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SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

16th January 2022

Sun 16th SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Teresa Jones
 

Mon 17th St Anthony of Padua, Abbot
 Tues 18th
10.00 Mass – Sp Int (M. Swift)
 Wed 19th St Wulstan of Worcester
 Thurs 20th Ss Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs
 Fri 21st
 St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
10.00 Mass - Bill Clarkson 
 Sat 22nd
 St Vincent, deacon and martyr
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)

 Sun 23rd
 THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Sarah Smith (LD)

Masses at St Mary’s Chorley this week: Mon. Tues. Wed. Fri 12.00

SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend SVP.

 
HOLY COMMUNION: If you wish to receive Holy Communion and/or the Anointing of 
the Sick/ Confession at home, please ring 480237. Calls are transferred through to St
Mary’s when necessary.

 
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND
Emeritus Pope Benedict, Fr Barry McAllister, Joan Bailey, Stan Bolton, Francis 
Brennan, Gerard Clarke, John Fearnhead, Mary Fearnhead, Pat Font, Tom Fraser, 
William Freeman, Bob Goulding, Cyril Hodkinson, Rosemary Hough, Cathy Hull, John
Kerfoot, Mary Johnston, Emma King, Gordon Lee, Paul McBeth, Janet McGowan, 
Finton McPeake, Eddie Marsden, Fr Laurence Mayne, Ellen Morris, Teresa O’Malia, 
Heidi O’Neill, Barrie Swift, Alan Taylor, Sylvia Walsh, Betty Wignall, and all at Grove 
House & Marley Court.

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.

 HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE: As you are no doubt aware, cases of 
COVID/Omicron have gone out of control in the nation at large and in Chorley, 
endangering millions of people already in poor health, who need to shield, and 
stretching the NHS beyond breaking point. Numerous hospitals have declared critical 
incidents, meaning they cannot cope. The infections in Chorley hit a maximum of 
3066 in 7 days, but they have declined slightly to 2960 in the seven days up to Jan 
3rd
Inside church, masks legally must be worn (unless exempt – medical 
certificate must be shown), hands gelled, keep 2 metres physical distancing. We want
to keep everyone safe in the church. Please take care and do not mingle with other 
people unless they have had a very recent negative Lateral Flow Test. If you have a 
runny nose, sore throat, headaches, or are generally unwell, it would be wise to take 
a COVID Test – if you can get hold of one, that is! Baptisms are postponed until the 
pandemic subsides. 
Do not come to church if you have a cold or are unwell. Thank you. Holy 
Mass will be kept short to minimize the risk of infection. Hunker down, avoid 
crowded places and limit physical contacts. We want to keep ourselves and our loved 
ones safe. Protect the NHS by keeping safe and by having your vaccines and 
booster. But remember they are not 100% effective.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTION – JANUARY 2022
For true human fraternity: 
We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution;
may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being
brothers and sisters in the human family. 

Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden
Secretary: Mr Frank Webster

 Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28, Bolton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NA
                                                      Wed. 10.00-13.00
                      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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