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Pastoral letter Lent 13th/14th Feb

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                         

                                                                                                                                                                   

21st February 2021                           THE NEWSLETTER                              1st Sunday of Lent (Year B)
                                                                           
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        20th

5.30pm     St P’s

James (Jim) Proctor L

Vigil of the 1st Sunday of Lent

Su        21st  

9.30am     St P’s

For the Parish

1st Sunday of Lent

 

11.00am   St P’s

Livestreamed – link on website

 

M        22nd

No Mass

 

The Chair of St Peter

T          23rd

8.00am     St P’s

Private Intention (PH)

Weekday in Lent (Week 1)

W        24th

8.00am     St P’s

David Carey (for health)

Weekday in Lent

Th       25th  

8.30am      SMH

Streamed Mass for the School

Weekday in Lent

F         26th

8.00 am    St P’s

Katie Rowan L

Weekday of Lent

(For the time being there is NO Adoration or Benediction on a Saturday.   The church opens 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:  James Holden, Ann Wilkinson, Ronald Joseph Myerscough, Bridget Livesey, Elizabeth Seed, Joseph Kitching, Bertie Albert Isherwood, John Earnshaw and Ann Hardman. May they rest in the peace of the Lord

 

Readings at Mass


1st Sunday of Lent (Yr B)

2nd Sunday of Lent (Yr B)

First

Gen 9; 8 - 15

Gen 22; 1-2, 9-13, 15-18

Second

I Peter 3; 18 - 22

Rom 8; 31 – 34

Gospel

Mark 1, 12 - 15

Mark 9; 2 - 10

 

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

 

William (Bill) Crotty RIP
Please pray for the repose of Bill who has died.   His funeral will take place in St Peter’s at 10am on Wednesday 3rd March, limited to 30 just family members.   Parishioners can line Avenue Road at 9.30am as the coffin passes on the way to church.

 

Praying with the Pope in February 2021
Violence against women:  We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

Some people are coming out to Mass but others are preferring to stay home.   However, if you have any doubts, please continue to pray from home.  The 11am Mass, which is now on-line only, is retaining its popularity.
Mass times are as follows:
   Saturday   
       5.15pm     Church opens (No exposition)
       5.30pm     Mass in St Peter’s
   Sunday       
       9.15am     Church opens
       9.30am     Mass in St Peter’s
       11.00am   Virtual Mass from St Peter’s
        This will be live streamed and the link can
        be found on the parish website.
Confessions will only be available on request.

Weekday Masses
Mass will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am in St Peter’s.

 

Zoom Stations of the Cross
Will take place on Fridays during Lent at 7pm.   For a link to join the Zoom meeting, please contact Fr Tim.

 

Coming to St Peter’s for Mass:
Since the new strain of the virus is so virulent, we need to take extra care:
+ Do not come to church if you are unwell, self-
Isolating, shielding or returning from a    
country where you have to quarantine
+ You should wear a face covering
+ Observe the one way system
+ Observe social distancing – make sure there are  
2 empty benches between you and anyone else    
in the Church and away from the centre aisle.
+ Any printed materials you touch (Newsletters
etc) place in a bin or take home with you.
+ Observe social distancing as you come into
church, as you come forward for communion
and, very importantly as you leave the church.  
We have to assume that someone is carrying
the virus and take precautions.
If you are driving, you will need to buzz security at the white gates.  

 

This Sunday
Is the 1st Sunday of Lent.   The gospel is Mark’s account of Jesus fasting and praying in the wilderness for 40 days preparing for his mission.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.   The gospel is Mark’s account of the transfiguration: a moment to strengthen the disciples and prepare them for the passion of Christ.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
If you need to contact Fr Tim, please leave a message on the parish phone line.   He checks this regularly and will get back to you promptly.

 

Newsletter
Available on line or in St Peter’s.    If you would like one to be delivered, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Materials for Lent
At the back of the church you will find a special Lent edition of the Day by Day booklet and the Walk With Me booklet.   If you would like one delivered, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Forming Missionary Disciples…
Is an online course given by the diocese on Wednesdays during lent.   If you are interested e mail formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk, or contact Lucy Harrison.

 

Schools resume
Stonyhurst, SMH and St Joseph’s resume teaching on Monday with a mix of pupils learning on line and at school.   Hopefully all pupils can go back to school soon.   Please keep these children in your prayers at this difficult time.

 

Roadmap out of lockdown
We have been lucky in that we have been able to continue to come to church for Mass.   However, we look forward to the easing of lockdown which will enable normal parish activities to resume.

 

CAFOD Family Fast Day
Friday is the CAFOD Family Fast day.   Please take an envelope and if you save some money through your self-denial during Lent, put it in the envelope and bring it back to church.

 

Relics on line – Coming 1st March
A new on line exhibition of the relics of the British Province will be launched shortly.   One recent acquisition is the complete skull of St Philip Evans SJ, a former pupil of St Omers, martyred in Cardiff in 1679.   The skull has a hole on the top, where the martyr’s head was impaled on a spike after he was hung, drawn and quartered.  

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

21/02/20

14/02/20

07/02/20

31/01/20

24/01/20

17/01/20

10/01/20

03/01/20

27/12/20

20/12/20

13/12/20

06/12/20

29/11/20

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

29/12/19

22/12/19

15/12/19

08/12/19