Forthcoming Events

Weekly events in the Parish:
– St Mary’s Playgroup meet every Monday in St Mary’s Church Hall 10:00am until 11:30am. £2 with snack provided. Find us on Facebook – St Mary’s Playgroup.

– Cuppa & Chat in St Patrick’s Hall 10:00am -12noon – next meeting 17th December.
– Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, doors open at 7:00pm.

– Legion of Mary meeting after 10:00am Mass at St Patrick’s in the side room.
– Choir practice at St Mary’s Church 7:00pm. (Upstairs in the organ loft).
No choir practice until 18th December!

– SVP (Saint Vincent de Paul Society) meeting 6:00pm in St Mary’s presbytery (1st Thursday of the month only)

– Lectio Divina in St Mary’s Presbytery 7:30pm.

All are welcome to attend these events!


Tuesday 11th December 6:30pm St John’s Hospice
Our Deanery has organised a Mass for the Bereaved to take place at St John’s Hospice. All are welcome!

Thursday 13th December 12:10pm St Mary’s
SVP Christmas Lunch in St Mary’s Church Hall immediately after the 12:10pm Mass. There will also be entertainment after lunch.

Thursday 13th December 7:00pm St Joseph’s, Lancaster
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!

Sunday 16th December 4:00pm St Patrick’s
School Carol Service with readings and drama led by the children. Refreshments available afterwards!

Monday 17th December 7:00pm St Mary’s
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.

Thursday 20th December 1:30pm St Mary’s School
Carols and Readings in St Mary’s School.

Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd December
Usual Sunday Mass times for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

CHRISTMAS EVE – Monday 24th December

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

CHRISTMAS DAY – Tuesday 25th December

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

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

Wednesday 26th December 11:00am The Good Shepherd
Holy Mass on the Feast of St Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th December
Usual Sunday Mass times for the Feast of The Holy Family

Tuesday 1st January 2019 11:00am St Patrick’s Church
Holy Mass on The Solemnity of Mary. The Holy Mother of God

Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th January
Usual Sunday Mass times for
The Solemnity of The Epiphany of The Lord

Details of more events coming soon!

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