Sunday, 29 July 2018

29th July 2018 - 17th Sunday In Ordinary Time

 


Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church   
Catlow Hall Street Oswaldtwistle

Accrington

Lancashire


Tel: 01254 232433

Email Parish Secretary: berni.mcguinness@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Anniversaries: Rev Fr Jerimiah Smith, Fried Tilly, Rev Fr Jack Grimshaw, Mary Grimshaw, Alice & Hubert Neville, Frances Chambers Graham Porter, Ellen Sugden

Lately Dead: Joseph Keane

Masses for the next two weeks:

Tue - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass

Wed - 9:30 Mass

Thurs - 9:30 Mass

Fri - 9:30 Mass

Sat - Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. Mass at 10.30am

Sat -6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sunday -10am Mass

All Masses subject to change depending on Funerals.

Offertory last week was £644.41

Annual Rosary & Hymns (Gospel singer Tom McCourt) Platt Fields, Manchester (Grangethorpe Road, entrance) Saturday 8th September 2018, 3pm Ice Cream Free. Contact: Sarah Mitchell

Tel No: 0161 431 0410

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Unwanted Religious Item. Many people have asked me the question about what to do with any religious items they have at home such as statues, rosaries, and prayer cards that have been broken, damaged or passed on to them from a relative or friend. If you have any such religious items that you don't want then you are more than welcome to pass them on to me during the summer and I will either dispose of them in an appropriate way (because many of them have been blessed) or if they are in good condition pass them on to another who could use them. I cannot take any books. God Bless. Fr. O'Brien


 

Scripture Festival Joy: the Surprise of the Gospel is a Scripture Festival taking place at Salford Cathedral and the Cathedral Centre on 6 October 2018.lt is being organised collaboratively by northern dioceses, members of religious orders and is supported by the Scripture Working Group of the Bishops' Conference. The theme of Joy has been chosen to reflect the appealing message of Pope Francis In The

Joy of the Gospel.

The day is designed to offer a taste of scripture to a wide range of people across the North of England. As well as keynote speakers who will bring insights into how the scriptures offer us joy and hope, there will be a variety of workshops for people to explore the Bible in different ways. There will not just be an opportunity for bible study but also to respond to the text in words, art and prayer. The Word will also be celebrated in liturgy and music.

We hope to attract as many people as possible by providing a varied programme at a very affordable cost.

Full publicity and booking forms will be available shortly.

Fair Trade Breakfast raised £102.00. £30.00 of this was donated to the Parish. Thank you for your support.

Food Bank - Thank you for your continued support.

Fr. O'BriƩn Parish Visiting

I'm really enjoying the parish visiting and learning about Saint Mary's, both past and present, and the many people who have prayed here. Thank you to all those who have invited me into their homes and the many more who keep ringing, emailing and writing to me to ask for house blessings, Sacrament of the sick or just a chat. If you would like a visit then do contact me: (01254) 232 433 or sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

St Mary's Statue - Coming Home

As you know the 8th September for us as Roman Catholics is traditionally the date when we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year the 8th September falls on a Saturday so to celebrate Our Lady's birthday I've invited our Dean, Fr. Stamp from St. Anne's, to unveil and bless the newly restored parish statue. As part of our prayer there will be the rosary before Mass (6pm) and any child is more than welcome to join the procession at the start of our celebration with a flower as a birthday gift to Mary.

Eucharistic Congress The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from 7th - 9th September. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Participants at the Congress will take part in a series of Catechism sessions, focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Ahead of the Eucharistic Congress in Genoa in 2016, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to visit the Blessed Sacrament, if possible, every day. Here at St. Mary's we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday 7th from 6pm and ending with Benediction at 7pm. Again on Saturday 8th we will have Exposition from 9:30am ending with Mass at 10:30am. Do come along to spend some time with the Lord.

Sacramental Programme. If you have a child starting in Year 3 in September who you wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2019, please call into the Sacristy before or after mass and sign the list, giving your and your child's details. We will contact you in September

Saturday, 14 July 2018

15th July - 15th Sunday In Ordinary time

Please remember in your prayers:


Sick and homebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Anniversaries: Anne Duckett, Margaret Duhan(Snr), Peter Pickles, Elizabeth(8etty)West, Patricia Richardson, Cathleen Haworth, Kathleen Calvert, Bee Adeyeba

Lately Dead: Russell Walkden, Joseph Keane, Rodney Whitaker

Mass offered for a Sick Person


Masses this week:

Tuesday - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass

Wed - 9:30 Mass

Thurs - 9:30 Mass

Fri - 9:30 Mass

Sat - 1pm Ordination of Rev Callum Brown at Salford Cathedral

Sat - 6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sunday -10 am Mass

 

Offertory last week was £779.02

 

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting: The number of families and parishioners who have asked for a visit has been overwhelming. I've never eaten so much cake in one week! Many people have written, emailed and pushed notes through the presbytery door requesting a visit and slowly I'm beginning to contact people to organise convenient times and dates when I can call. If you would like a visit over the summer then email: sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or leave a voicemail on the parish secretary's phone: (01254) 232433. God Bless

 

Faith and Science: An opportunity to discuss the relationship between faith and science. From Faith to Experience: taking a further look at natural theology. All welcome.

