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Mass Times and Intentions:

(See Calendar)
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

Saturday 11th January Caton 6:00pm Deacon John Kennedy RIP
Sunday 12th January Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00am Parish
Sunday 12th January Hornby 11:00am William and Margaret Tresize

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 – 6:30 pm Rosary Prayers at Caton
Friday 5:00 – 6:00 pm Holy Hour for Vocations (Hornby)

Lately Deceased

Deacon John Kennedy


David Brown, Lila McFadden, Anne Mackelling, Kathleen Strickland, Eileen Beck, Gen Stephenson, Paul Percy, Ginny Moore, Emily Dugdale, Charlie Broadbent, Pat Miller, Edith Parr, Marjorie Broadbent, Ethel Regan, John McKenna, Jenny Cullen, Gertrude Burke, Stuart Martin, John Gill, Ellen Cummings, Kate Gillen and Mabel Pearse.

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, Roberta Whiteside.

From Bishop Paul

I write to ask for your prayers for Deacon John Kennedy who died through the night [of 1st January]. May he rest in peace. More details will be sent when they are available. Also, please keep in your prayers Deacon Frank Bell who is poorly at this time. Yours sincerely in Christ, +Paul

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

The parish council meeting for St Mary’s and Our Lady’s will take place at Our Lady’s church Caton as above. Please note we will not be in the presbytery at Hornby. An agenda for the meeting is on the notice boards at St. Mary’s and Our Lady’s. All parishioners are very welcome at the meeting.

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 sign up at the back of Church.

Lourdes 2020

The Pilgrimage Planning Committee have changed tour operator for the 2020 pilgrimage and have reduced the cost of coming to Lourdes quite substantially. I encourage brother priests, parishioners, youth and sick in your parishes to come to Lourdes with the Diocese 24 – 31 July 2020. PLEASE BOOK NOW with JOE WALSH TOURS.COM.
For further information feel free to contact

Rededication of England as the ‘Dowry of Mary’ Sunday, 29 March, 2020

This is an event of National importance for the Catholic Church in England. In advance of this date Monsignor John Armitage and the team from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, are visiting each of the Catholic Cathedrals in England with the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. Dates for visits to St Peter’s Cathedral, Lancaster are from Thursday 6 February at 6pm through to Saturday midday. There will be a timetable of Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Devotions, Talks on Marian Devotion and an Exhibition. It is hoped that over the period of the visit parishes and schools will organise visits. Details will be sent to parishes early in the New Year.

Sunday, 29 March, 2020 – Rededication of England as the ‘Dowry of Mary’ Mass, St Peter’s Cathedral, Lancaster, 10.30am, main celebrant Bishop Paul Swarbrick.

This will also happen in Westminster Cathedral, in Walsingham, in every Catholic Cathedral, in every parish and in as many homes as possible. Monsignor John Armitage has asked people to prepare spiritually for the rededication by praying the Angelus every day after parish Masses – you may, of course, pray the Angelus at other times if you wish. The traditional times for the Angelus are 6am (or when you get out of bed), 12 noon and 6pm. It is a most suitable prayer to prepare us spiritually for the rededication, recalling, as it does, ‘some essential moments in the History of Salvation, reminding us of Mary’s ‘yes’ to the Angel Gabriel, which undid Eve’s ‘no’ in the Garden of Eden.’ We profess our faith in ‘The Word, who was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us,’ and in his Death and Resurrection, the eternal destiny to which each of us is called in Christ. I hope that many parishes will respond to Monsignor Armitage’s invitation to pray this beautiful prayer after our daily Masses, so that our hearts may be spiritually prepared for this wonderful event. Mary, Our Lady, welcomed the coming of Christ into the world and into our lives. She will help us to do the same.

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.

White Flower Appeal 2020

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal next weekend. Please be as generous as you can to help SPUC defend unborn babies and their mothers.