Friday, 4 January 2019


Lately Dead:Nikki Duhan, Carolyne Rawcliffe,, Arthur Heaton, Catherine Devenney, Tony Neville ,Una McCarthy, John Kujacz(Fr Michael Kujacz’s Father), Mick Barrett Anniversaries: The Massey Family, Andrew Hargreaves, Stanley Nicholas Bury, Ian David Bury, Edith Bury, Domenico Pirraglia, Sadie & Joe McGowan, Joe Duggan, Mary & Michael Coyne, Janet Smith, J une Holman, Mary & Harry Bone, Edwin Riley,Frederick Partington, Damyan Eccles Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Dorothy Robinson, Assunta Christianos

This weeks Sanctuary Lamp Geraldine Curran

Masses & Liturgies 8th January - 13th January

Tues 8th - 6pm Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass

Wed 9th - 10am Requiem Mass Joan Marsden/Entwistle/HaworthMarsden RIP

Thurs 10th- 9:30am Mass

Fri 11th - 9:30am Mass.

Sat 12th - 9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions. 10:30am Mass.

6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sun 13th_ 10:00am Mass.

Christmas Collection: £1432.10

Last Sunday Collection: 29th/30th December was £801.00 . Thank you for your kind generosity.

Christmas Blessings! Thank you to everyone who made Advent and Christmas such a prayerful and joyous time here at St. Mary’s. Many people volunteered their time, offered their services and donated many of their resources in a whole variety of ways. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.

Help. On Wednesday 9th January I would be very grateful if there were any volunteers who could come to church from 6:30pm onwards to help take down the decorations, crib and garlands etc. Putting them up is the fun part but taking them down is always a little sad, however, I promise a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit to help compensate those who can come.

White Flower Appeal (SPUC). Next weekend the retiring collection will be for the support of the work that The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children undertakes.

Hope in the Future. I was in the monastery when the Bishop launched his diocesan initiative Hope in the Future. I know a group was established here at St. Mary’s and other people have shown an interest in wanting to know more. There will be a Hope in the Future Stage 2 Formation day led by Fr Gerard Kelly. This will focus on the theme of Stage Two – Gifts, Talents & Charisms of the Holy Spirit. The day consists of group discussion, prayer time and personal discernment. The dates for sessions in 2019 are: Saturday 12th January 2019 – St Mary’s Parish Hall, Burnley, Saturday 26th January 2019 – Cathedral Centre, Salford and Saturday 16th February 2019 – Schoenstatt Shrine, Bolton. If you would like to know more and sign up to attend a session let me know.

ABC Course. The next meetings leading towards Easter will be on the10th Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th Mar, 21st Mar, 4th April, 11th April. Let’s pray for those who are discerning God’s call for them within our community.

Sacramental Programme. The next meeting will be at 6:30pm on Wednesday 16th January.

St. Mary’s Community Project. On Friday 11th January at 7pm there will be an information meeting at church regarding the work of the group and the recent developments that have taken place. We are blessed in this parish with people who have many skills and gifts so if you would like to help please do come along.

Fundraising Committee. There will be a meeting on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 7pm at the Parish Centre Lock Street. If you ca nnot attend please ring Tony Alveston on 07837386755

Berni McGuinness

Parish Secretary

St Mary's RC Church




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