Celebration Dinner Invite from Mount Carmel Schoenstatt Group

You are invited to a Celebration Dinner at the Shrine on Friday June 9th 2017. We are fundraising for the Schoenstatt Family Fund to help send families with children on our Family Week. Please come along and support us. Contact Tricia Barnes <triciabarnes47@gmail.com>. There will be music from Eddie’s Band. Good food and good company. Tickets cost £20.00. We look forward to seeing you on the night. (For info click here)


Terrorists in Churches

Latest news reports are that five terrorist cell groups have been operating in certain churches. Church security identifies these as Bin Sleepin, Bin Arguin, Bin Fightin, Bin Complainin, and Bin Missin. Their leader, Osama Bin Lucifer, trained these groups to destroy the Body of Christ. The plan is to come into the church disguised as Catholics and to work within the church to discourage, disrupt, and destroy the priests and the churches. A tiny cell known by the name Bin Workin is actually the only effective counter terrorism force in the church today. This group appears to be very weak. It is easy to detect because it is the only group that is active in service to Christ. Unlike the true terrorist cells, the Bin Workin team does not blend in with whoever and whatever comes along. Bin Workin visibly does whatever is needed to uplift and encourage the Body of Christ.  We have noticed that the Bin Workin cell group has different characteristics than the others. They have Bin Watchin, Bin Waitin, Bin Prayin, and Bin Longin for the Master, Jesus Christ, to return. Which cell group do you belong to? 2 Thessalonians 3:11: ”For we hear that there are some, which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.” Or Mark 13:32-3: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father, Take ye heed, watch and pray: For ye know not when that time is.” These same groups have been detected in other denominations. The Office of Home Church Security is coordinating its efforts with the Bin Workin group to expose the activities of the five terrorist cells now known to be active throughout many Bolton Catholic Churches. Report all sightings to proper authorities. By Father Duncan, alias Bin Readin – Edited by Marjorie Brady, alias Bin Thinkin


Tree Planting at the Shrine

We have been awarded 105 trees by the Woodland Trust so we propose having a tree planting day on the 16th March and also a fund raising event whereby people can sponsor their planting and have its location recorded against their name.The trees will be small hedgerow trees to be sparsely planted along the boundary fence so they will not unduly restrict the view. Trees should include cherry, rowan, silver birch blackthorn and hazel. Donations will cover cost of rabbit and mower protection for the trees.   Suggested donation £1-£3 per participant. Meet after noon mass on the 16th prepared to dig small holes. Thanks Denis Shevlan.


Other Roads Concert for the Mosaic

Our Mosaic Prayer Garden is starting to take shape. Last year we had all the preparatory work of paths being laid and the base for the mosaic being built. Now Paul Cooper has started on the first panel of the Mosaic. (For more information on the Mosaic Pryaer Garden click here) Paul had a very helpful consultation with Helen Smyth and the initial amount of small tiles and mosaic chips were purchased and Paul has started work. Reports from the Mosaic Group have also informed us that almost half of our target has been spiritually collected and offered up through prayer and good deeds of many people who want to make their spiritual contribution towards this project. On Friday, 15th March at 7.30pm we have a fund-raising concert for the Mosaic. Cost of the Ticket £8.00. We look forward to welcoming you. Drinks form the Bar during the Concert. Some of you have experienced the excellent band “Other Roads”. We are included in their UK tour this year and will be appearing at St John Fisher Hall. It is an excellent night of great music and the proceeds go towards the Mosaic Prayer Garden.

You can download the poster and use it to invite others to join us on this excellent concert. Please come along and support this venture and have a great night’s entertainment. (To download the Invite Poster click here)


Marathon Fundraiser for Sunrise Children’s Village

Many thanks to all those who supported the Sunrise marathon. Brian finished sub 5 hours on a wet, cold and miserable Sunday morning. Many thanks to him

We are trying to get the monies in – if you are a sponsor – please let me have your forms and monies. The way things are looking we are heading for a grand total of around £1000 – so get your forms in…

God Bless

Fr. Andrew