Anderton St Joseph's        


19th May 2019

When Judas had gone, Jesus said:
‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified,
and in him God has been glorified.
If God has been glorified in him,
God will in turn glorify him in himself,
and will glorify him very soon.
‘My little children,
I shall not be with you much longer.
I give you a new commandment:
love one another;
just as I have loved you,
you also must love one another.
By this love you have for one another,
everyone will know that you are my disciples.’

Sat 18th
16.15 – 16.30Confessions 
16.45Vigil Mass – James Clinch

09.00Mass – Philip Rawcliffe (A)

Mon 20thSt Bernardine of Siena,  
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

Tues 21st Ss Christopher Magallanes, Priest, and companions, Martyrs
09.10Mass – Eileen Wooton (90th Birthday Blessings)
Perpetual Succour Novena

Wed 22ndSt Rita of Cascia, Religious
10.00Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Thurs 23rd
09.10Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Fri 24th 
09.30Mass with the School & First Communicants – William Phalen (A)

Sat 25thSt Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor of the Church; St Aldhelm 
Abbot of Malmesbury
13.00Nuptial Mass - Craig Anthony Buckley & Kimberley Jane Wignall
16.00-16.35Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Sun 26th SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (p. 273) 
Sat 16.45Mass – Parishioners
09.00Mass – Florence & Dinah Ackroyd, Mary Howard & May Jacobs

RECENTLY DECEASED: Mary Bannister, at Grove House.

LITTLE CHURCH during 09.00 Sunday Mass, for the benefit of the little children. 

COLLECTIONS: Offertory last week £409; Priests Training Fund £93. Many thanks for your support and generosity. Any cheques for the parish should be made payable to St Joseph’s Anderton (068) Parish a/c. Retiring Collection this week is for the SVP.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS: Please pray for our children and their families on this very special time in their spiritual lives and that this will be the start of frequent reception of the Eucharist.

A CELEBRATORY MASS ON FRIDAY 24th MAY at 9.30 am will be attended by the whole school with the First Communicants in their Communion day apparel. At the end of Mass, Our Lady’s Statue will be crowned. Parishioners are warmly invited to go over to school for tea and cake with the First Communicants after Mass.

GIFT AID STATEMENTS for 2018/2019 for taxpayers have been delayed due to an error in documentation from the Diocese but they will be issued as soon as possible on receipt of the correct paperwork.

ST JOSEPH’S MUSIC GROUP meet next on Wednesday 29th May at 7.00 pm in church to prepare for the Vigil Mass on Saturday 1st June. School children are very welcome to join the practice and the MASS ON 1ST JUNE WILL BE A FAMILY MASS when we hope families will make a special effort to come to this Mass.

REMINDER: ASCENSION DAY has gone back to the Thursday, so THURSDAY 30TH MAY is the feast of the Ascension and is a Holyday of Obligation. Pentecost is 9th June. Trinity Sunday 16th June. Corpus Christi is on Sunday 23rd June.  

Listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, and the whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to glorify the sublimity of that sovereign Artist who has given them being. - St. Paul of the Cross
If there is anyone who is not enlightened by this sublime magnificence of created things, he is blind. If there is anyone who, seeing all these works of God, does not praise Him, he is dumb; if there is anyone who, from so many signs, cannot perceive God, that man is foolish. - St. Bonaventure 
Truly, matters in the world are in a bad state; but if you and I begin in earnest to reform ourselves, a really good beginning will have been made. - St. Peter of Alcantara
Let him never cease from prayer who has once begun it, be his life ever so wicked; for prayer is the way to amend it, and without prayer such amendment will be much more difficult. - St. Teresa of Avila 
How often I failed in my duty to God, because I was not leaning on the strong pillar of prayer. St. Teresa of Avila 
One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer. - St. Teresa of Avila 
Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church. - St. Thomas More
There is no sin nor wrong that gives man such a foretaste of Hell in this life as anger and impatience. - St. Catherine of Siena
From what does such contrariness arise in habitually angry people, but from a secret cause of too high an opinion of themselves so that it pierces their heart when they see any man esteem them less than they esteem themselves? An inflated estimation of ourselves is more than half the weight of our wrath. - St. Thomas More
We should all realize that no matter where or how a man dies, if he is in the state of mortal sin and does not repent, when he could have done so and did not, the Devil tears his soul from his body with such anguish and distress that only a person who has experienced it can appreciate it. - St. Francis of Assisi 
Nothing can be more dangerous than keeping wicked companions. They communicate the infection of their vices to all who associate with them.- St. John Baptiste de la Salle
Another weapon the devil employs is immodesty, or more frankly, impurity. My dear children, be on your guard. The devil will tempt you with bad books, bad thoughts, or the foul conversation of a companion. When any such fellow approaches you, say to yourself, This is a minister of Satan. And let these wretches who indulge in foul conversation say to himself, I am a minister of Satan because I help him ruin souls! St. John Bosco
Peace and union are the most necessary of all things for men who live in common, and nothing serves so well to establish and maintain these as the forbearing charity whereby we put up with one another's defects. - St. Robert Bellarmine
The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus. - St. Robert Bellarmine  
Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.” St. Rose of Lima
 A warm welcome to all our visitors and to any new members of our parish who share with us today's Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We are pleased that you have come to join us in our community of faith. New Parishioners, please take a copy of the Parish Directory, available in the church porch or ask at the Repository. New Parishioners are also invited to complete their contact details on the forms available in the church porch and hand them in to the sacristy.

REPOSITORY: Cards for all occasions, Bibles, missals, medals, crucifixes, silver crosses & much more. If not in stock we can order for you.

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. For the chaplaincy service at Royal Preston Hospital please ring 01772 522435. For the chaplaincy service at Wigan Infirmary please ring 01942 822324.

SCOUT GROUP CAR WASH: The Scout Group will be holding a car wash on Sunday 19 May to raise funds for the group. We will be washing cars from 10.00 am for anyone who wants their car washing after Mass. 

BANNS OF MARRIAGE: Craig Anthony Buckley and Kimberley Jane Wignall to be married here at St Joseph’s on Saturday 25th May at 13.00 Nuptial Mass.

QUESTION TIME ABOUT SYNOD 19.30 Monday 20th May at St Mary’s Parish Centre. Panel of Five chaired by Chris Coyne. All welcome. No charge. Come with your questions! About the Synod or whatever……. 
Panel consists of Fr Graeme Dunne (St Gregory’s), Kate Wilkinson (Chaplain All Hallows High School Penwortham), Rev. Cynthia Dowdle (Anglican Chaplain Hope University), Dominic Murphy (a Synod Youth Member Chorley area). And the Dean!
Should be an interesting evening with a variety of viewpoints!

CHURCH FOOTPATH & GROUNDS – the gate through from the church grounds to the school will be closed for 24 hours from 9 am on Monday 27th May until 9 am on Tuesday 28th. 


That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

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