Friday, 28 September 2018


Please remember in your prayers:

Lately Dead: June Holman, Ursula Braithwaite

Anniversaries: Chris Metcalf, Sheila Clarkson, Roger Smethherst

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owens, Jack Hargreaves

Masses & Liturgies 2nd October - 7th October 2018

Tues 2nd October _ 6pm Mass

Wed 3rd October - 9:30am Mass.

Thurs 4th  - 9:30am Mass

Fri 5th – 9:30 am Mass

Sat 6th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. 10:30am Mass

6:30pm Vigil Mass

Sun 7th – 10:00am Mass

Offertory. The collection last weekend (22nd/23rdSept) was £661.38. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Hope in the Future. A year ago the Bishop launched a lay initiative called Hope in the Future where churches such as St. Mary's celebrated many aspects of parish life. On Thursday 4th October the Bishop is launching stage 2 of this initiative and asking for lay representatives from each parish to attend an event at Salford Cathedral starting at 7:30pm. If you would like to represent St. Mary's as a lay rep I have four tickets, please do come and see me and I'll happily pass them on to you. There is a bus leaving St. Mary's, Burnley that evening if this helps with any transport issues.

Family Fast Day. Friday 5th October is the CAFOD Family Fast Day where we are invited to have a simple meal in solidarity with those who go hungry throughout the world and help support the work of the charity. There will be a Mass for the Yrs 3 & 4 of our parish schools (Scared Heart, St. Mary's and St. Oswald's) at 9:45am followed by tea and coffee with all monies going to CAFOD. There will also be a soup lunch at 12 noon at the back of church, again with all donations going to CAFOD. Over the weekend Masses you will find CAFOD envelopes at the various entrances to the church for people, if they wish, to give a donation.

ABC (About Becoming Catholic). The next meeting is on Thursday 4th October at 7pm. If you can please bring a Bible as the topic will be 'Creation and the Fall'. Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about what Roman Catholics believe plus it is also an opportunity for prayer and a cuppa.

Lourdes at Home. For those who are unable to go to Lourdes and for others who want to make a mini pilgrimage not too far from home then this is the weekend for you. It is an opportunity to give praise and thanks to God for the gift of Our Lady who always prays for us as well as a time to reflect and ask for healing both in mind and body. Over the Saturday and Sunday there will be various event taking place which everyone is welcome to come along to. If you have a neighbour or friend who has not been to church for a long time then please do invite them as Mary our mother is always at the door waiting to welcome them back. 

Saturday 6th October: 6pm Rosary, 6:30pm Vigil Mass followed by torchlight procession to the parish grotto. Sunday 7th October: 10am Mass, 1pm - 1:50pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction, 2pm Liturgy for Healing both mind and body with Sacrament of the Sick followed by refreshments at the back of church.       

Ossy Mills Group. Please note that the group will next meet on Monday 8th October.

Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church




01254 232433