Friday, 16 November 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Winnie Clayton

Anniversaries: Michael Beard, Fred Broadley, Jessica Whelan, Marie Taylor, Mia Cross

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Pat Haworth, Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson, Phyllis Clayton, Nathan Armstrong.


This weeks Sanctuary Lamp Bertha & Jack Hindle


Masses & Liturgies 20th November- 25th November 2018

Tues 20th- 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wed 21st - 9-12 noon Church open for private prayer

Thurs 22nd - 9-12 noon Church open for private prayer

Fri 23rd - 9:30am Mass.

Sat 24th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Requiem Mass.(For those whose names are in the Holy Souls box.) 6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 25th -- 10:00am Mass. .


Offertory. The collection last weekend (10th//11thNov) was £797.33 Thank you for your kind generosity.


Retiring Collection. This weeks retiring collection is for the Salford Diocese Retired Clergy Fund. The Bishop has asked that next week's retiring collection should be for the Catholic Youth Service.  


St Marys School are holding a fashion show at the Parish Centre Lock St on Friday 23rd November doors open at 6.40pm for a 7pm start. Its run by a company called Shop2Drop and they sell fashion brands such as next, M&S, Wallis, Zara at discounts up to 75%. Tickets are available from St Mary’s School for £5 each.


Parish Christmas Raffle . To help raise money for our church there will be a Parish Christmas Raffle with the chance to win a luxury hamper and other prizes. Tickets will be sold at £1 a strip at the end of each Mass starting this weekend.


Parish Trip. On Friday 30th November there will be a coach leaving St. Mary's at 8:30am to go to the St. Nicholas Christmas Market at York. Because of the nature of the city this trip is only recommended for people who are able to look after themselves independantly and don't find walking difficult. When we arrive at York the day is your own until 3pm when we leave prompt to return back to Oswaldtwistle. There will be a toilet on the coach. The cost is £16. Please see Fr. O'Brien.     


Retreat. This coming week I'll be going on a 3 day mini Advent retreat.  It's an opportunity for prayer and to spend some interrupted time with Our Lord in preparation for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Please know I'll be keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. 


Requiem Mass.  On Saturday 24th November at 10:30am I'll celebrate a Requiem Mass for all those whose names are in the Holy Souls box in front of the Altar. Everyone is welcome.


St. Mary's Community Project. The meal at Franco's last Wednesday raised £530.   


St Mary’s Refugee Sponsorship Project - Christmas Alert. Why not make ‘St Mary’s Refugee Project’ the Christmas charity of your choice this year through simply purchasing our charity stickers! This is how the system works. You purchase “stickers” using money saved by spending a little less on presents you would usually buy. (Alternatively you could simply replace small gifts with our stickers.) The labels/stickers can then be attached to your present or card so your friends and family will clearly know that a kind donation has been made as part of their Christmas gift. Easy! The stickers will be on sale after mass from November, there is no set price and it’s a great way to help our Parish Project! Thanks from the Community Project.


109 Loyola Scout Group will be holding their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November at Hippings Vale Community Centre, Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle form 10am-2pm.

Parish Trip








Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Friday, 9 November 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Sheila Egan, Elijah Lang, Frances Dixon, Winnie Clayton

Anniversaries: Amy Louise Houston, Mary Curran, Geraldine Curran, Anthony Catlow, Michael Conway,

Anthony Flanagan(1990), Anthony Flanagan,(1928) Anthony Flanagan(1915),Anthony(Tony) Metcalf, Mary Broadley, Barbara Bassett, Baby Katie Rea, Josie Flynn

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Pat Haworth,

Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson

This weeks Sanctuary Lamp June & Gerald McCaffrey

Masses & Liturgies 13hNovember- 18th November 2018

Tues 13h- 9:40 am Funeral of Frances Dixon, Accrington Crem. 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Wed 14th - Church open for private prayer 9 -12noon.

Thurs 15th - 9:30am Mass

Fri 16th - 9:30am Mass. 1pm Funeral of Winnie Clayton, Accrington Crem.

Sat 17th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass+

6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 18th -- 10:00am Mass. .


Offertory. The collection last weekend (3rd/4th Nov) was £822.59 Thank you for your kind generosity.


Missio. Last weeks retiring collection was £93.29

Retired Clergy Fund. Next weekend the collection as you leave church will be to support those priests of our diocese who have now retired. 


