16th May 2021 – Seventh week of Easter

Today                       Mass 12 (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

Pentecost               Mass 12 noon (Saturday)

Sunday                    Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

 

how to buy Pregabalin from canada Pope Francis writes:
“Every day, for over forty years, following Lauds I have recited a prayer to Saint Joseph taken from a nineteenth-century French prayer book of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary. It expresses devotion and trust, and even poses a certain challenge to Saint Joseph: “Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty. Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome. My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.”


http://mooiparijs.nl/n0grto8f/r-4uaaaoacd-t3.onehorned MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Holy Souls, Special Intentions x 2, Rita & Frank Donbavand,

Mary Cushion, Golden Wedding

Brazil LIVE SIMPLY THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:
When possible try to include seasonal produce from your local farm shop or greengrocer in your diet. As well as supporting your local economy, you might get to know local producers and get tips on how to prepare seasonal foods.


buy Pregabalin usa LAUDATO SI WEEK 2021
“for we know that things can change”(LS 13)

 (to be held May 16-24), will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. Laudato Si’ Week 2021 will also be a time to reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us and prepare for the future with hope.


PARISH BUDDY SYSTEM

It has been hard for many people during the Covid restrictions to keep in touch with what is happening in the Parish and I’m sure that some people are feeling isolated.  The Communications and Media Group has been discussing ways of reaching out to people and we came up with the idea of a Buddy System which we agreed at the last Parish Forum.
Please let us know of anybody (with their permission of course) who would welcome the odd ‘phone call to talk about Parish matters and have someone to contact for information.
We are also seeking names and contact details for people who would be prepared to act as the “Buddy”.

Please contact Anthony Brown on abrown.boggarts@googlemail.com or Janet Clegg on smsj@btinternet.com with your name and contact details if you would like to be part of this scheme and we will get back to 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 on 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).

Courses and training are also offered so individuals and groups can explore Scripture, prayer and faith’s themes and feel equipped to become prayer leaders in their own communities.

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.  For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington:  drworthington@live.co.uk

https://christianretreats.live

2021 – May

PENTECOST:  The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope   Sun 23rd May 2-5pm

2021 – June – July

PETER, A DEEPLY HUMAN CHARACTER : We became alert to the spiritual dynamic in his journey in order to explore this path

Sat 12th June 2-5pm OR Mon 14th June 10am – 1pm

If people wish to, they may attend Part 2 of this retreat on Peter on Sunday 27th June 2 – 5pm

(REPEAT) THE PROBLEM OF EVIL:  This issue has caused many to question their faith.  We explore this from various angles in order to think the whole subject through, understand various approaches and see how this does not need to be an obstacle to faith.

Sat 23rd June 6.30pm – 9pm

THE HANDLESS WOMAN : Through the depths of an ancient story ‘The Handless Woman’, we will explore the wisdom which speaks to our heroic journeying.

Sat 24th July 10am – 1pm


C.C.P.  CLITHEROE CHRISTIANS IN PARTNERSHIP

PRAYER

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Colossians 4:3

From Clitheroe Christians in Partnership, this is the latest theme for our prayer as a town and, we are praying for those in chains.

“Blessed and merciful Lord, some have lost their freedom and access to justice and we pray for all such, for their restoration and journey into faith through Christ.

Others have lost their freedom through injustice and persecution as they stand for the rights of common people – we lift up their plight to You.

We pray for the all those in unchecked power who oppress athis nd silence the voices of those that seek freedom for all people; that their deeds will be made visible and they will be convicted of the cruelty of their abuse and find a pathway to God.”

Pray for the Light of Our Lord to shine in nations where freedom is currently restricted: MYANMAR, YEMEN, CHINA/HONG KONG, EGYPT, COLOMBIA, RUSSIA, ZIMBABWE, The PHILIPPINES, AFGHANISTAN and LIBYA.

For the victims of oppression, we pray this month for:

Nonoy Espina, chair of the national union of Journalists of the Philippines as he represents a free press and campaigns following the murders of 191 journalists since 1986. The mission of the NUoJ is to continue upholding press freedom; to protect journalists from attacks, threats, and harassment; and to organise media workers for better working conditions.

In 2010 a young Tunisian man Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouazizi in protest at mistreatment by the authorities. Pray for the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, established in response to this tragedy, as it works to ensure justice against human rights violations in Tunisia.

For Ibrahim Ezz el-Din in Egypt, labelled as a terrorist in his campaign as a housing rights activist for the poor and homeless and kept in pre trial detention for thirteen months, tortured and suffering from ill health and depression. For Yu Wensheng an imprisoned Chinese Human Rights lawyer convicted at a secret trial to serve four years for inciting subversion of state power.

For the singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu sentenced to death by the Upper Sharia Court in northern Nigeria for placing a song on WhatsApp that is allegedly blasphemous. Not permitted a lawyer at his trial, he has been able to lodge an appeal with help from the international human rights community.

For Tran Huynh Duy Thuc a Vietnamese business person imprisoned for sixteen years to be followed by five years house arrest for advocating social, educational, economic and democratic reform via the media of blogging.

Lord of all that is right, may they not become forgotten prisoners, may they be protected from torture, may they be sustained in captivity until their chains are broken and they are free at last.

Soul of Christ, sanctify them

Body of Christ, save them

Blood of Christ, inebriate them

Water from the side of Christ, wash over them

Passion of Christ, strengthen them

O good Jesus, hear us

Within thy wounds hide them

From the wicked foe defend them.


CCP – CLITHEROE CHRISTIANS IN PARTNERSHIP

MAY PRAYER THEME

This month we will be joining with Christians in over 170 countries, and from within 80 different traditions, in the Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement. We are invited to pray during the eleven days from Ascension to Pentecost i.e. between Thursday 13th – Sunday 23rd May. We are inviting all Christians in our community to enter into Thy Kingdom Come in the hope that friends, family, neighbours and colleagues may come to faith in Jesus Christ.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, the focus will be on:
• Deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ
• Praying for five friends or family to come to, or be restored to, faith in Jesus
• Praying for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness.

Further information, including prayer helps can be found in the links within the attached documents.


RIBBLE VALLEY YOUTH (RVY) EVENTS FOR MAY 2021

Monday May 17th – detached youth work/ youth social in the castle park, 6:30pm. Meet Lucy and Chris at the park for fun and a space to freely hang out and talk about things. This is an invitation for all young people in our churches.

Monday May 24th – next RVY Livestream, 7pm on the YouTube channel.

Please feel free to bring this information to the attention of your congregations as you wish.

Graphics in PDF and jpg form are attached if you would like to use them.

As always, if you have anything you would like to publicise on through RVY please get in touch with Chris or Lucy.

chrischrismeyer@gmail.com

lucyskelton@stjamesclitheroe.co.uk

 

9th May 2021 – Sixth week of Easter

Today               Mass 12 (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
Mass 6.30pm Clitheroe (Ascension)

Thursday          The Ascension of the Lord

Mass:       9am Sabden
10am Clitheroe
12 noon Dunsop Bridge

Friday               Mass 10am Clitheroe

Sunday             Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
Mass 9.30am Clitheroe
Mass 11am Sabden

Ascension is not just a feast that happens to fall in Eastertide: it is an integral part of the Easter mystery. Remember the Lord’s words at the Last Supper: “I am going to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me”.

The resurrection presumes the Lord’s return to the Father. This is therefore a feast of hope: our hope in the Lord’s return, as he went. Our hope that he will take us with him, when our bodies are raised as his was. Our hope that we will take our place in heaven, where he sits on the Father’s right.


Message from Cafod: As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. If you would like to make a donation you can do so on line: cafod.org.uk/give.  Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic


MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
Pauline Klivis x 2, Mr & Mrs Klivis, Dorothy Raynor, Mr & Mrs Raynor,
Special Intention x 2, McGuire family, Rita & Frank Donbavand


Live Simply – Thought for the Week

Could you take part in the ‘No Mow May’ challenge? Letting the flowers bloom on your lawn helps to provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects. This is why we’re asking you to take on a special challenge to support Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ project.  (plantlife.org.uk)


Laudato Si Week 2021

“for we know that things can change”(LS 13)

 (to be held May 16-24), will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. Laudato Si’ Week 2021 will also be a time to reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us and prepare for the future with hope.  https://youtu.be/xOUxcNHxCWw


PARISH BUDDY SYSTEM

It has been hard for many people during the Covid restrictions to keep in touch with what is happening in the Parish and I’m sure that some people are feeling isolated.  The Communications and Media Group has been discussing ways of reaching out to people and we came up with the idea of a Buddy System which we agreed at the last Parish Forum.

Please let us know of anybody (with their permission of course) who would welcome the odd ‘phone call to talk about Parish matters and have someone to contact for information.

We are also seeking names and contact details for people who would be prepared to act as the “Buddy”.

Please contact Anthony Brown on abrown.boggarts@googlemail.com or Janet Clegg on smsj@btinternet.com with your name and contact details if you would like to be part of this scheme and we will get back to you.


CCP – CLITHEROE CHRISTIANS IN PARTNERSHIP

MAY PRAYER THEME

This month we will be joining with Christians in over 170 countries, and from within 80 different traditions, in the Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement. We are invited to pray during the eleven days from Ascension to Pentecost i.e. between Thursday 13th – Sunday 23rd May. We are inviting all Christians in our community to enter into Thy Kingdom Come in the hope that friends, family, neighbours and colleagues may come to faith in Jesus Christ.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, the focus will be on:
• Deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ
• Praying for five friends or family to come to, or be restored to, faith in Jesus
• Praying for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness.

