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.