Mass times: as notice board.
Masses received: Phoebe Scott, Marian Loney, Paul Hawkins, Ivor Bailey, Eric Liewson, Catherine Grearey & Mary Reid (all lately dead); Joseph Howard Ryan (anniv); May Rice (In memory); Agnes Wadsworth, Jack & Joyce Taylor (birthday memories & Christmas greetings); Clare & Walter Smith; the Wadsworth family (spec. intentions)
WELCOME into the family of St. Luke’s, Scarlett Francesca Taylor. Congratulations Sophie & Jack.
UCM CHRISTMAS QUIZ was won by Dorothy King of Pendlebury. Thanks to all entrants.
WALK WITH ME. Please take a copy for Advent.
St. AMBROSE BARLOW Senior Citizens lunch
13 December 12pm. Light lunch, sherry & mince pies. Places limited – phone to reserve place on 921 1571
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY. This Sunday 10 December, 1pm.
UCM CHRISTMAS DINNER. Wednesday 13 December.
CHRISTMAS FAIR. Yet another resounding success. Thank you to the organisers, workers and you big spenders! Steph, Fr. Patrick & Fr Joseph.
REJOICE – HERE IS YOUR GOD – A TINY HELPLESS BABY.
WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
“He is like a Shepherd feeding His flock, gathering lambs in his arms, holding them against His breast”
YES, A GOD OF LOVE, MERCY & COMPASSION
He is the Promised Messiah – Our Saviour!
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
HE LOVED US IN OUR WEAKNESSES - AND DIED FOR US.
The Old Testament makes up ¾ of the Bible & describes the long waiting & hopes of people for a Messiah. Without the Old Testament, Our Lord would have just parachuted in from nowhere.
AND THE CHRISTMAS FUNNIES
“Christmas is the only day when children get up early without being told to! Simon, aged 10”
“I like Christmas because he always comes even when you don’t believe in him. – Samantha, aged 12”
“To be happy is the secret of life. To wake up Christmas morning & know that you are loved makes me very happy. – Sally aged 12”
“Christmas is kissing relatives you don’t like! – Pamela, aged 15”
“CHRISTMAS IS THE LONELIEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR A LONELY PERSON, Brian, aged 14 years”
“Fr John, your card came to the wrong address. I kept it because it was the only one I got. Hope you didn’t mind”. HOW TRUE!