Anderton St Joseph's        

PALM SUNDAY - 14th April 2019


Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. Now when he was near Bethphage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives as it is called, he sent two of the disciples, telling them, ‘Go off to the village opposite, and as you enter it you will find a tethered colt that no one has yet ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” you are to say this, “The Master needs it”.’ The messengers went off and found everything just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owner said, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ and they answered, ‘The Master needs it.’
So they took the colt to Jesus, and throwing their garments over its back they helped Jesus on to it. As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole group of disciples joyfully began to praise God at the top of their voices for all the miracles they had seen. They cried out: ‘Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens!’
Some Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Master, check your disciples,’ but he answered, ‘I tell you, if these keep silence the stones will cry out.’ Luke 19:28-40

Sat 13th
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sun 14th PALM SUNDAY (p.184) 
Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners
09.00Mass – Francis & Beryl Fearnhead (A)

Mon 15th
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Tues 16th
09.10Mass – Special Intention – Bernadette Whelan
Perpetual Succour Novena during Mass
Wed 17th
10.00Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
19.30CHRISM MASS at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 
The Sacred Triduum

Thurs 18th HOLY THURSDAY (p.199)
17.15 – 17.45Confessions 
18.00Mass of the Lord’s Supper - Winifred Collinson (LD)
Followed by watching at the Altar of Repose until…
21.00Night Prayer

10.30Stations of the Cross, then Confessions as reqd.
15.00Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (p.204)

16.00 – 16.30Confessions 
16.45EASTER VIGIL AND MASS (p.223) - Elva Manley
(A) & Sadie Riley

09.00Easter Day Mass (p.258) - Parishioners 

LITTLE CHURCH during 09.00 Sunday Mass, for the benefit of the little children 
but no meetings on 14th & 21st April.

COLLECTIONS: Offertory last week £393; Restoration Fund £128. Many thanks for your support and generosity. Please make any cheques payable to St Joseph’s Anderton (068) Parish a/c. This weekend retiring collection for the Easter Altar and flowers and on Good Friday for Holy Places.

WATCHING ON MAUNDY THURSDAY after Mass until 9 pm; please sign the list in the porch if you are able to commit to staying for any part of watching at the Altar of Repose. Thank you.

Mother or a child: Dearly beloved, in Holy Week, when the most bitter sufferings of Jesus Christ are put before us by the liturgy, the Church invites us to come to Calvary and follow in the blood-stained footsteps of the Divine Redeemer, to carry the Cross willingly with Him, to reproduce in our hearts His spirit of expiation and atonement, and to die together with Him.
Father: We ought to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ 
Family: in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection. 
Father: Let us pray. All-powerful, eternal God, You have chosen to give mankind a model of humility; our Saviour took on our flesh, and subjected Himself to the Cross. Grant us the grace to preserve faithfully the lessons He has given us in his Passion and to have a share in His resurrection. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. 
Family: Amen. Favour this dwelling, Lord, with Your presence. Far from it repulse all the wiles of Satan. Your holy angels, let them live here, to keep us in peace. And may your blessing remain always upon us. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. 
Father: Let us bless the Lord. 
Family: Thanks be to God. 
Father: May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us. Family: Amen.

“Perimeter Fence – Parishioners and Parents may be aware that there have been proposals in place for some time to erect a new perimeter fence around the school to give extra security both during the school day, in the evenings and during holiday times. There have been many reports in the past of youths gathering on the school grounds in the evenings, in the poly tunnel, on the roof, on the KS1 playgrounds and on the field. We have had bikes stolen, sports equipment stolen, an attempt to start a fire in the wooden sheds on Reception playground and drug taking/dealing happening on the site. Neighbours in Rothwell Road have been frustrated by this on many occasions and of course the school has been very concerned for the safety of children, staff and property. 
Having taken advice from the Archdiocese, it was pointed out to Governors that not only did our current fence not meet minimum recommendations but also that members of the public walking through the site during the school day was a safeguarding issue too. The Governors are very aware that these plans have caused some unrest in the community but have no choice but to act in the interests and safeguarding of the children in our care. We must also ensure we are taking steps to protect the security of the school premises for Health & Safety and insurance reasons. 
The proposals have now been through the planning process and Councillors of Chorley Council Development Control Committee, after considering both written and verbal representations, granted permission at their meeting on 2nd April. 
The Governors regret any inconvenience the changes may cause to neighbours but wish to make clear that the school premises are private property and no right of way for the public through the site exists or has ever existed. We also wish to make it clear that the fence is of a see-through mesh type which is designed to have minimum visual impact.” 

A warm welcome to all our visitors and to any new members of our parish who share with us today's Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We are pleased that you have come to join us in our community of faith. New Parishioners, please take a copy of the Parish Directory, available in the church porch or ask at the Repository. New Parishioners are also invited to complete their contact details on the forms available in the church porch and hand them in to the sacristy.

REPOSITORY: Cards for all occasions, Bibles, missals, medals, crucifixes, silver crosses & much more. If not in stock we can order for you.

CHORLEY HOSPITAL: Please contact St Joseph’s, Harper’s Lane (262713) if any member of your family is admitted into the Hospital and needs the priest to visit. In an emergency, the ward staff will call in the duty priest chaplain via the switchboard. For the chaplaincy service at Royal Preston Hospital please ring 01772 522435. For the chaplaincy service at Wigan Infirmary please ring 01942 822324.

CHRISM MASS LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL on Wednesday 17th April. A 33-seater coach has been booked, leaving Tyrer’s Depot Adlington at 17.00,
West Street car park Chorley at 17.15. Please see Michael Cross for late entrants!

APF RED BOXES: Please bring your box to church rather than having a collector calling. For the 4 weekends of April there will be someone to receive your boxes at Masses and they will be returned a week or two after. We will still call on those holders who are not able to come to church and will contact them before visiting.

THE CHURCH - Thanks to those who helped prepare for Passiontide by covering statues etc. Cleaning - next session on Maundy Thursday, 18th April, at 9.00 am.

ST JOSEPH’S 100 CLUB – Winners in the April draw were: £25 – George Band; £15 – Debbie Butterworth; £10 – Pat Whitehead.

O Christ our God, When Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion, 
Thou didst confirm the resurrection of the universe.
Wherefore, we like children, carry the banner of triumph and victory,
and we cry to Thee, O Conqueror of love,
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord
  –Troparion of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden (01257) 480237 
(Also 01257 262537 - St Mary's Chorley)
Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28, Bolton Road, Adlington, 
Chorley PR6 9NA   (Open Wednesdays 10 am – 3.30 pm)
Registered Charity No.232709