This poster was seen in a London Church. Some will love it and some will hate itI'm grateful to Fr Z' blog http://wdtprs.com/blog/ for highlighting this
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
For sometime now we have been in need of a new set of crib figures at St. Marie's. Over the passage of time animals have lost ears, fingers and arms have been broken and some of the figures are now in a sorry state.
During our pilgrimage to Lourdes last year I hapeened to mention this to Father Anthony Kay our Vicar General and he took me to the Monasteres de Bethlehem Shop. This shop contains many tasteful statues and religious items made by religious communities all over the world.
We have made a start on the new crib figures. To buy the entire crib in one go would prove to be too expensive so I propose that we do this over period of time. We have to make a start somewhere so this year I got the figures of Mary, Joseph and the Baby. They can be seen in this post. Over a period of time we will be able to purchase all the figures in the set.
Over the next couple of weeks the figures can be seen on the Lady Altar. Do please come and have a look at them.
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the new crib or would like to purchase one of the figures, perhaps in memory of a loved one, then please mark your donations 'Crib' and send them to: St Marie's Presbytery, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0DR. The names of all those who have contributed will be put in a commemorative folder and placed near the crib and be remembered in the prayers of the parish each Christmas.
Posted by Fr Francis Wadsworth at 16:03
Monday, 8 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Congratulations to Daveth and Judith Frost on the birth of their daughter Tamsin Elizabeth Carenza. Baby was born on 4th September and baptised at St Marie's on 10th September using the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Daveth is the Principal of Holy Cross College in Bury.
My apologies for not uplaoding these pictures sooner.
Posted by Fr Francis Wadsworth at 13:30
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
I will be leading prayers and blessing graves in Bury Cemetery this Sunday afternoon 7th November beginning at 2:00pm. Although this pious devotion has been organised by the Italian Community of Bury anyone who wishes to join us is most welcome and I will gladly bless the graves of those who request it.
Posted by Fr Francis Wadsworth at 09:46