Forthcoming Events

Weekly events in the Parish:
Mondays – Cuppa & Chat in St Patrick’s Hall 10:00am-12noon –
next meeting 8th January 2018.
– Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, doors open at 7:00pm.

Tuesdays – Legion of Mary meeting in the side room at St Patrick’s 10:30am.

Thursdays – Choir practise at St Mary’s Church 2:30pm. (Upstairs in the organ loft).
– Lectio Divina in St Mary’s Presbytery 7:30pm.


Thursday 7th December 7:00pm St Mary’s
(Parish Event)
Penitential Service and Hearing of the Organ followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). There will be four priests available. During individual Confessions there will be some Variations of Advent Chants played on the Pipe Organ.

Wednesday 13th December 7:00pm St Joseph’s, Lancaster
(Deanery Event)
Our Lady’s Catholic College – Advent Carol Service
Our local Catholic High School invite you to join them for a musical evening of praise and worship in preparation for Christ’s Birth!

Thursday 14th December 12:10pm St Mary’s
(Parish Event)
SVP Christmas Lunch in St Mary’s Church Hall immediately after the 12:10pm Mass. There will also be entertainment after lunch.

Saturday 16th December 2:00pm – 4:00pm Lancaster Market Square
(Diocesan Event)

Carol Singing for the Unborn. This event is organised by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children)

Sunday 17th December 3:00pm St Patrick’s
(Parish Event)
School Carol Service with readings and drama led by the children. Refreshments available afterwards!

Tuesday 19th December 1:30pm – 2:45pm St Mary’s School
(Parish Event)
Come and share in a craft afternoon! The children will help us to make Christmas cards and serve us tea and cakes!
Lifts available – please speak to any SVP member.

Wednesday 20th December 1:30pm St Mary’s School
(Parish Event)
Carols and Readings in St Mary’s School.

Thursday 21st December 6:30pm St John’s Hospice
(Deanery Event)
Our Deanery has organised a Mass for the Bereaved to take place at St John’s Hospice Slyne Rd, Lancaster. All are welcome!

Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th December
Usual Sunday Mass times for the Fourth Sunday of Advent


Christmas Carols at 4:00pm followed by
Family Mass at 4:30pm – St Patrick’s Church

Carols and Readings at 6:00pm followed by
Solemn Family Mass at 6:30pm – St Mary’s Church

Carols 11:40pm followed by
Mass at Midnight – St Patrick’s Church


Dawn Mass 8:30am – The Good Shepherd (Low Mass)

Daytime Mass 10:30am – St Mary’s Church (Solemn High Mass)

Tuesday 26th December 11:00am St Patrick’s Church
Holy Mass on the Feast of St Stephen, Deacon and Martyr