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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - 25th August

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 9.30am Mass                      

Wed - 9:30am Mass

Thursday -  6:30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday - 11.30am Rosary.  2pm Requiem Mass for Joan Woods

Saturday – 10.30 Exposition then Mass at 11am followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours this week: Tues 10-1pm, Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12pm & Fri 10-2pm.

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley. 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Joan Woods.

Anniversaries: George Howarth.

 

Theatre Group Trip  Please meet at 6.20pm in the church car park on Monday 2nd September.  We are hoping to return for approximately 10.00pm. Thank you for your support and we hope it will be the first of many.

 

Rosary Room Fundraiser   This will take place on Sunday 15th September following the 11.00am Mass. Tickets for Afternoon Tea will be available in advance from Geraldine Ratcliffe.  These will be at a cost of £5.00 and will include a drink, sandwiches and scones with jam and cream.  If anyone has a bottle that they can donate this will be very much appreciated. 

 

Bank Holiday Mass There will be a Requiem Mass on bank holiday Monday 26th August at St Mary's Cemetery, Wardley. The Mass will begin at 11am outside the cemetery chapel and all are invited to attend.

 

St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance If anyone would like to attend this fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice, names and payment will be needed before 16th September.  Details can be found in the (August) monthly newsletter and on the notice board.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal  Due to changes by the organisation which runs this appeal there will no longer be a local depot to process the boxes.  Views are being sought as to whether we continue or whether we consider supporting other charities.  Please contact Sandra Mackay.  A meeting will take place on Wednesday 28th August at 10.30am at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Horwich for all who have volunteered in the past.  Further information will be given at this meeting. 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the BLUE(Aug) and GREEN (Sept) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.

 

Apprenticeship Opportunity   We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Finance and Administration team as a junior administrator, with a specific emphasis on supporting the Property team.  Alongside this, the successful candidate will work towards completing the Business and Administration Level 2 Qualification. For job specifications and an application pack please contact personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or visit the vacancies page on our website.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 30th August.

 

18th August 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 9.30am Mass                      

Wed - 9:30am Mass

Thursday -  6:30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday - 11:30am Rosary; 12 noon Mass

Saturday – 10.30 Exposition then Mass at 11am followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours this week: Tues 10-1pm, Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12pm & Fri 10-2pm.

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley. 

Lately Dead: Paddy McCabe, Len Maycroft, John Morris, Maxine Tunnah, Joan Woods

Anniversaries: Margaret Harrison, Ena Howarth

 

Apostleship of the Sea The collection on Sunday 14th July raised a total of £346.50.  Thank you for your kind donations.

 

Fr John Fr John returns from holiday towards the end of this week.

 

Theatre Group Trip  Please meet at 6.20pm on the church car park on Monday 2nd September.  We are hoping to return for approximately 10.00pm. Thank you for your support and we hope it will be the first of many.

 

Rosary Room Fundraiser   This will take place on Sunday 15th September following the 11.00am Mass.  If you have any items to donate for the Tombola stall etc. please leave them at the back of church, clearly marked. 

 

St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance If anyone would like to attend this fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice, names and payment will be needed before 16th September.  Details can be found in the (August) monthly newsletter and on the notice board.

 

Apprenticeship Opportunity Salford Diocese is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join its Finance and Administration team as a junior administrator, with a specific emphasis on supporting the Property team.  Alongside this, the successful candidate will work towards completing the Business and Administration Level 2 Qualification.

To request an application pack and for details of requirements please contact: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk or visit the vacancies page on our website.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal  Due to changes by the organisation which runs this appeal there will no longer be a local depot to process the boxes.  Views are being sought as to whether we continue or whether we consider supporting other charities.  Please contact Sandra Mackay.  A meeting will take place on Wednesday 28th August at 10.30am at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Horwich for all who have volunteered in the past.  Further information will be given at this meeting. 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the BLUE(Aug) and GREEN (Sept) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.

 

Going on Holiday? We hope that whilst you are away you may be able to relax and return refreshed. If you are visiting other Churches then please bring back a newsletter, it is interesting to see what good practice we can learn from others, and even see what is going on in the wider Church. We hope that you have a safe return.

11th August 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 9.30am Mass                      

Wed - 10am Requiem Mass for Maxine Tunnah  7.00pm Vigil Mass of the Assumption          

Thursday -  12 noon Mass - Solemnity of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation)

Friday - 10.00am Requiem Mass for Andrew Patrick (Paddy) McCabe.

