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2 December 2018

First Sunday of Advent

2 Dec 9.30
(St. Vincent’sFor All Parishioners
Rita Williams

3 Dec 9.00
Fr. Eugene (ill)

4 Dec 9.00
Ann Brosnahan

Wednesday 5 Dec 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Arthur Bailey

6 Dec 9.00
Ann Pearson

7 Dec 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) November List

9 Dec 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Winefride Moss

Feastdays This Week                


MON: St. Francis Xavier; FRI: St. Ambrose; SAT: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

                                              Baptisms:  By Appointmentcontact Fr. Geoff on 0161 480 3723 or Jenny Forshaw on 0161 494 6115


Please Pray For:

All who are sick at home or in hospital, especially, Fr. Eugene Nee, Barry Lloyd, Eddie Partington, Baby Molly, Andrew Way, Joan Rowles, Tom Hall, Robert Graham, Ann Forshaw, Frances Hynes, Maddie Lofthouse, Margaret Farrelly, Pat Milne, Mary Young, Paul Righini, Fr Michael Cupit, Annette Loftus, Fr John Wright, Irene Walker, Veronica Norbury, John Holt, Christy Lynch, Imelda Judge, Veronica Lane, Joanna Winter, Terry Ann Morgan, Trudy Watts, Pat Judge, Paul McClure, Helen Jenkins, Baby Isabella Ortis, Eileen Ben, Marie Hughes.

All who have died recently.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Mgr. Terence Welch, Fr. Patrick O’Brien


St. Ambrose Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair went very well.  Thanks to all who helped in many different ways to make it a success. The final amount raised will be given after the Raffle Draw has taken place.  Please keep selling Raffle tickets and return them this week.  The Draw will take place next Sunday 9 December.


SVP News:      The SVP Society in the parish visit in hospitals and in homes.  Vital work.  We would be pleased to hear about people in the area who would welcome visits from members of the SVP as friends.  This includes people who are not members of the parish as well.  Please speak to Kevin.


Gift Aid:         If you are a taxpayer and contribute regularly to the Offertory collection, please consider joining the Gift Aid Scheme.  This simply means that any contributions made by yourself, the parish can claim back the tax.  Your contributions must be recorded so therefore you will need to contribute either by weekly numbered envelope or by standing order.  There is no extra cost to yourself and it is completely confidential.  Forms are available at the back of church together with envelopes or please contact Kath, the Gift Aid organiser on 483 379


Prayer Group: The Parish Prayer Group has restarted and is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Crypt Room.  All are welcome to come along.  The December meetings are on the 6th and 20th of December.


David Burke, a member of the Diocesan Youth Mission Team will speak at Mass next weekend to introduce himself and to speak about the work of the Team.


The Schools Together Carol Concert will be held on Tuesday 4 December at Davenport Methodist Church at 2pm.  Please come along to enjoy the singing and support the choir from St. Ambrose school.


The LPA Advent Reconciliation Service will take place on Tuesday 18 December at 7.30pm at St. Bernadette’s, Brinnington.  Do try to attend if you can.


Date for your Diaries:        The LPA are planning a Healing Mission at Our Lady’s, Edgeley sometime around the end of May 2019.  More details in the New Year.



Offertory Collection:     282.45                Thank You


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30    No.  155 K. Diep               2nd Prize:  10    No. 41 P. Byrne



Hospitals:                   Someone in the Alexandra?  Phone St. Chad’s 428 2480

Someone in Stepping Hill or Cherry Tree?  Phone 483 1010 or the Chaplains 419 5889.

or St. Peter’s 483 3476



Advent is a time to deepen our friendship with God by thinking of his great love for us in sending his Son as our Saviour.  It is only right that we should show our love for him in return.  If we do so then our vision of Christ will become clearer and a driving force in our lives.

Adapted from Voicing a Thought on Sunday

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