4th July 2021 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Larne 3rd July – 11th July

causelessly Sunday          Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

Monday          Mass 10am Clitheroe

Tuesday          Mass 10am Clitheroe

Wednesday   Mass 10am Clitheroe

Thursday        Mass 10am Clitheroe

Friday              Mass 10am Clitheroe

Sunday            Mass 12 noon Dunsop Bridge (Saturday)

Mass 5pm Clitheroe (Saturday)

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden


John Ledwick, Ann Stanley (nee Geldard)

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Marion Townsend, Kathleen Johnson (nee Jones)


Ann Stanley (nee Geldard)


The Parish Forum due to be held on July 21st has been postponed until September when hopefully there will be more to discuss.


It has been hard for many people during the Covid restrictions to keep in touch with what is happening in the Parish and I’m sure that some people are feeling isolated.  The Communications and Media Group has been discussing ways of reaching out to people and we came up with the idea of  a Buddy System which we agreed at the last Parish Forum.

Please let us know of anybody (with their permission of course) who would welcome the odd ‘phone call to talk about Parish matters and have someone to contact for information.

We are also seeking names and contact details for people who would be prepared to act as the “Buddy”.

Please contact Anthony Brown on abrown.boggarts@googlemail.com or Janet Clegg on smsj@btinternet.com with your name and contact details if you would like to be part of this scheme and we will get back to you.


Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith—-Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

Created and led by Donna Worthington, all retreats are on invitation to be rejuvenated and affirmed in faith, to know Christ better and to open up sacred space in order to listen to the Holy Spirit and experience a living spirituality that consoles, challenges and inspires.  Varied methods enable Christians to deepen their own discipleship and travel on in their faith journeys (presentation, theological discussion, stillness, prayer, creative sessions, images, music etc).

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.  For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington:

drworthington@live.co.uk https://christianretreats.live


PRACTISING THE PRESENCE OF GOD  A very practical seeking out of the wisdom of the delightful Carmelite Brother Lawrence as we explore what it means to pray and experience God as the ‘centre of rest’.

Fridays 6.30- 9pm, 9th, 16th, 23rd July (Cost £80)

GOD IN ALL THINGS   We explore Ignation understandings of this and seek to see and find God in all things – in our homes, nature, the senses etc and our journey will incorporate visiting various wells of wisdom including Saint Ignatius’ Suscipe (‘Receive’) prayer.  The retreat will be a mix of discussion, prayer, paintings, music etc.  But I always think that the best way to love God is to love many things. (Van Gogh).

Saturday 10th July 2-5pm or Monday 12th July 10am – 1pm

THE HANDLESS WOMAN  Through the depths of an ancient story ‘The Handless Woman’, we will explore the wisdom which speaks to our heroic journeying.

Saturday 24th July 10am – 1pm
SAINT JOSEPH  helper of the Incarnation, Listener to dreams, Maker, Embodier of Humility…. We walk alongside him to see what we can learn from him.  The day will also include exploring the Jungian notion of the positive animus and how the qualities in Saint Joseph can shed light on this.

Saturday 14th August 2-5pm or Monday 16th August 10am – 1pm


Walking in the cool of Eden’s evening, experiencing liminal spaces, seeking wisdom from the holy mountain, exploring the cave of humility and turning our gaze to the summit of transfiguration

A 3 hour retreat spread over the weekend with 3 x 1 hour sessions.

Saturday 28th August 11am – 12pm, then 4-5pm and

Sunday 29th August 4-5pm   Cost £20



This month we pray for all those who have been affected by the Covid virus in our community:

  • Those suffering with COVID infection
  • Those helping to restore COVID sufferers to health
  • Those working on the frontline maintaining essential services
  • Those whose education has been severely disrupted over the past year
  • Those caring for the vulnerable.

Loving Lord, as we fight this new strain of Covid,

give us the strength to face whatever happens

and the sense to do what is right to keep us safe.

Help the young people see the right way that with patience we will win over this nasty disease.

 Enfold us in Your loving arms Lord,

for we know that with you by our side we can face anything.   


A Psalm of lament and praise in a time of coronavirus

How shall we praise you, Lord, our God?

When we are locked down,

how shall we praise you?

When the doors to your house are barred,

and your people cannot assemble?

When those desperately in need of money and work

cannot even wait in the market-place?

When we have to circle round people in the street,

and to queue for shops maintaining safe distance?

When we can only communicate

by hearing on the phone,

or seeing on the screen;

or digitally messaging,

or even just waving through a window?

When we cannot meet our parents and children,

grandparents and grandchildren,

or other family members and friends?

When we cannot touch them in their flesh and blood,

to know they are really alive?

