Jesus’ baptism marks the beginning of his public ministry. God the Father acknowledges his beloved Son and we gather, as God’s adopted children (through our baptism), to give praise to him who has chosen us.

A special welcome today to Isla Jane Short and to her family and their friends.  Isla is to be graced through holy baptism today and joins us in the fellowship of the Universal Church.

Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 3

Mass This Week And Intentions

Monday            7.00pm               Cyril Birket (priest) (anniv.) of Ordinary Time, Week 1 (Year 1 readings) 

Tuesday           9.15am*           The Children’s Society

Wednesday      9.15am               George Clayton (anniv.)

Thursday         7.15pm                Monks and nuns St Anthony

Friday               9.15am               Lilian Park (anniv.)

Saturday          9.15am                Nellie Hutchinson (anniv.) St Wulstan

Prayer Of The Church

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

Evening Prayer: Tue, Wed & Thur 5.00pm

Adoration

Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

By Appointment Only This Week.

Next Sunday: Masses At 8.00am & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (Christ the Lord came to the Jordan) (BWV684)

Prelude in C (BWV684)

J.S. Bach

Parish Notices

If you can help with taking down the Christmas tree and tidying up, please stay behind after the 10.00am Mass today.  Thank you.

Please note that Ordinary Time (green season) begins tomorrow.  Weekday Mass readings are those of Year 1 (for the benefit of those with their own missal).  In the Prayer of the Church, the Psalter goes to Week 1.

*Tuesday’s Mass is at the earlier time of 9.15am, when we shall be joined by the school community.  All welcome.

 Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.

Standing Committee Thursday, straight after the 7.15pm Mass.

‘Girls’ Night Out’ Friday 18th January, meeting at the Station Hotel at 7.00pm for a meal. Food has to be pre-booked so please wrote your menu choices on the sheet on the noticeboard near the choir vestry door as soon as possible.  Thank you Anne Plevey, Vicky Rowbottom.

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.  This has been very successful, so let’s replicate it for 2019 as we model the generosity of the Magi, who came with gifts to adore the infant King.

Lectio divina dates Thursdays: 24th January, 21st February, 21st March.  All are welcome.

Mr Lester Robert Wood from Leeds (google him) is looking for people to write to him and allow him to write back.  Lester is an artist who suffers from autism.  Fr Stephen will supply his address to anyone who would like to do this.

Thank you to everyone who participated in ‘Christmas Stars’ and who supported the Christmas Hamper.  £134.00 and £154 was raised, respectively, and GIFT AID will add approximately £31.25 and £38.50 to these figures.

Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.

Please pray for

The sick: Edward Troughton, Sarah Lightburn, Fr John Daulman, Margaret Pithers, Cathy Sime, Ellen Preston, Rosie, Pam Lewthwaite, Richard Jephcote

Recently departed: Brenda Trewhitt, John Benson, David Parden, Barbara Johnson

Anniversaries: Ronald Dearlove, George Speed, Robert Rankin, George Clayton, Nora Gardner, Lilian Park, Richard Smith, Nellie Hutchinson, Lewis Ward-Andrews (priest), Frank Richardson