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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.15th........6.00.pm...............................Brian McCullough.............................
Sun....Dec.16th........8.30.am...............................Elizabeth , Patrick & Bronagh Crossan.
............................10.30 am.................................Gerald & Margaret Vandome.............
Mon ...Dec 17th.... 9.00.am.................................Mary & James McKee......................
Tues. .Dec.18th..... 4.00.pm................................Frank & Norah McGrath...................
Weds Dec.19th.. ...9.00.am ...............................Joe Brew (sick)..................................
Thurs. Dec.20th....10.30 am...............................Terry Barton (L.D.)............................
Fri.....Dec..21st......9.00.am ...............................Thanksgiving (prayers answered).........
Sat ....Dec.22nd......9.00.am................................All parishioners.................................
..............................6.00.pm.................................Judy Scott. (RIP)..............................
Sun. ..Dec.23rd......8.30.am................................The McGull Family............................
............................10.30.am ................................Tony Jordan...((L.D.)........................
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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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
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We do need people to help in the Confirmation and Communion classes (assisting, not teaching!) For Confirmation it's on Tuesdays 4.pm- 5 pm once a month, and for Holy Commnion it's Saturdays 4.30-5.30 pm, but not every week, and never in the holidays. I can't leave the leaders to fend on their own. Volunteers, please!
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Apply urgently now! (Deadline 15 January 2019)
for your child to enter OLSE School next September.
Please put our school down as your FIRST xchoice, to be sure. If you need a baptism certigficate a parish will help. (See the OFSTED report below)

 

*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 : £1036.34, , this includes S.O’s. The recent collection for Poor Missions raised £298.94. Thank you very much. for both.
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THIS Weekend: Share It Food Collection
ALSO This Weekend: SVP Monthly (For Nov & Dec (Sudan Appeal). Our SVP has partnered Sudan for many years through terrible times there.
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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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.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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Missio Red Boxes: : This autumn we've received £470 from 30 boxes. (Direct Debits and Standing Orders will be extra.) Total for 12 months = £1389. Stupendous! And thank you Mrs Mein, for counting all those coins and administering the scheme.
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Harry Rawcliffe and our Diocesan Youth Service send their gratitude for the generous support from the parish on Youth Sunday, both in spririt and in the second collection. Please keep us in your prayers, we will keep you in ours.
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Volunteers needed to join our successful Cub Scout leadership team.
No experience needed - please share this amongst your family & friends. Any young people aged 14-18 could join as Young Leaders. Please email 8fulwoodcubs@gmail.com or call John on 07809 560920
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Diocesan Directory on sale - £3.50. Please put money in "Books" slot in wall safe in porch.

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve: 5.30 pm Carols & Vigil Mass; 11.30 pm: Carols & Midnight Mass; Christmas Day : 10.00 am Christmas Morning Mass


HOPE FOR CREATION - OUR COMMON HOME:
This weekend sees the closing of the Climate Change Conference in Poland.
A coachload of Cafod reps, incl. Stephen Garsedd, have been there throughout, lobbying for a stronger statement to protect the planet.
Let us pray for good outcome, and to be guided by God to see what WE must do individually and together.

"The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.....These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture."
(Laudato Si, Paras 21 & 22)
(Recent news - The ocean is already filling up with plastic crisp bags from 30 years ago! (They don't rot, ever!!! )
The plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, is eaten by fish - and we could already be eating it too.......!)

‘SHARE IT’ suggested food Items for Christmas :-
“Share It” focuses especially on families, but Cenacolo is 10 or 12 young men working to overcome addictions by prayer and work.
The contents should be child-friendly , e.g. no Christmas pudding (thanks all the same). Some or any of the following will be gratefully received this Christmas.
Jelly or fruit cocktail. Chocolate rolls, especially 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; "SHARE IT" food bank is this weekend, focussing especially on families.

OFSTED REPORT ON OLSE PRIMARY SCHOOL, 4 DECEMBER 2018

Our Primary School had a Short Inspection on the 14th November. The report confirms the school is at least good in all aspects and that Safeguarding is effective. The inspector was pleased to find that progress in all subjects is at good and pupils feel happy and safe and their positive behaviour continues to be a strength, The school has exemplary practice in teaching online safety.

We, the Governors and the parish would like to congratulate the head teacher and her staff on the findings in the report and thank them for their commitment to maintaining high standards.

 

CALENDAR : OLSE & Newhouse

DECEMBER

Sunday 16 December Faith Enquiry Group
7.30 pm, then Christmas break. Pray that God may draw more people into his Church.

Thursday 27 December Parish Walk - Grasmere

JANUARY

Sunday 6 January Epiphany Party (Music, Magic and More)
2 pm - 4 pm. in the Parish Centre.
Offers of help and donations of items for afternoon tea gratefully received. More details later. (Contact Fr Bob, or Bernard & Anthea)

Friday 11 January Next Youth Club.
Thank you adult team, 07740649199, or annamoir@hotmail.co.uk. ----- A GIANT JENGA GOING SPARE? If you were tempted to see it on E-Bay, perhaps you could sacrifice it to the greater good (namely the Youth Club) ? If you can, thank you.

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 fundraising. Details soon.

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 10.45 am
and at Central Methodist Church, Lune St, Preston, PR1 2NL at 7.30 pm .
They're free and offer a safe place to offload, to be heard, and to receive supoort 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

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CALENDAR : Other Places

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.
ALL COUPLES ARE MEANT TO ATTEND IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
Fr Bob /Fr Simon can make a booking for your, or at least discuss it.

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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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