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Josephs Catholic Church Bulletin 27 th November 2011

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

First Sunday of Advent Year B

Mass Book Opening, p7 Prayers & Readings, p82 Preface, p51 Eucharistic Prayer3, p28 MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS SUN 27 First Sunday of Advent 6pm (Vigil) Dorothy McGillivary 9.30am Thanksgiving, Joan & Mike French 5.05pm Parish 9am 7pm 7.30pm WED 30 WED 30 THU 01 FRI SAT SAT 02 03 03 St Andrew 10.30am 9am 9am Requiem Mass for Angela Livsey Dcd. Barrett & Beatty families Christopher Makin Peter Page Crossley Family Reception of Angela Livsey

BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the Church Jack Dunn who will be baptized at 12 noon today. ADVENT Pastoral Letter from the Bishop. Copies available. Walk with Me booklets for Advent, priced 1 Wednesday Word available to reflect on the Sunday readings. HOUSE GROUPS: FOR PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE REFLECTION. Would you like to join one this Advent? Contacts th -Paul Kelly 735746 evening group next meeting Dec 6 -Pauline Hamilton 736857 evening group Joe/Anne Waters 731762 or Bernard/Ursula Cooper 734924 day th time group next meeting Dec 6 . ADVENT ECUMENICAL SERVICE hosted this year by The Well Church (Ansdell Baptist), this coming Wednesday at 7.30pm. Please do your very best to be present and join our fellow Christians in prayer and friendship during this Advent season. CAFOD/FAITH & JUSTICE ADVENT SERVICE here on Thursday evening at 7pm. This has been arranged through St. Bedes for the area and all are welcome. Please see the poster. SHOW CASE: The displays are wonderful and much appreciated. Many thanks to all the groups for their enthusiastic response and to the Pastoral Team for all the organisation. Draw winners: Rose Nichol, William Smith, Christine Kelly. CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Takes place next Saturday at 7.30pm in the Hall, doors open at 7pm. Parishioners share their talents and a hot pot and mince pies supper is provided. Proceeds to CAFOD. Tickets on sale today. Please do your best to support this annual event. You can tel. Mike 794589 or Christine 722922 to reserve tickets.. YOUTH CLUB meets this Thurs 1 Dec, 7pm 8.30pm in the Hall for Yr 6 upwards. Many thanks to the leaders from St. Josephs & St. Peters for making this new venture possible. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING next Sunday, Sun 4 Dec. at 11am in the Hall. Any group that would like to submit a report is th asked to hand it in to the parish office by Weds 30 Nov. EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Please collect new rota from the back of church. 2012 DIARIES available (free). Many thanks to the advertisers. ADVANCED DATES: th Fri 9 Dec, Parish Advent Taize Service, 7.30pm th Tue 20 Dec, Parish Reconciliation Service, 7pm nd Thur 22 Dec, Kirkham Prison Carols, 7pm (information to follow) Christmas Day Masses: 12.00 Midnight and 10am THIS WEEK: Today 10.30am First Holy Communion Group Tues 8pm Pastoral Team Wed 7.30pm Ecumenical Service Ansdell Baptist Thur 7pm CAFOD-Faith &Justice Advent Service 7pm Youth Club Fri 2pm Tea &Chat 7.30pm Choir Sat 7.30pm Christmas Concert Sun 11am Parish Council th st

MON 28 TUE 29

St Francis Xavier Day of prayer for migrants, Lancs,infirm clergy 2 Sunday of Advent 6pm (Vigil) Anne Cartmell 9.30am Parish 5.05pm Jim & Ivy Cunliffe

SUN 04

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

SICK: Please remember those who are sick, especially Brian Clarke, Teresa Charles, Bernard Jones, Betty Tattersall, Vera Myerscough, Vernon Eccles, Bernie Farish, Liam Herron, Christopher Hunter, Maureen Lundy, Pat Marion, Charles ONeill, Margaret Portelli, Barbara Gillett, Mary Strickland and Sadie Gribben. LATELY DEAD: Please pray for the souls of Angela Livsey, Sr Valsa Scjm, Diane Sherman and Frank Cocker ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for the souls of Sarah Cecilia Ball, Adrian Shaw, Jean Challoner, John Joseph Le-Saint, Bob Murphy, Robin Patrick Robinson, Thomas Anthony Flanagan and John Davies whose anniversaries occur about this time. FR JOHNS HOLY COMMUNION VISITS TO THE SICK on Friday morning: Rossendale, St Georges, Priory Court, Starr Hills, Belmar COLLECTIONS: Thank you for last weeks collection Gift Aid Non-Gift Aid Offertory 532.23 566.70 1098.93 Youth Services 135.90 112.87 248.77

Retiring Collection this weekend for Diocesan Poor Missions 03/04 Dec Sat 6pm Sun 9.30am Sun 5.05pm Readers E Gillett W Drake P Crean Ministers Group B Group E J Berry, P Crean, S McNicholl

MASS BOOKS for the new translation: please note the various page numbers for the parts of the Mass. FUNERAL OF Miss Angela Livsey: Reception into church, Tues th th 29 Nov. 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Wed 30 Nov. 10.30am RIP PLEASE NOTE No 9am Mass this Wednesday.