Today, we begin a new liturgical year, and Jesus tells us to ‘Stay awake…and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man’. So we should resolve to observe Advent faithfully as a precious time of preparation, full of liturgical riches, and given to us for our spiritual benefit.
Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 3
Mass This Week And Intentions
Monday 7.00pm Migrants* St Francis Xavier
Tuesday 12noon James Berry (anniv.)
Wednesday 9.15am Private Intention
Thursday 7.15pm Diane Simpson RIP
Friday 9.15am The housebound St Ambrose
Saturday 9.15am Gladys Stewart (anniv).
Immaculate Conception Of The BVM
Prayer Of The Church
Morning Prayer: Sun 7.30am; Tues – 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 8.00am & 10.00am
Today’s Organ Music
Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers wake!) (BWV 645)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Come, Saviour of the Nations) (BWV 599)
Advent Extra is available in church today at £2.00.
School Friends Committee meeting tomorrow in school at 9.00am. If anyone can go to represent the parish, please do.
Rosary tomorrow at 7.30pm. Requests for prayer may be made on the prayer board in church.
Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.
Brenda Leeson RIP A longstanding worshipper here, latterly a home communicant, died on Thursday. Funeral details to follow.
Together, the free paper, is available in church today. Please take a copy.
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.
Ash Trees Surgery is holding its community carol service here this year, on Wednesday 12th December at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Carol Singing around the residential homes, Sunday 16th December. We need singers to join us in what is a significant act of witness, as well as something which brings joy to others. We meet around 2.00pm on the church car park. Please join us!
Top Ten Carols Sunday 23rd December 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
Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.
Today – Animal Care Christmas Fair 11.00am -3.00pm at Ellel Village Hall in Galgate. Stalls, books, clothes, crafts, jewellery, refreshments. Support your local animal charity!
Lancaster & District Homeless Action are looking for volunteer workers for the Christmas period (24th – 29th December). Fr Stephen has more details if you’d like to be involved.
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
Recently departed: Dorothy Rogerson, Diane Simpson, Barbara Wilson, Brenda Leeson
Anniversaries: James Berry, Bob Searston, Doug Salisbury, Stephen Wrightson, John Clague, Margaret Clark, Nellie Ormandy, Helena Fallowfield, Alice Toland, Gladys Stewart