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Pope Francis' letter to all Catholics

 

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

23rd September 2018               THE NEWSLETTER             25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (year B)

 

Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Intention

Feast

Sa     22nd

5.30pm    St P’s

Special Intention

Vigil of 25th  Sunday of Ordinary Time

Su     23rd

9.30am    St J’s

For the Parish

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

            

11.00am  St P’s

For the College

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

M     24th

NO MASS

Weekday in Ordinary Time (Week 24)

T       25th

8.00am    St P’s

Priest’s Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

W     26th

8.00am    St P’s

Priest’s Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Th     27th

8.45am    SMH

For the school

St Vincent de Paul

F       28th

8.00am    St P’s

Priest’s Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

(Every Saturday Afternoon:  Holy Hour with Confessions at 4.30pm,    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:  Jack Francis Holden, Agnes Holden and John Holden.   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

Readings at Mass


25th Sunday of OT (Yr B)

26th Sunday of OT

First

Wisdom 2; 12, 17 – 20

Numbers 11; 25 – 29

Second

James 3; 16 – 4; 3

James 5; 1 – 6

Gospel

Mark 9, 30 - 37

Mark; 9; 38-43,45,47-48

 

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

Pope Francis on service:
“Without love, (the church) doesn’t grow, it transforms into an empty institution, of appearances, of gestures without fruitfulness…  Jesus shows how we should love: until the end.”

 

Praying with the Pope in September 2018

That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.

 

There but not there

 

You will notice the outline of a soldier outside of St Peter’s.  This is a gift from the Sheriff of Lancaster and part of the There but not there project.   The image is to remind us that we will soon be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I:  the war to end all wars.  

Let us pray for peace

 

Today’s Mass
Jesus instructs the disciples that they must make themselves least of all and servant of all.

 

Mass Count
At Mass today and for the next three Sundays we will be counting the number of people who come to Mass.   These figures become part of the statistics of the Diocese and of the whole Catholic Church.

 

Charity Film Night
The Hummingbird Project announce a charity movie night Whistle down the Wind on Monday at 7.30pm in the St John’s Old School Hall.   Suggested donation: £5.00.   Refreshments.   All welcome.

 

The Collection
Weekend 15th /16th September 2018

Vigil

9.30am

11.00am

TOTAL

£52.42

£100.46

£63.93

£216.81

 

The second collection for the Red Box appeal (APF) came to £166.47.   In addition 20 people agreed to take Red Boxes for their homes.
Some people prefer to make their contribution by Standing Order.   These donations averaged just over £100.00 per week for the month of August.   Thank you for your generosity.

 

Next Weekend
Next weekend Stonyhurst is welcoming the parents of students currently in Rhetoric.

 

The Pope’s Letter to all the faithful
The Pope has written to all 1.2 billion Catholics about the current crisis in the church.   He has asked us all to pray for those damaged by abuse, by failures to report abuse and for all Catholics who feel let down by the Church.   The Parish Council discussed how we as a community can respond to the Pope’s request for prayer and penance.   Next Sunday, in place of the homily, parishioners will be asked to pray in silence for all those who have been hurt.   In addition, we ask you to consider an act of penance which you can offer for the Pope’s intentions.   Copies of the Pope’s letter are still available at the back of the church.

 

Hope in the Future:  Part II
Bishop John Arnold is launching the second part of this diocesan initiative in Salford Cathedral at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th October.   The Hope in the Future group is meeting to prepare our parish presentation to be made at this service on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm in St Peter’s.

 

Remembrance Sunday (11th November)
The 11th November this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.   The village will mark this with a special celebration on the green at 11am.   The 9.30am Mass on that day will be in St Peter’s so that everyone can come to the War Memorial at 11am.

 

Jesuit Mission Representative
Michael Turner has kindly agreed to be the parish representative for Jesuit Missions.

 

The Statue of Our Lady
The Statue of Our Lady at the end of the avenue has been gone for some months undergoing repairs.   We hope to have her back for the month of December.

 

Fr Peter Griffiths
Has written to the parish.   When he left he received a gift from parishioners which he said he would put towards a pilgrimage to Lourdes.   He has just completed that pilgrimage, where he met some of our folk, so he wishes to thank all those who made it possible for him to go.  He sends his best wishes to everyone.

 

CRB Checks for our volunteers.
Some volunteers in the parish require a CRB check:
* Eucharistic Ministers who take communion to the sick in their homes.
* Volunteers for the parish Youth Group
* Those who conduct the Children’s Liturgy
* Children’s Catechists.


You need to have a fresh check with the diocese, even if you have been checked for your job.
If your last check was more than three years ago, it will need to be renewed.
A team from the Diocese will be at St Mary’s, Langho, on Saturday 20th October to conduct these checks.   Fr Tim can help with transport.

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

23/09/18

16/09/18

09/09/18

02/09/18

26/08/18

19/08/18

12/08/18

05/08/18

29/07/18

22/07/18

15/07/18

08/07/18

01/07/18

24/06/18

17/06/18

10/06/18

03/06/18

27/05/18

20/05/18

13/05/18

06/05/18

29/04/18

22/04/18

15/04/18

08/04/18

01/04/18

25/03/18

18/03/18

11/03/18

04/03/18

25/02/18

18/02/18

11/02/18

04/02/18

28/01/18

21/01/18

14/01/18

07/01/18

24/12/17

17/12/17

10/12/17

03/12/17

26/11/17

19/11/17

12/11/17

05/11/17

29/10/17

22/10/17

15/10/17

08/10/17

17 and 24/09/17

10/09/17

03/09/17

27/08/17

20/08/17

13/08/17

06/08/17

30/07/17

23/07/17

16/07/17

09/07/17

02/07/17

25/06/17

18/06/17

11/06/17

04/06/17

28/05/17

21/05/17

14/05/17

07/05/17

30/04/17

16 and 23/04/17

09/04/17

02/04/17

26/03/17

19/03/17

05/03/17

05/03/17

26/02/17

19/02/17

12/02/17

05/02/17

29/01/17

22/01/17

08/01/17