Wednesday, 27 June 2018

24th June - The Nativity of St John The Baptist


Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.
Lately Dead: Father David Foster, Gerard Mclntyre
Anniversaries: Fred Alveston, Helen Carlton, Ken Hargreaves, May Hargreaves, Gordan Brown, Amy Louise Houston and Paul Houston,

Mass Intention on the occasion of Paul & Carol McCaffrey's Silver Wedding Anniversary

Masses this week:
Tue May - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass
Wed - 9:30 Mass
Thurs - 9:30 Ma3ss
Fri - St Peter and St Paul 9:45am Maw with the school 7pm Mass
Sat - 9.30am Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession Mass at 10.30am
Sat -6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday –10 am Mass
Office hours this week are 9 - 12 Tuesday - Friday.
Offertory for last week was £850.57

First Holy Communions:

Once again congratulations to all our boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion over the last two weekends. It is a wonderful privilege to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. Let us pray that the children will always appreciate this grace God has given them throughout their lives. A big thank you to all those involved in preparing the children for this day - parents, catechists, parishioners, schools, friends and family - Thank You.

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting

Normally in the summer, whenever I have been in a parish, I always try to visit parishioners. It gives me a chance to learn more about the parish and the people who make up the family of St. Mary's plus it gives me the opportunity to bless people's homes and families. If you would like a visit then please contact the presbytery by phone or email.

Wedding  Preparation Course:
The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 1ssth Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct
All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

CCTV As of the 19th June the church will now be open again during parish office hours, Tuesday to Friday 9am -12noon. This upgrade will mean that we can now actively monitor any anti-social and criminal behaviour and safeguard the welfare of any visitors to the church and presbytery. There will also be signs appearing - a legal requirement - to notify people that CCTV is in operation.

Lourdes by coach Salford week no overnight travel, 9 days departing 26" July, 3" Hotel Lourdes, £565 per person sharing £765 in a single room, call Northern Travel for further information on 0161 773 2115

Mount Carmel School are putting on performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Tuesday and Wednesday 3rd and 4th July at 7.00 p.m. (approx. finish 9.30 p.m) Tickets are available from school
01254 233458.

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Just a reminder that Friday 29th June, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Roman Catholics. I will be celebrating Mass be at 9:45am at St. Mary's , 11:45am at Mount Carmel High School and 7pm at St. Mary's.