4th April 2021 – Easter Sunday

Easter Masses:

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe (Easter Vigil)

Mass 9am Dunsop Bridge

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 (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

 

Easter Blessings to you all

and

may your hearts and homes

be filled with hope and peace

from the Risen Lord

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Masses received this week

Jeremy Grout-Smith, James Nolan, Millie & Caitlin Holden, William Buggie, Rita & Frank Donbavand,
Andrew Dobson,Joyce Houghton, Pam Colligan x 2, Alice & Wilfred Clegg, Special Intentions x 2,
Terry Peters,Glenn Peters x 3, Margaret & Arthur Peters

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Eileen Johnson, Christopher Burke, Ian Mayor, Chris Carr,
Andrew Dobson, Joyce Houghton, Pam Colligan, Joyce Gorrighan

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Deacon Bill Gornall, William Buggie, Millie & Caitlin Holden

GIFT AID ENVELOPES 2021/2022

The new Gift Aid envelopes commence next Sunday 11th April 2021.  They are available for collection after both the Easter Vigil and Easter Day (Sunday) Masses. Please collect them from the Presbytery door as you leave church by the side porch.  After this weekend they will be available after Mass and for collection from the Presbytery.

They are also available for collection after mass at both Sabden and Dunsop

Live simply thought of the week:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Mahatma Gandhi


CAFOD – Lent

This year our focus is on “Walking for Water.”

Abdella, who is a young man, lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia, where it is getting hotter and drier each year. It takes him ten hours every day to collect water for his family.

Lenten offerings to Cafod can now be given in either in the offertory box at the back of church or through the Presbytery letterbox.  Cafod envelopes are available in the side porch or if you use your own please mark it ‘CAFOD’

Please Gift Aid your donation.


DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

APRIL 11th 2021

St Joseph’s, Audley Range, Blackburn BB1 1TG

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Chaplet 3pm.

No Confessions


PARISH FORUM

The Next Parish Forum will be held on 19th April (on Zoom unfortunately).

If you have any matter you wish adding to the agenda please let me let me (Carol Riley) know by phone 01200 426769 or email  cariley.t21@btinternet.com


UPDATE!

CYCLE RIDE – CLITHEROE TO LOURDES

Our ‘virtual journey’ began on Saturday 13th February. We are now 48 days into the trip.  Our plan is to ‘arrive’ in Lourdes on Easter Sunday, 4th April, after completing the challenge of cycling the 1071 miles route from Clitheroe in 51 days.

Back in the ‘real world’ we have cycled 48 different local loops of 21 plus miles.  We had some horrendous wind at the weekend but have lots of sunshine this week.

We are now making our way west across the bottom of France. We were in Toulouse on Tuesday and tonight (Thursday) in Saint Frajou.  We are now in the foothills of the Pyrenees and on target to arrive in Lourdes on Sunday.

Mary’s Meals is a charity dedicated to providing life changing meals to some of the worlds poorest children. Their vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things. We would really appreciate your support in helping raise funds for this charity. You can read more about their great work and perhaps donate to our project via the link below.

https://giving.marysmeals.org/en_gb/projects/cin1-clitheroe-to-lourdes—virtually

Alternatively you may like to ring Arnold Marsden on 01200 427096 or email cycle21lourdes@yahoo.com to be added to our sponsor list and receive weekly updates on our progress if you desire.

Please enjoy the journey with us and follow our progress, both real and virtual, via our travel blog www.mytb.org/BernieW

Thank you,

Bernadette and Paul.


 CCP (Clitheroe Churches in Partnership)

Following the Hamper project please find a link to a short video expressing thanks to everyone involved in the project.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10R7MEutvv93U0zSKm3-P6onDfA21H29Z/view?usp=sharing


COMMUNICATIONS

The Communication and Media Group is looking at ways to improve communication and community in the Parish so that everybody has access to everything they want to know. A meeting was held this week, and one result of that was the suggestion that groups within the parish may like to hold a Zoom (or equivalent) session to let people in the parish know what their particular group does. In the first instance it was thought that groups who had been active on Zoom during lockdown may like to take part first. Hoping that others will also take part later, to let members of the parish know about them and what they do. These information meetings would take place over quite a few months. Please let Margaret Spencer;  j.spencer526@btinternet.com know if any groups would like to contribute.

