Friday, 2 November 2018


Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Sheila Egan, Elijah Lang, Gerry Murray, Frances Dixon

Anniversaries: Annie Metcalf, Jim Pickles, Brian Flynn.Amy Louise Flynn, Michael Coyne

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Jack Hargreaves, Mary Jordan, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle

Masses & Liturgies 6thNovember- 11h November 2018

Tues 6h- 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 7th - 9:30am Mass

Thurs 8th - 9:30am Mass

Fri 9th - 9:45am Parish Schools Mass (Yr 6 Sacred Heart, St. Mary’s and St. Oswald’s)

Sat 10th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass for Vocations

6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 11th -- 10:00am Mass. .

Offertory. The collection last weekend (27th/28th Oct) was £742.49 Thank you for your kind generosity.

THANK YOU. This week a very kind benefactor gave £1000 towards the restoration of the Lady Altar. We have now reached our total and so hopefully by next May (an appropriate month!) we will have a beautifully repaired altar for Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle. Thank you to all and everyone who have so generously donated to this project. God Bless.

Blessing of Graves. This Sunday afternoon Fr. Stamp and myself will be blessing peoples graves at Accrington Cemetery. We will meet at the cemetery chapel for 2pm. Next week we will be blessing graves at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery, again at 2pm, where a number of St. Mary's parish priests are buried.

Vocations to the Priesthood. Next Saturday, 10th November, has been appointed by the diocese as our parish day for praying for vocations. Therefore the morning Mass will be a "Mass for Vocations". Everyone is welcome to come and pray for more men and women to hear God's call and give their lives to Him as priests, deacons and religious.

St Marys School are holding a fashion show at the Parish Centre Lock St on Friday 23rd November doors open at 6.40pm for a 7pm start. Its run by a company called Shop2Drop and they sell fashion brands such as next, M&S, Wallis, Zara at discounts up to 75%. Tickets are available from St Mary’s School for £5 each.

Sacramental Programme. It was wonderful to see all the children preparing for their First Confession and First Holy Communion last weekend. I know we will all be praying for them on this new stage of their faith journey. The next session is on Wednesday 7th November at 6:30pm.

Parish Bake Off. Thanks to all who supported the parish bake off. It was a fantastic afternoon with a wonderful atmosphere raising £309.32 for the St. Mary's Community Project. The next community group meeting will be on Thursday Nov 8th at St Mary’s Parish Centre 7.15pm. Anybody wishing to join and contribute to the our project is more than welcome.'

Commun ity Project. There is a 3 course meal for £15 at Franco’s on Wednesday 14th November at 7pm. Please put your name on the list at the back of church if you are interested.

ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. The next meeting will be on Thursday 8th November 7pm -8:30pm. The topic this week is ‘Jesus – the Way the Truth and the Life

Retiring Collection. As you leave church today there will be a retiring collection for the Bishop's of England and Wales charity Missio.

Ossy Mills Group. Please note the group will next meet on Monday 12th November.

109 Loyola Scout Group will be holding their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November at Hippings Vale Community Centre, Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle form 10am-2pm.

Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church




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