SUNDAY XIV IN ORDINARY TIME
5th July 2020
NO SERVICES HERE AT ST JOSEPHS - SERVICES AT ST MARY’S CHORLEY
Sun 5th Fourteenth Sunday of the Year (A)
No services as yet
Mon-Fri 11.00-13.00 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament except for 12.00 Mass.
Mon 6th St Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr 12.00Mass - Tues 7thSaint Hedda, bishop (705) 12.00Mass -
12.00Mass - Thurs 9thSs Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and companions, Martyrs 12.00Mass -
12.00Mass - Sat 11th St Benedict, abbot, patron of Europe 17.00Mass - Sun 12thFifteenth Sunday of the Year 10.30Mass -
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND
including: Emeritus Pope Benedict,
and all at Grove House & Marley Court.
Recently deceased: Fr Bernard Eager, retired Parish Priest of St Catherine of Siena, Lowton.
LETTER FROM THE DEAN ABOUT CHURCHES REOPENING
Dear Parishioners, Priests and Deacons of the Chorley Pastoral Area,
The Priests of the Pastoral Area met on Tuesday 30th June to discuss the implementation of the cautious re-opening of churches for public worship. Whilst all present acknowledged the great desire of people wishing to return to church, Mass, and Holy Communion, we were also very aware of the restrictions placed upon us in doing so. In the light of the age and health of some of the Priests, the restrictions in place and the number of volunteers needed, it was decided that in the first instance we would only open two churches for Mass. This would be St Gregory’s and St Mary’s which are both large churches with easy access, and where a one way system can be followed easily.
Mass times will be as follows:
St Gregory’s: Monday - Saturday 8:30am, Sunday 9:30am
(Masses will continue to be LiveStreamed behind closed doors at the other Mass times)
St Mary’s Monday - Friday 12:00 noon, Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am
It is important to emphasise that the Sunday obligation has not been re-instated; people who are shielding or at risk should not feel obliged to attend Mass; people who have had any symptoms of COVID 19 should not attend for at least 14 days after the symptoms first appeared. Those who can are encouraged to attend a weekday Mass so that those who cannot, can attend at the weekend without the churches being overcrowded.
Restrictions that will be in place include the wearing of face masks and giving personal details for track and trace purposes. Social distancing of 1 metre+ will be observed and so maximum numbers of 80 (St Gregory’s) and 120 (St Mary’s) are allowed.
Some churches may open for private prayer and the celebration of the other Sacraments (restrictions of 30 people attending), please see your parish newsletters or websites for individual information.
As Priests we realise that this cautious approach may disappoint some Parishioners (and Priests) but it was felt that the safety of all is paramount and that it is better to be safe than sorry. The re-opening of churches will be reviewed locally and by the Archdiocese on a regular basis. Please continue to pray for each other and keep safe.
God bless you all
Fr Graeme Dunne (Dean of the Chorley Pastoral Area)
HOLY MASS CAN BE VIEWED BY INTERNET STREAMING: All Masses from St Gregory’s are streamed: Weekend Mass: Sat 18.00, Sun 09.30, 11.00 and 18.30
Weekday Mass Mon - Fri.: 08:30 and 12 noon Sat. 08.30. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament daily 13.00-16.00 with Rosary 13.00. See www.churchservices.tv/churches/ EWTN Catholic TV is on Sky 589, or available on satellites Astra 2G and Hotbird 13D. Or by internet: See ewtn.co.uk/get-EWTN.
IN VIEW OF RE-OPENING ST JOSEPH’S ANDERTON, HOPEFULLY IN A FEW WEEKS’ TIME, WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO ACT AS STEWARDS, A MINIMUM OF FOUR FOR EACH MASS.
There has to be a one way system in place.
Hands have to be gelled upon entering
Names and telephone numbers have to be given for track and trace
Face masks must be worn
After Mass all benches have to be wiped down.
Volunteers must be under age 70 and with no underlying health conditions.
Please ring if you are willing to volunteer for a weekend Mass. Sunday 11.30 is a likely time. We will not be back on the old timetable as yet.
CAFOD WALK: On 11th July, 3 of our parishioners, Kate Whittle, Bernadette Crosby and Chris Dewhurst will walk 5km/3.1 miles to raise money for and awareness of the above appeal. In the world’s poorest countries, health care systems are not coping with Coronavirus and families are going hungry because people cannot go out to earn money. Cafod is helping protect and improve the lives of our sisters and brothers during this global emergency. Please help us by making a donation online at:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cafodprestoncv or call Chris Dewhurst on 07467948766
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.
DO YOU NEED FOOD? St Laurence’s Chorley: usually Sundays 1pm, Tuesdays 1pm and Fridays 5pm. You do not need a referral from any organisation. The food is free and available for ONE HOUR ONLY and you are welcome on the day.
WHAT IS IN THE BOX AT THE CHURCH DOOR? Newsletters, Catholic newspapers, Standing Order mandate forms and Mass Intention envelopes. Don’t leave money in the box, please. Please observe hygiene rules when accessing the box, in case of virus spread.
Please e-mail the office if you want a STANDING ORDER form sending to you. This is very important for the parish. Please do not leave any money in the box for the above items, rather post the money through the house letterbox at 28 Bolton Road opposite the Coop car park.
THANK YOU to those who have also taken the trouble to set up standing orders or to send cheques or envelopes or donations. Your help is much appreciated. Any cheques should be made payable to St Joseph’s Parish A/C (068).
KNITTED OR CROCHETED HEARTS: Many thanks for all those handed in. Patients and nursing staff are very appreciative of them, especially when the very sick are not able to be visited by their relatives.
GIFT AIDERS: The letters certifying your donations for the tax year 19-20 have now been prepared and will reach you at your address shortly. For any queries contact Jennifer on 480569.
NEW ONLINE GIVING FACILITY TO OUR PARISH: You can donate directly to our parish. Just click on the link and follow the instructions. https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-joseph-anderton
CATHOLIC PICTORIAL can be viewed online at www.catholicpic.co.uk CHORLEY TOGETHER COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Call 01257 515151 and press zero when prompted, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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