Saturday, 10 March 2018

4th Sunday in Lent

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Canon Tony Dorran, Fr Kevin Kenny, Alison Turner, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Edward McDonagh, Leon Callon, Bill Pilkington

Lately Dead: David Smith (Requiem 10am Tuesday 20th March), Richard George, Richard Kujacz

Anniversaries: Richard Henry, Mary & Harry Bone, Elizabeth O'Brien, Norman Radcliffe


Ordinary Weekday Masses will take place in the sacristy: (Beginning at 9am Morning Prayer will precede the 9.15am Mass on Tuesday & Wednesday this week)

Tues: 9.15am Mass                       Wednesday: 9.15am

Thurs: 6.30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass                            

Fri: 12noon Mass followed by packed lunch


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 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 and attend Mass between times.


St Mary's Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018: This year we are planning a parish pilgrimage to Lourdes.  We would like to determine how many people would like to go and their preferred dates. Our options are to go with the Diocese from 27th July - 2nd August or to go as an independent group in September.  If you would like to join us please place a tick indicating your preferred option on the form at the back of church.  This does not commit you to going, it is simply to help us plan.


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!


The Community Project Group is holding a jumble sale at the Parish Centre on March 24th Good quality' jumble and brick a brac required. Things can be dropped off at the Parish Centre this Friday afternoon between 1pm – 4pm. Thanking you in advance for all your support.


Lenten Prayer Workshop - St Mary of the Assumption, Todmorden Road, Burnley, BB10 4AU These sessions continue with the second of the three series of Prayer Workshops  This Wednesday 14th, then 21st March;

The evenings start at 7.30pm, with refreshments beforehand and finish at 9pm. While booking is not essential it would be help give an idea of numbers if people could email


Sacramental Programme A meeting is taking place this Tuesday 13th March at 6.30pm for those who couldn't make last Tuesday due to school commitments.


There is a list available looking for Ministers of Reader and Communion in the sacristy. Please let us know your availability over the Holy Week and Easter weekend.


New Envelopes are at the back for those who are use them to collect from the back of church. If yours is not there please speak with Sean Mullen or Fr John.


Universe Paper I have now cancelled all further copies being sent here. Those who wish to continuing with an order can do so direct with the "Universe".


Happy Mother's Day! To all our Mums