May 19th – May – 25th 2018

Many Thanks to all who have been involved in the planning and preparations for Fr. Michael’s funeral. It has taken much time and hard work from many people (too many to mention by name but you know who you are) from the preparation of the liturgy to the cleaning of the church, all have played their part in ensuring a dignified, loving and prayerful service for our beloved Father Michael. God Bless you all. Donations to Mill Hill/APF in memory of  Fr. Michael came to £1732.50 and have been forwarded to Herbert House at Formby. Thank You for your generosity.

Red Mission Boxes. If you brought your mission box to church for emptying recently and have not yet re-claimed it, please do so from the Narthex.

Second Collection next week – Provision for Priests in Retirement. Gift Aid envelopes available in the Narthex.

St Bede’s Primary School Summer Musical Evening. On Monday 11th June at 6.30pm in Church. The school choir, guitar groups and flute group will be performing as well as past and present pupils and some of the musicians who play at Mass. Last year’s event was a great success and the school extend an open invitation to all parishioners to come and enjoy the varied musical talents of St Bede’s community. The event will be held in memory of Fr. Michael and the school caretaker Mr Graham Gooch, who sadly passed away last year. It is free to attend but there will be a collection at the end, the proceeds of which will go towards a ‘Friendship Bench’ within the school grounds in memory of these much loved friends of St. Bede’s.

Annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place from 18th to 22nd June. Cost £304.50 per person. Further information from J. Noblet on 01257 265498.

Rosary will be said in church Tuesday to Friday before morning Mass/Eucharistic Service.

Billington Bears Pre-School. St. Bede’s Parish Centre. Sessions available for children 2 to 4 years. Contact Claire on 01772 626699

The Parish Centre can be hired for birthday parties, baptism celebrations etc. Reasonable rates. Contact Claire Billington on 07956669945 to book.

The Parish would like to congratulate our school on the outcome of their recent R.E. Inspection.The inspectors gave the school a grade of Outstanding and were very impressed with the links and support of the Parish in the Catholic life of the school

Only 8.30 Sunday mass and weekday masses will be affected during Father’s absence. The following is for information on local Sunday Mass Times. Further info on other days can be obtained by clicking on the parish names.
Sacred Heart Chorley Sat 7.00 Sun 11.00 
St Chads Whittle
Sat 5.00 Sun 9.00
St Josephs Brindle Sat 6.00 Sun 9.30
St Josephs Chorley Sat 6.00 Sun 8.30 10.30 4.30
St Marys Chorley Sat 6.15 Sun 8.00 10.30
St Marys Leyland Sat 6.00 Sun 9.30 11.00
St Marys Bamber Bridge Sat 7.00 Sun 9.30 11.00 6.30

Brownedge Christians Together Food Bank. A heartfelt thank you for your amazing food and cash donations. A total of 2015 Food Bags have been distributed between Jan and Dec 2017. We look forward to your continuing support in 2018. Tins of vegetables, meat,fish and rice pudding/fruit are the basic food items on our shopping list every week. All non-perishable food items, in date, will be much appreciatedThe food bank volunteers have expressed their gratitude for the generous donations received from the six local churches .A total of 2015 Food Bags have been distributed between Jan and Dec 2017. In addition extra Christmas hampers were given to 30 families

Most needed items.

Rice pudding            Custard   Sugar  Jars of Sauce

Tinned Meat Fish       Rice        Tinned pots

Long life milk          Coffee            Noodles            Tea Bags

Tinned Veg             Cereal            Tomatoes

The SVP is looking for new members to help in it’s work for needy families. Contact Ted Murphy on 01772 322904