12TH AUGUST 2018
19TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND – 207

“Welcome to St. Mary’s Church, especially to any visitors and new parishioners.”

SICK / HOUSEBOUND & HOSPITAL
If you or your loved ones are sick or in hospital and would like a visit from Fr Eamonn, please do let me know. I am more than happy to visit them.

TEA & COFFEE AFTER 10.00am MASS
Each Sunday morning after the 10.00am Mass tea, coffee and biscuits are served down in the St Mary’s Hall. Please come down and join us for some social time together. All are welcome.

BAPTISMS IN ST MARY’S
If you would like to arrange the baptism of your child, please see Fr Eamonn after Mass to pick up an application form and arrange a date.
Baptisms take place at 11.30am after the Sunday Mass.

REV JOHN ABBERTON RIP
It is with sadness that we announce the death on 4th August of Fr John Abberton, a former priest of our deanery. We remember him in our prayers and also pray for his family and friends at this difficult time. Details of funeral arrangements will be available in due course.

THANK YOU
On behalf of our visitors last weekend, Joe & Carol Burns, thank you to all parishioners who supported Pax Christi. You donated £200.00 which will be forwarded to them forthwith.
Also to those who came to the hall for strawberries and scones after Mass, which raised £53.00.
Thank you so much

FIRST RECONCILIATION
Application forms are now available from Fr. Eamonn for those who wish to join the preparation programme for First Confession.

APPLICATION FOR NEW CONVERTS FOR EASTER 2019—RCIA
Over recent weeks and months various people have approached me about becoming Catholics. The preparation programme for the new converts will begin on Monday 8th October at 6.30 pm in the Presbytery. If you would like to be included on the programme please collect an application form from Fr. Eamonn and your name will be included for next year’s potential converts to the Catholic faith.

ABBA TRIBUTE NIGHT
“ABBA Again” will be appearing on Friday 2nd November in the Parochial Hall in aid of the Roof Fund. Tickets are £12.00 to include a pie & pea supper. If you are interested please give your name to Maureen Gill, Janet Walker, Jennifer Roche, Debbie Hewitt or any member of the Roof Committee or telephone 01924 478394.

THEATRE TRIPS
Bookings now being taken for “Aladdin” with Billy Pearce and Christopher Biggins at Bradford Alhambra on Sunday 6th January 2019 at 1.00 pm. Also booking for “Matilda” on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 2.30 pm at Bradford Alhambra. To book please contact Maureen on 513872.

DISNEYLAND PARIS
Bookings are now being taken for Disneyland Paris for October school holidays 2019. To book please contact Maureen on 513872.

HOLIDAYS
To those going away on holiday this summer, near or far, have a great time and stay safe.

DIOCESAN MATTERS

“ADOREMUS” EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, LIVERPOOL 7-9 SEPTEMBER 2018
Bookings for the main event on Saturday 8th September can now be made on line here. The deadline for all bookings is the 31st July. For full information about the whole weekend’s events in Liverpool, including the parallel programme in the various churches of Liverpool, see our diocesan website.

YOUTH 2000’S SUMMER FESTIVAL
Are you between the ages of 16 and 35? You are invited to join others from the Diocese as we journey to Walsingham together for Youth 2000’s Summer Festival! (a weekend of prayer, praise, workshops, testimony & friendship). There’ll be a coach from Hinsley Hall to Walsingham for £23 return. (Departing 12pm on 23rd Aug – Returning 6pm on 27th Aug). Email here for more info & see website for details of the Festival.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Envelopes (G) £152.60
Envelopes (NG) £132.00
Loose £338.59
Total Offertory £623.19
Roof £35.99
Total Income £659.18
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4th August 2018
Bonus Ball No: 52
No winner