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



Stonyhurst College Campus Security Arrangements


As from November 20th 2017, vehicular access to the Stonyhurst Campus, which incorporates St Peter’s Church, will be controlled by automatic gates. These are to enhance the safety of the pupils and staff in the College and St Mary’s Hall, preventing access of undesirable visitors and unnecessary traffic. This will affect all those attending St Peter’s Church. As simply as possible here is the method by which access for weekend masses will operate.


All parishioners arriving by car for the Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.30pm and the 8.30am mass on Sunday mornings should enter the campus via the ‘White Gates’ on the main drive. These will be opened and allow access from 5.00pm to 5.40pm on Saturdays and on Sunday mornings from 8.00am until 8.40am. To exit after mass, the gates will open automatically to allow any vehicle out.


In the event of the gates being closed on approach, a call-point near the gates enables an individual to contact College Security, who will arrange entry, if necessary. Please restrict your entering and exiting to the ‘White Gates’.


For weekday masses, the gates will be open from 7.45am until 8.30am for pupils arriving so that access and exiting will not be affected. Special arrangements will be made for College vacation times.





A Jesuit Pope


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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 19th November, 33rd Sunday of the Year (A) Ps wk 1


Saturday vigil 5.30pm - PI

Sunday 8.30am - For the Parish

Sunday 10.00 am at St Joseph's - Philippa Mahon A

Monday 07.55am - PI - Weekday

Tuesday 8.00am - PI - Presentation of the B V M

Wednesday 8.00am - PI - St Cecilia VM

Thursday 07.55am - PI - Weekday

Friday 8.00 - Philippa Mahon A - St Andrew Dung-Lac P & Co.   Mm


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)