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ST PETER’S CHURCH (with St Joseph’s, Hurst Green)
Stonyhurst College – Stonyhurst – Clitheroe – Lancs – BB7 9PZ.


T: (01254) 826268      E: stpeterschurchstonyhurst@btinternet.com        Web: www.stpetersstonyhurst.org.uk

Parish Priest:   Fr Tim Curtis, SJ              Safeguarding Officer:     Niall Macfarlane (07786 432360
                          Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No 2500374   

 

                                                 
12th May 2024                          THE NEWSLETTER                          Seventh Sunday of Easter(Year B)

Mass Schedule

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        11th

5.30pm     St P’s

William Brown A

Vigil of 7th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Su        12th   

9.30am     St J’s

For the Parish  

7th Sunday of Easter Sunday (Year B)

 

11.00am   St P’s

Stonyhurst Community

 

M         13th

No Mass

 

Our Lady of Fatima

Tu        14th 

8.00am     St P’s

Jim O’Donnel A

St Matthias, Apostle

W         15th   

8.00am     St P’s

Simon Jon Thomasson A

Weekday in the Easter season: week 7

Th        16th 

8.45am     SMH

For the school

St Andrew Bobola SJ, PM

F          17th   

8.00am     St P’s

Margaret Collins A

Weekday in the Easter season

(Each Saturday there are confessions and a Holy Hour from 4.30pm with Benediction at 5.15pm)

 

L = Lately Dead, A = Anniversary of Death, R = Remembrance          M = Martyr, V = Virgin, B = Bishop, Pp = Pope
P = Personal Intention, S = Sick, B = Birthday   F = Founders Mass             D = Doctor, P = Priest, R = Religious

 

Please pray for the following, the anniversary of whose deaths occur at this time   Joseph Livesey, Margaret Rawcliffe, Margaret Mary Shuttleworth, Fr John Griffin SJ, Dr Vincent Nathan, Veronica Cooper, Ann Earnshaw, Winifred Bolton. Joseph Duckett, William Brown, Simon John Thomasson and Ethel (Bunty) Devlin.   May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

 

Readings at Mass


  7th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Pentecost Sunday (Year B)

32nd Sunday of OT

First

 Acts 1; 15 – 17, 20 – 26

Acts 2; 1 – 11

 

Second

I John 4; 11 - 16

Gal 5; 16 – 25

 

Gospel

  John 17; 11 - 19

John 15; 26 – 27, 16; 12 - 15

 

 

Diocesan Website:
http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk
for information on our Diocese and what is happening.

 

Praying with the Pope in May 2024
For the formation of men and women religious and seminarians
Let us pray that men and women religious and seminarians grow in their own personal vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation that leads them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.

 

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

This Sunday
Is the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the gospel Jesus prays to the Father for his disciples – that he keeps them safe.

 

Sacramental Preparation
Meets this week.   The children meet at St Joseph’s at 8.40am.   Let’s keep them in our prayers.

 

World Communications day
Today is the day where we pray for all those who spread the Good News, but especially those who work in the media.

 

Rosary
During the month of May the parish gathers to say the rosary on Wednesdays at 7pm.   This Wednesday we will gather at the house of Mary Moss:  High Trean, Chipping Road, Chaigley (Tel 01254 826929)

 

Next Sunday
Is Pentecost Sunday, where we recall the Holy Spirit coming down on the disciples.   The gifts of the Holy Spirit embolden them to proclaim the Good News of the resurrection.

 

Vigil Mass
Pupils will be attending the Vigil Mass next weekend.   This means that the 11am will be for parishioners only.

 

Mission Appeal of JM
Next Weekend there will be an appeal at all Masses for the work of Jesuit Missions.   Lynn McWilliams will make the appeal and describe some of their current projects.   Please come prepared!

 

Diocesan Synod gathering
The first in person meeting of the Salford Diocese Synod takes place on Saturday 18th May.   Please pray for a successful outcome.

 

Cemetery Update
Work on felling the trees in the cemetery has paused for the moment.   There is more work to be done and it will resume shortly.

 

Parish Accounts 2023
A summary of last year’s parish accounts is now available.   Please take a copy.   They will be presented to the parish AGM on the 14th July.

 

Best kept Village
Hurst Green has entered the Lancashire Best Kept Village competition.   Judging takes place during June and July.   We must make sure the cemetery and St Joseph’s are in tip top form.

 

Maryvale – pram push
The Maryvale mothers and toddlers unit is having a sponsored “pram push”.   Please go to their website for more details:
https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/pram-push/

 

Dates for your diary
The Parish AGM takes place on Sunday 14th July in Fr Tim’s garden.


St Ignatius Day celebrations take place on Wednesday 31st July here at St Peter’s with refreshments after in Theodore House.   We have invited Manchester, Preston and Liverpool to join us.   Please put both these dates in your diary.

 

2025 – a Year of Jubilee
Every 25 years the Catholic Church celebrates a Year of Jubilee.   On Ascension Thursday Pope Francis will outline how we can come together and celebrate this year of grace.

 

The Bishops’ Conference on the Holy Year (2025)
The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years.
The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis.  
Preparations for the 2025 Year of Jubilee have already begun, and will mark the start of a year of prayer. The Bishops’ Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory year of prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church.
For use by parishes, priests, religious, laypeople, and more, these resources will help guide you as you ready yourself for this most vital year in the Church’s life.

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

12/05/24

05/05/24

28/04/24

21/04/24

14/04/24

07/04/24

31/03/24

24/03/24

17/03/24

10/03/24

03/03/24

25/02/24

18/02/24

11/02/24

04/02/24

28/01/24

21/01/24

14/01/24

07/01/24

24/12/23

24/12/23

17/12/23

10/12/23

01/12/23

26/11/23

19/11/23

12/11/23

05/11/23

29/10/23

22/10/23

15/10/23

08/10/23

01/10/23

24/09/23

17/09/23

10/09/23

03/09/23

27/08/23

20/08/23

13/08/23

06/08/23

30/07/23

23/07/23

16/07/23

09/07/23

02/07/23

25/06/23

18/06/23

11/06/23

04/06/23

28/05/23

21/05/23

14/05/23

07/05/23

30/04/23

23/04/23

16/04/23

09/04/23

02/04/23

26/03/23

19/03/23

12/03/23

05/03/23

26/02/23

19/02/23