ALL MASSES ARE LIVESTREAM
TODAY'S MASS: The Christian people are often depicted as a boat , with Peter at the helm. As in a boat, everyone has their part to play; kids to bring the excitement and the challenge, parents to take the responsibility, grandparents just to be there to comfort and reassure. Without Jesus, the disciples were getting exhausted, frustrated and probably bad-
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Do no be afraid,” is one of those expressions which goes straight to the heart. Who has not sometimes been afraid? The command not to fear combines two things : firstly, it is a recognition that yes, sometimes we are afraid: secondly, that in the community of faith, with Jesus, God-
PRAYER: Lord, save us when circumstances seem to overwhelm us, when we cannot see our way forward, when we see ourselves sinking. Take us by the hand and lead us to the open space of freedom and confidence in you. (Fr. Kieran O'Mahony, osa)
WEEKLY PONDER: Why is Peter such a good role-
SAINT THIS WEEK: Friday is the feast of St. Maximllian Kolbe. Maximilan's act of volunteering to die for another in Auschwitz is justly well-
YOUCAT: (Question 401) Is there a priority of one sex over another? No, God endowed men and women with identical dignity as persons.
THE POPE: We must ensure that in the usual activities of every Christian community, in parishes, in associations, and movements, there actually be at heart the personal encounter with Christ who communicates himself to us in his word, because, as St. Jerome teaches us, “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.”
SAINTLY GEMS: The saints did not all begin well, but they ended well. (St. John Mary Vianney)
The Lord is loving unto man, and swift to pardon, but slow to punish. Let no man therefore despair of his own salvation. (St. Cyril of Jerusalem)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: By changing the way people see the world, we change how they see themselves. (Matthew Warner)
A weed is but an unloved flower. (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
FR. PETER CHARLES CROWTHER: (Livestream) St. Gregory 6.00pm. Saturday
(Livestream) St. Joseph Withnell 10.00am. (Holy Communion Car Park 11.00am.
(Livestream) St. Joseph's Monday – Thursday 9.30am. HC Car Park 1015am.
(Livestream) Exposition on Saturdays 10am. -
WEEKLY BIBLE: As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4)
MEDITATION: If your situation looks hopeless, you know that God has a way through. He is a mighty fortress. He is always there, constantly ready to help us when we get into trouble. When we run to Him in the midst of our struggle, He provides protection. God is for you. Whoever, or whatever is against you is minor in comparison to the One who is for you!
CHORLEY FOOD BANK: Desperate for food because of school holidays and unemployment. Please leave in the Presbytery porch. Thank you.
OUR MOORLAND SANCTUARY: To support a small moorland parish, please go on to our Website: moorlandsanctuary.com and donate to us through downloading and filling in our Parish Mandate through the simple click Instruction at the bottom of the Newsletter page. Thank you.
CORONAVIRUS: Is not over by any means. Please remember to wear a mask when going into public places and that includes shops and churches. People are continuing to break this Rule and the Distancing Rule as well. We have a duty to care for each other surely? Coronavirus anywhere?? EVERYWHERE!! BEWARE!!
CHANGE OF MASS TIMES: CHORLEY: St. Mary's: Saturday Vigil 5.00pm. Sunday 10.00am. ANDERTON: 11.30am.
MASS TIMES: Mass times throughout the Deanery could change again from September when the Deanery Conference Season re-
THE HOLY ROSARY: Next weekend we celebrate the Assumption. Perhaps a good opportunity to renew our devotion to the Holy Rosary. Mary is the Mother of the Church. The Church needs the Rosary more than ever during these turbulent times. Even one Decade a day is better than nothing! Let us ask our Mother to free us of the Virus. Mothers have the good of their children at heart and will do anything for them! Our Blessed Lady! The Rosary!! Come on!!
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Parish Administrator and Catechist: Jane Gilbertson, B.Ed. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hort), CTC.
Ordinary Week 19 A , 09th August 2020
10th. Sunday after Pentecost
Hand in hand with Jesus Remember your daily Rosary
Cum clamarem ad Dominum.....
Sick & Housebound
Anointing / Forgiveness
Canon Donald MacKay, Dcn. Thomas Washington, Fr. John Harvey, Dcn. Raymond Stevenson, Dcn. James William Cox, Fr. Gerald Hurst, Margaret Cheetham, Timothy Christopher, Rosemary Cafferky, Bernard Highway, Kirsty MacKay, Marian Fry, Ian McMullan, Eleanor Syme, Agnes Carlisle, Margaret Higson, John Richardson, Lisa Pepperall, Tony Wells, Frank Edwardson, Edward Preston, Veronica McVeen, Marie Davies, Peter McLaughlin, Ryan Conway, Emily Roe, Tom Neild, Richard John Hughes, John Deady.
Fr. John Daulman, Philip Rushton, Ian Davies, Madeleine Shaw, Anne Beconnsall, Rita Maher, Kathleen Mee, Rachel Mason and others.
“Lord! Save me!”
KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
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!