Anderton St Joseph's        


7th - 14th July 2019

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. ‘Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house.
‘Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.” I tell you, on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town.’
The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.’ Luke 10:1-12,17-20

Sat 6thSt Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sat 16.45Mass – Jim Walmsley (A)
09.00Mass – Parishioners

Mon 8th
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

Tues 9thSs Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and companions, Chinese Martyrs
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Perpetual Succour Novena
Wed 10th
10.00Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion


09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

Sat 13th
16.15 – 16.30Confessions 
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What do you read there?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.’ ‘You have answered right,’ said Jesus ‘do this and life is yours.’
But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead. Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan traveller who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him on to his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said “and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.” Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the brigands’ hands?’ ‘The one who took pity on him’ he replied. Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’

Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners
09.00Mass – Catherine & John Derbyshire (A)

Mon 15thSt Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

Tues 16thOur Lady of Mount Carmel
09.10Mass – Damian Fagan (L.D.)
Perpetual Succour Novena

Wed 17th St Kenelm
10.00Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Thurs 18th
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Fri 19th St John Plessington  
09.10Mass – Liam Merrigan (Sick)

Sat 20th St Apollinaris, Bishop, Martyr
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
16.15 – 16.30Confessions 

Sat 16.45Vigil Mass – Simon Mullen (A)
09.00Mass – Parishioners

Mon 22nd
18.00Year 6 Leavers’ Mass in school (School closes Tuesday 23rd) 

LITTLE CHURCH – no meetings now until Sunday 8th September.

Recently deceased: Tony Leonard (79) on 23rd June and Sydney Morton (98) on 26th June. Their funerals took place at St Joseph’s last week. May they rest in peace.

COLLECTIONS: Offertory - £406 on 23rd June, £444 on 30th June; Peter’s Pence £140.10; Any cheques for the parish should be made payable to St Joseph’s Anderton (068) Parish a/c. Next retiring collections: Restoration Fund 7th July; Priests in Retirement 14th July; SVP 21st July.

ST JOSEPH’s MUSIC GROUP practice will be 19.00 Tuesday 16thJuly for 16.45 Mass on Saturday 20th July. The Group will be taking a break after the 20th July but will reconvene in time for a Mass on 7th September.

PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR LOURDES: one of our parishioners, Janet, is shortly going on a pilgrimage to Lourdes and will be glad to take with her any prayer intentions you would like to be placed at the shrine. Please write your intention on a note and leave it in the petitions box in the church porch.

ST JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL HORWICH is hosting the Anne Frank Trust Exhibition in St Anthony's in July this year. A number of our Y9 History GCSE students are training as official guides to show people around the exhibition and answer their questions. We would be delighted if any member of the parish would like to come along on Thursday 11th July. The exhibition will be open from 12.30pm - 2.30pm. The tour lasts around 30 - 40 minutes. (Janet Banks, Head of Humanities) 

 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.

Food for body, mind and soul! Sunday 14th July 2pm - 6pm at St Gregory's Gardens, Church House and Church, Weldbank.
A Synod2020 celebration for our whole Chorley Pastoral Area family – grandparents, parents, kids, friends and neighbours. Bring them ALL! Let’s have Sunday Lunch together!
Bring your garden table, chairs and blankets and your favourite food and drink or enjoy our BBQ burgers. Free Bouncy Castle and games for the kids.
Free workshops for the adults. Lots of Stalls. Entrance is FREE! 

GRATEFUL THANKS to Fr Ball for celebrating the Masses this weekend of 6/7th July.

SVP MASS FOR THE SICK will be on Wednesday 24th July at 12.00 noon. Donations of raffle prizes gratefully received.

BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN will be canonized on 13th October 2019, with four other Blesseds in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.


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