• Bulletin 13th December 2015

    MASS TIMES:                   

    Sat 11,30am, 6,30pm

    Sun 9.15, 11.00am

    Mon Tue Thu Fri 9am Wed 7.30pm

    Requiem Masses

    Monday Joseph Ryan 12 noon

    Thursday Elsie Barnes 9.30am

    MASSES RECEIVED:     

    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

    WELCOME:

    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.

    CHRISTMAS FAIR:

    A resounding success! Thank you! Please collect Raffle prizes in Sacristy

    CHRISTMAS PANTO:

    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!

    CAROL SERVICE:

    Next Sunday at 6.00pm With

    Eccles Brass Band

    UCM MEETING:

    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

    THEME: Rejoice – your God is coming to SAVE you


    REJOICE? WHY?

    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.”

                                                                             (St Teresa)

    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)

     

     
     

    ****** THE NEW LADY WINDOW ******

    “Fr John, it is stunningly beautiful.” I think so too! It is both a ‘thank you’ to Harold Riley and a memorial window to all our loved ones. Envelopes are available today for donations. Please include lists of all the names of your loved ones, and indicate if you are interested in a signed Harold Riley Print. ALL names will be included in the BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

     

     

    HAPPY ADVENT

    PS

    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.