In the meantime, there is one that everyone would be welcome to, on 11th April, and each Sunday after that, which is the Church Coffee Group. It has been running successfully for many months now, and has been a wonderful opportunity to keep talking about what we have been doing and what has been happening at Church.
It would be great to welcome other members of the Parish to join us. If you would like to join at 11am on Sunday mornings, please contact Margaret or John Spencer for the ID link on j.spencer526@btinternet.com


‘Let us Dream’ – Pope Francis

You may have seen the article from The Catholic Universe by Celia Capstick in a recent Church newsletter (14th March) talking about Pope Francis’s book ‘Let us Dream’ (The Path to a Better Future), and how he has promoted women to top jobs within the Vatican departments. There is much, much more in this book, of 150 pages, which is very easy to read. As a result of learning about a series of Lenten Discussion evenings about the book held by the Diocese on Zoom, I decided to join, together with 5 or 6 other people from our parish.

Pope Francis, in interviews with Austen Ivereigh over three months during 2020, talks directly to us, the laity, in a very easy to follow way. He talks about times in his life which have caused him to change direction and calls them his “Covid moments”, and says we cannot just go back to what we had before, once this pandemic is over. He gives us his personal thoughts as to how he thinks things should change.

The book is very easy to buy online and for under £10, it is a wonderful, uplifting and thoughtful insight into our Holy Father and the dream he has for the world, for everyone in our world. “Land, Lodging and Labour for all.” He says God intended the goods of the earth to be for all, without excluding anyone.

I would recommend this book to everyone. Margaret Spencer


FROM THE  ARCHIVES:

A report of the Parochial Committee for Year 1946

The Committee this year consisted of the following members.

Rev O Kemball SJ

Mr Dobson …………………………………………………………..Study Club

Mr Bush……………………………………………………………….K.S.C.

Mr Briggs …………………………………………………………….Teachers

Mr Leeming………………………………………………………….Men’s Sodality

Mr Brown…………………………………………………………….Squires

Mr Calvert – later Mr Fullalove………………………………Junior Men

Mr Geldard…………………………………………………………..Dramatic Society

Mr Haslam……………………………………………………………Pantomime Committee

Mr Pollard…………………………………………………………….Insurance

Mrs Jackson – later Mrs Wrigley…………………………….Women’s Sodality

Mrs Feherenbach…………………………………………………..Girl’s Club

Mrs Bush………………………………………………………………Girl’s Sodality

Miss Crompton……………………………………………………..C.P.E.A

Miss Carter……………………………………………………………Children of Mary

Miss Walkden………………………………………………………..Comforts Committee

Mr Bush was elected Chairman, Mr Leeming – Treasurer, Miss Carter – Secretary, Mr Briggs was elected as Hall Secretary & Mr Geldard as Deputy Hall Secretary.  In April Mr Briggs gave notice of withdrawal as Hall Sec: and Mr Geldard took over the responsibility.  Mr Brown was elected Deputy.

Meetings:  During the year the Committee met thirteen times and attendances on the whole have been good.

Many items were discussed and propositions made – many of which are not yet in working order.

  1. Hall to the rules already pertaining to the use and hire of Hall it was agreed that payment of booking fees be made within 14 days. (To enable the former Hall Secretary to get his report made out.
  2. Some complaints had been made regarding the state of the Pot and Pan room and contacts after some dances, so rules pertaining to use of Pot and Pan room were made out by the Committee as follows:-

“Any society or person who use or hire the pot and pan room are responsible for

  • The careful use of contents therein.
  • For the cleanliness and orderly arrangement of crockery
  • For turning out the light and boiler.
  • For the return of the key of the cupboard to the Presbytery.

