We look forward to the coming festival, praying that our spiritual preparations may be fruitful. May we grasp the significance of God’s coming to us in Christ in a way that is personal and profound.
Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 2
Mass This Week And Intentions
Monday 7.00pm Rodney Marshall (priest) RIP
Tuesday 9.15am* Our school
Wednesday 9.15am Amelia Templeton RIP
Thursday 7.15pm The sick
Friday 9.15am Joyce Hall RIP
Saturday 9.15am Families
Prayer Of The Church
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Tues – Sat 8.55am
Evening Prayer: Tue & Thur 5.00pm
Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm
Sacrament Of Reconciliation
Mon 6.15 – 6.45pm
Thur 6.45 -7.10pm (During Adoration)
Sat 11 – 11.30am
Next Sunday: Masses At 8.00am & 10.00am
Today’s Organ Music
A spotless Rose
My faithful heart rejoices
Preparing for Christmas Please take a pink sheet if you haven’t already.
Christmas Stars available today, as an alternative to sending Christmas cards to people in church – plus we get a nice wall display.
Christmas Tree If you can help put the tree up (and clear up any mess), please stay back after the 10.00am Mass this morning. Thank you.
Confessions Please note additional times this week (overleaf).
Carol Singing around the residential homes today. We need singers! This is something which brings joy to others. We meet around 2.00pm on the church car park. Please join us! Lifts available for anyone who would find this helpful – speak to Vicky Rowbottom.
*Tuesday’s Mass at 9.15am is in school, but all are welcome. Do come!
School Christingle Service
(supporting The Children’s Society) in church at 6.00pm on Tuesday. All welcome – come along!
Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.
Top Ten Carols next Sunday at 2.30pm in church. There are voting slips in church today. All welcome, bring others. There will be sherry, mince pies, cakes, drinks for children.
Luxury Christmas Hamper Vicky Rowbottom is kindly providing this again, and tickets are on sale today at £1.00. Monies raised will be put towards grounds maintenance around the car park area, including the trees.
Do you have any old sheets or tea towels that Footsteps children could use for dressing up? Also needed are sweet wrappers (e.g. Quality Street) that they could use to make stained glass windows.
Brenda Leeson RIP Christine and Judith, daughters of Brenda would like to thank Fr Stephen and the Christ Church family for the friendship you shared with both our parents (Brenda and Eric), and the welcome you have extended to the family.
Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Please pray for
The sick: Edward Troughton, Sarah Lightburn, Fr John Daulman, Margaret Pithers, Cathy Sime, Cain Calvin, Isaac Calvin, Ellen Preston, Rosie, Pam Lewthwaite, Pauline Rowbottom
Recently departed: Joyce Hall, Pat Wooff, Amelia Templeton
Anniversaries: Bruce Morton (priest), David Mason, James Preston, May Loxam, Sr Mary Cecilia, Tim Wilby (priest), Chris Evans, Andrew Collins (priest)