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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
 Parish Priest:   Fr Tim Curtis, SJ                                  Safeguarding Officer:     Naill Macfarlane (07786 432360)                                                                                                                                                                          

                               

Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No 2500374     

                        

 

16th December 2018                        THE NEWSLETTER                    3rd Sunday of Advent (year C)

 

 

Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Intention

Feast

Sa     15th

5.30pm    St P’s

Marion Donovan L

Vigil of 3rd Sunday of Advent

Su     16th

9.30am    St J’s

For the Parish

3rd Sunday of Advent

            

11.00am  St P’s

Special Intention

3rd Sunday of Advent

M     17th

NO MASS

Weekday of 3rd week of Advent

T       18th

8.00am    St P’s

Eileen Taylor S

Weekday of 3rd week of Advent

W     19th

8.00am    St P’s

John Durden A

Weekday of 3rd week of Advent

Th     20th

 NO MASS

 

Weekday of 3rd week of Advent

F       21st

8.00am    St P’s

Alvero Vincent Braganza L

Weekday of 3rd week of Advent

(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:  Leonard Mercer, Stephen John Eccles, Richard Embery, Geoff Wilcock, Catherine Jones, Mary Hughes, Eileen Louise Ahearne, John Wilkinson and Eileen Snape.   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass


 3rd Sunday of Advent (C)

4th Sunday of Advent (C)

First

 Zeph 3; 14 – 18

Micah 5; 1 – 4

Second

 Phil 4; 4 – 7

Heb 10; 5 – 10

Gospel

 Luke 3, 10 - 16

Luke 1; 39 - 44

 

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

 

 

Praying with the Pope in December 2018

That people who are involved in the service and the transmission of faith, may find in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

 

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.

 

Today
Is Gaudete Sunday.  We rejoice in the middle of Advent.  John the Baptist gives advice on how to reform our lives to greet the saviour.   As a sign of our rejoicing, the priest wears rose vestments and we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath.

 

During the Christmas vacation Holy Hour and Benediction will be as usual on Saturday afternoons, and the 11 am Mass will continue to be celebrated on Sundays.

 

Blackburn Foodbank Christmas Appeal
Thanks to all of those who have supported the foodbank over the year.   Please take a leaflet about their special appeal for Christmas.   Items of food can be donated up to Monday.

 

Caritas Urgent Christmas Toys Appeal
Caritas Salford is looking for new toys to give as gifts to children who otherwise would have nothing.   If you have something suitable, we need it by today.   Thanks for your generosity.

 

Repository
The repository has recently been restocked and has a great selection of religious Christmas cards and gifts.   Check out the stock after Mass.

 

Christmas Coffee Stop
Is at 2pm Monday at St John’s Old School.  Sherry, mince pies, cakes, tea and coffee and lots of fun.

 

St Joseph’s Primary School Play
A production of Little Red Riding Hood takes place on Tuesday both at 2pm and at 6pm.  All welcome.

 

St Joseph’s Infants Nativity
Takes place on Wednesday at 11am

 

Reconciliation Service
Is on Thursday at  6pm in St Peter’s.
An opportunity to have confession before Christmas.  Followed by refreshments.

 

Congratulations to
Luke Robinson and Ellie Turner who are celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage here next Saturday.   Let’s pray for their happiness.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 4th Sunday of Advent.  As Christmas is near the readings tell of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth to share her good news.

 

The Collection
Weekend 8th / 9th December 2018

Vigil

9.30am

TOTAL

£135.90

£75.32

£211.22

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Visiting the housebound of the parish
Fr Tim hopes to visit all those who can’t get to Mass on a Sunday during this week.   If you know someone who needs a visit, please let him know.

 

Going into hospital
If you are admitted to hospital, be sure and let the nurse know that you are a Catholic and that you wish to see the chaplain.   Otherwise your details will not be passed on.

 

Carol Services
Some of us have enjoyed some carol services already.   However, there are still some opportunities:


Sunday 16th December at 7pm in St John’s
Organised by St John’s Anglican Church


Friday 21st December at 12.45 in St Joseph’s
The end of term carols for the primary school


Friday 21st December at 7pm in the village
Carol singing around the village and local pubs.    
Meet in St. Peter’s club 7pm. All monies raised
goes to the “Thomas” organisation in Blackburn 


Sunday 23rd December at 5pm in the College
Carol singing round the Pieta.


Parishioners are welcome at any of these events.

Looking ahead to Christmas
Monday 24th December – 5pm
Carols followed by the vigil Mass at 5.30pm

 

Monday 24th December – 11.30pm
Carols followed by Mass at Midnight

 

Tuesday 25th December – 9.30am
Christmas morning Mass in St Joseph’s

Note;  there is NO 11am Mass on Christmas Day

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

16/12/18

09/12/18

02/12/18

25/11/18

18/11/18

11/11/18

04/11/18

28/10/18

21/10/18

14/10/18

07/10/18

30/09/18

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