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Josephs Catholic Church Bulletin 25 th December 2011

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

Christmas Day
Today a Saviour has been born to you.
MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS SUN 25 MON 26 TUE 27 WED 28 THU 29 FRI 30 Christmas Day Midnight Parishioners, living and dead 10am Bob Cookson St Stephen 11am John Cross St John the Evangelist 10am Anne Cartmell the Holy Innocents 10am Dennis Warburton St Thomas Becket 10am William & Mary Murray The Holy Family 10am Moira & Frederick Huntington st (61 Wedding Anniversary) Christmas Octave 10am OCarroll & Golightly families Solemnity of Mary Mother of God 6pm Ted & Marie Gillett 9.30am Simon & Penny Hamilton (Marriage Thanksgiving) 5.05pm Parish MASS BOOKS: Introductory Rites Prayers & Readings Preface I Nativity: Eucharistic Prayer III Midnight page 7 page 97 page 52 page 28 10.00am page 7 page 100 page 52 page28

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone! Thank you for your cards, gifts, and warm wishes for Christmas. May the birth of Christ bring us all great peace and joy. Fr. John.
THANK YOU to those who have helped with our Christmas Celebrations: servers, choir, organists, cleaners, florists, liturgy group, Eucharistic ministers, readers, bell ringers, collectors and welcomers. And to the cleaners, those who arranged the cribs, decorated the church, and helped in any way. MASS TIMES 26 TO 31 Dec. The Boxing Day Mass will be at 11.00am. For the remainder of the week Mass will be at 10.00am each day. Welcome and thanks to Mgr. Peter Cookson who will celebrate Mass for us Mon to Fri. NEW YEARS DAY: Normal Sunday Masses, Sat. Vigil 6.00pm, Sun 9.30am & 5.05pm. INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS DUBLIN 2012: The Diocese is planning to take a group by coach and ferry to the International Eucharistic Congress Dublin. The coach will depart th from Lancaster on the morning of Thurs 14 June & depart from th Dublin on the afternoon of Monday 18 June. The cost will be around 400 per person, including registration, coach & ferry, bed & breakfast accommodation for 4 nights. This is based on a full coach of 60 pilgrims and sharing rooms. Single rooms will cost more but can be arranged. The deadline for registration to join the st Diocesan pilgrimage is Jan 31 2012. For information & registration please contact: Deacon Nick Donnelly, 01229 821866 or International Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of Catholics from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate and focus on the place of the Eucharist in our lives and the life of the Church. YOUNG PEOPLE: Please see notices on the board regarding events for young people: Flame Wembley Arena 24 March 2012 (apply ASAP) Lourdes 19-29 July 2012 (year 11)) Taize 11-20 August 2012 (18 & above) Big Walk 7-9 September 2012 (16 & above) Note the deadline for Lourdes & Taize is 27 January 2012. All booking forms and further details can be found online at GAP YEAR at Castlerigg? Please see poster HALL & GARAGE TIDY UP! If you could help tidy up the hall & garage, clearing out things we dont need, and keeping the things th we do, please come along on Sat. 14 Jan at 9.30am.
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SAT 31 SUN 01 Vigil

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) Friday after 9am Mass, Saturday 11am 12 noon and any time on request. PRAYER & DEVOTIONS Benediction: Restarts in February Morning Prayer of the Church: Mon, Wed -Sat 8.45am. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: Sat 11am-12noon SICK: Please remember those who are sick, especially Les Charles, Joan Benson, 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, and Mary Strickland. LATELY DEAD Please pray for the soul of Bridie Cassidy ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for the souls of Bishop Brian Foley, Elizabeth (Lily) Gillett, Bob Cookson, Bernard Kidd, Nora Blake, Kitty Braithwaite, Dr Peter McDonnell, Maurice Barber, Joseph Colgan, Florrie Unsworth, Agnes Broughton, Jack Nickson, Agnes Fox and Mary Jo OCarroll whose anniversaries occur about this time. FR JOHNS HOLY COMMUNION VISITS TO THE SICK Fr John will recommence his Holy Communion visits after New Year. COLLECTIONS: Thank you for last weeks collection Offertory Gift Aid 546.75 Non-Gift Aid 611.21 1157.96 31/01 Jan 6pm 9.30am 5.05pm Readers A Waters E Kelly D Warwick Ministers Group C Group F D Warwick J Berry R Page