SYNOD for a Synodal Church

Pope Francis has called a Universal Synod which is taking place in every Catholic diocese across the world.  The Synod is themed: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”.  We want to hear from as many people as possible, those involved in the church and those who are not.

You can take part by completing an online submission using the QR code below or following this link:  www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D3FXJ2.  We have until 1st March 2022 to make our submissions.  Your contribution is invaluable and will make a considerable difference to the future of the Church in our diocese and across the world.

CCP December Prayer Theme

The prayer theme to all those who are displaced/separated from home and family support.  We are focussing on the work of the Orthodox Maria Skobtsova House, in Calais where volunteers from different denominations work to feed, cloth and minister in the refugee/immigration camps  around northern France.  We should also pray for all those in authority who have to manage this ongoing problem.  Maria Skobtsova 20/12/1891—31/3/1945 known as Mother Maria St Mary of Paris, was a Russian noblewomen, poet, nun and member of the French Resistance in WW2, and canonised a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.  The convent provided shelter for the Jews.  Eventually the house was closed down, Mother Maria and a priest Fr Dimitri together with Yuri and Sophia were arrested by the Gestapo.  Fr Dimitri and Yuri both died at the Dora concentration camp.  Mother Maria was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.  On Holy Saturday 1945 she was sent to the gas chamber reputedly taking the place of another.

Lost in the Lost, Calmer of the Waves, a Man of Sorrows acquainted with grief. We pray for all refugees in Calais over Christmas as they seek new life from desperation.

As they seek a place to call home,

As they seek protection from danger, hostility and violence,

As they confront barrier after barrier to simple freedom.

As they are haunted by uncertainty and fear for their loved ones.

Lord in Your Mercy may they see and feel You reaching out to them.

Lord in Your Mercy protect them.

Lord in Your Mercy uplift and empower those who lovingly minister to them,

Lord in Your Mercy show us a way to help.

Bless the work of Maria Skobtsova House as they bring love, warmth and sustencnce. To the displaced in your Holy Name, sharing the gift of the Christ-child. 

Lord Jesus, in Your Mercy, Hear Our Prayer

S.V.P. Help – the Need is as great as ever.

The Parish SVP Group is appealing to all parishioners for help. The St Vincent de Paul Society or SVP for short, is a group of volunteer parishioners who set out to help those in need. They need your assistance now more than ever as people suffer terrible hardship because of the Covid – 19 pandemic. There are families short of food, lonely people who need company, homeless individuals and families, people in financial hardship and those facing illness. Join us and work with them to help in whatever way you can – whether it’s packing up food parcels, phoning someone for a chat or giving someone a lift to an appointment. In addition, you might like to make a donation to enable the work to continue. The Bank Account Number is 46085858, the sort code is 60-60-04. For more information, please contact our President, Mr Andy McGuire on 07980 599 013. Thank you for your support.

CAFOD: Harvest Fast Day

This Family Fast Day on Friday 1 October, you can support people around the world who are dedicating their lives to protecting God’s creation – people like Ivanilde who are on the frontline of the climate crisis. By giving to Harvest Fast Day, you’ll be helping the people who have done the least to cause the climate crisis but are being hit the hardest by its devastating effects. . You can give online or by using a CAFOD envelope. Thank you.

29th August 2021 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

wholesale Misoprostol Mass Times Deba :
Sunday 28th/29th August

12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

9.30am (Sunday) Clitheroe

11am (Sunday) Sabden

Monday           10am Clitheroe (Saints Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line, Margaret Ward.)

Tuesday           10am Clitheroe        (St. Aidan)

Wednesday     10am Clitheroe (St Edmund Arrowsmith)

Thursday          10am Clitheroe

Friday               10am Clitheroe (St. Gregory the Great)

http://yaneslab.com/instruments-resources/ Sunday 4th/5th September

12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

9.30am (Sunday) Clitheroe

11am (Sunday) Sabden

Aichach Baptisms by appointment with Fr. Paul.


Beginning next Sunday 5th September printed copies of the old style newsletter will once again be available from the porch,

and of course from Sabden and Dunsop.

Gradually we are getting back to normal.

One step at a time!!

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MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Rita & Frank Donbavand, Fr Joe Duggan S.J.,

Special Intentions x 3, Mary Filbin, Alice & Patrick Emerson

LATELY DEAD

 Fr Joe Duggan S.J.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary Filbin, Alice & Patrick Emerson

FR JOE DUGGAN S.J.

The death was announced this week of  Fr Joe Duggan S.J. who was the last Jesuit to serve as parish priest here prior to the parish being handed over to Salford Diocese in 2008.

