The face that each of us is called by name bestows a great dignity upon us. It is our task to respond to this call through faithful worship and lives of sacrifice and generosity, following Christ himself.
Mass This Week And Intentions
Monday 7.00pm Richard Harrison RIP
Tuesday 12noon Bishop Philip’s intentions
Wednesday 9.15am Robert Rankin (anniv.) St Antony
Thursday 7.15pm Unity of Christians
(Christian Unity Week begins today)
Friday 9.15am Richard Smith (anniv.) St Wulstan
Saturday 9.15am Nancy Lynch RIP
Prayer Of The Church
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Tue, Fri & Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue & Fri 5.00pm
Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm
Sacrament Of Reconciliation
By Appointment Only This Week.
Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am
Thank you to everyone who put on and contributed towards the parish lunch last Sunday when Bishop Philip was with us. All the hard work was much appreciated – and the hospitality was excellent!
The Funeral Service for Mary Rumer RIP takes place at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium on Tuesday at 2.00pm.
Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.
Epiphany Gifts There is the opportunity, as in recent years, to donate towards the cost of the consumables we use in church during the year (e.g. lamps, candles, altar bread, wine, incense). This has been very successful in the past, so let’s replicate this for 2018 as we share in the generosity of the Magi, who came with gifts to adore the infant King.
Susan Garth has lost an umbrella. It was taken recently from the porch. If you’ve borrowed it from the stand, or taken it in error, please return it quietly!
Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Festival of Prayer Blackburn Cathedral, Saturday 3rd February. It begins with Mass at 10.30am, there is a keynote address, lunch (bring your own or buy locally), and then there are workshops on different aspects of prayer until 2.30pm. Messy church for children will take place throughout the day. For more details and to book places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Fr Stephen is going and can offer lifts.
Please pray for
The sick: Isaac Baines, Edward Troughton, Diane Simpson, Ann Bailey, Fr Ron Barrett, Colin Martin, Ted Taylor
Recently departed: Mary Rumer, Nancy Lynch, Richard Harrison
Anniversaries: Ronald Dearlove, George Speed, Robert Rankin, George Clayton, Nora Gardner, Lilian Park, Richard Smith, Nellie Hutchinson, Lewis Ward-Andrews (priest), Frank Richardson, James Rae, Robert Woods