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Bishops Pastoral Letter 22nd Nov 2020 Pastoral letter

 

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:     Naill Macfarlane (07786 432360)                                                                                                                                                                          

29th November 2020                      THE NEWSLETTER                     First Sunday of Advent (Year B)
                                                                          
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        28th

Private Mass

 Harry Wilkinson A

Vigil of 1st Sunday of Advent

Su        29th   

9.30am St P’s

Streamed Mass for the parish

1st Sunday of Advent

 

11.00am St P’s

Streamed Mass for the college

 

M        30th

NO Mass

 

Weekday of Advent  (Week 1)

T      1st Dec

Private Mass

George Weld Blundell L

St Edmund Campion SJ and comps

W         2nd

8.00am    St P’s

Dereck Gill L

Weekday of Advent

Th        3rd  

8.30am    SMH

Streamed for the School

St Francis Xavier SJ

F           4th  

8.00am    St P’s

Pedro Castro L

Weekday of Advent

(The church is open for Adoration from 4.30pm to 6.00pm – sadly no Benediction for the time being.)

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.  Margaret Wilson, Brian Holden, Helen Wells, George Greasley, Roger Marsden, Mary Whittaker and Thomas Rawcliffe.  During November we also remember all of our loved ones who have died.   May they rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass

 

1st Advent (Year B)

2nd Advent (Year B)

First

Isaiah 63; 16-17, 64

Isaiah 40; 1-5, 9-11

Second

I Cor 1, 3 - 9

2 Peter 3; 8-14

Gospel

Mark 13; 33 - 37

Mark 1; 1 - 8

 

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

 

Grateful thanks:
Tom Eccles and the family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support last Wednesday at the funeral for Agnes.   Thank you.

 

Praying with the Pope in December 2020
We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God through private prayer.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

 

From Wednesday churches can re-open for communal worship.   Masses will return to their normal times.   However, for this weekend:
St Peter’s will be open for private prayer
   Saturday    4.30pm to 6.00pm
      The blessed sacrament will be exposed
      Confessions will be available
      Alas we cannot finish with benediction
   Sunday      Church closed
      We hope to live stream the 9.30am Mass for
         parishioners.
      We hope to live stream the 11am Mass for
         the college community.
The link for these two Masses will be on the St Peter’s church website.

Coming to St Peter’s for private prayer:
+ Do not come to church if you are unwell, self-
isolating or shielding or returning from a    
country where you have to shield
+ You should wear a face covering
+ Observe the one way system
+ Observe social distancing
+ Any printed materials you touch (Newsletters
etc) place in a bin or take home with you.
If you are driving, you will need to buzz security at the white gates.   The Lodge entrance is closed.

 

Happy New Year!
Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year (Year B).   For most of this year the gospel reading will be taken from the gospel of Mark. In the gospel today Jesus invites the disciples to remain awake in readiness for the Master’s coming.   We light the first Advent candle.   The church will be open on Saturday for private prayer and we hope to livestream the 9.30am and 11am Sunday Masses. 

 

First Holy Communions
These will restart from next weekend.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
If you need to contact Fr Tim, please leave a message on the parish phone line.

 

Masses resume on Wednesday
St Peter’s will be open for private prayer on Tuesday from 7.45am to 8.15am.   However, on Wednesday and Friday the church will be open for the 8am Mass.   What a joy to be able to worship together once more.

 

 

Feasts this week
Tuesday is the feast of St Edmund Campion, the patron of the British Province and of the college.   There will be a Mass celebrated at 9am for SMH and the college on Tuesday with Fr Sam Burke presiding.    You will find a link to this Mass on the parish website.

 

Next Sunday
Is the Second Sunday of Advent.      In the gospel the focus is on John the Baptist who calls us to prepare for the immanent coming of the savior.  

Masses will return to their normal times.

 

Food bank
Food items can still be placed in the box in St Peter’s for the food bank in Blackburn.   However, in addition, there is a box in the porch of 2 Bilsberry Cottages (Lucy Hardwick's house) for Maundy Relief.   Let’s do our best to help the hungry during this time.

 

Newsletter
These are available in St Peter’s on a Saturday evening.   If you would like one to be delivered to your home, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Materials available at the back of the church:
The December issue of the Messenger Magazine and the Day by Day booklet, a special Advent issue of the Come Follow Me booklet, the Winter edition of Jesuits and Friends, and finally, the Missio Calendar for next year. Help yourself!

 

Christmas Extra
We are planning to produce a magazine style Christmas Extra again this year.   If you have a story to tell about this extraordinary year, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Christmas Masses
It is difficult to plan, with rules changing so often.   At the moment our plans for Christmas are as follows:-


Christmas Eve (24 December)
5.30pm      A “drive-in” vigil Mass were we
remain in our cars to celebrate the
first Mass of Christmas.
10.00pm    Mass in St Peter’s (restricted to 130)

Christmas Day (25 December)

9.30am       Mass in St Peter’s (restricted to 130)

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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22/11/20

15/11/20

08/11/20

01/11/20

25/10/20

18/10/20

11/10/20

04/10/20

27/09/20

20/09/20

13/09/20

06/09/20

30/08/20

23/08/20

16/08/20

09/08/20

02/08/20

26/07/20

19/07/20

12/07/20

05/07/20

28/06/20

21/06/20

13/06/20

07/06/20

31/05/20

24/05/20

17/05/20

10/05/20

03/05/20

26/04/20

19/04/20

12/04/20

05/04/20

29/03/20

22/03/20

15/03/20

08/03/20

01/03/20

23/02/20

16/02/20

09/02/20

02/02/20

26/01/20

19/01/20

12/01/20

05/01/20

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22/12/19

15/12/19

08/12/19

01/12/19

24/11/19

17/11/19

10/11/19

03/11/19

27/10/19

20/10/19

13/10/19

06/10/19

29/09/19

22/09/19

15/09/19

08/09/19

01/09/19

25/08/19

18/08/19

11/08/19

04/08/19

28/07/19

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