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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)                                                                                                                                                                                                          

25th October 2020                  THE NEWSLETTER                   30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)
                                                          
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        17th

5.30pm St P’s

 Robert J Jackson A

Vigil of 30th Sunday of OT

Su        18th

9.30am St P’s

For the Parish

30th Sunday of OT

 

11.00am St P’s

For the College (Students Only)

 

M        19th

NO MASS

 

Weekday in Ordinary Time (week 30)

T          20th

8.00am St P’s

Communion Service

Weekday in Ordinary Time

W        21st 

8.00am St P’s

Communion Service

Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles

Th        22nd 

NO MASS

 

Weekday in Ordinary Time.

F          23rd

8.00am St P’s

Communion Service

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.  James Wilkinson, Sheila Holden, Sarah Bolton, Alice Holden, Cyril Wilcock, Fr Joseph Dooley SJ, Nora Gornall and Susan Blackburn   May they rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass

 

30th Sunday of OT    (Yr A)

All Saints (Yr A)

First

Exod 22; 20 - 26

Apoc 7; 2 – 4, 9 – 14

Second

I Thess 1; 5 - 10

I John 3; 1 – 3

Gospel

Matt 22; 34 - 40

Matt 5; 1 - 12

 

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

 

Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

 

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Canonisation of the 40 martyrs. It was hoped that there would be celebrations to mark this event. Stonyhurst will soon launch a virtual exhibition of all the relics owned by the British Province.

 

Praying with the Pope in October 2020
We pray that by virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may be enabled to participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

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 (For College Students Only)
Sadly we can’t use St Joseph’s for the time being

 

Did you change your clocks?
Clocks go back this weekend by one hour.

 

Fr Tim Away
Fr Tim is away from the parish until Friday.   We welcome Fr Brendan Callaghan who is celebrating the weekend Masses for us.   The Weekday Masses will be replaced by communion services.

 

Newsletter distribution
As Fr Tim is away, there is no early edition of the newsletter this week.

 

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.
+ In greeting parishioners outside of church after   
   Mass please remember to keep social distance.
If you are driving, you will need to buzz security at the white gates.   The Lodge entrance is closed.

 

Today
Is the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the Gospel the Pharisees try and trap Jesus by asking a trick question.   He gives a great answer. The 11am Sunday Mass will be for the students on camp.

 

First Holy Communions
More children will be making their first holy communion after the half term break.

 

The 11am Mass
This Sunday the 11am Mass will not be open for parishioners to attend.   Most students are on their half term break, but some have remained for a camp.   The Mass will be just for them.

 

The Rosary during October
Rosary continues this week in St Peter’s at 7.30pm on Wednesday.   All welcome.

 

Feasts this week
Wednesday is the feast day of two of the apostles, St Simon and St Jude.   Both share a name with two other apostles:  Simon, who became Peter and Judas who became the traitor.

 

St Joseph’s, SMH and Stonyhurst half term
All of our students are enjoying their half term break this week.

 

Next Sunday
We celebrate the feast of All Saints.   We begin the month of November by honouring those who have won victory by their lives here on earth.

 

Feast of All Souls
Monday 2nd November is the feast of All Souls and we normally have a Mass in the chapel of St Joseph’s Cemetery.   We cannot do this this year and observe social distancing.   Instead the Mass will take place on 2nd November at 10.30am in St Peter’s.   At the end of the Mass you will be given a candle to place on your family grave.

 

Food bank
At this time there is increased demand on the local food banks.   If you are able, please donate one item of food to help someone less well off than yourself.   The box is in St Peter’s.

 

Online Statistics
111 people accessed the parish’s on-line resources last week.

 


 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

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