We can be confident that God will act for us in the present and in the future by remembering his saving work in the past. Today is traditionally known as ‘Bible Sunday’, focussing upon the Good News contained within the sacred scriptures.

Eucharistic Prayer – Memorial Acclamation 1

Mass This Week And Intentions

Monday            7.00pm             Barbara Wilson RIP

Tuesday           12noon              James Mitchell (anniv.)

Wednesday      9.15am             The homeless

Thursday         7.15pm              Fred Morgan (anniv.)  St Lucy

Friday              9.15am              Contemplatives   St John of the Cross

11.30am Funeral Mass (Brenda Leeson)

Saturday          9.15am             Dorothy Rogerson RIP

Prayer Of The Church

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

Evening Prayer: Tue – Fri 5.00pm

Adoration

Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Saturday 11–11.30pm Or By Appointment.

Next Sunday: Masses At 8.00am & 10.00am

Today’s Organ Music

Nun komm, der heiden Heiland (Come, Saviour of the nations)

D. Buxtehude

Voluntary in C

John Stanley

Parish Notices

Advent Extra is available in church today at £2.00.

Letters There should be a letter in the porch with your name on it, unless you’ve taken it already.

Magazine material is due in today.

School Christmas Production by the infants: Monday 2.00pm, Tuesday 6.00pm. Tickets available from the school office.

Ash Trees Surgery community carol service in church, Wednesday 12th at 7.30pm.  All welcome. It would be good if we would support this local event with enthusiasm.

Funeral Service for Joyce Hall RIP, Thursday 11.15am in church.

Reception of the body of Brenda Leeson RIP, Thursday at 6.00pm.  Funeral Mass, Friday at 11.30am, before cremation at Beetham.

Adoration Thursday 6.45 – 7.10pm.

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.

Together, the free paper, is available in church today.  Please take a copy.

Carol Singing around the residential homes, next Sunday.  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!

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.

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.

Other Notices

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, Pauline Rowbottom

Recently departed: Brenda Leeson, Joyce Hall, Pat Wooff

Anniversaries: Mary Anstey, James Mitchell, Dorothy Partrick, Arthur Bateman, John Clark, Nigel Dunn, Fred Morgan, Alan Taylor (priest), Geoffrey Keen