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SUNDAY XIX IN ORDINARY TIME
9th AUGUST 2020
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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THE RE- OPENING OF THE CHURCH
FOR SUNDAY MASS

Jesus made the disciples
get into the boat and go
on ahead to the other
side while he would
send the crowds away.
After sending the
crowds away he went up
into the hills by himself 
to pray. When evening
came , he was there
alone, while the boat, by
now far out on the lake,
was battling with a
heavy sea, for there was
a head- wind. In the
fourth watch of the
night he went towards
them , walking on the
lake, and when the disciples saw him walking on the lake
they were terrified . ‘It is a ghost’ they said, and cried out in
fear. But at once Jesus called out to them , saying , ‘Courage!
It is I! Do not be afraid.’ It was Peter who answered . ‘Lord,’
he said ‘if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water .’
‘Come’ said Jesus. Then Peter got out of the boat and started 
walking towards Jesus across the water, but as soon as he felt
the force of the wind, he took fright and began to sink. ‘Lord!
Save me!’ he cried. Jesus put out his hand at once and held
him. ‘Man of little faith,’ he said ‘why did you doubt ?’ And as
they got into the boat the wind dropped . The men in the boat
bowed down before him and said, ‘Truly, you are the Son of
God. Mat t h e w 14:2 2- 33

WHEN YOU COME TO ST JOSEPH’S please follow the instructions of our
volunteers who will be happy to offer you gel for your hands and show you to your
seating area. For track and trace you will need to leave your name and a contact
number. You must wear a mask. Please note that there are no toilet facilities
available. You will also be offered hand gel when leaving the church.
Only the disabled can enter by the ramp and disabled door, because the stewards
will need to let them through in the foyer. There will be no singing or handshake
sign of peace. Holy Communion will be given at the usual point of the Mass, only
on the hand, but please stay in your benches. The ministers will come round the
Church with Holy Communion. Church capacity is 50 and no more than that can
be admitted at one time.
Please observe social distancing. 1 metre is the legal minimum but better to keep
to 2 metres if you can. We have tried to arrange the church seating so as to
guarantee two metres separation.
The collection will be as you leave church. There is no holy water in the stoups.
Please do not put your fingers in the stoups. Thank you.
It is very important that you DO NOT come to church if you are not well for any
reason. We may check temperatures, and anyone persistently coughing will be
asked to leave. Please seek medical advice and get better soon. The usual
Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended.
We would like more volunteers to help us out. You need to be under 70 and with
no underlying health problems. Please ring the parish office for more details.
01257 480237.

AT ST JOSEPH’S
Sun 9th      NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
11.30 Mass   Dorothy Witherington (LD)
 Sun 16th THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
11.30 Mass – Parishioners

AT ST MARY’S CHORLEY PR7 2SR
 Sat 8th St Dominic
15.00 Baptism – Esme Jane Cooke
16.00-16.45 Open-air Confessions – presbytery garden, house porch if raining.
17.00 Mass –
17.45 Baptism – Oliver Dorian Majda
 Sun 9th
 NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
10.00 Mass – Parishioners
 Mon 10th
 St Laurence, Deacon and Martyr
12.00 Mass – John and Monica Ormerod (Wedding Diamond Jubilee)
 Tues 11th
 St Clare of Assisi
12.00 Mass – Terry and Kathleen McCarrick RIP
 Wed 12th
 St Jane Frances de Chantal
12.00 Mass – Mary Monaghan Sp Int.
 Thurs 13th
 Ss Pontian and Hippolytus
12.00 Mass – Robert Ashton (LD)
 Fri 14th
 St Maximilian Kolbe
12.00 Mass – Deacon David Balmer (A)
 Sat 15th
16.00-16.45 Open-air Confessions – presbytery garden, house porch if raining.
17.00 Mass – Young Man (LD)
17.45 Baptism – Teddy Adams
 Sun 16th THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
10.00 Mass – Private Intention
The Solemnity of the Assumption this year is moved from Saturday to Sunday,
and takes precedence over the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND
including: Emeritus Pope Benedict, 
and all at Grove House & Marley Court.

RECENTLY DECEASED: on August 4th, Tom Murphy (77), husband of Mary, father of
Andrew, Michelle, Sheila and Nuala. Requiem Mass will be on Friday 21st August at
14.30 here at St Joseph’s, followed by cremation at Charnock Richard at 15.30. May
he rest in peace.

BAPTISMS are now being celebrated once more. Please e-mail for a Baptism
Application Form and return it by e-mail or to the Parish Office. They will take place on
Sundays at 12.15, after the 11.30 Mass. Maximum numbers 30.

COLLECTIONS: Thank you for your continued support.  Later this month we will let
you know how much money has been received since the restrictions on church
attendance came in. Donations have been coming in fits and starts so it’s been rather difficult to report on a regular basis. Thank you to our parishioner who has donated, for
several years now, the annual cost of the parish website – a resource more important
than ever.

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

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. Weekday
Mass Mon - Fri.: 08:30 and 12 noon Sat. 08.30. Exposition of the Most Blessed
Sacrament: Tues Wed 13.00-16.00 with Rosary 13.00. Holy Hour with Songs of
praise Thurs 15.00-16.00. Fr. Stanley at St Joseph’s Chorley is now streaming all his
Masses. See www.churchservices.tv/churches/ for both local parishes. 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.

CATHOLIC PICTORIAL can be viewed online at www.catholicpic.cCHORLEY 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.

PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, FOR ALL OUR SAKES: Get Chorley
clear of the virus. We have seen too many new infections especially in Blackburn, but
also in parts of Greater Manchester – hence Blackrod, Aspull and Horwich. Preston is
also causing concern. We don’t want another lockdown, so we must be careful, given
that we are surrounded on three sides by worse-infected areas.

CHORLEY TOGETHER COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Call 01257 515151 and press
zero when prompted, or email contact@chorley.gov.uk

QUOTATIONS ON THE GOSPEL
Peter was the only one who walked on water besides Jesus, but he was also the only
one who got out of the boat. Until you make a decision to believe, and then act on it,
nothing will happen.
Trusting God is like Peter walking on water. As soon as you stop trusting Him, you
start sinking.
Don’t look at the size of the waves. Keep your eyes fixed on the One whose voice the
waves obey.
You can stay in the boat and watch the miracle, or step out of the boat and become
part of the miracle.
When you are drowning in fear, doubt or discouragement, don’t forget: Your Lifeguard
walks on water.
Emmanuel Cardinal Suhard (Archbishop of Paris 1940-49) said: "To be a witness does
not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a
living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if
God did not exist.
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for August
“May all those whose livelihoods depend on the sea, 





Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden 
Secretary: Mr Frank Webster

Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28, Bolton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NA
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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