How shall we praise you?

How, like Thomas, shall we not see yet believe

that your son is raised among us?

How shall we praise you?

How can I praise you, Lord?

Are you plaguing us with this virus

to punish us because we have all done wrong,

or thought wrongly,

or felt wrongly,

or just been wrong?

If so, why do only some die,

and those, apparently, the ones who are the least worst or most caring amongst us?

Or are you trying to teach us a lesson?

If so, why is it so hard to learn?

And how are we to find the answer

when we do not even know the question?

Or are you still the same loving God,

coming to us in our sufferings

and opening up the way to new life in Jesus?


Lord, I will try to praise you.

Through gritted teeth,

I will try to praise you.

I will try to keep myself and others safe.

I will work to pray for them

and seek to help in whatever way I can.

Lord, when I cannot pray or worship

help me be aware of all your people

and your saints and angels

hovering around me,

lifting me up.

When I feel alone,

let me feel you near me,

even if only for a moment that enables me to go on.

Let me hear you say

Peace be with you”.


Lord, I will praise you.

Let all the peoples praise you.

Reproduced from The Methodist Church Website with kind permission from Revd Kenneth Howcroft.



Below is an invitation from RVY to an event at St James’ Church
on 4th July 6pm-8pm:


We would love to invite you to JOIN US for our first LIVE RVY EVENT! Book in now to be part of the summer event, July 4th, 6-8pm, at St James’ Church, Clitheroe. 

It’s just £1 for entry – book in advance on the RVY website or pay on the door for a great night, including live music, games, prizes, and the RVY shop where you can grab goodies from. 

Come with your young people, join us on July 4th, 6-8pm for an incredible night.

Please Note: The RVY team has ensured the event will be fully compliant with Covid guidelines.

A graphic to publicise the event is also attached.

Please feel free to bring this to the attention of your congregations as you wish.

You can book tickets by heading to www.rvyouth.org/rvy-event or just turn up on the door, but spaces will be limited so best to book if you can. Youth leaders are welcome to accompany youth but please let us know if you are planning on doing so!


