Today, we celebrate the revealing of the Christ Child to all the nations on the earth; and, like the Magi, we come to worship the One who is God Among Us.

Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 2

Mass This Week And Intentions

Monday            7.00pm                    Nancy Lynch (anniv.) of Christmastide, after Epiphany  

Tuesday         12noon                     Our school of Christmastide, after Epiphany

Wednesday      9.15am                     All baptised during 2018 of Christmastide, after Epiphany

Thursday          7.15pm                     Brenda Trewhitt RIP of Christmastide, after Epiphany

Friday               9.15am                     John Benson RIP  of Christmastide, after Epiphany

Saturday          9.15am                     Religious Communities St Aelred of Rievaulx

Prayer Of The Church

Morning Prayer:  Sun 7.30am; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 8.55am

Evening Prayer: Tue & Thur 5.00pm

Rosary

Monday 7.30pm

Adoration

Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Saturday 11.00-11.30am Of By Appointment.

Next Sunday: Masses At 8.00am & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

Les Mages (The Magi)

O. Messiaen

In dir ist Freude (In thee is gladness) (BWV 615)

J.S. Bach

Parish Notices

Thank you to everyone who helped get the church ready for Christmas.  The church looks beautiful, as always.  Thank you, too, to all who have read and led intercessions, served at the altar, provided our music, ministered Holy Communion, prepared linen, exercised the ministry of hospitality etc.

Rosary tomorrow at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Brenda Trewhitt RIP The funeral of Brenda, a former regular worshipper here who has died recently, will take place at her home parish church, Christ Church Lancaster at 3.15pm on Thursday.

John Benson RIP Funeral Service at Beetham Crematorium on Friday at 2.00pm.

Baptism of Macie Hendry Saturday at 12noon.

Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.

Next Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which brings to an end the season of Christmastide.

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.

The Christmas Crib, blessed at Midnight Mass, is a focus for prayer, not an ornament; so please make use of it at any time through the week.  It will be in position until and including next Sunday, the liturgical conclusion of Christmastide this year.

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.

Readers Please collect your readings from the sacristy.

A very happy and blessed New Year to all!

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: Maureen McGartland, Brenda Trewitt, John Benson

Anniversaries: Mary Hamer, Doris Critchley, Elsie Clague, Nancy Lynch, John Sharples, Jack Jackson, Ruth Price, Cyril Birkett (priest), Clare Simons, Chris Hindle, Nancy Mills