Saturday – 10.30 Exposition then Mass at 11am followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Holy day of Obligation – Feast of the Assumption – Thursday 15th August

A reminder that this Thursday, the Feast of the Assumption is a Solemnity in the Church and a Holy day of Obligation for us.  Masses here at St Mary’s will be as follows: 7.00pm Wednesday evening (Vigil) and 12 noon on Thursday.

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours this week: Tues 10-1pm, Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-1pm.

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley. 

Lately Dead: Bridget Egan, Margaret Lavin, Barbara Murphy, Paddy McCabe, Len Maycroft, Maxine Tunnah.

Anniversaries: Richard Ellis Owen, Steven & William Walsh.

 

Fr John away Fr John will be away on holiday this week and also next weekend.

 

Theatre Group There are still a few places left on the Theatre Trip Group to see "Stepping Out"  at Chorley Little Theatre on 2nd September 7.30pm. The cost will be £14.50 including transport.   Names and payment will need to be before the 14th August.  Money can be placed in the offertory in an envelope clearly marked "Theatre Group".   Please see the sheet at the back of church which includes further details.

 

Parish Social Meal  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the parish meal at Rocco's on Wednesday evening.  A big thank you also to those who organised what turned out to be a very enjoyable evening.  The social group are hoping to arrange another evening nearer to Christmas and details will be advertised in the upcoming monthly newsletters.

 

The Knights of St Columba  The Knights of St Columba are holding a Half Day of Recollection on Saturday 17 August at Schoensatt shrine, St John Fishers, Kearsley starting at 11.15 am until after Mass at 2.30 pm. This is open to anybody, please bring your own lunch  Please let any member of the Knights (Paul Hancock, John Chamberlain, David Mackay) know if you wish to attend. Itinerary and contact details are on the notice board.

Gift Aid Donation Statement If you were a Gift Aid Donor for the year ending 5th April 2019 the Diocese have issued statements outlining how much tax has been reclaimed by them on your behalf.  You may collect your statement from the Rosary Room following the 8.30am and 11.00am Masses and at the back of church following 6.30pm Mass.

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the BLUE(Aug) and GREEN (Sept) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.

 

Going on Holiday? We hope that whilst you are away you may be able to relax and return refreshed. If you are visiting other Churches then please bring back a newsletter, it is interesting to see what good practice we can learn from others, and even see what is going on in the wider Church. We hope that you have a safe return.

4th August 18th Sunday in Ordinary Times

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 10.00am Requiem Mass for Stephen Dominic Regan                        Wed – 9.30am Mass           

Thursday - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Saturday – 10.30 Exposition then Mass at 11am followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Holiday of Obligation – Feast of the Assumption – Thursday 15th August

Just a reminder that a week on Thursday, the Feast of the Assumption is a Holiday of Obligation.

Masses here at St Mary’s will be as follows: 7.00pm Wednesday evening and 12 noon on Thursday.

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours: Tues 10-1pm, Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12pm, Fri 10 - 2pm.

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley. 

Lately Dead: Sheila Leeson, Sheila Marsh, Maria Parkinson (Goater), Stephen Dominic Regan,

Anniversaries: Thamer Daud

 

Fr John away Fr John will be away on holiday for the next two and a half weeks.

 

Theatre Group There are still a few places left on the Theatre Trip Group to see "Stepping Out"  at Chorley Little Theatre on 2nd September 7.30pm. The cost will be £14.50 including transport.   Names and payment will need to be before the 14th August.  Money can be placed in the offertory in an envelope clearly marked "Theatre Group".   Please see the sheet at the back of church which includes further details.

 

First Communions Certificates will be presented at the Sunday Masses today. Please could parents let the priest know just before Mass that their child is present.

 

Parish Meal  Today is the last day to put your name down if you would like to attend the Parish Social event at Rocco's (formerly Leo's) this Wednesday 7th August.   Price £15 per head.  Paul Cunningham and Geraldine Ratcliffe will be collecting monies. Those attending need to arrive at the restaurant for 6.30pm.

Gift Aid Donation Statement If you were a Gift Aid Donor for the year ending 5th April 2019 the Diocese have issued statements outlining how much tax has been reclaimed by them on your behalf.  Could you like to collect your statement from the Rosary Room following 8.30am and 11.00am Mass and at the back of church following 6.30pm Mass.

