Weekly News Letter

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Newsletter for:-  4th to 11th of Feb 2018

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 

MASSES AT THE WEEKEND and the Confession time continue unchanged. Again this week Mass will be said on Monday at 10.00am and on Wednessday at 10.00am. Watch this space for Mass times. Things are still unpredictable.

SNOWDROP TIME.  SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEAS begin this weekend from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. There are two lists in Church. One is for people to help in the kitchen and in serving teas. The other list is for offers of baking ( always much appreciated). Both the Saturday night congregation and the Sunday morning congregation are urged to join in – - – this is a missionary event as well as being a pleasant occasion.

THE NEXT FOOD BANK COLLECTION is at both Masses this weekend.

PLEASE BEGIN TO CLEAR OUT all old Palm Crosses in readiness for Ash Wednesday. Palm Crosses from previous years can be left in Church. They are made into Ashes for this year.

THE RECENT SVP COLLECTION OF COINS ETC. has realised an amazing £117.38, so it has been a worthwhile exercise and thank you to all who donated their coins.

PARISH PENS. A good quality pen with our name on it is on sale now in church for £1.50.

SMALL JAM JARS 1lb and less, and also supermarket glass jars (crème brulee type of thing)  are wanted. Please see Alison Butler.

WHO REMEMBERS James Golding going to India prior to Medical School? It hardly seems possible, time passes so quickly. James has passed his final exams, is now qualified as a doctor and is off to Nepal for a spell in a hospital. Congratulations!

ASH WEDNESDAY 14th February. The start of Lent. Mass is at 10am. 

THANK YOU FOR your generous support for our parish. Income last week was £1,044-17.

THANK YOU FOR MASS STIPENDS: for Peter Harper LD; in thanksgiving for 25 years of marriage; for Helen Rawlinson after surgery; for Brian Leaver’s anniversary; 2 Masses for Bill Lamb LD; SVP Mass for Bill Lamb RIP; for Alice Wells A; for Ernest Strahan’s anniversary; for Margaret Bolton’s anniversary.

OUR LADY’S OIL burns this week for the whole church preparing for Lent.