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 ST PETER’S CHURCH, (with St Joseph's) - Stonyhurst College, - Stonyhurst – Clitheroe - Lancs. BB7 9PZ

 

T: (01254) 826268  E: stpeterschurchstonyhurst@btinternet.com         Web: www.stpetersstonyhurst.org.uk

 

                                        Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No. 250037    
                         

 

                          25th June 2017                          THE NEWSLETTER            for 12th Sunday of the Year  (A)
Masses for this week.                                                            

Date

Time

Intention

Feast

Sa     24th     

5.30pm    St P’s

John Holden  B

Vigil of 12th Sunday of the Year

Su     25th     

8.30am    St P’s

For the Parish

12th Sunday of the Year

Su     25th    

10.00am  St P’s

Priest’s Intention

First Holy Communion Mass

M      26th       

7.55am

Wilcock family deceased R

Weekday

T       27th        

8.00am

Priest’s Intention

Weekday

W      28th        

8.00am  

Priest’s Intention

St Irenaeus  BM

W      28th

7.00pm

Priest’s Intention

Vigil Mass Ss Peter & Paul in St Peter’s

Th      29th       

7.55am

Tommy & Claire Purtill A

Ss PETER & PAUL

Th     29th  

3.45pm St Joseph’s

Priest’s Intention

Ss PETER & PAUL

F       30th

8.00am

Priest’s Intention

First Martyrs of the Church in Rome

L = Lately Dead, A = Anniversary of Death, R = Remembrance          M = Martyr, V = Virgin, B = Bishop, Pp = Pope
P = Personal Intention, S = Sick, B = Birthday                                        D = Doctor, P = Priest, R = Religious


Please pray for the following, the anniversary of whose deaths occur at this time:
Frank Brown, William James Cross
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

Readings at Mass

12th Sunday of Year

13th Sunday of the Year

1st  Reading

Jeremiah 20:10-13

2Kings 4:8-11.14-16

2nd  Reading

Romans 5:12-15

Romans 6:3-4.8-11

Gospel

Matthew 10:26-33

Matthew 10:37-42

 

 

 

 

 

Special readings for First Holy Communion Mass

 

The Apostleship of Prayer
Praying with the Pope in June, 2017
That National leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.

 

Collections: Very many thanks for your weekly donations for 10th/11th June

Vigil         

8.30am           

10.00 am             

TOTAL               

£ 79.10

£ 109.40

£ 25.05

£213.55

Special Collection for Day for Life = £182.00
Today a Special Collection for Peter’s Pence

 

31 days of St Ignatius
If you would like to join a series of 31 days of Ignatian inspiration and reflection throughout the month of July concluding on his feast day, July 31st, subscribe using the link below to receive 31 prayer-centered e-mails every day this coming July.

www.pathwaystogod.org/31-days-st-ignatius

 

Congratulations to Jack, Lucy, Millie, Lilly, James, Ava, Esther, Lucas, Bert and Georgia wo will receive Our Lord in Holy Communion for the first time today. We pray as a Parish that Jesus will always be close to you every day of your lives. Our thanks to all those who prepared you for this great day.

 

The Future of St Peter’s Parish-with-St Joseph’s.


As some of you may have heard, both myself and Fr John Twist will be retiring from Stonyhurst and its apostolates just after this coming Christmas in the early days of January.


The apostolates that we have both been supporting, Fr John for 12 years, me for four, will continue to be supported by the Society of Jesus but with only one Jesuit priest who has been named as Fr Tim Curtis SJ, at present the Parish Priest of St Aloysius’ in Glasgow, the parish from which I came nearly four years ago.


Since Fr Curtis will also be responsible for mass and sacraments in Stonyhurst College, St Mary’s Hall and St Joseph’s School, it is clear that he cannot meet all the commitments which Fr John and I, and others, have shared over the past few years. A radical re-appraisal of the ministry here, therefore is required and will need to be undertaken not only by those concerned with the Parish but also with those involved with all the other works on this campus we call ‘Stonyhurst’.


Soon, the Parish Pastoral Committee will meet and we will begin to discuss, with others, a way forward.


This is a unique opportunity for us all to look hard and long at how we have been living our faith in recent years as a parish and to look with courage and hope to a revitalized Church here at Stonyhurst. Please give us your cooperation to ensure a smooth and fruitful transition into a new age.
Fr Peter Griffiths SJ

 

Cake Sale for 'Shelter'

Many thanks to all those who made cakes, bought cakes and generally helped us raise £120, with some contributions yet to come in. A very special word of thanks to Alison Cowdall whose idea it was to have such a sale and who worked so hard to ensure its success.

 

The Feast of Saints Peter & Paul
This falls traditionally on June 29th, this coming Thursday. It is a day when we are expected to attend mass to give thanks for the pioneering work of St Peter and St Paul in the establishment of the Church.
Masses for this Feast Day, our patronal feast, are:
the Vigil Mass on Wednesday, 28th June at 7.00pm in St Peter’s.
On Thursday, June 29th at 7.55am in St Peter’s,
and at 3.45pm in St Joseph’s School.

 

Feast of St Ignatius – Monday, July 31st 2017
This year, the Jesuit community hosting the Northern Jesuit Works annual gathering for the feast of St Ignatius is St Wilfrid’s, Preston. Mass will be offered at 7.00pm. We are invited and if those intending to go to the mass and refreshments afterwards let me know, I can inform Preston the number of us going and make suitable arrangements for travel.   Fr PG SJ

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

25/12/16

18/12/16

11/12/16

04/12/16

27/11/16

20/11/16

13/11/16

06/11/16

30/10/16

23/10/16

16/10/16