Further information, including prayer helps can be found in the links within the attached documents.


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).

Courses and training are also offered so individuals and groups can explore Scripture, prayer and faith’s themes and feel equipped to become prayer leaders in their own communities.

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.  For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington:
drworthington@live.co.uk

https://christianretreats.live

2021 – May
WILDERNESS RETREAT:
  We follow Jesus into the Wilderness
Sat 8th May 2-5pm OR Mon 10th May 10am – 1pm

THE ARAMAIC LORD’S PRAYER:  A morning, soaking in Jesus’ profound and beautiful prayer in its original language.
Sat 15th May 10am – 1pm

PENTECOST:  The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope
Sun 23rd May 2-5pm

2021 – June-July
PETER, A DEEPLY HUMAN CHARACTER
: We became alert to the spiritual dynamic in his journey in order to explore this path
Sat 12th June 2-5pm OR Mon 14th June 10am – 1pm

If people wish to, they may attend Part 2 of this retreat on Peter on Sunday 27th June 2 – 5pm

(REPEAT) THE PROBLEM OF EVIL:  This issue has caused many to question their faith.  We explore this from various angles in order to think the whole subject through, understand various approaches and see how this does not need to be an obstacle to faith.
Sat 23rd June 6.30pm – 9pm

THE HANDLESS WOMAN : Through the depths of an ancient story ‘The Handless Woman’, we will explore the wisdom which speaks to our heroic journeying.
Sat 24th July 10am – 1pm


C.C.P.  CLITHEROE CHRISTIANS IN PARTNERSHIP

PRAYER

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”  – Colossians 4:3

From Clitheroe Christians in Partnership, this is the latest theme for our prayer as a town and, we are praying for those in chains.

“Blessed and merciful Lord, some have lost their freedom and access to justice and we pray for all such, for their restoration and journey into faith through Christ.

Others have lost their freedom through injustice and persecution as they stand for the rights of common people – we lift up their plight to You.

We pray for the all those in unchecked power who oppress athis nd silence the voices of those that seek freedom for all people; that their deeds will be made visible and they will be convicted of the cruelty of their abuse and find a pathway to God.”

Pray for the Light of Our Lord to shine in nations where freedom is currently restricted: MYANMAR, YEMEN, CHINA/HONG KONG, EGYPT, COLOMBIA, RUSSIA, ZIMBABWE, The PHILIPPINES, AFGHANISTAN and LIBYA.

For the victims of oppression, we pray this month for:

Nonoy Espina, chair of the national union of Journalists of the Philippines as he represents a free press and campaigns following the murders of 191 journalists since 1986. The mission of the NUoJ is to continue upholding press freedom; to protect journalists from attacks, threats, and harassment; and to organise media workers for better working conditions.

In 2010 a young Tunisian man Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouazizi in protest at mistreatment by the authorities. Pray for the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, established in response to this tragedy, as it works to ensure justice against human rights violations in Tunisia.

For Ibrahim Ezz el-Din in Egypt, labelled as a terrorist in his campaign as a housing rights activist for the poor and homeless and kept in pre-trial detention for thirteen months, tortured and suffering from ill health and depression. For Yu Wensheng an imprisoned Chinese Human Rights lawyer convicted at a secret trial to serve four years for inciting subversion of state power.

For the singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu sentenced to death by the Upper Sharia Court in northern Nigeria for placing a song on WhatsApp that is allegedly blasphemous. Not permitted a lawyer at his trial, he has been able to lodge an appeal with help from the international human rights community.

For Tran Huynh Duy Thuc a Vietnamese business person imprisoned for sixteen years to be followed by five years house arrest for advocating social, educational, economic and democratic reform via the media of blogging.

Lord of all that is right, may they not become forgotten prisoners, may they be protected from torture, may they be sustained in captivity until their chains are broken and they are free at last.

Soul of Christ, sanctify them

Body of Christ, save them

Blood of Christ, inebriate them

Water from the side of Christ, wash over them

Passion of Christ, strengthen them

O good Jesus, hear us

Within thy wounds hide them

From the wicked foe defend them.


RIBBLE VALLEY YOUTH (RVY) EVENTS FOR MAY 2021

Monday May 17th – detached youth work/ youth social in the castle park, 6:30pm. Meet Lucy and Chris at the park for fun and a space to freely hang out and talk about things. This is an invitation for all young people in our churches.

Monday May 24th – next RVY Livestream, 7pm on the YouTube channel.

Please feel free to bring this information to the attention of your congregations as you wish.

Graphics in PDF and jpg form are attached if you would like to use them.

As always, if you have anything you would like to publicise on through RVY please get in touch with Chris or Lucy.

chrischrismeyer@gmail.com

lucyskelton@stjamesclitheroe.co.uk


CLITHEROE CIVIC SOCIETY

presents

The Conservation of Bellmanpark Limekilns

A virtual presentation of the Urgent Conservation Repair Works by Project Lead Consultant

Jayne Entwistle

Monday 10th May 2021 at 7.30pm

Civic Society Members & Students Free

Visitors & Members Guests (£3.00)

Access details via ccstickets@btinternet.com


FROM THE ARCHIVES:
This week a report from a Pantomime performed in 1933

THE HALL, LOWERGATE.

FOLLOWING ON THE GREAT SUCCESS OF

THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

DICK WHITTINGTON

(Given by kind permission of Messrs Abel Heywood)

The Catholic Operatic Society will give a REPEAT PERFORMANCE ON]

NEW YEAR’S DAY—MONDAY NEXT

Full Orchestra under the direction of Mr Bar Cross.   Leader: Mr.J.Tomlinson

Doors open at 7pm; Commence at 7.30pm

Admission:  Reserved Seats, 2/- and 1/6.  Unreserved 1/-

Seats Now Booking at the Advertiser and Times Office, 6, Market Place until

Saturday, after Saturday at Miss Driver’s, Confectioners, Lowergate

DICK WHITTINGTON

Popular Pantomime Succeeds at

The Hall

CLEVER YOUNG PERFORMERS

     Seven years old Jacqueline Crawford made a distinct hit in the pantomime “Dick Whittington produced at The Hall Lowergate, on Christmas Night, Boxing Night and Wednesday night.  In spite of her tender years Jacqueline is a very gifted little actress.  She dominated the stage at her every appearance, and her singing of “There’s something about a soldier” was the finest part of the panto, and that is saying a very great deal.  Jacqueline has personality, who has that elusive quality referred to vulgarly in movieland as “It.”

Pantomime has become a tradition at The Hall.  A high standard attained by repeated successes in past years has been set and this standard was fully maintained by this week’s performances.  Again the production was in the hands of Mrs Sherliker and Mrs D Crawford, and they added to the laurels they have earned in past years by presenting a delightful and merry pantomime, full of action and lilting song from start to finish.  A successful pantomime needs to be well dressed and must have an abundance of tuneful numbers.  There must be dances in profusion and an unlimited variety of scenes.  All these ingredients were faithfully served up in “Dick Whittington,” a bright lively show teeming with good things.  It was just such an entertainment as makes an appeal at Christmastide, something to sit back in one’s chair and enjoy thoroughly without the expenditure of much mental effort.

The Tale They Told

The story, of course, following the usual pantomime custom, was extremely slight and followed the lines of the old legend of Dick Whittington, who turned again.  The way in which Richard Whittington, Esq;l made his fortune was rather clever.  He suddenly made his appearance with is famous cat at the Palace of an Eastern Potentate, whose land was overfun by rats.  He offered no less than a million pounds to get rid of the pests, and in less than apparently than it takes to write, Tibby did the work for Richard.  The next time we see the pair Dick has been made Lord Mayor of London and he comes to claim the hand of his childhood sweetheart Alice, while the bells of Bow ring out “Turn again Dick Whittington,” though why they should have chosen that particular moment to do so is rather incomprehensible.  No matter.  Nothing matters in pantomime except that the audience shall enjoy the show and this the audience at The Hall certainly did.

If there is one thing the performances at The Hall are noted for is the children’s chorus, and this group of bonny little girls excelled themselves this year.  They were tutored by Mrs Crawford, and in song and dance were a distinct credit to her.  They were beautifully dressed and they danced with precision and a cleverness that was both pleasing and astounding.  In fact the dancing of the whole chorus, both adult and children’s was one of the most enjoyable features of the pantomime.


The Principal Boy

Miss Winnie Gould was again cast for the part of principal boy and she fills this role remarkably well.  She has a good stage presence, acts charmingly and sings very sweetly.  Miss Edith Manley was pretty and sweet as the principal girl, Alice, and she sang and dances with great charm.  Miss Marie Sherliker is a very talented dancer indeed in spite of her youth.  She is extremely graceful and in addition to toe dancing can step dance splendidly.

She added greatly to the pleasure of the evening.  Miss H.Hargreaves is to be congratulated upon her performance as the cat.  In her furry skin she must have felt the heat acutely but she bore up well, and was a very clever pantomime cat indeed.  Mr J O’Donnell was responsible for a good deal of the humour of the panto and it was in good hands for he made an excellent dame.