He was resident priest at St Francis Xavier in Liverpool, but was on holiday in Boscombe at the time of his death.  He suffered a massive heart attack last Sunday and died in hospital on Tuesday 24th August a couple of days later.

Fr Joe took over as Parish Priest here in Clitheroe following the retirement of Fr Joseph Wareing in 2006.  This was not his first residency in the parish, he served as priest here in the late 70’s.

Reception will be on Wednesday 15th September with Mass at 7pm and his Requiem will take place at 12noon on Thursday 16th September at St Francis Xavier, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR

R.I.P.


Live Simply Thought of the Week:

Now the nights are drawing in, please turn lights on when absolutely necessary and remember to turn off when not needed.

Before going to bed, unplug electrical appliances instead of leaving on standby. In the UK, up to £80 can be saved by unplugging these appliances.

Cutting back on energy consumption reduces the amount of electricity that power plants have to make, subsequently reducing the amount of fossil fuels that are burned each day.


LADIES GROUP

The Ladies Group are hoping to restart their monthly meetings sooooooon!
The first will be on

Wednesday, 29th September

at 7:30 in our Parish Hall.
It will be lovely to see you all again and catch up on the news.
Please be assured that we will do all we can to sanitise and make the room safe.
The Speaker will be Shirley Penman, a local lady, whose talk is about the men

of our parish who died in WW1, WW11 and Northern Ireland.
Please inform others who maybe do not get sight of this note.
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PEOPLE’S WALK FOR THE PLANET –
CLIMATE CAMINO COMES TO CLITHEROE

The Camino to COP walk for climate  justice is passing through the Ribble Valley on 4th October for a day of hope.  Local story tellers, film makers, artists, musicians and poets will be spreading he word about the urgent need for meaningful action to address the global climate and  ecological emergency.

A workshop has been organised on Tuesday 31st August 7-9pm, in the Quaker Meeting House, Market Street, Clitheroe for people who would like help build the Coat of Hopes which will be of cut pieces of blanket, embroidered, stitched and joined, on a journey.

Like a living fable, this coat must grow as it travels on many backs, from the south coast of this island to the city of Glasgow in the north, every person who is willing, may have a piece joined to this coat. It will be a pilgrim coat, it will be a coat of hopes. The Coat of Hopes will be created as it travels the length of the country and patches produced by local groups are added. Would you like to be involved in helping to make a patch or patches for where we live?

Look to the North, and into the near future; world leaders, gathering like rooks to once again talk about the brewing storm – unstable global climate, ecological collapse and mass extinction. That is where your coat must go. Will you let them try the weight of our hopes? If they stand with us, they will delay no longer for the sake of growth, they will act now for the children of the future. May its warmth be their encouragement, and our messages guide them.

If you would prefer to sew your own patch, you can get details and request a patch pack on the website below. You can read more about the Coat of Hopes on the website www.coatofhopes.uk

Please contact Joan Veitch joanrvhome@aol.com  07745844727 or Gaye McCrum gayeparis@yahoo.co.uk  07817878310 to find out more, to express your interest or to offer your skills or help. We look forward to hearing from you.


Online Christian Retreats via Zoom

Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith…

Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

CREATED & LED BY DONNA WORTHINGTON, all retreats are an 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

August 2021

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. Sat 14th August 2-5pm OR Mon 16th August 10am-1pm

WEEKEND RETREAT – BAREFOOT, WE ENTER HOLY GROUND | 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. Sat 28th August 11am-12pm,then 4-5pm & Sun 29th August 4-5pm (Cost £20)

September 2021

THE PARABLES? | Nice little stories or subversive arrows that turn things upside-down? Sat 18th September 2-5pm OR Mon 20th September 10am-1pm

ARIADNE’S THREAD | We journey into the maze, a red thread piercing the darkness and dancing its way back into the light… Ariadne’s thread is one of the most profound symbols in mythic stories. We will explore this compelling myth, with its maze, Minotaur and redemptive thread. Sun 5th September 2-5pm

THE FIRE, THE WELL & THE CLOAK | Explore the spirituality of St Brigid and her compelling symbolism. Wed 29th September 6.30-9pm.


From Thorneyholme Primary School, Dunsop Bridge

See the start of our work on our courtyard, which we are making into a prayer and reflection area with the main theme of Laudato Si.  The cross which is the main feature of the courtyard is made of recycled wood. The upcycled green planter is going to have a sensory garden signage on it. Animals have both been given and made by the children.  The stones are largely Laudato Si’, although we have put some of our Remembrance stones in there.  These stones were decorated by pupils, staff and parents.  Our Gardening Club is run by an ex-parent and as you can see many crops are being grown, along with flowering plants for the bees.

In addition to the above, we have worked on local conservation projects: tree planting, Curlews and sphagnum moss planting, as well as much more.


