Bulletin 20th November 2016

Mass Times:   As on the notice board.


Masses Received:   Jean Montague, Eileen Riley, Mary Eileen Platt, Mary Bell, Patrick Duffy (lately dead). Young Jim Murphy, Tony Mercer, Norman Hand, Nora O’Connor (Anniversaries). Samuel Horton (birthday memory).  Amy and Jim Rodgers, Ted and Ethel Lambert (In memory).  Reg Ashton, Kath Nolan, Joan Carroll.  Cliff and Agnes Wadsworth, The Wadsworth Family, Jim and Jennie Murphy, John P Duffy (Special intentions).

Welcome into the Family of St. Luke’s:  Lottie Rose Green.  Congratulations Hannah and Ryan

The art Of Dying Well:    A New Website!  Please take home a prayer card.

FAIR TRADE:  Items on sale in the Parish Room after all Masses this weekend. Please support.

Christmas Fair:  will take place on Saturday 3rd December.  We welcome donations of food items to make Christmas hampers.  I.e. Chutney, Xmas puddings, wine, mince pies, biscuits and any other festive foods.  Please leave donations in the Narthex.

Xmas Bottle donation :  is in the Narthex.

Christmas Draw Tickets::  Please SELL them, don't buy them. 1st Prize: Latest ASUS VP 247 23.6" MONITOR TV.

Winter night shelter for the Homeless:  Volunteers and Fundraisers required. Please see the notice board.

Charter players Christmas Cracker:Festive music and prose for all the family, Saturday 17th December. Contact Gill on 07528 891062 or email gilly1002@gmail.com

Bulletin:  Please contact Dennis on 0161-794 2497 or Fr. John to pass on your suggestions and news items.


“So you ARE a King then?” asked Pilate.  Yes, but NO pomp and ceremony!  His throne?  A CROSS!

Today we see OUR KING mocked and nailed to a cross.  Today he is at his most GOD-LIKE.  He gives everything, yes even his life, and doesn’t count the cost.  He is most unlike any other King. He is King of LOVE, COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS.  Yes he loves us to death.

“I have come not to call the just but sinners.”             “Today you will be with me in paradise.”

And now he asks us to show this love for ALL people.

            “Jesus Christ has no hands but our hands to do his work today;  no feet but our feet to lead people in his way; no tongue but our tongues to tell them how he died; no help but our help to bring others to his side”


This is our calling as his disciples!

“Let us remember that the Church is ONLY ONE generation away from extinction” (Dr. George Carey).

Yes, young people are important, if sometimes forgotten, part of the church.  Times haven’t changed!

And a few final Gems!

It must be wonderful to be young enough to know everything!

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity!

The worst danger that confronts the younger generation is the example set by the older generation!  How true!

And the last word from Mark Twain.

“When I was a boy of 14 my father was so ignorant i could hardly stand to have the old man around, but when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learnt in 7 years!”  BRILLIANT!