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the BLUE(Aug) and GREEN (Sept) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard

 

August Monthly Newsletter This is published this weekend, so please take a copy home with you to read.

 

Going on Holiday? We hope that whilst you are away you may be able to relax and return refreshed. If you are visiting other Churches then please come back with a newsletter, it is interesting to see what good practice we can learn from others, and even see what is going on in the wider Church. We hope that you have a safe return.

 

Quote to note "God reveals himself to the little and wounded and to each of us to the extent that we are little and wounded" by Jean Vanier.

28th July 17th Sunday in OT

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 9.30am Mass                       Wed – 9.30 Mass    

Thursday - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Saturday – 10.30 Exposition then Mass at 11am followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours: Tues 10-1pm, Wed 10-12pm, Thurs 10-1pm, Fri 10 - 2pm

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley. 

Lately Dead: Canon Paul Mitcheson, Sheila Leeson, Sheila Marsh, Maria Parkinson (Goatr),

Anniversaries: Georgina Mary Jankay,

 

This Sunday – Knights of St Columba – Centenary Year A “Fraternal Cross” will be arriving in the parish this weekend at the 11am Mass. It is a means for the KSC to assemble and pray together. It has been used for 6 pilgrimages around the country to support National Charity Projects of the KSC which include: the provision of wells for Africa, Mary’s Meals and Missio. The current pilgrimage is to pray for the success of the Order’s centenary and all KSC undertakings. The Cross started its journey in Scotland at the Supreme Council in October 2018 and after travelling through all provinces will return to Glasgow this October. If you would like to join the KSC please speak with John Chamberlain or David MacKay.

 

Theatre Group After several requests, we are setting up a Theatre Trip Group. The first production at Chorley Little Theatre is on 2nd September 7.30pm which will be 'Stepping Out' at a cost of £14.50 including transport.  To be successful we need to have names as soon as possible and payment by 14th August.  Money can be placed in the offertory in an envelope clearly marked "Theatre Group".   Please see the sheet at the back of church which includes further details.

 

 First Communions Certificates will be presented at the Sunday Masses today. Please could parents let the priest know just before Mass that their child is present.

 

Parish Meal Please put your name on the list at the back of church if you would like to attend the Parish Social event at Rocco's (formerly Leo's) on Wednesday 7th August.  Price £15 per head.  Paul Cunningham and Geraldine Ratcliffe will be collecting monies.

 

Enquirers Group continues this Thursday evening, time 7.30pm - 9pm in the Rosary Room.

Film Club will meet this Thursday, August 1st, showing the recent film 'Fisherman's Friends.' starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman and Tuppence Middleton. This is a big-hearted British Rom-Com about a fast-living, cynical, London music executive, who at a stag 'do' in Cornwall, is tricked into trying to sign up some singing fishermen! Based on a true story, this music man is faced with questioning what success really means.'

Gift Aid Donation Statement If you were a Gift Aid Donor for the year ending 5th April 2019 the Diocese have issued statements outlining how much tax has been reclaimed by them on your behalf.  Could you collect your statement from the Rosary Room following 8.30am and 11.00am Mass and at the back of church following 6.30pm Mass.

Volunteer Readers - If you wishing to read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the PINK(July) BLUE(Aug) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John.

 

The August Monthly Newsletter will be published next weekend.  Articles to be in by Wed evening.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 11.00am Requiem Mass for John Edward Smullen.               Wed - 9.30am Mass

Thursday - 9.30am Mass                    Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Saturday - No Mass or Confessions (Priestly Ordinations: Revv Bob Hayes and Damien Louden will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John next Saturday at Salford Cathedral. Fr John and Fr Richard will be present.)

 

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours: Tues & Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12noon, Fri 10 - 2pm

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley.

Lately Dead: John Edward Smullen, Bridget Egan (the mother of Fr David Egan), Michael Martin, Maureen Durkin

 

First Communions Many congratulations to those children who have made their First Communion, and also to their families in guiding them. Certificates will be presented at the Sunday Masses during July. Please could parents let the priest know just before Mass that their child is present.

 

Apostleship of the Sea Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  Today's second collection is for Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church.  It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work. Please remember seafarers in your prayers.   Prayer cards and Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church.

