Saturday, 10 February 2018

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: (This Sunday is special Day of Prayer for the Sick and those who care for them) Canon Tony Dorran, Alison Turner, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, David Smith, Peter Blake, Richard George, Jean Webster, Nigel Fielding

Lately Dead: Patrick Joseph Connolly, Stanislawa Urbasiak, Robert John Pinder

Anniversaries: Bill Moorhouse, Roland Smith, Joe Duhan

 

Ordinary Weekday Masses will take place in the sacristy: (Beginning at 9am Morning Prayer will precede the 9.15am Masses)

Tues: 10am Requiem Mass for Robert John Pinder                         

Ash Wednesday: 10 am and 7pm

Thurs: 6.30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass                             Fri: 9.15am

 

This Sunday is also a Day of Prayer for the Unemployed

 

"Bit of a Do" A fundraising event for the Refugee Community Project will take place this Friday 16th Feb at the Parish Centre. Starts 8pm. Cost - £2 and a host of local talent will be entertaining from individuals to bands. Make a point of coming along! Posters are on display. Just a reminder that Parish Centre Membership Subscriptions can be made after Mass. Cost only £5

 

CAFOD Family Fast Day – Friday 23rd Feb Envelopes are available at the back of Church to place donations in. A collection will be taken at Masses over the weekend of 24th/25th Feb.

 

Passover Meal It is planned to hold it this year on Wednesday evening 28th March. If interested please place your names on the list at the back of church.

 

Baptism: The Course of Preparation part 2 will be on Sunday 4th March 2018. Please contact Navada Keenan on 07930 204579 or e-mail keenannavada@gmail.com for more information. The next courses (in two parts) will be on Sundays 6th May & 3rd June; 1st July & 5th Aug; 2nd Sept & 7th Oct; 4th Nov & 2nd Dec. All parents wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions.

 

The Church will be open each day from 8.30am to 5pm (Thurs until 7.30pm). Please call in and use the opportunity to pray privately or even light a candle. Why not make it a Lenten resolve to call into church once a day to pray!

 

There is plenty of news in the Monthly Newsletter for February – Please take one home to read if you haven't already done so last week. So please make sure you take the front page of colour yellow and the other page with the Prayer List on it to make up the full edition.

 

"Walk with Me" Lenten meditations for each day are contained in this booklet that is available free from the back of church.

 

This weekend Some staff and students from Mt Carmel will be in attendance to hand out their newsletter and an address will be given by appointed staff at the end of Mass.

 

An Exhibition about the Shroud of Turin An exhibition will be on display at Wardley Hall (M28 2ND if you are going via own transport) on Ash Wednesday (14 Feb). Details are on posters around the church. If people wish to go please speak with Fr John so transport can be organised. Fr Gavin Landers will be present to administer the Ashes.

 

Apologies We have recently been experiencing problems with our phone lines. Whilst technicians have been trying to sort out the problem, they seem to be taking a lot of time. If you have been finding that your calls have not been answered, it could be that we have not heard them ringing or the line has been down. We hope that full service will be resumed shortly, Fr John


Saturday, 3 February 2018

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, David Smith,

Peter Blake, Elizabeth Hague, Richard George, Jean Webster,

Lately Dead: John Coates, Patrick Joseph Connolly, Stanislawa Urbasiak, Robert Pinder (Requiem on Tuesday 13th February at 10am)

Anniversaries: Gerald McCaffrey, Nora Gilmartin, Teresa Ainsworth, Rosina Hughes, John Thomas

 

Ordinary Weekday Masses will take place in the sacristy: (Beginning at 9am Morning Prayer will precede the 9.15am Masses)

Tues: 10.30am Requiem Mass for Patrick Joseph Connolly                      Wed: 9.15 am

Thurs: 6.30pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Fri: 12.10pm followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.45 – 6.15pm and Sunday 9.15 – 9.45 am

 

Last Sunday's Collection for CARITAS raised £392.48      Thank you

 

CAFOD Soup Lunch after Mass tis Friday there will be a soup lunch available. Monies donated will be sent to CAFOD. This event we try to hold every first Friday of the month, or the Friday following if other commitments do not allow it to take place on the First Friday. Some children from Sacred Heart School will be attending this Friday. Please try to come and support.

