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Stonyhurst College – Stonyhurst – Clitheroe – Lancs – BB7 9PZ.
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17th June 2018                   THE NEWSLETTER                     11th Sunday of Ordinary Time (year B)

Mass Schedule for this week





Sa     16th    

5.30pm    St P’s

Angela Kershaw Snape L

Vigil of 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Su    17th   

9.30am    St J’s

For the Parish

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time


11.00am  St P’s

For the College

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

M     18th


Weekday of Ordinary Time (Week 11)

T       19th

8.20am    St P’s

Mary Wilcock A

Weekday in Ordinary Time

W     20th   

8.20am    St P’s

James Bradley F

World day of prayer for Refugees





Th    21st



St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ

F      22nd  

8.20am   St P’s

 Edward Bradley F

Sts John Fisher & Thomas More M

(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:  Bill Downie, Peter Bolton, Edith Quinn, Mary Wilcock and Clifford Haworth.   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Readings at Mass

11th Sunday OT (Yr B)

B’day of St John Baptist


Ezek 17: 22 - 24

Isaiah 49; 1 - 6


2 Cor 5: 6 - 10

Acts 13; 22 - 26


Mark 4: 26 - 34

Luke 1; 57 – 66, 80


 Diocesan Website:
For information on our Diocese and what is happening.


Praying with the Pope in June 2018

That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

Look at for more information.


“He explained everything to his disciples in private”


Today’s Mass
In today’s Gospel, Jesus is teaching about the mystery of God’s loving purpose in creation.   He uses parables, but explains everything to his disciples in private.


Fr David Foster, RIP
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr David Foster, parish priest of St Mary’s in Clayton le Moors.   His funeral is at St Mary’s on Wednesday at 10am.


SMH Mass
There is no Mass at St Mary’s Hall on Wednesday.


World Refugee Day
Wednesday is World Refugee Day, where we have the oportunity to become aware of the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes.


St Aloysius Gonzaga
Thursday is the feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron of Stonyhurst College.


Hummingbird Film Night
The Film Moulin Rouge (12A) will be shown on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm in St John’s Old School.   The suggested donation is £5.00.   Proceeds go to the Hummingbird Project.


Next Sunday
Next Sunday is the feast day of the birthday of St John the Baptist.
There will be a 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s, but this will be shorter than usual as First Communions take place at the 11am Mass at St Peters.   Please pray for:  Grace, Lawrence, Sebastian, Tom, Leo, Evelyn, Marla-Joni, Jeannie and Dominic as they make their final preparations for this great day.


The Collection:
Weekend 9th / 10th June 2018









Some people make their contributions by standing order.   These came to £100 for the month of May.
Thank you for your generosity.


Red Boxes – APF - Missio
If you have a Red Mission Box for APF (the Association for the Propagation of the Faith), will you please bring it to Mass next week for emptying, or leave it with Lucy Harrison if that is more convenient.   If you have any questions or comments about the APF collections for World Missions please contact Lucy on 826338.
Thanks again for your generosity.


First Holy Communions
In addition to the children making their first Holy Communion next Sunday, seven Children from St Mary’s Hall will make their Holy Communion the following Sunday (1st July) at the 11am Mass in St Peter’s.   Please keep these children in your pryers as well.

Mass in Sign Language
From time to time Mass is celebrated at St Wilfrid’s in Preston in Sign Language.   See the poster at the back of the church for details.


Liverpool Living Theology
St Francis Xavier in Liverpool is offering Living Theology – Food for Thought in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress.   The course runs from Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July.   See full programme at the back of the church.


St Ignatius Day Celebration
St Francis Xavier in Liverpool is hosting an evening to celebrate the feast of St Ignatius on Tuesday 31st July.   Mass at 7pm followed by refreshments.   All Jesuit parishes in the North West are welcome.


Workshop for Musicians
The Diocese of Salford is offering a workshop for all musicians involved in liturgy.   It takes place on Saturday 14th July at the Cathedral Centre.   The day is free, but bring your own packed lunch.   For more information:


Congratulations on your marriage
James Fuller and Jane Couperthwaite will be marrying in St Peter’s next Saturday.   We wish them every happiness and we will keep them in our prayers.








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