Weekly News Letter

Newsletter for: 10th to 17th March 2019

Presbytery Tel No 823283 Email:  david.yates@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

The web address of our church blog is www.em-church.org.uk. There are pictures with commentary and information.

English Martyrs, Whalley check weekly for changes

Mass on Saturday is at 5.00pm, on Sunday at 11 am

Stay with us Lord on our journey 

LENTEN ELEVENSES. Tea/coffee with prayers from 11.00am each Monday in Lent in the Methodist Church. All welcome.

CAFOD .Please hand in the Family Fast Day envelopes as soon as possible.

GIFT AID ENVELOPES for the new tax year are available now at the back of church. If you would like to join the envelope scheme or if you would like bank details to set up a standing order, please complete one of the green forms on the table at the back of church with your contact details. The Diocese make the claim to the Revenue on our behalf and it is important that the addresses and more particularly postcodes are up to date. If anyone who uses envelopes or pays by standing order needs to notify any change of address, please use a green form to give the up to date details. Last year the received almost £8000 from HMRC. It is a vital source of parish income. Thank you to all who contribute in whichever way towards the upkeep of our parish. 

ALTAR SERVERS. Our 2 altar servers do a sterling job; but if we are to keep going in the future we will need some new ones who can be suitably trained. If you have a child aged 10 or over who would like to serve, please see Fr. David as soon as possible.

SATURDAY 30th MOTHERS DAY EVENT. There are lists at the back of church for people to help on the 30th March. We need people to help set up beforehand, mainly on the Friday morning after Mass, but also to finalise setting up after the morning Mass on the Saturday from 11.30am onwards. We need volunteers to help serve the refreshments and people who would be happy to take a “turn” frying the bacon! We are also seeking offers of baking for the cake stall so we can sell cakes for eating on the afternoon or to take away, AND either home-made biscuits (or packets of bought biscuits of the “home-made” kind) to serve with tea or coffee. Volunteers to help serve on the cake and other stalls where needed. AND people to help clear up afterwards ready for Mass at 5.00pm.


Income last week was £661.31 Monthly standing order for February was £ 991.00.

MASS STIPENDS received for a sick person; Bill Leach BM; Gerald Smith LD; Philippa Mahon BM; In thanksgiving.