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20th October 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

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

Thursday - 10.30am Requiem Mass for Mary Veronica (Vera) Walmsley                           

Friday –  11.30am Rosary.  6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition.

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

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound:  Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Dorothy Howard, Mary Veronica (Vera) Walmsley, Rev Malcolm Drummond (a local Anglican Minister)       

Anniversaries: Herbert Darbyshire

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209.

 

St Patrick's Missionary Appeal We welcome to our parish this weekend Fr Henry Nkop who is making an appeal on behalf of the St Patrick Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers). There will therefore be a second collection taken after Communion.

 

Fr Richard will be away this coming week on retreat

 

November Prayer list If you would like anyone deceased to be mentioned on our November Prayer list then please send names to us as soon as possible and no later than the 25th October.  Mark any correspondence as "November Prayer list."  If there is an anniversary please state and we will attempt to include them on the day. Please do not include a donation with these lists.

 

Theatre Trip Group Thank you to all those who attended the trip to Chorley Little Theatre. 

 

The Enquirers Group continues this Thursday evening, time 7.30pm - 9pm in the Rosary Room, anyone is welcome to come along especially if enquiring about the Faith.

 

APF Mill Hill Red Mission Boxes  The ‘Mission Today’ magazines  will soon be delivered by promotors.   Pope Francis has declared that October 2019 is to be an ‘Extraordinary Month of Mission’.  If anyone would like to become a red box holder or to help with collections, please contact Paula Rowlinson on 01204 770378 or 07565 555502.

October is the Month associated with the Rosary Why not try to say a decade on the way to work or school or at home or at work, when you have a quiet moment, or when you need a quiet moment! We are also having a recitation of the Rosary on Saturday mornings after the 11am Mass.

 

Sunday Mass Times In Bolton Deanery there are 30 Masses at present. With the reduction in the number of priests, we are looking to reduce Masses. St Mary’s has 3 Masses and according to our numbers attending we only need 2. It is proposed we keep the Sunday 6.30pm and have 1 Sunday morning Mass at 10am (?) followed by Baptisms at 12 noon. Mass times can't be based on what is convenient for individuals but for the gathering of the community as a whole. Any thoughts?

 

Northern Philharmonic Orchestra at Salford Cathedral next Saturday.at 7.30pm. The concert will feature music by Debussy, Ravel, Daniel Hogan and Rimsky-Korsakov, performed by some of the UK’s most promising young musicians. Parishioners from the Diocese of Salford can receive £2 off their tickets by entering the code DIOCESE at the checkout.  For tickets, visit www.Northern-Philharmonic.com, phone the box office on +44 (0) 20 3627 6295 or email boxoffice@northern-philharmonic.com

 

Clocks go back next Sunday morning 27th October  - so one hour more sleep!

 

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

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

Thursday - 6.30pm followed by Exposition                               

Friday – 11.30am Rosary – 12noon Mass

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

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound:  Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Jean Duff, Dorothy Griffith, Marie Regan (nee Duffy), Dorothy Howard        

Anniversaries: Paul Sale, Richard Ellis Owen

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209.

 

St Patrick's Missionary Appeal Next Sunday the Annual Missionary Appeal is being made by the St Patrick Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers). We will be welcoming Fr Henry Nkop to the parish.

 

Sacramental Programme Just to remind parents of children on the Sacramental Programme that the first session of the actual programme is this Tuesday at 6.30pm – 7.30pm in the Rosary Room.

 

November Prayer list If you would like anyone deceased to be mentioned on our November Prayer list then please send names to us as soon as possible and no later than the 23rd October.  Mark any correspondence as "November Prayer list."  If there is an anniversary please state and we will attempt to include them on the day. Please do not include a donation with these lists.

 

Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome today by Pope Francis.

 

Prisoners Sunday Today is a national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependents at the start of Prisons Week.  Please find at the back of church information and donation envelopes for PACT, which is the national Catholic Charity supporting all those entwined in the criminal justice system. There will be a retiring collection as opposed to a second collection.

