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

Adoration

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

Chorale Preludes:

A spotless Rose

My faithful heart rejoices

J. Brahms

Parish Notices

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)