20th February the week ahead:-
Today is the First Sunday in Lent
Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
Mass 9.30am (Sunday) Clitheroe
Mass 11am (Sunday) Sabden
Monday No Public Mass
Tuesday Mass 10am
Wednesday Mass 10am
Thursday Mass 10am
Friday No Public Mass
Second Sunday in Lent
Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
Mass 9.30am (Sunday) Clitheroe
Mass 11am (Sunday) Sabden
A Public Mass can only be celebrated on the days that we have stewards who are available. (see above)
This week there will be a Public Mass at 10am in Clitheroe on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Our continued thanks go to all our stewards
The Word This Week
We begin our Lenten journey at the decisive moment of the flood, when God establishes his first Covenant with man, in the person of Noah. Noah was saved from the waters, while we (as Saint Peter points out) are saved by the waters of Baptism. This is the Covenant we live in, thanks to Christ, who came to establish this “new and eternal Covenant in his blood”. He is the only one who can do this, because he is without sin, despite “having been tempted in ever way that we are”.
Please do not respond to emails which look as if they are from Fr. Paul, asking for money, they are NOT from Fr. Paul.
Lent Resources 2021 A list of resources to help sustain your prayer life this Lent can be found here – https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lent-in-lockdown-resources/
Austen Ivereigh & Diocese of Salford Lent Course
MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
Alice Wells, Rita & Frank Donvaband, Special intention, Marie Thornber, Anna Copsey x 4, Birthday Blessings, John McGillonay, Heather Young, Pat Brennan
Lawrence John Gilsenan, John McGillonay, Heather Young
Marie Thornber, Pat Brennan, Fr Hubert McEvoy
Live simply thought of the week:
During Lent, can you make a commitment to reduce your carbon footprint? Walk or cycle instead of using the car, give up processed foods, cook from scratch, use up leftover food instead of throwing away
Fairtrade Fortnight 22 Feb to 7 March 2021
(for more information, go to www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
When you choose to buy Fairtrade goods, you are helping to ensure that the person who grew the banana you are eating, or the coffee beans used to make your drink was paid fairly for their work. Look for the Fairtrade logo when shopping.
CYCLE RIDE – CLITHEROE TO LOURDES
Parishioners Paul and Bernadette Worden had intended to cycle ride from Clitheroe to Lourdes in support of Mary’s Meals, but Covid has made it very unlikely to happen any time soon. However they are planning the following as per an email from them –
“We have now decided to do this as a virtual ride by clocking up our mileage on local rides each day, following lockdown requirements, and relating that to where it would have got us had we actually been en route to Lourdes.
Our ‘virtual journey’ began from Clitheroe on Saturday 13th February. Four days in and we are nearly at Hull for a ferry crossing on Ash Wednesday. We will then cross Belgium and make our way South East to the Rhone Valley and then south as far as Avignon before heading west through the Pyrenees to Lourdes. We plan to ‘arrive’ in Lourdes on Easter Sunday 4th April after completing our challenge of cycling 1065 miles in 51 days.
In reality all is going well. We have cycled four local loops and stayed dry so far. The ice has disappeared, for now, and there are signs of Spring around.
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.
Please enjoy the journey with us and follow our progress, both real and virtual, via our travel blog www.mytb.org/BernieW
Thankyou. Paul and Bernadette Worden
Lent Fast Day – Friday 26th February
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.
Throughout Lent each time you resist a treat or give up something put the money you save in an envelope and then return the envelope at Easter.
RIBBLE VALLEY FOODBANK
The Ribble Valley Foodbank is looking for a part-time assistant to the manager, starting as soon as possible. 8 hours a week for a three month period, mainly to be worked on a Monday or Thursday, with the possibility of extra hours to cover for the Foodbank Manager, when necessary.
To apply please send CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
Or for an informal chat, or more information please contact the Foodbank Manager Jane Chitnis on 07849 534431
Closing Date today, Sunday 21st February 2021
CLITHEROE CIVIC SOCIETY
Next meeting and presentation – Monday 1st March 2021-02-11
Speaker is Stephen Illingworth who will deliver his presentation titled
“The Pilgrimage of Grace in the Ribble Valley”
This intriguing title, with local connections is further explained by
Steven Illingworth as follows:
“1536 King Henry VIII faced a major rebellion called The Pilgrimage of Grace, in opposition to the religious changes being imposed by the King and his ministers.