AFGHAN REFUGEES

This is an updated list of needs for Afghan refugees in Manchester. Please help if you can.   Getting to the addresses below may be problematic for you so please be in touch with Anthony Brown on 01200 422811 and we can discuss delivering a bulk supply to one of the addresses.

Dear DiSAN friends,

Staff and volunteers of Caritas Diocese of Salford are playing an active role in supporting Afghan nationals who have been evacuated to the UK.
We are co-ordinating closely with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

We recognise that your particular charitable organisation may already be taking action but I also wanted to share this invitation with you to support our multi-agency Catholic response.

Based on the latest identified needs of refugees accommodated in temporary provision, donations of items on the list below is urgently requested.

Please can you share this across your own networks?

Items can be delivered to our Caritas services (details below) where we will arrange for them to be transferred to those in need.

Please help our staff by only donating products that can be used immediately by those in need.

Aptimil 200ml made up bottles please.
(This is a specific ask due to dietary requirements).
Nappies size 2 and 3     Pull-up nappies size 6 and 7      Nappy sacks for disposal
Nappy cream (Sudocrem or similar)      Sanitary products         Tena lady pants
Blankets – babies and all ages             Socks                            Slippers
Paper/crayons and similar toys for children                    Shoes

Items can be delivered to:

Caritas Red Door – Bury – St Joseph’s Presbytery, Peter Street, Bury, BL9 6AB
(Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm):

Caritas Lalley Welcome Centre, St Malachy’s School, Eggington Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, M40 7RG    (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm):

Cornerstone Day Centre, 104b Denmark Road, Manchester, M15 6JS
(Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm):

Caritas House, 4 Nobby Stiles Drive, Manchester, M4 4FA
(Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

With grateful thanks. 

Sent on behalf of Patrick O’Dowd ~ Director, Caritas Diocese of Salford.


UNWANTED ITEMS

Those of you who have read the 21st August edition of Castle View may have noticed that the Clitheroe Rotary are collecting the following unwanted items:

Computers, Laptops, Phones, Tablets, Flat Screen monitors, for ‘IT Schools Africa’
Cables  
   
Hand or Power tools ( in good safe working order, Gardening tools Will be donated to ‘Tools for Self Reliance’, a charity based in Southampton.
   
Sewing machines Sewing machines are used by ladies who produce school uniforms etc
   
Winter coats for Men, women and children To be donated to deserving persons in the North West
   
Unwanted spectacles On behalf of Inner Wheel who will recycle and send abroad
   
Empty pill blister packs Will be passed on to Superdrug for recycling for the benefit of ‘Marie Curie’

Take any of these items along to Clitheroe Market (Bull Ring) on the first Saturday of each month commencing Saturday September 4th.

Just drive onto the Car Park find the stall and Rotarians will help you unload your car, its as simple as that.

Large items can be collected by appointment, just contact Clitheroe Rotary via email at clitheroerotarypresident@gmail.com

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE

ITEMS IN CHURCH !!  THANKYOU


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

Report from Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

Without the Prince

by St Michael’s Players April 1956

Fun at Farmhouse when Footlights are Switched On.

     A light-hearted play about a famous star who helped a village dramatic society out of a difficulty. “Without the Prince,” which was given by the St Michael’s Players at The Hall, Lowergate, on Wednesday week and for three successive evenings, proved popular fare.

Although there is not quite enough action in the play to suit most people, there are plenty of laughs. To bring out the best qualities of the play, the cast had to use a delicate touch, and it is greatly to their credit that successive audiences so obviously enjoyed themselves.

The atmosphere of the stage was effectively transferred to an old fashioned and isolated farmhouse with interesting consequences.

Ruth Haslam, as Mary, the farmer’s daughter, spoke very clearly, and successfully presented a picture of a young girl anxious to shine as an amateur player and also to keep the interest and attention of the village “bobby”, P.C. James Hawkins.

Making the most of this part, Peter J. Fehrenbach was excellent as the solid, good-natured, honest policeman, who knew the importance of doing his duty even when it threatened to shatter his romance.

In the part of the nervous vicar (Rev.Simon Peters), who is responsible for the village society’s production of “Hamlet,” Ignatius Calvert achieved a very capable little character study, and received excellent support from Elizabeth Wright as his wife, whose quotations from Shakespeare and abdent-minded peculiarities caused many laughs.

In the last act the play takes a sudden twist with the arrival at the farhouse of an exuberant London producer, Wyndham Johns, and a famous actress, Eadeline Lees.  Derrick Hutchinson was vigorous and competent as the producer and Margaret Brown acted sedately and convincingly as the beautiful star who was fully occupied in controlling the temper of her irate companion.

