Saturday, 28 September 2019

29th September 2019 - 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sick: Nathan Armstrong

Lately Dead: Dorothy Whitworth,

Anniversaries: Chris Metcalf, Jack Kemp, May Kemp, Tommy Bowland, Tommy Doherty, Winnie Hogan,

Martin Ormsby

Masses & Liturgies 1st October- 13th October

Tuesday 1st      6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Saturday 5th     9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.                                                

                           6:30pm Vigil Mass.

Sunday 6th       10:00am Mass. Baptism Course after Mass.
Tuesday 8th     6:00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament·
Saturday 12th   9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           6:00pm Rosary. 6:30pm Mass followed by a procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of  Lourdes.

Sunday 13th     9:30am Rosary. 10:00am Mass followed by procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  2:00pm Lourdes Pilgrimage Talk

Weekend Collection of 22nd September. £769.97. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Baptism Course. On Sunday 6th October after the l0am Mass the next baptism course will take place. This is for any Roman Catholic families who would like to have their baby baptised.

October Devotions. Like May, the month of October is also associated with Our Blessed Mother. There will be the opportunity to pray the Holy Rosary before the Vigil Mass at 6pm (12th Oct) and at 9:30am before the Sunday Mass (13th Oct). For those who are able and would like, there will be a procession (dependent on Lancashire weather!), to the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes behind the church after each Mass.

Lourdes Pilgrimage Talk. Many people ask: What is Lourdes like? Is it possible I can help or support sick pilgrims? What kinds of accommodation are available? How much does it all cost? What is a typical pilgrimage timetable at Lourdes like? Eric Parr, the parish Lourdes rep, has very kindly offered to give a talk about the pilgrimage and his experiences at 2pm on Sunday 13th October at the back of church. Everyone and anyone is invited and warmly welcomed to learn more about this wonderful shrine. Light Refreshments will be available.

Welcome. We welcome Fr. Wynn SM, one of the Marist Fathers from Blackburn, who will be celebrating Mass on the weekend of the 5th/6th October.

Scripture Group. The dates for October are the 17th & 31st continuing with St. Mark's Gospel 4-6.

Hope in the Future. The Bishop has written to announce the launch of Stage Three of Hope in the Future. It will begin with a Mass at Salford Cathedral on Friday 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at 7:30pm. There will be light refreshments afterwards. I have four tickets for parishioners who wish to attend this event and collect the next set of resources for the parish.

Coffee Morning. We will be holding a coffee morning at the back of church on Monday 14th October 2019 9.15 am-11.00 am. All are welcome. Hopefully this will be a monthly event. It's a chance to meet new people and reacquaint with old friends.

Faith Formation. At the back of church there are a number of posters advertising events at the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst. Opportunities like these help us to grow in our faith and give us the confidence to dialogue with others about the Lord.


APFI Mission Booklets are ready for collection in the Sacristy.