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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     

 

20th October 2019      THE NEWSLETTER       Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time  (year C)
 
Mass Schedule for this week

Date

Time

Intention

Feast

Sa      19th

5.30pm  St P’s

Robert Joseph Jackson A

Vigil of 29th Sunday of OT  (year C)

Su      20th

9.30am    St J’s

For the Parish

29th Sunday of OT (year C)

          

11.00am  St P’s

Priest’s Intention

29th Sunday of OT (year C)

M      21st

NO MASS

Weekday in Ordinary Time (week 29)

T        22nd

8.00am    St P’s

Mr Cottam Snr L

St John Paul II Pope

W      23rd

8.00am    St P’s

Hilda Comber A

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Th      24th  

NO MASS

 

Weekday in Ordinary Time

F        25th

8.00am    St P’s

Priest’s Intention

Weekday in Ordinary Time

(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.   Mary Jane Smith, Mary Ann Holden, Doreen Marsh, Mary Geraldine Taylor, Margaret Mary Duxbury and Harry Ainsworth.   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Readings at Mass


29th Sunday of OT (C)

30th Sunday of OT (C)

First

Exod 17; 8 - 13

Ecclus 35; 1 –14, 16-19

Second

2 Tim 3; 14 – 4; 2

2 Tim 4; 6-8, 16-18

Gospel

Luke 18; 1 - 8

Luke 18; 9 - 14

 

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


Praying with the Pope in October 2019

That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the church.

Look at www.ThePopeVideo.org for more information.


Today
Is the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the Gospel Jesus teaches us the importance of persistence in prayer.   Don’t ever give up!

 

World Mission Sunday
This Sunday is World Mission Sunday, where we pray for the universal mission of the Church.   There will be a second collection for the work of the missions.

 

Half Term Break
Students from the College, St Mary’s Hall and St Joseph’s are all enjoying their mid-term break.  

 

Benediction
During the half term break there will be benediction at 5.15pm on each Saturday and the 11am Mass will take place as usual on Sunday.

 

Rosary for the Month of October
Takes place each Wednesday at 7.30pm.   This week it will be hosted by Fran Ahearne at 17 Smithy Row.  All Welcome

 

Newman Talk
Fr Lawrence Gambella will give a talk entitled:  Newman – a heart to heart on Thursday at 7.30pm in Theodore House, Christian Heritage Centre.    Entrance £5.00 (includes refreshments).

 

Visiting those who can’t get to Mass on a Sunday
Fr Tim hopes to make visits this Friday.   If anyone needs a visit, please let him know.   We keep these parishioners in our prayers.

 

Next Sunday
Is the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   In the Gospel parable we learn about the importance of sincerity in prayer.   We speak to Jesus from the heart.

 

The Collection
The collection last week came to:

Vigil Mass

9.30am

11.00am

Total

 £79.46

 £117.60

 £83.29

 £280.75

Thanks for your generosity.

 

“I ain’t afraid of no ghost”
Presented by the Little Earthquake Theatre Company in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th October.    Tickets: from £6.00 to £8.00.   Suitable for children over 8 years of age.
 
All Saints – Holiday of Obligation.
Friday 1st November is the feast of All Saints.   To fulfill your obligation there is a Vigil Mass at 5.30pm on the Thursday in St Peter’s and Mass on Friday at 9.30am in St Joseph’s (with the St Joseph’s Children) and Mass in St Peter’s at 11.30am (with SMH and Stonyhurst).   Parishioners are welcome to any of these.

 

School Vouchers
If you are offered some School Vouchers in the supermarket when you do your weekly shop, please accept them and pass them on to the headmistress of St Joseph’s Primary, as they can be used for purchasing new equipment.

 

Church Heating
Two more radiators have been installed behind the High Altar, completing the work on the St Peter’s heating system.   So far the results are positive.   The real test will come when the frosts set in.

 

Annual Mass Count

The results from the last 4 Sunday’s were as follows:

Mass

22 Sep

29 Sep

6 Oct

13 Oct

5.30

36

37

314

42

9.30

84

50

57

66

11.00

327

366

19

285

Total

457

453

390

392

Obviously our Mass count results are skewed by the College and SMH boarders. 

Our average weekly attendance this year was   423   which compares to   454   last year.
Thanks to those who helped with the counting.

 

 

 

Pope Francis on St John Henry Newman
“St John Henry is an example of everyday sainthood:  cheerful, easy, kind, gentle, courteous, candid, unassuming.  A saint for the ordinary man.”

 

 

 

Archived Church newsletters (PDF format)

 

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

25/11/18

18/11/18

11/11/18

04/11/18

28/10/18

21/10/18

14/10/18

07/10/18

30/09/18

23/09/18

16/09/18

09/09/18

02/09/18

26/08/18

19/08/18

12/08/18

05/08/18

29/07/18

22/07/18

15/07/18

08/07/18

01/07/18