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

Adoration

Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

By Appointment Only This Week.

Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am

Parish Notices

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.

Other Notices

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 jeanmduerden@virginmedia.com 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