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Pastoral letter 20th Jan

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                         

                                                                                                                                                                   

24th January 2021                 THE NEWSLETTER                       3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
                                                           [Early Edition]    
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        23rd

5.30pm     St P’s

Fr Jim Ledingham L

Vigil of the 3rd Sunday of OT

Su        24th

9.30am     St P’s

For the Parish

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

11.00am   St P’s

Livestreamed – link on website

 

M       25th  

NO Mass

 

Conversion of St Paul

T         26th

8.00am     St P’s

Special Intention (LF)

Saints Timothy and Titus, BB

W       27th  

8.00am     St P’s

Wendy Watson L

Weekday of Ordinary Time (Week 3)

Th      28th

8.45am     SMH

For the school

St Thomas Aquinas

F        29th

8.00 am    St P’s

Sr Zena Caras A

Weekday of Ordinary Time

(For the time being there is NO Adoration or Benediction on a Saturday.   The church opens 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 Edwards, William Brian Ahearne, Claire Eleanor Morris, Margaret Holden, Beatrice Cross, Grace Clare Shoesmith, Rosanna Rose Wilcock, Peter Joseph Shoesmith, Mary Cecilia Rogerson, James Holden, Ann O’Hara and Mollie Bailey.  May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

 

Readings at Mass

 

3rd Sunday of OT (Yr B)

4th Sunday of OT (Yr B)

First

Jonah 3; 1 – 5, 10

Deut 18; 15 - 20

Second

I Cor 7; 29 – 31

I Cor 7; 32 - 35

Gospel

Mark 1; 14 - 20

Mark 1;  21 - 28

 

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

 

Praying with the Pope in January 2021
Human fraternity:  may the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

Numbers attending the weekend Masses were up last weekend as more people are finding confidence to come out to Mass.   However, if you have any doubts, please stay at home.


25 people logged in to take part in the 11am Mass on line.


Mass times are as follows:
   Saturday   
5.15pm     Church opens (No exposition)
5.30pm     Mass in St Peter’s
   Sunday       
       9.15am     Church opens
       9.30am     Mass in St Peter’s
11.00am   Virtual Mass from St Peter’s
        This will be live streamed and the link can
        be found 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:
Since the new strain of the virus is so virulent, we need to take extra care:
+ 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
+ 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.  

 

Those who are shielding:
Should NOT come to church.

 

This Sunday
Is the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.   The gospel is Mark’s account of the call of the first disciples.  We are still in the week of prayer for Christian Unity until Monday.

 

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 as soon as he can.

 

On Line Pastoral Conference
Each Jesuit Parish in the British Province is asked to provide a team to take part in a conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Thanks to the nine parishioners who will; be representing the parish at this virtual meeting.  In addition there is a talk from Fr James Hanvey, SJ, on Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm which is open to anyone interested.   You need a computer with Zoom to her the talk.  Please contact Fr Tim for the link.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the gospel Jesus performs his first miracle in Capernaum.

 

Newsletter
Available on line or in St Peter’s.    If you would like one to be delivered, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Thomas and Mary’s Meals
Thanks to all those who supported THOMAS and Mary’s Meals in the run up to Christmas.   £400 was raised for THOMAS and £1,630 by the sale of plates for Mary’s Meals.   Well done everyone.

 

Ash Wednesday
This year this falls on Wednesday 17th February.   Fr Tim usually makes ashes for this day from old palms.   Last year we were under lockdown, but Fr Tim left some blessed palms in the parish box by the cenotaph.   If you have one, please bring it back so that it can be made into ash.

 

Week of prayer for Christian Unity
This finishes tomorrow, Monday.   The Theme this year is “Abiding in Christ”.   In this parish we are blessed with a good working relationship with our Anglican brothers and sisters.   We can pray that this be deepened:


Prayer to say everyday
Jesus Christ, you seek us, you wish to offer us your friendship and lead us to a life that is ever more complete.  Grant us the confidence to answer your call so that we may be transformed and become witnesses of your tenderness for the world.  Amen

 

 

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

24/01/20

17/01/20

10/01/20

03/01/20

27/12/20

20/12/20

13/12/20

06/12/20

29/11/20

22/11/20

15/11/20

08/11/20

01/11/20

25/10/20

18/10/20

11/10/20

04/10/20

27/09/20

20/09/20

13/09/20

06/09/20

30/08/20

23/08/20

16/08/20

09/08/20

02/08/20

26/07/20

19/07/20

12/07/20

05/07/20

28/06/20

21/06/20

13/06/20

07/06/20

31/05/20

24/05/20

17/05/20

10/05/20

03/05/20

26/04/20

19/04/20

12/04/20

05/04/20

29/03/20

22/03/20

15/03/20

08/03/20

01/03/20

23/02/20

16/02/20

09/02/20

02/02/20

26/01/20

19/01/20

12/01/20

05/01/20

29/12/19

22/12/19

15/12/19

08/12/19