Download PDF here: Church newsletter 22 – 29 Dec 2019

2 weeks’ news in one!

Mass Times and Intentions (See Calendar)

Saturday 21st  December Caton 6:00 pm Parish
Sunday 22nd  December Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00 am Priest’s Intention
Sunday 22nd  December Hornby 11:00 am James Freeman
Tuesday 24th December Caton 6:00 pm (Carols from 5.30 pm) Fr Jimmy Langdon RIP
Tuesday 24th December Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00 pm Parish
Wednesday 25th December Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00 am Parish
Wednesday 25th December Hornby 11:00 am Peter Atkinson and Pat & Tony Bishop
Saturday 28th  December Caton 6:00pm Priest’s Intention
Sunday 29th December Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00am Patrick Miller RIP
Sunday 29th December Hornby 11:00am Parish
Saturday 4th January Caton 6:00pm Priest’s Intention
Sunday 5th January Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00am Parish
Sunday 5th January Hornby 11:00am Parish
There are no weekday Masses in the Parishes. Mass is celebrated each day at Lancaster Cathedral at 12:15, and at St Joseph’s Church, Slyne Road Lancaster, Tues – Sat at 10am. Check for details.

Holy Trinity & St George Church, 33 Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BW, offer weekday masses at various times – see


Robin Daniels, Hugh Barton, Patrick O’Donnell, Austin White, James McGrath, Anne Carroll, Thomas Ruddy, Glen Birtwistle, Mary Coffey, Joseph Moxham, Adelina Roscoe, Michael Strain, Joseph Newns, Agnes McCarry.

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.

Parish Council Meeting Monday 13 January, 7:00 pm, Our Lady Immaculate, Caton

The next parish council meeting for St Mary’s and Our Lady’s will be on Monday 13th January. If there are any items you would like discussed under any other business please inform Christine Griffiths or Joe Armistead before 1st January so they can be included in the agenda. All parishioners are very welcome at the meeting.

May He Rest In Peace

The Bishop has phoned to let us know that Fr Jimmy Langdon SJ, of St Wilfrid’s Winckley Square, Preston, died on 13 Decemer, aged 93. A great man, and a great priest. Please pray for the Jesuit community, his family and all those who have cared for him these past few years. Further details to follow in time.

Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Walk Through the Bible – Ecumenical Away Day

You are warmly invited to Walk Through The Bible – Old Testament. This is a Live Interactive, memorable, fun and engaging: relax and enjoy the journey as an experienced guide leads us through the timeline and geography of the Old Testament – the big overview that can unlock 39 of the books. The event is sponsored by Tunstall Deanery and Churches Together in Caton – see invitation cards at the back of church.

Saturday 18 January 10am to 4.30pm Brookhouse Methodist Church LA2 9PA. Cost £14 including workbook. Free for children aged 11-16 if accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch.

Book online at (click ‘Tickets’) or call 015242 21712 or sin up at the back of Church.

Vacancy -Lead Diocesan Education Officer

The Bishop and Trustees are seeking to appoint a Lead Diocesan Education Officer to work for the Education Service.

0.8 FTE Term time only – Leadership salary £40,987 to £45,220 – required for Easter 2020

Closing Date:  12:00 noon Friday, 1st February 2020

A Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be obtained by emailing or telephone 01524 841190.

Lourdes 2020

The Pilgrimage Planning Committee has changed tour operator for the 2020 Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and has reduced the cost quite substantially. You are encouraged to come to Lourdes with the Diocese 24 – 31 July 2020.

Further details will be available soon or you can email