Tuesday, 26 January 2016

SPROUT SOUP

Sprouts are a vegetable that you love or hate.  There are many stories about having to put the sprouts on in October so that they will be ready for the Christmas Dinner. 

Sprouts are not only for Christmas.  Below is a delicious recipe using this much maligned vegetable that provides a tasty alternative to 'fish on Fridays.'

1lb sprouts
1 medium onion
1 knorr vegetable stock pot
1pint of water (boiling)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3½oz crème fraiche
salt and pepper
nutmeg

Chop the onion, trim and half the sprouts

Gently fry the onion in the oil until it begins to
soften then add the sprouts. 
Cover and fry on gentle heat for 4-5 mins,
stirring occasionally

Add 1pt of boiling water and the stock pot
Cook on gentle heat until sprouts are tender

Blend the mixture using liquidiser or hand blender
till smooth.  Allow to cool slightly

stir in the crème fraiche
and return to heat until piping hot.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

OF YOUR CHARITY

 
PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS
OF THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY DIED
 
 
Fr Peter Birmingham
Father Anthony Sudlow
Moya Marrs
Cecilia Dalton
David Latham
Miroslaw Lukowski
Anna Tramontana
Mary Walsh
Mary Arkless

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
from the North West
of England
 
 
 
 
 
with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
 
in the presence of His Eminence
CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE
 
 
 
22nd April to 26th April
Total cost £450 (+ £70 single room)
 
Friday 22nd April
7am Coach from New Brighton to Heathrow Airport
(prearranged pickup from motorway service, M6 Toll or M40, may be possible)
 
1:55pm Flight to Toulouse and coach to Lourdes
 
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April
Pilgrimage with ICKSP
 
Tuesday 26th April
12 noon Coach to Toulouse Airport
5:40pm Return Flight to London Heathrow
and coach to New Brighton
 
 
IF INTERESTED CONTACT CANON MONTJEAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
chn.montjean@icrsp.org or 0797 212 8097
 
PREBOOKING: £30 DEPOSIT BEFORE 29th JANUARY
First payment £200 by 19th February
Final Balance £220 (+ single supplement) by 14th March

Friday, 22 January 2016

LOURDES FUNDRAISER

 
 
 
A FUNDRAISING EVENING OF COMEDY WITH
 
JIMMY CRICKET
and guest comedians
 
in aid of the Salford Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund
 
Your compere for the evening will be Jimmy's son,
Father Frankie Mulgrew
 
at the
 
FUSILIERS MUSEUM
BURY
 
FRIDAY 29th April 7:30pm
 
 
TICKETS £12.00 each
available solely from the Tourist Information Centre
at the Fusiliers Museum
Telephone 0161 253 5111

FATHER ALOSZA





As you know Father Alosza returned to his mission in Kazakhstan shortly after Christmas.  He returned at winter time to a temperature of minus 30 degrees.
 
The other day when everyone was complaining how cold it was and hoping the snow didn't last too long I sent him the picture at the top of this post to show that we we had some snow in England.
 
He responded with ' tak my też mamy' - yes we have some [snow] too.  He then sent the following pictures.


The snow and ice around the locks on the INSIDE of the door


Ice forming - again on the INSIDE of the door

The snow and ice on the outside of the house
 
 
Please continue to keep Father in your prayers.  Dealing with these extreme weather conditions cannot be easy when you are well.  It must be even more difficult for Father with his poor health too. 

RISING DAMP

For a long time we have been plagued with damp in the tower and choir loft at St Marie's.  When I first reported the problem to the diocese I was informed that we need to 'keep our eye on it.'  This we have been doing for a long time now and over the passage of time we have seen it get worse.
 
It has now come to the stage where 'keeping our eye on it' is not a viable option and work needs to be undertaken urgently.  Several parishioners have written and phoned the diocese to express their concerns.  I am grateful to them not only for helping me get some movement on this issue but also for their patience in emptying buckets and trying to make the place look presentable for Sunday Mass, Funerals and Baptisms.
 
It now finally it appears something is being done. 
 
I post a few photos so that you can see the extent of the damaged caused because work was not undertaken before now.
 








 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

KOLĘDA




Jestem gotowy. Idę na kolędę!
I am ready.  I go for Kolęda!

Another tradition at this time of year is the Blessing of Homes at Christmas Time.  This tradition known as kolęda is very strong in Poland.  For the first time this year I took part in this and have been to visit some of our polish parishioners to meet with them, bless their homes and sometimes to share pierogi!!!
Many thanks to all who have made me welcome at this time of year.
Szczęsć Boże i Bóg zapłać