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Josephs Catholic Church Bulletin 18thSeptember 2011

Fr. John B. Winstanley, Parish Priest St. Josephs Presbytery, Woodlands Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4EP. Tel: 01253 737037

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr A, Mass Book page 75

The last will be first and the first, last
TEA AND COFFEE in the Hall after 9.30 am Mass.
MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS SUN 18 25th Sunday Ordinary Time 6pm (Vigil) For parishioners with thanks from R&C Blackhurst 9.30am Sarah Fulford Brown 5.05pm Parish 9am Successful operation

TODAY is Home Mission Sunday - the 1st anniversary of Pope Benedicts visit to our country. There is a special collection for the Home Missions. The 9.30am Mass is a Childrens Mass and all are welcome to Tea & Coffee in the Hall afterwards. NEW TRANSLATION: The new Mass responses are printed on the reverse of the bulletin. BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the Church Isaac Luciano Beggiora at 12noon today. PARISH AGM: Thanks to all who attended last Sunday. Mary Wren Hilton was appointed as chairman of the Parish Council and Rosemary Page as secretary. The appointment of Stephen Moore as treasurer was confirmed. Many thanks to them. BURKINA FASO: A sincere thank you to all who supported the Hot Pot supper and social in the Hall last weekend when we had over 100 people to welcome Sisters Michaela and Maria and to present an initial cheque for 4,127.82 which together with funds from the charity giving website and gift aid will result in a total raised of 5,052. Additionally the social, raffle and bar produced an amazing 540 with a further 209 received in donations and sponsorship taking the total raised to 5,801 Thank you again to all who have donated so generously and to our cyclists for their wonderful initiative. CELEBRATING CREATION: The Diocesan Faith and Justice Commission are organising various events this year. Please see the posters in the porch. One of the events is on our doorstep - a guided walk from the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven nd Lake, on Sun 2 Oct, starting at 12.30pm. A great opportunity to learn more and welcome others to our lovely area. CAFOD: Harvest Fast Day is coming soon (Oct 9 ) which provides income for ongoing long-term development in 60 countries. We are also very conscious of the situation in East Africa. Next Sunday, Margaret Long will speak at the end of the Masses about CAFOD and our need for someone to be the representative for the parish. She will also speak about the nd LiveSimply weekend on 2 Oct here (near to the feast of St. Francis of Assisi). DAY OF PRAYER at St. John Vianneys, Blackpool, on Sat 1 Oct. The day begins at 10am and will be led by a priest of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation. Please see poster.
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St Andrew Kim & companions 7pm John Guest St Matthew the Evangelist 9am Saum Family intentions 9am John Phillip McRink

St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) 9am Intentions of the Walker Family Our Lady of Walsingham 9am Mary Josephine Reynolds 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6pm (Vigil) Frank Dunstan 9.30am Catenian Presidents Mass 5.05pm Parish

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RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) Friday after 9am Mass, Saturday 11am 12 noon and any time on request. PRAYER & DEVOTIONS Benediction Morning Prayer of the Church: Holy Rosary Exposition of Blessed Sacrament 1st Sun of the month 3pm Mon, Wed -Sat 8.45am. Tuesday 6.40pm Sat, 11am-12noon

SICK: Please remember those who are sick, especially Pat Metcalf, Bernard Jones, Betty Tattersall, Kathleen Griffiths, Angela Livsey, Vera Myerscough, Vernon Eccles, Bernie Farish, Liam Herron, Christopher Hunter, Maureen Lundy, Pat Marion, Charles ONeill, Margaret Portelli, Barbara Gillett , Sheila Burns and Mary Strickland. LATELY DEAD Please pray for the soul of Rhys Walker. ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for the souls of Basil Karam, John Phillip McRink, Peter Thornton and Deacon John Walton whose anniversaries occur about this time. FR JOHNS HOLY COMMUNION VISITS TO THE SICK on Friday morning: Newlands Rd, Church Rd, Lomond Ave, Greenways, Clifton Gdns, Hilton Ave and Rutland Court. COLLECTIONS: Thank you for last weeks collection. Next week we have a special collection for the Catholic Trust for the Bishops Administration Fund. Offertory Gift Aid 493.00 Non-Gift Aid 578.07 1071.07 24/25 Sept Sat 6pm Sun 9.30am Sun 5.05pm Readers A Murgatroyd A Wormleighton P Crean Ministers Group A Group D J Berry, P Crean, S McNicholl

CHURCH: Thankfully, we are now able to keep the church open again for visits during the day. DIOCESAN EDUCATION MASS in the Cathedral on Fri 23 Sept at 7pm for all involved in any way with education. Please see Fr. John today if you would like an invitation. BRASS BAND: The Fylde Coast Catenian Circles have arranged rd a charity concert at The North Euston, Fleetwood on Fri 23 Sept at 7.30pm with the Lostock Hall Prize Band. See poster for details. Tel 781830 for tickets. WEDNESDAY WORD available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sundays readings. THIS WEEK: Thu 7pm Bell Ringing Thu 8pm Pastoral Team Fri 2pm Tea and Chat Fri 7.30pm Choir Sun 9.30 Mass; Catenian Presidents Sunday