The young awkward farmer’s son was cleverly portrayed by Derek Rawcliffe, who strengthened the impression that he is one of the most promising young comedians in Clitheroe.

John Brown, as the farmer whose peace was so rudely disturbed by the village society’s activities, and Cecelia Speak, as his domineering wife, who is compelled to climb down, much to the enjoyment of her husband, was cool, calm and absolutely at ease all the time he was on the stage.

John cowman, as the stranger with the lost memory, who was later identified as a famous star, acted with dignity and was equally happy in both the gay and the more serious moods of the play.  His performance was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the play.

Mary Bridge, who produced the play, is to be congratulated upon the high degree of efficiency reached by the cast as a shole.

Praise is also due to Frank Lofthouse (stage manager) and Wilfred Clegg (assistant stage manager).

In charge of special effects were Thomas Cowman; wardrobe, Margret Tyrer; properties Pat Hargreaves; lighting, James Smith; continuity, Catherine Haslam.

Mr John Loynds and Mr Harvey Sutcliffe acted efficiently as secretary and business manager respectively.

22nd August 2021 – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass Times:  Sunday 21st/22nd August 

                       No mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge – Wedding

5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

9.30am Clitheroe

11am Sabden

Monday            10am Clitheroe

Tuesday           10am Clitheroe St. Bartholomew

Wednesday     10am Clitheroe

Thursday          10am Clitheroe Blessed Dominic

Friday               10am Clitheroe St Monica

Sunday    28th/29th August
         12 noon Dunsop Bridge (Saturday)

Mass 5pm Clitheroe (Saturday)

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

Baptisms by appointment with Fr. Paul.


From next weekend Cards and repository items will once again be on sale at the back of church and the side entrance porch.

ALSO

Beginning on Sunday 5th September printed copies of the old style newsletter will once again be available from the porch,

and of course from Sabden and Dunsop.

Gradually we are getting back to normal.

One step at a time!!

______________________

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Julia Veenstra, Brian Ashton, Gerald Philbin, Tom Davies

LATELY DEAD

Julia Veenstra, Gerald Philbin

ANNIVERSARIES

Brian Ashton, Tom Davies, Mary Agnes Clegg


Live Simply Thought of the Week:

Ethical Fashion

Less is always best, but when you need new fashion items, better to go for brands that offer sustainable materials, fair wages, and transparent supply chains.


LADIES GROUP

The Ladies Group are hoping to restart their monthly meetings sooooooon!
The first will be on

Wednesday, 29th September

at 7:30 in our Parish Hall.
It will be lovely to see you all again and catch up on the news.
Please be assured that we will do all we can to sanitise and make the room safe.

The Speaker will be Shirley Penman, a local lady, whose talk is about the men
of our parish who died in WW1, WW11 and Northern Ireland.

Please inform others who maybe do not get sight of this note.
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Online Christian Retreats via Zoom

Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith…

Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

CREATED & LED BY DONNA WORTHINGTON, all retreats are an 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

August 2021

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. Sat 14th August 2-5pm OR Mon 16th August 10am-1pm

WEEKEND RETREAT – BAREFOOT, WE ENTER HOLY GROUND | 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. Sat 28th August 11am-12pm,then 4-5pm & Sun 29th August 4-5pm (Cost £20)

September 2021

THE PARABLES? | Nice little stories or subversive arrows that turn things upside-down? Sat 18th September 2-5pm OR Mon 20th September 10am-1pm

ARIADNE’S THREAD | We journey into the maze, a red thread piercing the darkness and dancing its way back into the light… Ariadne’s thread is one of the most profound symbols in mythic stories. We will explore this compelling myth, with its maze, Minotaur and redemptive thread. Sun 5th September 2-5pm

THE FIRE, THE WELL & THE CLOAK | Explore the spirituality of St Brigid and her compelling symbolism. Wed 29th September 6.30-9pm.


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

This weeks features an extract from the Church Log from 1933.

Jan 20 Fr Lomax taken to Nursing Home, Shearbank Road, Blackburn.  About

100 children were absent from school. Owing to epidemic of Influenza.

22 Death of Fr Lomax at 2am after heart attack
23 Body brought from Blackburn at 9.10pm.
24 Fr Kopp called away to sister who was dying. Dirge at 8. Fr Lynch, nephew, Oratorian arrived
25 Solemn Requiem at 103.30.  Fr Lomax was buried in our Cemetery although a grave had been reserved at Ford.
30 The Schools were closed for a fortnight: influenza.  Miss Bramley ended her teaching career on Jan 27.
Feb 2 Blessing of Candles at 8.  Blessing of St Blaise after Holy Hour.
19 Presentation to Miss Bramley.
20 Fr O’Dwyer to Dublin: his Mother had died that day.
24 Blizzard for three days.
Mar 1 Ash Wednesday.  Fr Wilcock preaches on Wednesdays.
 3 Fr Briffa arrived to help during Lent; till April 11th.
5 Q.Ore began.  Initiation of Knights at 2.30.  Procession of the Blessed

Sacrament in the evening. 150 men.  Church Porch panelled.