 

Formation Department There will be a talk by Fr Denis McBride entitled "Jesus the Rational Leader" to be held on Wed 17th July at 7.30pm at St Gabriel's, RCHS.  Suggested donation of £5 is payable on the door. 

 

Rosary Room A meeting has been called to discuss Health & Safety arrangements for the Rosary Room.  If a representative from each group that use the Rosary Room could come along on next Sunday 21st July at 12.15pm for a short 15 minutes meeting it would be very much appreciated. We would also like all key holders to return their keys to Geraldine Ratcliffe so that she can make an inventory.  These will be returned promptly.

 

Parish Meal Please put your name on the list at the back of church if you would like to attend the Parish Social event at Rocco's (formerly Leo's) on Wednesday 7th August.  Price £15 per head.  Paul Cunningham and Geraldine Ratcliffe will be collecting monies.

 

“Quarant Ore” at St John Fisher Church St John Fisher is hosting four days of “Quarant Ore” between the 24th July and 27th July between 9.30am and 7.30pm.  Mass is on Wed 9am, Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 9 am and Sat 12 noon  If you would like to go and book a period of watching please phone:  Julie Almond on 07939017317 for your name to be placed on the rota  Address: St John Fisher RC Church/Schoenstatt Shrine  Manchester Road, Kearsley, Bolton, BL4 8QQ 

 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to be a Reader at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the PINK(July) BLUE(Aug) list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.

 

Leaving notices etc at the back of Church. Please do not leave prayer cards, articles or notices at the back of church without speaking to Fr John or Fr Richard first. There is not a lot of space and some prayer cards that were left recently are not in accordance with Church teaching.   

14th Sunday in OT Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 9.30am Mass                                               Wed - 9.30am Mass

Thursday - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                             

Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Sat - 10.30am Exposition - 11am Mass followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours: Tues & Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12noon, Fri 10 - 2pm

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley.

Lately Dead: Francis Joseph Morris, Bridget Egan (the mother of Fr David Egan), Michael Martin.

Anniversaries: Peter Harrison, Mick Walsh.

 

First Communions Many congratulations to those children who have made their First Communion, and also to their families in guiding them. Certificates will be presented at the Sunday Masses during July. Please could parents let the priest know just before Mass that their child is present.

 

Apostleship of the Sea Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  There will be a second collection for Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church.  It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. Prayer cards and Gift Aid envelopes, if applicable, are available at the back of church.

 

St Joseph's "High School Musical" will take place this Thurs/Fri. Tickets from the school. See the poster in the church porch for more information.

St Joseph’s is hosting the Anne Frank Trust Exhibition in St Anthony’s during July this year. A number of our Y9 History GCSE students are training as official guides to show people around the exhibition and answer their questions. We would be delighted if any member of the parish would like to come along this Thursday 11th July . The exhibition will be open from 12.30pm - 2.30pm. The tour lasts around 30 - 40 minutes.  

 

Rosary Room A meeting has been called to discuss Health & Safety arrangements for the Rosary Room.  If a representative from each group that use the Rosary Room could come along on Sunday 21st July at 12.15pm for a short 15 minutes meeting it would be very much appreciated. We would also like all key holders to return their keys to Geraldine Ratcliffe so that she can make an inventory.  These will be returned promptly.

 

"Ironman" Please be aware that "Ironman UK" will be held next Sunday 14th July.  This will involve road closures and restrictions in the Horwich area.

 

New Hymn Books have now been purchased for the use in Church. Please do not remove. If anyone would like a copy of the old hymnal then please speak to one of the priests. The new hymnal has a lot more hymns and Mass settings for us to use. It also has the Mass responses on the first few pages, should we run out of Mass cards with the responses on.

 

Organist Melanie Plumley, has now retired from being our resident organist. We will now be looking for an organist to play about two Sundays a month. Although Mel will continue to play at Requiems, when requested, we thank her for her time with us during the past few of years.

 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to be a Reader at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the PINK list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.   

