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: 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.