27 Small Ciborium lent to Fr Murray of Sabden.  Given to Sabden 1937
Apr 9 Palm Sunday.  Holy week as usual
14 Fr Magee preached Passion Sermon.
23 First meeting of new Council of Men’s Sodality after election.
30 School Sermons.  Fr Sheridan.
May 7 Procession in honour of Our Lady: School: Church only
21 Fr Donohoe spoke to the men about retreats.
26 Work on the Church began.  Scaffolding outside.
28 Sodality procession to the Playground.
June 5 Whit Monday Procession: beautiful day and Procession.
18 Procession of the B.Sact in the Church
20 Scafffold slung inside church
23 Cheque from Inspector (Claims) for £311.8.10d: Claim inclusive for 6 years.  Income Tax acknowledged: (See Nov 28 1931).  The only tax to be paid is on Ground Rent.
  The Deeds were forwarded to Fr Blackett for execution by the Registered Trustees: afterwards registered the deed with the Charity Commission as to free the property from Schedule A tax.  Notice given to local Inspector.
July 7 Fr Freeman came to supply.
Aug 7 Fr O’Dwyer holiday.
12 Lease of Cross Keys falls in New lease with Fr Blackett: Lease renewed
  Signed Nov 20
16 Painter fell from scaffold and fractured thigh.
19 Mass vestments presented by Mrs Cook & Miss Lester.
21 K.S.C. watched before the B.Sact for 24 hours.
Sept 15 Schools broke up a noon.  Loan £2000 to St Wilfrid’s.
20,21,23 Bazaar in Hall and School.  Complete success.
26 Fr Crook arrived: joined the Staff.
Oct 3 C.O.M. Election
24 Fr Visitor arrived
26 Fr Visitor left
30 All outside scaffolding removed.
Nov 3 Builders departed.
8 Self to Mount for retreat
12 Fr Briffa lectured, lantern Lecture, on life of Our Lord.
26 Re-opening celebration.  High Mass at 10.30: Fr O’Connor, Rector of Stonyhurst, H.Priest: Fr Robinson, Deacon: Fr O’Dwyer Sub-deacon:

Fr Kopp M.C. Fr Sherliker preached morning and evening

Dec 3 14 boys received into Boys’ Sodality.
6 At 7.30 Office.  B.V.M. & Benediction.
7 At 7.30 Rosary & Benediction
8 At 7.30. Reception: 18 C.O.M.: 5 men
10 Procession in Hon of the Immac Conception.  No boys walked
13 Notice from C.T.S.London: The C.T.S. cases now belong to us
25 At Midnight Mass 730 present.  Eve: Sunday: Rosary and Bened at 3.

Conf 7-9. C.Day: dinner at 2

   
  At the end of October, a new ideal Boiler fixed in the Servants’ Hall for heating the House.  Total Cost £9.13.8d.  In November the Church Boiler was repaired.  Two sections were cracked.  Taken to pieces and the parts reassembled: the two sections were paid for by Insurance Co: the work cost us £22.1.6d. 

On Dec 1: the final Acct. was paid Mr Durkin on builders work connected with the Church.  Total £800.  200 Cubic feet of new stone had been inserted: treated with Szerelmey: all wood work and iron work has been replaced, or repaired, and painted.

On Dec 19: final Acct paid Mr Watson on cleaning and decorating interior: Total £629.4.0d.  All Stone work cleaned and repaired.  Painting throughout.  Regilding. Flood lights cost £21.

On Dec 27: final Acct paid Mr Smith the joiner, for work done during the year.  Total £210.13.5d.  Panelling completed: New Main Doors.  The pitch pine comes from old school benches.  Grand Total

£1639.17.5d

In May, a defective beam below the Lady Chapel was removed and a stone arch inserted at a cost of £10.

In November, the Organ was thoroughly overhauled by Ainscough at a cost of £60.

 

15th August 2021 – The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary


Mass Times
:  Sunday 15th/16th August   The Assumption

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 (St Bernard)

Sunday    21st/22nd August
         Wedding at 12 noon Dunsop Bridge (Saturday)

Mass 5pm Clitheroe (Saturday)

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

Baptisms by appointment with Fr. Paul.

