News and services this week

Tomorrow we will have the children from our parish school in church for a Christmas Reflection. This will start at 10am. On Wednesday evening we will have our Scripture Group meeting which starts at 7:30pm – all are welcome. Those are just a couple of events this week. Please see below for the services which are taking place this week.

Monday 16th December

 

9.00am Mass, Rosary & Exposition
Tuesday 17th December 9.00am

10.00am

 

7.30pm

Mass, Rosary& Exposition

Christmas Reflection led by the children in our school

Novena

Wednesday 18th November

 

9.00am

12.00

7.30pm

Mass, Rosary & Exposition

Requiem 

Scripture Group

Thursday 19th November

 

9.00am

 

Mass, Rosary & Exposition 

 

Friday 20th December 9.00am

12.00

Mass, Rosary & Exposition

Requiem– Eileen Tyson

Saturday 21st December

 

 

9.00am

12.00

5.00pm

6.00pm

Eucharistic Service & Rosary

Baptisms

Confessions

Mass

Sunday 22nd December

4th Sunday of Advent

10.00am

12.00pm

3.00pm

6.00pm

Mass

Baptisms

Advent Reflection and Benediction

Mass

Christmas Hospitality Event

CLASS are still looking for volunteers to spend Christmas Day with people who would otherwise be on their own: just a few more volunteers would make it possible for this project to go ahead. If you can do this, please come along to a meeting at the MFS Centre (the former church of Our Lady of Sorrows) at 4.00pm on Monday 9th December or contact the centre: 07506 647082 or email class223@blueyonder.co.uk. More details are on a poster and fliers at the back of church.

Second Saturday Catholic Convention 

On the second Saturday of every month thousands of Catholics of all ages meet at the Bethel Convention Centre to worship and praise God and listen to inspiring preachers. The day includes the Rosary, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and healing prayer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available. Begun by the Syro-Malabar community, the convention is open to Catholics of all nationalities. After each of the Masses this weekend, a short DVD will be shown to give a flavour of the convention. To find out more, pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

Carol Service at De La Salle  

De La Salle are having a Carol Service next Wednesday 18th December at 7pm  in the school. Free entry, All are very welcome.

Diary’s in stock

Beautiful 2014 diary’s now in, containing the full order of Mass as well as useful prayers for Eucharistic Ministers. Only £1.20 each! Get in quick to the Piety shop and buy some. We still have some  beautiful Christmas cards for sale  hurry up and get yours while stocks last!

New houses, new life

Did you know that almost 400 new homes have now been built and occupied on the derelict site that was known as ‘the Boot estate’? This week pupils from De La Salle Academy will be posting our Christmas leaflet and a similar card from St Christopher’s through every letter box in the Ellergreen and Norris Green Village developments. Many thanks to them for helping us to extend an invitation to so many new residents (some of whom may also be old friends): we look forward to welcoming some of them at our Christmas services.

Thank you

Josie Barrow would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the prayers, Mass cards and letters of condolence she received when she lost her husband Tom recently. Josie would also like to say a grateful thanks for all the donations received. These donations have greatly helped towards the cost of the rosary beads and crosses that the bereavement team give out to each bereaved family. A Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

Church Lottery

Winning numbers for draw on 11th December 2013

1; 12; 14; 22  – Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 289148; 289812

No winner of the Jackpot of £2150 (subject to re scrutiny) Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £2500!! Jackpot (MUST be won!) Many thanks to all who support OUR Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!

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