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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:     Naill Macfarlane (07786 432360)                                                                                                                                                                          

                               

Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No 2500374     

 

 

19th January 2020               THE NEWSLETTER           Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)
 
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Intention

Feast

Sa      18th

5.30pm    St P’s

For the Unity of Christians

Vigil of the 2nd Sunday of OT (Yr A)

Su      19th

9.30am     St J’s

For the Parish

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

          

11.00am   St P’s

For the College

M       20th

NO MASS

 

Weekday in Ordinary Time (Week 2)

T        21st

8.00am     St P’s

John Cowdall L

St Agnes VM

W      22nd   

8.00am     St P’s

Marie Francis Therese Huddleston L

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Th      23rd

8.45am     SMH

For the school

Weekday in Ordinary Time

F        24th

8.00am    St P’s

Michael Maloney A

St Francis de Sales BD

(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

Alice Wilkinson, Kathleen Hayhurst, Joseph Smith, James Earnshaw and William Henry Duxbury.   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass


2nd Sunday of OT (Yr A)

3rd Sunday of OT (Yr A)

First

Isaiah 49; 3, 5 - 6

Isaiah 8; 23 – 9;3

Second

I Cor 1; 1 - 3

I Cor 1; 10 – 13, 17

Gospel

John 1, 29 - 34

Matt 4; 12 - 23

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

 

May they rest in Peace
Please pray for John Cowdall and Kevin O’Hara who have died recently.   May they rest in peace.

 

Praying with the Pope in January 2020
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.

 

Today
Is the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.  This Sunday is also called Peace Sunday.   In the Gospel, John the Baptist points out Jesus as the Lamb of God.

 

Visit from Uruguay
Stonyhurst has a group of 24 students and 3 members of staff from the Colegio Seminario
Jesuit School in Uruguay.   They will be joining us for Benediction and the 11am Sunday Mass.   Please keep them in your prayers.

 

Week of prayer for Christian Unity
This began on Saturday and continues until next Saturday.   Below you will find a prayer you can say every day during this week.
 
Coffee Stop
Resumes on Monday from 2pm to 4.30pm in St John’s Old School.   All welcome.

 

Funeral for Kevin O Hara RIP
Takes place in our church on Wednesday and 10.30am.   Afterwards he will be buried in St Joseph’s with his parents.

 

Funeral of John Cowdall RIP
Takes place in St Mary’s, Chorley, on Friday at 11.30am.   The Archbishop of Liverpool will be the principal celebrant.   Please pray for the repose of John’s soul and keep Eileen, Alison and Phoebe in your prayers.

 

Mass in Spanish
We will celebrate a Mass in Spanish with our visitors from Uruguay on Friday at 5pm.    The Mass will be held in Theodore House and Parishioners are welcome.

 

Chinese New Year
Is next Saturday.   We are entering the year of the Rat.   One quarter of the world’s population celebrate their new year on this day.

 

Next Sunday
Is the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is beginning his ministry by recruiting some helpers.

 

2nd collection – Caritas Sunday
Next Sunday there will be a second collection for the work of Caritas Salford to help them with their work to house the homeless, build stronger families and communities, and welcome refugees.

 

The Collection
The collection last week came to:

Vigil Mass

9.30am

11.00

Total

 £  82.00

 £ 38.00

£ 30.00

 £  150.00

Thanks for your generosity.

 

Holocaust Memorial Day
Monday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial day – an occasion to pray for justice for all races and religions.

 

2019 in Numbers
During the last year the following were celebrated at St Peter’s, St Joseph’s, Stonyhurst and SMH:

16        Baptisms
5          Receptions into the church
20        First Holy Communions
19        Confirmations
15        Marriages
10        Burials

51        Holy Hour and Benedictions
385      Masses were celebrated
4          Eucharistic Services – while Fr Tim was away

The average Sunday attendance was 423

Let us pray that 2020 will be just as fruitful.

 

Prayer for Christian Unity

Forgiving God,
set us free from the painful memories of the past, that wound our shared Christian life.
Lead us to reconciliation so that, through the Holy Spirit we may overcome
hatred with love,
anger with gentleness,
and suspicion with trust.
We ask this in the name of your beloved Son, our brother Jesus. Amen.

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

19/01/20

12/01/20

05/01/20

29/12/19

22/12/19

15/12/19

08/12/19

01/12/19

24/11/19

17/11/19

10/11/19

03/11/19

27/10/19

20/10/19

13/10/19

06/10/19

29/09/19

22/09/19

15/09/19

08/09/19

01/09/19

25/08/19

18/08/19

11/08/19

04/08/19

28/07/19

21/07/19

14/07/19

07/07/19

30/06/19

23/06/19

16/06/19

09/06/19

02/06/19

26/05/19

19/05/19

12/05/19

05/05/19

28/04/19

21/04/19

14/04/19

07/04/19

31/03/19

24/03/19

17/03/19

10/03/19

03/03/19

24/02/19

17/02/19

10/02/19

03/02/19

27/01/19

20/01/19

13/01/19

06/01/19

30/12/18

23/12/18

16/12/18

09/12/18

02/12/18