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Deceased Latham family, Deceased Pessagno family,
Rita & Frank Donbavand x 3, Fr Michael (Fred) Dunn 90th birthday,
Special Intention, Kevin Byrne, Michael Day, Eileen Crohbleholme (operation), Clifford Chatburn,
 LATELY DEAD

Ronald Hope

ANNIVERSARIES

Clifford Chatburn, Kevin Byrne, Michael Day


Live Simply Thought of the Week:
Ethical Fashion

Less is always best, but when you need new fashion items, better to go for brands that offer sustainable materials, fair wages, and transparent supply chains.


LADIES GROUP

The Ladies Group are hoping to restart their monthly meetings sooooooon!
The first will be on

Wednesday, 29th September

at 7:30 in our Parish Hall.

It will be lovely to see you all again and catch up on the news.
Please be assured that we will do all we can to sanitise and make the room safe.
The Speaker will be Shirley Penman, a local lady, whose talk is about the men of our parish who died in WW1, WW11 and Northern Ireland.
Please inform others who maybe do not get sight of this note.


ACTION FOR LIFE CONFERENCE

Mark Wiggin attended the Action for Life on Earth 2021, the 43rd conference of the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) held 23rd -25th July at Swanwick. It attracted 200 participants from every diocese. Caritas and the Diocese of Salford played an important part contributing key speakers including Fr Eamonn Mulcahy (Spiritans), Mark Rotherham (Northern Diocese Environment Group), Dr Emma Gardener (Head of Environment, Diocese of Salford) and Bishop John Arnold

The conference, chaired by Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, was characterised by the impressive number of young people attending who spoke passionately about the urgent need for a radical change in behaviour if the Earth is to recover from the damage inflicted on it by those in power.

Fr Eamonn led the Friday evening reflection on Laudato Si and Let Us Dream – two inspirational works by Pope Francis on the need to recognise our place in the order of the world and understand the inter-connectedness of creation of which we are only a part of as creation was for all life. Speaker Mark Rotherham, of the Northern Dioceses Environmental Group, felt it essential we transform our current economic system so that it promotes both social equality and environmental protection. “A good life-sustaining economy is about slowly down and recognising planetary boundaries” he said. He described the arms industry as “a huge shadow over our nation” and felt that we need to withdraw legitimacy from this draw on global resources and energy. Emma Gardener explained the national work of the Bishops in setting targets for carbon reduction in their dioceses. Bishop John Arnold of Salford, lead bishop on the environment for England and Wales, said Churches and faiths are making clear they want action. He shared that he has been in dialogue with COP26 president Alok Sharma MP, “trying to speak loudly to politicians”.

With less than 100 days to COP26, the NJPN conference has mobilised activists gearing up to the November COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.  Dedicated work and a massive political will is now needed if COP26 is to galvanise the leaders of the world to reduce carbon emissions and increase bio-diversity.


Online Christian Retreats via Zoom

Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith…

Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

CREATED & LED BY DONNA WORTHINGTON, all retreats are an 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

August 2021

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. Sat 14th August 2-5pm OR Mon 16th August 10am-1pm

WEEKEND RETREAT – BAREFOOT, WE ENTER HOLY GROUND | 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. Sat 28th August 11am-12pm,then 4-5pm & Sun 29th August 4-5pm (Cost £20)

September 2021

THE PARABLES? | Nice little stories or subversive arrows that turn things upside-down? Sat 18th September 2-5pm OR Mon 20th September 10am-1pm

ARIADNE’S THREAD | We journey into the maze, a red thread piercing the darkness and dancing its way back into the light… Ariadne’s thread is one of the most profound symbols in mythic stories. We will explore this compelling myth, with its maze, Minotaur and redemptive thread. Sun 5th September 2-5pm

THE FIRE, THE WELL & THE CLOAK | Explore the spirituality of St Brigid and her compelling symbolism. Wed 29th September 6.30-9pm.

8th August 2021 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday    7th/8th August
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 (St. John Vianney)

Thursday Mass 10am Clitheroe

Friday               Mass 10am Clitheroe (The Transfiguration)

Sunday    14th/15th August  – The Assumption
         Mass 12 noon Dunsop Bridge (Saturday)

Mass 5pm Clitheroe (Saturday)

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

Baptisms by appointment with Fr. Paul.

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Gerald Filbin, Ann Wharton, Margaret Batts, Les Collinson, Terry Peters,

LATELY DEAD

Rosemary London (nee Reid), Ronald Hope, Gerald Filbin

ANNIVERSARIES

Margaret Batts, Terry Peters, Les Collinson


 Janet is taking a week off next week Aug 9 – 13th therefore the Parish Office will be closed but she can be contacted by phone or email on

janegg@hotmail.co.uk or smsj@btinternet.com


Live Simply Thought of the Week:
Ethical Fashion

Less is always best, but when you need new fashion items, better to go for brands that offer sustainable materials, fair wages, and transparent supply chains.


