8 March 2020


Holy Mass Intention
Saturday      7th          6:45pm Parishioners
Sunday         8th         9:30am The Taylor family
Monday       9th          6.45pm Michael Anthony Kelly RIP
Friday          13th        9.30am Dec members of the Tuson family
Saturday      14th       6.45pm    LISCF
Sunday         15th       9.30am Private Intention


Monday 9th March: Exposition / Benediction: 7.10-7.45pm, Confessions: 7.10-7.35pm;  Friday 13th March: Stations of the Cross after 9.30am Mass;  Our Lady’s Lamp is sponsored to 5 April – thank you

Holy Mass for Sunday at St. Peter & St. Paul’s, Mawdesley – Saturday at 5.00pm, Sunday at 11.15am

This Week    
E. Minister Reader
Saturday   M Cookson
Sunday     J McDaid D Culshaw
Next Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   P Allison
Sunday D Mackley G Wright   


 The Archdiocese has advised that holy water stoups should be kept empty until further notice.  In addition, the shaking of hands at the sign of peace is also suspended and parishioners are asked to receive the sacred host in their hands rather than on their tongue.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are asked to sanitise their hands before and after Communion.  For further Government advice please check the following link: 


PARISH  OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  £264.85     Thank you                

COFFEE MORNING / 200 CLUB DRAW:  This Sunday, 8 March – to coincide with the final Parish Synod Meeting.

SYNOD 2020 PARISH MEETING / COFFEE MORNING / 200 CLUB DRAW: There are leaflets for the final theme of Building community, nurturing belonging’ on the table in the porch.  Please help yourself and give some time to reflect on these important questions.  The final Parish Synod Meeting will be held on SUNDAY 8 MARCH, after 9.30am Mass.  Tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and biscuits will be served.

MISSION BOXES:  Please bring your Mission Boxes in for counting and leave in the Sacristy.  Many thanks.

MILL HILL MISSIONS THANK YOU:  Please see the poster in the porch and the letter attached, thanking generous parishioners for their donations last year, which amounted to a wonderful £811.70.  There is still much work to be done however – especially in war-torn Cameroon.  If anyone would like to have a red box for collecting odd change every week – or collects already, but would like to Gift Aid their donations – please contact the parish office (phone message / email).

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY – 6 MARCH: Envelopes are available from the porch for this year’s Family Fast Day.  Please Gift Aid your donations – it makes a huge difference!  Envelopes can be returned this week and next week (14 / 15 March).

SEND EASTER CARDS TO OUR PARTNER CHURCH IN THE LATIN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM: Archbishop McMahon is encouraging all parishes to send cards to their twinned parish in Jerusalem.  Our Lady’s – and Ss Peter & Paul in Mawdesley – are jointly twinned with the parish of St Joseph’s in Jifna and their priest, Fr Johny Bahbah. Please write your Easter greeting to our brothers and sisters in Jifna parish and leave your card in the box provided in the porch.  They will be sent on 23 March, as they can take several weeks to arrive. Fr Mario da Silva in Gaza says, ‘It is a personal joy for me and my parish to receive every year your cards.  Thank you for your concern about our difficult situation here.’

BREXIT & SETTLED STATUS:  All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and accessing services here.  The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 (15 months time).  Details and links to the application process can be found at: www.govt.uk/eusettledstatus.  Please bring this info to the attention of friends, family members and fellow parishioners, who may still need to apply.  Anyone having difficulty applying can find help at: www.govt.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme.  The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands with all European citizens who have made their homes here.  They are a valued part of our parishes, schools and communities.


Being quiet with the Lord means we must face our hurts, anger, disappointments and fears. But when we take the courage to bring this before the Lord in silent, trusting prayer, our lives change. The heavy burdens are lifted and grace spills in to our hearts. The Lord wants us to turn to him in all our needs, so Lent is the perfect time to recommit ourselves to do this daily. Let’s take up the prayer challenge and discover a more peaceful, grace-filled existence this Lent.