St Peter's Stonyhurst



We are God’s people, the sheep of his flock: come, let us worship him, alleluia.


St Joseph's Hurst Green

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.” St. Teresa of Avila



Christmas Services at St Peter’s and St Joseph’s.


Saturday, 23rd December Confessions in St Peter’s 10.00am to 11.00am.


Sunday, 24th December Christmas Eve. 5.30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas in St Peter’s preceded by carols at 5.00pm


12.00 Midnight Mass in St Peter’s preceded by carols at 11.30pm


Monday, 25th December Christmas Day 10.00am in St Joseph’s Chapel - Dawn Mass of Christmas Day


Tuesday, 26th December Feast of St Stephen(Boxing Day)Mass @ 10.00am in St Joseph’s





A Jesuit Pope


Newsletters & Reports


Novenas & Prayers


popes crest Pope Francis has chosen the motto Miserando atque eligendo, meaning lowly but chosen; literally in Latin ‘by having mercy, by choosing him’. The motto, which the Pope first chose as a bishop in Argentina is taken from the homilies of the venerable Bede, the 7th century English monk, on the call of Matthew: ‘Jesus saw the tax collector and by having mercy chose him as an Apostle saying to him: ‘Follow me.’ This homily, which focuses on divine mercy and is reproduced in the Liturgy of the hours on the Feast of St Matthew, has taken on special significance in the Pope’s life and spiritual journey. In fact it was on the Feast of St Matthew in 1953 that the young 17 year old Jorge Bergoglio was touched by the mercy of God and felt the call to religious life in the footsteps of St Ignatius of Loyola. Beyond the motto, the coat of arms has a blue field and is surmounted by the mitre and the papal keys. On the crest itself at the centre is the symbol of the Jesuits, a flaming sun with the three letters recalling the name and the salvific mission of Jesus. Underneath we have two more symbols: to the right the star representing Mary and to the left the nard flower representing Joseph.


Mass Calendar and Intentions

Sunday 17th December, Third Sunday of Advent (B) Ps wk 3


Saturday vigil 5.30pm - For the Parish

Sunday 8.30am - In thanksgiving for Zimbabwe

Sunday 10.00 am at St Joseph's - Syd & Mary Armstrong A

Monday 07.55am - PI - Advent Weekday

Tuesday 8.00am - NO MASS

Wednesday 8.00am - Teresa Brasier L - Advent Weekday

Thursday 07.55am - Holden & Duxbury families R - Advent Weekday

Friday 8.00am - PI - Advent Weekday


L = Lately Dead, A = Anniversary of death

P = Personal Intention PI = Priest's Intention S = Sick B=Birthday M = Martyr V = Virgin D = Doctor B = Bishop P = Priest R = Remembrance Pp=Pope


The Divine mercy

                    I trust in youl










Welcome to the Parish of St Peter's & St Joseph's in

the heart of the Ribble Valley

St Joseph'sParish Priest   Fr. Peter Griffiths SJ (


Tel. (01254) 826268


St Peter's RC Church, Stonyhurst

Clitheroe, Lancs. BB7 9PZ

St Joseph's Chapel


Mass Times St Peter's



5.30pm (Saturday Vigil)


Weekday Masses*



As per newsletter

Confessions Saturday 4.45pm-5.15pm

* Mon & Thu 0755

No Mass Saturday morning



The Prayer of St Francis before the Cross at San Damiano.
“Most High glorious God, bring light to the darkness of my heart. Give me a right faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, so I can always observe your holy and true command. Amen.”














Mass Times St Joseph's



10.00 am


As per newsletter

Other Services

(Lenten Services - please see newsletter)



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