Date: 18th July. Time: 7pm-9pm. Venue: Becket Suite, Thomas of Canterbury, 132 Lonsdale Road. Heaton. Bolton. BL1 4PN

 

Annual Rosary & Hymns ( Gospel singer Tom McCourt) Platt Fields, Manchester (Grangethorpe Road, entrance) Saturday 8" September 2018, 3pm Ice Cream Free. Contact: Sarah Mitchell

Tel No: 0161 431 0410

Farewell: We wish all our Year 6 children the best of luck as they leave our parish primary schools of Sacred Heart, St. Mary's and St. Oswald's for pastures new. I have assured them of our prayers and emphasised they will always have a home here at St. Mary's Church. May the Lord Bless them and keep them. Amen.

 

St. Mary's Primary School - Thank You

As well as saying farewell we also gave thanks to God this week for Mrs Pemberton our Headteacher who retires, and for two other valued members of the school staff - Julie Lowe and Eileen Towler - who also leave this term. We thank them all for their work and wish them well for the future.

 

Children's Liturgy: will be suspended during the holidays.

The last one will be the weekend of the 14th/15th July.

We will resume the weekend of 8th/9th September 2018.

 

Sacramental Programme. If you have a child starting in Year 3 in September who you wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2019, please call into the Sacristy before or after mass and sign the list, giving you and your child's details. We will contact you in September

 

Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Callum Brown

On Saturday 21'd July at 1pm Bishop John Arnold will ordain Callum Brown to the Priesthood at Salford Cathedral. We pray for Callum as he offers his life to God and look forward to him visiting us at St. Mary's in late August.

 

 

Friday, 13 July 2018

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Anniversaries: Anne Duckett, Margaret Duhan(Snr), Peter Pickles, Elizabeth(Betty)West,

 Patricia Richardson, Cathleen Haworth, Kathleen Calvert, Bee Adeyeba

Lately Dead:  Russell Walkden, Joseph Keane, Rodney Whitaker

Mass offered for a Sick Person

Masses this week:

Tuesday -  6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed - 9:30 Mass

Thurs  - 9:30 Mass

Fri – 9:30 Mass

Sat – 1pm Ordination of Rev Callum Brown at Salford Cathedral

Sat –6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sunday –10am Mass

 

Offertory  last week was £779.02

 

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting. The number of families and parishioners who have asked for a visit has been overwhelming. I've never eaten so much cake in one week! Many people have written, emailed and pushed notes through the presbytery door requesting a visit and slowly I'm beginning to contact people to organise convenient times and dates when I can call. If you would like a visit over the summer then email: sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or leave a voicemail on the parish secretary's phone: (01254) 232433. God Bless

 

Faith and Science  An opportunity to discuss the relationship between faith and science. From Faith to Experience: taking a further look at natural theology. All welcome.

Date: 18th July. Time: 7pm-9pm. Venue: Becket Suite, Thomas of Canterbury, 132 Lonsdale Road. Heaton. Bolton. BL1 4PN

 

Annual Rosary & Hymns ( Gospel singer Tom McCourt) Platt Fields,  Manchester (Grangethorpe Road, entrance) Saturday 8th September 2018,  3pm Ice Cream Free. Contact: Sarah Mitchell

Tel No: 0161 431 0410

   

 Farewell We wish all our Year 6 children the best of luck as they leave our parish primary schools of Sacred Heart, St. Mary's and St. Oswald's for pastures new. I have assured them of our prayers and emphasised they will always have a home here at St. Mary's Church. May the Lord Bless them and keep them. Amen.

 

St. Mary's Primary School - Thank You

As well as saying farewell we also gave thanks to God this week for Mrs Pemberton our Headteacher who retires and for two other valued members of the school staff – Julie Lowe and Eileen Towler – who also leave this term. We thank them all for their work and wish them well for

the future.

         

Children's Liturgy will be suspended during the holidays. The last one will be the weekend of the 14th/15th July. We will resume the weekend of 8th/9th September 2018.

 

Sacramental Programme. If you have a child starting in Year 3 in September who you wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2019, please call into the Sacristy before or after mass and sign the list, giving your and your child's details. We will contact you in September

 

Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Callum Brown

On Saturday 21st July at 1pm Bishop John Arnold will ordain Callum Brown to the Priesthood at Salford Cathedral. We pray for Callum as he offers his life to God and look forward to him visiting us at St. Mary's in late August.