Anderton St Joseph's        

St Joseph’s Catholic Church , Anderton


9th JUNE 2024 

 Sat. 8th Immaculate Heart of Mary 
10.00 First Holy Communions Mass 
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley 
10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Sylvia Walsh 

 Mon 10th
 Tues 11th St Barnabas
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Perpetual Succour Novena 
 Wed 12th
 Thurs 13th St Anthony of Padova
 Fri 14th
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

 Sat 15th
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley 
 Sun 16th
09.30 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Margaret and Winifred Morton (A)
 Tues 18th St John Rigby
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Perpetual Succour Novena 
 Thurs 20th St Alban, Protomartyr of England
 Fri 21st St Aloysius Gonzaga
10.00 Funeral Mass – Kathryn Salmon 

17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley 
09.30 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Malcolm Wignall
 Tues 25th
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Perpetual Succour Novena 
 Thurs 27th St John Southworth
 Fri 28th St Irenaeus of Lyon 
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

 Sat 29th
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley 
10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Florence Mary and Edward Jackson 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND: Joan Bailey, Francis Brennan, Anne Byrne, Mary Patricia Case, Gerard Clarke, Leo Duffy, Clare Edwards, John Fearnhead, Pat Font, Tom Fraser, William Freeman, Bob Goulding, Rosemary Hough, Veronica Hughes, Cathy Hull, Mary Johnston, Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Kelly, John Kerfoot, Bill King, Emma King, Val McGlade, Janet McGowan, Fintan McPeake, Fr Laurence Mayne, Ellen Morris, Irene O'Neil, Heidi O’Neill, , Barrie Swift, 
Jean White, Betty Wignall, all at Grove House & Marley Court. 

RETIRING COLLECTIONS: 9th June SVP 16th June: Day for Life 

RECENTLY DECEASED: Kathryn Salmon (65) died at Rivington Hall on Thursday 6th June, after a long illness. Amongst other activities, Kathryn was a Third Order Franciscan, and also a member of the Mother Teresa Group. Our condolences go to Kevin, her husband, to Teresa Wood, her mother, and to all the family. Funeral Mass Friday 21st at ten o'clock.  

BAPTISM DATES: 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September. Could those who have returned baptism forms please let me know which date they want for their child’s baptism? I’ve several outstanding forms but there is no request for a date. Please ring or e-mail. Thank you, Fr Marsden 

DONATIONS TO THE PARISH - please consider making your donation via a standing order from your bank. This will mean less cash to be handled, helping with security and reducing administrative work. Standing order mandate forms are available in the church porch with all the parish account details and you can either set up online if you do online
banking or return the completed form to your bank (not to the parish). Thank you.

 CONGRATULATIONS to all the children making their First Holy Communion this weekend on Saturday.. May it be the first of many Holy Communions, a continuous walk with Our Lord Jesus Christ, as they go through the different stages of life. 

St Anthony of Padova is especially invoked and venerated all over the world as the patron saint for the recovery of lost items and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods. Born 1195 in Lisbon, he became first an Augustinian canon, then joined the Franciscans. He went as a missionary to the Saracens in Morocco, but poor health forced his return. The ship was blown off course 
and he ended up in Italy, where he became a noted preacher and teacher of theology. 
He died in 1231.

St John Fisher and St Thomas More, our two most prominent Catholic martyrs who courageously opposed King Henry VIII’s takeover of the Church in England in 1534. 
Bishop Fisher was a Yorkshireman from Beverley (born 1469) in the East Riding. He studied at Cambridge and rose to become Chancellor of the University, spiritual directorto Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, and Bishop of Rochester. He opposed the royal divorce, taking the side of Queen Catherine of Aragon, to the King’s great displeasure. He was sent to the Tower in April 1534. During 14 months imprisonment he
was not allowed warm clothing or books or the wherewithal to offer Mass. Beheaded 22 June 1535.
Sir Thomas More was a London lawyer, esteemed for his administration of justice, and as a writer and humanist. He had four children by his first wife Jane, who died in 1511, remarried Alice, a widow, who helped him bring up his children. He "heard Luther's call to destroy the Catholic Church as a call to war." He became Lord Chancellor of England
1529-32, but resigned over “the King’s Great Matter”, the annulment of the marriage with Queen Catherine and the union with Anne Boleyn. He was condemned to death for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy which accepted the King as Head of the Church. His execution took place on 7th July 1535. He said to the axeman: "I pray you, 
master Lieutenant, see me safe up and [for] my coming down, let me shift for myself"

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. In urgent situations or emergency please ask the ward staff to call the duty Chaplain on his bleep/phone. For the chaplaincy at Royal Preston Hospital please ring 
01772 522435. For the chaplaincy service at Wigan Infirmary T. 01942 822324. 

"A special Mass with the Anointing of the Sick. Bringing Spiritual Strength, Comfort and Healing to those who are ill, elderly or facing surgery"
Followed by Refreshments & Bingo over in the School Hall.
SVP volunteers will be collating details from this week as we need to organise refreshments for afterwards. We can also help with transport to and from Mass. Please see any of our volunteers at Church or email us at SVPSTJO@GMAIL.COM 
Thank you, Kevin & Linda Hoole SVP

Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden
Secretary: Mr Frank Webster 
Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28 Bolton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NA
Wednesdays 10.00-13.00
Tel: 01257- 480237 or 01257- 262537 (St Mary’s Chorley)
Parish Website:
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