Friday, 4 May 2018


Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Susan Yates, Pat Haworth, Joan Anders, Andrew Hazzleton

Lately Dead: Jean Rutherford, Eileen Nicholson, Janina Barlow, Peter Hornby

Anniversaries: Margaret Catlow, Robert(Bob) Austin, May Walsh, Sadie Pickles, Ada Joyce, Mary Bone,


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Sacramental Programme 6:30pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am and 7pm

Fri – Mass 9:30 am

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am


The Church will be open each day this week. (Entrance by the side door after morning  mass)

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday


Thank You. I would like to say a big thank you for the lovely welcome I received last weekend.

Please do continue to keep me in your prayers. God Bless. Fr O'Brien


May Devotions. Before each 9:30am Mass during May there will be the rosary.

On the second weekend 12th/13th May we will celebrate the ancient practice of crowning a statue of Our Lady. Please feel free to bring flowers at those weekend masses to place before Our Lady


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 Marys Ossy Mills  Group. The next meeting will take place on Monday 14th May at 11;30am

Anyone is more than welcome. Please note the change of date due to Bank Holiday weekend.


Sacramental Programme. The next meeting for the children and parents of the Sacramental Programme is on Tuesday 8th May and Tuesday 5th June will be a practice for First Commuinion. All meetings will take place in church at 6:30pm prompt.


Thursday 10th May 2018 Feast of the Ascension has been introduced by the Bishops of England and Wales as a Holy Day of Obligation. This is a change from the Feast being transferred to the nearest Sunday. Mass will be at 9:30am and 7pm


World Communications Day. There will be a second collection on Sunday 13th May 2018


Course for Catechists The diocesan Vicariate for Formation is offering a 6-week course for catechists working with either adults or children. It is designed to help people approach this role with renewed energy and confidence. It starts on Monday 14 May at the Becket Suite, St Thomas of Canterbury, Heaton, Bolton. Please see Fr O'Brien for a booking form. Further information is available from or 0161 370 1615.


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