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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:     Niall Macfarlane (07786 432360
                          Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No 2500374   

 

                                                 
3rd March 2024                        THE NEWSLETTER                        Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)
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Mass Schedule

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        2nd

5.30pm     St P’s

Teresa Nutter A

Vigil of 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Su        3rd

9.30am     St J’s

For the Parish  

3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B)

 

11.00am   St P’s

For the Stonyhurst Community

 

M         4th

No Mass

 

Weekday in Lent (Week 3)

Tu        5th

8.00am     St P’s

Patrick Borzuta A

Weekday in Lent

W        6th      

8.00am     St P’s

John Michael Kilburn L

Weekday in Lent

Th        7th    

8.30am     SMH

For the School

Weekday in Lent

F          8th

8.00am     St P’s

Terry Bowman L (CP)

Weekday in Lent

(Each Saturday there are confessions and a Holy Hour from 4.30pm 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.    Hannah Platt, Teresa Nutter, Mary Arrowsmith, Lawrence Edwards, Henry Holden, Margaret Mary Thistlethwaite, Hannah Bretherton, Ann Holden, Peter O’Toole and Jeremy (Jem) Grout-Smith   May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

 

Readings at Mass

 

3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B)

4th Sunday of Lent

32nd Sunday of OT

First

Exod 20; 1 – 17

2 Chron 36; 14 – 16, 19 - 23

 

Second

I Cor 1; 22 – 25

Eph 2; 4 - 10

 

Gospel

John 2; 13 - 25

John 3; 14 - 21

 

 

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

 

Praying with the Pope in February 2024
For the Terminally Ill
Let us pray for the sick who are in the final stages of life, and for their families, that they receive the necessary medical and human care and accompaniment.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

Prayers Please
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph (Keith) Cross who died in the week.   Please keep his family in your prayers as well.   The funeral will take place in St Peter’s at 11am on Tuesday 12th March.

 

This Sunday
Is the 3rd Sunday of Lent.   In the gospel John tells us how Jesus drives out the merchants from the temple.

 

Sacramental Programme
Continues today at 8.40am in St Joseph’s, and continues for the rest of the term.   Please keep these children in your prayers.

 

Reception
One of the children preparing for First Holy Communion was baptised in another Christian rite.   She will be received as a full member of the Catholic Church at the 9.30am Mass this Sunday.

 

Stations of the Cross
Take place in St Joseph’s at 7pm on Friday.   The following week will be St Peter’s.  All welcome.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 4th Sunday of Lent, sometimes called Laetare Sunday.   The priest wears rose vestments as a sign of rejoicing that we have reached the mid-point of Lent.   In the gospel Jesus tells Nicodemus that the Son of Man must be lifted up.

 

Mothering Sunday
Next Sunday is also Mothering Sunday, where we pray for all of our mums, both living and dead.  

 

Novena to St Joseph
The feast of St Joseph falls on the 19th March.   Some people like to make a novena of prayer to St Joseph.   This will begin next Sunday.   A prayer card will be available at the back of the church for those who want to make the novena.

 

Ramadan begins
The holy month of Ramadan begins next Sunday.   Our Muslim brothers and sisters begin their month of fasting on that day.

 

Tree felling in the cemetery
Please take care when visiting our cemetery.  
Some trees have been felled, but it is a work in progress.   Also, if you have a Christmas wreath on your loved one’s grave, please remove it.   The mowing season is about to begin.

 

Food Bank
For many years our parish has supported a foodbank in Blackburn.   They are really grateful for our support.   Perhaps during Lent you could make it part of your fast to donate an extra item to the foodbank.   This ticks off two of our Lenten goals:  fasting and almsgiving.   If you pray for those receiving your gift you score three out of three.   

 

Coffee Stop Special
The next Coffee Stop is a Coffee Stop Special in aid of the Maryvale young persons accommodation.   It will be a soup and sandwich lunch on Thursday 14th March at the earlier time of 1pm.   It takes place in the Memorial (Village) Hall.   All Welcome.

 

Chrism Mass
Takes place at St Patrick’s, Collyhurst, on Wednesday 27th March at 11am.   Fr Tim has some tickets if anyone would like to attend.

 

Suggestions of things to give up for Lent (CAFOD)
Give up harsh words: use generous ones.
Give up unhappiness: take up gratitude.
Give up anger: take up gentleness and patience.
Give up pessimism: take up hope and optimism.
Give up worrying: take up trust in God. 
Give up complaining: value what you have.
Give up stress: take up prayer.
Give up judging others: discover Jesus within them.
Give up sorrow and bitterness: fill your heart with joy.
Give up selfishness: take up compassion for others. 
Give up being unforgiving: learn reconciliation.
Give up words: fill yourself with silence, and listen to others. 

 

 

 

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