Little Jack was excellently presented by Miss C Chatburn, and Mr J.Geldard made an admirable Fitzwarren, the bullying master of Richard, ere he fled to foreign climes.  Mr W Manley was the typical pantomime Emperor, more funny than regal, more rollicking than dignified.  He was well supported by his attendants, Messrs. C.White, T.Sherliker, D.Turner, V.Bush and J Bailey.  Mr C White made the best of a slight part as the policeman, and Mr J.Chatburn was just the right type of sea captain, bluff and hearty.  Mr White was also cast for the part of the fairy queen, which gave him opportunities to poke fun and add humour to the piece.  Master J.Bailey was a splendid footman.  Fairies were introduced to the story to assist Dick Whittington in his fortune hunting, and the parts were capitally filled by the children as follows: Greta Dickinson (Dawn), Joan Rigby (Sunray), Jacqueline Crawford (Mischief), Connie Houghton (Jazz), Dorothy Geldard (Aerial), Mary Walsh (Crystal) and Agnes Wrigley (Moonshine).

Adding to the Pleasure

And so the cast of Dick Whittington is completed, but there are others who added considerably to the pleasure of the audience.  Miss Mamie Carter, soprano, and Mr Fred Long, tenor, in songs and duets were greatly appreciated and loudly applauded.  Miss Carter sang beautifully “My hero,” using her pleasing voice to distinct advantage, while she was associated with Mr Long in the honours for the duets “Only a rose” and “Wild roses blooming.”  It was unfortunate that Mr Long was afflicted with a very severe cold, for his voice lost a lot of power but he rendered “Moonlight Madonna” very pleasingly.  Miss Maggie Bailey sand well in “Letting in the sunshine” and “Well done Gordon,” being the central figure of effective chorus work in both scenes.  Miss Houghton sang “Sundown” and “Spinning Wheel” with great success.  Other extraneous items included “Wear a great big smile, “admirably sung by Mr J.Geldard, who added greatly to the liveliness of the evening and who was splendidly assisted by the choruses.  More happiness was created by the song “Smiles” presented by Miss Gould, Messrs W.Manley, J.Geldard, R.Turner and the chorus.  Much merriment was created by Messrs. Manley and Geldard in the amusing duet “I raised by hat,” and Miss Gould was heard to great advantage in the song “In that little back alley” number with a distinct pantomime flavour.  Little Jacqueline was splendid in A.B.C. and her singing of this delightful little feat of memory for one so young.  She was ably assisted by Dorothy Geldard, Evelyn Boyers, Joan Rigby, Greta Dickinson, Eunice Robinson, Winnie and Agnes Wrigley.  There was more humour when Mr Jack O’Donnell, the dame of the show, combined with mr J.Geldard in the lively song “We’re just as good as they is.”  Miss Gould and Miss Manley sang very sweetly “I may never pass this way again,” and plenty of action was infused into the number “Zip in the air” in which Miss Marie Sherliker was associated with A.Morris and the children.  Miss Sherliker, Greta Dickinson and Dorothy Geldard combined in a very pretty number “Dragon Fly.”  Mr Walter Manley and the four Sultanas, Misses Winnie Chatburn, Monica Wright, Marie Sherliker and Margaret Chatburn, gave “Mary Rose” with complete success, Miss Chatburn adding to the charm of this Eastern scene by her splendid acrobatic dancing.

A Born Artist

As we have previously indicated the most successful number of the evening was the popular “There’s something about a soldier.” in which Mr O’Donnell, Mr Geldard and Jacqueline Crawford were principals.  Jacqueline carried the audience by storm.  She know how to use her eyes.  By the slightest gesture she conveys the impression she wishes to the audience, and she is indeed a very clever little artiste.  One of the prettiest scenes of the evening was “Crinoline,” a refreshing change from syncopation, and presented by Miss Bailey and the young ladies and young men in the chorus.  A fitting conclusion to this fine entertainment was “Let’s all be happy together,” sung by Misses W.Gould, E.Manley, and Messrs J.Geldard and J.O’Donnell.

The whole company was composed of Jacqueline Crawford, Betty Cornwell, Pat Cookson, Joan Cottam, Dorothy Geldard, Winnie Vose, Joan Rigby, Evelyn Boyers, Stacia Long, Eileen Joyce, Betty Frankland, Eunice Robinson, Winnie Wrigley, Greta Dickinson, Brenda Dickinson, Mary Walsh, Connid Houghton, Peggy Glancy, Joan Richardson, Mary Hargreaves, Margaret Chatburn, Millicent Hargreaves, Agnes Morris, Agnes Wrigley, Misses Marie Sherliker, Mary Grisenthwaite, Winifred Murray, Monica Wright, Edith Manley, Winnie Gould, Winnie Chatburn, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Houghton, Mrs O’Donnell, Misses Madeline Reid amd Mamie Carter, Messrs Walter Manley, Dick Turner, Jack Geldard, Jack Chatburn, Kenneth Sherliker, Vernon Bush, John Morris, C.White, Fred Bailey, Francis Wrigley, Joseph Bailey, John O’Donnell and Fred Long.

The stage work, which was excellent was in the hands of Messrs W.Brown, W & B Holden, carpenters and stage managers, while Messrs B.Simpson and T.Cookson were electricians.

The orchestra, conducted by Mr Bert Cross, and led by Mr James Tomlinson, was an excellent factor of the pantomime, and consisted of Messrs J.Tomlinson, J.Whatmough, W.Jackson (violins); Mr Marsden, Miss M.Shaw (flutes); Messrs C.Isherwood (cello); S.Gudgeon (bass); W.Nutter (cornet); J.Wilkinson (trombone); and Mrs W.Sharples (piano).

2nd May 2021 – Fifth week of Easter

Today               Mass 12 (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

Sunday             Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

Feasts – Monday: St. Philip & St. James

Tuesday: The English Martyrs

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
In thanksgiving, Special Intentions x 3,
Rita & Frank Donbavand, Norman Berry, Holy Souls, Nora Daly

ANNIVERSARIES
Norman Berry, Nora Daly

May is the month of Mary so let us try and pray the Rosary each day. Pope Francis said, “The prayer of the rosary is the prayer of the humble and of the saints who, through its mysteries, contemplate with Mary the life of Jesus, the merciful face of the Father.”


LIVE SIMPLY THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Where possible: buy loose, not pre-packed fruit and vegetables—don’t put them in a plastic bag. Please think about the damage caused by plastic waste.


LAUDATO SI 2021

“for we know that things can change”(LS 13)

(to be held May 16-24), will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. Laudato Si’ Week 2021 will also be a time to reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us and prepare for the future with hope.   https://youtu.be/xOUxcNHxCWw


The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments.

In a reflection titled Day of the Lord, the Bishops also praise families, parish communities and those who have worked tirelessly in hospitals, care homes, schools and prisons during these challenging times of ill-health, grief and isolation.

The Bishops salute the leadership of our priests and also express gratitude for the ‘immense efforts’ of those who have provided food for those most in need:

“The generosity shown in the distribution of so very many meals has given eloquent expression to the mercy, love and compassion which are at the very heart of God. Many have been touched by the joy of meeting Christ in the poor; and many of the poor by the joy of meeting Christ in selfless parishioners.”

Whilst acknowledging the creative and diverse methods of outreach during the pandemic – not least the live streaming of Mass – attention then turns to the post-pandemic world.

The Bishops recognise that it is impossible to predict the pace at which we will emerge from the pandemic but state “what is clear is the challenge we face of bringing our communities and the practice of the faith to a still greater expression and strength.”

They identify the groups of people they are seeking to reach:

  • Those who have lost the habit of coming to church and who may be anxious about doing so
  • Those who may not want to re-establish a pattern of Catholic worship – who may have seen a gap widen between the spiritual dimension of their lives and any communal expression of that spiritual quest.
  • The ‘Covid curious’ who may have encountered the Catholic Church for the first time during the pandemic

The Bishops highlight the strengths, the “veritable treasures” of the Catholic Church as being the tools at their disposal to rise to these challenges. The greatest treasure is, of course, the sacramental life of the Church and at its heart, the Eucharist.

“It is the Eucharist, the celebration of the Mass, that makes the Church; and it is the Church, in the gift of the Holy Spirit, which makes the Eucharist. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the lifeblood of the Church. It requires our active participation and, to be fully celebrated, our physical presence.

“At this moment, then, we need to have in our sights the need to restore to its rightful centrality in our lives the Sunday Mass, encouraging each to take his or her place once again in the assembly of our brothers and sisters.

“We face the task of seeking to nurture the sense of Sunday as ‘a weekly gift from God to his people’, and something we cannot do without; to see Sunday as the soul of the week, as giving light and meaning to all the responsibilities we live out each day; to see the Sunday Eucharist as food for the unique mission with which we have been endowed.”


Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

Last week it was sheep: this week, the vine. Jesus offers us another (agricultural) image to explain the mystery of his offering of himself, and our belonging to him, our being part of him, which comes about through the sacrament of Baptism. This is, as was stated earlier, the period of Mystagogy, when the newly baptised are helped to see what life in Jesus Christ really means. Today this comes out strongly for all of us, with two of the three readings emphasising the moral aspects of life in Christ: it is not simply enough to “belong” to him: our belonging must be shown by the works we do, by the fruits we bear – while remembering of course that we cannot bear fruit except in him.


Day of Prayer for the Victims and Survivors of Abuse – 4th May 2021
On Thursday 6th May at Salford Cathedral Bishop John will celebrate Mass for Survivors of Abuse. The Mass will begin at 7pm and is open to all. It will also be streamed on church stream at Salford Cathedral Livestream
The Bishops of England and Wales have moved the date of this annual Day of Prayer from Lent to Eastertide, in response to a request from survivors, to express that this is a day in the season of hope and new life on which to pray for those who have been abused.