From the Church Notice Book

January & February1936

Jan 5th   The Holy Name of Jesus
  Lately Dead Elizabeth Mary Gudgeon
  Anniversaries John Gudgeon, William Wells, Anthony Wells, William & Ellen Dawson
    Next Sunday is the Communion day of the Children of Mary.
  Today No afternoon service.  At 6.30: Sacred Heart devotions, Sermon & Benediction.
    Bench rents will be taken after last mass.
    Our Schools re-open on Tuesday
  Monday Feast of the Epiphany and Holiday of Obligation.  Masses will be at 7, 8 and children’s Mass at 9.  At 7.30 Rosary & Benediction.  The Council of the Children of Mary will meet after evening service.  There will be no meeting on Tuesday.
    The Rescue collection will be taken this week.
    The Harvest for January is on sale.
Jan 12th   Feast of the Holy Family
  Anniversaries Ann Brown, Charles Turner, John Thornber
    Next Sunday is the Communion day of the Girls Sodality.
  Today At 2.30, Sunday School & Benediction.  At 6.30 Bona Mors devotions, sermon & Benediction.  The Christmas Committee will meet after evening service.
    Bench Rents will be taken after last Mass
  Monday Promoters meet at 8 o’clock
  Tuesday The Girls Sodality meet at 7.30
Jan 19th   Second Sunday after Epiphany
  Lately Dead Fr Joseph Blackett S.J.
  Anniversaries Fr Wilfrid Lomax, Henry Lester, Will Thos Whittaker, Martha Ann Winkle, Alexander Franey, Elizabeth Swarbrick, William Kelly
    Next Sunday is the Communion day of the Men’s Sodality
    At 6.30: Rosary, Sermon & Benediction
    Bench Rents will be taken after last Mass
    St Joseph’s Guild will meet this evening at five o’clock
  Tuesday The men’s Sodality meet in the Church at 7.30.  It is the Feast of St Agnes
  Thursday The Annual General Meeting of the Club members will take place at 8.15 in the Club.
    The Insurance Committee will meet in the Club on Thursday at seven o’clock
  Next Sunday The annual collection will be taken after all services, morning and evening, in aid of the Royal Infirmary, Blackburn
Jan 26th   Third Sunday after Epiphany
  Sick Thomas Wilkinson
  Anniversaries Mary Frankland, Mary Molloy, Florence Speak
  Next Sunday Is the Communion day of the Women’s Sodality and the Boys Sodality.
    At 2.30: Sunday School & Benediction
    At 6.30: Special Service, Special Sermon & Benediction.
    The Council of the Men’s Sodality meet after evening service.
  Today After all Masses and after evening service, the Annual Collection will be made in aid of the Blackburn Royal Infirmary.
  Monday The Senior Boys Sodality meet at 8 o’clock
  Tuesday A suggested order will be as follows:
    At 9 o’clock, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed:
    At 11.30: Benediction, during which will be said prayers ordered by the Bishop.
    The Women’s Sodality meet at 7.30 for the election of officers.
  Wednesday The Council of the Children of Mary meet at 8 o’clock
    Collection for the Holy Childhood; Senior Dept 1.10.0
                                                             Infants Dept  10/-
    The Balance of the Christmas entertainment came to nearly £70
    Candles will be blessed before last Mass next Sunday
Feb 2nd   Feast of the Purification
  Sick Thomas Wilkinson
  Lately Dead Fr John Treanor S.J.
  Anniversaries Gertrude Agnes Wilson, Elizabeth Wrigley, Margaret Bolton
    Next Sunday is the Communion day of The Children of Mary.
  Today At 2.30 Sunday School & Benediction
    At 6.30 Bona Mors devotions, Sermon & Benediction
    The blessing of St Blaise for throats will be given after evening service
  Tuesday The children of Mary’s Social begins at 7.30
  Wednesday Feast of Japanese Martyrs
  Thursday Holy Hour & Confessions at 7.30
  Friday Mass at 7, 8 and 8.30
    Blessed candles may be obtained in the porch next Sunday
    The Rescue Collection will be made this week
    The Zambesi Collection will also be taken.
    The Harvest for February is on sale
    The Collection for the Royal Infirmary amounted to £9.15.8d for which you are heartily thanked.
Feb 9th   Septuagesima
  Sick Thomas Wilkinson
  Lately Dead Margaret Jackson
  Anniversaries Fr Edward Buckland S.J., James Joyce, Sarah Smith, Jane Thornber, John Coulthurst.
    Next Sunday is the Communion day of the Girls Sodality
  Today At 2.30: Sunday School & Benediction
    At 6.30: Sacred Heart devotions, sermon & Benediction.
    Blessed candles may be obtained in the Church porch
  Monday Promoters meet at 8 o’clock
  Tuesday The Girls Sodality meet at 7.30
    It is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
    Next Sunday, after last Mass, and in the Hall, there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Dramatic Society, for the election of the Committee, and all members are asked to attend.
Feb 16th   Sexagesima
  Lately Dead Thomas Whittaker
  Anniversaries Mary Ann Chippendale, Anne Gould, Joanna McNicholls
  Next Sunday Is the Communion day of the men’s Sodality
  Today At 2.30: Sunday School & Benediction
    At 6.30: Rosary, Sermon & Benediction.
    There will be a general meeting of the Dramatic Society after last mass in the Club.
    St Joseph’s Guild will meet this evening at five o’clock
  Tuesday Men’s Sodality meet for instruction and Benediction at 7.30
    The quarterly collection from the Zambesi boxes amounted to £10 for which you are heartily thanked.
    Collections for the Clitheroe Nursing Association are urgently needed.  We shall show up very badly before the town if voluntary workers cannot be found to help in this charitable work.
Feb 23rd   Quinguagesima
  Sick John Walmsley
  Anniversaries Elizabeth lester, Michael Downey, Jas Marsland Bolton, Gregory Walmsley, , Robert O’Connell, Alice Marsland
  Next Sunday Is the Communion day of the Women’s & Boy’s Sodalities
  Today At 2.30 Sunday School & Benediction
    At 6.3.0 Rosary, sermon & Benediction
    The Council of the Men’s Sodality will meet after evening service
  Tuesday Feast of St Matthias, Apostle.  The Women’s Sodality will meet in the Hall at 7.30.  No Benediction.
  Ash Wednesday The holy season of Lent begins.  Ashes will be blessed at a quarter to nine, and distributed before 9 o’clock mass.  The fast of Lent begins on Wednesday: the Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent are days of fasting and abstinence from flesh meat.  The special sermon will be preached on Ash Wednesday evening by Fr Bernard Page S.J. of St Walburge’s, Preston.  The sermon will be at half past seven, followed by Benediction and distribution of Ashes.

The Insurance Committee will meet in the Club on Thursday evening at 7 o’clock

    The Forty Hours devotions begin next Sunday after last Mass; the opening ceremony includes procession of the Blessed Sacrament in which The Men’s Sodality are asked to take part.  Offerings of candles and flowers will be gratefully received.  An offering of 5/- is asked for large candles to be burned during the forty hours for the intention of the donor.
    The Bishop’s Pastoral is on sale, price one penny.
    The Senior Boys Socality will meet on Monday ta 8 p’clock


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