CHRIST CHURCH CARNFORTH
Priests of the Parish
Fr Stephen Jones Tel. 732948
Fr Christopher Holden Tel. 730760
Hon. Assistant Priests
Canon Brian Oddy Tel. 732048
Canon Brian Pithers Tel. 424786
4th September 2011
TWENTY-THIRD ORDINARY SUNDAY
The Christian community is called to be a witness to reconciliation and to the building of relationships of justice, love and peace. Let us gather for the Eucharist, mindful of this common calling and seeking to express it in our lives.
We welcome Lucy Dickens, who is to be baptised today, and all those with us to celebrate this special occasion.
• Toilets are to the left out of the main door.
• Please let young children explore.
• Collection during the second hymn.
• Large print hymn books available on request.
MASS THIS WEEK AND INTENTIONS
Monday 8.00am* and7.00pm The depressed
Tuesday 12noon Unborn children
Wednesday 9.15am Home communicants
Thursday 7.15pm Greater obedience
BIRTHDAY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Friday 9.15am Libya
Saturday 9.15am Vivek Shah and Gemma Horrax (wedding today)
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Mon – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Sun 5.30pm; Mon – Fri 5.00pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
By appointment only this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: MASSES at 8.00 & 10.00am.
TODAY’S ORGAN MUSIC
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein (When in the hour of utmost need) (BWV 641)
Prelude in A major (BWV 536)
*EXTRA MASS at 8.00am tomorrow, for the Walsingham Pilgrims before their journey. All welcome.
REQUESTS FOR PRAYER If you would like any intentions offered at the shrine during this week’s pilgrimage (which ends on Thursday), please let one of the pilgrims or Fr Stephen have them today.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION 10.00am on Saturday.
SATURDAY COFFEE in aid of the Organ Fund, 10 – 12noon in the choir vestry. Do call in if you are around and about.
SHANIA BAXTER If you sponsored Shania’s cross-bay walk, you may leave your sponsor money in church today.
MISSION STATEMENT If you offered to help us revise the parish Mission Statement, there will be a meeting to begin this process on Sunday 25th September at 7pm. Please meet in church.
ADDITIONAL CURATES SOCIETY Northern Festival, Saturday 24th September at St Luke’s, Southport. Mass at 12 noon, with Bishop Tony Robinson of Pontefract presiding and preaching.
CHURCH PATH Thanks to the sterling work of one person, the path at the side of the church is now pristine! Perhaps we all can try to keep it that way by removing any weeds that protrude as soon as we see them.
FLOWERS If you would be interested in helping with the church flowers, please see the list at the back of church. For now, Susan Garth and Fr Chris are the people to contact regarding flowers and to receive money for them. Thank you.
READERS Please collect your readings from the sacristy. Thank you.
INSTALLATION OF HONORARY CANONS Sunday 20th November at 4.00pm. Fr Stephen is asked to give an idea of numbers intending to be present in the cathedral. There is a list at the back of church. Please place your name on it if you’d like to go, though there is no expectation of Fr Stephen’s part on anyone. So please don’t feel guilty if you can’t or don’t wish to go! Thank you.
Do stay for coffee after the 10.00am Mass.
Please take this bulletin home with you.