The rebels, based mainly in the North of England, were particularly keen to defend the monasteries against the government’s attempt to close them down. This talk tells the story of the struggle for Sawley Abbey in the autumn of 1536 and how close Henry VIII came to a disastrous defeat there.”
For details of how to access please see poster below
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RIBBLE VALLEY YOUTH
JOIN THE TEAM! Could you be someone we are looking for? We need people who have a passion for young people to join the RVY team. You don’t have to be young and cool (look at Chris and Lucy!) but you do need to genuinely want to see young people hear about Jesus, grow in their relationship with him, have a clear DBS and a bit of spare time. Currently we are looking for people who would like to be on our Livestream team – help plan and present the livestream videos. People to be part of the gaming team – be in the game, help lead the conversation in the zoom call and monitor behaviour to keep it a safe space. We are also looking for people who like being outdoors, who would like to join our detached team, going out into the community and talking to young people who are out and about. To find out more head over to our website. If you are thinking about getting involved with RVY we’d love to hear from you. We are always looking for people to join the team. We need volunteers for all three streams of RVY. We have a recruitment process for all volunteers to ensure that the young people and the volunteers are safe. Our procedure is as follows: – Application form – Interview – DBS check If you are then accepted on to the team we will then train you in the following areas: – Safeguarding – Health and safety (appropriate to the stream you are joining) – RVY youth work principles, policies and procedures. Continuous team development: We believe that volunteering is not just about giving but also about your development. We organise a termly (3 times a year) for our team to come together and build their skills and confidence together. Our promise to our team: That each member would have an amazing opportunity to be part of a fantastic team who serve the young people in the Ribble Valley, with all the support, training and practical skills that they need to do it. If you want to know more, please get in touch.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
This week extracts from the Infants Log Book for 1953 written by Miss Coneron.
Those of you who are in your late 60’s and early 70’s
should remember some of the following events:
|Jan||5||School reopened after the Christmas Holidays. Sixteen children admitted bringing the number on roll to 111. Stock Books etc sent for audit.|
|6||School closed all day for the Feast of the Epiphany.|
|14||I (E.Coneron) was absent today, with permission of the Rev. Manager|
|To attend the funeral of a friend. Classes II & III were taken together|
|25||Stock books returned from county audit. Number on roll 112. Average attendance 85. Low attendance due to epidemic of coughs & colds.|
|29||Thirty three children made their First Confession.|
|Feb||5||I (E.Coneron) was absent today suffering from a cold.|
|13||Five children made their First Confession. School closed at 3.45pm today for the mid-term holiday.|
|18||School reopened after mid-term holiday.|
|20||Nurse Bates made G.C. examination of all children in school. 103 present. A collection was taken today for the Mayor’s Flood Relief Fund. Children & staff subscribed £10. Number on roll 113. Average attendance 104.|
|Mar||1||From today cost of school dinner rises from 7d to 9d.|
|6||Number on roll 113. Average attendance 104. Number staying for school meals has dropped from 70 to 56 owing to the increase in price.|
|11||Religious examination. Registers marked as usual.|
|15||Nurse Bates weighed and measured new entrants. Number on ro11 115. Average attendance 98.|
|26||Children had individual photographs taken by the Scholastic Souvenir Co Lt Ltd, Blackpool (Mr Hilton) 9am. Medical Inspection of new entrants and children suffering from defects carried out by Dr Royle and Nurse Bates at 10.15am. Received requisition from Hope Bros (Feb)|
|Apr||1||Number on roll 115. Average attendance 95. Several cases of chickenpox reported in the past week. School closed today at 3.45pm for the Easter Holidays.|
|16||School reopened at 9am. Twelve new children admitted making number on roll 127. Received photographs from Scholastic Souvenir Co Ltd.|
