: Time: 10:30 – 12:30 (Tea and coffee provided) Venue: Wardley Hall, Worsley M28    Format: Prayer and Lectio Divina; reflection on Scripture passages and their relevance for today; discussion.

Dates:   1st December: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz: Promise Foretold
8th December: Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist: Promise Foreshadowed
15th December: Mary, Joseph and Jesus: Promised Fulfilled

For information contact: Marie Sartini, Bishop's PA; 0161 794 2825 Marie.sartini@dioceseofsalford.org.uk
St Marys RC School are looking for a site supervisor, the job applications will be available on the L.C.C. website. For more information  please contact the school  on +01254 23128. 
Baptism Course. The second session for the Baptism course is the 3rd December 2017, 11am after Mass in the Presbytery.
3 Minute daily retreat. Have you ever thought of making a Retreat but never had the time try the link below for a daily 3 minute retreat you can do at home. www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.
APF. Please can you collect your books from the Sacristy.

Monday, 4 December 2017

MASS CANCELLATIONS

Please note that due to health problems ALL WEEKDAY MASSES this week have been cancelled.

Any changes will be posted on this Blogg.