Lately Dead: Lynne Harrison, Myra O'Reilly
Anniversaries: John Catlow, Bridie Batt
Sick: Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Jean Sparrow, Jim Carney, John Haworth, Gary Fielding, Maureen Haworth
This week's Sanctuary Lamp is for Elsie McIntyre.
Masses & Liturgies 26th February - 3n1 March
Tues 26th 6pm Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass.
Wed 27th 9:30am Mass. 6:30pm Sacramental Programme.
Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass. 7pm ABC Course.
Fri 1st March 9:30am Mass
Sat 2nd 9:30am Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am Mass.
Vigil Mass 6:30pm
Sun 3rd 10:00am Mass
Last Weekend's Collection 16th /17th February was £738.16. Thank you for your kind generosity.
On Call. This week I will be on Emergency Call for the Royal Blackburn Hospital. You never know when the pager will go and so apologies now if I'm running late or have to cancel appointments, visits or weekday Mass. Thank You for your understanding and patience. Let's continue to pray for all those who are sick.
Lenten Retreat. We are fast approaching Lent and many people have been asking me about the retreat led by Barbara Reed-Mason here at St Mary's called the Kerygma Bible Retreat. Below are some questions that you may be asking.
What do I need to bring? Just yourself and a Bible (Catholic Edition). I don't have a Bible? See me and I can order one for you. (paperback £11.95 or Hardback £17.95) Do I have to come to every session? Not necessarily but each nightly session is linked and allows us to develop a better understanding of Our Lord and our relationship with him. How long is each session? From 7pm - 9pm each night including refreshments. Who is this retreat for? For anyone who would like to know more about Our Lord and deepen their spirituality as a disciple and Roman Catholic.
The retreat will begin on Monday 11th March and finish on Friday 15th March. Each night there will be the option of coming to Mass at 6:30pm before the retreat talks begin at 7pm. Make Lent this year count and allow God to speak and surprise you.
Parish Meal: The Social Committee have very kindly organised a parish meal to be held at Franco's on Wednesday 27th March starting at 7pm. It's a wonderful opportunity to come together as a family and enjoy good company and good food. All profits will go towards the Church Building Fund. The cost is £15. There will be a list at the back of church for those who wish to book a place.
St. Mary's Parish Centre. The Committee of St. Mary's Parish Centre are having their Annual General Meeting at 2pm on Sunday 10th March at Lock Street. If you have anything you would like included in the AOB section please contact the committee before the 3rd March either by emailing the Parish Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to: St. Mary's Parish Centre, 1 Lock Street, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3EE. See poster in church for more details.
Friday Soup. On Friday 1st March at 12 noon Peter Gattei will be making a soup lunch. All donations go to the Church Building Fund.
Ash Wednesday. Just a reminder that Lent begins this year on Wednesday 6th March.