 

  1. It was agreed that there be no official tea-maker or person responsible for Pot and Pan Room, any society using the room to make their own arrangements.
  2. Mr Briggs – Hall Secretary: report for Year ending Dec 1945 showed a loss of £5-4-3d.
  3. The Committee agreed to the use of the Hall by a member of the Parish for a dancing class for Catholic children on a charge of 2/6 per hour and fractions accordingly.
  4. Stage lighting. Many discussions have been brought up by Mr Haslam on the need and means of making alteration to the stage lighting and ventilation.  The matter was left over for cogitation by Fr Kemball.
  5. Stage Properties A suggestion which came from the C.P.E.A. that the
    Stage Manager be provided with a pool fund for the supply of props the cost of which could be paid back from takings, whilst properties be kept as Parish property was agreed by the Committee.  A cash grant of £10 was agreed to by Fr Kemball.

Entertainment Groups   The amalgamation of the various entertainment groups in the parish has been suggested at several meetings during the year. It was suggested that each group keep its own identity but that a Central Committee be elected to co-ordinate efforts etc.  No headway seemed to be made, so it was suggested that a special meeting with two representatives from each body likely to use Hall for entertainment purposes be called and the possibility of a central Entertainments Committee be discussed.

Insurance Cover Policy   Mr Haslam brought to the notice of the Committee that the entertainment groups in Parish had not got an Insurance cover Policy of Personnel etc and suggested re the amalgamation of the entertainment groups that a General Cover Policy could be take out by a Central Committee of the above groups and expenses shared if the amalgamation was agreed to.  This of course will be a subject for the Central Committee (if one) to discuss.

Social Events  The Committee agreed to the suggestion by Mr Briggs that the Children’s Play ‘The Princess and Swineherd’ together with supporting items from other societies be utilised for a Social Evening.  The Pantomime Society and Girl’s Club offered their help with supporting items.

Arrangements for the event were run by the Parochial Committee, the entertainment being held in March.

Mr Haslam as Secretary of Sub-committee presented a Balance Sheet for the above showing a balance of £21.15.5½for the School Fund.

Orchestral Concert   A notice of an offer made by St Mary’s College, Blackburn to give an Orchestral Concert in the Hall for the School Fund was accepted by the Parochial Committee.  A sub-committee consisting Mr & Mrs Bush, Miss Crompton and Miss Walkden and Mrs Byrne was elected.  Arrangements were well carried out by the Sub-Committee and help in arrangement of Hall etc was given by Parochial Committee.  This event showed a balance of £10. 13. 4d

Christmas Fayre  Miss Crompton suggested the possibility of holding a Christmas Fayre and it was agreed that various sodalities be asked their views.  The Women’s Sodality will help if Children of Mary undertook responsibility for this successful affair and the Committee’s thanks are due to all who helped.

Stanley House   A suggestion for the formation of a Sport’s Club organisation on Stanley House premises was brought before the Committee by Mr Briggs.  The possibility of a tennis court or bowling green was discussed.  Fr Kemball and Mr Briggs reported measuring lawn and size found suitable for Tennis Court.  A special meeting was held in May to talk over the matter, but preparation and upkeep of the lawn was a big problem and the idea was not put into working order this year.

Cemetery  The disgraceful condition of the cemetery was brought up by Mr Bush.  It was suggested that a man willing to do the work be employed for several weeks on clearing and straightening paths etc.  Mr Bush ultimately found a man willing but as he was recovering from an operation could not immediately take over the job.

Fr Kemball reported having seen Mr Margerison re the escape of water in the Cemetery and he had promised to attend to the job.

Complaints had been received that tools used in cemetery had been left in a dirty condition, and sometimes not even replaced in shed.  It was proposed that people using tools should bet key to tool shed from Mr Holden and replace tools in shed in clean condition and return key to Mr Holden.

Comforts  Miss Walkden reported £61 in hand for Welcome Home.  During War more than ££1,800 collected by Comforts Committee.

Canteen   A report read by Mr Briggs from Canteen Committee showed a balance of £20. 2. 9d for 6 weeks ending November 8th.  The canteen was running more as a Social Centre.

Mr Brown wished to refute rumours that broken chairs  dumped in lower dressing room etc had been broken by squires and wished members of the Committee to stop such rumours if they had opportunity.

Thanks are extended to all members of the Committee for their services during the year, especially to Mr Bush who has so ably carried out duties of Chairman and to Hall Secretaries who seem to have the bulk of the work on this Committee.

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