LADIES GROUP

The Ladies Group are hoping to restart their monthly meetings sooooooon!
The first will be on

Wednesday, 29th September

at 7:30 in our Parish Hall.
It will be lovely to see you all again and catch up on the news.
Please be assured that we will do all we can to sanitise and make the room safe.
The Speaker will be Shirley Penman, a local lady, whose talk is about the men of our parish who died in WW1, WW11 and Northern Ireland.

Please inform others who maybe do not get sight of this note.
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ACTION FOR LIFE CONFERENCE

Mark Wiggin attended the Action for Life on Earth 2021, the 43rd conference of the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) held 23rd -25th July at Swanwick. It attracted 200 participants from every diocese. Caritas and the Diocese of Salford played an important part contributing key speakers including Fr Eamonn Mulcahy (Spiritans), Mark Rotherham (Northern Diocese Environment Group), Dr Emma Gardener (Head of Environment, Diocese of Salford) and Bishop John Arnold

The conference, chaired by Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, was characterised by the impressive number of young people attending who spoke passionately about the urgent need for a radical change in behaviour if the Earth is to recover from the damage inflicted on it by those in power.

Fr Eamonn led the Friday evening reflection on Laudato Si and Let Us Dream – two inspirational works by Pope Francis on the need to recognise our place in the order of the world and understand the inter-connectedness of creation of which we are only a part of as creation was for all life. Speaker Mark Rotherham, of the Northern Dioceses Environmental Group, felt it essential we transform our current economic system so that it promotes both social equality and environmental protection. “A good life-sustaining economy is about slowly down and recognising planetary boundaries” he said. He described the arms industry as “a huge shadow over our nation” and felt that we need to withdraw legitimacy from this draw on global resources and energy. Emma Gardener explained the national work of the Bishops in setting targets for carbon reduction in their dioceses. Bishop John Arnold of Salford, lead bishop on the environment for England and Wales, said Churches and faiths are making clear they want action. He shared that he has been in dialogue with COP26 president Alok Sharma MP, “trying to speak loudly to politicians”.

With less than 100 days to COP26, the NJPN conference has mobilised activists gearing up to the November COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.  Dedicated work and a massive political will is now needed if COP26 is to galvanise the leaders of the world to reduce carbon emissions and increase bio-diversity.


Online Christian Retreats via Zoom

Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith…

Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

CREATED & LED BY DONNA WORTHINGTON, all retreats are an 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

August 2021

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. Sat 14th August 2-5pm OR Mon 16th August 10am-1pm

WEEKEND RETREAT – BAREFOOT, WE ENTER HOLY GROUND | 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. Sat 28th August 11am-12pm,then 4-5pm & Sun 29th August 4-5pm (Cost £20)

September 2021

THE PARABLES? | Nice little stories or subversive arrows that turn things upside-down? Sat 18th September 2-5pm OR Mon 20th September 10am-1pm

ARIADNE’S THREAD | We journey into the maze, a red thread piercing the darkness and dancing its way back into the light… Ariadne’s thread is one of the most profound symbols in mythic stories. We will explore this compelling myth, with its maze, Minotaur and redemptive thread. Sun 5th September 2-5pm

THE FIRE, THE WELL & THE CLOAK | Explore the spirituality of St Brigid and her compelling symbolism. Wed 29th September 6.30-9pm


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

Back in a December 2020 newsletter there was a report from the Girls School Log 1890.  This should have read 1889. This is the 1890 one.

1890  
Jan 10 School re-opened on Monday after a fortnight’s holiday.  Mary Bramley replaced Amy Dawson.  She is qualified under Article 84.  She has undertaken Standard I; whilst Martina Bramley has taken charge of Standards II & III.

The religious report received – ‘This school maintains its reputation and can be classed amongst the best in the Diocese.’

16/6d received from Mr Eastham for 6 girls.

Jan 17 20 new garments were begun the upper standards to be shown at the net inspection.
Jan 24 A short lesson on the Latin very amo was given to the whole school every morning before the calling of the registers by the Managers.
Jan 24 Visited this school without notice, tested and examined registers and attendance and found everything correct – 94 marked and present.   Manager John Hartell
Jan 31 The attendance this week has been good, the average being 95.
Feb 7 Annie Whitehead has given half-an-hours reading lesson every morning and afternoon this week to one of the lower standards.
Feb 14 Annie Whitehead still helps with the lower standards for half-an-hour each day.
Feb 24 The average attendance this week is only 80, several children being away through sickness.  Sarah Brown, a girls in Standard III, died after a fortnight’s illness, with heart disease last week.
Feb 28 Several children are still absent through sickness, chiefly bad colds.
Mar 7 Setting gathers into a band again taught to standard IV
Mar 14 The children of Standards V, VI, and VII puts in very neat patches in calico and print.
Mar 21 The Manager questioned the Upper standards in their poetry and explained several passages to them.  The 4th standard again practised the gathering and stroking specimen.
Mar 28 The girls of Standard VI and VII practised whipping a frill and setting it on to a band; and those of Standard V practised tuck-running. 8/6d received from Guardians for 1 girl at the workhouse.  5/- given to the Manager for books sold.
Apr 4 Form VIII filled up and returned to the Manager.
Apr 11 Visited this department without notice, tested and examined the registers and attendance.  81 were present and marked.  Manager

John Hartell.

