Weekly News Letter

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Newsletter for:- 6th to 13th August 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 

THIS FIRST SUNDAY IN AUGUST sees the beginning of our Sunday Afternoon Teas, something of a tradition now, and important to us all as a social event. They run to the end of September. Whenever possible, teas will be served outside in the garden. To start the ball rolling there will be stalls, cakes, plants, crafts for sale this weekend. Do come, bring a friend. You will be very welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to Elsie and Ray Lees who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary with a Blessing here in church last Thursday. Elsie and Ray have joined us recently following the closure of St. Philip’s Padiham. What a way to start a new chapter! Congratulations from us all.

THE NEXT FOOD BANK COLLECTION is this weekend. Please be aware that under floor heating is not good for chocolate biscuits. Please leave goods either in the box or on the chairs.

200 CLUB DRAW for August and the last of this season is printed below:

1st Prize £50 no. 102 Mrs Susan Fielding

2nd Prize £25 no.63 Georgina Caple

3rd Prize £10 no.92 Mrs Hannah Hurtley

The September draw is the first of a new season and will be made in time for the second Sunday in September. Thank you to all those who have taken out new membership. Enrolment forms are available at the back of church. If in doubt ask. Please try to have all registration forms returned in August.

PIETY STALL. Last year Christmas Cards went on sale early. As a result we sold just about all our stock. This year’s order was sent in last week (they come from Ireland) and delivery is usually fairly prompt. A selection of Christmas Cards will be available initially on Sunday afternoons in church and then at weekends during Mass times.

THANK YOU FOR MASS STIPENDS RECEIVED:  for Sister Moira Martin MMM on her 9oth birthday (Sister Moira, in Ireland is sister to the late Margaret Savage); for special thanksgiving.

THANK YOU FOR your generous support for our parish. Income last week was £1486.83.

OUR LADY’S OIL burns this week for the People of our Deanery.