July Monthly Newsletter

 

Monthly Newsletter for St Mary’s, Horwich

 

July 2019

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Clergy: Parish Priest - Monsignor John Daly VG

Assistant Priest - Father Richard Howard

Tel: 01204 468209

Mobiles: Fr John 07872 994004

Fr Richard 07816 467948

Secretary - Mrs Ruth Gartland

Emails: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com

John.Daly@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Website: www.stmaryshorwich.com

 

Parish Working Groups

 

As the work of the Parish Advisory Group (PAG) develops, the individuals in that group will be looking to set up working groups to take on the various projects and initiatives that the PAG discusses and identifies for our parish.  The following groups will be having meetings very soon, so if you would like to be involved in any area then please speak to the designated leader mentioned or just turn up at the meeting. Dates and times of the meetings will be published in the weekly or monthly newsletter and will include the following areas:

 

Liturgy Planning - Fr John. There will be a meeting in Church this Thursday (4th July) at 7.30pm, when we will be looking at organising various Sunday Liturgies from September onwards.

Adult Formation - Fr Richard. Areas of Spiritual growth to discover God's call to discipleship and vocation to our own fulfilment through prayer and action.

Social Planning - Paul Cunningham has offered to lead this group to plan social events in the parish. We are now preparing for a Parish Meal on 7th August at Rocco's (formerly Leo's) Price £15 per head. Fancy it? Put the date in your diary.

Outreach (Ecumenism) - Sandra MacKay has been our representative with the Horwich Churches Together for some time. There is plenty happening in this area with a wide scope of activities which we can be involved in. Can you offer something in this area?

Catechesis & Sacramental Programme - Geraldine Ratcliffe & Brendan Molloy have been involved with the Sacramental Programme this year. The aim of this group is also to find volunteers for preparation of all the Sacraments, Baptism Preparation and also Marriage Preparation (here we need couples who have been married between 7 and 25 years) Training will be given for all those involved in Catechesis. Children's Liturgy comes under this.

Community Support - Victoria McBride is our Caritas representative. This area covers Social Action in various ways, so if you would like to be involved with relief of poverty schemes then this may be the area for you. On Saturday (6th July) there is a course to wet your appetite(see this week's newsletter)

Youth Ministry - Fr Richard is looking to establish a YCW group where he is wanting support.

 

Please speak to Fr John, Fr Richard or any of the above named PAG reps if you would be willing to offer some time to help on a 'working group' 

 

First Communions   Could the parents of the children who are due to receive Holy Communion next year please let us know as soon as possible as we will need to start preparing the Sacramental Programme.

Please note that the Ironman event will be taking place over the weekend of July 14th and again part of the roads leading to church will be blocked off on that Sunday

 

"Stay with us, Lord, on our journey."

Feast Days & Prayer List for May

30th June - Ss Peter & Paul   For all making their First Communion & for Pope Francis

1st July -  St Oliver Plunket - For continued peace in Northern Ireland

2nd July - Feria - For the work of SVP

3rd July - St Thomas, the Apostle - For the Church in India

4th   St Elizabeth of Portugal - For all those in financial difficulty

5th - St Anthony Zaccaria - For physicians

6th - St Maria Goretti - For a growth of chastity and wisdom in the Church

7  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time  - For the Church in France

8  Feria - For the Catenians

9  St Augustine Zhao Rong - For the Church in China; For Fr John

10  Feria - For the Knights of St Columba

11  St Benedict - For all peoples of Europe and the Benedictine Order

12 Feria – For those recently received into the Church

13 St Henry– For the Royal Family

14 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time - For The Apostleship of the Sea

15  St Bonaventure – For catechists and teachers of the Faith

16  Our Lady of Mount Carmel - For Bishop John and the Diocese of Salford; For Fr Richard

17  Feria - For St Mary's Primary school

18  Feria – For St Joseph's High school

19  St John Pleasington – For all present day martyrs for the Faith

20  Feria - For the Church in Korea

21  16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – For all persecuted Christians

22  St Mary Magdalene  – For the dignity and rights of women

23  St Bridget - Day of special prayer for Europe

24  St Sharbel Makhluf - For the work of Aid to the Church in Need

25  St James, the Apostle – For all our teachers

26  Ss Joachim & Anne – For all Parents

27  Feria –For the intentions of the Holy Father

28  17th Sunday of Ordinary Time – For the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

29  St Martha – For all domestic workers

30  St Peter Chrysologus - For the Dominican Order of Preachers

31 St Ignatius Loyola - For the Jesuit order and its Mission

1st August - St Alphonsus Mary Liguori - For victims of modern day slavery

2nd St Peter Julian Eymard - For vocations to Priesthood and Religious life

3rd Feria - For those enquiring about the Faith

 

Prayer Group  Want to pray a little more? Let Christ through your door.  Join us in the Parish Prayer Group for one hour.  Every Friday 7.15pm in the Rosary Room.