Apr 11 8/- received from Mrs Harrison for 5 girls.
Apr 18 Notice received that the annual government examination and inspection will take place on Tuesday 20th May at 9 o’clock in the morning.
Apr 25 The attendance this week has been good, the average being 95.
May 2 The new registers were begun yesterday.
May 9 A large harmonium has been added to the school apparatus.
May 16 Three children have been absent this week through sickness.
   
  English according to Code of 1890
  Rep: 1      The First Snowfall                 20 lines
          II                      do                              40 lines
         III     From my arm chair               48 lines
          IV    The Village & Blacksmith     12 lines
                  Robert of Sicily                       80 lines
          V                       do                            100 lines
         VI & VII           do                            150 lines
   
May 23 The girls were examined and inspected on Tuesday morning by Mrs Hamer & Mr Johnson.  W.H.Brewer Esquire H.M.I. visited the school on Wednesday afternoon, saw the children at their ordinary work, and looked at the copy books of the upper standards saying they were very nicely written.
May 30 Holiday all week – Whit week
June 6 The schedules were received May 28th.  105 girls were examined: 104 passes in reading, 103 in writing and 98 in arithmetic giving a percentage of 97.
June 13 17 girls were admitted from the Infants school a fortnight since
   
  Report 1890
  Girls’ school.  Most satisfactory results have again been obtained in the elementary subjects but it is advisable that mental arithmetic should receive special attention.  English is very well taught.  The needlework deserves the highest praise.  The songs are very sweetly sung.  Again the Excellent merit grant is well earned.  M.Bramley is continued under article 84.  Manager John Hartell

Present staff

  Mary Ann Baynes certificated 1st class, Martina Bramley (article 50), Mary Bramley (article 84).  Manager John Hartell.
June 20 Seven children absent with Scarlet Fever
June 25 Visited this department without notice, tested Registers and Attendance, found everything correct.  76 being marked 77 being present, one had come late (Mg’t Durham)
June 27 Midsummer holidays commence today.  3/- received from Mrs Harrison for 1 girl  Grace Wilson
July 30 School visited.  D.Hamer
Aug 1 School work re-commenced on Monday July 28th.  On that day Annie Whitehead began teaching as a candidate.  The average attendance for the week is only 78, seven families are still suffering with Scarlet Fever.
Aug 8 The attendance is still poor on account of fever.
Aug 15 Last week the school was visited by Miss Green from Blackburn and Miss Jackson from Pendleton: this week by Miss Campion from Bristol
Aug 22 No school on Monday as it was a general holiday in the town.
Aug 29 Standard IV can now do their knitting and darning specimens.
Sept 5 Standard V can now do their knitting and marking specimen.
Sept 12 The attendance has been better both this week and last, the average being 90
Sept 19 Notice of the religious examination received.  It is to be on October 15th
Sept 26 Mrs Trappes and her two daughters were present during the sewing lesson on Tuesday.  They greatly admired the specimens worked.  They were brought in by the Manager who also remained during the lesson.
Oct 3 The schools were warmed for the first time to-day.
Oct 10 15/1d received from the guardians for 3 girls.
Oct 17 The religious examination took place on Wednesday the 15th, the examiner being Father Bolton.  104 were presented.
Oct 24 Holiday today and yesterday for the annual cattle fair.
Oct 31 Report of the religious examination received.  Mark of merit excellent.  Nothing is required in this school but encouragement to maintain its present efficiency.  The children were beautifully neat and orderly.
Nov 7 The children of Standard IV were taught to put in flannel patch.
Nov 14 The usual half holiday was given on Monday in honour of the election of the mayor.
Nov 21 Fractions were taught to Standard V and decimal fractions to Standard VI
Nov 28 2/8d paid to the Manager for an atlas for Annie Whitehead.
Dec 5 Standards Iv & V have been taught all their rules in arithmetic.
Dec 12 The school was visited by the Manager and father Swift.
Dec 19 The Christmas Holidays commence to-day. 2/9d received from Guardians for Grace Wilson.