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Anderton St Joseph’s Catholic
Church

SUNDAY XXX IN ORDINARY TIME
25th OCTOBER 2020

When the Pharisees
heard that Jesus had
silenced the Sadducees
they got together and,
to disconcert him, one
of them put a question ,
‘Master , which is the
greatest commandment
of the Law?’ Jesus said,
‘You must love the Lord
your God with all your
heart, with all your soul,
and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and
the first commandment .
The second resembles
it: You must love your
neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments
hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.’ Matthew
22:3 4- 40

DIVINE WORSHIP AT ST JOSEPH’S ANDERTON
N.B. CLOCKS GO BACK ONE HOUR THIS NIGHT TO REVERT TO GMT FROM BST
 Sun 25th
 SUNDAY XXX OF ORDINARY TIME
11.30 Mass – Mary Critchley
14.30 First Holy Communions Mass No 3 (families only) - Parishioners

 Wed 28th SS Simon and Jude
10.00 Mass – John and Sadie Riley

Sun 1st Nov. ALL SAINTS
11.30 Mass – Hughie Webster (A)

 Mon 2nd
 All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
10.00 Mass - Pious List

DIVINE WORSHIP AT ST MARY’S CHORLEY PR7 2SR
 Sat 24th
16.15-16.45 Open-air Confessions – presbytery garden, house porch if raining.
17.00 Mass – Paul Anthony Creaner (A)
 Sun 25th SUNDAY XXVIII OF ORDINARY TIME
10.00 Mass – John and Mary Fearnhead (A)

 Mon 26th St Chad and St Cedd
12.00 Funeral Mass – Jane Banks [30 maximum]
 Tues 27th St Otteran, monk
12.00 Mass – Margaret Alice and Frederick Leigh RIP
 Wed 28th
 SS Simon and Jude
12.00 Mass – Vaccaro Family
 Thurs 29th St Colman
12.00 Mass – Malcolm Wignall (LD)
 Fri 30th
12.00 Mass – Fr Mayne (91st birthday)

 Sat 31st
16.15-16.45 Open-air Confessions – presbytery garden, house porch if raining.
17.00 Mass – Richard James Riordan (A)
 Sun 1st
 Nov. ALL SAINTS
10.00 Mass – November Pious List

 Mon 2nd
 All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
12.00 Mass – Deceased Parishioners, Parish Priests, Altar Servers

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND
including: Emeritus Pope Benedict, and all at Grove House & Marley Court.

COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS – please note that face masks covering both nose and
mouth must be worn in church. Please keep safe and maintain 2m social distancing.
Please do not gather in groups of more than six. For full local guidelines see
https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-restrictions-inlancashire/

CAFOD COLLECTION came to £195.30. Thank you very much.

FROM THE SVP: ‘Thank you’ for your donations. During July, August & September
we received £229.14 and so far in October £99.50. Your constant support is much
appreciated.

PRAYERS OF ST JOHN PAUL II
Sanctify families. Watch over the souls of the
young and the hearts of the children. Help us to
overcome the great moral threats against the
fundamental spheres of life and love. Obtain for
us the grace to be continually renewed through
all the beauty of witness given to the cross and
resurrection of your Son. Amen
Mother, I commend and entrust to you all that
goes to make up earthly progress, asking that it
should not be one-sided, but that it should create conditions for the full spiritual
advancement of individuals, families, communities, and nations.
I commend to you the poor, the suffering, the sick and the
handicapped, the aging, and the dying. I ask you to reconcile those in sin, to heal
those in pain, and to uplift those who have lost their hope and joy. Show to those who
struggle in doubt the light of Christ your Son. Amen.

TO APF RED BOX HOLDERS & SUPPORTERS: thank you for your support. Some
supporters have sent their donations direct to APF and others have sent them to the
parish secretary & treasurer for onward transmission. This weekend is the final call for
donations to be sent by your treasurer and if anyone wishes to do so please contact
Kath (483041) or Jen (480569) and we will arrange to collect your contribution. Thank you everyone for your support in this most difficult time.

