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.


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!!



Julia Veenstra, Brian Ashton, Gerald Philbin, Tom Davies


Julia Veenstra, Gerald Philbin


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.


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.

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.


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


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.


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