 

Theatre Trip Group Could those who have booked to go, meet on the car park at 6.15 pm on Wed.

 

APF Mill Hill Red Mission Boxes Please excuse the delay in APF dispatching the Autumn edition of the ‘Mission Today’ magazines which have now arrived and will soon be delivered by promotors.   Pope Francis has declared that October 2019 is to be an ‘Extraordinary Month of Mission’. There are additional copies of the magazine and also bookmarks at the back of church so please feel free to help yourself.  If anyone would like to become a red box holder or to help with collections, please contact Paula Rowlinson on 01204 770378 or 07565 555502.

October is the Month associated with the Rosary Why not try to say a decade on the way to work or school or at home or at work, when you have a quiet moment, or when you need a quiet moment! We are also having a recitation of the Rosary on Saturday mornings after the 11am Mass.

 

“Lourdes at Home” Day Many thanks to all those who came to the extra Services last Sunday. We hope that more of you will support this event next time. A few people came from other parishes to take part. Also, thanks to the musicians, flower arrangers, sacristans and caterers and anyone else who helped out on the day.

 

Sunday Mass Times In Bolton Deanery there are 30 Masses at present. With the reduction in the number of priests, we are looking to reduce Masses. St Mary’s has 3 Masses and according to our numbers attending we only need 2. It is proposed we keep the Sunday 6.30pm and have 1 Sunday morning Mass at 10am (?) followed by Baptisms at 12 noon. Mass times can't be based on what is convenient for individuals but for the gathering of the community as a whole. Any thoughts?

6th October 27th Sunday in OT

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                    Tues – 9.30am Mass                     

Wed - 9.30am                                                           Thursday - 9.30am                                    

Friday – 11.30am Rosary - 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

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

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound:  Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Jean Duff, Dorothy Griffith, Marie Regan (nee Duffy)   

 

Today (Sunday) is our "Lourdes at Home" Day

After the 8.30am Mass the Rosary will be prayed with "The Mysteries of Light"

11am Mass then at12 noon we will recite "The Angelus"

There is no coffee/tea after the 11am Mass today

1.30pm - 3pm there will be "Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament" for you to come and pray.

3pm there will be the "Procession of the Blessed Sacrament" and "Blessing of the Sick" and If you are able to bring any people who are sick, that would be great.

There will be a light buffet served in the Rosary Room after this Service.

6.30pm Mass followed by a "Torchlight Procession" whilst we pray the "Joyful Mysteries" of the Rosary. Candles will be issued for this Service.

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209.

 

Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Arnold A Pastoral letter will be read at all Masses this weekend. It focuses on the 3rd Stage of "Hope in the Future" and speaks of a need to make the Mass the centre of our lives and the reception of Communion to be our strength. Copies of the Letter will be available after Mass.

 

November Prayer list If you would like anyone who is deceased to be mentioned on our November Prayer list then please send names to us as soon as possible and no later than the 23rd October.  Mark any correspondence as "November Prayer list."  If there is an anniversary please state and we will attempt to include them on the day. Please do not include a donation with these lists.

 

Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome next Sunday 13th by Pope Francis. It will be relayed live on TV, more than likely on EWTN

 

Prisoners Sunday Next Sunday 13th October is a national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependents and the start of Prisons Week.  Please find information and donation envelopes for PACT, which is the national Catholic Charity supporting all those entwined in the criminal justice system, at the back of church. There will be a retiring collection as opposed to a second collection.

St Joseph's Fundraiser A "Back to the 80's" night will take place on Friday 11th October 7pm - 11pm at St Joseph's school.  Fancy dress is optional but encouraged! Adult tickets are £5, Children's £3 and a Family Ticket will cost £15.  These are available from school or at https://joeys80snight.eventbrite.co.uk                     Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Catholic Hub Catholic Hub is a new monthly event featuring prayer, music and fellowship for young people (over 18s) held at the Cathedral on the second Saturday of every month. Come along to spend some time before the Lord in prayer, hear and join in praise and grow in your faith with other young people.  Starting 12th October at Salford Cathedral from 7.30pm to 10pm, and every second Saturday thereafter.

