Saturday, 1 December 2018

1st Sunday of Advent 2nd December

Please remember in your Prayers:
Lately Dead:
Pat Haworth
Anniversaries: Michelle Hayhurst, Martin Ormsby, Margaret Sweeney
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Marie Glannon, Dorothy Robinson, Phyllis Clayton

This weeks Sanctuary Lamp June Holman
Masses & Liturgies 4th December- 9th December 2018
Tues 4th. 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass.
Wed 5th - 9:30am Mass. 6:30pm - Session IT Sacrament programme.
Thurs 6th - 9:30 am Mass. 1 lam Anointing of the sick Springhill Nursing Home
Fri 7th - 9:45am Mass. Yr 5 Schools Mass. St Mary's, St Oswald's, Sacred Heart. 11:30 Mass at
Mount Carmel
Sat 8th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 1O:30am Mass. 6:30pm Vigil Mass.
Sun 9th
- 10:00am Mass .
Offertory. The collection last weekend (24th2ShNovember was £ 1220.61). Every week you are all so generous and after last weeks announcement yet again I have been taken back by peoples kindness, prayers and encouragement.
Keep praying to Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle who I know is watching over our parish family.
Help Need! On Wednesday 12th December at 6:30pm everyone in the parish would be warmly welcomed to help decorate our church for Christmas. Trees need being put up, crib figures dusted down, brasses polished, window ledges and altars buffed up etc. The Good Book tells us that the labourer deserves his wages so I guarantee Irish Coffee, Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie or two for everyone who comes. Even if you can't clean just come for the craic and atmosphere.
Mass at Springhill. As we begin the Season of Advent there will be a Mass at Springhill care home on Thursday 6th December at 11am. If you would like to come please see Eddie Walmsley and Cecilia Burton or myself for more details.
Carol Concert: On Sunday 16th December at 2pm the St. Mary's Male Voice Choir have kindly offered their services to put on an afternoon of carols and other music to help raise funds for our church. Spread the word. Everyone is welcome.
There will be a Taize Evening on Friday 'fit December at 7pm Please come and join us for an Evening Service of Prayer.
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.
ADC (About Becoming Catholic) Course. 
The next meeting will be on Thursday 13th Dec. 7pm -8:30pm.
APF collectors/supporters· The winter newsletter and calendars have now arrived. Please could
Collectors pick up their books from the sacristy. Some of our regular collectors are no longer with us so if anyone has a red box at home that has not been emptied in the last 6 months, could you please bring it with you to Church one weekend so we can arrange for it to be emptied. Many thanks.
l09th Loyola Scout Group Christmas Fayre. Many thanks to everyone who volunteered help, gave
donations, and came along and supported our Christmas Fayre. It was a great success and all monies raised will go to the running of our Group and upkeep of our HQ for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.