A CHRISTMAS REFELCTION:

What can I bring Him, poor as I am? Christmas is not just for children! It’s for us all. Christmas is about our salvation made manifest in the birth of Jesus. He came to bring light into a darkened world, to bring hope to those who have none, to bring peace to those...

John the Baptist leapt for joy…?

Elizabeth was part of the Temple tradition.  The Jews knew God could not be limited to one place, but needed somewhere to honour Him, that place was the Temple.  There, was the dwelling-place of the presence of the One whom the universe could not contain.  Elizabeth...

First Holy Communion

 Please note that those children who are in Year 3 or above at school (7 – 8 year olds) can be prepared to make their First Holy Communion and First Confession this coming year. The preparation sessions are Saturdays 9.30am – 12noon in St Joseph’s Room, Kirkby...

Rejoice in the Lord always…

Rejoice! That is what the Church tells us on this, Gaudete Sunday. St John called, and continues to call, all people to make radical changes in their lives.  It is too easy to let the sentimentality of Christmas get in the way both of our hearing his radical...

St John invites us…

St John called out to all who long for the Messiah: Prepare the way of the Lord.  Today he calls us because we too experience the desperation and darkness of a world that rejects God, but we know the joy and light that can be found in Jesus.  St John...

DECORATING THE CHURCHES FOR CHRISTMAS:

 If you would like to contribute to making the churches beautiful this Christmas then you can do so in Caton by bringing plants; they can be left in the church no later than Saturday 22 December. In Kirkby Lonsdale there will be a retiring collection in order to...