First Holy Communion Congratulations to the children who over the past few weekends have received their First Holy Communion. Let us continue to keep these children and their families in our prayers. We also pray for those who will be receiving their First Holy Communion in the next few weeks.


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 on 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).

Courses and training are also offered so individuals and groups can explore Scripture, prayer and faith’s themes and feel equipped to become prayer leaders in their own communities.

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.  For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington:

drworthington@live.co.uk

https://christianretreats.live


2021 – May
WILDERNESS RETREAT:
  We follow Jesus into the Wilderness
Sat 8th May 2-5pm OR Mon 10th May 10am – 1pm

THE ARAMAIC LORD’S PRAYER:  A morning, soaking in Jesus’ profound and beautiful prayer in its original language.
Sat 15th May 10am – 1pm

PENTECOST:  The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope   Sun 23rd May 2-5pm

2021 – June-July
PETER, A DEEPLY HUMAN CHARACTER
: We became alert to the spiritual dynamic in his journey in order to explore this path
Sat 12th June 2-5pm OR Mon 14th June 10am – 1pm

If people wish to, they may attend Part 2 of this retreat on Peter on Sunday 27th June 2 – 5pm

(REPEAT) THE PROBLEM OF EVIL:  This issue has caused many to question their faith.  We explore this from various angles in order to think the whole subject through, understand various approaches and see how this does not need to be an obstacle to faith.
Sat 23rd June 6.30pm – 9pm

THE HANDLESS WOMAN : Through the depths of an ancient story ‘The Handless Woman’, we will explore the wisdom which speaks to our heroic journeying.
Sat 24th July 10am – 1pm


C.C.P.  CLITHEROE CHRISTIANS IN PARTNERSHIP

PRAYER

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”  – Colossians 4:3

From Clitheroe Christians in Partnership, this is the latest theme for our prayer as a town and, we are praying for those in chains.

“Blessed and merciful Lord, some have lost their freedom and access to justice and we pray for all such, for their restoration and journey into faith through Christ.

Others have lost their freedom through injustice and persecution as they stand for the rights of common people – we lift up their plight to You.

We pray for the all those in unchecked power who oppress athis nd silence the voices of those that seek freedom for all people; that their deeds will be made visible and they will be convicted of the cruelty of their abuse and find a pathway to God.”

Pray for the Light of Our Lord to shine in nations where freedom is currently restricted: MYANMAR, YEMEN, CHINA/HONG KONG, EGYPT, COLOMBIA, RUSSIA, ZIMBABWE, The PHILIPPINES, AFGHANISTAN and LIBYA.

For the victims of oppression, we pray this month for:

Nonoy Espina, chair of the national union of Journalists of the Philippines as he represents a free press and campaigns following the murders of 191 journalists since 1986. The mission of the NUoJ is to continue upholding press freedom; to protect journalists from attacks, threats, and harassment; and to organise media workers for better working conditions.

In 2010 a young Tunisian man Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouazizi in protest at mistreatment by the authorities. Pray for the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, established in response to this tragedy, as it works to ensure justice against human rights violations in Tunisia.

For Ibrahim Ezz el-Din in Egypt, labelled as a terrorist in his campaign as a housing rights activist for the poor and homeless and kept in pre-trial detention for thirteen months, tortured and suffering from ill health and depression. For Yu Wensheng an imprisoned Chinese Human Rights lawyer convicted at a secret trial to serve four years for inciting subversion of state power.

For the singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu sentenced to death by the Upper Sharia Court in northern Nigeria for placing a song on WhatsApp that is allegedly blasphemous. Not permitted a lawyer at his trial, he has been able to lodge an appeal with help from the international human rights community.

For Tran Huynh Duy Thuc a Vietnamese business person imprisoned for sixteen years to be followed by five years house arrest for advocating social, educational, economic and democratic reform via the media of blogging.

Lord of all that is right, may they not become forgotten prisoners, may they be protected from torture, may they be sustained in captivity until their chains are broken and they are free at last.

Soul of Christ, sanctify them

Body of Christ, save them

Blood of Christ, inebriate them

                                            Water from the side of Christ, wash over them

Passion of Christ, strengthen them

O good Jesus, hear us

Within thy wounds hide them

From the wicked foe defend them.


CLITHEROE CIVIC SOCIETY
presents

The Conservation of Bellmanpark Limekilns

A virtual presentation of the Urgent Conservation Repair Works by Project Lead Consultant

Jayne Entwistle

Monday 10th May 2021 at 7.30pm

Civic Society Members & Students Free

Visitors & Members Guests (£3.00)

Access details via ccstickets@btinternet.com


FROM THE ARCHIVES

A. M. D. G.

RULES

OF THE

CLITHEROE CATHOLIC SICK CLUB

ESTABLISHED MARCH 24th, 1844

CLITHEROE:

PRINTED BY W.WHEWELL, CASTLE STREET

1844
RULES

1st. – This association shall be called the “CLITHEROE CATHOLIC SICK CLUB;”and is placed under the patronage of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY and SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST.

2nd. – This association shall consist of such boys and girls of the Clitheroe Catholic Schools, above the age of seven years who shall be considered unobjectionable on the score of health and character, and who are willing to comply with the following rules;  it shall also consist of Catholic women, whose admission shall take place before the age of forty-five, or the entrance money will be five shillings; at forty-six, six shillings; and so on, increasing one shilling every year till fifty-five: beyond that age none shall be admitted: and of honorary members of both sexes, without respect to their religious opinions.

3rd.- This association shall be under the management of the Catholic pastor, aided by a treasurer, secretary and a council of twelve, chosen by and from the adult members, at any quarterly meeting.

4th.- From the council, the pastor shall select such as he may judge proper to visit the sick.

5th.- The object of this association in charity: viz, to bind its members to act together for the greater honour and glory of God, and to contribute to the spiritual and temporal comfort of one another.

6th.- There will be four quarterly meetings, in the Catholic School room; viz., on the last Sunday of March, June, September and December, when the receipts and expenditure will be inspected, and the ordinary business of the society transacted.  The president may call a meeting when necessary at other times, and five shall be competent to act.

7th.-There will be an annual dinner in the school-room for such as choose to pay one shilling for it a week in advance; the day, time, and place, to be fixed at one of the quarterly meetings.  Honorary members to be invited by the secretary.

8th.- Any Teacher of the school, or scholar above seven years of age, of sound health and good character, upon payment of sixpence entrance money, may be admitted as a member at the monthly meeting: every other prostutant for admission, not being a teacher or a scholar must be proposed by one of the adult members, at the meeting which will be held in the school-room on the last Sunday of every month after vespers, and the president and council shall within a month afterwards decide upon the individual’s admission or rejection; but the admission money for such must be one shilling and the monthly pay fivepence, although the advantages will be only the same as those enjoyed by the teachers and scholars.

9th. – In case the monthly pay of fivepence should be neglected, a fine of one penny must be exacted together with the fivepence, at the next monthly meeting: – If not paid on that occasion, the fine shall be doubled; and I neglected a third time, the defaulter shall be excluded from the club at the end of the fourth month.

10th.- Each member being either a scholar or a teacher at the school, shall pay every Sunday morning personally to the superintendant or other person appointed by the president, his or her weekly subscription of one penny, unless prevented by sickness, or some cause, the reasonableness of which the president shall determine.  Any such member neglecting to pay his or her subscription for two Sundays shall be fined one penny on the third; twopence on the fourth; and if all arrears are not paid on the fifth, he or she shall be admonished by the visitor, and if no sufficient excuse be given, shall be excluded on the sixth Sunday.

11th. – The monies thus collected by the Superintendents or their substitutes shall be transferred to the treasurer at the monthly meeting.

12th. – Ladies and Gentlemen, desirous through a notice of charity of becoming honary members, will be gratefully received, upon payment of any sum they may please, providing that sum be not less than five shillings annually, and they shall be entitled to all the spiritual benefits of the association.

13th. – All monies except those necessary for current expenses shall be paid by the treasurer, every third month into the savings bank, in the names of the treasurer and secretary of the “Clitheroe Catholic Sick Club.”

14th.- No member shall receive relief from the fund till 9 months after his or her admission: such will then be entitled in case of sickness to a weekly allowance of four shillings; but if the sickness continue longer than four months, the weekly allowance shall be two shillings, if eight months, one shilling.  (See Apendix).  Any relapse or fresh illness occurring within two months shall be regarded as the same illness.  An expelled member shall, upon re-admission, within six months, be entitled to relief after three months.

15th.- No member shall be entitled to relief for any sickness of less than seven days duration, nor then, if the cause of sickness was known and concealed by that member when admitted, or was afterwards occasioned by immortality or criminal excess.  Fraud in feigning sickness, when established to the satisfaction of a majority at a monthly meeting, shall be sufficient cause for dismissal.

16th . – Any member incapable of work through illness, and claiming the benefit of the club shall send notice to one of the nearest visitors, who shall, immediately, and afterwards weekly (if the disease be not contagious, and the distance not more than two miles) visit the sick member, pay the weekly allowance, and report upon the nature of the case at the school-room on the following Sunday.

17th.  Any associate changing his place of abode to a greater distance than two miles from the nearest visitor must in case of sickness give information to the secretary in writing, signed by himself and attested by the Priest who attends him.

