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Our Lady and St Edward's
Catholic Church

Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston,
PR2 9UE

Diocese of Lancaster

The diocesan website: www.lancasterdiocese.org.uk


Parish Priest :
Canon Robert Horn


01772 862437 Mobile: 07934 222978

NOTICES & NEWS

olse.parish@btinternet.com
01772 862437 Mobile: 07934 222978

Safeguarding :
Angela Callagher:
angelasafeguardingolse@gmail.com

Patricia Semeraz:
triciasafeguardingolse@gmail.com


Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees. Charity No 234331

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS

Sat.... Dec.8th........6.00.pm.................................Joyce Walker..................................
Sun....Dec.9th........8.30.am................................. All.parishioners..................................
............................10.30 am.................................Dick Smith............................
Mon ...Dec 10th.... 9.00.am.................................Birthday intention ..................
Tues. .Dec.11th..... 4.00.pm.................................Chris Burscough (L.D.).......................
Weds Dec.12th.. ...9.00.am .................................In honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary....
Thurs. Dec.13th....10.30 am............................ ... Funeral Mass: Mark McKnight
Fri.....Dec..14th......9.00.am ...............................Tess Woods (A)..................
..............................1.30.pm................................Funeral Mass: Jim.Bolton.
Sat ....Dec.15th......9.00.am.................................All parishioners......................
..............................6.00.pm..................................Brian.McCullough...............................
Sun. ..Dec.16h.......8.30.am..................................Elizabeth, Patrick & Bronagh Crossan
............................10.30.am ................................ Gerald & Margaret Vandome............
Weekday adoration (vocations prayer): 8.00.am. Rosary 8.40, bef. Mass
”Rosary for Life”
Tuesday, 3.40pm, 20 mins. bef. Mass.
CONFESSIONS ON SATURDAY, 9.30–10.00am, during Adoration
ADVENT BOOKLETS on sale in porch. Children’s booklets 50p, others £1.
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Our prayers & condolences to Eileen Bolton & family on the death of Jim, her husband. May he rest in peace. Funeral Mass Friday 1.30pm .....................................................................................................................................
Feast this Week: Wednesday Our Lady of Guadeloupe...... Thursday.St Lucy
Friday St John of the Cross
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Preston’s peer-support groups for anyone facing depression or a related mental health condition now run weekly, every Thursday, at The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3YP at 10.45am and at Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NL at 7.30pm. They’re free and offer a safe space to offload, to be heard and to receive support to help work through difficult times. No need to book or be referred. For more details see www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/support-groups

 

*The Pope’s Prayer intention for DECEMBER 2018
Evangelisation: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith.
That people who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
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The offertory collection last week was : £926.93, , this includes S.O’s
Thank you very much.
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THIS Weekend: Cenacolo Food Collection
Next Weekend: Share It Food Collection
ALSO Next Weekend: SVP Monthly (For Nov & Dec (Sudan Appeal)
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Please pray for the sick: : Pam Newman, Sue O’Brien, Terry Worden, Lyndsey Moon, Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue, Miriam Gildert, Victoria Leighton. Alba Noronha, Joe McIntyre, Ellie Rose, Stella Shore, Jeanette Brock. Joe Kemp, Terry Barton, Patrick Dignan, John Riley, Marguerite Simpson, John Thompson.
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Sundays 7.30 pm The FAITH ENQUIRY GROUP, in the parish house.
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Baby items no longer needed? The LIFE Group may find a home for them, or store them for when the need arises. 07757 417 425
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PRESTON CITIZENS UK announces 'Love needs to be organised' . a presentation by John Battle (with introduction by Bishop Paul Swarbrick) at Xaverian Spirituality Centre, Sharoe Green Lane, (poster in porch)
Mon 10th Dec. 7.30 pm
Christmas Crib: Bishop Paul urges us all to have a crib at home. It can be home-made, with using a cardboard box and cardboard or moulded figures, and a bit of child labour to spark interest.. Cribs can also be bought, at Holy Family Bookshop, at St Wilfred's piety shop & Ladyewell piety shop. Ask us for contact details. I

CARE OF CREATION - OUR COMMON HOME:
"I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.
We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are.undegoing,
and its human roots concern and affect us all
(Laudato Si, 14)

The Pope's Prayer Intention for DECEMBER 2018 - Evangelisation: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith
That people who are involved in the service and treansmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture,
a language suited to the condition of the present time.

