The services for this week are as follows:
- Monday 7th October – Our Lady of the Rosary 9.00am Eucharistic Service & Rosary
- Tuesday 8th October – 9.00am Mass & Rosary, 7.00pm Novena
- Wednesday 9th October – 9.00am Mass & Rosary
- Thursday 10th October – 9.00am Mass & Rosary
- Friday 11th October – 9.00am Mass & Rosary
- Saturday 12th October – 9.00am Eucharistic Service & Rosary, 12.00pm Baptisms, 5.00pm Confessions, 6.00pm Mass
- Sunday 13th October 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10.00am Mass, 12.00pm Baptisms, 6.00pm Mass
Are you a carer?
Many people today have to care for family members who, through disabilities, dementia or old age, are no longer able to look after themselves and it can be a lonely task. If you are in this position, please come along to an informal meeting in the parish house, 1.30pm-2.30pm on Thursday 17th October, with light refreshments from 1.15pm. You may be surprised to find out about help that could be available and you will meet others with similar experiences. Hopefully we will be able campaign for more help for carers. Even if you don’t need help at the moments, your experience and support could be invaluable to others. Please sign the sheet in the porch if you can come.
Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Once again, 450 young people from the Liverpool Archdiocese will be traveling to Lourdes next summer, 24th July—1st August, to work with the sick pilgrims from around the Archdiocese and to have a wonderful spiritual experience. If you wold like to be one of them, you need to download the application form on 5th November—places are filled very quickly.
Nugent Care Society
This weekend there is a collection for the Nugent Care Society, our diocesan society caring for those who are disadvantaged in our own area. Founded 130 years ago by Fr James Nugent, the society is now one of the largest charities in the Northwest, providing a wide range of services to hundreds of vulnerable children and adults.
Will continue to meet on a Wednesday at 7.30pm. Please feel free to join us, all are very welcome.
Pilgrimage to Italy
The Catholic Pic are organising a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Sorrento, in May 2014. More details on the leaflet at the back of church or call Barbara on 0151 733 5492.
Thinking of becoming a Catholic?
If you, or anyone you know, might like to join the Catholic community, or to receive Sacraments you missed out on, you would be very welcome at our Journey in Faith group, which will begin again in the priests’ house at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8th October. Our meetings are relaxed and informal, just for an hour or so, and you will meet others who are at similar stages on their journey as well as some Catholics who will accompany you on your journey. Coming along to the first meeting doesn’t commit you to joining the group: you can just come and see what it’s like. Please contact the parish office if you would like to know more about this.
St Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley, near Leigh, has a vacancy for a Lay Chaplain. For more details visit the school’s website http://www.st-maryshigh.wigan.sch.uk. The closing date is 9th October.
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day
Last Friday, the feast of St Francis of Assisi, is CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day. Pope Francis has urged us to be a church of and for the poor. The collection for CAFOD will be taken next weekend.
Winning numbers for draw on 25th September 2013
5; 6; 15; 22.
NO WINNER of the Jackpot of £1270 (subject to re scrutiny) Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £1590. Two consolation prizes of £25 each. Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!