Saturday  1st December
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Jeff Shaw RIP

Sunday 2nd December – FIRST SUNDAY ADVENT (CYCLE C)
9:30am – Margaret Matthams RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 3rd December
9:30am – Service of Word and Communion

Tuesday 4th December 
No service

Wednesday 5th December
Noon – Requiem Mass – Albert Quinn RIP

Thursday 6th December
9:30am – Mieczyslaw Otola R.I.P

Friday 7th December
9:30am – Hugh Duffy RIP
7:30pm – Belgian Beer Night

Saturday  8th December
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Harriet Mathews RIP

Sunday 9th December
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – Deceased members of the O’Donnell and Barrett family
Noon – Pensioners meal

Monday 10th December
9:30am – Mrs Kathleen Harrison RIP

If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133  Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.

Dates for your Diary

Pensioner’s Meal

Sunday 9th December – noon onwards
We are seeking volunteers to help with the Pensioners meal. If you can volunteer on the day please sign up using the form in the porch.

Parish Christmas Afternoon

Monday 10th December 1.30pm to 3.30pm
We would like to invite parishioners to join us for an Afternoon Tea Christmas Celebration here at St Nicholas Catholic High School. The afternoon will include refreshments and entertainment. We may be able to provide some transport if needed. In the first instance we can offer twelve spaces per parish. Please let Fr Simon know if you wish to attend so that they have an idea of the numbers. Tickets and further details shortly.

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday 16th December after 11am Mass.
Shared table, games and a special guest. We would like parents to stay around to help with their own children. Should finish about 14:00.

Coffee morning

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 10:30am.
Come along and join in the fun, everyone is welcome.

Food Bank

With Christmas approaching the need for food is even greater. It would be marvellous if each person brought in one item each week during the run-up to Christmas. Please help those in need of food so that they too can enjoy the Festive Season. Urgently needed items: jam, cereal, tinned meat and long-life fruit juice.

Memorial Plaques

As you will know, there are plaques on the back of the chairs in church to remember friends and relatives who have died. As the chairs are now all taken up – we have obtained a Memorial Board which will erected in the church. If you would like to have a plaque placed on the board please can you write the name of the deceased person/people on a note and hand it to Fr Simon.

We would ask for a donation of £5 towards the cost of having the plaque engraved.

Bingo Night

Last week’s Event raised a magnificent total of £1,023. This will go towards the costs of the Pensioners Dinner & Children’s Party – and electrical work that we are having done. Many, many thanks to those who helped to organise the event.

Pat McQuillan and Ann Hayes would also like to thank everyone who helped them make the Bingo Night such a success, those who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets (sorry if you didn’t win) and especially to those who supported the Bingo on the night.

There are 2 unclaimed raffle tickets, yellow ticket 976-980 and yellow ticket 471-475.

Salt for the Winter

A supply of salt is available in the outer porch. Please use this to make safe the steps in front of the church entrance doors during icy weather.

Baptism Preparation

There will be no Baptism meetings until the first Friday of January 2019.

200 Club Draw

Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr & Mrs P J Murray



If you would like to make a donation for the flowers please add your name to the list in the porch and place your donation into the wall box.


Please continue to bring in your unwanted spectacles and cases.

Newsletter Download: 371 2nd December 2018 1st Sunday Advent