Sunday, 25 March 2018

Palm Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

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

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

Anniversaries: James Dwyer, Monica Ormsby, Joseph Walsh, Martin Dwyer, Hilda Catlow


Masses and Services this week (Holy Week):

Tues: 10am (with the Parish Primary Schools present)

Wed: No Mass (Chrism Mass at the Cathedral)

Easter Triduum:-

Maundy Thurs: 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper (followed by "Watching" until 10pm)             

Good Fri: Stations of the Cross 2pm (Followed by break with tea/coffee and Hot Cross Buns)

3pm Service of the Lord's Passion

(Good Friday is a day of "Fasting and Abstinence")

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil – 8pm (There is NO 6.30pm Mass on this Saturday)

Easter Sunday: Mass of Easter 10am (There is a Baptism taking place during this Mass)

There are also Interdenominational Services being held on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Please see the monthly newsletter Page 4, or a poster in church, for more details)


Passover Meal This Wednesday evening 28th March starting at 7pm we will be holding our Passover Meal in the Parish Centre. Fr Gavin Landers will be the main guest. Please tick your name on the list at the back of Church to confirm your attendance – for catering purposes.


Walk with Me Booklets for Eastertide are available at the back of church – FREE. Please take one either for yourself or for any sick and housebound who may find it useful.


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 Mon - Wed from 8.30am to 5pm, Thurs 8.30am – 10pm; Good Friday 9am – 6pm; Sat 9am – after the Vigil. Please call in and use the opportunity to pray.


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


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.


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

April Monthly Newsletter will be published Next Weekend Any articles please have them in by Monday evening this week.

Easter Sunday - Celebration of 100 years of the Royal Air Force Easter Sunday falls on the 1st April this year which is the Centenary of the Forming of the Royal Air Force. We are organising a celebration in the Parish Centre with music, film and song. Please bring along food for a "Jacob's Join" from 1pm. Entry FREE. Fr John will put on some pictorial displays. Any monies raised by raffles etc will go to the "Community Project Appeal". We hope it will be an afternoon to enjoy and bring people together!