SUNDAY XXVII OF ORDINARY TIME
2nd OCTOBER 2022
Sat 1st Oct St Thérèse of Lisieux
17.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
Sun 2nd XXVII SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
(Mass book p.146)
10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – James and Elsie Nickson
Tues 4th St Francis of Assisi
10.00 Mass – Jerome Critchley (ill)
10.30 Meditation Group in church
Wed 5th St Faustina Kowalska
Thurs 6th St Bruno
Fri 7th Our Lady of the Rosary
10.00 Mass –
16.15-16.45 Confessions at St Mary’s
17.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
Sun 9th XXVIII SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Mass book p.149)
10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – John Hodson
Weekday Masses at St Mary’s this week: Tues Fri 12.00. Wed 09.00
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND: Emeritus Pope Benedict, Joan Bailey, Stan Bolton, Francis Brennan, John Campbell, Gerard Clarke, Alison Critchley, Jerome Critchley, John Fearnhead, Mary Fearnhead, Pat Font, Tom Fraser, William Freeman, Bob Goulding, Marie Hill, Rosemary Hough, Cathy Hull, John Kerfoot, Mary Johnston, Emma King, Gordon Lee, Fr Barry McAllister, Janet McGowan, Finton McPeake, Fr Laurence Mayne, Val McGlade, Ellen Morris, Fr Michael O’Dowd, Teresa O’Malia, Heidi O’Neill, Barrie Swift, Alan Taylor, Stella Walton, Sylvia Walsh, Jean White, Betty Wignall, all at Grove House & Marley Court.
RETIRING COLLECTION this week is for the Restoration Fund.
DATES AVAILABLE FOR BAPTISMS: 23rd October, 27th November, 18th December
TUESDAY MEDITATION GROUP in church after the 10.00 Mass. A number of people have found this quiet and thoughtful prayer session very helpful. “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of you.”
DEANERY SYNODAL COUNCIL GROUP meets Wednesday 5th 19.00 at St Gregory’s.
UKRAINE: Three more trucks are leaving from Liverpool Archdiocese headquarters (the Margaret Clitherow Centre) on Sat 1st October to deliver aid to the diocese of Sambir-Drohobych c/o Bishop Hryhoriy Komar. This is humanitarian aid for the hundreds of refugees from the east and south of the country, which the diocese and parishes are sheltering. Some help is to be dispatched further east towards the zones badly damaged by war. Thank you for all your financial donations.
The situation is growing more tense with Putin’s mobilization of ordinary Russians, and his fake referenda at gunpoint to incorporate parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson oblasts into Russia. His threats of using nuclear weapons are probably desperate bluster, but we cannot be sure. We certainly need to pray for a just peace, with the Muscovite invaders driven out from Ukraine. More Russian men have
fled across the borders to avoid the war, than have signed up to be sent into battle - untrained and ill-equipped - as cannon meat.
CAFOD: “Millions of families are facing a food crisis that could be the worst in living memory in East Africa. The global food system is broken. Cafod is challenging our government to take urgent action on the climate crisis and support small-scale farmers, which will help vulnerable communities cope in the future. Also in Pakistan, in Sindh province, where there’s been much film footage on TV about the floods and the suffering of the local people. Not only have they lost their homes, cattle, lands and livelihoods, they are desperate for medical help to combat malaria and water-borne diseases because of the surrounding stagnant water. Cafod is working with the local Pakistani organisation CWSA to support the emergency response. Please take an envelope from the back of church today and return it next week. Thank you in advance for your heartfelt generosity for the world’s poorest.
CANTICLE OF THE CREATURES – ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI (feast Tuesday 4th)
Most High, all-powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, and the honour, and all blessing.
To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no human is worthy to mention Your name.
Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day and through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour;
and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven You formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of
weather, through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through
whom You light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praised be You, my Lord, through those who give pardon for Your love, and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those who endure in peace
for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death,
from whom no one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin.
Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will, for the second death shall do them no harm.
Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks and serve Him with great humility
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 ask the ward staff to 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.
ALPHA COURSE: The Alpha Programme is running at 19.00 on Thursdays at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Harpers Lane. Please pray for those taking part.
LIVING WATERS FOOD BANK: Donations welcome for poor families. Tues. and Fri. 10.00-14.00 Corner of Bolton St and Standish St Chorley.
PAUSE FOR HOPE: All are welcome to join the annual ecumenical Pause for Hope service for all those affected in any way by cancer led by Bishop Tom Williams.
The service is at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday 2 October.
This service aims to bring hope and consolation to all and will include prayers, hymns, music, and reflections.
HARVEST SCHOOL MASS on Tuesday 18th October at 09.30 in church.
TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS? IS THIS HOW IT WORKS?
“I saw a beggar, cold and hungry in a shop doorway. So I took a £20 note out of my wallet, and went to find the wealthiest and most impressive house in the town. I put the £20 note through the letter box, confident that by helping the richest, that money would certainly trickle down to the poor beggar in the street, providing him with warm food and clothing.” One priest commented that in order to boost the economy, rather than giving bankers bigger bonuses, and cutting the top rate of income tax, it would make more sense to give £5,000 to each of the poorest 1% in society, since they would certainly spend the money on necessities rather than salting it away in offshore accounts.
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IS DEDICATED TO THE HOLY ROSARY: According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained
its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others. "Since the prayers of the Rosary come from such excellent sources — from Our Lord Himself, from inspired Scripture, and from the Church — it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our Blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven.”
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)
Parish Website: www.stjosephsanderton.com
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