18th. – When any member of nine months standing dies, thirty shillings (see Apendix) shall be given to the Friends of the deceased for funeral expenses, and every member shall pay an extra penny into the fund.

19th. – Should the funds be ever so reduced as to leave only as many shillings as there are members, the weekly subscriptions alone shall be distributed to the sick in equal proportions, the scale being duly observed; (see appendix) and on the contrary, if by the blessing of God, few calls are made upon the funds, when they have accumulated to more than fifty pounds, the quarterly meeting shall determine their application.

20th. – Every male associate shall cease to be a member at the age of eighteen, but may be drafted into the “Clitheroe Catholic Association” (to be hereafter formed) if of approved health and character, without paying entrance money, and shall be entitled to relief for sixth months.

21st. – An associate upon showing good reason to the president for leaving the school may upon application within the month, and upon paying fivepence monthly, continue a member.  No one shall receive relief during sickness arising from confinement, &c; & no one while in the Union House, o receiving out-door parish relief shall be called upon to pay to the funds, nor shall he receive any help from them while so circumstanced.

22nd. – any member not frequenting the sacraments at the time of Easter, or practising fraud upon the society, or guilty of any other serious irregularity, shall be admonished or expelled at the discretion of the president.

23rd.- The communicants are earnestly advised frequently to approach the holy sacraments, especially during the times of plenary indulgences.

24th.- Every member is to say daily the “Hail Mary” and “Health of the weak, Refuge of sinners pray for us.”

25th.- On the first Sunday of every month, the associates are expected to assist at the Bona Mors prayers and the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

26th.- One Mass will be offered up for every member alternately for the living and dead members of the Club.

27th . – Every third month a Mass will be offered up alternately for the living and dead members of the Club.

28th. – When it is announced from the altar that an associate is dangerously ill, the members shall  remain a few minutes in the chapel after Mass, and recite the second part of the Rosary for his or her recovery, or for a happy death as God may please to direct..

29th. – If the funeral of a member take place on a Sunday, and at the Catholic Chapel, Clitheroe, the associates are to attend it, and afterwards in the Chapel recite the Litany for the dead, they shall also recite the same on the first Sunday after all ‘Souls’ day, for all deceased associates.

30th. – the secretary shall have in writing the name and abode of each associate and likewise the names of the honorary members, with the amount of their subscriptions.

31st. – All necessary and incidental expenses for books, &c., shall be defrayed by the treasurer out of the funds.

32nd. – The president and his council shall decide all disputes, and their decision shall be final: and should any alteration in these rules be judged necessary, they shall make it, with the sanction of the majority at a quarterly meeting.

APPENDIX

     It was resolved at the public meeting held in the school room, on the 24th March, 1844, that the rules of the “Clitheroe Catholic Sick Club” be adopted.  It was also resolved that any person of sound health and good moral character, and submitting to be guided by the rules, shall be at liberty to double his or her entrance money, viz., two shillings, and monthly subscription of tenpence, fines &., and thus to become entitled to eight shillings a week for the first four months of sickness, four shillings a week for the next four months, and two shillings a week afterwards, and three pounds for funeral expenses.

25th April 2021 – Fourth week of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Today                   Mass 12 (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

 

Sunday                 Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am Clitheroe

Mass 11am Sabden

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
Glenn Peters x 4, Rita & Frank Donbavand, Ian Mayor, Albert Blockeel

LATELY DEAD
Ian Mayor

ANNIVERSARIES
Glenn Peters, Albert Blockeel, Moira Robinson

WANTED:

Someone to take care of the garden at the front of church – does not involve any mowing of the lawn.   Any day and any time it is up to the individual.
If you are willing to give a little of your time it would be very much appreciated.  See Arnold Marsden or telephone him 01200 427096

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If anyone out there, especially from Sabden or Dunsop has any items they feel would be suitable for the Archive section or indeed anything for our Newsletter please give Janet a ring or email her on smsj@btinternet.com 

Environmental Survey:
You are invited to complete a survey so that the diocese can understand different priorities around the environment. The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete and share this link with anyone who may be interested. Thank you for your time: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SalfordEnvironment

 

The Logos & Literature: Elaborating the Divine:
A series of online evening talks exploring some of the great themes of Catholic Christianity in writing old and new, with Catholic scholars and contemporary authors. Every second Thursday at 7:30pm from 29th April. For info and registration: https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/logos-and-literature/


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

This week from the archives is from the Infant School Log 1947

Jan 7 School reopened at 9am. Four new children admitted making number on roll 70.  Miss Cottam began her duties at this school as welfare officer.  She is here from 11.40am – 1.30pm.  Mrs Trimby is senior kitchen assistant and Mrs Jolly ordinary assistant.
  9 Dental Inspection of all children in school carried out by Mr Heron.  63 children examined (2pm)
  16 Nurse Bates made a G.C. examination of all classes at 11.45am.
  21 Miss Reece, P.T. organiser paid an introductory visit
  24 Miss Graham, Meals organiser paid an introductory visit.  Number on roll 71.  Average attendance 63
  29 Received (November 1946) Requisition from Hope Bros
  31 Number on roll 71.  Average attendance 45.  The attendance this week has been badly affected by an epidemic of severe colds and sore throats.  This afternoon only 36 children are present.  This is the lowest attendance for the week.
Feb 7 Attendance still very low owing to sickness and severe weather.  Average attendance 40.
  14 Attendance improving slowly.  Average attendance 47.  School closed at 4pm for mid-term holiday.  Sent in P.T. and Games requisition for 1947-48
  19 School reopened at 9am
  26 Only 28 children present this morning owing to a very heavy fall of snow.
  27 Eighteen children made their First Confession.
Mar  

3

 

I (E.Coneron) was absent from school suffering from an attack of sinusitis.  During these three weeks Miss Crompton was in charge of Class I and Lower Class II.  Miss Barrett took the rest of Class II and Class III.  For two weeks the attendance was very low owing to heavy snowfalls.  Medical inspection of children was carried out by Dr Royal and Nurse Bates on March 17th.
  24 Religious Examination.  Register not marked today.
  25 Registers examined and found correct.  O.A.Kemball SJ
  28 School closed today at 4pm for the Easter Holidays.  Completed quarterly and yearly totals.
Apr 14 School reopened at 9am.  Four new children admitted bringing total on roll to 75.  Received electric radiator for canteen kitchen.  Stock book etc sent for audit.
  18 Attendance during past week very good.  Average attendance 73.
  24 Mr Halifax H.M.I. paid an introductory visit.  Examined electric radiator and was informed of its use.
May 2 Number on roll 75.  Average attendance 71
  22 Nurse Bates carried out G.C. examination of all children in the school.  72 were present.
  23 School closed at 4pm for the Whitsuntide holidays.
June 2 School reopened at 9am.  Two new children admitted bringing total on roll to 77.
  5 School closed today for feast of Corpus Christi.
  20 Attendance good.  Number on roll 78.  Average attendance 74.  During the past week Classes II and III have been tested in the three R’s.
  27 Registers examined and found correct.  O.A.Kemball SJ
    Received 3 official Meals Registers to be used from next week onwards.  Meals Register sent for audit at the end of March has not been returned and according to Mr Rogerson must be presumed lost.
July 2 Miss Coneron absent through sickness.  Classes grouped between Miss Barrett and Miss Crompton, as no Supply Teacher was available.  M.Barrett p.p. Miss Coneron
  16 Requisition from Hope Bros arrived.
  17 School closed at 4pm for the Midsummer Holidays.
Aug 25 School reopened.  Miss Coneron still absent.  Miss Maureen Joyce, a Mount Pleasant College Student, commenced a fortnight’s Teaching Practice.  25 children were transferred to the Senior Department, and 7 new one admitted; 1 left.  Total on Roll 64.
Sept   Nurse Bates made G.C. examination
    Requisition from Hope Bros arrived
  5 Miss Joyce completed her T.P.
  8 Miss Coneron still absent; classes grouped as previously
    School Photographer arrived about 10.45 and photographed the children.
  17 Registers examined and found correct. O.A.Kemball SJ
  19 The school closed at 4pm today for the September holiday.
  29 School reopened at 9 o’clock.  I (E.Coneron) returned to school after being absent since July 2nd on account of illness.  Four new children were admitted, making number on roll 70
Oct 2 Rev Fr d’Andria our new Rev Manager paid his first visit.  Rev Fr Kemball left the town during the September holiday.
  9 Miss Coneron is absent through sickness.  The classes as on a previous occasion have been grouped between Miss Barrett and Miss Crompton as no supply is available.  Miss Barrett pp. Miss Coneron
  10 Number on roll 70.  Average attendance 62.1.
  15 Commencing to-day and every Wednesday following, the afternoon secular lessons will start at 1.30pm to enable the children to go to church for Benediction at 3.50pm.
  21 The Rev Manager visited the school this afternoon
  24 The Medical Officer and Nurse Bates visited the school at 11am to examine all the children admitted since the last Medical Inspection
  27 The Rev Manager visited this morning.
  30 The school closed today at 4pm for the Mid-term holiday.  Average attendance 57
Nov 4 The school reopened this morning at 9am
  10 At the request of the Mayor the children had a holiday today
  12 The Rev Manager visited
  14 This week has seen charges in our Dining-room staff.  With Mrs Cottam’s resigning her duties as Welfare Officer on the 7th inst, Mrs Jolly took up these duties on the 11th.  On that day Mrs Trimby became 1st Dining room Assistant, with Mrs Bowker as second in charge.
  17 The Rev Manager visited
  18 The Rev Manager visited.  53 children present.  The considerable drop in attendance is owing to the prevalence of Whooping Cough.
  19 In celebration of the Royal Wedding of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten, this afternoon’s lessons were suspended to allow the children to enjoy party games in the Hall.  These were followed by a nice tea, after which prizes were given to the winners of the games.  Mr Walter Jackson, a School Manager paid a visit while the celebrations were in progress.  53 children were present.
  20 The children have a holiday to-day to commemorate the Royal Wedding.
  21 The Rev Manager visited.  71 children on the roll; average attendance 53.1
  25 Today the afternoon session commenced at 1.15 with secular lessons, and the children were dismissed at 3.15 in order to allow Miss Crompton and myself to attend at P.T. Demonstration given by Miss Reece and Mr Jones at Padiham.
  27 The Rev Manager visited.
  28 On Tuesday the 25th inst, requisition from Hope Bros arrived.
Dec 11 The Rev Manager visited.
  17 This morning at 10.30am the children were shown three interesting Health Films by Mr Bradford, who also gave a little talk on the same.  Dr Fairweather, Clitheroe’s Medical Officer, paid a brief visit.  56 children were present.
  18 Registered examined and found correct. A.B.d’Andria SJ
    This afternoon the children gave a short concert of Songs and Carols, attended by the Reverend Manager, who afterwards distributed gifts from the Christmas Tree.  60 children were present.
  19 The school closed at 4pm today for the Christmas Holiday.  Finished quarterly totals.

