Saturday, 4 May 2019

3rd Sunday of Easter - 5th May 2019

Lately Dead: Fred Parkinson, David Usborne, Frank Clarkson, Marjorie Williams, Margaret Jakubowski
Anniversaries: May Walsh, Sadie Pickles, Anna Ozenbrook, Margaret Catlow,
Sick: John Haworth, Joan Anders
Sanctuary Lamp. This week's sanctuary lamp is burning for Denise Reddin
Masses & Liturgies 7th May-12tb May
Tuesday 7th 6pm 7pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Saturday 11th   9:30am - 10:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 12th 10:00am Mass

Last Weekend's Collection 27th/28th April was £755.83. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Retiring Collection. Next weekend the retiring collection will be for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund which financially supports men studying for the priesthood in our diocese of Salford.
Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle. This weekend not only do we pray the Rosary before each Mass, but we will also honour Mary by crowning the statue of Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle. There is a beautiful prayer that many people will have been taught but over time may have forgotten The MemorareIt is one of those beautiful traditional Catholic prayers that allow us to ask Our Lady for her intercession and definitely one to be passed on to our young people: Remember, 0 most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, 0 Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 0 Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
St. Man's Garden Angel. We are blessed that some parishioners have come together to help maintain the church grounds. If people have a spare hour over the-next three Wednesdays the 8th, 15th and 22nd May and would like to help anytime between the hours of 11 am & 4 pm, with a break for lunch 1 - 2 pmthen help would be most appreciated and warmly welcomed. The first main task on Wednesday the 8th is to clean up all the dead leaves, twigs and branches around the grounds, especially around the whole car park area. If possible, could volunteers bring a rake, brush, shovel or large strong bags (any of the old blue or white recycling bags work well) and do bring gloves and sensible footwear. It would be a good idea to bring at least a bottle of water and if people want to bring some lunch, we can picnic on the lawn together. It also may appeal to any parents or grandparents who might be able to squeeze an hour or so in before picking up children from St Mary's! There is a signup sheet at the back of church and for more information contact Navada Keenan on 07930 204579 or email
Anniversary Afternoon Tea. As part of our parish anniversary celebrations there will be on Sunday 19th May Devotions and Benediction in church at 2 pm followed by an Anniversary Afternoon Tea at St Mary's Parish Centre, Lock Street @ 3 pm. Ticket price for Afternoon Tea and a glass of Prosecco only £10.00. Without Prosecco £8.00. Tickets are available at the back of Church or from the Parish Centre.

Baptism CourseThe Baptism course starts this Sunday, 5th May 2019.
May Anniversary Exhibition. The anniversary exhibition will be from Friday 24th May until Sunday 2nd June celebrating 125 years since the first parish priest, Fr. John Brereton, came to Oswaldtwistle. The exhibition will tell the story of Fr. Brereton and of thCatholic community in Oswaldtwistle who all worked together to build our parish. The official opening of the Anniversary Exhibition will be Fri 24th May at 7:30 pm followed by a talk given by John Hughes.