October is the Month associated with the Rosary Why not try to say a decade on the way to work or school or at home or at work, when you have a quiet moment, or when you need a quiet moment!

26th Sunday of the Year

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                Tues – 9.30am Mass             

Wed - 10:30am Requiem Mass for Jean Duff

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 and Rosary

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound:  Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Jean Duff, Chris Leonard Anniversary:  Patrick McCabe

 

Sacramental Programme  At our Masses this Sunday, parents will present their children as they commit to the programme and begin the next stage of their Faith Journey.  The next session is this Tuesday at 6:30pm in church, which will be a ‘Treasure Hunt’ for both parents and children.  We will also announce the dates for the forthcoming sessions.  Please keep the children and their families in your prayers as they embark on this exciting journey.

 

Next Sunday is our "Lourdes at Home" Day For more information look at the monthly newsletter. If you are able to bring any people who are sick, yet able to come along to the Blessed Sacrament Procession and Blessing of the Sick at 3pm in the afternoon, then please let us know. Please can Eucharistic Ministers also let us know if they are bringing anyone.

 

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Success A huge thank you to the organisation team, our guests and everyone who baked or contributed in any way to St Mary's Macmillan coffee morning we raised the magnificent sum of £470 and we left a selection of delicious cakes to be sold in the Rosary Room after Mass Sunday. More important this was a wonderful parish social occasion and we were busy from beginning to end. Thank you to all who braved the rain. Joe Shepherd.

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. 

 

Theatre Group This is the last chance for people to pay who wish to go to Chorley Little Theatre on 16th October.

 

Young Christian Workers (YCW) Joining a YCW group is a well-established and great way for our young people to grow in their Faith as they put it into practice.  There will be a meeting on Thursday 3rd October at 7:30pm in the Rosary Room for any young adults (16+) in the parish who are interested.  Marc Besford from the YCW National office will be there to tell us more.  If interested, simply come along or speak first to Fr Richard.

St Joseph's Fundraiser A "Back to the 80's" night will take place on Friday 11th October 7pm - 11pm at St Joseph's school.  Fancy dress is optional but encouraged! Adult tickets are £5, Children's £3 and a Family Ticket will cost £15.  These are available from school or at https://joeys80snight.eventbrite.co.uk/ . Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

THE FILM CLUB will meet this Thursday, October 3rd, showing 'Something's Gotta Give,' starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton. and Keanu Reeves. This is a smart, funny, touching and sexy film; the "best romantic comedy since 'Sleepless in Seattle". This story proves that in matters of the heart, you can expect the unexpected. Refreshments from 1-30 Everyone welcome.

REMINDER - St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance A fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice is taking place on Friday 18th October 2019. The evening will begin at 7.00pm until midnight at the Holiday Inn, Bolton.  All details on the notice board. including menu. only two people have signed up so far from here. This is the first such shared event of this kind in the Deanery, in recent times, where Catholics can meet each other socially and we hope it will be the first of many.

October Monthly Newsletter

 

Monthly Newsletter for St Mary’s, Horwich

 

October 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

 

 

“Lourdes at Home” As more people find it difficult to go to Lourdes due to cost, we can bring the Lourdes Liturgies to Horwich. The theme this year will be asking Mary to help us discover our personal relationship with her Son in the Eucharist. This is the theme of "Hope in the Future" in the coming year.

The morning Masses on Sunday 6th October will be followed by the Rosary. The Angelus will be recited at 12noon and this can be done at Church or at Home so that the parish is united in prayer. There will be a Blessed Sacrament Procession in the afternoon with a Service of the Blessing of the Sick at 3pm, to which the Sick of the Parish are especially invited. After the 6.30pm evening Mass, there will be a Prayer Service and Torchlight Procession to end the day. We hope that many will be involved. We have candle holders from Lourdes to protect people from wax.

