6th Sunday of the Year (B)
Week beginning: 11th February 2024
Prayer Week: 2
Please ensure that any requests for anniversary Masses are received in time.
Any Mass intentions please put in envelope and through the door of Holy Rosary
Today begins the season of Lent which the Church proposes as a preparation for the celebration of Easter.
Ashes will be blessed and distributed at both Masses.
Fasting and abstinence is of obligation for us on this day.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK (February 11th)
The Pope’s prayer intention for the month of February is for the terminally ill and their families.
It of course comes during the month when we celebrate feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb 11th).
He quotes St Pope John Paul II, “Cure if possible; always care”. He reminds us that palliative care guarantees “the patient not only receives medical assistance but also human help and closeness,” and he asks that we also remember that “the family of those terminally ill should not be left alone in such difficult moments”
Reminder- subscriptions now due for this year.
There are spare numbers if anyone wishes to join.
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
Over the years I have gathered a collection of various lives of the saints in the form of CTS (Catholic Truth Society) pamphlets.
I will leave a selection of these in the rack at Holy Rosary and the Repository table at St John’s. Please take and read and pass them on to others. I do not need them returned. The saints are our heroes and heroines. They point out how to love and serve God and as members of our family they pray for us!
THE NORTHERN CATHOLIC CALENDAR 2024
Our Diocesan Directory on sale at £3
The Northern Cross-FEBRUARY
Statue of Our Lady
For many years the statue was available to parishioners to have in their homes for a week. FEBRUARY now on noticeboard. Please sign up.
N.B. Tuesday Mass at Holy Rosary (schools on half-term)
Confessions Saturday, St John’s, 10.30-11am