Please follow this link to download the Parish Calendar with key dates for 2022.
This will be updated with new events as they are confirmed throughout the year.
Dates for Your Diary
26 June Family Ramble
30 June Deadlines for Payments for events
2 July Laudato Si Garden Course
3 July Fr Pat Tansey celebrates Mass at
St Joseph 9.30 am
9 July Youth Mass
26 September Pilgrimage To Holy Island
14 October Deanery Dinner Dance
For details please see the individual notices
In the Becket Suite St Thomas of Canterbury church
Thursday 6.30 pm
7 July Dr Joe Egan (Hon)
Ex-President of the Law Society
England & Wales
(A Day a Life)
Thursday 6.30 pm
4th August Dr. Peter Scott
Thursday 6.30 pm
1 September Dr. Sarah Longlands
(Economics & Regional Variations in the UK)
Why where you live matters.
Requiem Mass for Mavis Passerello RIP
There will be a requiem mass for Mavis Passerello RIP at 10 am. on Friday 1st July at St. Joseph’s Church.
Parish Draw – Second draw of the 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun 2022)
Here are the 4 winners who will each receive £50.
No.376 On book 76. Pat McDonna
No.275. On book 55. Ged Hull
No.717. On book 144. Judith Donlon
No.223. On book 45. Elizabeth Eastham
Congratulations to all the winners!
Just a reminder for friends paying by cash, £10 is now due for the July – September Draw.
ST THOMAS OF CANTBERBURY ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORY ASSISTANT
Grade B Point 3 (£9.78 Per Hour)
The Governors of this popular Primary School wish to invite applications for the above post.
We are looking for someone special who:-
• has a warm and friendly personality
• will enjoy the company of children and assist them with their lunch and engaging them in playground and indoor games.
The hours of work are 1hr 20 mins per day, Monday to Friday between the hours of 11.55am -1.15p.m.
Term Time only
‘The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment’.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement.
CES Application forms only, which are available from the office and returnable to the school.
Please contact school directly on (01204) 333131
Feast of Saints Peter & Paul
On Wednesday the 29th of June Mass at 10.00am at St Joseph’s and Mass at St Thomas of Canterbury at 7.00pm.
There will be a Family Ramble on Sunday June 26th in the lovely local countryside.
The walk will be about 2 to 3 miles at an easy slow pace. Meet outside St Thomas of Canterbury at 1.30pm.
For more information please phone Jon on 842671.
Youth Mass Saturday 9th July at 5.30pm
On Saturday 9th July at 5.30pm at St Thomas of Canterbury there will be a Youth Mass, specifically aimed at all young people in the Parish and Deanery aged 11 years and over.
Pizza and Pop will be available after Mass for all the young people.
Please contact Liz Moxham with any offers of help or if you require any further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our charity for the Youth Mass is Urban Outreach
The focus for donations is small jars of coffee, long life milk and sugar. Please bring these on 2/3 July or to the Youth Mass on the 9th so they can be included in the offertory procession.
Parish Family Fun Day Saturday 18th June
A Great Day for Family, the Parish and School Community
Totals of Funds raised will be given next week.
Congratulations to everyone who took part & those who worked behind the scenes and organised this wonderful event.
Don’t forget Fr Chris is taking part in the Five Summit Challenge on the same day. There is a just giving page for Bolton Hospice at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frchris<http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frchris>.
(Hopefully you will be able to follow him on the day if the tracking system works)
The Five Summit Challenge
On the 18th of June Fr Chris is taking on The Five Summit Challenge. This is a 70 kilometres (42 miles) mostly off road run starting at Moss Bank Park at 5.00 am going up Winter Hill, then over to Holcombe Tower, then to Darwen Tower, Great Hill, Rivington Pike and finishing at St Thomas of Canterbury Church sometime mid afternoon! There is a just giving page for
Bolton Hospice at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frchris.
If you just type in Fr Chris Gorton on the Just Giving Page search it will come up. Hopefully you will be able to follow him on the day if the tracking system works. This is all part of a fun day taking place in the parish at St Thomas of Canterbury school for the Hospice that day beginning at 3.00pm. If you look at the maps you can see the route.
Laudato Si Garden at St Joseph’s Church
The garden area at the back of St Joseph’s Church is to be redeveloped as a wildlife friendly environment. The project will involve the children from the school, their parents and parishioners.
On 2nd July, there is a place available on a short Wildlife Gardening course at the Laudato Si Centre at Wardley Hall in Salford.
If you would like to attend this course with a view to being involved in the project, please contact John Pindar
on 07771 524542.
Fr. Pat Tansey – Diamond Jubilee
In acknowledgement of his wonderful achievement of reaching 60 years of dedicated service to the Priesthood Fr. Pat has kindly accepted an invitation to Celebrate the 9.30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church on Sunday 3rd July. This will give the Parish the opportunity to show our appreciation for such lifelong dedication and any former Parishioners from St. James would be very welcome to come along to join in this lovely Celebration.
Parish Pilgrimage to Holy Island and Durham
Our Pilgrimage is going ahead. The dates are 26th to 28th September.
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS – WE NEED TO CONFIRM BOOKINGS BY THE BEGINNING OF JULY
SO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET MADE A BOOKING WOULD YOU PLEASE DO SO
NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 30TH JUNE
BY COMPLETING THE BOOKING FORM IN THE CHURCH PORCHES AND RETURNING THE FORM WITH YOUR DEPOSIT OF £75.00
If you have any queries please contact the Parish Office: email email@example.com
or tele 01204 497068.
St Joseph’s Deanery Dinner Dance
Those wishing to attend the Dinner would you please complete the Booking Form in the Church Porches, indicating your menu choice, and return it with your payment of £35.00 payable to “Christ the Redeemer” NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 30TH JUNE.
In order to make a booking please download and complete the booking form and send to either Gemma or Agnes.