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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                         

                                                                                                                                                                   

Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        13th

5.30pm     St P’s

Mary Agnes Cardwell L (LN)

Vigil of the Assumption of Mary

Su       14th

9.30am     St J’s

For the Parish

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

 

11.00am   St P’s

Mary Agnes Cardwell L (TE)

 

M         15th

No Mass

 

Weekday in Ordinary Time (Wk 20)

Tu        16th

8.00am     St P’s

Mary Agnes Cardwell L (CP)

Weekday in Ordinary Time

W        17th

8.00am     St P’s

Antionette (Anette) Loftus L

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Th       18th

No Mass

 

St Alberto Hurtado SJ P

F          19th

8.00am     St P’s

Mary Agnes Cardwell L (CL)

Weekday in Ordinary Time

(Each Saturday there is 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.  Robert Bryan Arrowsmith, James O Toole, Evelyn Tomlinson, Margaret Dixon, Eileen Mary Holden, John Graham Darren, and Hamish Williamson Kirkpatrick.   May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

 

Readings at Mass

 

The Assumption of Our Lady

21st Sunday of OT

First

Apoc 11; 19, 12; 1 – 6, 10

Isaiah 66; 18 – 21

Second

I Cor 15; 20 – 26

Heb 12; 5 – 7, 11 – 13

Gospel

Luke 1; 39 - 56

Luke 13; 23 - 30

 

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

 

Praying with the Pope in August 2022
For the Church:   We pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

Covid 19
Local cases of covid seem to be diminishing, but it is still wise to be vigilant.

 

This Sunday
Is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven.   The church celebrates Jesus welcoming his mother into heaven without her body having to experience corruption.   There she becomes our patron and intercessor before the throne of God.

 

Benediction and the 11am Mass
Takes place in St Peter’s as usual, even though the boarders are on holiday.

 

Hymn Books
Fr Tim has removed the College Cantionales from St Peter’s.   During August we will be using the Celebration Hymnal on a trial basis.   There is a supply of these on the back bench of the church.   Please take a book from there for Mass and return it afterwards.   Thank you.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time.    In the gospel Jesus describes those who will keep him company in the Kingdom of God.

 

Visiting Priest
Fr Vincent Vaz has received his visa and will come to the UK on 20th August.   He will arrive in the parish on 25th August, having spent some time in London with his brother who is still in hospital.
Hopefully Fr Tim can get away for a short break once he has arrived.

 

Tours of the Collections
You can book a ticket for a tour of the Stonyhurst Museum and Collections on Fridays and Saturdays during August.   Please go to the Stonyhurst website to book a slot.

 

Conclusions of British Conference on the Synod

Coming out of the pandemic, the synod has opened a new horizon and direction for the Church in England and Wales, awakening in the faithful a desire for discipleship and the call for a new way of living and thinking that deepens communion, enables participation, and equips all for mission. It is an invitation that must be acted on, lest the hope the Spirit kindled in the hearts of the faithful grow faint.
But “it is impossible to think of a conversion of our activity as a Church that does not include the active participation of all the members of God’s People.” 
This path requires not that “the Church” change, as if the Church were separate from the life of faith of the People of God; the call made, rather, is to all the baptised, prior to any distinction of vocation and state of life, as Lumen Gentium makes clear. What is hoped and called for is a shift in culture and mindset that allows the whole People of God to "be the Church," to "live a life worthy of the calling they have received" (Eph 4:1).
While this is an invitation made equally to all, it requires of those in authority a commitment to facilitate and enable it through concrete reforms. If we have heard the Spirit prompt us in this synod, it is here: that responsibility for conversion cannot be delegated to particular groups or authorities, but must be assumed by all in response to the gifts the Spirit has already poured out on all the faithful.
The Church is the body of all those who are baptised in Christ and have encountered Him; His mission is ours. Now the synod asks us to make good that truth. The journey calls us out into the deep, into a more active faith stirred by an attentive listening to the Spirit in and through all of the baptised. It asks us to hear and respond without waiting for this or that change or new structure, confident that, in awakening to our co-responsibility, the reforms will follow—indeed, will become the reform itself.
This is the new consciousness that the Spirit has awoken in the People of God in these islands which, if embraced, will lead to the growth in holiness both here and across the world. This is the light that has been lit here; with joy we pass it onto the universal Church, and set it above our own path.
“Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!””

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

14/08/22

07/08/22

31/07/22

24/07/22

17/07/22

10/07/22

03/07/22

26/06/22

12/06/22

05/06/22

29/05/22

22/05/22

15/05/22

08/05/22

01/05/22

24/04/22

17/04/22

10/04/22

03/04/22

27/03/22

20/03/22

13/03/22

06/03/22

27/02/22

20/02/22

13/02/22

06/02/22

30/01/22

23/01/22

16/01/22

09/01/22

01/01/22

26/12/21

19/12/21

12/12/21

04/12/21

28/11/21

21/11/21

14/11/21

07/11/21

31/10/21

24/10/21

17/10/21

10/10/21

03/10/21

26/09/21

19/09/21

12/09/21

05/09/21

29/08/21

22/08/21

15/08/21

08/08/21

01/08/21

25/07/21

18/07/21

11/07/21

04/07/21