News 18th June 2017

Little Joe’s:
Please don’t be afraid of bringing your children to the front of church, it is the perfect spot for them to see what is going on and become more involved in the Mass.

Club Day Float:
We wish all our ‘Super Heroes’ (Little Joes) a very happy day on the Float next Saturday, 24 June.

Volunteer drivers required for Tea and Chat. If you can help please ring Margaret on the number in this weeks bulletin.

St. Joseph’s Care :
Please continue to support the after-Mass collection. All proceeds will be used to assist people getting to Mass and to help those in need within our local community.

Burkina Faso:
Our annual appeal to help the Bernardine Community increase their livestock is now open. If you would like to donate please use one of the envelopes at the back of church and return by the offertory collection. The appeal will remain open until September.

Lourdes 2017:
A small group of parishioners will be travelling to Lourdes in July with the diocesan pilgn‘mage. If you have any petitions please place them in a sealed envelope clearly noted ‘Lourdes Petition’ and place in the offertory basket. The group will place the envelopes at the Grotto for you.

Lark Hill Association AGM & Mass:
Lark Hill Association AGM & Mass at Cardinal Newman College on Saturday 24th June at 2.00pm. Ring the number in this weeks bulletin for further details.

Open Invitation:
The lovely talented singer Wendy Ashton is returning to entertain us on Friday July 7th from 2pm in the hall. Why not join us and bring a friend and stay for tea and cakes afterwards.

Lancaster Diocese Annual Pilgrimage To Ladyewell:
Lancaster diocese annual pilgrimage to Ladyewell on Saturday 8th July 11am to 2.00pm. Please see the poster at the back of church for full details.

Family Lancashire Night:
Family Lancashire Night Saturday 8th July. 7pm Live music, stories, dancing. Sausage and Mash supper. BYO drink. Adults £6 children £4. Tickets Joe Waters or Christine Woods via the numbers in this weeks bulletin.

Taking An Active Part In The Parish:
If you think that you might be able to help us in any way across a wide variety of tasks that help to keep the parish running smoothly please leave your contact details in the Suggestion Box at the back of church. We realise people are very busy and have limited time but if you think you could manage to help out even on an ad hoc basis we would love to hear from you. Assisting with cleaning the church, altar serving and singing in the choir are just a few areas which you might want to consider. The list is endless!

Did you know… CAFOD’s new Power to be campaign is asking the World Bank to support renewable energy overseas and give children around the world hope for a bn’ghter future? Every child has the potential to achieve great things. But with1 in 6 people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are all too often a distant dream. Renewable energy can transform lives for children — so they don’t have to rely on unpredictable, dangerous and unhealthy energy sources. Please join our campaign so we can help everyone reach their God-given potential

Piety Shop:
A wide selection of cards for all occasions and a small selection of rosary beads, etc. on sale at the back of church.

Wednesday Word:
available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.

Dates This Week:

  • Thursday 7.00pm Bell Ringing
  • Friday 2.00pm Tea and Chat
  • Friday 7.30pm Choir

Date For Your Diary:

  • Friday 10th November Parish Ball


Suggestion Box:
We welcome your comments and feedback. Please drop us your note in the box on the windowsill at the back of church.

Castlerigg Manor: 
Lancaster Diocese’ Youth Retreat Centre in Keswick, has a vacancy for a Retreat Leader. We are looking for a practising Catholic who can lead retreats for young people and is excited to proclaim the Gospel to young people and support them as they grow in faith. for more info, or phone Fr John 017687 72711.

A new Larder Fridge has been installed in the kitchen. Please can Users please ensure that any spillages are wiped clean and that items are not stored beyond their storage dates.

Calling All Young People:
In October 2018, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome to consider the issue of ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.’ In view of this, young people (aged 13-29) are invited to respond to a survey on their faith, life and experience. The ‘Mega Youth Poll’ is at (search for ‘Youth Poll’), or via Let the bishops know what you think.

Thank you to those who have responded to our appeal for ‘planned giving’ and to those who now make their contributions by standing order. if you think that you would like to take up one of these options please complete the appropriate form available at the back of church.

Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage:
Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham, 2017 led by Bishop Campbell is on Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th September. Please see poster at the back of church for details.