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       XXIX SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
  17TH OCTOBER 2021

James and John,the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus ,‘Master,’ they said to  
                        him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them , ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’                             They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘
             You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them . ‘Can you drink the cup that I 
        must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised ?’ 
                     They replied , ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them , ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink , 
                      and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be 
baptised , but as for seats at my right hand or my left,, these 
are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted .’
When the other ten heard this they began to feel 
indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him 
and said to them , ‘You know that among the pagans their so called rulers lord it over them , 
and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; 
anyone who wants to become great among you must be your 
servant , and anyone who wants to be first among you must 
be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve , 
                     and to give his life as a ransom for many.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Sat 16th
 St Margaret Mary Alacoque, St Hedwig, St Richard Gwyn
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)

 Sun 17th
 TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Jim Nickson
Interment of Ashes – Ruth Fairclough

 Mon 18th St Luke, Evangelist
Tues 19th St Frideswide of Oxford, SS Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf
 Wed 20th
10.00 Mass – Robert Brownlow (F)
 Thurs 21st
 Fri 22nd St John Paul II, Pope
10.00 Mass – Priv Int (FM)

 Sat 23rd St John of Capestrano, St Ethelfleda abbess of Romsey
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)


Sun 24th
 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Karl Manley
12.15 Baptism – Reece Jacob Peet

Masses at St Mary’s Chorley this week: Mon 09.30 Tues, Wed, Fri. 12.00

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

RECENTLY DECEASED: Tom Squires (94) of The Asshawes. Funeral will be at 
Overdale Crematorium on Mon 25th October at 11.00. A Mass will be offered for the 
repose of his soul at 11.30 on Sun 31st October.


THE HOLY ROSARY Please offer the Rosary daily and ask Jesus and Mary for their 
help in defeating the Meacher Bill - Assisted Dying which will have its second Reading
and debate in the House of Lords on 22nd October. It is so important that this Bill will 
fail, otherwise no child, woman or man will be safe when becoming ill, infirm or old.

NATIONAL NOVENA PRAYER 13TH – 22ND OCTOBER TO DEFEAT THE 
MEACHER BILL for ‘KILLING OFF THE SICK’ 
 Merciful God, we pray with thanks and gratitude for the great spiritual 
gift of Saint John Paul II’s apostolic life and mission. Through his heavenly 
intercession we ask that the ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill be defeated and that the 
infinite worth of each human person is upheld through proper investment in 
palliative care. Grant also that we may grow in love for You and proclaim boldly 
the love of Jesus Christ to all people. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen
Our Father … Hail Mary …. Glory be …

There is a RETIRING COLLECTION this Sunday for the SVP. Donations for any 
collections can be given into the Sacristy anytime. Just place in an envelope and mark
clearly what it is for. Next week for APF World Missions

APF RED BOX HOLDERS & SUPPORTERS: We are currently making the Autumn 
collection. if possible, please empty your box and bring your donation to church , 
including your name with the money. If you need your donation collecting from home 
please ring Jen (01257 480569) or Kath (01257 483041) and we will arrange to visit 
you. Many thanks for all your support.

QUOTATIONS FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II 
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we 
ought.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything 
about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not 
listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. 
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate
the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of 
every desire
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science 
from idolatry and false absolutes.

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the 
spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole 
family - a domestic church. 
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each
member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. 
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, 
comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become 
selfish.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. 
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.


War is a defeat for humanity. Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which 
they are fought and therefore... prove ultimately futile. 
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair 
phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the 
negotiating table that could and should have prevented it. 
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that
humanity can survive.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet 
another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms 
and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us 
is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of 
slavery.
The historical experience of socialist [i.e. communist] countries has sadly 
demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases 
it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the 
street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media 
so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am
with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete 
faith and confidence. 
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.

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 INFORMATION FOR ST JOSEPH’S ANDERTON: 
* Masks must be worn in the church (unless you are exempt). No mask – no entrance.
* Hands must be gelled coming into the church and upon exit. 
* 1 metre + distancing must be maintained. Only every second pew is in use in the 
main nave of the church. However, in the left hand side aisle “under the wing” every 
bench can be used, if you are not too concerned about social distancing. Max 
capacity 70 for any service or Mass. We still need to protect the elderly and the 
vulnerable.
 Covid new infections rate in Chorley Borough is still far too high. 637
people caught Covid, equivalent to 536/100,000, in the seven days up to 10th
October. At present Chorley has the second worst rate in Lancashire, after Wyre. The
average in England is 383/100,000. Along with parts of Latvia and Lithuania, the UK
has the worst Covid rates and death rates in the whole of Europe, because of the
reckless over-reliance on vaccinations and disregard of other precautions (face
masks, hand washing, social distancing) to prevent the spread of the virus.

​DEANERY CONFIRMATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE on 3rd November at St Gregory’s 
Weld Bank and on 4th November at St Mary’s. Please remember in your prayers those
to be confirmed and their families. Thank you.

ANNUAL MASS COUNT: is now completed. Thank you to all concerned. Average at 
the moment is 55-60

LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL COLLAPSE between Church and Rishton. 
Some 40 miles of the canal emptied into a brook after the embankment over a culvert 
collapsed. Empty between Blackburn Top Lock and Barrowford Bottom Lock.


A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Back in Time in Music Night at St Mary’s Parish Centre, 
Devonshire Road, Chorley, Friday October 22nd at 19.30. Music from the 60s, 70s, 
Country and Irish with Sean Leonard and Lindsay. Hot Pot and Butter Pie. Raffle. 
Tombola. Tickets £6 from Denis on 07759 15874

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER 
Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.​



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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