Friday, 9 November 2018


Please remember in your prayers:,

Lately Dead: Sheila Egan, Elijah Lang, Frances Dixon, Winnie Clayton

Anniversaries: Amy Louise Houston, Mary Curran, Geraldine Curran, Anthony Catlow, Michael Conway,

Anthony Flanagan(1990), Anthony Flanagan,(1928) Anthony Flanagan(1915),Anthony(Tony) Metcalf, Mary Broadley, Barbara Bassett, Baby Katie Rea, Josie Flynn

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Pat Haworth,

Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson

This weeks Sanctuary Lamp June & Gerald McCaffrey

Masses & Liturgies 13hNovember- 18th November 2018

Tues 13h- 9:40 am Funeral of Frances Dixon, Accrington Crem. 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Wed 14th - Church open for private prayer 9 -12noon.

Thurs 15th - 9:30am Mass

Fri 16th - 9:30am Mass. 1pm Funeral of Winnie Clayton, Accrington Crem.

Sat 17th - - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass+

6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 18th -- 10:00am Mass. .

Offertory. The collection last weekend (3rd/4th Nov) was £822.59 Thank you for your kind generosity.

Missio. Last weeks retiring collection was £93.29

Retired Clergy Fund. Next weekend the collection as you leave church will be to support those priests of our diocese who have now retired. 

Blessing of Graves. This Sunday afternoon Fr. Stamp and myself will be blessing peoples graves at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery at 2pm where a number of St. Mary's parish priests are buried.

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.

Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle The total raised through kind donations and bequests for the restoration of the Lady Altar is £3367.53. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously. I've given the go ahead to Lewis & Lewis and so hopefully by next May the altar will be completed.

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 on the weekend of 17th/18th November.

ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th November 7pm -8:30pm.

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

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.

There But Not There is the inaugural campaign from the charity Remembered, marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War by creating silhouettes of the British and Commonwealth First World War 1 soldiers in the communities left desolate in the wake of the war. Our own Tommy hear a t St Mary's sits by the War Memorial and represents those from St Mary's and Sacred Heart Parishes who worshipped here among us.

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




01254 232433