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Blessing of Throats
Jekyll and Hyde - the Musical
There was a wonderful attendance at the
9.30 a.m. Mass last Tuesday, the Feast of
St. Blaise, and a fine turn out on Monday
for Candlemas - the blessing of our Parish
Caroline Blair as Lady Beaconsfield
Fri 13th March at Z Arts Centre M/C
Several people have expressed an interest
in going to this so we have booked a coach
for 20 people. Tickets £12 Coach £10
See poster and add your name if interested.
Tenders for Painting
The exterior of the Church, Presbytery and
Parish Centre will be repainted when the
weather gets warmer.
Many Thanks
To Robert Burns who went for the votive
candles, and cleared the pathways from
To Colin Brown who replaced the bulbs in
To Moira Wheatley who has covered whilst
Jeanette Shine has been on holiday typing
and printing the newsletter, sending the
Faith News and preparing the Funeral
And to those many people who help in a
hundred different ways to keep the Parish
running smoothly.
The Houghton Weavers
St Patrick’s School Hall
Saturday 21st March at 7.30 pm
Tickets £10.00
Hot supper Available for £2.50
All money raised is for the Lourdes Group
to help send sick children to Lourdes.
For tickets ring: Kathleen Lomax 376644
or St. Patrick’s School: 6444412
Cornerstone Big Sleepout
The Cornerstone Big Sleepout takes place
on Friday, 24th April 2015 in support of the
thousands of people who have to endure
sleeping rough on our streets every night.
If you are interested in taking part, you can
register at: [email protected]
You might be surprised who is in the
sleeping bag next to you.
Sacred Heart RC
Church, Rochdale
Parish Centre
December 25th 2011
Kingsway, Rochdale. OL16
February 8th 2015 Issue 652
Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Fair Trade Stall
Presentation Mass
This Saturday at 6.00 p.m.
Our children in Year 3 and their
parents rehearsed last week for
this Special Event in their
Sa cr a m en t a l Pr ogr a mm e.
Thanks to our Sacramental
Team for all their time.
The Fair Trade Stall is available
after the three Masses this weekend in the parish centre. It is our
opportunity to support farmers
in the developing countries.
World Youth Day
Krakow, Poland
24th July - 2nd Aug 2016
These children attended Mass
last week: Aoife Brown. Maya Hardman.
Bradley Holt. Elisandro Justino. Harvey
Lanyon. Cameron Lowe. Calum Lucas.
Olivia Marriott. Lennon Ogden. Danielle
Richardson. Ricardo Santos. Julia
Stefanska.. Malakai Traynor.
The Diocese is now asking for
the names of those individuals who are
intending to travel to Krakow, and a deposit
of £150 per person. Please make your
cheques payable to the Sacred Heart Parish.
Our Parish will pay the balance for those
young people going from our Parish.
Fundraising events suggested so far
A Bake Weekend (after Easter)
Spring Fashion Show
Family Race Night with Tombola Stall
Bacon Sandwiches after the 11.00 Mass
6.00 pm Vigil
9.30 am
11.00 am
Graham Hoyle
Christopher Howard
Clare Westerman
Jamil & Lucas Families
Spence Family
Russell Family
Bishop John Arnold
Edwina Lowe
Leonard Jones
Kathryn Ansley
Golden & Cousin Families
Reader Family
Odey Family
Most thoughtfully, Bishop Arnold
celebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s WaltonLe-Dale last weekend, to sympathise with
parishioners on the sudden, tragic death of
their Parish Priest , Fr. John T. Cribben.
May he rest in peace.
