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

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

Tuesday 11th December
9:30am – Michael and all the Hollinrake and Jennings families living or deceased

Wednesday 12th December
7:00pm – Jack 12 years old 1st Op Great Ormond Str
7:45pm – Music Ministry Rehearsal

Thursday 13th December
9:30am – School Mass – Mary & William Cannon Birthday

Friday 14th December 
No service – Parish Trip to York

Saturday  15th December
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Jack 12 years old 1st Op Great Ormond Str

Sunday 16th December
9:30am – Albert Quinn RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish
Noon – Children’s party

Monday 17th December
9:30am – Vincent Cannon RIP Anniversary

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

School Mass

Thursday 13th December 9:30am
Everyone is welcome to come to the School Mass on Thursday morning.

Trip to York

Friday 14th December
The coach pick up times are: 7:45am – St Wilfred’s; 8:05am – St Joseph’s; 8:15am – St Mary’s

Coffee morning

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 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 Advent. 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.

Prisoner Outreach

Do you – like me – find carrying round small coins a waste of time? The Prisoner Outreach Organisation is a Christian network of volunteers who have been voluntarily working in HM Prisons and supplies copies of the BIBLE ALIVE booklets to prisoners.

Drop your loose change into the bottle on the bookshelves in the porch and help to support this organisation.

Little Church

We are looking for more volunteers to help with the Little Church at 11am. If anyone is interested in helping, please speak with Elaine after the 11am Mass. Elaine will continue to help with the Little Church, you would not be expected to do the Little Church every week.

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.

Church Choir

If you like to sing, or can play any instrument, we are always looking for new talent. We practise every Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the church – all comers welcome! The only expectation is that you would join us regularly for this practice session. This week the practise is after the 7pm Mass.

School Vacancy

St Joseph’s school have two Midday Assistants vacancies. Please see the notice board for more details on the job description or go to the website


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr Martin Kavanagh


Flowers for the church were donated by M Rimmer
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.

Newsletter Download: 372 9th December 2018 2nd Sunday Advent