 

Hope in the Future The Launch of Stage 3 will take place at Salford Cathedral at a Mass. Stage 3 asks us to focus on the liturgy and how prayerful and active we can make it. Bishop John want us to also think about how we can make more of the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in our churches. There will be a Pastoral Letter from the Bishop on 6th October. Over the coming year we will be examining Sunday Mass under 4 headings; Our Welcome, Our Listening, Our Offering and Our Mission. Each theme will focus on a personal encounter with Jesus and how every part of the Mass must be seen in these terms, if it is to nourish and strengthen us as disciples. Every member of the congregation, ministers and faithful, have a responsibility to help make the celebration this personal encounter, both for themselves and for each other.

There will also be a talk given by Sr Brenda Matterson DC on "A Welcoming Parish" on Wednesday 16th October at St Gabriel's RCHS, Bury, BL9 0TZ Tea & Coffee from 7pm - Donation of £5 on door

 

Sacramental Programme Our children preparing for first Holy Communion next year have now embarked upon the sacramental programme.  We look forward to accompanying them and their parents in the coming months.  Please keep them all in your prayers. Meetings for this month and next are on:-                                                Tuesday 1st October - Treasure Hunt - Meet in Church

Tuesday 15th October Session 1                                      Tuesday 29th October Session 2

Tuesday 12th November Session 3                                 Tuesday 26th November Session 4

Sessions 1 - 4 will take place in the Rosary Room. All sessions are from 6.30 - 7.30pm

 

Annual Mission Appeal  This year the Annual Missionary Appeal is being made by the St Patrick Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers). And will take place on 20th October. Making the appeal will be Fr Henry Nkop from Nigeria.

November Mass for the Bereaved - November This year the Mass for the Deceased from September 2018 - 31st August 2019 will take place on Saturday 9th November at 11am. This is an opportunity to support those who are grieving the loss of loved ones who died between 31st Aug 18 and the 1st September this year. Each person will be remembered by name as a candle is lit for them. We have had 22 Funerals and Requiems in the parish over this period.

 

Remembrance Sunday Fr John will be in Manchester this year. Fr Richard will attend the Service of Remembrance over at the Lever Park Memorial on Sunday 10th November at 12.15pm.

 

Recently Baptised Children We welcomed into the church: Ophelia Leeson and Alfie Berry, who were baptised in September. Our prayers and good wishes go to them and their families.

 

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:  6th October, 3rd November & 1st December. 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. Baptisms can take place during Sunday Mass or at 12.30pm (or 1pm on the First Sunday of the month).

 

Parish Income Aug 2019                         Total Parish Income: £6458.11

Parish Current Account: Offertory:4th Aug £612.36; 11th Aug £608.00; 15th Aug (Assumption) £176.52 18th Aug  £561.10; 25th Aug £533.70;  Standing Orders: £2062.67

Ministry Income: £1010.00; Donations: Votive Candles: £237.85; Other £325.00;

Other Income: Rosary Room: £330.91;

 

Parish Outgoings for Aug 2019              Total Parish Outgoings: £4307.18

Presbytery Expenses:  Electric; £306.17; Gas: £316.17; Council Tax: £149.00; Telephone: £47.66; Food & Drink: £349.35; Cleaning: £6.93; Other £16.70

Admin:

Church Expenses: Electric: £260.66; Gas: £667.25; Cleaning Supplies: £26.50; Garden: £187.00;

Servers’ Albs: £363.45; Publications: £138.00;  Flowers: £99.00; Other: £50.00; Piety Stall: £35.52;

Clergy Allowance Mileage/Clergy Expenses: £792.69

Rosary Room: Electric: £112.34; Gas: £190.16; Repairs & Maintenance £192.63

 

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.

 

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. The group will meet on Thursday 10th & 24th October at 7:30pm in the Rosary Room.  It will finish by 9pm.

