Sunday, 27 October 2019

27th October 2019 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sick:  Nathan Armstrong

Lately Dead: Bishop Brian Noble. John Nigel Ramsden, Father Colin Ward, Keith Sowerbutts.

Anniversaries Bridget Doherty, Norah Madden, Margaret Kendall, Rose Rushton.

Masses and Liturgies: 29th October - 3rd November






6.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

7:00pm Mass



9:30am Mass 11.00am Mass at Sacred Heart School



10.00am Requiem Mass for John Nigel Ramsden RIP.

7:00pm - 8:00pm Scripture Group

Friday    ALL SAINTS


9:45am Mass (Parish primary schools in church).

11:30am Mass.

7pm Mass



8am Mass All Souls. 9:30 am Confessions and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

10:30 am Mass

6:30pm Vigil Mass



10.00 am Mass 2pm Blessing of Graves at Accrington Cemetery.

Last weekend's collection £828.30. Thank you for your kind generosity

This week there is a retiring collection for Missio.

Month of the Dead. Blessing of Graves: Accrington Cemetery on Sun 3rd Nov 2pm and at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery on Sun 10th  Nov 2pm; Bereavement Service: For all those who have died over the last year Sat 9th Nov 10am; Requiem Mass: For all names placed in the Holy Souls Box in front of the Altar Sat 16th Nov 10:30am.

All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation). Friday 1st Nov is the solemnity of All Saints which for Roman Catholics is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be Mass at 9:45am, 11:30am and an evening Mass at 7pm.

All Souls. On Sat 2nd Nov there will be an early morning Mass at 8am as well as the regular 10:30am Mass for all the faithful departed. Please feel free to place the names of loved ones in the box in front of the Altar.

Bereavement Service. This service (9th Nov) allows people who have lost loved ones over die last year to pray for them with the support and love of the parish family. If you would like the name of one of your family members who has had their funeral at St Mary's over the last year to be included please contact Berni at the parish office. We are no longer legally able to write to families as we have in previous years because of the new The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679.

First Aid. Last week there was a deanery Health and Safety information day which talked about the importance of having plans for the unexpected. It would be good if we had parishioners we could call upon at the Vigil and Sunday Masses who are trained and certified First Aiders. If you are such a person and are happy to be called upon should (God forbid) the unexpected happen then can you please contact the parish office. Tel:232433 or email

Catholicism. Catholicism is an excellent film series produced by Bishop Robert Barron. "Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith in all its richness, history. beauty, goodness, and truth in breath-taking, high-definition cinematography." St Anne's, Accrington will be showing this film with the opportunity to talk about it on the following Wednesday's at 7pm 6th Nov, 20th Nov, 4th Dec, 18th Dec.

Hope in the Future Ministers of the Word Training Day. There will be a training day for all reads and those who would like to be readers at church with Marian Tolley at Our Lady & St John Catholic College Blackburn, BB1 1PY Sat 9th Nov 2019 10:00am - 3pm. Tea/Coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Tickets on sale. Musical Evening with the Encore Concert Band and St Mary's Male Voice Choir at 7.30pm on 12th December at St Mary's Church, Oswaldtwistle. Tickets on sale back at the back of church, £5.