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Pastoral letter from the Bishop for Jun 14 2020

Pastoral letter

 

 

 

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)                                                                                                                                                                          

                               

5th July 2020                        THE NEWSLETTER                       14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)
                                                                           
Mass Schedule for this week
Fr Tim will offer a private Mass each day for the following intentions

Date

Time

Fr Tim’s Private Mass Intention

Feast

Sa        4th

 

James Woods L

Vigil of 14th Sunday of OT (Yr A)

Su        5th

 

For the parish

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

M        6th

 

Janet Cowdall A

Weekday in Ordinary Time(week 14)

T          7th

 

Private Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

W        8th

 

Private Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Th       9th

 

Private Intention

St Leo Ignatius Mangin SJ and comps

F         10th

 

Private Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

(The church is open for Adoration from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday.)

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 Catherine Grayson, Margaret Shepperd and  Robert Hunt.  May they rest in peace.

 

Readings at Mass

 

14th Sunday of OT (Year A)

15th Sunday of OT

First

Zech 9; 9 - 10

Isaiah 55; 10 – 11

Second

Rom 8; 9, 10 - 11

Rom 8; 18 - 23

Gospel

Matt 11; 25 - 30

Matt 13; 1 - 23

 

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

 

Praying with the Pope in July 2020
We pray that families may be supported with love, respect and guidance.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

As Masses resume next Sunday, this will be the last time we send out the Newsletter to all our parishioners.   However, if you would still like a newsletter delivered, please let Fr Tim know.

 

Fr Tim’s availability
Each day Fr Tim will be in the Parish Office from 9am to 10am and available on the parish number (01254 826268).   At other times, leave a message on the parish answer machine, which will be responded as soon as possible.
This is the last week that a daily prayer sheet will be available on-line and in the box by the cenotaph in the village.

 

Church Open on Saturday afternoons
From this weekend St Peter’s will be open for private prayer from 2pm to 5pm.   Please note:
+ Do not come if you are unwell or shielding
+ You should wear a face covering
+ Sanitize your hands on entering and leaving
+ Follow the one way system
+ Observe social distancing from others
+ The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed.
Masses will resume NEXT weekend.
St Joseph’s will not be opened for private prayer or for Mass for the time being.

 

Today
Is the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the gospel Jesus invites all of those in need to come to him for strength.

 

Our Schools
SMH and Stonyhurst have now broken up for the summer holidays.
Years 1, 6 and reception continue at St Joseph’s until 17th July.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   The Gospel is the parable of the Sower.

 

Masses resume next weekend
Next weekend there will be three Masses, all celebrated in St Peter’s:
5.30pm Vigil Mass
9.30am Mass (Note: This is in St Peter’s)
11.00am Mass
Sadly we cannot use St Joseph’s for the time being.

 

Coming to Mass
+ Do not come to Mass if you are unwell, self-
    isolating or shielding
+ You are advised to wear a face covering
+ Observe the one way system
+ Observe social distancing
+ Any printed materials you touch (Newsletters
    etc) place in a bin or take home with you.
+ You may wish to come to a weekday Mass
    instead of on Saturday or Sunday.   This will
    fulfill your Sunday obligation.

 

At Mass
+ There will be no homily or bidding prayers
(these will be printed so you can take them)
+ Sadly we cannot have any singing
+ Communion will be given only on the hand

 

Weekday Mass resumes
From Tuesday 14th July there will be Mass in St Peter’s on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8am.  
+ The church will open at 7.30am
+ Mass will be from the main altar
+ The church will close after Mass.

 

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
These may now take place in church, but with a maximum of 30 people in attendance.

 

Visiting the sick
This is still not permitted just yet.

 

Box by the Cenotaph
This will be discontinued from Monday 13th July.
It has been well used.

 

Statistics
Last week we delivered 120 copies of the newsletter (thanks to those who deliver them) and 91 people accessed it on line.   8 people took printed copies of the daily reflections and 19 people read these on line!

 

Churches open for daily private prayer:
Many Churches are now open for private prayer.
A complete list is available on the diocese website.  (Best to check before travelling)

 

STOP PRESS – St Peter’s Club opens Saturday!.

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

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