 

Passover Meal In the past, though not every year, we have served a Passover (Seder) Meal in the Jewish tradition. This gives us an insight into what was happening when Jesus shared this meal with his disciples the night before he died. To run one takes a lot of planning. If you would like to attend, or be involved, then please put your name down on the list at the back of Church so we can judge how much interest there is. It is planned to hold it this year on Wednesday evening 28th March.

 

Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin this Sunday 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018. Please contact Navada Keenan on 07930 204579 or e-mail keenannavada@gmail.com for more information. All parents who are wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions.

 

The Church will be open each day from 8.30am to 5pm (Thurs until 7.30pm). Please call in and use the opportunity to pray privately or even light a candle.

 

There is plenty of news in the Monthly Newsletter for February – Please take one home to read if you haven't already done so last week. So please make sure you take the front page of colour yellow and the other page with the Prayer List on it to make up the full edition.

 

"Walk with Me" Lenten meditations for each day are contained in this booklet that is available free from the back of church.

 

Next Sunday Some staff and students from Mt Carmel will be in attendance to hand out their newsletter and give an address.

 

An Exhibition about the Shroud of Turin An exhibition will be on display at Wardley Hall (M28 2ND if you are going via own transport) on Ash Wednesday (14 Feb). Details are on posters around the church. If people wish to go please speak with Fr John so transport can be organised.

 

Have you started to think what you could do extra for Lent this year? Ash Wednesday is on 14th Feb this year. How about some activity in the parish serving our neighbour?


Sunday, 28 January 2018

4th Sunday of the Year

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, David Smith,

Harold Owen, Peter Blake, Anne Jackson

Lately Dead: John Coates, Patrick Connolly, John Sait, Ronnie Lamb, Ada Haworth

Anniversaries: Frank Batt, Patrick Nolan, Alan Yeomans, Norman & Peter Bateman

 

Masses this week will take place in the sacristy: (Beginning at 9am Morning Prayer will precede the 9.15 Masses)

Tues: 9.15                 Wed: 9.15 am (Feast of St John Bosco)

Thurs: 9.15am at Sacred Heart School

6.30pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Fri: 9.30am Requiem Mass for John Coates

The CAFOD Soup lunch will now take place on Friday 9th Feb

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 5.45 – 6.15pm and Sunday 9.15 – 9.45 am

 

This Sunday is CARITAS Sunday There will be a Second Collection for Caritas (Diocese of Salford). This branch of the diocese is involved in all areas of social action. Claire Munroe is our Caritas Representative for the parish and this weekend we welcome Meriel Woodward who works with CARITAS and will speak about their work at the end of Masses.

 

Passover Meal In the past, though not every year, we have served a Passover (Seder) Meal in the Jewish tradition. This gives us an insight into what was happening when Jesus shared this meal with his disciples the night before he died. To run one takes a lot of planning. If you would like to attend, or be involved, then please put your name down on the list at the back of Church so we can judge hoe much interest thee is. It is planned to hold it this year on Wednesday evening 28th March.

 

Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin on the following Sundays 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018. Please contact Navada Keenan on 07930 204579 or e-mail keenannavada@gmail.com for more information. All parents who are wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions.

 

Parish Council There will be a meeting of the Parish Council this Thursday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Centre. If anyone has any items that they feel ought to be raised at this meeting then please speak with either Fr John, Ursula Heyes (Chair-person) or any member of the Council who are as follows: Jennifer Pickles (Secretary), Tony Alveston, Liesel Baron, Cecilia Burton, John Burton, Francis Darwin, Eve Gattei, John Hughes, Maureen Mullen, Claire Munroe, Jean Partington, Maxine Pollard and one person from each of our schools.