Knights of St Columba The Horwich Knights are arranging a Social Evening to take place in the Rosary Room on Friday 29th November 2019 commencing at 7.30pm. There will be the usual quiz, bingo and horse racing and refreshments (pasty and peas) will be included as well as a first drink.  We appeal to our usual supporters and other members of the Parish to come along and help to make our evening a success. Some of the proceeds will be used to finance the uniforms of the School Chaplains at St Mary's whom we are planning to sponsor on an annual basis. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses commencing in early November.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Churches, schools and individuals can either donate their boxes to the International Aid Trust (IAT) which distributes them to those in need, or alternatively they can give them to a personal charity of choice.  Completed boxes for the IAT can be left at the back of church which will be collected and delivered by November 14th.  Or they can be taken to the Horwich Resource Centre before the same date.  Information leaflets at the back of church.  Thanks for the generous support of all who donate.

Listening Ear Project Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in joining the Listening Ear Project at St Joseph's High School. If anyone else would like to volunteer, please contact Janice Dougan at St Joseph's, JDougan688@st-josephs.bolton.sch.uk. There will be a meeting in school for volunteers on Thursday 17th October at 4pm. Many thanks Janice Dougan.

St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance A fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice is taking place on Friday 18th October 2019. The evening will begin at 7.00pm until midnight at the Holiday Inn, Bolton.  All details on the notice board including menu and dress code. This promises to be a great event and a chance to meet other Catholics in Bolton. If you would like to attend please add your name to the list and make payment before 16th September. Please ensure any envelopes with cash are clearly marked with "Deanery Dance" and any cheques made payable to "St Mary's Horwich" with Deanery Dinner Dance written on the back of the cheque.

 

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 November Monthly Newsletter will be published on 3rd November. 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 30th October 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 4 spare places available so if you would like to come along then please speak to Ron Adamson or one of the priests or the 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, or the work of CARITAS then we are always looking for new members.

 

Mass Responses Cards - Please return them if you have taken one home!

 

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

FEAST DAYS & PRAYER LIST FOR OCTOBER

during this month we CONTINUE to pray for different roads/Streets in the parish

29th September – 26th Sunday of the Year – For the Broughton Catholic Charitable Society

30th Sept. St Jerome – For all those who study the Scriptures and meditate on them

1st October St Thérèse of the Child Jesus – For all Contemplative Religious Orders

2nd  For those living on Lynstock Way, Cranfield Road, Parklands & Tansley Close

3rd  School Street, Evergreen Avenue, Hazel Pear Close, Bensey Rise & Brightwater

4th  St Francis of Assisi – For the care of Creation

5th  Angelbank, Butterwick Fields, Ealand Chase, Owsten Court & Axholme Court

6th  27th Sunday – For all our sick and their carers

7  Crown Lane, Star Lane, Haxey Walk and who work on the Fowler Industrial Estate

8  Melbourne Grove, Victoria Road, Hawkshaw Street & Fairbairn Street

9   Blessed John Henry Newman – For all converts to the Catholic Faith

10  Hartley Street, Ramsbottom Road, Stephenson Street, Penn Street & Webb Street

11  Watt Street, Gooch Street, Brunel Street, Fox Street & Stocks Park Drive

12  Nasmyth Street, Barlow Street, Siemens Street, Tredgold Street & Iron Street

13  28th Sunday – For all prisoners and their families

14  Armstrong Street, Bond Close & those who work on Pearlbrook Industrial Estate

15  St Teresa of Avila – For theologians and spiritual writers

16  Fairways, Toxhead Close, Avonhead Close & St Catherine’s Court

17  Mason Street, Bosworth Street, Tomlinson Street & Rock Street

18  St Luke the Evangelist – For physicians

19  Richmond Street, Queen Street, Leicester Avenue, Nuttall Avenue & Vale Avenue

20  29th Sunday – For the work of St Patrick’s Missionary Fathers

21  Hilton Avenue, Ashness Close, Mallard Drive, Vale Coppice & Vale Avenue

22  Pope St Jon Paul II – For the care and protection of the unborn

23  Brooklands, Greenstone Avenue, Evanstone Avenue & Langstone Close

24  Gresley Avenue, Corranstone Close, Fernstone Close & Aspinall Court

25  Churchward Square, Stanier Place, Rotherhead Close & Horwich Business Park

26  Church Street, Kensington Drive, Evans Street, Pike View & Foxholes Road

27 30th Sunday – For Pope Francis, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop John Arnold

