Newsletter: 8th October 2023
Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
17.30 VIGIL MASS
Father Brady’s Day Off
10.00 Mass & Coffee Morning
18.00 First Holy Communion Meeting
19.30 UCM Meeting
17.30 VIGIL MASS
NOVEMBER DEAD ENVELOPES
Throughout the month of November the Church traditionally prays for the Holy Souls. Our beloved dead will be remembered at every Mass during November, so, if you have the names of anyone (or a list of names) who you wish to be remembered in prayer, there are specific envelopes available in the Atrium. Please return your envelopes by 31st October.
TUESDAY COFFEE MORNING
As normal this week.
Wednesday 18th October 7.30pm – We are having a demonstration of Christmas lights in a bottle by Julie Southworth. Bring an empty clear glass wine bottle if you want to take part. All are welcome.
OUR CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 25th November, 11am-2p.m. We will be looking for helpers to make this a great team effort and raise money for the Church. A sign up list will be in the atrium for willing volunteers in the next few weeks. We are kindly asking for donations of BOTTLES this week. Please bring your donation of chocolate to Mass next weekend.
There are blue and red grave side candles now available £2.25 for a large candle and £1.50 for a small candle which can be left in the cemetery to continue your prayers.
CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS
Castlerigg Manor (The Lancaster Diocese Retreat Centre) is looking for young Catholics aged 18-25 to join their Youth Ministry Internship Programme. The scheme gives participants wide ranging experience, skills, training, and qualifications as well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team based in the English Lake District.
WEEKLY FOOD DONATIONS
Please continue to support this worthy cause by placing any items of food in the basket under the table in the atrium. Food donations are taken weekly by the U.C.M to the Trinity Food Bank.
PARISH OFFICE OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY UNTIL LUNCHTIME
ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL
The Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSP) visits our parish on the weekend of the 21st & 22nd of October (WORLD MISSION SUNDAY) for a mission appeal. The MSP is a religious congregation working in different parts of the world, committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvific work of God the Father in the Holy Spirit. You are all invited to support their mission appeal. We will have a second collection on the weekend of the 14th/15th of October at all the Masses to support the work of the MSP.
BAPTISM CERTIFICATE COPIES REQUESTS
For those requesting copies of baptism certificates, the office can be contacted initially and the certificate can be collected at any of the weekend Masses. This is also to encourage people to come to Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2023/2024
Forms must be returned to Church this week by Thursday 5th October. For parents of children who attend other schools please speak to Father Brady this weekend if your child is a baptised Roman Catholic in Year 3 or above and would like to make their First Holy Communion next year. The first meeting will take place in church on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 6.00pm.
No dates set yet but we need an idea of how many people would like to go next year on the Parih Pilgrimage Please sign the list in the Atrium if interested.
BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK
October 9 – October 15 2023. Baby Loss Awareness Week is a significant and poignant event that aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss while offering support to grieving families. Unite with bereaved families across the world by lighting a candle at 7pm on 15 October in memory of every baby who has died.
MASS FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Friday 20th October, 7pm. St Edward’s, Spring Lane, Lees, OL4 5AJ. If you would like to pray for vocations to our diocese, we would love to see you there!
PLEASE NOTE MASS TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING THE WEEK FOR FUNERALS OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. THE NEWSLETTER ON THIS WEBSITE AND NOTICEBOARD WILL BE UPDATED TO INFORM OF ANY CHANGES.