 

 

18th April 2021 – Third week of Easter

Masses this week:

Sunday                  Mass 12 (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
                              Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
                              Mass 9.30am Clitheroe
                              Mass 11am Sabden
Monday                 No Public Mass (Funeral)
Tuesday                 Mass 10am Clitheroe
Wednesday            Mass 10am Clitheroe
Thursday                Mass 10am Clitheroe
Friday                     Mass 10am Clitheroe St. George
Sunday                   Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
                               Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
                               Mass 9.30am Clitheroe
                               Mass 11am Sabden

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK:
Margaret Donnelly, John Keely, Rita & Frank Donbavand x 2

LATELY DEAD:
Chris Carr, John Keely, Peter Whiteside

ANNIVERSARIES:
Margaret Donnelly


PARISH FORUM

The next Parish Forum will be held tomorrow evening

Monday 19th April at 7.30pm via Zoom

It is simple to join the meeting and you do not need an invitation. If you have installed the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or smartphone (recommended) the ID is 865 074 9717.  If you don’t have the App installed, click on the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8650749717


CHRISTIAN RETREATS 2021

LENTEN JOURNEY WITH SAINT PAUL:
A compelling, passionate witness to life lived in the Risen Christ, Paul a dedicated builder of Christian community and writer of Scripture, lived deeply from the ground of his deep faith. After his dramatic and life-changing conversion, he spent time in the desert – so we begin by following Paul into the desert during Lent and then seek to explore his challenging and profound experience of faith. This is a 4 week course and participants should attend all sessions if they are able to.
Thursdays 6.30-9pm   April 22th, 29th, May 6th  (Cost £80)

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY:
An Introduction to Ignatian Discernment and The Examen.
Tues 20th April 6.30-9pm

THE DESERT FATHERS:
Exploring their profound spirituality.
Sun 25th April 2-5pm

THE CROSS AND RESURRECTION:
Reflection and contemplation.
Wed 28th April 2-5pm

WILDERNESS RETREAT:
Sat 8th May 2-5pm    OR   Mon 10th  May 10am-1pm

THE ARAMAIC LORD’S PRAYER:
A morning, soaking in Jesus’ profound and beautiful prayer in its original language.
Sat 15th May 10am-1pm

PENTECOST:
The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope.
Sun 23rd May 2-5pm

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.

For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington: drworthington@live.co.uk

https://www.christianretreats.live


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

An extract from ‘Clitheroe in its Railway Days’ by Stephen Clarke

     The Catholic Band was formed in the year 1859 and was founded by Fr Bird and C.J.B.Trappes Esq.  The first band was a Fife and Drum one and gained two prizes, one at Belle Vue, Manchester, and the other at the opening of Moor Park, Preston.  Ultimately it became a reed band and subsequently a brass one.  The brass band obtained three prizes, two firsts at Leyland and one at Padiham, all in the same year.  The first band room was at the old school in Lowergate, but ultimately through the kindness of Mr Trappes, a splendid room was placed at their disposal behind Theyton House, Church Street.  Shortly after Mr Trappes removal to Manchester in the year 1887, Mr Trappes handed over the band’s property to Rev Fr Hartell SJ.  On this occasion the band, through the generosity of Mr Trappes, were regaled at Gisburn with an excellent dinner, and an enjoyable evening was spent.

The late Mr Charles Duckett was the first bandmaster, and held the position for upwards of 20 years, and was the recipient on the 10th August 1869 of a handsome silver snuff box presented to him by Mr Trappes on the 10th anniversary of the band’s existence.  Mr Michael Ducket, his son succeeded him, and was also presented in June 1879 by Mr Trappes with a time-piece, in recognition of 20 years services as bandmaster, he having, like his father proved an able bandmaster.

An extract from a church diary for 1933

Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb

 

 

 

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

Apr

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

Aug

 

 

 

 

 

Sept

 

 

Oct

 

 

 

Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

20

 

 

22

23

24

 

25

 

30

 

2

19

20

24

1

3

5

 

 

27

5/6/7

9

14

23

30

7

21

26

28

5

18

20

23

 

 

 

 

 

7

7

 

 

16

19

21

15

20

26

3

24

26

30

3

8

12

26

 

 

3

6

7

8

10

13

25

Fr Lomax taken to Nursing Home, Shearbank Rd, Blackburn.  About 100 children were absent from School owing to epidemic of Influenza.

 

Death of Fr Lomax at 2ap after a heart attack.

Body brought from Blackburn at 9.10pm

Fr Kopp called away to sister who was dying

Fr Lynch, nephew, Oratorian arrived

Solemn Requiem at 10.30.  Fr Lomax was buried in our Cemetery although a grave had been reserved at Ford.

The Schools were closed for a fortnight: influenza.

Miss Bramley ended her teaching career on Jan 27.

Blessing of candles at 8.  Blessing of St Blaise after Holy Hour.

Presentation to Miss Bramley.

Fr O’Dwyer to Dublin; his mother had dies that day.

Blizzard for three days.

Ash Wednesday.  Fr Wilcock preaches on Wednesdays.

Fr Briffa arrived to help during Lent; till April 11th.

Q.Ore began.  Initiation of Knights at 2.30.  Procession oplu B Sact in the evening 150 menu

Church Porch panelled.

Small Ciborium lent to Fr Murray of Sabden; given to Sabden 1937

Fr Briffa gave Senior Children short Retreat.

Palm Sunday; H.Week as usual

Fr Magee preached Passion Sermon.

First meeting of new Council of Men’s Sodality after election.

School Sermons: Fr Sheridan

Procession in honour of Our Lady: School: Church only.

Fr Donohoe spoke to the men about Retreats.

Work on the church begun.  Scaffolding outside.

Sodality procession to the playground.

Whit Monday Procession; beautiful day and Procession

Procession of the B.Sact in the Church

Scaffold inside church

Cheque from Inspector (Claims) for £311.8.10: Claim inclusive for 6 years Income Tax acknowledged: (See Nov 28 1931).  The only tax to be now paid is on Ground Rent.  The Deeds were forwarded to Fr Blackett for execution by the Registered Trustees: afterwards registered the deed with Charity Commission as to free one property from Schedule A tax.  Notice given to local Inspector.

Fr Freeman came to supply

Fr ODwyer holiday.

Lease of Cross Keys falls in New Lease with Fr Blackett:  Lease renewed: signed November

Painter fell from scaffold and fractured thigh.

Mass vestments presented by Mrs Cook & Miss Lester.

K.S.C.watched before the B.Sact for 24 hours.

Schools broke at noon.  Loan £2000 to St Wilfrid’s

Bazaar in Hall & School.  Complete success.

Fr Crook arrived: joined the Staff

C.O.M Election

Fr Visitor arrived.

Fr Visitor left.

All outside scaffolding removed.

Builders departed.

Sent to Mount for retreat.

Fr Briffa lectured, Lantern lecture on Life of Our Lord.

Re-opening celebration.  High Mass at 10.30.  Fr O’Connor Rector os Stonyhurst, H.Priest: Fr Robinson, Deacon: Fr O’Dwyer, Sub Deacon: Fr Kopp.  Fr Sherliker preached morning and evening.

14 Boys received into Boys Sodality.

At 7.30 office B.V.M

At 7.30 Rosary

At 7.30 Reception: 18 C.O.M: 5 men

Procession in Hon of the Immac. Conception.  No boys walked

Notice from C.Y.S. London: The C.Y.S. cases now belong to us.

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 heading the House.  Total Cost £9.13.8.

In November the Church Boiler was repaired.  Two sections were cracked.  Taken to pieces and the parts re-assembled: the two sections were paid for by Insurance Co: the work cost us £22.1.6.

On Dec 1 the final acct. was paid Mr Durkin on builder’s 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 & decorating interior: Total £629.4.0.  All stone work cleaned and repaired.  Painting  throughout.  Rebilding. Flood lights Cost £21.

