ST MICHAEL'S PARISH CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY MASS at St Michael’s at 11.00am
Park Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BP Tel/Fax 01749 342587
www.saint-michaels.org.uk Saturday evening ‘first Mass of Sunday’ at 6pm & Sunday Mass at 9.00am both at St Joseph & Teresa, Wells
Priest-in-Charge: Fr James Williams Mon Advent II Weekday (O Radix Jesse) Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion at 9.00am
16 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PF Tue Advent II Weeday (O Clavis David) Mass at 9.00am
In emergency telephone 07768 360879 Wed Advent II Weekday (O Oriens) Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion at 9.00am
Pastoral Assistant: Sister Anne F Martin Thur Advent II Weekday (O Rex Gentium) Mass at 9.00am
The Presbytery, 6 Park Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BP Fri Advent II Weeday (O Emmanuel) Mass at 9.00am
R.C. Diocese of Clifton (Bishop Declan Lang), Glastonbury Deanery www.cliftondiocese.com Sat Advent ll Weekday (Christmas Eve) Carols 9.30pm, ‘Midnight Mass’ 10.00pm
18th December 2005 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B Sun The Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day Mass at 10.00am
(O Adonai) Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Sunday,9.15 to 9.45am
PRAYERS PLEASE: Please keep Mrs Gwen Parfitt in you r prayer. She was taken in to MINISTERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND 24th/25th December: The Nativity of the Lord, Year B
Welcome The Word The Eucharist Coffee (if required)
Yoevil Hospital on Tuesday evening. Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at
Volunteers please 24th & 25th: Special Christmas Rotas 25th K Woods
this time: Charles Milward, Bill Trodden, Christopher McClosky, Elizabeth Newman,
Selina McCornish, John May and Anne Garner; may they rest in peace. Ministers of the Word - the second Reader please also read the Bidding Prayers.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION LAST SUNDAY = £184.03
CHRISTMAS MUSIC There will be a 2nd collection this Sunday for Christmas Flowers
If you sing and would like to be a member of St Michael’s Choir singing carols and leading
AMMERDOWN CHRISTMAS CONCERT
the music for ‘Midnight’ Mass please speak to Tony Bevan 01749 344180. Practices will This afternoon the Westfield Ladies’ Choir will give the Christmas concert at The Ammerdown
be on the Thursdays before Christmas at 7.45 in the Parish Room. Centre at 3.00pm, followed by refreshments.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
As well as being an enjoyable morning the event raised £185.30 for parish funds. Thank CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS 2005
you to all those who supported it, and worked for it. Christmas Services and events in and around Shepton Mallet – make a diary note now.
PUB CAROL SINGING Saturday 24th December 9.30pm Carols; 10.00pm ‘Midnight’ Mass
Why not join other members of the Shepton churches for a pub crawl with a difference. Sunday 25th December 10.00am Mass
Feel free to join when you can, and leave when you must. Transport between pubs will Saturday 7th January 3.00 – 5.00pm St Michael’s Children’s Christmas Party in Paul
be arranged, and if anyone can help with this please contact Graham Dart on 01749 Street Community Centre.
347437. Approximate timings are: 7.15 The Thatched Cottage; 7.50 The Bell, Market
Place; 8.25 The Horseshoe, Bowlish; 9.00 King William, West Shepton; 9.35 King’s Arms. HMP Cornhill
ALONE AT CHRISTMAS? Wednesday 21st December 6.00pm Carol Service
If you will be on your own on Christmas Day you are welcome to lunch in the Presbytery. Saturday 24th December 2.30pm Christmas Mass.
If anyone would like to join the inmates for the Carol Service and/or Mass please see
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS Sr Anne ASAP so that security clearance can be arranged beforehand.
There is a 2nd Collection today for flowers in the church for Christmas.
CHILDREN’S PARTY Churches Together in Shepton Mallet
The Christmas Party for the children in the parish will take place from 3.00-5.00pm on Wednesday December 7.00pm Carolling around the Shepton Pubs
Saturday 7th January at Paul Street Community Centre. Please watch out for further Sunday 1st January 6.00pm Modern Carol Service in St Peter & St Paul’s Church.
GIFT AID If you wish to join the Gift Aid scheme, or require more envelopes, please contact Mike Henning [01749 860352], or Sister Anne.