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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:     Niall Macfarlane (07786 432360
                          Salford Roman Catholic Diocese Trustees Registered Charity No 2500374                         

                                                                                                                                                                   

22nd May 2022                                  THE NEWSLETTER                           6th Sunday of Easter (Year C)
                                                                                                                       
Mass Schedule for this week


Date

Time

Mass Intentions

Feast

Sa        21st   

5.30pm     St P’s

For the College

Vigil of 6th Sunday of Easter

Su         22nd

9.30am     St J’s

For the Parish

6th Sunday of Easter

 

11.00am   St P’s

Fiachra Woods (Sp Int)

 

M         23rd  

No Mass

 

 

Tu        24th  

8.00am     St P’s

Margaret Chambers (B’day)

Weekday in the Easter Season(Wk 6)

W         25th

8.00am     St P’s

In Thanksgiving (PW)

St Bede the Venerable PD

 

5.30pm

For the Parish

Vigil of the Ascension

Th         26th  

8.30am     SMH

For the School

Ascension of the Lord

 

11.00am   St P’s

For the College

 

 

2.30pm     St J’s

For the School

 

F            27th

8.00am     St P’s

Philip Coufrey L

St Augustine of Canterbury B

                         (Each Saturday there is a Holy Hour from 4.30pm 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.   Edmund Arrowsmith, Francis Aloysius Holden, Julia Doyle, Gregory Holden, Pat Wilkinson, John Taylor, John Liversedge, Edith Mary Cross, Ann Isobella Wilcock and Edward Dargan.  May they rest in the peace of the Lord.

Readings at Mass


6th Sunday of Easter (yr C)

7th Sunday of Easter

First

Acts 14; 21 - 27

Acts 7; 55 - 60

Second

Apoc 21; 1 - 5

Apoc 22 12–14, 16–17, 20

Gospel

John 13; 31 - 35

John 17; 20 - 26

 

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

 

Prayers Please
Please pray for the repose of the soul of James Hanratty who died unexpectedly during the week.   James played the part of Pontius Pilot on Good Friday in the reading of the Passion.   May he rest in peace.

 

Praying with the Pope in May 2022
For faith filled young people.   We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest;  may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the  courage that faith generates and the dedication to service. 


Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information

 

But the Advocate, Holy Spirit,
who the Father will send,
will teach you everything

 

Face masks are now optional with some people choosing to wear them and some not.   Please respect the “space” of those who choose to protect themselves in this way.

 

This Sunday
Is the 6th Sunday of Easter.   In the gospel Jesus promises the disciples that he will send them the “Advocate”, the Holy Spirit, who will teach them everything.   Pupils will attend the 5.30pm Vigil Mass this weekend.   The Easter season is coming to a close.   We begin our preparation for the feast of Pentecost.

 

Benediction
Takes place in St Peter’s before the 5.30pm Vigil Mass.   The College boarders join us for this.

 

1st Communion Programme
Continues today in St Joseph’s with the class beginning at 8.45am.   Let’s keep these children in our prayers.

 

The 11am Mass
Pupils will not be attending the 11am Mass today, so it will be a quiet Mass for parishioners.

 

May Devotions
The last Parish Rosary is at 7pm on Wednesday.   You can take part in person at Lucy Harrison’s House (2 Avenue Road) but this group will be joined by others on Zoom.   To take part on Zoom, ask Fr Tim for the link.   Of course, you can say the rosary privately at home.

 

Ascension Thursday
Is this Thursday.   There will be a vigil Mass just for parishioners at 5.30pm on Wednesday.   SMH will attend Mass on the Thursday at 8.30 in the Centenaries Theatre, the College at 11.30am in St Peter’s and St Joseph’s in their chapel at 2.30pm.

 

Great Academies Mass
Takes place in St Peter’s on Saturday at 11.30am.   Fr Philip Connor OS will be the celebrant.   Let us pray for those who will soon be leaving the college soon as we celebrate their achievements.

 

Next Sunday

Is the 7th (and last) Sunday of the Easter Season.   Let the joy of the resurrection continue to glow in

our hearts.   In the gospel, Jesus prays for his disciples and those who will follow them.

 

Funeral for Fr Tom Shufflebotham SJ
Takes place at St Wilfrid’s, Preston, on Wednesday 1st June at 12.15pm.   Fr Tom (known as “Shuff”) taught at Stonyhurst during the 1970’s.   May he rest in peace.

 

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Village will celebrate this milestone on Friday 3rd June in the Memorial Hall and on the Bayley Field. Also there will be an Ecumenical cele-bration to mark the event at 12 noon on Sunday 5th June on the Village Green.   All welcome.

 

100 Years of Rugby at Stonyhurst
A large number of former pupils will come to celebrate this important milestone.   The event is now fully booked, but parishioners may join in a Mass to be celebrated in St Peter’s at 11am on Saturday 4th June 2022.

 

Foodbank News
Over the last 10 years the foodbank has provided 826,000 meals to needy individuals and families.   Recently there has been increased demand, so they are grateful of our continued support.

 

Returning to Mass at Pentecost
The bishop’s conference of England and Wales have issued a statement encouraging Catholics to return to regular attendance at Sunday Mass from this Pentecost Sunday.   However, the statement says:
“We understand there will still be some    members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.”
The statement concludes:
“Nourished by our encounter with the Risen Lord Jesus, fed with His Word and His Body and Blood in Holy Communion, and supported by the presence of each other, we receive strength week by week, to serve the Lord and glorify Him with our lives.”

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

22/05/22

15/05/22

08/05/22

01/05/22

24/04/22

17/04/22

10/04/22

03/04/22

27/03/22

20/03/22

13/03/22

06/03/22

27/02/22

20/02/22

13/02/22

06/02/22

30/01/22

23/01/22

16/01/22

09/01/22

01/01/22

26/12/21

19/12/21

12/12/21

04/12/21

28/11/21

21/11/21

14/11/21

07/11/21

31/10/21

24/10/21

17/10/21

10/10/21

03/10/21

26/09/21

19/09/21

12/09/21

05/09/21

29/08/21

22/08/21

15/08/21

08/08/21

01/08/21

25/07/21

18/07/21

11/07/21

04/07/21

27/06/21

20/06/21

13/06/21

06/06/21

30/05/21

23/05/21

16/05/21

09/05/21

02/05/21

25/04/21

18/04/21

11/04/21

04/04/21

28/03/21

21/03/21

14/03/21

07/03/21

28/02/21

21/02/21

14/02/21

07/02/21

31/01/21

24/01/21

17/01/21

10/01/21

03/01/21