[email protected]
Website :
Follow the Mass or visit the Church from the link on our Website - Live Church Cam
Salford Diocese:-
The Loop System is installed in our Church and Parish Centre - turn hearing aid to T
Any further suggestions are very welcome
May they Rest in Peace
This week in our Parish 8 - 14 February 2015
Sun 8 Feb
9.30 am
11.00 am
7.00 pm Pilgrimage Meeting
Mon 9 Feb
9.30 am - Requiem Mass for Margaret Valentine
Tue 10 Feb
9.30 am - Saint Scholastica
Wed 11 Feb
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes
Thu 12 Feb
9.30 am - Weekday
Fri 13 Feb
9.30 am - Weekday
Sat 14 Feb
10.00 am : Young Singers
12 noon - Saint Cyril (Monk) and Saint Methodius (Bishop)
6.00 pm - Vigil Mass
Reconciliation - Before both Saturday Masses. Marriage & Baptism by appointment
Mass Offerings
Lately dead:
Margaret Valentine. Rita Hale (N.I.). Nora
Allen. Andrew Thornton. Tom Young.
Louis Galvin. Dorothy
Father John Cribben.
Amanda Marie Thompson ( Nee Grice)
Nancy Fallon. Eric Brooks. James Taylor.
Margaret Kelly. Eileen Mitchell.
Other Intentions:
Special Intentions. Mass of Thanksgiving
Please pray for:
Nelly Fraine. Charles Doolan. Harry
Robinson. Monica Reade. Jenny Hurst.
Denise Armstrong. Mary Rice. Michael
Paul. Michael Thompson. Jennifer Dewis.
Maria Earnshaw. Jean Burns. Winnie
Blomfield Francis Pickering. Dolores
Pat Wild. Teresa Oswell.
Eileen Naven.
Eddie Quinn.
Offertory Collections
Caritas £486.17
One collection only this weekend.
Congratulations to those
who attend our Daily Mass
Retired people attend Daily Mass come
Rain, Hail, Sleet and Snow. They are our
Parish prayer base - Congratulations and
Thank you.
January Draw
The January 500 Club Draw takes place
this Saturday 7th February after the Vigil
This month’s subscription is £4.00.
Quarterly payments of £13 are due this
month. One or two payments are still
outstanding from the last quarter - please
pay a.s.a.p. thanks
Mrs Rita Hale, (65) of Lurgan, N.I.
Mrs Hale died suddenly whilst on holiday.
Deepest sympathy to her twin brother
Vincent Vause of Whitworth Road. Her
funeral will be in Armagh, Northern Ireland
Mrs. Margaret Valentine (78)
Margaret’s Requiem Mass will be here at
the Sacred Heart on Monday, 9th February
at 9.30 a.m.
Mr. Tom Young (63)
Tom’s funeral took place at the Cemetery
Chapel last Tuesday and was very well
attended. His eldest daughter Jane Young
organised it wonderfully on behalf of the
Andrew Thornton (45)
Our church was packed on Wednesday, 4th
February, for the funeral of Andrew
Thornton. Our deepest sympathy to his
wife Kirsty and all his family.
Dorothy McDermott (81)
Dorothy’s Requiem Mass will be on
Friday 20th at 9.30 a.m. Dorothy lived in
Cannon Flynn Court next to our Church
with her husband Kevin, and was a most
valued parishioner.
Our deepest sympathy to Kevin and their
Please remember our recently deceased
in your prayers.
The SVP Community Shop
To volunteer phone Lesley or Sue. 347279
For furniture collection: 0161 832 0259.
The Sistine Chapel
Vatican City
Visitors and Pilgrims are not being
promised more ‘elbow room’ but they are
guaranteed a cooler experience.
the 450th anniversary of
Michaelangelo’s death, the Chapel containing his Fresco’s and the mural of the
Last Supper is now designed to stay cooler
than 77F.
Parishioners in Hospital
Ring the Hospital Chaplain, leave a message: the name of Patient and Ward
Springhill Hospice:
01706 649230
Royal Oldham Hospital:
0161 678 7282
Fairfield Hospital, Bury
01706 625512
North Manchester Hospital
0161 834 4104
The Christie
0161 432 3628
Salford Infirmary
(Hope Hospital)
0161 789 4470
Manchester Royal
0161 432 3628
Let Father O’ Kane know when they
come home and he will visit them.
Computer Problems
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Steve Raines 07775 598 661 / 645070
For Printers, Repairs & Office Stationery
ring Kleen Strike: 658582