Saturday, 2 February 2019

3rd February 2019 - 4th Sun day In Ordinary Time

Lately Dead: Kath Parkinson, Dorothy Robinson, Jean Dwyer, Rose Wilson

Anniversaries: Gerald McCaffrey

Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Claire Catlow, Holly, Jean Sparrow, Jim Carney
This week's Sanctuary Lamp is for Edwin Riley

Masses & Liturgies 5th February - 10th February

Tues 5th 6pm Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 7pm Mass.
Wed 6th 9:30am Mass

Thurs 7th 10:15 Requiem Mass for Jean Dwyer. 11:40 Accrington Crematorium

Fri 8th        9:45am Mass (Yr 6 parish schools: Sacred Heart, St. Mary's & St. Oswald's)
11 :30am Mass at Mount Carmel School

1 :45 pm Service for Dorothy Robinson. 3pm - Accrington Crematorium

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

Vigil Mass 6:30pm
Sun 10th 10:00am Mass

Last Weekend's Collection: 26th/27th January was £807.01 Thank you for your kind generosity.

St. Patrick Missionary Society. Fr. Joseph Archibong who came last weekend has asked to pass on his kind
regards and thanks t
o everyone at St. Mary's for their support and prayers.

Caritas. The retiring collection this week is 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 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 Baptism Course will begin today after the l0am Sunday Mass (3fd Feb).

The Royal British Lemon. Danny Cassidy is helping to resurrect the local branch of the British Legion.
The next two meetings are 1pm Sun l0th February at New Lane Baptist Church, New Lane, Oswaldtwistle
and 1 pm Sunday IO" March at Holy Trinity Church, New Lane, Oswaldtwistle. For more information
contact Danny Cassidy the branch chairman at rblchurchandoswaldtwistle@yahoo.co.uk

Sacramental Programme. On Wednesday 6th February there will be a meeting at 6:30pm for those parents
and children who are already enrolled on the current programme.

ADC (About Becoming Catholic). The next meeting is on Thursday ~ February at 7pm.