Christ accepts us as we are and calls us to follow him; and true discipleship is always costly.

A special welcome to Charlie Paul Stretch, who is to be baptised today; and to his family and friends.

Today is Home Mission Day, when we pray for the mission of the Church in our own country.

Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 1

Mass This Week And Intentions

Monday            7.00pm           Alice Lupton (Anniv.)

Tuesday           12noon            Mary Howarth (Anniv.)

Wednesday      9.15am            Departed Of September

Thursday         7.15pm             Pieter Edelman (Anniv.)  Martyrs Of Korea

Friday               9.15am            Fr Michael Fish St Matthew

Saturday          9.15am            Walsingham

Prayer Of The Church

Morning Prayer:  Sun 7.30am; Tue – Sat 8.55am

Evening Prayer: Tue, Thur & Fri 5.00pm


Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

By Appointment Only This Week.

Next Sunday: Masses at 8.00 & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

O Welt, ich muss dich lassen (O world, I must leave you)

J. Brahms

Sketch in C major

Parish Notices

Adoration Thursday 6.45-7.10pm.

Lectio Divina Thursdays in church 7.45pm 4th October, 15th November, 6th December. All welcome.

Volunteers Needed! (1.) People to join the rota for leading the bidding prayer at the 10.00am Sunday Mass. Guidance notes are available, as well as resources. (2.) People to help with the very youngest in our worshipping community – this will involve being on a rota to help, before the children join the rest of us.  Please speak to Rachael Makinson or Fr Stephen. It would be good to have some volunteers who are not parents of young children. Please be generous, we need your help!

Ministry of Hospitality (Sidespersons) Please would everyone involved in this ministry complete the sheet in church today – phone numbers (incl. mobiles) and email addresses requested. Thank you.

PCC Please would members collect the agenda (and Minutes, if you haven’t already) from the file today, in readiness for the meeting on Thursday (which begins with Mass at 7.15pm).

St Barnabas’, Morecambe Fr Michael Childs is to be instituted as parish priest on Monday 24th September at a Mass there at 7.30pm.  All welcome.  Mass here that day will be at 9.15am.

School Open Morning Tuesday 25th September 9.30 -11.30am.

Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday 30th September at 10.00am. Non-perishable items are especially useful for Lancaster & District Homeless Action.

Boxes of Hope There is someone coming to explain the work of this charity in school on Tuesday at the assembly slot at 9.10am – all welcome.

Routes of Faith There are some leaflets in church with details of a programme for learning more about the faith. Please take one.

Parish Magazine Material for the next issue is due in today.

Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.

Other Notices

Walsingham Festival Saturday 29th September at St George’s Preston 12noon Mass. Break for lunch, workshops, ACS stall. 2.30pm Healing Ministries and Benediction. Tea and coffee provided.

Please pray for

The sick: Diane Simpson, Edward Troughton, Colin Martin, Ted Taylor, Sarah Lightburn, Sheila Kelly, Fr John Daulman, Margaret Pithers, Cathy Sime, Cain Calvin, Isaac Calvin, Mary Schofield, June Rankin

Recently departed: David Edge, Dorothy Barnham, Isobel Redhead

Anniversaries: Harold Wain, Colin Stewart, Peggy tate, Alice Lupton, Mary Howarth, Nancy Johnson, Hilda Holland, Pieter Edelman, George Holden, George Mawson, Harry Mercer (priest), Lillian Webster, James Pegg, Betty Holden