Sending Christmas Blessings to you all.
Thanks you also for the gorgeous Christmas Wreath, donated kindly by the Hudd family in memory of their mother, Gladys, which decorated the Church so beautifully. And thank you also to Cathy Molloy for giving us a symbolic candle to light by Our Lady's altar as we are unable to offer individual candles for lighting at this time. This candle represents all your prayers.
If you have booked a place at Mass this Christmas season, an Eventbright email was sent yesterday reminding everyone of the guidelines and plans for how the services will run in order to keep everyone safe. We look forward to seeing you.
On behalf of Fr Frank, Fr Jim, Deacons Mike, John & Vincent and Bernadette, Narj, Shaun & Maria in the parish offices, we wish you all very many blessings for a Happy and safe Christmas, however you will be spending it this year. We continue to pray for a better 2021 for you all.
Christmas Mass on TV
A reminder that BBC1, at 11.45pm on Christmas Eve will broadcast Midnight Mass from our own Clifton Cathedral. A wonderful honour for us all.
Also, if you aren't already aware, there are a huge amount of resources on the Clifton Diocese website under the "The God Who Speaks" initiative. With reflections, readings, family celebration resources, Gospels through art etc. so much for the Advent and Christmas seasons. CLICK HERE to go to the website
Help at Christmas
Please continue to pray for those for whom life is tough, for those who are facing Christmas alone, for those bereaved or dreading Christmas without their loved ones.
We pray for the peace of the new born Christ to surround them with love and to give them the strength to seek help.
We hope to see all our winners using their spoons to stir the Christmas gravy!
Here is the last quiz round of the year from Quizmaster extraordinaire, Mike! A round of all things Christmas! What else!?
Mike, Angela and all within the Not So Young Club send Merry Christmas Wishes to you all.
Thank you once again to Martin Le Poidevin.
Martin has shared a beautiful, reflective Carol with us - especially important at this time when we cannot sing carols in Church or in groups, which we are all missing so much.
"The Mystery of Christmas, that the animals should be
the first to see the Christchild cradled peacefully.
O gentle child of Heaven, God's love to us convey.
Salvation has been born for us and lies in the hay.
Salvation has been born for us, born on Christmas Day."