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Our Lady of Good Counsel

& Guardian Angels Parish

54 Harvey Street,
Elton, Bury BL8 2RD
Tel: 0161 764 1630

Email: olgcga@b

Parish website:
Parish Twier: @olgcga
Diocesan website:

Newsleer for the weekend - 18th/19th April 2015

Third Sunday of Easter (Year of St. MarkYear B)
Bro. Nicholas Hutchinson,
David Lindley, Dominic Gamble,
Eileen Cock, Margaret Reilly,
Elaine Hardman, Ray Fitzwalter,
James Scanlon, Jody Turon,
Austin Sweeney, Michael
Dewsnap, Phyllis Daly, Maurice
Berry, Joan Grimshaw, Margaret
Reilly, Sean Reilly, John Cullen,
Hilda Wilcock, Joan Hearle,
Phillip Bailey, Alan Radcliffe,
Mary Hanson, Joyce Greenhalgh,
Maddie Clayton, Paddy Harrison.
Louise Webb
Ann Heaps
Roger Eames
Harry Paine
Christine Astley
Vincent Naughton
John Coligan

To include someone on the

prayer list please give
their name to Fr. Paul, put
it through the letterbox of
the Parish Office, call the
Office on: 0161 764 1630
or e-mail to
Please use the White Mass Intention
envelopes for Mass intentions which
you will find in the porches. Thank
When adding the name of someone
sick please ensure that you have their
permission (or the permission of their
family). The list is updated each week.
and because of space the names of the
sick will be removed from the list after
four weeks. You can ask for them to
be added again.

First Reading: A cts 2: 14, 22-23
It was impossible for Jesus to be
held by death
Psalm 16: Show us, Lord, the
path of life.
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:1721 We were saved by the precious blood of Christ
Gospel: L uk e 24:13-35 They
recognised him in the breaking of

First Reading: Acts 4: 8-12
Psalm 118
Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2
Gospel: John 10: 11-18

St Theresa of Lisieux
For the week beginning Sunday
12th April 2015 we pray for the
parish of St Patricks, Rochdale,
for the parishioners and Fr Joe
Sweeney their Parish Priest.


Saturday 18th April: Third Sunday of Easter
7.00 pm: Mass
Sunday 19th April: Third Sunday of Easter
8.45 am: Mass
10.30 am: Mass
12.15 pm: Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism
Monday 20th April: Easter weekday
9.15 am: Eucharistic Service
Tuesday 21st April: St Anselm
7.00 pm: Mass
Wednesday 22nd April: Easter weekday
9.15 am: Mass
Thursday 23rd April: St George
9.15 am: Eucharistic Service
Friday 24th April: Easter weekday
9.15 am: Mass
Saturday 25th April: Fourth Sunday of Easter
7.00 pm: Mass
Sunday 26th April: Fourth Sunday of Easter
8.45 am: Mass
10.30 am: Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 11th April: No Confessions
Saturday 18th April: 6.00 pm
The Rosary (for the sick and peace)
7.00 pm Rosary in Church

Flowers on the Sanctuary.

If you would like to have the
flowers on the sanctuary in memory of
someone or something special just let Fr
Paul or Sharon know and they will arrange it, or you can
simply put all the details on an envelope, and put the
donation in the envelope and pop it through the office
Harry Paine
Some of you
may remember
Harry and
Agnes Paine.
They moved
from G.A. to
Crumpsall a
few years ago.
We have
learned that
Harry has died.
Please pray for

Third Sunday of Easter

19th April 2015
If you wish to contribute to the View from the Pew,
please contact the Parish Office. These are anonymous
comments from parishioners.
In todays gospel we hear about another of Jesus postresurrection appearances, this time from the perspective of Luke.
Jesus thinks it important to explain the scriptures to his disciples
yet again, so that they might understand and accept what has happened to him. Let us also allow our minds to be opened to understanding the scriptures as we hear Gods holy word today.
If you cannot fulfil your rota duty, please arrange a swap with another
team. Thanks.
This weeks team: Gareth Davies & Kevin Dilger
Next weeks team: Marcia & Lawrence Cook
Spaces on the Minibus: We cur r ently have some spaces on the minibus for the 10.30 am Mass minibus run. If you or someone you know
would benefit from this fantastic service please call the Office.
Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to volunteer or for
more information.
Please submit all items for inclusion in the newsletter to the Parish
Office no later than Wednesday evening.
Either pop them through the Office letter-box or e-mail them in. Anything received after Wednesday evening cant be guaranteed to make it
into the next weekends newsletter.
To receive our Parish Newsletter by e-mail each weekend, simply
e-mail the Parish Office on: with the tag line newsletter and we will
add you to the list. Follow us on Twitter also @olgcga for reminders
and updates on parish events.
Follow the Department for Evangelisation: @SalfordDFE
The Offertory Collection for:
For the weekend 11th /12th April was:
Envelopes: 784.94 Loose collection: 277.84
Total: 1062.78
Thank you for your generosity.
If you wish to join the Gift Aid scheme please see Fr Paul at the back of
Church after Mass. It only takes a couple of seconds!

