31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
3rd November 2019
Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town when a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance: he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him: ‘Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today.’ And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. ‘He has gone to stay at a sinner’s house’ they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, ‘Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.’ Luke 19:1-10
Sat 2ndAll the Faithful Departed (All Souls) 16.00Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 16.15-16.30Confessions Sun 3rd SUNDAY XXXI IN ORDINARY TIME (Mass bk. p.157) Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners 09.00Mass – Pious List Mon 4th 09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Tues 5th 09.00Mass – Pious List Perpetual Succour Novenaafter Mass Wed 6th St Illtud, All Saints of Ireland 10.00Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Thurs 7th St Willibrord 09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Fri 8th All Saints of Wales, Bl. John Duns Scotus 09.10 Mass – Pious List Sat 9thDedication of the Lateran Basilica 16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 16.15Confessions Sun 10th SUNDAY XXXII IN ORDINARY TIME (Mass bk. p.160)
(Remembrance Sunday – service after Sunday Mass at our War Memorial
Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners 09.00Mass – Pious List, the souls of all those who have died in the Two World Wars & subsequent conflicts, & in the Emergency Services. 10.00Catechesis in Church for Year 4 Sacramental Preparation 2.30 pmRemembrance Service at St Paul’s 3.20 pmWreath laying at Adlington War Memorial
Please pray for all the sick and the housebound including:
Emeritus Pope Benedict, and all at Grove House & Marley Court.
Recently deceased: Mel Walsh of Heath Charnock. Mel was for many years very heavily involved in St Joseph’s Bowling Club and devoted much of his time to maintaining and improving the bowling hut and green. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Pauline and their family. May he rest in peace.
COLLECTIONS: Offertory last week £470. Thank you for your continued support and generosity. Any cheques for the parish payable to St Joseph’s Anderton (068) Parish A/c. Retiring collection this weekend - for the Restoration Fund.
APF RED BOX HOLDERS AND SUPPORTERS - The Autumn collection has now closed. If you missed bringing in your donation this time please keep it now until the next collection in Spring 2020.
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY: Please could you consider giving some tins of food, cereals, veg and potatoes, UHT milk, tea, fruit juices. The Chorley Food Bank is needing extra donations because the demand is very high. It is feeding between 120 and 150 families per week. Thank you. Donations can be left in the box in the church porch for onward transmission to Chorley.
BAPTISMS: In order to arrange a baptism, please ask Fr Marsden for an application form in the sacristy immediately after one of the weekend Masses.
INDULGENCES FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY (2nd – 8th November)
The faithful can gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in purgatory subject to the usual conditions of a recent Confession, Holy Communion on the day, and freedom from all sin or sinful intentions, by visiting a cemetery and praying, even mentally only, for the dead. This indulgence may be gained (once per day only) on each of the first eight days of November. If the conditions are not completely fulfilled then the indulgence is partial.
YEAR 4 FIRST CONFESSIONS AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS PREPARATION
Sunday 10th November – 10.00 (after 09.00 Mass) Session I in church
Tuesday 26th November - 18.30 Session II – Upper Room of Old School
December 4th – 18.00 First Confessions
Further dates in January and onwards to be announced.
Please note the alteration from Mon 25th to Tuesday 26th November because the Uniform Groups use the Upper Room each weekday evening except Tuesday.
ARCHDIOCESAN LOURDES YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 2020: There are still some places available on the youth pilgrimage to Lourdes. If you are interested in being part of the pilgrimage, please go to animateyouth.org to find out more and download an application form. St Bernadette Team: For any young person over the age of 18 there is the St Bernadette Team who offer more personal care for the assisted pilgrims in Lourdes. Please look at animateyouth.org or Liverpool-lourdes.org.uk for more information and an application form.
ANIMATE + a new initiative the Youth Service is trying this year. The aim is to help grow young leaders from our schools and parishes. We are inviting any young person in year 10 up to the age of 21 to apply to be part of the Animate+ Team.
Suitable applicants would be young people who want to develop or learn new skills such as public speaking or working with small groups; as well as developing their own faith through interacting with the full Animate Team
This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to ‘dip a toe in the water’ of the full Animate Team and discover more about youth ministry and gain valuable work experience that can be added to any future college/university/work applications.
CONFIRMATIONS: Please note that the time is coming for candidates for Confirmation (Year 8). If your children were not confirmed in Junior School, please encourage them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next year. The preparation scheme for Confirmation is going ahead this year. High Schools will be visited after Christmas by the Animate Team.
“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given.” - St Francis of Assisi:
One of the holiest works, one of the best exercises of piety, that we can practice in this world, is to offer sacrifices, alms and prayer for the dead. (St Augustine)
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.
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 T. 01942 822324.
BAPTISMS: In order to arrange a baptism, please collect an application form from the Sacristy after one of the weekend Masses.
REPOSITORY: Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, Cribs, some Christmas decorations & Catholic Diaries for 2020 now available.
NOVEMBER is the month of the Holy Souls and all Masses are offered for our deceased families, friends and benefactors who we ask to be included on the parish Pious List. Dedicated envelopes are now available for your donation and note of those for whom you wish Mass to be offered. Please return envelope (with offertory envelope number if a gift aider) to sacristy or presbytery.
THE CHURCH PORCH is currently locked after Mass and services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause but it was felt to be necessary due to a person hanging around the church grounds. The police are aware of this situation. If you see any vehicle you think is involved in drugs on the car park please do not approach but take a note of the registration and pass it on to us.
CHORLEY CHORAL: next concert on Saturday 16th November at 7.30 pm in St Lawrence’s church. Conducted by Alan Winstanley, accompanied by Peter Morrison. The Society will sing the Missa Solemnis for St Cecilia (Gounod) and other French Romantic Music. Tickets £10 from Maria Hill or on the door.
CATHOLIC SINGLES is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498
PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH – please give your final monies to Sheila as soon as possible.
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)
LIVERPOOL ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN TRUSTEES INC
Registered Charity No.232709