Jesus is presented to us today as the friend of outcasts. To follow his example, we need to be able to understand every person, without exception, to be a person created in the image and likeness of God and infinitely precious to him.
Mass This Week And Intentions
Monday 7.00pm The Nhs
Tuesday 12noon Audrey Askew Rip
Wednesday* 9.15am Charles Wilkinson Rip
7.30pm (Sung) A Fruitful Lent
Thursday 7.15pm Nurses and doctors
Friday 9.15am Len Brownlow (anniv.)
Saturday 9.15am Active religious orders
(The Seven Servite Founders)
Prayer Of The Church
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm
Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm
Sacrament Of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Shrove Tuesday 6.00 – 6.30pm.
Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am
Today’s Organ Music
Slow movement, Sonata no 2
Epiphany Gifts project for this year ends today. Many thanks for your generosity.
Palm Crosses Thank you to all who have returned these. Please do not return any after tomorrow (save them for next year), because the ash for Ash Wednesday is to be prepared on Tuesday morning.
Funeral Service for Audrey Askew takes place at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium at 1.00pm on Tuesday.
Shrove Tuesday Confessions 6 – 6.30pm. This day gets its name from the verb ‘to shrive’, meaning to be forgiven. It’s a good way of preparing for Lent.
*Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Do make sure you begin the great penitential season appropriately, by coming to the altar and receiving the ashes, either at 9.15am or 7.30pm.
Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.
Lent Course Fr Stephen is proposing to running a course of four sessions on Sunday evenings in Lent. Several have signed up already, and there is room for more. The last two such courses have been well supported and fruitful. This time, we shall be looking at different ways of praying. Please sign up on the list.
Lent Extra is on sale today at £2.00. Please place money in the wall safe marked ‘Sanctuary Fund Tracts’.
Lent Boxes for the Additional Curates Society – please take one and place your name on the list. Thank you.
The annual parish Electoral Roll revision begins today, to be completed by 11th March. If your details have changed or you would like to be included on the Roll, please obtain a form from Rebecca Riley.
Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Please pray for
The sick: Diane Simpson, Isaac Baines, Edward Troughton, Ann Bailey, Colin Martin, Ted Taylor, Fr Philip Price
Recently departed: Jason Bracken, Jack Houghton, Charles Wilkinson, Audrey Askew
Anniversaries: Jack Johnson, Katie Webster, Margaret Turnbull, Gordon Yates, Anthony Jackson, Tom Clarke, Bernie O’Brien, William Eyre, Robin Clarke, Richard Howarth, Frank Webster, Sharyn Parrington, James Beaumont, Len Brown low, Harry Wilson, Sarah Woods