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QUICK GOSPEL: St. John returns us to Jesus' words of farewell to his disciples. 'The Spirit of Truth' is promised to us as it was promised to them. So today, we can say, this is our season in the Spirit.   St. Beuno's Outreach )

ST. BEUNO'S PREGO THEME: As we are called to witness to the fire of God ( by bringing the light of the son and the heat of the Spirit to all we meet ) let us pray this line of St. Paul every day this coming week: “Since the Spirit is my life, let me be directed by the Spirit.”

GOSPEL FOR THE FAMILY:  Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Who is He?? Jesus Christ spoke much of the Spirit of Truth. Before ascending to Heaven He promised us that His Father and Himself would send Him to us for our comfort. The love between the Father and the Son is so great that from Them emanates an infinite love, just like another Divine Person. The Holy Spirit is a Person, divine as the Father and the Son. Speak to him: “God the Holy Spirit, I ask you for light to behave well, and strength to be constant in good things.”  ( evangeli.net )

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is often forgotten that Pentecost is first of all a Jewish feast, actually a Harvest Festival. That sense of “in gathering” is also a theme of our Christian Pentecost as we see the beginning of the Church. By the time of Jesus, 'Shavuot'; to give it its Hebrew name; also marked the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. This also fits our Christian 'Shavuot' as long as we recall that Law, Torah, meant instruction and indeed a whole way of life under God's grace and guidance. It was always interior and the descent of the Holy Spirit takes this inner reality to new levels.  ( Fr. Kieran o'Mahony, osa )z

TAIZE: God of mercy, when we are bewildered by the incomprehensible suffering of the innocent, come to enable us to manifest, by the lives that we live, a reflection of the compassion of Christ.

SACRED SCRIPTURE: Jesus said: When the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking of his own accord but will say only what he has been told.   ( John 16 )

SAINTLY GEMS: He said not: you shall not be troubled, you shall not be tempted, you shall not be distressed. But he said: “You shall not be overcome.”   ( Blessed Julian of Norwich )

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.  ( Unknown )

Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.  ( Ruth Bader Ginsburg )

CIVIC SUNDAY:  Today is the 'Day.'  2.30pm. at St. Mary's. We wish Gordon and Margaret all blessings and good wishes as they begin their Term of Office. The “Order of Service” is very impressive. Go and support them if you can please.

HALF TERM: School finishes on Friday. I think we need this break after the Events of April and May. When we come back we have to move on while carrying forward the great work of Jane and Miss Walsh. That is what they would want.

CHORLEY FOOD BANK:  We are still collecting food and toiletries on a weekly basis; this is ongoing.

GOOD QUALITY CLOTHING AND HOUSE CLEARANCE ITEMS:  We have outlets if you wish to bring items here.

OUR BLESSED LADY:  We are in the month of Mary and have recently celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Fatima when she asked the children to pray for world peace. We desperately need those prayers again, and really trust that they will be answered.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Ffionn McLoughlin  who is making his First Holy Communion at Mass with us today.

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso | The Presbytery, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8SD | Tel 01254 830 995 | Archdiocese of Liverpool 1199714


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DIRECT DEBIT MANDATE:   During the Lockdown, we still need to keep our Parish funds afloat. You can use the Direct Debit Mandate. Download the Form and fill it in and then send it to your Bank. Make sure you put the Parish number 102 on the Form and the Account Number. Let Kath Clemson know any change of amount so that she can adjust the Gift Aid Records. You can get Kath on 01254 831 624. Download form here!


Lately Deceased

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso

01254 830 995

Email: moorlandsanctuary@rcaol.org.uk  

Parish Administrator and Catechist: Jane Gilbertson, B.Ed. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hort), CTC.

Week OT7     ,  19th. May, 2024


 Whit Sunday

Hand in hand w1ith Jesus         Remember your daily Rosary






Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, alleluia...


Sick & Housebound



Anointing / Forgiveness



Fr. Frank Smith, Dcn.Leonard Barton, Canon Albert Shaw, John Neary, Rachel Wieczorek, Madge Rossall, John Scatliff, Nellie Crowther, Mary Boyle, Charles Caddick, Barbara Lowe, Ella Livesey.

Archbishop Patrick Kelly, Ian Davies, Rachel Mason, Ray Salmon, Adam Genther and others.

Next Week:   




Margaret Fairclough

“Renew the face of the earth”