Blessing of Graves. This Sunday afternoon Fr. Stamp and myself will be blessing peoples graves at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery at 2pm where a number of St. Mary's parish priests are buried.


St Marys School are holding a fashion show at the Parish Centre Lock St on Friday 23rd November doors open at 6.40pm for a 7pm start. Its run by a company called Shop2Drop and they sell fashion brands such as next, M&S, Wallis, Zara at discounts up to 75%. Tickets are available from St Mary's School for £5 each.


Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle The total raised through kind donations and bequests for the restoration of the Lady Altar is £3367.53. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously. I've given the go ahead to Lewis & Lewis and so hopefully by next May the altar will be completed.


Parish Christmas Raffle . To help raise money for our church there will be a Parish Christmas Raffle with the chance to win a luxury hamper and other prizes. Tickets will be sold at £1 a strip at the end of each Mass starting on the weekend of 17th/18th November.


ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th November 7pm -8:30pm.

Ossy Mills Group. Please note the group will next meet on Monday 12th November.


St Mary's Refugee Sponsorship Project - Christmas Alert. Why not make 'St Mary's Refugee Project' the Christmas charity of your choice this year through simply purchasing our charity stickers! This is how the system works. You purchase "stickers" using money saved by spending a little less on presents you would usually buy. (Alternatively you could simply replace small gifts with our stickers.) The labels/stickers can then be attached to your present or card so your friends and family will clearly know that a kind donation has been made as part of their Christmas gift. Easy! The stickers will be on sale after mass from November, there is no set price and it's a great way to help our Parish Project! Thanks from the Community Project.


There But Not There is the inaugural campaign from the charity Remembered, marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War by creating silhouettes of the British and Commonwealth First World War 1 soldiers in the communities left desolate in the wake of the war. Our own Tommy hear a t St Mary's sits by the War Memorial and represents those from St Mary's and Sacred Heart Parishes who worshipped here among us.


109 Loyola Scout Group will be holding their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November at Hippings Vale Community Centre, Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle form 10am-2pm.

Parish Trip















Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Friday, 2 November 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Sheila Egan, Elijah Lang, Gerry Murray, Frances Dixon

Anniversaries: Annie Metcalf, Jim Pickles, Brian Flynn.Amy Louise Flynn, Michael Coyne

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Jack Hargreaves, Mary Jordan, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle

Masses & Liturgies 6thNovember- 11h November 2018

Tues 6h- 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 7th - 9:30am Mass

Thurs 8th - 9:30am Mass

Fri 9th - 9:45am Parish Schools Mass (Yr 6 Sacred Heart, St. Mary’s and St. Oswald’s)

Sat 10th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass for Vocations

6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 11th -- 10:00am Mass. .


Offertory. The collection last weekend (27th/28th Oct) was £742.49 Thank you for your kind generosity.


THANK YOU. This week a very kind benefactor gave £1000 towards the restoration of the Lady Altar. We have now reached our total and so hopefully by next May (an appropriate month!) we will have a beautifully repaired altar for Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle. Thank you to all and everyone who have so generously donated to this project. God Bless.


Blessing of Graves. This Sunday afternoon Fr. Stamp and myself will be blessing peoples graves at Accrington Cemetery. We will meet at the cemetery chapel for 2pm. Next week we will be blessing graves at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery, again at 2pm, where a number of St. Mary's parish priests are buried.


Vocations to the Priesthood. Next Saturday, 10th November, has been appointed by the diocese as our parish day for praying for vocations. Therefore the morning Mass will be a "Mass for Vocations". Everyone is welcome to come and pray for more men and women to hear God's call and give their lives to Him as priests, deacons and religious.


St Marys School are holding a fashion show at the Parish Centre Lock St on Friday 23rd November doors open at 6.40pm for a 7pm start. Its run by a company called Shop2Drop and they sell fashion brands such as next, M&S, Wallis, Zara at discounts up to 75%. Tickets are available from St Mary’s School for £5 each.



Sacramental Programme. It was wonderful to see all the children preparing for their First Confession and First Holy Communion last weekend. I know we will all be praying for them on this new stage of their faith journey. The next session is on Wednesday 7th November at 6:30pm.


