Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Community Sponsorship group meeting CANCELLED

Hi Everyone,    Due to the snow and freezing conditions we have decided to cancel tonights Community Sponsorship group meeting and reschedule it for Monday 7.00pm, at the back of church.    Sorry for the inconvenience , but the conditions are treacherous and we don't want any accidents especially as the temperature is due to drop this evening.    This also applies to those involved in welfare meeting and Sian will be in touch.    Regards      Dylan

Saturday, 26 January 2019

27th January - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lately Dead: Carolyne Rawcliffe, John Kujacz
Anniversaries: Norman & Peter Bateman, Robert John Pinder, Michael Prestage, Patrick Nolan, Frank Batt
Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Dorothy Robinson, Claire Catlow, Holly,
Kath Parkinson, Jean Sparrow
This week's Sanctuary Lamp is for The Duhan Family
Masses & Liturgies 1st February3rd February
Fri 1st         12 noon Parish Soup Lunch. All Welcome.
Sat 2nd      6:30pm Vigil Mass.
Sun 3n1 10:00am Mass
Last Weekend's Collection: 19th/20th January was £931.00. Thank you for your kind generosity.
St. Patrick Missionary Society. We welcome this weekend Fr. Joseph Archibong, a priest of the St. Patrick
Missionary society (formerly known to many as the Kiltegan Fathers). The Bishop has given permission for
the Society in 2019 to make their mission appeal around our diocese of Salford. The retiring collection today
will be for them and their work
.
Parish Soup Lunch. Peter Gattei has very kindly offered to prepare a soup lunch at the back of church for
anyone who wishes to come on Friday 1st February at 12noon. It's a wonderful opportunity to come and pray
in the main body of the church before meeting up for a chat with other parishioners and enjoy a lovely warm
bowl of soup together. All proceeds will go towards the church.
Caritas. On Sunday 3rd February (next weekend) there will be a retiring collection for Caritas. Caritas is
asking all parishioners this year to use their gifts and talents to #BeTheChange and to help House the
Homeless; Build Stronger Families and Communities
; and Welcome Refugees. The Caritas.

representative for St. Mary's is Claire Munroe.
St. Mary's Community Project. The next meeting will be at church on Wednesday January 30th at 7pm.
St. Mary's Male Voice Choir. On Sunday 10th February after the l0am Mass the choir will have their
AGM at the back of church. There is a warm invitation to any gentlemen who would like to join the choir.
It's an opportunity to meet new people, be part of a long standing and living musical tradition at St
. Mary's
but most importantly to give praise to God. As St
. Augustine wrote, 'He who sings prays twice over!'
Parish Celebration. This year will mark 125 years since the first parish priest, Fr. J. Brereton, arrived in
Oswaldtwistle. To mark this occasion, we are hoping to have an exhibition at the back of church in May.
This exhibition will be comprised of photos and other archive material about the life of St
. Mary's over the
last century or so. If you have any photos or other material relating to the life of the parish that we could
have or copy then please let John Hughes know.
Baptism Course. The next Baptism Course will be 3rd Feb after the l0am Sunday Mass.
The Royal British Legion. Danny Cassidy is helping to resurrect the local branch of the British Legion.
The next two meetings are 1pm Sun 10th February at New Lane Baptist Church, New Lane, Oswaldtwistle
and 1pm Sunday 10th March at Holy Trinity Church, New Lane, Oswaldtwistle. For more information
contact Danny Cassidy the branch chairman at rblchurchandoswaldtwistle@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday, 19 January 2019

2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time - 20th January 2019

Lately Dead: Carolyne Rawcliffe, Chris, Thomas Leslie Rushton
Anniversaries: Ken Ashton, Sadie McGowan, Helen Morley

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Dorothy Robinson, Assunta Christianos
Claire Catlow, Philip Grimshaw
, Holly, Kath Parkinson

This week's Sanctuary Lamp Domenico Pirraglia

Masses & Liturgies 23rd January - 28h January

Tues 23rd - 6pm Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 24th. 10am Requiem Mass for Carolyne Rawcliffe RIP. (please note from 9:45am there will be

private family prayers with open casket on the sanctuary)
Sat 27th• 6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 28th- 10:00am Mass.

Last Weekend's Collection:12th/13th January was £919.47. Thank you for your kind generosity.

The 2nd Collection for the White Flower Appeal (SPUC) raised £195.80. God Bless.

St. Patrick Missionary Society. Next weekend we welcome Fr. Joseph Archibong, a priest of the St.
Patrick Missionary so
ciety (formerly known to many as the Kiltegan Fathers). The Bishop has given
permission for the S
ociety in 2019 to make their mission appeal around our diocese of Salford. Therefore
next weekend Father Archibong will talk about the work of his community and appeal for support.

Trees. The work allowed by Hyndburn Council on our trees has now been completed. Those which we were
allowed to be felled, trimmed and pruned have all been done. Next week, in accordance with the legal
stipulations from the loc
al authority, the new manageable saplings will be planted. The diocese has sent
through the cost of this work which comes to £16,203.00

Building Fund. Through specific donations for the church property, people filling up the 'little yellow
boxes' dotted around church and the St
. Mary's Male Voice Choir carol concert we have counted £736.04.
The Parish Christmas raffle came to £536
.52 so the grand total in just five weeks of fundraising has been
£1,272.56! THANK YOU all for your generosity.

Mass Sheet. Any Masses or people's names to be included in the Mass Sheets must be received by the parish
office by Thursday morning.

St. Mary's Male Voice Choir. On Sunday 10th February after the l0am Mass the choir will have their
AGM at the back of church. There is a warm invitation to any gentlemen who would like to join the choir.
It's an opportunity to meet new people, be part of a long standing and living musical tradition at St
. Mary's
but most importantly to give praise to God. As St
. Augustine wrote, 'He who sings prays twice over!'

Parish Celebration. This year will mark 125 years since the first parish priest, Fr. J. Brereton, arrived in
Oswaldtwistle. To mark this occasion, we are hoping to have an exhibition at the back of church in May.
This exhibition will be comprised of photos and other archive material about the life of St
. Mary's over the
last century or so. If you have any photos or other material relating to the life of the parish that we could
have or copy then please let John Hughes know.

Baptism Course. The next Baptism Course will be 3rd  Feb after the l0am Sunday Mass.