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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:     Naill Macfarlane (07786 432360)                                                                                                                                                                                                          

20th September 2020               THE NEWSLETTER                 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)
                                                         
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        19th   

5.30pm St P’s

For those who spread the Gospel

Vigil of 25th Sunday of OT

Su        20th

9.30am St P’s

For the Parish

25th Sunday of OT

 

11.00am St P’s

For the College

 

M        21st  

NO MASS

 

St Matthew, apostle and evangelist

T          22nd

8.00am St P’s

Anita Hagii L

Weekday in Ordinary Time (week 25)

W        23rd

8.00am St P’s

Gordon Nicholson (B’day blessings)

St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

Th        24th  

SMH

For the SMH Community

Weekday in Ordinary Time

F          25th   

8.00am St P’s

Sheila Clay L

Weekday in Ordinary Time

(The church is open for Adoration from 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Saturday, 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.   John Holden, John Embley, Ambrose Houghton, Richard Cross, Denis Green, John (Charlie) Holden, Dorothy Holden, John Berchmans Blake and Philippa (Pippa) Taylor.   May they rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass

 

 25th Sunday of OT (Yr A)

26th Sunday of OT

First

Isaiah 55; 6 - 9

Ezek 18; 25 - 28

Second

Phip 1; 20 – 24, 27

Phil 2; 1 - 11

Gospel

Matt 20; 1 - 16

Matt 21; 28 - 32

 

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

 

Praying with the Pope in September 2020
We pray that the planet’s resource will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

 

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.

 

Padre  Pio was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002

 

 

St Peter’s is NOW open for Mass:
  Saturday
     Church open for private prayer 4.30 – 5.15pm
     Benediction 5.15pm
     Vigil Mass 5.30pm
Sunday
     Mass 9.30am
     Mass 11.00am
Sadly we can’t use St Joseph’s for the time being

 

Newsletter distribution
It is good to see one or two more people each week returning to Mass.   Some parishioners are still not comfortable with coming to church:  this is fine.    Each person has to make their own decision about when to come back.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
Fr Tim will check the answer machine in the parish office frequently.

Coming to St Peter’s to Mass
+ Do not come to Mass 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.
+ You may wish to come to a weekday Mass
instead of on Saturday or Sunday.   This will
fulfill your Sunday obligation.
If you are driving, you will need to buzz security at the white gates.   The Lodge entrance is closed.

 

Today
Is the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Jesus teaches us that there is only one reward for those who are virtuous.   
Today we are obliged to make the annual Mass count.   The statistics for the whole diocese are collated and sent to Rome.
Today is the day of prayer for evangelization.

 

The 11am Mass
This Sunday the 11am Mass is being streamed to pupils of the College and SMH.   For the first time, pupils will serve and do the readings.   From, next week, however, one year group will be present in the church, so from next Sunday parishioners will not be able to attend the 11am Mass.  

 

Weekday Mass
Weekday Masses are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am in St Peter’s.   On Thursdays Fr Tim streams a Mass for the Students of SMH.   Alas, at the moment, this is not open to parishioners.

 

Feasts this week
Monday is the feast day of St Matthew.   We have been listening to his gospel each Sunday this year.  
On Wednesday we honour Padre Pio, who was famous for his stigmata and for the way in which he was able to help so many people.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   The gospel draws the distinction between saying that one will do something and actually doing it.

 

SMH First Holy Communions
Our children were not able to make their First Holy Communion this year.   For the next few weeks, 2 pupils from SMH will make their first communion at the 5.30pm Mass, beginning next Sunday.   Each family is limited to just 6 guests.
Please keep these children and their families in your prayers.

 

Jesuit Missions:  Talk on the Amazon
Jesuit Mission is organising a Webinar entitled: Beauty, Justice and Hope in the Amazon this coming Tuesday at 7.30pm.   To register for this on line talk go to the Jesuit Missions website.

 

Online Statistics
Our parish resources on line remain very popular.   Last week 20 people read my homily on line!

 

Welcome into the church
Today we welcome Harry Wilson into the church as he is being baptised.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.  

 

Collection last week

 

  5.30pm

  9.30am

  11.00am

Collection

 £ 87.87

 £ 93.25

   £ 96.00

Attendance

      41

      44

       23

    
Thanks for your continued generosity.

 

And finally
Now that people have started to make jokes about coronavirus, we’re all worried about a global pandemic.


 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

29/12/19

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

21/07/19

14/07/19

07/07/19

30/06/19

23/06/19

16/06/19

09/06/19