SS CEDD AND CHAD: St Cedd (Latin: Cedda, Ceddus; c. 620 –664) was born in the
kingdom of Northumbria and brought up on the island of Lindisfarne by Aidan of the
Irish Church. He had three younger brothers: Chad of Mercia, Cynibil and Cælin. All
four became priests and both Cedd and Chad became bishops. 
Cedd was a missionary bishop, first to Mercia (the mid-Trent valley), then to
Essex, where he founded many churches, plus monasteries at Tilaburg (Tilbury) and
Ithancester (Bradwell-on-Sea). He was appointed as abbot of Lastingham in the North
Yorkshire Moors. This monastery provided his intellectual and spiritual support, and a
place of retreat. He was a significant participant in the Synod of Whitby, a meeting
which resolved important differences within the Church in England. He died of the
plague in Lastingham on 26 October 664.
 St Chad succeeded him as Abbot at Lastingham. Wilfrid was nominated as
Bishop of York in 664, but went to be consecrated in France and did not return for a
couple of years. During his absence, King Oswiu had Chad ordained as Bishop of
York instead. In 669 the new Archbishop of Canterbury removed Chad and installed
Wilfrid in York. Chad humbly accepted this demotion, so Theodore sent him to King
Wulfhere of Mercia, and Chad settled his see in Lichfield, and was bishop there from
669-672. He died on 2nd March 672, his death heralded by audible angelic singing.
Chad’s relics are today in St Chad’s Catholic Cathedral in Birmingham. Many miracles
of healing worked at his tomb added to his reputation for sanctity.

 
        CHORLEY AND PRESTON HOSPITALS: Please contact St Joseph's Chorley (262713) if any member of your family
is admitted into Chorley Hospital and needs a visit. Please,
by making a request for the visit, make sure that the
ward staff understand that you would like the RC
Chaplain to come and administer the Sacraments to
your loved one, the ward staff will call the Chaplain on
his bleep/phone. For the chaplaincy service at Royal
Preston Hospital please ring 01772 522435. For the
chaplaincy service at Wigan Infirmary T. 01942 822324.

CHEQUES – please make them payable to St Joseph’s Parish a/c (068). The 068 is
important as it is our parish number and distinguishes us from many other St Joseph’s!
Thanks to whoever gave £60 on the online giving.

SYNOD SUNDAY: Originally last Sunday was to be the weekend of our Synod 2020
event but the COVID-19 pandemic means this hopefully will take place in June 2021.
The summary proposals on our four Synod Themes will be published which you will
find on the Synod Website: www.synod2020.co.uk Our local Synod Members will be
inviting your responses to these proposals. Please visit the website, read the summary
proposals, and prayerfully reflect on them. Mike Gannon will say a few words about
the Synod at Mass this Sunday.

NOVEMBER PIOUS LIST envelopes are ready at the back of the church. Please
complete the list and add your donation and post it through the presbytery door. Every
day during November, Holy Mass will be offered for all the names on the lists handed
in, either here or at St Mary’s. Thank you.

FR LAURENCE MAYNE: celebrates his 91st birthday next weekend, 1st November. It
would be nice if parishioners would send him a birthday card to St Oswald’s RC
Church, Tansley Ave. Coppull. PR7 5DJ. It is the thought that counts and would be
greatly appreciated. Fr Mayne is the oldest full time Parish Priest in the Archdiocese of
Liverpool. God bless Fr Mayne.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS Year 5: The third and final Mass takes place this
Sunday 25th Oct., at which about six children will make their First Holy Communions.
This allows each child to have five family members present.

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER
May the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence, always serve mankind.


Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden 
Secretary: Mr Frank Webster

Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28, Bolton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NA
Tel: 01257- 480237 or 01257- 262537 (St Mary’s Chorley)
E-mail: stjosephs.anderton@tiscali.co.uk
Parish Website: www.stjosephsanderton.com

LIVERPOOL ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN TRUSTEES INC Registered Charity No.232709



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