Friday, 16 November 2018


Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Winnie Clayton

Anniversaries: Michael Beard, Fred Broadley, Jessica Whelan, Marie Taylor, Mia Cross

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Pat Haworth, Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson, Phyllis Clayton, Nathan Armstrong.

This weeks Sanctuary Lamp Bertha & Jack Hindle

Masses & Liturgies 20th November- 25th November 2018

Tues 20th- 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wed 21st - 9-12 noon Church open for private prayer

Thurs 22nd - 9-12 noon Church open for private prayer

Fri 23rd - 9:30am Mass.

Sat 24th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Requiem Mass.(For those whose names are in the Holy Souls box.) 6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 25th -- 10:00am Mass. .

Offertory. The collection last weekend (10th//11thNov) was £797.33 Thank you for your kind generosity.

Retiring Collection. This weeks retiring collection is for the Salford Diocese Retired Clergy Fund. The Bishop has asked that next week's retiring collection should be for the Catholic Youth Service.  

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.

Parish Christmas Raffle . To help raise money for our church there will be a Parish Christmas Raffle with the chance to win a luxury hamper and other prizes. Tickets will be sold at £1 a strip at the end of each Mass starting this weekend.

Parish Trip. On Friday 30th November there will be a coach leaving St. Mary's at 8:30am to go to the St. Nicholas Christmas Market at York. Because of the nature of the city this trip is only recommended for people who are able to look after themselves independantly and don't find walking difficult. When we arrive at York the day is your own until 3pm when we leave prompt to return back to Oswaldtwistle. There will be a toilet on the coach. The cost is £16. Please see Fr. O'Brien.     

Retreat. This coming week I'll be going on a 3 day mini Advent retreat.  It's an opportunity for prayer and to spend some interrupted time with Our Lord in preparation for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Please know I'll be keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. 

Requiem Mass.  On Saturday 24th November at 10:30am I'll celebrate a Requiem Mass for all those whose names are in the Holy Souls box in front of the Altar. Everyone is welcome.

St. Mary's Community Project. The meal at Franco's last Wednesday raised £530.   

St Mary’s Refugee Sponsorship Project - Christmas Alert. Why not make ‘St Mary’s Refugee Project’ the Christmas charity of your choice this year through simply purchasing our charity stickers! This is how the system works. You purchase “stickers” using money saved by spending a little less on presents you would usually buy. (Alternatively you could simply replace small gifts with our stickers.) The labels/stickers can then be attached to your present or card so your friends and family will clearly know that a kind donation has been made as part of their Christmas gift. Easy! The stickers will be on sale after mass from November, there is no set price and it’s a great way to help our Parish Project! Thanks from the Community Project.

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.

Parish Trip

Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church




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