 

An All Night Prayer Vigil and Exposition takes place every First Friday of the Month from 8pm and finishing with Service of the Word at 6am at The Beckett Suite, St Thomas' Church, Heaton BL1 4PN

 

The Lighting of Votive Lights Please do NOT balance Votive Lights in between the allotted spaces on the votive stands as this poses as a fire risk. This often occurs in front of Our Lady's statue. It is important that people remain vigilant in this regard otherwise we will have to find an alternative method other than firelights or candles.

 

If you are available to read at Masses please put your name on the list at the back of Church.

Parish Finances It is only right that we share with you how the money of the parish is raised and how it is spent. Each month we will give you a basic breakdown of income and expenditure.

 

Parish Income May 2019                          Total Parish Income: £7217.18

Parish Current Account: Offertory:5th May £629.75; 12th May £589.18; 19th May  £598.02; 26th May £545.33;  Standing Orders: £2002.67

Ministry Income: £790.00; Donations: £20.00;  Votive Candles: £295.99;  Piety Stall £93.93; Other £3.74

Other Income: Rosary Room: £527.40; Refunds: £1121.17

 

Parish Outgoings for May 2019              Total Parish Outgoings: £21,338.22

Presbytery Expenses:  Elec: £480.51; Gas: £711.40; Building Work: £2400.00; Furnishings & Decoration; £782.02; Council Tax: £149.00; Telephone: £121.03; TV: £11.49; Other: £62.99; Food & Drink: £324.98; Cleaning: £14.14

Admin: Photocopier; £214.49: Website £105.00

Church Expenses: Elec: £349.81; Gas: £1273.63; Building Work: £3395.00; Maintenance; £300.14; Furnishings & Decoration; £500.00; Garden: £35.00; Sound System: £7678.00;

Liturgical:  Candles £390.70; Other £180.00 Publications: £295.60;  Training: £25.00

Clergy Allowance Mileage/Clergy Expenses: £914.84

Rosary Room: Elec: £148.58; Gas: £427.60;  Supplies: £47.27

 

The second Collection on 12th May for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund raised £631.18.  Thanks

 

If you wish to make a donation by cheque to any charity, through the Church, such as CAFOD, APF, Missions or any other cause, then please make the cheque out to "St Mary's RC Church Horwich" and put the name of the charity on the back of the cheque. Thank you

 

The parish survives on the generosity of its parishioners. Thank you to all of you who either place contributions in the weekly collection or via Standing Order. Those who pay Income Tax can make a request to the HM Revenue that the tax paid at income levied on what they contribute can also be repaid to the Church. For further information please speak with Stephen Carr or Fr John.

 

Building Maintenance Virtually all the work of this phase has now been completed. The Presbytery now has a downstairs WC which is important for “Safeguarding”. All areas are fire-proofed and the priests’ living quarters are ready upstairs. Fr John will soon move into an upstairs sitting room enabling us to have a reception and meeting room downstairs. So basically, the upstairs is private living space and the downstairs is office space. A wider post-box has been added to the front door.

The back sacristy corridor has still to be finished once the walls have fully dried out. There is still a lot of junk that needs to be got rid out of the sacristy. New albs for the Altar Servers have been ordered.

All the main lights in the church are now working and we are still making adjustments to the sound system. We may need to add a couple of more speakers to cover quiet spots.

 

Adult Formation

There are a series of talks taking place in the Diocese organised by the "Formation Department" for anyone who wishes to attend. These courses can be a great help in many ways both for prayer and Spiritual Development:

 

Fr Denis McBride - "Jesus the Rational Leader" Wed 17th July at 7.30pm at St Gabriel's, RCHS

Suggested Donation of £5 payable on the door.

To register your place or for more information, visit www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/parishes/events or call 0161 817 2214

 

Later in the year there will be a training day on Parish Youth Ministry looking at engaging young people in parish life. This will be held at Thornleigh College on Sat 14th September 10am - 3pm

 

If you would like to be involved in any of the above then please speak to one of the priests

 

Baptism Preparation Course starts after the 11am Mass on the First Sunday of the Month The course lasts for two Sundays and last about one hour.  If you are seeking baptism for your child, the first and best step is to come to Sunday Mass and speak to one of the priests afterwards. Future course dates:  4th August and 1st September. Parents will be expected to be at Mass for six Sundays before the Baptism. It is important that Baptism is not seen as just a private sacrament but is an important sacrament for the whole parish community.

