Church newsletter 24 Nov 2019

Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 23rd   November Caton 6:00pm Douglas Lee
Sunday 24th  November Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00am Fr. Paul Harrison
Sunday 24th  November Hornby 11:00am Holy Souls
Monday 25th  November -Saturday 30th    November

There are no weekday Masses scheduled in the Parishes. Mass is celebrated each day at Lancaster Cathedral at 12:15, and at St Joseph’s Church, Slyne Road Lancaster Tuesday – Saturday at 10am. Check for details. Holy Trinity & St George Church, in Kendal, offer weekday masses at various times – see

Saturday 30th    November Caton 6:00pm Freda Roscoe
Sunday 1st December Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00am Frederick & Margaret Cross
Sunday 1st December Hornby 11:00am Elizabeth Stenson

Kirkby Lonsdale Weekly Services

Sunday After 9:00 am Mass Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Tuesday 9:30 am Ecumenical Prayer (St Mary’s Kirkby Lonsdale)
Tuesday 6:30 pm Novena to Our Lady and Benediction
Wednesday 10:15 am Morning Prayers
Saturday 11- 11:45 am Adoration and Confession
Sunday After 9:00 am Mass Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Hornby /Caton Services

Tuesday 6:00 pm Rosary Prayers – Our Lady Immaculate, Caton
Friday 5:00 – 6:00 pm Holy Hour for Vocations (Hornby)

Special Collection: this week for Diocesan Youth Service

Special Collection: next week for Diocesan Poor Mission Fund

Anniversaries: Constance Campbell, Maude Cunningham, Rita Kelly, Diane Lodge, Andrew Booth, Freda Roscoe, Peter Dickinson, Margaret Cross

Please Pray for the Sick of the Parishes: Brian Byrne, Sarah Adam, Veronica Law, Dennis Brown, Graham Jubb, Paul Shuttleworth, Keith and Alexa Wightman, Sarah Mason, Cynthia McPherson, Jean Wilson, Kevin Casey, Esther Castle, Chris Broadhurst, Joan Randall, Hazel Waring, Eric and Nina Ireland, Frances McKenzie, Sandie Hardy, Elizabeth Ackerley, Pepe Casanova, Karen Parkinson, Margaret Aspin, Damien Waterhouse, Bruce Kay, Colette Calveley, Lucy Ball, Maggie Trimble, Pauline O’Toole and Roberta Whiteside.

All hail, Redeemer, hail!… Today we celebrate Jesus Christ, the King of kings.  Jesus’ only focus was serving God. He showed us how to serve God as He healed the sick, raised the dead, and called others to do works of charity. Immediately before He gave us the Eucharist, He washed the feet of His disciples and told them, and tells us, that what we see Him do, we also must do.  The gift of the Eucharist itself is the Body that is given up for us and the Blood that is shed for us.  When we are united to Him in communion we are united to the one who is calling us to give our bodies and blood up for others in service to the Father.  We are confronted with choices throughout our lives.  We can make political choices; those choices which will bring us the greatest popularity among others, or, we can make the Christian choice, the choice that would make the presence of the Kingdom a reality in our world.  Jesus Christ is our King.  He is the King who frees us from political choices.  We can, and we must serve Him in all we do and say; we must serve Him by living our faith each day.…For You have died for me!

National Youth Sunday 

This weekend, on the Feast of Christ the King, we celebrate National Youth Sunday. If you haven’t already, take look at the new website, .  Details of all events can be found on the Castlerigg website at

Advent Retreat Our Advent Retreat, 6th-8th December, is open to young people in year 9 and above. It is a great opportunity for young people to step back from the busy-ness of life and spend some time with God and with other young people. Young people often tell us that these experience and the friendships they make on these retreats are what sustain them in their faith.

Lourdes Joining us on pilgrimage to Lourdes, young people will meet new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime; serve others and receive so much more than they give; find peace and joy in a place where heaven and earth meet; and have an amazing time.

Radiant Not a Youth Service event, but a great opportunity organised by young adults in the diocese, presenting high quality speakers, praise and worship, and opportunities of encounter. The day will culminate with Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Lancaster, Bishop Paul Swarbrick. 30th November, Corpus Christi High School, Preston.

November is the Month of the Holy Souls. If you wish your loved ones to be remembered especially during Holy Mass, please put their names in an envelope and place in box beneath the Altar.

Make a Stand for Faith and Freedom!  #REDWEDNESDAY PRAYER VIGIL Join us to pray for Religious Freedom at Lancaster Cathedral, 27th November 2019, 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Aid to the Church in Need, NW Office, on 01524 388739 or and see the poster in the porch.

Reverse Advent calendar……Some people are popping an item of seasonal food or chocolate etc into a box each day during advent & bringing it to Church on the THIRD Sunday of Advent so that it can be taken to the Olive Branch…..just sayin’…..Thanks. Chris Doyle.

OLCC Uganda20 Project
Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Race Night, we raised over £2900 – most of which has already been sent to the Kakatunda Health Clinic for beds and mattresses. After several successful applications for bursaries and grants, we are pleased to be able to take ten sixth form students on the trip in July 2020. Our new, young chemistry teacher, Lewis Bird, has been awarded an Outreach Scholarship from the Royal Society of Chemistry to accompany us and assist in delivering Teacher Training Workshops. This includes a fund-matching of up to £3000 to purchase resources for the schools attending the courses. We are currently focussing on raising this amount and have a Bag2schools collection on 28 November. If you have any clothes, handbags, paired shoes, soft toys, belts, bedding (not duvets or pillows) which are still in reasonable condition, please leave them in the entrance of Caton Church on the weekend of 23/24 November and I will collect them on the morning of Wednesday 27 November. The company weigh the bags and give us money for the charity. If anyone missed donating to the project in September, we have set up an on-line donation site at and donations can be gift aided.
Thank you to all for your continuing support. Ruth Lowe

Rosary Prayers at Caton  Since there will be no Mass at Caton on Tuesdays, a group of us is getting together each week at 6:00 pm to pray the Rosary in the porch. Beads and prayer cards are available – please join us.