‘SHARE IT’ suggested food Items for Christmas :-
Please, the contents should be child-friendly. eg no Christmas pudding. Some or any of the following will be gratefully received this Christmas.
Jelly, or fruit cocktail. Chocolate rolls, speciality biscuits, jammie dodgers, soups, carton drinks, noodles, pasta (and sauces)
, mince pies, individual apple pies, cakes (Mr Kipling), skittles (sweets), t-bags, coffee sachets, drinking chocolate, cereals
(Weetabix, rice krispies,, cornflakes, shredded wheat, crunchy nut, porridge - large oats varieties) breakfast bars, cordials., baked beans,
spaghetti hoops, tuna, plain rice, and(Uncle Ben's), tomato ketchup, Christmas chocolate figures, and selection boxes.
To distribute in time for Christmas, Cenacolo food bank is this weekend;
“SHARE IT” food bank is next weekend (15th)

“Share It” focuses especially on families, but Cenacolo is 10 or 12 young men working to overcome addictions by prayer and work.


CALENDAR : OLSE & Newhouse

DECEMBER

Sunday 9 December 2nd Sunday of Adsvent

Tuesday 11 September Coffee morning in the Parish Centre
10 am - 12 noon. Call in for a chat and a cuppa!
Thursday 13 December
Thursday 13 December Kirkham Prison Carol Service
OLSE Parishioners are warmly invited - 6.00 pm refreshments and 6.45 pm Carol Service. Names have to be submitted beforehand. Pleae put your name on the list in the porch if you would like to attend. (Phot ID (passport of driving license) will be required.

Friday14 December Next Youth Club (Years 7, 8. 9)
For further information please contact Anna Moir on 07740649199 OR annamoir@hotmail.co.uk

Friday14 December
12.15 pm at the 'Stag's Head', Goosnargh (Menu in porch)
Contact 07 484 797- or- 01772 718002

Saturday 15 December Carol Singing at RPH
2.00 pm-4.00 pm in the foyer. With musicians. Everyone welcome.

The Food Banks keep expressing their gratitude. Items for Christmas are exp. welcome at present, but daily staples still matter, such as pasta, cereals, tinned rice, sandwich spread, juice cartons for lunch boxes, instant desserts, etc...

Saturday 15 December THE VALLEY SINGERS
7.30pm. CAROLS, SONGS, RAFFLE, TOMBOLA etc. (See poster in porch). £8 (£5 for under 18’s.) Raising funds to help deaf people in the developing world.
at the Concert Hall at Broughton and District Club, Whittingham Lane, PR3 5DA.

PRESTON CARE & REPAIR
Provider of housing repairs and advice to elderly and disabled households. They need people to serve on the Management Committee, which means quarterly. If interested please ring 01772 774276

The GIFT-AID total for 2017-2018 came to almost £10,000. We have that extra money because people kindly signed a Goift-Aid form. Would you like to do so? A painless extra help. Please ask.

DIOCESE OF LANCASTER
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 26 jULY - 2 AUGUST 2019

Part of the Pilgrimage is the Youth Section. Please encourage your young people (aged 15+ ) to think about this and start fundr4aising. Details soon.LSE NOTICE

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CALENDAR : Other Places

DECEMBER

Monday 10 December 'Love needs to be organised'
at the Xaverian Spirituality Centre, Sharoe Green Lane ; a presentation by Preston Citizens UK : John Battle (with introduction by Bishop Paul Swarbrick). See poster in the porch.

Thursday 13 DEC KIRKHAM PRISON CAROL SERVICE
OLSE parishioners are warmly welcomed at 6.00 pm for refreshments , & 6.45 pm for the Service. Names have to be admitted beforehand . Please add your name to those already on the list in the porch if you would like to attend. (Photo ID - passport or Driving License - will be required).

JANUARY

Tuesday 8th January .PREPARING FOR THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
St Clare’s will once again be running a ‘Marriage Preparation Course’, and invites participants from other parishes.
The 9 sessions begin on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, from 7.30 – 8.30pm. Please bring this to the attention of couples who intend to marry. They will need to attend the course in good time. Let Fr Bob /Fr Simon know if you are interested.

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Care of Creation – Our Common Home
"Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded" (Pope Francis, in ‘Laudato Si’, para 13).

A few 'Help Castlerigg' forms (A5 size) are on surfaces in the porch. The idea is that one pledges a little regular donation to the Youth Service (and if possible, Gift-Aiding it). It means they have some regular income to rely on. Can do?

The Youth Service (Castlerigg Team) are also organising a day trip to FLAME at the Wembley Arena, on 2nd March.

A few “Help Castlerigg” forms (A5 size) are in the porch. One pledges a little regular donation to the Youth Service, (and if possible Gift-Aiding it). It means they have some regular income to rely on. Can do?

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