 

Lourdes at Home Day - Sunday October 6th This event will comprise of Masses as usual but Exposition between the Masses with a Blessed Sacrament Procession in the afternoon with Anointing of the Sick. We will then close the day with a Torchlight Procession. This will all precede the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary on the 7th October.

 

November Mass for the Deceased - November This year the Mass for the Deceased from September 2018 - 31st August 2019 will take place on Saturday 9th November. Invitations will be sent out to families of deceased in September. Please put the date in your diary for now.

 

Enquirers' Meetings A series of talks on the Faith, for those thinking about becoming a Catholic and for anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic Faith. If you would be interested in joining this group then please let either Fr John or Fr Richard know. Future session dates are: Thursday 4th July & Thursday 1st August  (7.30 - 9pm in the Rosary Room)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you have a friend or relative in a Hospital, Nursing Home or Care Home tell the staff to let the local priest or Chaplain know. Institutions are no longer allowed to inform the priest if there is a Catholic resident without permission. Leave it too late and they may not get the support of the Church.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from a visit or any other kind if help please let the SVP know. Thank you again for your continuing support.

For more information about the work of the SVP please contact: Kevin Lawman: ktlawman@hotmail.com, Tel: 695831.

 

We continue to take donated food, toiletries (+cash) to the Drop-in Centre in Salford - part of the REVIVE organisation in this diocese which supports refugees and asylum seekers. It has been an on-going commitment for many years. We thank you for your generosity and prayers.

                                   

                                                            The SVP

Text Box:  If you know of anyone who would benefit from a visit or any other kind if help please let the SVP know. Thank you again for your continuing support.For more information about the work of the SVP please contact: Kevin Lawman: ktlawman@hotmail.com, Tel: 695831.We continue to take donated food, toiletries (+cash) to the Drop-in Centre in Salford - part of the REVIVE organisation in this diocese which supports refugees and asylum seekers. It has been an on-going commitment for many years. We thank you for your generosity and prayers.								The SVP

 

The August Monthly Newsletter will be published on Sunday 4th August. If you wish to have any articles published in this edition then please submit them, either written or by email, by the evening of Wednesday 31st July 2019.

 

Lunch Club The Lunch Club provides a valuable service for our parishioners and is held every Wednesday 11.30am. - 2.00pm. At present there are about 8 spare places available so if you would like to come along then please speak to Ron Adamson or one of the priests or secretary.

 

 

Rosary Room St Mary's Rosary Room is an excellent resource that is available to hire at very reasonable rates.  Geraldine Ratcliffe is the Manager.  If you are thinking of holding a family celebration or know of any local groups (e.g. knitting, sowing, flower arranging etc) or would like to make a booking please contact Geraldine on 07983 806618

 

New to the Parish? If you have just moved into the parish - WELCOME! Please introduce yourself to either Fr John or Fr Richard. If you have any experience of helping in your previous parish, then please let us know. There is plenty to do in this parish and we are looking at new initiatives all the time. If you would like to be involved in any societies, then we are always looking for new members. We hope to soon publish a "Welcome Pack" of up-to-date groups and happenings in the parish so anyone can know what is available to everyone.

 

 

30th June Ss Peter & Paul

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        

Tues - 11.30am Requiem Mass for Francis Joseph Morris          Wed - 9.30am Mass      

Thursday - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition                             

Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Sat - 10.30am Exposition - 11am Mass followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary The Parish Secretary is back from holiday this week. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. Office hours: Tues & Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10-12noon, Fri 10 - 2pm

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley.

Lately Dead: Francis Joseph Morris, Mary Loughrey

Anniversaries: Joan McHugh, William & Harry Flanagan

 

Today a Second Collection will be taken for 'Peter's Pence' at all our Masses. The proceeds will assist the work of the Holy See in supporting the most needy and helping church communities in difficulty around the world.

 

First Communions At the 11.00 Mass this Sunday, our second group of children, who have completed the Sacramental Programme, will be making their First Holy Communion.  Please remember them in your prayers. First Communion Certificates will be given out at the Sunday Masses during July.

 

Film Club meets in the Rosary Room this Thursday, July 4th, showing the recent film 'Stan and Ollie.' With brilliant performances from Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, it tells the untold story of Laurel and Hardy's 1950's tour of Great Britain and Ireland. In the twilight of their careers and facing an uncertain future they set out to make their audiences laugh again. Refreshments from 1.30. All welcome.

