Anderton St Joseph's       

Anderton St Joseph’s Catholic Church

27th  May 2018

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they all saw him, they worshipped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."    [Mt 28:16-20]

Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners
09.00Mass – Teresa Dunderdale (A) 

Mon 28th
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Tues 29th
09.10 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Wed 30th 
10.00Mass – Joseph Cross (A)

Thurs 31st 
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Fri 1st June St Justin Martyr
09.10Mass – Teresa Brocklehurst (L.D.)

Sat 2nd
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sat 16.45Vigil Mass – Parishioners
09.00Mass – Catherine & John Derbyshire (A)
12.15 Baptism

Please pray for Pope Benedict, all the sick and the housebound.
“Heal Thy servants, O Lord, who are sick and who put their trust in Thee.
Send them help, O Lord, and comfort from thy Holy Place.”

COLLECTIONS: Offertory last week: £412. Many thanks for all your support and generosity.  Cheques given to the parish should be made payable to: St Joseph’s Anderton (068) Parish A/C. Next retiring collection is next weekend for Priests in Retirement – dedicated envelopes are available in the porch for those who wish to gift aid their donations.

WELCOME Fr Ball and thank you for being with us this weekend.

Saturday 9th June 10.00:  First Holy Communions Mass
18th – 22nd June CHORLEY ANNUAL WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE: Coach leaves Chorley early on 18th June – cost £304.50. Contact Jose Noblett, Tel: 01257 265498.
Saturday 7th July at 13.00 in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.  Priestly Ordination of Philip Carr, Anthony Kelly and Carl Mugan who at present are deacons. Please keep these men in your prayers.  Each parish has received five free tickets. If you would like to attend and support these men on their ordination day, please let me know. Make a day out of it.
Fri 7th – Sun 9th Sept. Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage And Congress in Liverpool. The full details are on the notice board in the narthex. Plenty of room for the Saturday event: a stage led conference with Bishop Robert Barron at the Echo Arena, Liverpool (capacity 10,000). Separate Sat. youth event also. 

SPUC asks you to sign their petition to the Government concerning the proposals to restrict peaceful public protests near abortion clinics. The paper version is in the church porch and you can sign online at

CHILDREN’S LITURGY – “LITTLE CHURCH” every Sunday morning at the 09.00 Mass for children. See Clare Gannon for details.

THE SVP MASS with the sick and housebound takes place on Wednesday 25th July at 12.00 noon and the SVP would be glad to receive any donations of small items suitable for a raffle. Thank you.

FOOTPATH through the church and school grounds will be closed for 24 hrs from 09.00 Monday 28th May.  For clarification - this is not a public right of way.

DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2018 came into force on 25th May. If anyone would like to withdraw their personal information from the parish office (email address, telephone number or come off the sick list in future newsletters) then please contact the parish office. Thank you.

FRIDAY FILM SESSIONS: We next meet on Friday 1st June at 14.00 at St Mary’s in the presbytery. During the summer months, we will meet fortnightly.

BISHOP MARK DAVIES and several other Archbishops and Bishops have accused the Government of betraying its manifesto promise on Catholic Schools. The 50% cap on Catholic children intake to new schools has not been lifted by this present Government, as it had obviously promised to do so. Bishop Davies’ article can be found on the notice board in the narthex. It is worth reading.

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY - The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons in the very life of God.
The feast of the Blessed Trinity was introduced in the ninth century and was only inserted in the general calendar of the Church in the fourteenth century by Pope John XXII. But the cultus of the Trinity is, of course, to be found throughout the liturgy. Constantly the Church causes us to praise and adore the thrice-holy God who has so shown His mercy towards us and has given us to share in His life.

PARISH MASS BOOKS: we have changed Mass books, to Year B Volume 2.

MANCHESTER ARENA 2017: 22nd May was the first Anniversary of this dreadful crime and we remember in our prayers the 22 dead, the many injured, and all their families together with the emergency services personnel who coped with the aftermath.

POPE FRANCIS (from “Gaudete et Exsultate”)
“A community that cherishes the little details of love, whose members care for one another and create an open and evangelizing environment, is a place where the risen Lord is present, sanctifying it in accordance with the Father’s plan.”
“I do not believe in holiness without prayer, even though that prayer need not be lengthy or involve intense emotions.”

APF- MILL HILL: in Liverpool diocese, the Annual Red Box Summer Mass for all supporters will be in St Helen’s Church, Crosby on Saturday 16th June at 12.00 noon. ALL ARE WELCOME.
The latest Magazine for Red Box holders is now available in the church porch. Please take your copy and if you know of a holder who can’t get to church please feel free to take a copy for them.

PARISH GIFT AID SCHEME: the letters certifying the amount each donor in the scheme has given in the tax year 2017 – 2018 are now available and if not hand delivered to your address will be here in the church porch. Thank you to all who participate in the scheme.  Any taxpayers wishing to join, please have a word with Jennifer who will be in the porch after Masses this weekend and next.

LITTLE CHURCH meet during 09.00 Sunday Mass, for the benefit of the children, so they can hear the Bible readings at a level suited to their age and understanding.

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.

MAY IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY: Please remember to offer a decade of your Rosaries for new vocations to the Priesthood, and for those presently studying in seminary. Thank you.

ST GREGORY'S INAUGURAL BEER FESTIVAL:  Fri 13 July 19.00-22.00 and Sat 14 July starting at 13.00. Fr Graeme Dunne is organizing this open-air event in the grounds of St Gregory's. A chance to meet and enjoy each others’ company. This is the first at St Gregory's but is built on the success of those run at St Anthony's Liverpool. Good beers and good company - what more could you ask for? 16 beers 4 ciders and a small selection of wines. Pies will also be available. Tickets £4.90

ST JOSEPH’S BOWLING CLUB invites you to come along to social bowling sessions on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, weather permitting.  Enjoy a friendly game of bowls, tea and biscuits in a lovely spot.  Newcomers and novices very welcome and some friendly tuition is available if desired. £1 per session.

OUR CHURCH SOUND SYSTEM:  seems to be working a lot better now (thanks to Mike Gannon!), but it would be good to have the option of a radio microphone (which doesn’t crackle terribly) and a hand-held microphone, for when the priest is not at the lectern or altar, for example, speaking to the children, or when we do Stations of the Cross with a different person reading each Station. We are looking into it.  

Evangelization – The Mission of Laity
“That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.”

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)
Registered Charity No.232709