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   SUNDAYS XXIV and XXV 
12th and 19th SEPTEMBER 2012 

                        Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. 
                        On the way he put this question to his disciples ,
                        ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist ,’ they said
                        ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets .’ ‘But you,’ he asked
                      ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him,
                        ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.
                            And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously ,
 to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes , and to be put to death ,
 and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly.
 Then, taking him aside , Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples 
 he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way
 but man’s.’
                        He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower
 of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save
 his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’ 
Mar k 8:27- 35

25th Sunday: After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; 
and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples ; he was telling them , 
‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; 
and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand
 what he said and were afraid to ask him.
            They came to Capernaum , and when he was in the house he asked them , ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest .
 So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make 
himself last of all and servant of all.’ 
            He then took a little child, set him in front of them , put his arms round him, and said to them ,
 ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name , welcomes me; and anyone who 
welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’ Mark 9:30- 37


Sat 11th
17.00                   Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)

Sun 12th           TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Sun10.00           Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30                 Mass – Sandra Smith

Mon 13th
Tues 14th        EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
10.00                Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Wed 15th        Our Lady of Sorrows
Thurs 16th      St Cornelius, St Cyprian, St Edith of Wilton
Fri 17th          St Robert Bellarmine, St Hildegard of Bingen
10.00              Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 
Sat 18th
17.00              Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley 

Sun 19th       TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                       St Theodore of Canterbury, bishop
Sun.10.00       Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30              Mass – Jack Mounsey (LD)

Mon 20th      St Andrew Kim-Taegon & Companions, Korean martyrs
Tues 21st     St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
10.00             Mass – Sabina Brady
Wed 22nd
Thurs 23rd    St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Fri 24th        Our Lady of Walsingham
10.00            Mass - Olive Wilson
Sat 25th
17.00            Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)

Sun 26th     TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Sun.10.00    Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30           Mass – Joe Bailey

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND
Emeritus Pope Benedict, Joan Bailey, Stan Bolton, Francis Brennan, Gerard Clarke, 
John Fearnhead, Mary Fearnhead, Philip Fishwick, 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, 
Eamonn Neary, Heidi O’Neill, Barrie Swift, Alan Taylor, Irene Tootell, Peter Warren, 
Betty Wignall, and all at Grove House & Marley Court.

PRAYER DURING THIS PANDEMIC 
Act of Spiritual Communion: For those occasions when we can't be in our churches,
 an act of Spiritual Communion can help us keep Christ at the centre of our 
lives as we worship and pray at home.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and
unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

A Prayer for Persons Suffering from the Coronavirus
You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon.
Ps 91:5-6
Merciful God, hear our fervent prayer for all who suffer from the coronavirus. May 
those who are infected receive the proper treatment and the comfort of your healing 
presence. May their caregivers, families and neighbours be shielded from the 
onslaught of the virus. Give solace to those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Protect 
and guide those who strive to find a cure, that their work may conquer the disease and
restore communities to wholeness and health. Help us to rise above fear. We ask all 
this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes, and in the name of your Son, 
Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 
“Everything is a reminder of the Cross. We ourselves are made in the shape of a 
cross.” – St John Vianney
“In difficult moments, I will fix my gaze upon the silent Heart of Jesus stretched on the 
Cross, and from the exploding flames of His merciful Heart, will flow down upon me 
power and strength to keep fighting.” – St. Faustina
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. 
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and 
gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
“This is the “folly” of the cross: a folly capable of changing our sufferings into a 
declaration of love for God and mercy for our neighbour.” – Pope Benedict XVI
“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.“ – Saint
Rose of Lima. 

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.

THE BIG SUNDAY FESTIVAL - 12TH SEPTEMBER AT ST GREGORY’S WELD BANK; 13.00-17.00 
The Chorley Catholic Network of Catholic Laity will be hosting ‘The Big Sunday Festival’ at St Gregory’s
 this Sunday 12th September.
Can we firstly thank all the parishioners who have generously given to St Joseph’s tombola stall. 
This is our parish contribution to the event.
This is a great opportunity to share your faith and to see what the faith communities are doing in Chorley.
 Bring your own picnic or why not enjoy delicious refreshments from the St Gregory’s stand. 
There will be live music and something for the children, young and older. 
Please do come along and support this event.

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. 

CHURCH CLEANING: We are hoping to recommence regular cleaning sessions. We
really do need some new helpers so please consider if you would like to get involved.If
you would like more information in the meantime please get in touch with Jennifer 
01257 489569 or e mail jenrics@btinternet.com

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER
We pray that we will make courageous choices for a simple 
and environmentally sustainable lifestyle , rejoicing in our 
young people who are resolutely committed. 



                                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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