28  Stoneycroft Avenue, Mill Lane, Manor Road, Stoneycroft Close & Chorley Old Road

29  Fleet Street, Portland Place, George Street, Nelson Street & Duncan Street

30  Wood Street, Back George Street, Back Chapel Street & Owens Row

31  Stocks Park Drive, Chapel Street, Park Lane, Broadway & Medway Drive

1st November – All Saints - In thanksgiving for all those who have lived out their Faith

2nd November - For all Family and friends who have departed

 

Next Month's Prayer List  If you would like anyone who is deceased to be mentioned on our November Prayer List then please send names to us no later than the 23rd October.  Mark any correspondence as "November Prayer list."  If there is an anniversary in November then please state the date and we will attempt to include them on the day.  Please do not include a donation.

 

A Parish Prayer Group meets for an hour every Friday from 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 Knights of St Columba will be praying the Rosary in Church on Saturday 5th October after the 11am Mass, and then again on Saturday 2nd November after a 9am Mass. These prayers are being offered for the "Unborn".

 

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                Tues – 9.30am Mass              Wed - 10:30am 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 (There will also be an extra Mass at 3pm for the Broughton Catholic Charitable Society, which anyone can attend)

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound:  Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Anniversary:  Robert (Bob) Martin, Joseph Fitzgerald, Teresa Alcroft 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Bernard Abram, Jean Duff, Chris Leonard

Other: Thanksgiving for a successful operation and recovery.

 

This Sunday is a special day of prayer in thanksgiving for the Harvest. We will also take a collection for CAFOD as we remember those who may have much less than us to celebrate, especially where the harvest has failed. This will pre-empt the CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY on Friday 4th Oct

 

Sacramental Programme This begins this Tuesday at 6.30pm with a meeting for parents and children in Church. At Masses next Sunday the parents will present their children as they commit to the course and the children begin the next stage of their Faith Journey.

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. 

 

Bolton District SVP are celebrating a Mass this Friday September 2019 at St Osmund's (Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton BL2 6EB) at 7pm followed by a  Social Evening in the Parish Hall. Music by St Thomas of Canterbury Folk Group.  Supper, Raffle and Bar until 10.30pm.

Admission charge £5 payable on the door or tickets available from Ruth, our parish secretary.

 

Rosary Room Fundraiser  Thank you to those who supported the Rosary Room fundraiser on Sunday 15th September. We raised an impressive £310.50 towards new flooring for the room.  Thank you also to all those who supplied prizes for the two raffles.  Raffle prizes not claimed are yellow tickets 11, 17, 21, 141, 185 and 393.  Please speak to Geraldine Ratcliffe.

 

Parish Advisory Group (PAG) will take place this Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm in the Rosary Room. If you wish any topics to be discussed please submit for the agenda to Fr John, Fr Richard, Margaret Caton or the parish secretary.

 

MacMillan Nurses Coffee Morning  This Friday there will be a Coffee Morning to raise funds for the MacMillan Nurses. The Rosary Room will host this from 10am - 1pm. Can you bake and donate a cake? If so place your name on the list at the back of church or speak with Joe Shepperd. More important - come along at some time on the morning for a cuppa and cake.

 

REMINDER - Deanery Dinner Dance St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance A fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice is taking place on Friday 18th October 2019. The evening will begin at 7.00pm until midnight at the Holiday Inn, Bolton.  All details on the notice board. including menu. only two people have signed up so far from here. This is the first such shared event of this kind in the Deanery, in recent times, where Catholics can meet each other socially and we hope it will be the first of many.