|17||Average attendance 91. The poor attendance is due to an epidemic of chickenpox.|
|24||Received school meals equipment and returned surplus stock of cutlery.|
|May||1||Finished quarterly totals. Number on roll 126. Average attendance 106. More cases of chickenpox.|
|8||During the past week the classrooms have been decorated with pictures, trimmings etc for the Coronation. Forwarded P.T. requisition|
|16||Thirty six children made their First Holy Communion.|
|18||Collection for the Lepers (Fr Damien’s Day) £4|
|22||The Lady Mayoress presented Coronation Beakers to the children. Number on roll 128. Average attendance 98. There are still several cases of chickenpox in the school. School closed today for the Whitsuntide Holiday 1 week). Coronation Holidays (3 days) & Corpus Christi (1 day).|
|June||5||School reopened today at 9am. The all-schools concert for the Coronation had to be cancelled owing to bad weather. It should have taken place this afternoon on the Castle stage.|
|9||In the afternoon, registers were marked, and then the children were taken to the all-schools Coronation Concert. Twenty four children took part in the concert. The danced six nursery thyme dances.|
|19||Number on roll 130. Average attendance 111. During the past week Class III has had term tests. Individual reports forwarded to parents.|
|22||Children had group photographs taken by Scholastic Souvinir Co Ltd Blackpool. One group consisted of dancers from the Coronation Concert.|
|23||School closed today by request of the Mayor. Children taken in the afternoon to the Grand Cinema to see the Coronation Film.|
|29||School closed today for feast of SS Peter & Paul.|
|July||6||The Rev Fr d’Andria gave prizes to Class III|
|10||Filled in Equipment stock book (meals) and forwarded P.M.4|
|Number on roll 131. Average attendance 113. There are a few cases of measles amongst the absentees.|
|13||Nurse Bates held G.C. examination of all children.|
|17||Completed quarterly & yearly totals. School closed today for the summer holidays.|
|Aug||24||School reopened at 9am. Thirty six children transferred to senior dept and thirteen new ones admitted, bringing the number on roll to 108. Filled in Form 7a (4 copies)|
|Sep||3||Nurse Bates visited. New entrants etc weighed and measured.|
|10||Dr Royle & Nurse Bates carried out Medical Inspection of new entrants & children suffering from defects from 10am – 11.45am|
|18||School closed at 3.45pm for September Holiday|
|28||School reopened today at 9am. Received six chairs.|
|Oct||1||Miss Barrett gave her resignation to the Rev Manager. She wishes to retire at Christmas.|
|20||Rev Fr d’Andria, our Rev Manager, paid his farewell visit to the school. Received P.E. requisition|
|28||Finished quarterly totals. Number on roll 105. Average attendance 95. Received meals requisition. School closed at 3.45pm for Mid-term holiday.|
|Nov||2||School reopened after mid-term holiday.|
|3||Rev Fr Walmsley our new Rev Manager paid a visit.|
|13||Number on roll 105. Average attendance 91. Many children suffering from coughs & colds.|
|19||Nurse Bates made G.C. examination of the older children of the school (Class III)|
|20||Number on roll 104. Average attendance 84. Many more children suffering from coughs colds.|
|23||Nurse Bates made G.C. examination of Classes II & III. Stock & Sales books sent for county audit.|
|Dec||1||Dr Royle & Nurse Bates visited at 11.15am. New entrants immunised against diphtheria .|
|8||18 tables & 36 chairs (surplus since 7+ children were transferred to Senior Dept.) were collected by the Education Authority.|
|15||Children had group photographs taken round the crib and Lady Altar and the Christmas Tree by the Scholastic Souvenir Co, Blackpool|
|17||Children gave their Christmas concert in the afternoon for the priests, parents and friends. This was Miss Barrett’s farewell concert. At the end of the concert, Fr Walmsley presented her with a Spiritual Bouquet from the past & present pupils and friends, and also a supper trolley from the infants and staff. Mr Satterthwaite, chairman of the divisional executive, and Mr Nicholas, assistant commissioner of one Nation Savings Group were present. Miss Barrett has been secretary for the school savings since 1917. Mr Briggs brought a number of children to represent the senior dept. Fr Walmsley and Miss Barrett distributed the presents from the Christmas Tree.|
|Dec||22||Miss Barrett resigned her position today after eleven years in the Infants dept, and twenty-nine years in the senior dept.|