Sat 11,30am, 6,30pm
Sun 9.15, 11.00am
Mon Tue Thu Fri 9am Wed 7.30pm
Monday Joseph Ryan 12 noon
Thursday Elsie Barnes 9.30am
Lately Dead Joseph Ryan, Elsie Barnes, James Wright, Jim Murphy.
Anniversaries Joe Mather, Derek Birch
Birthday Memories Jack Taylor
Other Masses Jim McCormack (poorly) Edward Foley, Staff at St Mary’s Hospital, Special Intentions, Mary O’Sullivan, Happy 90th Agnes
Into the Family of St Luke, Edith Norah & Llewyn Arthur Young. Congratulations Olivia & Richard
SERVICE of RECONCILIATION:
Wednesday at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
A resounding success! Thank you! Please collect Raffle prizes in Sacristy
Next Saturday & Sunday
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: Today at 1.00pm. Sorry – no tea & toast after Mass today
ST LUKE’S INFANT NATIVITY PLAY: Was BRILLIANT! Congratulations Teachers & Children!
Next Sunday at 6.00pm With
Eccles Brass Band
Sound of Music at the Lowry please be seated by 7.15pm. Christmas Quiz raised £285. The total for year to St Anne’s Hospice £785. Thanks to all who contributed
Next week’s bulletin:
Please contact Fr John or ring Trisha 793 4901 with items for next week’s bulletin.
GAUDETE (REJOICE) SUNDAY
YOUR GOD HIMSELF IS COMING TO SAVE YOU
We are about to celebrate the greatest event in the history of the world, the Birth of Our Saviour. Yet just as his birth went unnoticed it is the same today.
“LO WITHIN A MANGER LIES HE WHO BUILT THE STARRY SKIES”
BE HAPPY - YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD!
“He leaves all his glory behind to be born to die for mankind. With grateful beasts his cradle chooses. Thankless man his love refuses.
AN ADVENT PRAYER
“All powerful Father, we await the healing power of Jesus your Son. Let us not be discouraged by our own weakness as we prepare for His coming on Christmas Day.”
“A God who becomes so small could only be mercy and love.”
YES WE’VE BEGUN POPE FRANCIS’ YEAR OF MERCY
AND GEMS FROM THE CHILDREN
“Christmas is like a big surprise party God gave the word”! (Harry 8)
“Everything sparkles at Christmas, especially people.”! (Maureen 8)
“I wish people could be nice all year long and not just at Christmas”! (Nicola 8)
and so say all of us!
And to end as we began –
“I want you to be happy, always happy” (St Paul)
“Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess.” (Ken Dodd)
Fr Patrick Bon voyage! After 2 years Fr Patrick goes home for a 3½
week holiday next Friday. His Mum is beautiful – he must get his looks from his Dad!! Don’t forget to come back.