Weekly Bulletin

We have been invited to join a service of reconciliation at the  Church of The Most Precious Blood, Sidmouth, on Saturday 14th December 10am, there will be opportunity for induvial confession within the service.

Axminster, Lyme and Seaton food bank would like donations of; tinned and dried goods: soup, beans, pasta sauces, meat, fish, fruit, custard, rice pudding, biscuits, cereals, tea, coffee and Longlife milk.

Christmas Flowers:  There will be a retiring collection for Christmas flowers in each of the Parishes over the next two weekends.  Flowers are always expensive at this time of the year so your contributions will be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Jigsaw puzzles:  There are 18 jig saw puzzles that are in excellent order which have been donated by a parishioner who would like to sale them with the proceeds going to Lyme Regis Building Fund.  The  puzzles will be available after Mass on Saturday evening in the Parish Room for anyone wishing to buy one or two and after Mass in Lyme Regis in the School Room on Sunday morning. Might be a good present for the family to do over Christmas!

Christmas Cards Are now on sale after mass or from the parish office. Beautifully designed cards by the Lyme Regis parishioners. All money raised will go to support the Lyme Regis Building fund. Sold in packs of four for £4.

Journey of Faith Group On Wednesday 11th December we will be reading from John 20;   vv11-18. And from chapter 25 in David Wells book.      And can I tell you now that as I will be unable to come to the 8th January meeting, the reading for that is Mark 8;  vv22-30   Chapter 26. 10.30am The Priest House, Axminster – come along!

Axminster Care Service offers assistance to all those in our area who cannot use public transport – to enable them to get to medical appointments. If being a volunteer driver is something you might be able to do, please ring Andrew Cleare on 01297 33461.

Lym Zim 1/12 was C Michael.

Crib Collection – Putting all children first – especially at Christmas time. Offerings at the Christmas Crib are for the Catholic Childrens Society (Plymouth).

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Have requested donations for long-term patient reading material, specifically old magazines in good condition.

These magazines can be deposited at any of our 3 parish churches. They will be collected weekly by Fr Anthony, and a Seaton parishioner has agreed to deliver them to the RD&E.

General Election Bishop Mark has asked to draw your attention to the Statement issued by the Conference of Bishops concerning the General Election please visit the below webpage.

Advent Retreat Saturday 14th December at St Rita’s Centre. Day starts at 10am to book call 01404 42635. Cost per person £25 which includes lunch.

Christmas Mass Times:

Christmas Eve       7.30pm Seaton Vigil Mass with carols from 7.15pm

                                11pm Lyme Regis: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day       10.30am St Marys, Axminster

New Years Day        10.00am St Augustine’s, Seaton

A thought for the week from Pope Francis:

Hope is the most humble of the three theological virtues, for it hides itself in this life. Pope Francis

‘Little Book of Wisdom, The Essential Teachings’ by Andrea Kirk Assaf, Harper Collins Publishers, 2015

SS MICHAEL & GEORGE RC CHURCH

LYME REGIS – RESTORATION APPEAL

Total raised to date is: £26392.46

Increased through a generous bequest in the will of a parishioner.  

We are launching an appeal for funds to carry out essential repair works to SS Michael & George, an historical church badly in need of restoration, particularly to the exterior.

The costs are estimated at £212,000 and whilst it is hoped to cover a large proportion of the costs through grants, the Parish has set a target of raising £50,000 through donations, bequests and fundraising.

If you are able to help by making a donation, please contact the Parish Secretary, Claire Peters, on 01297 32135 or send a cheque made payable to “Lyme Regis RC Parish” to the Parish office, please include your name and address. Thank you.

Please note that we have also restarted the Lyme Regis maintenance fund collection after mass each Sunday to help towards this project.

Christmas cards NOW ON SALE to support this cause