 

St Joseph’s RC High School would like to invite you to their Open Evening on Tuesday 24th September 2019 from 5-7pm.  It is a perfect opportunity for Year 4,5&6 to come and have a look round the High School, meet some of the students and get to know some staff.  Parishioners are welcome on this occasion to come and have a look round and see some of the fantastic things our young people are doing.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                

Tues – 9.30am Mass                                  Wed - 10:30am Requiem Mass for Bernard Abram

Thursday - 9.30am Mass                           Friday – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition 

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

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Jean Duffy, Mark Keating, Rita Benthom, Sheila Rudd 

Lately Dead: John Morris, Bernard Abram

Other: Thanksgiving for Terry and Anne Rabbit's Diamond Wedding Anniversary

 

Today is Home Mission Sunday with the theme of 'Rejoice with Me'. The Home Mission Office is a national organisation that helps the local Church engage in the vital mission of Evangelisation. Today they ask for our prayers and financial support through the second collection. Their role is to produce material to help us educate people in the Faith. We often use their material and are about to purchase some DVD’s for Baptism preparation.

This Sunday is also our Parish Day to Pray for Vocations Fr John will speak about his own call to Priesthood at the morning Masses and has invited Fr Gavin Landers to come and celebrate and speak about vocations at the 6.30pm Mass.

 

Next Sunday is a special day of prayer in thanksgiving for the Harvest. We will also take a collection for CAFOD as we remember those who may have much less than us to celebrate, especially where the harvest has failed. This will pre-empt the CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY on Friday 4th Oct

 

Parish Secretary. The office will be open this week on Tues/Wed 10-1pm, Thurs 10 – 12noon and Fri 10 – 2pm. If you wish to contact the Presbytery either call in or email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com.  Tel no. 01204 468209. 

 

Bolton District SVP are celebrating a 7pm Mass and having a  Social Evening in the Parish Hall on Friday 27th September 2019 at St Osmund's, Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton BL2 6EB

Music by St Thomas of Canterbury Folk Group.  Supper, Raffle and Bar until 10.30pm.

Admission charge £5 payable on the door or tickets available from Ruth, the parish secretary.

 

Theatre Group Trip The next show will be 'Woman In Mind' on Wednesday 16th October. There is a list at the back of church and payment of £13.50 will need to be in before Sunday 29th September. Please place in an envelope in the collection clearly marked with 'Theatre Group"

 

Rosary Room Fundraiser  takes place today following the 11.00am Mass. These will be at a cost of £5.00 and will include a drink, sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Please try and pop in and meet fellow parishioners.

 

Parish Advisory Group (PAG) The next meeting will take place on Thursday 26th September. If you wish any subjects to be discussed please submit for the agenda to Fr John, Margaret Caton or the parish secretary. Could the members of the PAG please take note of the meeting and submit any apologies for absence via the parish secretary.

 

MacMillan Nurses Coffee Morning A week on Friday there will be a Coffee Morning to raise funds for the MacMillan Nurses. The Rosary Room will host this from 10am - 1pm. Can you bake and donate a cake? If so place your name on the list at the back of church or speak with Joe Shepperd. More important - come along at some time on the morning for a cuppa and cake.

 

REMINDER - Deanery Dinner Dance St Joseph's Deanery Dinner Dance A fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice is taking place on Friday 18th October 2019. The evening will begin at 7.00pm until midnight at the Holiday Inn, Bolton.  All details on the notice board. including menu. only two people have signed up so far. This is the first such shared event of this kind in the Deanery, in recent times, where Catholics can meet each other socially and we hope it will be the first of many.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                

Tues – 9.30am Mass                                  10.45am Funeral Service for Frances Mary Taylor

Wed - 9:30am Mass                                       Thursday - 9.10am Mass at St Mary’s School

Friday – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition 

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

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

 

Please remember in your prayers this week:

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

Lately Dead: John Morris, Frances Mary Taylor, Neil MacMillan, Bernard Barnes, Bernard Abram

Anniversaries: Catherine Rodger, Irene Maguire

 

Today is Education Sunday with the theme of 'Form and Flourish'.  Our schools will be animating the Liturgy. Janice Dougan from St Joseph’s High School will be speaking at each Mass today explaining the “Listening Ear” project and how you can help students from St Joseph's.