The Clusterers
Sunday 26th April
Whalley Nab
Hilly in places
Leader: Jeff Smith (0161 764 1630)
10.00 am departure from GA car park.
The New Eucharistic Ministers & Readers Rotas
are now available to collect from the
Welcome & Information Centre.
Question for the week: How gr acious ar e we in pr esuming, as Peter
did, the best of those who do not (yet) share our belief? Or those who
may even seem hostile towards it?

This weekend we begin our Childrens Liturgy of

the Word at the 8.45 am Mass. This is something brand
new, and Im grateful to our 10.30 am team who have
shared their experience with the new 8.45 am Team, and
will be helping the new team to settle into this new ministry.
The Childrens Liturgy of the Word is aimed at children under 11 years of age. Its not aimed at High School
aged young people. We still have room for more leaders at
both Masses, so if you are interested please have a word
with me, and we can sort it out.
The Childrens Liturgy of the Word ensures that the
children are able to experience the liturgy of the word at
their own level.
Im delighted that we have now been able to get it
up and running at both of the Sunday Masses nowso
please do support it and take advantage of us being able to
offer this. Fr Paul

Sunday 19th April
Childrens Liturgy of the Word begins at the 8.45 am Mass
Tuesday 21st April
Tuesday Club: Lunch/bingo
Thursday 23rd April
7.30 pm Seeking Christ Group - Parish Centre
7.30 pm Baptism Preparation Meeting (2)
Tuesday 28th April
Tuesday Club: Quiz
Sunday 3rd May
10.30 am Mass Presentation and Welcome for Baptism
Baptism Preparation Meeting (1) after 10.30 Mass
Saturday 9th May
10.00 am12.00 noon: Sacramental Programme Parents
and childrens meeting (Parish Centre)
Saturday 16th May
10.00 am 3.00 pm: A day with David Wells (organised
by the Department for Evangelisation) at St Gabriels HS.
Full details in next weeks newsletter.
Sunday 17th May Solemnity of the Ascension of the
1.00 pm: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
3.00 pm: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
Sunday 24th MaySunday 31st May
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Auschwitz and Krakow (contact
Parish Office for further information)
Tuesday 2nd June
7.30 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Full Governing Body Meeting
Thursday 11th June
7.30 pm Guardian Angels Full Governing Body Meeting
Saturday 13th June
10.00 am 1.00 pm: Sacramental Programme Family Day
Sunday 21st June
8.45 am and 10.30 am Masses: First Communions


You are now able to access the weekly parish newsletter from our
twitter feed (@olgcga

A great day was had by all on Monday in Southport,

all returned in one piece, and no incidents with vases
or anything like that!!! A big thank you to Pat & Sue
for organising the day out and driving the minibus.

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Bury

Required for 1st September 2015

The governors are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic
and committed Catholic Teacher to join our dedicated staff team.
The successful candidate will:
Be a practising Catholic with a clear understanding and commitment to the Catholic ethos of our school.
Be an excellent classroom practitioner who has high expectations
of all their children.
Have the ability to work as part of a team.
Be an enthusiastic, inspirational and caring teacher.
Have the capacity to be a competent subject leader.

The Salford Diocese Department for

Evangelisation invites you to spend a day with
David Wells. David is the author of The Reluctant
Disciple, a book recently published by Redemptorist Publications. He works for Plymouth Roman
Catholic Diocese in the Department for Formation,
and is internationally renowned as a speaker and
facilitator in the field of evangelisation, catechesis
and education. He has a lively and entertaining
style that holds the attention of any audience.
During his day with us in our Diocese, David will
speak about:

Evangelii Gaudium and the vision of

Pope Francis for the Church.
Cost per person: 10.00
(including Tea & Coffee throughout the day, and
Soup & bread at lunchtimeyou can also bring
sandwiches with you if you wish)

Booking is essential for catering purposes.

Please reserve me place(s) at the David
Wells day.

Address: .