On Dec 27: final acct paid Mr Smith the joiner, for work done during the year.  Total £210.13.5.  Panelling completed: New Main Doors.  The pitch pine comes from old school benches.  Grand Total £1639.17.5.

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

11th April 2021 – Divine Mercy Sunday

Second week of Easter

Sunday                      Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe

                                  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

 

MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
Frank Worden, Special Intention, Chris Carr x 2, Olive Whitwell, Margaret Harrison,
Fiona Douglas, Hazel Whittaker, Brian Ashton

LATELY DEAD:
Eileen Johnson, Chris Carr, Joyce Gorrighan

Live simply thought of the week:

Become a green purchaser: before buying,

think ‘do I need it or just want it’.


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 at 7:30 pm on Monday, 19th April via Zoom.  If you have anything you would like discussed please let me (Carol Riley) know by 11th April on Tel 01200 426769or e-Mail cariley.t21@btinternet.com


UPDATE!
CYCLE RIDE – CLITHEROE TO LOURDES

The final update to our virtual journey.  We ‘arrived ‘ in Lourdes on Easter Sunday after cycling 1216 miles in 51 days, in the beautiful local countryside through wind, rain, hail and sunshine.

Thank you to all who have encouraged us on our way and for the generous donations that have been made. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. We have raised over £2500 so far, but you can still sponsor us if you wish to support this worthy cause.

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.


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


CHRISTIAN RETREATS 2021

LENTEN JOURNEY WITH SAINT PAUL
A compelling, passionate witness to life lived in the Risen Christ, Paul a dedicated builder of Christian community and writer of Scripture, lived deeply from the ground of his deep faith. After his dramatic and life-changing conversion, he spent time in the desert – so we begin by following Paul into the desert during Lent and then seek to explore his challenging and profound experience of faith. This is a 4 week course and participants should attend all sessions if they are able to.
Thursdays 6.30-9pm   April 15th, 22th, 29th, May 6th  (Cost £80)

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY
 An Introduction to Ignatian Discernment and The Examen.
Tues 20th April 6.30-9pm

THE DESERT FATHERS
Exploring their profound spirituality.
Sun 25th April 2-5pm

THE CROSS AND RESURRECTION
Reflection and contemplation.
Wed 28th April 2-5pm

WILDERNESS RETREAT
Sat 8th May 2-5pm    OR   Mon 10th  May 10am-1pm

THE ARAMAIC LORD’S PRAYER
 A morning, soaking in Jesus’ profound and beautiful prayer in its original language.
Sat 15th May 10am-1pm

PENTECOST
The divine fire and the call to go forth into a life based on freedom and hope.
Sun 23rd May 2-5pm

All retreats cost £20, unless otherwise stated.

For bookings, please see the website or contact Donna Worthington: drworthington@live.co.uk

https://www.christianretreats.live


FROM THE ARCHIVES

1905

CLITHEROE CATHOLIC CLUB

The Club was opened on Monday October 2nd 1905 by the Hon Sir Jos Walton.  The first general meeting of the members was held on Monday October 9th, when 120 members were enrolled and the following Committee chosen:

Fr Moss was in the Chair

President: Mr Wm Wells

Secretary: Mr Edw Ingham

Committee:  Mr Denis Byrne

Mr Edw Walker

Mr Barrett

Mr Norbert Dewhurst

Mr Jos Brown Jnr

Mr Holden (Back Commons)

Mr Stanislaus Brown

The members of the Committee were chosen by ballot; the next two on the list being Mr Holden (Lowergate) and Mr T Cawley (Low Moor)

Committee Meetings

The first meeting of the Committee was held in the Club on Tuesday October 10th.  The Rev President (Fr Moss SJ) presiding:  all the members of the Committee were present.

The following resolutions were passed

  1. That the Club be open as follows:-

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 6pm – 10.30pm

Wednesday 2pm – 10.30pm

Saturday 1pm – 10.30pm

Sunday 2pm – 5pm;  also after evening service to 10pm.

N.B. During the public services in the Church and during Congregational entertainments the Club will be closed

  1. That Mr Duckett be Steward of the Club at a salary of 15/- per week nett, there being no perquisites such as minerals for his own profit.
  2. From the present date till Jan 1st 1906 the subscription be 1/6d: from Jan 1st 1906 the subscription be 3/- half year payable in advance. Honorary members subscription will be 10/6d per year.
  3. Those using cards to pay 1d per day – no cards be allowed but the Club cards.
  4. That the Rev President be Treasurer of the Club.
  5. That the age of admission be not less than 18. However the Committee saw that certain exceptional cases of youths under 18 would arise in which it would be advisable for them to be members: such cases were left to the absolute discretion of the Rev President.
  6. That the Committee would countenance the following sums to be played for.

Dominoes – ½d per game

Nap               1-2-3-4 @ ½d, Nap 1d – no doubles allowed

Whist            1d for 10 points

Solo Whist   solo ½d, abundance 1d, misere ½d

Misere ouvert 1d, abundance declared 1d – no tricks allowed

N.B.  The Committee wish it to be clearly understood that this is permitted only as a fillip to the games, and not as gambling.  Anyone known to go beyond the sums mentioned will be most severely dealt with.  The Committee appeal to the good sense and public spirit of the members to see that this is carried out to the letter.

Rev.F.Moss SJ

Oct 17th 1905

Minutes of the Committee held in the Club, October 17th 1905

The following were present:  Fr Moss SJ (Chairman), Mr Wells, Mr Edw Ingham, Messrs Byrne, Walker, Barrett, Dewhurst, Ince, Holden and S.Brown

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

It was resolved

  1. That various necessary things should be ordered at once:

These included chalks, wafers, spots, tips, tickets, sundry stationery, cue-tip fastener, file for cues, stick for taper, brush, looking glass, 4 roller towels, rollers etc

  1. that the Club join …….Union @ 5/- per annum
  2. that the admission of non-Catholics be left to the discretion of the Rev President, the President and Hon. Secretary. They were urged to be slow to admit such members.  That it must be duly understood that no non-Catholic could hold any position in the Club, or be a member of any Committee.
  3. that the following papers be obtained for the reading room

daily:  Yorkshire Post, Manchester Evening Chronicle, Northern Daily Telegraph
weekly: Catholic Times, Catholic Weekly, two local papers, Tit-Bits, Answers, Caudles Saturday Journal.

  1. that a Billiard Committee be chosen: their duties to consist in arranging and looking after handicaps, to arrange matches, to suggest anything to the General Committee which they consider good for the game. It was resolved further that all items of expenditure connected with billiards should first have the appubation of the General Committee and that all matches, or new moves should first have their appubation action was taken.
  2. The question of a lamp to light the outside steps was left in the hands of the Rev President and Mr Barrett.

Rev F Moss SJ

Oct 24th 1905

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

– Father Paul


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

Lately Dead

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

Anniversaries

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.

28th March 2021 – Palm Sunday

HOLY WEEK 2021
Palm Sunday Mass 12 noon Saturday (Dunsop Bridge)
5.00pm Saturday (Clitheroe)
9.30am Sunday (Clitheroe)
11am Sunday (Sabden)

Monday Mass 10am (Clitheroe)
Tuesday Mass 10am (Clitheroe)
Wednesday Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

EASTER TRIDUUM:

HOLY THURSDAY
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (Clitheroe)

GOOD FRIDAY
The Passion of the Lord 3pm (Clitheroe)
(Stations of the Cross 11am in Sabden)
(Stations of the Cross at 11am in Dunsop Bridge)

HOLY SATURDAY
Easter Vigil 5pm (Clitheroe)

EASTER SUNDAY MASS
9am (Dunsop Bridge)
9.30am (Clitheroe)
11am (Sabden)

Masses received this week:
Clare Mercer, Mary & John Dewhurst, Trish Mercer x 2, Joe Healey,
Bryan Roberts, Rita & Frank Donbavand, Caarac O’Neill

Lately Dead:
Kathleen Hargreaves, Caarac O’Neill, Eileen Johnson, Christopher Burke

Anniversaries:
Clare Mercer, Mary & John Dewhurst, Trish Mercer, Joe Healey,
Bryan Roberts, Pauline Altham,

Holy Week & Easter Services:
Things will be very different and much simpler this year.
Palm Sunday: Palms will be blessed at the front of Church and then collected on exit. Maundy Thursday: no washing of feet, no public adoration at altar of repose.
Good Friday: Veneration will not involve kissing the cross, no congregational voice in the reading of the Passion.
Easter Vigil: No outdoor ceremony and no congregational candles
Easter Sunday: Simple services
Current Covid Regulations Continue HANDS – FACE – SPACE NO SINGING OR MINGLING!
Things will be very different to usual
but thankfully we are able to celebrate in church this Holy Week.

Brotherhood – the inner life of monks:
will be on bbc4 at 8pm on Sunday 28th March and could be worth watching. This is from the Cistercian Monastery in Coalsville, Leicester, Mount Saint Bernard’s Abbey.

Sacramental Programme:
Those children who took part in last year’s Sacramental Programme, and who have not received their First Holy Communion, will continue to do so after Easter.
Fr. Paul has written to all the families in year 3 about this year’s Sacramental Programme. Things will obviously be different to what we would usually do, but the children will begin their preparation, in school, after the Easter break and will receive the sacraments in the Autumn. Thank you to our schools for their support and cooperation in these difficult times.

