Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: June Holman, Fr. James Culkin, Lisa Roberts, Joan Hurst.
Anniversaries: Wendy Mack
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Jack Hargreaves, Anne Telling.
Masses & Liturgies 4th September – 7th September
Trues 4th - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Vigil Mass
Wed 5th - 9:30am Mass. 7pm Reception of Body: June Holman RIP
Thurs 6th - 10:45 Requiem Mass for June Holman RIP
Fri 7th - 9:30am Mass. 11:30am Mass at Mount Carmel
Sat 8th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass
6pm Rosary, 6:30pm Vigil Mass (Blessing of Our Lady's Statue by Rev. Dean Stamp)
Sun 9th – 10am Mass
Offertory. The collection last weekend (25th/26th Aug) was £637.81. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Reminder: Parish Statue of Our Lady. Next Saturday (8th Sept 6:30pm) the Dean will unveil the newly
restored statue of Our Lady and formally bless her. It will be a wonderful occasion to gather as a parish
family and thank God for the gift of Mary who intercedes for us each and every day.
Welcome Br. Samuel Burke O.P. During September we will have a Dominican Friar- Br. Samuel Burke -
who will be staying here at St. Mary's. Br. Samuel is a Deacon studying in Rome and preparing to be
ordained a priest next year. I know he will find a warm welcome here at St. Mary's as I have.
Children's Liturgy will begin again next week, 8th/9th September, our newly restored statue of Our Lady
will be blessed at the evening mass, the feast of Our Lady's birthday. The children are invited to bring
flowers to place before her statue.
Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting. People are still asking for visits and house blessings so I've had to extend
this pastoral visiting time into September. This is a very sociable and hospitable parish! If you would like a
visit or house blessing etc. then email: email@example.com or phone: (01254) 232433 or
leave a note in the sacristy/presbytery. God Bless.
ADC - About Being Catholic. If you or someone you know is thinking about being a Roman Catholic or
simply just interested to know more about Catholicism then please let me know. I'll be starting ABC
(About Being Catholic) sessions in late September. It's not an academic course and there are no exams or
tests! It's just an opportunity to learn more about the prayer, beliefs and traditions of our family the Church.
You may be a "Cradle Catholic" who just wants to refresh your memory about the Faith or you maybe
someone who is thinking about joining the Church - whoever you are you are more than welcome. All
sessions are on a Thursday from 7pm -8:30pm at St. Mary's Church. (Dates for 2018: 20th Sept, 4th Oct,
11th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec).
The Big Tidy Up! On Friday 7th September from 6:30pm onwards I will be tidying up the back of church
ready for Our Lady's birthday where at the Vigil Mass the Dean, Fr. Stamp, will bless our newly restored
Parish statue of Mary. If you are free and could help I would be really grateful- I'll make sure the kettle is
on and there are some chocolate biscuits! God Bless.
Baptism Course. The next course starts on the 2nd September. For more information please contact Navada
Keenan on either 07930 204579 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Clare and Mark Power after Mass.