Anderton St Joseph's        

Sunday s XIII and XIV in Ordinary Time

26th June and 3rd July 2022

Sat 25th 
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley (Confessions 16.15-16.45)
 Sun 26th
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Marion Kerins 
12.15 Baptisms 
 Mon 27th
 St John Southworth
 Tues 28th St Irenaeus of Lyon
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
10.30 Christian Meditation group 
19.30 Vigil Mass of Saints Peter and Paul – Roger Kellett 
 Wed 29th
 SS PETER AND PAUL (Mass book p. 177/180)
09.30 Mass at Sacred Heart, Chorley or St Gregory’s Weld Bank
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion (Deacon Norman) 
12.00 Mass at St Mary’s, Chorley
18.30 Mass at Sacred Heart, Chorley or St Gregory’s Weld Bank 
[St Mary’s Horwich probably 10.00 and 19.00]
 Thurs 30th First Martyrs of the See of Rome
 Fri 1st  July St Oliver Plunkett
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
 Sat 2nd
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s, Chorley 
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Joan and Joe Bailey
 Mon 4th St Elizabeth of Portugal
 Tues 5th St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
10.30 Christian Meditation group 
 Wed 6th St Maria Goretti
 Thurs 7th
 Fri 8th
10.00 Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion
Sat 9th St Augustine Zhao Rong and Chinese Martyrs 
17.00 Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
 Sun 10th
Sun.10.00 Mass at St Mary’s Chorley
11.30 Mass – Simon Mullen 

Retiring collection next weekend (3rd July) is for the Restoration Fund.

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

A WARM WELCOME to Fr Patsy Foley who will celebrate Mass next weekend, while Fr Marsden’s is away on annual leave. Also, grateful thanks to Fr Francis Ball who will cover the Vigil Mass for St Peter and Paul’s Day. 

DATES AVAILABLE FOR BAPTISMS: 24th July, 28th August, 25th September

The Mass for the Holyday of Obligation, St Peter and Paul, will be on Tuesday evening at 19.30. The Eucharistic Service on Wednesday at 10.00 is just for those who do not have transport to get to Mass in adjoining parishes.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK AND THE HOUSEBOUND: Emeritus Pope Benedict, Joan Bailey, Stan Bolton, Francis Brennan, John Campbell, Gerard Clarke, John Fearnhead, Mary Fearnhead, Pat Font, Tom Fraser, William Freeman, Bob Goulding, Fr John Heaney, Cyril Hodkinson, Ellen Hodkinson, Rosemary Hough, Cathy Hull, John Kerfoot, Mary Johnston, Emma King, Gordon Lee, Fr Barry McAllister, Janet McGowan, Finton McPeake, Fr Laurence Mayne, Val McGlade, Ellen Morris, Teresa O’Malia, Heidi O’Neill, Barrie Swift, Alan Taylor, Sylvia Walsh, Jean White, Betty Wignall, all at Grove House & Marley Court.

THE MEDITATION COURSE ON TUESDAY MORNINGS is spiritually beneficial. Anybody else interested, please turn up, 10.30 after the Tuesday morning Mass.

CHORLEY LIVING WATERS FOOD BANK has enjoyed great support from all sections of the community. The Food Bank now needs new items. They take in donations at the corner of Bolton St/Standish St., Tues and Fri. 10-00 – 14.00. If you can, please continue to donate and if possible give a little more.

SUNDAY CHOIR: With the full lifting of Covid restrictions, we would 
now like to reconvene the Church choir to help celebrate at the Sunday 
Mass at 11.30am. We very much welcome members old and new to 
join us. If you are interested, please contact Christa Norton or 07970 901 795 - by 1st July if 
possible so we can get an idea of numbers.
Many thanks! Christa

Today’s Gospel hears Our Blessed 
Lord calling out to each and everyone 
of us to Follow Him. He, who is the 
Truth and the Life and He, who is God. 
The call to Follow Him is different for 
each of us. Professions, marriage and 
family life, living alone life, religious life 
or vocations into the priesthood. If you 
could perhaps spare 10 minutes in 
silence and ask the Lord, ‘what do you 
want me to do’? Perhaps it could solve many answers in your personal or family problems. Following Jesus Christ is not easy because we are asked to observe The 10 Commandments, give up certain life styles and be good and holy in our every day lives. If we are honest with ourselves, we may say that following our Blessed Lord is not always easy or comfortable or a garden full of roses. It takes Faith, determination and letting our souls be in harmony with the Will of God. So whatever God is asking 
you to do, be assured that if God did not think that you could do it, then you would not be burdened with the big ask! However, you follow the Lord, be assured that God is leading you, protecting you and watching over you.

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.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: There are 13 young people from this parish who will be confirmed by Bishop Neylon on July 4th/5th at St Gregory’s Church. Please remember them in your prayers. 

Volunteers more than welcome in these great works of Christian charity. In the last  2½ years, because of COVID, they have delivered newsletters on a voluntary basis to approximately 90 homes every week, mainly to the sick, the housebound and vulnerable. We would like to thank all the parishioners who have generously donated to the SVP, especially the £1100 collected for Ukraine. Thank you. 

DONATIONS FOR UKRAINE: Grateful thanks to all who have given. We will continue to collect donations. The situation is pretty dreadful in the Donbas, around Severodonetsk, with many soldiers being wounded and killed each day, each one of them someone’s husband, father or son. Nevertheless the resistance against Putin remains strong and determined. Please pray that Ukraine may receive all the practical help it needs. 

ALPHA & RCIA COURSE INITIATIVE: There will be an Open Evening on Thursday 30th June from 7:00 pm -9:00pm at St Gregory’s for anybody who would be interested in joining the Alpha and linked RCIA course initiative, starting in September this year. Please do let us know if you would be interested in attending. Find out more about 
how Alpha works at: Please let the Parish Office know if you are interested or need more information please email The Chorley Network of Catholic Laity on:

We pray for Christian families around the world; may they
embody and experience unconditional love and advance in
holiness in their daily lives

Parish Priest: Fr Francis Marsden
Secretary: Mr Frank Webster 
Parish Office: St Joseph’s Presbytery, 28 Bolton Road, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NA
Wednesdays 10.00-13.00
Tel: 01257- 480237 or 01257- 262537 (St Mary’s Chorley)

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