Sunday, 18 March 2018

5th Sunday of Lent

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Edward McDonagh, Alison Turner

Lately Dead: David Smith, Catherine Toreval, Bill Pilkington, Leon Callon

Anniversaries: Mary Borwick, William Gleeson, Veronica Anderston, Sheila Johnston, William David Carver, Clare Doolan, Joanne Hughes, Robert Haworth


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

Tues: 10am Requiem Mass for David Smith             Wednesday: 9.15am

Thurs: 6.30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass                            

Fri: 9am Mass


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.


The Community Project Group will be speaking at the end of Masses this weekend They are holding a jumble sale at the Parish Centre next Saturday, March 24th from 11am – 1pm. 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.


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 period


New Envelopes are now in the sacristy for those who have not yet collected them.


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


Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and the Palms will be blessed before the 10am Mass. Weather permitting the start will be outside.


Mass of Chrism If anyone would like to attend the Mass of Chrism at Salford Cathedral on Wednesday 28th march at 11am, Fr John has 4 tickets. First come - first served.


Saturday 24th March @ St John Baptist, Ivy Street, Burnley (BB10 1TB) @ 2pm 

Bishop John Arnold will be reporting back from his recent CAFOD trip to Bangladesh, including projects supporting the Rohingya refugees.

ALL are welcome to hear about the trip and what CAFOD's partners, through your support, are doing to support projects in Bangladesh and the Rohingya refugees.

The "Red Box" Appeal Can agents please pick up your books from the sacristy? Thanks