This weeks events:
Highlighted events are at Holy Family, other events at Our Lady's

Sunday 27 November  9:00am Mass - Richard Brown
Sunday 27 November 11:15am Mass - Special Intention (SMK) and Parishioners
Monday 28 November  9:00am Service of the Word and Holy Communion
Tuesday 29 November  9:00am Mass - Peter Markey
Wednesday 30 November  9:00am Mass - Pious Lists
Thursday  1 December  9:00am Mass - Wilf and Joe Yates
Friday  2 December  9:00am Mass - Jean Rimmer
Saturday  3 December 12noon Mass - Allan Larkin
Sunday  4 December  9:00am Mass - Ronald Morris and Parishioners
Sunday  4 December 11:15am Mass - James and Josephine Bell

This weeks newsletter in PDF

Prayer for Syria
God of Compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria. Comfort those who suffer violence; Console those who mourn the dead. Give strength to Syria's neighbouring countries to welcome the refugees; Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms and protect those committed to peace. God of hope, Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with their enemies. Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people of Syria, and give us hope for a future built on justice for all. We ask this through Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace and Light of the World. Amen.

Wednesday Club
According to the number of bags I saw coming off the bus last Wednesday, it looked like the Boundary Mills Outlet trip was an extremely successful on and I hope all who wend enjoyed themselves. This week Carol Bennett for the Valerie Taylor Trust will be speaking about how they help paralysed people in Bangladesh. If you want to find out some information before Carolís talk please have a look at http://www.valerietaylortrust.org. Next week 7th December will be our Christmas Lunch, if you want to join us for that please see either Jenny Longfellow, Agnes Baybut or Father David.

Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service
A Dementia friendly Carol Service will be hold on Wednesday 14th December at 2.00pm in the Cathedral. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will be present. The service will feature a number of school choirs as well as the "Songs We Remember" Choir. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gibberd Room. For more information please contact The Pastoral Formation Department on 0151 522 1046 or m.knight@rcaol.co.uk.

Fatima 2017
To celebrate the centenary of the first Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Leisure Time Travel are taking a pilgrimage to Fatima 13-17 March 2017. With flights from Liverpool to Lisbon, transfers and half board accommodation, the price is £429 per person. For more details please contact Leisure Time Travel on 0151 287 8000.

Advent Resources
The Bishops Conference are issuing some Advent Resources for us to use in our preparations. As we look to the coming of Christ at Christmas, we're taking a truly global look at the prayer that Jesus gave us - The Lord's Prayer in different language each day and also reflections on the Prophet Isaiah at http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/advent-reflections-2016. Why not use these our Advent this year.

Foodbank
Christmas must be a very difficult time for people who are struggling to make ends meet, and I would imagine the Foodbank will be busy over the festive period. Today, and for the following 2 Sundays we will hold our Foodbank collection. As well as all the usual goods they need why not think of adding some of the festive goods we take for granted in with your donations so as we can make the lives of others a bit brighter this Christmas.

Christmas Lights Switch On
This year the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on in the Hightown Village on Wednesday 30th November at 6.30pm and at the Ince Blundell Village Hall on Friday 2nd December at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

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