We are witnesses, called by Christ, to make him present and known to all people.  He comes to us to empower us in scripture and in the sacraments, as well as in our personal prayer.  We have all the resources we need. Alleluia!

Mass This Week And Intentions

Monday           7.00pm            Bishop of Blackburn

Tuesday          12noon            Diocesan office staff

Wednesday     9.15am            The sick

Thursday         7.15pm            Peace in the world

Friday              9.15am            Aid organisations

Saturday          9.15am            Archbishop of Canterbury

St Anselm

Prayer Of The Church

Morning Prayer:  Sun 7.30am; Tue – Sat 8.55am

Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

By Appointment Only This Week.

Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

Slow movement, Organ Concerto op.4

G.F Handel

Praeludium in D

D. Buxtehude

Parish Notices

Parish Magazine Material is due in today for inclusion in the May issue.

No Adoration on Thursday this week.

House Blessing If anyone would like their home blessed with the Easter Water, please let Fr Stephen know and he will fix a mutually convenient time.

Kitty Brown Fashion Show in church, Friday 4th May at 7.00pm. Tickets £5.00 each (includes glass of wine/non-alcoholic drink) from Stella Woods or Vicky Rowbottom.

Sponsored Walk Sunday 13th May, leaving church at 11.30am.  This is a walk of 7.6 miles, and gentle terrain.  Please sign up on the list in church if you’d like to take part in this family-friendly adventure. There could even be a pub stop (as well as the scheduled café stop) for those that need it.  Walkers are welcome to get sponsors to raise money for church funds and there is the facility to sponsor the whole event.

Walsingham Pilgrimage Fr Damian Porter is organising a pilgrimage from Monday 15th – Thursday, 19th October, and invites people to join with people from Torrisholme. Cost is approx. £270, but could be less if the bus he’s booked gets filled.  Names and £50 deposit to Fr D (01524 413144).

Together newspaper is available in church today – please take a copy.

Good News, the magazine of the Additional Curates Society is available in church.  Please take one, and perhaps make a donation in an ACS Lent box.

Lent Boxes Please return these now, and cross your name off the list. Thank you.

Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.

Other Notices

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. The price is £125, including transport.

Please pray for

The sick: Diane Simpson, Edward Troughton, Ann Bailey, Colin Martin, Ted Taylor, Fr Philip Price, Sarah Lightburn, Sheila Kelly, Mal Bibby, Victoria Wigglesworth, Avril Potter, John Witsoe, Betty Orton

Anniversaries: Alice Wood, Melita Clague, Alan Shipperd