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Latest village newsletter Feb24th Round the Green winter 2021

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                         

                                                                                                                                                                   

18th April 2021                             THE NEWSLETTER                          Third Sunday of Easter  (Year B)
                                                                     
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa         17th  

5.30pm     St P’s

John Cowdall A

Vigil of 3rd Sunday of Easter

Su         18th

9.30am     St P’s

For the Parish

3rd Sunday of Easter

 

11.00am   St P’s

Livestreamed – link on website

 

M         19th

No Mass

 

Weekday of Easter (week 3)

T           20th

8.00am     St P’s

Pat Hopkins L

Weekday of Easter

W         21st  

8.00am     St P’s

Phyllis Edwards L

Weekday of Easter

Th        22nd  

8.30am     S M H

For the school

Our Lady, Mother of the Society of Jesus

F           23rd

8.00am     St P’s

Private Intention (JM)

St George, Patron of England

                  (Holy hour will resume next week from 5pm 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:  Mary Philomena Marsden, Carl Forsyth, Charles Bolton, Mary Ellen Holden, John Stanley and Richard “Dick” Grayston.  May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

Readings at Mass


3rd Sunday of Easter   (Yr B)

4th Sunday of Easter

First

Acts 3; 13-15, 17-19

Acts 4; 8 - 12

Second

I John 2; 1 – 5

I John 3; 1 - 2

Gospel

Luke 24; 35 - 48

John 10; 11 - 18

 

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

 

Anna Christine (Chris) Carr
Please pray for the repose of  the soul of Chris Carr.   Her funeral takes place on Monday 19th April in Clitheroe at 11am.   However, she is being interred in St Peter’s Cemetery with her husband, Frank, at about 12.15pm.   Those who wish can pay their respects outside of the gates of the cemetery.

 

Praying with the Pope in April 2021
We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

We continue to celebrate Mass with all of our covid-safe procedures in place.   Pupils will now attend the 11am Mass in St Peter’s on a Sunday morning.   This means that parishioners CAN NOT come in person, however, they can take part in the Mass via the livestream.  Remember, even if you have had both vaccinations, you still need to be careful.
Usual Mass times are as follows:
   Saturday   
       5.00pm     Church opens (with exposition)
       5.15pm     Benediction
       5.30pm     Mass in St Peter’s
   Sunday       
       9.00am     Church opens
       9.30am     Mass in St Peter’s
       11.00am   Mass in St Peter’s (pupils only)
       Parishioners can join in via the livestream (link is on the parish website).
Confessions will only be available on request.

 

Weekday Masses
Mass will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am in St Peter’s.

 

Coming to St Peter’s for Mass:
Even as we come out of lockdown, it is important to stick to the following guidelines:
+ Do not come to church if you are unwell, self-
Isolating, shielding or returning from a    
country where you have to quarantine
+ You should wear a face covering
+ Sanitise your hands on the way in and way out
+ Observe the one way system
+ Observe social distancing – make sure there are  
2 empty benches between you and anyone else    
in the Church and away from the centre aisle.
+ Any printed materials you touch (Newsletters
etc) place in a bin or take home with you.
+ Observe social distancing as you come into
church, as you come forward for communion
and, very importantly as you leave the church.  
We have to assume that someone is carrying
the virus and take precautions.
If you are driving, you will need to buzz security at the white gates.  

 

This Sunday
Is the 3rd Sunday of Easter.   In the gospel Jesus appears once more to the disciples and opens their hearts so that they can understand the scriptures.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 4th Sunday of Easter, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday”.   In the gospel, Jesus is described as the one who looks after his sheep.   There will be two baskets on the way out of church as there is a second collection for the training of new priests.

 

Back to school
Pupils from SMH and Stonyhurst are back already after their Easter break.   St Joseph’s pupils return on Monday.   Let us keep all of these children in our prayers.   They have much to catch up on.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
If you need to contact Fr Tim, please leave a message on the parish phone line.   He checks this regularly and will get back to you promptly.

 

Parish finances
Please take a leaflet from the back of the church with an abstract of the parish accounts for last year.   Given the situation of lockdowns since March 2020, we have done very well.   Father Tim is very grateful to those parishioners who have taken out standing orders.   This has been a great help.   The finance committee will meet in the near future. 

 

Looking forward to relaxing restrictions
Now that we can get a haircut and enjoy a pint of beer outside, hopefully we can begin to relax some restrictions.   For those who wish to come there will be a Holy Half Hour on a Saturday evening from 5pm with Benediction at 5.15pm.   This will begin next weekend.

 

HRH Prince Philip, RIP
By the time you read this, the funeral will have taken place of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Sadly, Prince Philip did not accompany Her Majesty the Queen when she visited the college in October 1990.   However, at one point, Stonyhurst had the highest proportion of pupils on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in the whole country.   Many pupils from the college and other schools in the area have been presented with their gold award by the Duke personally.
Let us pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of the Queen and the royal family.


 

 

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