3/4/2016 Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s Tel 01942 511630

Sunday 9:00 am Mass – Bridget Southern, Margaret Brennan(A/R
Monday 9:30 am Communion Service
Tuesday 9:30 am Communion Service
Wednesday 9:30 am Communion Service
Thursday 9:30 am Mass
Friday 9:30 am Mass
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after mass

St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864

Sunday 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am.Mass
Tuesday 9:30 am Mass
Wednesday 9:30 am Mass
Thursday 9:30 am Mass
Friday 9:30 am Mass

Collections: Envelopes £179.00, Plate £187.10, Standing Orders £184.00, Cafod £5.50, Hospice £1.00, Lenten Alms £6.66, Good Friday Holy Places £107.67
Thank you for your generosity

Long term sick Elizabeth Danbury, Tess and Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Mushahawar, Dominic Brett, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Bella Hanson, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly and Margaret Molloy

Eucharistic Ministers : D. Mills, B. Mole, P. Murphy, J. Rawlinson
Communion to the Sick : I. Dooley, M. Cardy
Sacrament of Reconciliation
It was interesting that Archbishop Malcolm chose to focus much of his homily at the chrism Mass on this great sacrament, which so few of us take advantage of. In this Year of Mercy it would be good if more of us made a commitment to avail ourselves of God’s mercy in this sacrament, not just during Advent and Lent but regularly throughout the year. Canon MacNally and Fr. Joe will always make themselves available to hear your confession. Perhaps this could be one way we could know and share God’s mercy more deeply.
Please see a booklet  “A Guide, refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants; Welcoming the Stranger”. The Support for Wigan Arrivals Project (SWAP) is Wigan’s response to help refugees and asylum seekers. It is based at Penson St in Wigan Tel. 614486. To volunteer! Tel 614489 and the website is http;//www.swapwigan.org/. Please see the Lament for Aylan on the noticeboard.
Alice Alker has been keeping our altar brasses clean and shiny for many, many years, but she is no longer able to do this. If anyone is able and willing to find out what is involved please let Alice know , and if you don’t know Alice see me . Jim
P.P.C.  The P.P.C. AGM will take place on 10th April after Mass. This year five members of the P.P.C. are due to leave as their term of office is at an end. We are looking for parishioners who would be interested in becoming a member, meetings take place once a month on a Sunday evening. If you think that you may be interested, talk to a current member of the P.P.C. to find out more
Please see the green notice in the church porch for those intending to go on the Pilgrimage to the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral on Saturday 9th April. It would be good if some more people would be willing to join us
New collection envelopes  11th April These can be collected from the paper table in the porch
A reminder to parishioners, old and new. Tea and coffee is served after Mass in the Social Centre next door. Please come and share with us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Fairtrade Coffee Morning raffle: 1st Mrs Forshaw L/C Bag of Fairtrade Goods. 2nd Mrs Levick  Box of Fairtrade Chocolates, 3rd Mrs Halliwell L/C  Sherry, 4th Matti Lawrenson Bottle of Port.
U.C.M. Next meeting is on Tuesday, 5th April at 8.00pm in the Social Centre. All ladies welcome.

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