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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)                                                                                                                                                                          

                               

24th May 2020                              THE NEWSLETTER                               7th Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Mass Schedule for this week
Fr Tim will offer a private Mass each day for the following intentions

Date

Time

Fr Tim’s Private Mass Intention

Feast

Sa        23rd

 

Nicholson & Wilcock families RIP

Vigil of 7th Sunday of Easter (Yr A)

Su        24th

 

For the parish

7th Sunday of Easter (Yr A)

M        25th

 

Private Intention

Weekday in the Easter Season

T          26th

 

Stan Stanley L

St Philip Neri, P

W        27th

 

Fr Juan Andres Llauger SJ, L

St Augustine of Canterbury

Th        28th

 

David Tones L

Weekday in the Easter Season

F          29th

 

Jack & Margaret Shuttleworth A

St Pope Paul VI

(No Holy Hour or Benediction until further notice.)

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:  Julia Doyle, Gregory Holden, Pat Wilkinson, John Taylor, John Liversedge, Edith Mary Cross, Ann Isobella Wilcock, Edward Dargan, Alfred Burton and Fr Francis Courtney SJ.   May they rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass

 

7th Sunday of Easter (Yr A)

Pentecost Sunday

First

Acts 1; 12 - 14

Acts 2; 1 – 11

Second

I Peter 4; 13 – 16

I Cor 12; 3 – 7, 12 – 13

Gospel

John 17; 1 - 11

John 20; 19 - 23

 

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

 

Prayers Please
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Adolfo Nicholas SJ, (general of the Society of Jesus 2008 – 2016) who died in Tokyo on Wednesday.   May he rest in peace.

 

Praying with the Pope in May 2020
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service of the word, and the poor, may be an invigorating influence in the church.

 

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

We shall continue to send out the newsletter until we are able to gather again in church.    Together with other resources, it is also available on line on the parish website and in the parish resources box by the Cenotaph.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
Each day Fr Tim will be in the Parish Office from 9am to 10am and available on the parish number (01254 826268).
At other times, leave a message on the parish answer machine, which will be responded as soon as possible.
A daily prayer sheet is now available on-line and in the box by the cenotaph in the village.

 

Resources for children
St Anselm’s, our Jesuit church in Southall have a great video on their homepage suitable for younger children: click on the link
http://stanselmchurchsouthall.com

 

Live Streaming of Mass
Many people have been able to find a Mass on line.   Jesuit parishes that do this are Farm Street, Southall and the Oxford Chaplaincy.   You can also try                  www.churchservices.tv.

 

Buddies
Many people are still being helped by a phone call from their “buddy” every day.  Keep it up!  

 

Today
Is the Seventh Sunday of the Easter Season.   In the gospel Jesus is praying for his disciples.   Through them he prays for us as well.  As usual, Fr Tim celebrates the Vigil Mass in St Peter’s at 5.30 on Saturday and at 9.30 on Sunday in St Joseph’s.   I’m glad that many people have Mass on line.   Today is also Communications Sunday where we pray for those who use the media.
Each day this week, we can pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

 

Rosary Group
A group of parishioners are saying the rosary each Wednesday during May through Zoom.   This last one for May will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm.    If you would like to join this group, let Fr Tim know and he will send you the link.

 

Next Sunday
Is Pentecost Sunday.   We remember the Holy Spirit coming down upon the apostles and giving them new energy.   Next Sunday is the birthday of the Church.

 

Statistics
Last week 106 people read our newsletter on line.   17 people read the daily reflections and a number of people took copies from the box by the cenotaph!

 

Book of remembrance and prayer
Many people have sent in names for the book of remembrance and prayer for those connected with the parish and the Stonyhurst/SMH community who are sick or who have passed away.   If you would like some names to be added to this book, let Fr Tim know.   They will be remembered at Mass every day.

 

Care for our cemetery
Grass cutting in the cemetery has resumed.   If you leave mementos on the graves of your loved ones, please make sure the strimmer can get round them.   Thank you.

 

Preparing for the reopening of churches
It now looks like Masses will not restart until July.   Church services  come into the same category as bars and restaurants – so phase III.   However, Cardinal Nichols is pushing for churches to be open for private prayer.   In readiness for this our bishop has suggested that we look for volunteers to be present in churches while they are open.   Would anyone like to volunteer for St Peter’s?   Please let Fr Tim know.

 

Cards from the piety stall
While the repository is closed, there is a small selection of cards available in the parish box by the cenotaph.

 

Donating to the parish on line
The Diocese of Salford has put a donate button on their website, so that you can donate to individual parishes.   Click on the link, and type “Stonyhurst” in the parish box, and your donation will end up in our parish bank account.   Go to
https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/

 

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

02/06/19

26/05/19

19/05/19

12/05/19

05/05/19

28/04/19

21/04/19

14/04/19

07/04/19

31/03/19

24/03/19

17/03/19

10/03/19

03/03/19

24/02/19

17/02/19

10/02/19

03/02/19

27/01/19

20/01/19

13/01/19

06/01/19

30/12/18

23/12/18

16/12/18

09/12/18

02/12/18