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 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