13th September 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass times are as follows:-

 St. Hubert’s Dunsop Bridge.                  Saturday 12 noon.

 St Michael & St John’s Clitheroe.         Saturday 5pm.

                                                                            Sunday 9.30am.

St. Mary’s Sabden.                                       Sunday 11am. 

Mass during the week at 10am Monday – Friday in Clitheroe.
Wednesday 7pm Sabden
Saturday 12 noon in Dunsop Bridge.
St. Michael and St. John’s open for Private Prayer Saturday 11 – 12


Face-coverings are now mandatory whenever you come into church.

 (unless you are exempt for whatever reason)

Feasts this week:

Monday               The Exaltation of the Cross.

Tuesday               Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday         St. Cornelius and St. Cyprian.

Baptisms can again be celebrated in church. If you would like to arrange your babies baptism please contact Fr. Paul.

God Bless you and your families. Fr. Paul

On 27th September there will be a virtual Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life to Walsingham. It can be accessed via YouTube on Walsingham Catholic TV (https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=0aJG5juz0) or at the Basilica livestream https:// www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ Devotions will be streamed throughout the day, beginning with the Mass at 12.00. Full details are available on the website, including the programme for the day: https:// www.prolifepilgrimage.org/

After the success of our first Family is Sacred Webinar in July the Diocese is offering the full 14 week course online via zoom. The first session will take place on Wednesday 23rd September, 7:30 p.m.- 9.00 p.m. and will run every other Wednesday for 14 weeks. The course is designed to enrich and support marriage and family life and the building up of the Domestic Church. There will be input from various speakers followed by small group discussion and Q&A. All Welcome! Register your free place by emailing formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk before Tuesday 22nd

Caritas has published its latest Beacon newsletter which can be found by following this link: https:// www.caritassalford.org.uk/newsletter/

The Word This Week
Jesus tells a dramatic story in the Gospel, to make a very important point: the desperate need in our world for forgiveness and reconciliation. How many chances do we give each other? As many as seven? How often do we shut doors on people, even family and friends, saying “That’s it; you’ve just gone too far this time: never again”? When Jesus says that we must forgive seventy-seven times, he implies that we never stop forgiving, whatever happens. He doesn’t just say this, however: even when they do the worst thing that could be done to him, nailing him to a cross, Jesus puts these words into practice: “Father, forgive them…” As his disciples, we must do likewise.

Caring for Our Planet:
Thought for September, Season of Creation. The ‘Season of Creation’ is an annual celebration uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home. The season runs from September 1 to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Bishop John Arnold has sent us a message for this Season. Here is part of what he says: My dear brothers and sisters, There is no doubt that we are becoming much more aware of the damage that we have done, and are continuing to inflict, on the Earth, our common home, and the damage that is affecting the people most, in many of the poorest countries of the world, who have done least to cause it. They are enduring the worst events of seasonal change where crops are ruined and agricultural land turned to desert… It is clear that every one of us has a role to play, through simple adjustments to our daily lives, to a change in our routines and priorities. Today we turn to prayer. We must ask for the knowledge, the insight and understanding of the dangers we face. And we must ask for the Grace to make progress in uniting the determination of politicians, industry and science in caring for our brothers and sisters and our common home. Let us pray together, in this Season of Care of Creation, that God will show us the way and give us the strength and determination to achieve all that He is asking of us in caring for our common home.

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