We can offer you:

Delightful and happy children.
A dedicated staff who are supportive of one another.
Committed and supportive governors.
A school with an excellent reputation and an outstanding Catholic
A clear commitment to continuing professional development.
We welcome applications from experienced teachers as well as NQTs.
Informal visits to school are warmly welcomed and strongly encouraged. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.
All Applicants must complete the latest CES application form.
Applications should be addressed to Mrs J. Davies, Headteacher, or
sent by email to
Closing date for applications:
Lesson observations:

Midday on Monday 11th May 2015

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Week beginning Monday 18th May
Thursday 21st May 2015

The school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare

and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to preemployment checks, references and an enhanced DBS check.
This weekend at the 10.30 am Mass we welcome members of the Knights of St Columba
(KSC) who are joining us for the admission into
the Order of the Knights of St Columba of
Malembe Makawa, one of our parishioners.
We offer a very warm welcome to the members
of the KSC and also our congratulations to Malembe.

Postcode: .. Tel No: .

Return to: Guar dian Angels Par ish Office

E-mail: shar on.beech@dioceseofsalfor d.or
or Tel: 0161 761 0536 to book on the day.

Please make cheques payable to:

The Department for Evangelisation.

Having your child baptised at Guardian

If you are planning on having your child baptised, please pick up a leaflet from the Welcome and Information
Centre, which outlines our baptism preparation programme.
Please note that the first thing that parents have to do is contact
the Parish Office (telephone on 0161 764 1630 or call in) to book
onto the First Meeting, held on the first Sunday of each month.
Please do not just turn up for the meeting without first booking in
through the Parish Office. This means that our Baptism Preparation
Team have a workable number of people each month.

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Bury

Required for 1st September 2015


The Missionary Journeys of St Paul

Salary L5 L9 (Leadership scale) NOR:176

Malta & Rome

8 days

The Governors of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School

are seeking to appoint a motivated, creative and inspirational
Deputy Headteacher to join our committed and enthusiastic

Friday 25th September

Saturday 3rd October 2015

The successful candidate will:

Be a practising Roman Catholic with a strong commitment to Catholic education
Be an outstanding teacher with a full time teaching commitment
Be a role model with high expectations of pupils
achievement and behaviour
Work collaboratively with staff, governors, pupils and
parents and the wider community to ensure that all children
will reach their potential
Have experience in leadership in developing strategies to
raise attainment.
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Put children at the very heart of everything they do.

Price per person: 1225.00

Prices are based on two people sharing a twin
bedded room on a Half Board basis, and includes
flights and all entrance fees.
(A single room supplement of 199.00 is payable)
For a full itinerary and booking form please
contact Sharon Beech on 0161 761 0536
or e-mail to:
See the poster in the church porch for full details.

Its that time of the year again! We are starting to get ready for the next
session of the 10 Week Draw.
We have been running the ten week draw for several years now and it
has brought in a large amount of extra capital for the Parish. We are only
able to do the extras (decorating the church outside and inside, new
flooring etc) with the help of the extra capital generated by our social
events and the 10 week draw. Paying the fuel bills and diocesan levy etc
takes the majority of our weekly income.
The next draw will begin on SUNDAY 17th MAY (and the final
draw will be on Sunday 19th July).
As most people know, its a very simple processwe have agents, and
there are 20 numbers on each agents book. We really could do with some
more agents (so please contact the Parish Office to become an agent),
and we really need more people to join the 10 week draw. Its ten
pound (a pound a week10 paid before the start of the draw), and the
prizes are very good.
Each week there are prizes of 50.00 and 25.00 (plus agents prizes of
5.00 if the winner is on your book). The big draw will hopefully once
more be 1000 and a few other prizes, but we have to keep within the
law and it all depends on the numbers who join the draw as to what the
final big prize would be.
If you dont know an agent, please see Fr Paul after Mass and he will
take your money and you will be put on an agents book.
Agents books will be available to collect next weekend, (but you can
start rounding up the cash from your usual folks) and they will need to be
returned no later than Wed 13th May. Please support the 10 week draw.
Many thanks.
Fr Paul.

We can offer you:

Delightful and happy children
Hard-working and dedicated staff
Committed and supportive governors
A school with an excellent reputation and an outstanding
Catholic culture
A clear commitment to continuing professional development
Visits to our school are strongly encouraged. Please contact
the school office.
Applicants must complete the latest CES application form.
For further information about the post and our school, please
visit the schools website at
CLOSING DATE: Monday 27th April at 12.00 noon.
The school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the
welfare and safety of children and young people and expects
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts
are subject to pre-employment checks, references and an enhanced DBS check.

Planning on getting married in 2016

at Guardian Angels?
Please remember that all couples are
required to give at least 6 months notice (by Diocesan
Law) in order to marry in the Church. So, if you are
planning on getting married in 2016 and have not yet
made contact with us and booked in your wedding,
please do so as soon as possible.
Please telephone the office (0161 764 1630) to
make an appointment for an initial meeting with Fr
Paul, so that the availability of the Church can be
checked and details can be put in the Parish Diary.
Dont forget we have Tea and Coffee in the
Parish Centre after the 10.30 am Mass each
Sundaycome and join us!