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Josephs Catholic Church Bulletin 11 th December 2011

Fr. John B. Winstanley, Parish Priest St. Josephs Presbytery, Woodlands Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4EP. Tel: 01253 737037

3rd Sunday of Advent Year B, Mass Book page 87 He came as a witness to speak for the light
MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS SUN 11 3 Sunday of Advent 6pm (Vigil) Doreen Charles 9.30am Catherine Riley 5.05pm Angela Livsey MON 12 9am Kathleen & Francis Cooper TUE 13 St Lucy 5.15pm Henry & Ellen Gillett WED 14 St John of the Cross 9am James Gillett THU 15 9am Parish FRI 16 9am Noel Sweetman SAT 17 9am Esther Mary Watkinson SUN 18 4th Sunday of Advent 6pm (Vigil) Andrew Billing 9.30am Parish 5.05pm Beryl Barnes RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) Friday after 9am Mass, Saturday 11am 12 noon and any time on request. PRAYER & DEVOTIONS Benediction 1st Sun of the month 3pm Morning Prayer of the Church: Mon, Wed -Sat 8.45am. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament Sat 11am-12noon SICK: Please remember those who are sick, especially Joan Benson, Brian Clarke, Teresa Charles, Bernard Jones, Betty Tattersall, Vera Myerscough, Vernon Eccles, Bernie Farish, Liam Herron, Christopher Hunter, Maureen Lundy, Pat Marion, Charles ONeill, Margaret Portelli, Barbara Gillett, and Mary Strickland. LATELY DEAD Please pray for the souls of John Cross and Sadie Gribben. ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for the souls of Edward Jones, Ethel May Strickland, Eileen Evans ,Vera Lyons, Frances Mercer, Brian Connolly, Rodney Sutton, Ivy Cunliffe, Philip Eastwood and Kathleen Cooper whose anniversaries occur about this time. FR JOHNS HOLY COMMUNION VISITS TO THE SICK on Friday morning: Newlands Rd, Lomond Ave, Greenways, Clifton Gardens and Rutland Court. COLLECTIONS: Thank you for last weeks collection Offertory Gift Aid 524.60 Non-Gift Aid 586.18 1110.78 17/18 December Sat 6pm Sun 9.30am Sun 5.05pm Readers A Murgatroyd Children M Thompson Ministers Group B Group D M Thompson, M Zammit, S McNichol

MASS BOOKS for the new translation: please note the various page numbers for todays Mass: PREFACE II Advent - page 52 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II - page 24 TEA & COFFEE in the Hall after the 9.30am Mass. All welcome. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Five children will be formally enrolled in the programme during the 9.30am Mass today. Please keep the children and Catechists in your prayers. BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the Church Ellis James Johnston, who will be Baptised at 12 noon today. HOSPICE: The Draw for the Christmas Cakes, in aid of the Hospice, will take place today at the end of 9.30am Mass. Tickets will be on sale again before the draw takes place. PLEASE NOTE: Mass this Tues is earlier, at 5.15 pm. This is because there is a Deanery Conference in St. Annes at 6pm. CAFOD: Is anyone interest in walking the Camino Pilgrimage in aid of CAFOD 15 23 September 2012? For more details see Please contact Mary Whittle 07733897515. HOUSE GROUP Mon 19 Dec. (1 hr), Tel 735746 for details. RECONCILIATION SERVICE: on Tues 20 Dec at 7.00pm, part of our spiritual preparation for Christmas. Several priests available for Confession. (Mass beforehand at 6.15pm.) CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: If you would like to help decorate the church for Christmas, please sign the sheet at the back of church. YOUTH CLUB There will be no Youth Club this Thursday due to the Carol Service at St Peters School. It will restart on Thursday th 12 January 7 pm in the Hall. See you then! CAROLS AT KIRKHAM PRISON: Last year several parishioners supported this service, which was much appreciated as part of nd our outreach. This year its on Thursday 22 Dec at 7.00pm. (refreshments from If possible give names by next Sunday to Paul Kelly (735746) or Fr. John. Bring along photo ID & leave mobile phones in vehicles on the Visitors Car Park. Go in by the main gatehouse; the service is in an adjacent room. OUR DEANERY: The number of active clergy has been reduced by two recently (no priest for Wesham & no assistant priest at Our Ladys in St. Annes). The result is four fewer Sunday Masses in the deanery. There are no longer Vigil Masses at Our Ladys and Wesham. The 8.30 am at Freckleton, and the Sunday evening Mass in Kirkham have ceased. Holy Family, Freckleton is now linked with Westby. The Willows, Kirkham, previously serving Westby, is now linked with Wesham. PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS listing the times of our Christmas Masses - please take them, and pass on to others. DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2012 - 2.50. Please place the money in the slot marked publications on the safe by the door. THIS WEEK: Weds 5.00pm Thurs 7.00pm Thurs Thurs Fri Fri 7.00pm 8.00pm 2.00pm 7.30pm Admin Team St. Peters School Advent Service in St. Peters Church Bell ringing Pastoral Team Tea and Chat. Choir
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