Saturday, 22 December 2018

23rd December - 4th Sunday of Advent


Please remember in your prayers:
Lately Dead: Nikki Duhan, Cliff Astin
Anniversaries: Anthony & Agnes O'Brien, Jacqueline Barlow, Bernard Lawrence, Nancy Pinder, Les Holmes, Harold & Mary Duckworth, Beth & Fred Alveston, May & Joe Alveston, John Darwin, Joseph, Ada & Claire Joyce, Patrick & Claire Doolan, Robert John Pinder, John Edward Sweeney, Bernard McNamara, Cecilia Randles, Mary McNamara, Constance Nuttall, Alice & Ross Woods, Geoff Woods, Pat & Bert Hindle, Joseph Whiteside, Margaret Smith, Barbara Shaw, Nellie & John Walsh Sick: Lynne Harrison, Rita Owen, Pat Stephenson, Caroline Dunne, Teresa Hoyle, Marie Glannon,Dorothy Robinson, Claire Catlow
This week's Sanctuary Lamp is for: George Clayton
Next week's Sanctuary Lamp (29th December 5th January) is for: The Heyes & Haworth Families
Masses & Liturgies 24th December 2018 – 6th. January 2019
Mon 24th-   Christmas Eve. 9:30am Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am Mass
5pm Carols around the crib. 5:30pm Family Christmas Eve Mass.
8pm Carols around the crib. 8:30pm Solemn Sung Christmas Eve Mass
Tues 25th   Christmas Day. 10am Christmas Mass.
Wed 26th - St. Stephen's Day. 10 am Mass.
Sat 29th - 9:30am Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am Mass. 6:30pm Vigil Mass.
Sun 30th-   10:00am Mass.
Tues l" Jan - New Year's Day 2019. Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God 1lam Mass.
Wed 2nd -   9:30am Mass
Thurs 3rd - 9:30am Mass
Fri 4th -   9:30am Mass
Sat 5th -   9:30am Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 10:30am Mass. 6:30pm Vigil Mass.
Sun 6th-    10:00 am Mass. The Epiphany of The Lord

Offertory: The collection last weekend 22nd/23rd December was £ 1 007.82. God Bless you all for your generosity.
Carol Concert: A big THANK YOU to St Mary's Male Voice Choir who last Sunday allowed us the opportunity to both listen and sing along with carols old and new. The concert raised £249.62. Thank you all.
The winning nos of the Loyola 100 club Grand Christmas Draw made on the 18th December 2018 are :
1st prize £100        no. 81
2nd prize £50         no.  10
3rd prize  £25         no. 44.
Parish Christmas Raffle: To help raise money for our church there will be a Parish Christmas Raffle with the chance to win a luxury hamper and other prizes. Tickets will be sold at £1 a strip. We will draw the raffle at the end of Sunday Mass on 23rd December.
New Year Celebration: The 1st January heralds a time for new beginnings and fresh resolutions. I think a wonderful way to begin the year is always with the New Year Day Mass in honour of Our Lady, The Holy Mother of God. There will be Mass here at 11 am with some refreshments afterwards (cuppa and a glass of something!) Everyone is welcome to bring friends, family & neighbours to ask the Lord and Our Lady to "stay with us" on our 2019 journey.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR WHEN THEY BOTH, FINALLY ARRIVE.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ALL YOU DO. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT 2019 WILL
BRING.
GOD BLESS FR. O'BRIEN.
(There will be no newsletter next weekend)