Quiz night in the Canons Hall

There will be a Quiz night in the Canons Hall on Friday 27th August at 7.00pm. Tickets which include a hot pot supper are available from church priced £5

Walsingham Departure Mass

40 Hours Devotion – Feast of St Oswald

40 hours of Devotion
The 5th August is the feast of St. Oswald, King & Martyr and so Mass at 9.30am
will be in St. Oswald’s Church that day.
This will also be the beginning of the annual 40 hours of devotion before the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Oswald’s will therefore be open from 8.00am to 8.00pm on Thursday and Friday;
8.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday; and from 8.00am on Sunday, concluding with Solemn Benediction at
3.00pm.
Anyone intending to visit during these hours is asked to add their name to the Watching List at the back of
the Church to ensure there is a perpetual presence before the Blessed Sacrament.

Annual Pilgrimage Mass of St Edmund Arrowsmith

Holy Hand Mass
This year’s Pilgrimage Mass to the Holy Hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith will take place at 3.00pm on
Sunday 29th August.
Please note that there will be no 11.00am mass at St. Oswald’s on that day.

Refreshments will be served in the Canons Hall after Mass.

Sunday Readings and Service Sheet

Click on the links below to view the Sunday  readings and service sheets

 

Sunday Mass Readings

 

Sunday Service Sheet

 

 

Latest newsletter

To access the Latest Church Newsletter just click on the link below…

Latest Newsletter

Church Graveyard Upkeep

St. Oswald’s Cemetery
Those of you with family graves at St. Oswald’s will be only to aware that a great deal of work needs to be
done to bring the cemetery grounds back to an acceptable state. Already this year, a considerable amount
of money has already been spent on felling and pruning dangerous trees, and this is only scratching the
surface. A great deal more is required over a long period of time, as it is impossible to everything at once.
It is, however, unreasonable to expect that the cost of this should be borne entirely by those who contribute
each week at Mass. From the 1st September, therefore, a new set of Cemetery Regulations will be
introduced, including an annual £30 Cemetery Maintenance Fee, in line with that currently
effective at Our Lady’s. Copies of the new regulations can be viewed at the entrance to the Cemetery, and
on the Church Noticeboard

A copy of the regulations can be found by clicking the link below

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Annuity Fund update

Annuity Fund
Your continued support is greatly appreciated with all profits from the fund allocated to church projects.
Please follow our church Facebook page (button below) where we will regularly post winners.
Thanks again for your continued support.
Adrian O’Brien, Fund administrator
January 2021

Church Car Park – Important notice

St. Oswald’s Church Car Park
Regrettably, after persistent and on-going
anti-social behaviour, it is necessary to install
bollards to the entrance of St. Oswald’s Church
car park, both for the security of the Church and
the well-being of local residents.
Access to the car park will, in future, be from
8.00am-5.00pm each day, at which time the
bollards will be raised.
It should be noted that St. Oswald’s is not a
public car park and is to be used for Church
purposes only

Church Giving

More options to continue to give to support our church and parish. There are now three options available to continue to support our church particularly if you are unable to make it to Sunday mass.

Option 1 – Standing order

A Standing order mandate can be downloaded by clicking the link below. You can either:

1.Download, print and complete, then send the completed form to your bank to set up, or,

2.Use the church bank account details on the form and set up a payment yourself through your own online banking app.

Option 2 – Via text message from your mobile.

You can now make one off gifts of either £2,£3, £5, or £10 by following the instructions below:

Text  STOSWALD to 70085 to donate £2.

Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text STOSWALDNOINFO to 70085.

Text  STOSWALD to 70450 to donate £3.

Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STOSWALDNOINFO to 70450.

Text  STOSWALD to 70460 to donate £5.

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STOSWALDNOINFO to 70460.

Text STOSWALD to 70470 to donate £10.

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STOSWALDNOINFO to 70470.

Option 3: Direct through a secure website

This third option allows you to give your offering directly through a website set up specifically for our Church by The Archdiocese.

just click the link below which will direct you to it.

https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-oswald-st-edmund-arrowsmith-ashton-in-makerfield-weekly-donation-copy

We fully understand the financial difficulties the pandemic has placed on many families and we would certainly not wish you create further financial hardship in supporting our Parish at this time.

However,  there is a financial strain in the day to day costs of maintaining and insuring our buildings, and any donation given by any of the above methods would be most gratefully received. If you are in a position to give, please be as generous as you can reasonably afford to be.

Prayer resources

For those unable to come to church, please find below some additional prayer resource downloads to aid home worship.

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