Sunday, 22 November 2015

Christ the King

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: June McCaffrey, Jessica Whelan (3year old), Brigid Hardwick, Jimmy O'Toole, Vida Filipini

Lately Dead: Marie Taylor, Anne Knowles, Mary Patricia Sowerbutts

Anniversaries:  Fred Broadley, Geraldine Curran

 

Masses this week. (Masses will take place in the sacristy unless stated)

Mon – 9.30am Mass                                                           Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch

Thursday – 6.30pm Mass followed by Exposition

Friday – 12noon Mass

 

On Thursday there is also a Mass for Deceased Priests and People of the Deanery at St Joseph's, Todmorden at 7pm

 

Senior Citizens Christmas Community Party at Mt Carmel This year this will be held on Monday 14th December from 12 – 2pm. There are only twenty places available to our parishioners. If you wish to attend then please add you name and contact number to the list at the back of church. The deadline for names to be given is this Friday 27th November. Please could Eucharistic Ministers check with those they visit if they would like to attend.

 

This weekend there is a Pastoral Letter from the Bishop. Copies can be obtained after Mass. There are also copies of a summary report arising from the consultation that took place at the beginning of the year called "Preparing the Way". If anyone would like the full 18-page document then please leave your email on the list at the back of church, or go to the parish website. If you would like a hard copy, that is you do not have email, then please put your name on the list and I will have some printed.

 

"Walk With Me" These popular booklets, with meditations from the scriptures for each day of Advent, are available at the entrances to the church. Please take one per family. They are FREE.

 

Monthly Newsletter this will be printed next weekend, so any articles/notices please have them handed in/sent by Tuesday evening of this week.

 

Children's Christmas Party – again, please sign up if you wish your children to meet Santa. Santa needs to know as soon as possible so he can get the presents made and ready in time.

 

Next Sunday there is a Young People's Mass at St Mary's, Todmorden Rd, Burnley BB10 4AU. The Mass will be followed by a talk and social (food and drink available). Time 5.30pm

This is for anyone below the age of 35.

 

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Times of Masses this Christmas

You will notice that this year Christmas Day falls on a Friday. Last time this occurred very few people turned up to the Saturday evening Mass. This year I propose that on Boxing Day (Feast of St Stephen) we have a 12noon Mass and no Saturday evening Mass. This would just mean the one Mass on Sunday morning at 10am. As it is the Feast of the Holy Family what better way to celebrate Mass by having everyone at the one "family" Mass. Please let me know your views either for or against. To me I am happy either way, but find it very dispiriting that we follow Christmas with a rather low attendance Mass when we can have a real celebration on the Sunday morning with everyone present.