There will be a second Collection for the Catholic Education Service.

 

Next Sunday is our Parish Day to Pray for Vocations Fr John has invited Fr Gavin Landers to come and celebrate and speak about vocations at the 6.30pm Mass. Next weekend is also "Home Mission Sunday" and there will be a second collection for Home Missions, that is, for resources to go towards evangelisation and spreading the Gospel here in our own country.

 

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

Fr Richard away Fr Richard is away on leave until 22nd September.

 

Parish Youth Ministry there is a training day on Parish Youth Ministry looking at engaging young people in parish life. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in working with young people in the parish. It is being held at Thornleigh College next Sat 14th September 10am - 3pm

 

PARENT TODDLER GROUP

St Mary’s RC Primary’s parent toddler group will reopen this Tuesday 10th September. The group runs every Tuesday mornings from 9am-10am in the school hall.  There is a small charge of £1.50 to cover staffing, plus a drink and biscuit.  Entrance is on the left-hand side of the school via the hall doors. We are a small group but we would like more people to attend, so please spread the word.  Bring your child or grandchild along, it is a great way to meet new parents, staff and members of the community.

 

Theatre Group Trip The next show will be 'Woman In Mind' on Wednesday 16th October. There is a list at the back of church and payment of £13.50 will need to be in before Sunday 29th September. Please place in an envelope in the collection clearly marked with 'Theatre Group"

 

Rosary Room Fundraiser   This will take place next 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 would like to bake a cake as a donation please let Geraldine know tel no 07983806618.

 

Parish Advisory Group (PAG) The next meeting will take place on Thursday 26th September. If you wish any subjects to be discussed please submit for the agenda to Fr John, Margaret Caton or the parish secretary. Could the members of the PAG please take note of the meeting and submit any apologies for absence via the parish secretary.

 

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

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Times 1st September

Masses and Services this Week

Monday - 10am Eucharistic Service                Tues – 12noon Requiem Mass for John Morris   

Wed - 9:30am Mass                                              Thursday - 9.30am Mass

Friday – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition 

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, Angela Rabbitt, Doreen Hough, Frances Mary Taylor, Bernard Barnes, Fr David Elder (Lancaster Diocese), Neil MacMillan

Anniversaries: John & Catherine Murphy

 

Education Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday 8th September with the theme of 'Form and Flourish'.  Our schools will be animating the Liturgy. There will be a second Collection for the Catholic Education Service.

 

Baptism Preparation Course will take place this Sunday following 11.00am Mass for those parents seeking baptism for their children.

 

Fr Richard away Fr Richard will be away on leave from this afternoon until 22nd September.

 

PARENT TODDLER GROUP

St Mary’s RC Primary’s parent toddler group will reopen on Tuesday 10th September. The group runs every Tuesday mornings from 9am-10am in the school hall.  There is a small charge of £1.50 to cover staffing also a drink and biscuit.  Entrance is on the left-hand side of the school via the hall doors.

We are a small group but we would like more people to attend, so please spread the word.  Bring your child or grandchild along, it is a great way to meet new parents, staff and members of the community.

 

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.

Film Club will meet this Thursday, Sept. 5th, showing the 2018 film 'Mary Poppins Returns.' Named as one of the top 10 films of last year this sequel of the 1964 film retains its magic. It is set in 1930's London with the Banks children now grown up with their own children. Times are hard and "they are sorely in need of a spoonful of sugary wisdom," (The Guardian) Starring Emily Blunt, Ben Wishaw and Julie Walters this is a lovely film for the young at heart. Refreshments from 1-30. All welcome."

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.

 

September Monthly Newsletter This is now available. Please take it home to read as it covers news about the next few Sundays, the Sacramental Programme, “Lourdes at Home” day, etc. The Prayer List will be on a separate sheet this month due to lack of space on this months edition.  

 

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

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.