 

St Joseph's "High School Musical" will take place July 10th - 12th. Tickets from the school. See the poster in the church porch for more information.

 

St Joseph’s is hosting the Anne Frank Trust Exhibition in St Anthony’s during July this year. A number of our Y9 History GCSE students are training as official guides to show people around the exhibition and answer their questions. We would be delighted if any member of the parish would like to come along on Thursday 11th July . The exhibition will be open from 12.30pm - 2.30pm. The tour lasts around 30 - 40 minutes.  

 

Supporting and Developing Music Ministry Musicians from all our parishes are invited to gather in Deanery groups, to network, share good practice and perhaps pick up a few new ideas. This Monday 1st July, 7.30pm at St William’s Church,  76a Lever Edge Lane, Great Lever, Bolton.

 

Parish Social Action  CARITAS is offering a day of workshops on various issues such as poverty, homelessness and the environment.  This is on this coming Saturday 6th July 10am-3pm at Holy Cross College, Bury, BL9 9BB. Speakers include Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, John Battle (former MP) and Sir Peter Fahy (former Police Chief) Register at: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/parishes/events/ or call 0161 817 2214 for more information.  Alternatively email: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to be a Reader at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the PINK list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard.   The next session of training for Readers is on Saturday at 12noon, meeting in church.  Please come along if you have not yet made it to one of these sessions.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service        Tues - 9.30am Mass          Wed - 9.30am Mass 

Thursday - 6.30pm followed by Exposition                             

Friday - 11:30am Rosary followed by 12 noon Mass

Sat - 10.30am Exposition - 11am Mass followed by Confessions

Next Sunday Masses: 8.30am, 11am, 6.30pm

 

Parish Secretary The Parish Secretary is on holiday this week. Please use the usual details if you need to contact the Presbytery: Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209.

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Bernard Abram, Mark Keating, Rita Bentham, Sheila Rudd, Kevin Baggeley.

Lately Dead: Frank Morris

Anniversaries: Francis McGeever, Mary Darbyshire

 

Next Sunday  a Second Collection will be taken for 'Peter's Pence' at all our Masses. The proceeds will assist the work of the Holy See in supporting the most needy and helping church communities in difficulty around the world.

 

First Communions At the 11.00 Mass next Sunday, our second group of children who have completed the Sacramental Programme will be making their First Holy Communion.  Several rows of benches will be reserved for families and friends.  Please be prepared as these Masses will have a large attendance so we request that you arrive early.

 

Eucharistic Ministers At today's 11am Mass some of our Eucharistic Ministers will be commissioned or re-commissioned.

 

Parish Advisory Group (PAG) For those who are members of the PAG, the next meeting is on Thursday at 7:30pm in the Rosary Room.

 

St Joseph's Summer Fair This year's summer fair will be held on Saturday 29th June 12-3pm.  Free Entry.  More details on the notice board.  Please come along and support your local school.

 

St Joseph's "High School Musical" will take place July 10th - 12th. Tickets from the school. See the poster in the church porch for more information.

North West Scripture Festival 2019 next Saturday 29th June at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, 9.30am to 3.30 pm.  The theme of this year’s festival will be Peter and Paul: Chosen and Sent.  Prayer and worship; Scripture reflections; Small group conversation; Creative plenary sessions. Tea and coffee provided; please bring a packed lunch. Suggested donation of £10 per person. To book your place please contact formation@rcaol.co.uk or 'phone 0151 522 1040.

Icons: an Introduction and Exploration Wednesday 26th of June 7.00pm - 8.30pm at the Beckett Suite, St Thomas of Canterbury Church BL1 4PN. Open to all interested in learning about icons.

 

Parish Social Action  CARITAS is offering a day of workshops on various issues such as poverty, homelessness and the environment.  This is on Saturday 6th July 10am-3pm at Holy Cross College, Bury, BL9 9BB.  Register at: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/parishes/events/ or call 0161 817 2214 for more information.  Alternatively email: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

Volunteer Readers - If you are wishing to Read at Masses in future weeks please attach your name to the list at the back of Church. Readings can be collected from Fr John or Fr Richard. The 11am Masses today and next Sunday (the 30th) will be covered by the families of those making their First Holy Communion.