Newsletter: 19th November 2023
Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
17.30 VIGIL MASS
10.30 Coffee Morning
13.00 Requiem Mass for Syl Skelly
14.00 Funeral Service Blackley Crematorium – Winifred Whiteside
19.30 UCM Meeting
17.30 VIGIL MASS
OUR CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 25th November 11am – 2p.m. This week we are kindly asking for any donations of gifts. (e.g. jewellery, toiletries, soft toys, tombola prizes) Please would anybody who has volunteered to run a stall please come down to the School Hall on Friday afternoon 24th November at 1p.m to help setting up the Christmas Fair.
On Saturday morning the day of the fair we would love to receive homemade cakes by 10am. After the fair, church and school have to be cleared away for evening Mass at 5.30pm and school ready for normal on Monday morning. Volunteers also required please to help clearing up at 2pm on the Saturday.
S.V.P GIVING TREE PROJECT
Please take a tag off the Christmas Tree in the Atrium with ideas for small gifts to donate to children and adults of all ages. These will be distributed to needy families within the parish. The St. Vincent de Paul Society are inviting all parishioners to share in the spirit of Christmas by taking part in our ‘Giving Tree’ project.
Please take a flyer from the atrium for further details as to how you can support a family in need this Christmas.
ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL
The Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSP) visits our parish on the weekend of the 9th & 10th of December for a mission appeal. The MSP is a religious congregation working in different parts of the world, committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvific work of God the Father in the Holy Spirit. You are all invited to support their mission appeal.
We will have a second collection on the weekend of the 9th & 10th of December at all the Masses to support the work of the MSP.
RE-COMMISSIONING OF READERS
On the 3rd December, The First Sunday of Advent those who exercise the Ministry of Reader in our parish will be recommissioned at every Mass that weekend.
MASS FOR VOCATIONS TO ASK FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Each month, our diocesan vocations team travels to a different deanery to hold a special Mass to pray for the future of the priesthood in our diocese.
The next Mass for Vocations to the Priesthood is set to take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st November at St Bernadette’s in Whitefield.
All are welcome to attend.
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Saturday 23rd December
5.30pm Mass (4th Sunday of Advent)
Sunday 24th December
9.00am Mass (4th Sunday of Advent )
10.30am Mass (4th Sunday of Advent)
5.30pm First Mass of Christmas
Monday 25th December
10.30am Mass of Christmas
(THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SPOTTED THE ERROR ON LAST WEEK’S BULLETIN! MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY IS DEFINITELY AT 10.30 IN THE MORNING NOT AT NIGHT!)
FATHER BRADY – FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL ON CALL
22nd November from 4.30p.m-8.30a.m & 28th November 8.30a.m.-6.00p.m.