Saturday, 21 March 2020

Laetare Sunday update

Dear Friends,

This Sunday is the fourth of Lent - Laetare - Rejoice! 

The Antiphon from Isiah 66:10-11 tells even those who are mourning to rejoice because they will find consolation in God's grace. 

Likewise the Psalm today - The Lord's my Shepherd.
"If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and your staff, with these you give me comfort."

A reminder that although there is no public celebration of Mass, I will be offering the Holy Sacrifice in private (with the angels) for all your intentions at this time.

Each Sunday the church will be open during the hours of daylight for you to make a visit, long or short, before the Blessed Sacrament. Come and say the Rosary, make the Stations of the Cross, make a Spiritual Communion or just pop in to say a short prayer and light a candle. (See previous post for links to on-line and TV Masses and making a Spiritual Communion.)

Your Mass intentions will still be offered as requested: this week for...

James and Dorothy Preston

Jean and Ella Shaw

Thomas and Joan Kelly

Fr Gerald Dunn

Deceased members and friends of the Lancashire Infirm Clergy Fund

Veronica Neilson

Your Prayers are asked for all the sick, including: Rita Sarbrick, Rosena Stacey, Vivienne Lee, Tom Miller, Paul Casey, Linda Melling, Tilly Gee, Kathleen Ward, Clare Butler, Maureen MacDonald, Louie Baines, Maureen O'Brien, Margaret McNiff, Elle Miller, Mark Duncan, Hild Gibbons, Bill Sutton, Barbara Fow, Mary Ann Monaghan, Bernard Lawson, Mick Marshall, Carol Parkinson, Margaret Cheston, Eric Neilson, Alan Cottam, Seámus McLoughlin.

We pray for those who are housebound & for those who love  & care for them.
O Mary conceived without sin - Pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Our planned meeting to organise the Summer Féte on 2nd April will obviously not now take place.
Hopefully we can re-arrange the Féte for later in the summer months.


I've had enquiries about the 100 Club. This will continue to run and winners will be contacted.


Wednesday 25th March is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.
"And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us."
God keep you,

Fr Simon.

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