Weekly News Letter

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Newsletter for:- 19th to 2t6h November 2017

Presbytery Tel No 823283 Email: english.martyrs@btconnect.com

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
Daily Mass at 10.00am except for Tuesday when there is no mass here.
Confessions Saturday and by appointment.

PLEASE NOTE that there will be no mass here on Tuesdays (Check changes for holy weeks)

Stay with us Lord on our journey 

NOVEMBER IS SEEN BY MANY as a rather nondescript month, but for us Catholics it is a very rich time during which it is a privilege for us to remember the dead. Lots of votive candles burning, and many names placed in the casket at the Altar, together with the November Requiems show that the November practice of praying for our departed loved ones is still a very active Catholic practice.

KATHLEEN MONTAGUE RIP. In these past months Kathleen fought valiantly, aided by family and very ccccgood friends, to maintain life at home. But, as always when death comes, it came as a shock. Kathleen’s funeral is on Friday morning at 10.30am. There will be no Mass on Friday. The Funeral Service is at 10.30am followed by burial at Whalley and Wiswell Cemetery. May she rest in peace. Amen.

THANK YOU ALL for the second collection last weekend for the Retired Priests’ Fund. The collection came to £269.44.

SAFER RECRUITMENT FOR PARISH VOLUNTEERS. The whole subject of Safeguarding in Parish Life is constantly developing and growing. The Catholic church is in the forefront of addressing this subject and abreast of latest developments. The Bishop has recently taken the decision to bring all volunteer recruitment in line with National Best Practice.

This involves some changes and those volunteers who require a DBS check (formerly CRB) are now required to complete a DBS check every 3 years.

Kathryn Walker, our parish Safeguarding representative has all this in hand. The necessary forms will be handed out to those who need them after Masses on the weekend of November 25/26th. The forms need to be brought in for verification to the Presbytery on Wednesday 29th November any time between 5 and 7pm. This process should take no longer than 10 minutes. Thank you to all concerned.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2.00pm IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION !!

TEA AND CAKES WILL BE SERVED FROM 2.00 UNTIL 4.00PM

See the Poster for all details.

There are some wonderful Raffle Prizes – see the Poster for details.

THANK YOU FOR MASS STIPENDS RECEIVED: for Jack Wilkinson LD; SVP Mass for Josie Tattersall LD.

THANK YOU FOR your generous support for our parish. Income last week was £1,085.87.

OUR LADY’S OIL burns this week for all our dead.