Parish Bake Off. Thanks to all who supported the parish bake off. It was a fantastic afternoon with a wonderful atmosphere raising £309.32 for the St. Mary's Community Project. The next community group meeting will be on Thursday Nov 8th at St Mary’s Parish Centre 7.15pm. Anybody wishing to join and contribute to the our project is more than welcome.'


Commun ity Project. There is a 3 course meal for £15 at Franco’s on Wednesday 14th November at 7pm. Please put your name on the list at the back of church if you are interested.


ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. The next meeting will be on Thursday 8th November 7pm -8:30pm. The topic this week is ‘Jesus – the Way the Truth and the Life


Retiring Collection. As you leave church today there will be a retiring collection for the Bishop's of England and Wales charity Missio.


Ossy Mills Group. Please note the group will next meet on Monday 12th November.


109 Loyola Scout Group will be holding their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November at Hippings Vale Community Centre, Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle form 10am-2pm.







Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church

Oswaldtwistle

Lancs

BB5 3EZ

01254 232433

Saturday, 27 October 2018

28th October - 30th Sunday in ordinary time

Please remember in your prayers:

Anniversaries: Margaret Kendall, Rose Rushton, Norah Madden, Bridget Doherty, Patrick Donnelly, Joseph Donnelly

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Jack Hargreaves, Mary Jordan, Audrey Heyes, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne

Masses & Liturgies 39th  October 4th  November 2018

Tues 30th - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 31st - 9:30am Mass

Thurs 1st - 9:45am All Schools Mass. 7pm Mass

Fri 2nd - 7:30am Mass - Latin Mass. 9:30 am Mass - 7pm Mass - Male Voice Choir.

Sat 3rd  - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am - Mass for the Dead 6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 4th - I0:00am Mass. 2pm Blessing of the Graves at Accrington Cemetery

Offertory. The collection last weekend (20th/21st Oct) was £711.45 Thank you for your kind generosity.

All Saints. Thursday 1st November is the Solemnity of All Saints. This is a holy day of obligation for all Roman

Catholics. Mass at St. Mary's will be at 9:45am where the three parish schools (Sacred Heart, St. Mary's and St.

Oswald's) will join us and there will be Mass at 7pm in the evening.

All Souls. On Friday 2nd November we keep the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). All priests

have permission on this date to celebrate three Masses. At St. Mary's there will be Mass at 7:30am in the Sacred Heart

Chapel; 9:30am and 7pm on the main Altar. All are welcome.

Blessing of Graves. On Sunday 4th November, those who would like the grave of a loved one at Accrington

Cemetery to be blessed are invited to meet at the cemetery chapel at 2pm for a short prayer service after which the

Dean and myself will begin to bless the graves. This is a joint prayer between the parish of St. Anne and St. Joseph's

and ourselves.

Parish Trip. There has been the suggestion of a parish trip on Friday 30th November. The plan would be to organise

a coach from St Mary's to York for the day. Once dropped off people could explore the city at their own pace and

meet the coach later at a designated spot to return home. The famous St. Nicholas Christmas market would be on and

there is a whole range of other activities to do in York. Due to the nature and layout of the city I would only

recommend this excursion for people who are fairly robust walkers and are able to look after themselves

independently. If you are interested then please sign the sheet at the back of church or speak to Tony Alveston.

St Mary's Refugee Sponsorship Project - Christmas Alert. Why not make 'St Mary's Refugee Project' the

Christmas charity of your choice this year through simply purchasing our charity stickers! This is how the system

works. You purchase "stickers" using money saved by spending a little less on presents you would usually buy.

(Alternatively you could simply replace small gifts with our stickers.) The labels/stickers can then be attached to your

present or card so your friends and family will clearly know that a kind donation has been made as part of their

Christmas gift. Easy! The stickers will be on sale after mass from November, there is no set price and it's a great way

to help our Parish Project! Thanks from the Community Project. There is also a 3 course meal for £15 at Franco's

on Wednesday 14th November at 7pm. Please put your name on the list at the back of church if you are interested.

Mount Carmel Community Christmas Party will be held on Monday 10th December from 12:00 noon unti12:30pm.

If you wish to go, please complete the form at the back of church.

Salford Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 - Volunteer Information Meeting. To find out more please come

along to our volunteer information meeting: Wednesday 28th November, 7.30 - 8.3Opm at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford

St. Salford. M3 6DP. We look forward to seeing you. All welcome.

The next Baptism Course will be held on 4thNovember after Mass