MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK – Both parishes
Nicky Hanley RIP / Jason Welch RIP
Holy Souls NDL
Therese Laybats RIP
Dec. members of the Kelly Family
Full Recovery from Serious Illness (CW)
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OUR LADY’S and Ss PETER & PAUL’S – No Masses or services. Church can no longer open for private prayer. Fr Anders will continue to say Mass for the intentions listed above.
LATELY DEAD In your charity, please pray for the repose of the souls of THERESE LAYBATS (Mawdesley parish) and MAURINE JENNINGS (Tarleton parish). Both ladies passed away recently. May they rest in peace.
FATHERS’ DAY – Sunday 21 June Today we ask for special blessings on all fathers and their families – and pray that fathers and their children continue to find joy in their love for each other
HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION We pray that those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
MESSAGE FROM FR ANDERS Following the government’s announcement that places of worship may be open for private prayer as from 15 June, the Archbishop has decided to allow up to two churches in each pastoral area to be opened. Please note the changes from those listed in last week’s Newsletter. In our pastoral area of Leyland, the two churches are:-
- St Teresa’s RC Church, 34 Queensway, Penwortham PR1 0DS Tel. 01772 743337 http://www.catholic-penwortham-longton.btck.co.uk/
- Opening times: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am to 1pm
- St Mary’s R C Church, Broadfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1PD Tel. 01772 455955 leylandstmarys.org.uk
- Opening times: Sundays 11.30am – 12.30pm; Wednesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm
- Please keep a distance of 2m from others. A one-way system is in operation so entrance is by the side door only – on the right-hand side. Please follow the signs.
Please note: You will not be able to light candles, nor will there be any holy water.
Please wear a face mask
Use the hand sanitisers when you enter and when you leave
Do not accept a car lift from anyone who is not in your household.
Only one church will be opening in Southport, Preston and Chorley, as follows:-
Southport – St Marie’s, Seabank Road, Southport PR9 0EJ Tel. 01704 531229 www.stmariessouthport.org.uk
• Opening times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 12noon
Preston – St Clare’s, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood PR2 9HH Tel. 01772 719604 www.stclares.co.uk
• Opening times are Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday 11am to 1pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm
Chorley – St Mary’s, Mount Pleasant, Chorley PR7 2SR Tel. 01257 262357 www.stmarys-chorley.org.uk
• Opening times are Mondays to Saturdays, from 11am to 1pm
Please note that the same conditions apply to visits to any church during this period, as we slowly ease out of lockdown.
Should the infection rate (R rate) show signs of increasing then the churches will have to be closed again.
CHURCHES TOGETHER: TARLETON WALKING DAY – SATURDAY 13 JUNE
You can access photos and recordings of the event via this link on Facebook. Thanks to Fr Anders for his address, the Walking Day Committee and the O’Hare family: https://www.facebook.com/Tarleton-Walking-Day-102708574799283/
THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL REFLECTION – 12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
It is very difficult to love if we are afraid. Fear strangles our emotions and stops us from fulfilling God’s plans for us. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the apostles not to be afraid of the ‘world’.
There are times when the highly secularised society in which we live frightens us and destroys hope. But here, Jesus is telling us that the only people we should be afraid of are those who kill the soul. Of course, there are plenty of things in the world that can kill the soul: addictions of every sort, worship of material goods and possession, hatred of others etc. Jesus is assuring us that we can have complete trust in the Father.
In fact, if we do this, then we will never be afraid of the world because we know deep in our hearts that the Father is always watching over us. And even if, on occasions, we are overcome by the world, we know that we can be confident that the good God will always welcome us back in to his loving arms. Think of the father’s welcome for his lost son in the beautiful parable Jesus told of The Lost / Prodigal Son. How can we have any doubts of God’s love for us? Our Faith on Sunday
READINGS FOR 21 JUNE – 12th IN ORDINARY TIME
1st Reading: Jeremiah 20: 10-13 – He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men
Psalm 68 – In your great love answer me, O God
2nd Reading: Romans 5: 12-15 – The gift considerably outweighed the fall
Gospel: Matthew 10: 26-33 – Do not be afraid of those who kill the body
Gospel acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become the children of God. Alleluia!
Communion antiphon: The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.
THE ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
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 at least 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.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFERTORY DONATIONS DURING THE LOCKDOWN – Please see the information on this in last week’s newsletter (and all previous ‘Lockdown’ newsletters)
The Archdiocese has now issued a set of guidelines for priests and parishioners – and also set up a direct online-giving facility.
They advise against offertory envelopes being posted through presbytery doors because this increases the number of non-essential journeys being made by vulnerable people. It also requires the counting and retaining of cash in the presbytery and subsequent trips to banks / post offices – all increasing the likelihood of spreading infection.
Please see last week’s newsletter for instructions on how to donate via text, to either parish.
Locally, there is St Clare’s, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood: www.stclares.co.uk which streams Mass daily at 10am. Please follow the easy links on the website.
https://www.vaticannews.va/en Pope Francis
https://www.churchservices.tv/whats-on-now/ Great selection of Masses and other Church services https://www.lourdes-france.org/en/tv-lourdes/ Mass and daily at 2pm, the Rosary in English
https://www.livemass.org Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal)
Use the website links to EWTN, or the Archdiocese to access daily Masses
On the radio: Catholic Radio Channel 0147
Also, you may wish to try the Pray as you Go phone app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.foxcode.prayasyougo&hl=en
PRAYERS from the Archdiocese, for Stations of the Cross etc: https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/
Please email the Parish Office with details of any other online services you know of that may help parishioners at this very difficult time. We will try to include them in next week’s Newsletter.
FEAST DAYS THIS COMING WEEK
22 June – Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, 16th century martyrs
24 June – Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist
Sunday 28 June – PATRONAL FEAST DAY: Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles
USEFUL CONTACTS: GETTING HELP – WEST LANCS PARTNERSHIP Please see the May newsletters
THE ARCHDIOCESE ALSO RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING HELP LINES Please see the May newsletters
NEWS ITEMS FEATURED IN THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSE & TIMES THIS WEEK
• Cardinal Nicholls and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby pray together for church unity
• Delays in the payment of universal credit are having a catastrophic effect on the poor and their children especially
• Praying that the decision to relax lockdown restrictions is the right one
• Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Corpus Christi with just 50 people in the Basilica in Rome.
• Lord David Alton’s report asks the government – and the world – to recognise the imminent prospect of genocide in Nigeria by the Fulani militia.
• We are all successors to Jeremiah and the apostles
• When our churches finally open it won’t be ‘business as usual’.
• The dangers of misinformation about and harmful cures for Covid-19
• Not everyone in Italy is ready to return to Mass
• Spotlight on Esther Rantzen – TV journalist, presenter and campaigner
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WITH EVERY BLESSING FOR THE COMING WEEK