God has sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to bring us back to himself. May we listen to his voice and learn to follow him wholeheartedly.

Today, we give thanks to God for our earthly mothers, living and departed; for Our Blessed Lady, and for Holy Mother Church.

Mass This Week And Intentions 

Monday            7.00pm              Bill Hampton RIP

Tuesday           12noon                Richard Jones-Hollows (an.)

Wednesday      9.15am               Eveline Speight (anniv.)

Thursday         7.15pm                Robert Townley (anniv.)

Friday              9.15am                Persecuted Christian

Saturday          9.15am                People of Ireland ST PATRICK

Prayer Of The Church

Morning Prayer (Lauds): Sun 7.30am; Mon – Sat 8.55am

Evening Prayer (Vespers): Tue – Fri 5.00pm

Stations Of The Cross

Monday 7.30pm

Adoration

Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation (Confessions)

Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am Or By Appointment

Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

Air from The Water Music

Slow movement from Organ Concerto in G

G.F Handel

Parish Notices

Please take home with you today a pink Preparing for Easter 2018 leaflet, if you haven’t already.

Lent Course on Ways of Praying. The third  session is this evening at the Vicarage at 7.30pm, on Prayer and the Sacraments

Stations of the Cross Monday at 7.30pm.  Adoration on Thursday this week as usual, 6.45pm.

School Governing Body meets on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

PCC meets on Thursday, beginning with Mass at 7.15pm. Minutes and Agenda are available in the PCC file.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting next Sunday at 11.15am. Nomination forms are out today – please nominate no more than ONE person and second no more than ONE person for PCC, having asked them first!

The annual parish Electoral Roll revision is now completed.

Good News, the magazine of the Additional Curates Society, is available in church today. It’s free, but a donation into a Lent box would be appropriate. Please take a copy.

Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.

Other Notices

Bishop Philip’s Chrism Mass is at 6.30pm on Palm Sunday evening (you can communicate again under these circumstances) at St Catherine’s, Burnley. Please let Fr Stephen know if you would like to go.

Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage 30th July – 3rd August, ‘Generation hope – into God’s future with Mary’, led by Bishop Philip and his team. Fr Stephen has further details for anyone interested  and who is between the ages of 11 and 17. Only £80 if booked by 1st June (£90 thereafter).

Please pray for

The sick: Diane Simpson, Edward Troughton, Ann Bailey, Colin Martin, Ted Taylor, Fr Philip Price, Pat Asquith, Sarah Lightburn

Recently departed:  Fr Michael Burgess

Anniversaries: Laurence Walker, Jean Kneale, Richard Jones-Hollows, Eveline Speight, Robert Townley, George Price, Hilda Yates, Marian Partington, Beatrice Kilner, Irene Richardson