 

Jimmy Armfield RIP It was with sadness this week that that we heard about the death of Jimmy Armfield. Jimmy had a loose connection with the parish as he came to formally open the new Heys Football Fields and changing rooms complex where the parish football teams play. He was an absolute gentleman and a real ambassador of football. A delight to meet.

 

The Church will be open each day from 8.30am to 5pm (Thurs until 7.30pm). Please call in and use the opportunity to pray privately or even light a candle.

 

There is plenty of news in the Monthly Newsletter for February – Please take one home to read. Until we find a new printer at a reasonable price then we will just publish in this format of there being two separate pages printed on both sides. So please make sure you take the front page of colour and the other page with the Prayer List on it. Thanks, Fr John

Friday, 12 January 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran,  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Margaret Coyne, Paul Duffy, Marlene Dunderdale, Anthony Walton, Nathan Armstrong, Mary Austin, Dan Jarvis, Christopher Browae, David Smith, Elijah Lang, Kathleen Shaw,

Lately Dead: Tom O'Neill, Ada Haworth, Janet Smith x2

Anniversaries: Joyce Moore, Sarah McGowan, Helen Morley, Alan Gilrane, Tommy West,

Thomas Leslie Rushton, Monic Westwell, Paul Libberton

Recovery of a sick person

 


 

No weekday Masses this week:

 

Monday

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Friday

Sat – 6:30pm First Mass of Sunday

Sunday 10:00 am

 

 No Confessions

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In line with the Diocese insurance company. The Diocese has issued guidelines with respect to candles in church. The full list is available but of particular interest are the following

·         Before a property is secured and at the end of each day, ensure that all candles are extinguished (other than Sanctuary Lights kept in glass containers)

 

·         Votive candle stands should be used for holding multiple candles; each candle should be adequately spaced (approx. 10cm) apart and consideration on the height of candles used should be given as these can easily collapse and ignite each other.

Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin on the following Sundays 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018. Please contact Navada Kennan on 07930 204579 or e-mail keenannavada@gmail.com

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.

Hope in the Future.   Please could all the completed leaflets be returned as soon as possible.

Sacramental Programme. There is a meeting for the Parents and Children on Tuesday 16th January as 6:30pm in the church.

The Community Refugee meeting is to be held in the Parish Centre Lock Street on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 19:15. All are welcome.

The Ossy Mills Group next meeting is on Monday 5th February 2018 at 11:30

Friday, 5 January 2018

Sunday


Please remember in your prayers:

Anniversaries: Domenico Pirraglia, Constance Margaret Nuttall, Stanley Nicholas Bury, Ian David Bury, Edith Bury, Andrew Hargreaves, Joe Duggan, Edwin Riley, Fred Partington, George Savage, Carol Savage, Olivia Savage, Kenny Mitchell, Margaret Doran,  Damyan Eccles
Mass Offering for Chris Metcalf and recovery of a sick person.

 
No Masses on weekdays this week:

Monday – No Mass
Tues – No Mass
Wed – No Mass
Thurs – No Mass
Friday – 11am Janet Smith's Requiem Mass
Sat – 6:30pm First Mass of Sunday
Sunday 10:00 am

 No Confessions


In line with the Diocese insurance company. The Diocese has issued guidelines with respect to candles in church. The full list is available but of particular interest are the following
·         Before a property is secured and at the end of each day, ensure that all candles are extinguished (other than Sanctuary Lights kept in glass containers)

·         Votive candle stands should be used for holding multiple candles; each candle should be adequately spaced (approx. 10cm) apart and consideration on the height of candles used should be given as these can easily collapse and ignite each other.
Baptism: The Courses of Preparation will begin on the following Sundays 4th Feb & 4th Mar 2018
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.
Hope in the Future   Please could all the completed leaflets be returned as soon as possible.
.The Ossy Mills Group The next meeting will take place on the 8th January at 11:30
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany. "The Lord and ruler is coming; kingship is his, and government and power." With these words the Church proclaims that today's feast brings to a perfect fulfillment all the purposes of Advent. Epiphany, therefore, marks the liturgical zenith of the Advent-Christmas season. — Pius Parsch
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