The Autumn Fair basks in the sun!

Last year when our church was being re-furbished the Autumn Coffee morning was held in Whalley School. We expanded to fit the new space and people seemed to like it! This year back in our own Church, Father Price decided that we should develop the event even further. The event, an important church fundraiser and village social event, was renamed as an “Autumn Fair”. The faithful team was expanded greatly by an influx of volunteers many helping for the first time! Thanks to Kate Carruthers (Bottle Tombola) ,Joanne Dodd (Splat the Rat) and many many more! Click on the heading for the full story and pictures. Click on the pictures to enlarge them! Weather plays a great part in this type of event…… Whalley has had the wettest summer on record so hopes...

Saturday 22nd September

. Autumn Fair TODAY come and support us 11am to 2pm!

Thursday 20th September

. THE SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME for children who are now in Year 3 and who hope to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in 2013 will begin in October. Enrolment forms (pale green) are now available in Church and completed forms should be returned to the Presbytery before the half-term holiday .Parents with children in Catholic Schools are encouraged to join the parish programme so that the children receive the Sacraments in their own place of worship.

Friday 14th of September

One week to go to our BIG AUTUMN FAIR.  We are extending the fair this year with more stall and games for you. The catering will also be more substancial. Weather permitting we shall have marquees in the church grounds too!  Put it in your diary and visit it us for some fundraising fun!  RAFFLE TICKETS are on sale after both masses this week bring your money and get in on the action.  There are some great prizes on offer.

Sunday 9th September

Today we are having a visit form Father Jan Klaver from the Mill Hill Missionaries to tell us about the work that they do and the importance of our contributions collected in the RED BOXES. They are a fellowship of Catholics from different continents, cultures and races who are united in our acceptance to the invitation of Christ to  “come and see”(Jn 1:39) and who have committed our lives to mission in response to the call to  “go make disciples of all nations….” (Mt 28:19). They live out this missionary calling in the various situations they find ourselves in across the globe.  They act as leaven of God’s Kingdom and share the message of Jesus especially to the marginalized, the poor and oppressed of society.  They witness to the reconciling...