29th August 2021 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass Times:
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)

Sunday 4th/5th September

12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

9.30am (Sunday) Clitheroe

11am (Sunday) Sabden

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!!



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

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


 Fr Joe Duggan S.J.


Mary Filbin, Alice & Patrick Emerson


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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’
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




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.

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