GIFT AID ENVELOPES 2021/2022
The new Gift Aid envelopes commence on Sunday 11th April 2021. They will be available hopefully this weekend 27/28 March after both the Saturday and Sunday masses. Please collect them from the Presbytery door as you leave church by the side porch.
After next weekend they will be available after Mass and for collection from the Presbytery.
Envelopes for both Dunsop and Sabden will hopefully be distributed this weekend too.

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.
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.

Laudato Si:
Global Healing: a series of talks for Lent 2021.
This is week 5: https://youtu.be/X7cW2tiEb54


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 41 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 41 different local loops of 21 plus miles.. The weather has been quite good this week with much less wind and lots of sunshine.
We have continued our journey down the Rhone and stayed in Avignon on Sunday. We then made our way south west along the Mediterranean coast before turning inland and arriving at Narbonne yesterday. We will arrive in Carcassonne on Saturday and Toulouse on Tuesday. Then it will be through the foothills of the Pyrenees and on to Lourdes.

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

21st March 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent

20th March the week ahead:-

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  The Annunciation of the Lord

Friday                    No Public Mass

 

Palm Sunday               

Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm             (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am      (Sunday)    Clitheroe

Mass 11am          (Sunday)    Sabden

 

Masses received this week

Rita & Frank Donbavand, Special Intentions x 3, Holy Souls,

Kathleen Hargreaves x 2, Laura Hargreaves

 

Lately Dead

Kathleen Hargreaves, Jean Ashworth, Jeremy Grout Smith

 

Anniversaries

Laura Hargreaves, Joan Preedy, Marion Hutchinson, Betty Brown, Bryan Roberts, Alice Wilkinson


The Year of St Joseph & the Family

March 2021 – 2022
“Although it may not be frequently mentioned, St Joseph is a Principal Patron of our Diocese. We will be celebrating his feast day on 19th March and we need to mark that day in a special way this year because Pope Francis has dedicated this year to St Joseph and the Family. That announcement was probably overshadowed by so much news about the pandemic but we have the year to remind ourselves of the important role of St Joseph in the history of our Faith and his example to us in his role as a protector and guardian of Mary and the child Jesus. In the secular age in which we live, we have a special need to “protect” the sense of Faith and all that it can provide for our world when we put gospel values into action to establish peace, the dignity of every human being, the sanctity of life from conception to its natural end and to eradicate poverty and suffering.

“It is too easy to think of St Joseph as just one of the saints whose statues we see in many churches, or in the crib at Christmas. But his influence is strong, as a model of the best qualities of manhood, in providing security and well-being for his family and for his trust in all that God was asking of him. He has been the inspiration in the founding charism of several religious orders, including the Mill Hill Missionaries and the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph, founded in this Diocese.

“We marked his goodness for many years in this Diocese particularly in what was known as “St Joseph’s Penny”, a collection for the poor and the needy, which became a foundation of the present valuable work of Caritas and its wide range of projects and programmes for those most in need in our towns and cities.

“In this Diocese we will mark The Year of St Joseph and the Family together from 19th March 2021 – 19th March 2022.

“St Joseph, pray for us.”

Bishop John Arnold

The Word This Week:

In the weeks of Lent so far we have followed God’s work of salvation: we have seen the Covenants he established with Noah, Abraham, Moses and the people of Israel after the return from Babylon. Now we come to one of the most significant parts of the Old Testament: the promise of a brand new Covenant, which will be different from all those that went before. This Covenant will see God and Man living more closely together. For the ratification of a Covenant, something was always sacrificed as a sign of the new relationship – normally man would offer some animal offering to God. But the New Covenant will be ratified not with the death of sheep or bull, but by the death of Jesus Christ, God and Man. In this perfect sacrifice is the source of our eternal salvation.

 

Please –
We must go on adhering to present restrictions and regulations when in church, these are laid down by the Hierarchy and the Government, and also outside church either before or after Mass. We have done really well this last twelve months, in difficult circumstances, let us not prematurely change things at this stage. Things will eventually change, but please wait for further instructions in the weeks and months ahead, and then we will hopefully be able to go back to what was familiar. Thank you for your patience and cooperation which has enabled us to remain open and get to where we now are.

 

Forty Martyrs:
The new online exhibition on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, put together by the British Province Archives, Dr Jan Graffius, Curator at Stonyhurst, and others, can now be viewed here: www.jesuitcollections.org.uk. Drawing on the Province’s extensive collection of papers and relics, it tells the story of the martyrs with short talks, text and pictures.

 

St. Joseph:
Last Friday we celebrated the feast of St. Joseph, and this year has been dedicated to St. Joseph at the request of Pope Francis.

“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet, and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all.”  Pope Francis

 

RVY Youtube:
The next RVY livestream will be on Friday 26th March at 7PM on the RVY Youtube channel:

 

GIFT AID ENVELOPES 2021/2022
The new Gift Aid envelopes commence on Sunday 11th April 2021.  They will be available hopefully next weekend after both the Saturday and Sunday masses.  Please collect them from the Presbytery door as you leave church by the side porch.  After next weekend they will be available after Mass and for collection from the Presbytery.


PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
Unbelievably, we’re nearly at Easter again (I’m not sure if this has been the longest or the shortest year ever).  Once again, many thanks to everyone for their generous donation of time, especially when the snow and rain arrived.  I’m guessing that June may bring some changes, but I’m not counting any chickens as there will be a few surprises along the way.

Please see the Service times at the end of the newsletter.

May I ask for volunteers for

Monday, Thursday and Friday please.  Ann Harkin

 

Live Simply thought for the week:

“Fast” from excess water use. Pay close attention to your water footprint and try to eliminate it as much as possible through conservation. If you don’t have one already, it would be a good idea to install a water butt ready for the summer.

 

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.

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.

We have only just received the Cafod envelopes but they are now available from the side porch, please collect as you leave church, or you can use an ordinary envelope but please mark it ‘CAFOD’

Laudato Si:

Global Healing: a series of talks for Lent 2021.

This is Week 4:  https://youtu.be/Ccy0HsRi1cQ

UPDATE!

CYCLE RIDE – CLITHEROE TO LOURDES

Our ‘virtual journey’ began on Saturday 13th February. We are now 34 days into the trip and arrived at Valence, on the River Rhone.  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 34 different local loops of 21 plus miles. The weather has been so much better this week with much less wind and even some sunshine.

We cycled through Lyon last Saturday and have been slowly making our way down the River Rhone all week. We have arrived in Valence and will be in Avignon on Sunday. Avignon is also known as the city of the Popes and is in Provence. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes in the city centre, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts.

We will then continue south along the Mediterranean coast to Narbonne before heading west to Lourdes via Toulouse.

Mary’s Meals is a charity dedicated to providing life changing meals to some of the world’s 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

 

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

This is to let you know the next RVY livestream will be on Friday 26th March at 7PM on the RVY Youtube channel:

RVY Youtube

Please feel free to bring this to the attention of your congregations as you wish.

Graphics in PDF and jpg form are attached if you would like to use them.

As always, if you have anything you would like to publicise on the RVY livestream please get in touch with Chris or Lucy.

chrischrismeyer@gmail.com

lucyskelton@stjamesclitheroe.co.uk

Combatting Sex Trafficking in Lancashire

(By Anthony Brown and originally posted on the Love Clitheroe website)

A recent LEP article took me back to 2015 when a special anti-trafficking unit was set up in East Lancashire.  DCI Sion Hall was travelling back from a European conference on human trafficking with a colleague.  They were inspired to do something and scribbled down their initial thoughts on the back of an envelope.  From  those first thoughts emerged Sion’s team of 7 officers fighting human trafficking in East Lancashire.  For the size of the Police division it was proportionally bigger than any other Police force in the country yet no bigger than Sion judged to be the minimal requirement to be effective.  That envelope now hangs in a frame in the office of the current Chief Inspector’s office as testimony to what can grow from small beginnings.  Lancashire Police’s achievements are recognised throughout the country.

The nature and extent of sexual exploitation is little recognised locally.  In 2017 I went into a pop up brothel after the second major East Lancashire operation.  The door had yielded easily to the Police battering ram leaving only a barely noticeable circular impression.  The perpetrators and victims had been taken away and I looked at what was left in the now vacated terraced house in Preston –  condoms and thrush pills on a table, barely any furniture, mattresses on the floor and next to one of them a teddy bear.  I looked into the eyes of  the big, hard looking, steely eyed policeman I was with and recognised in his face the same emotion I was feeling.  One of the girls had left a diary.  She was a Romanian as are many of the girls who are trafficked to the UK.  She wrote  “I’m no longer a human being and my soul is wrapped in thorns. Oh, God this is so hard and I’m feeling so bad, that’s it, I can’t take this anymore!  The pain in my heart is making me scream. I wish for happiness and I get sadness, I wish for love and I get nothing but pain.  I’m worth nothing, maybe death doesn’t hurt as much as life does.”  I wondered if the teddy bear belonged to the girl who wrote that.

​Detective Stuart Peall was one of Sion’s recruits and he  featured in a recent LEP newspaper article talking about how Lancashire Police were successfully tackling modern slavery in the way they are targeting the gangs.  Stu emphasised the reluctance of terrified victims to cooperate with police which makes victim testimony almost impossible to get.  But a tactic used by Lancashire Police has enabled them to have the best charge rate out of any force in the country at almost 30 per cent.

​The force has found success by pursuing sexual offence charges such as controlling prostitution alongside trafficking charges, to strengthen cases without a cooperating victim.   Victims don’t testify because the protection offered by authorities to eastern European women “is nothing near what the offenders can offer them in threat. All they want to do is go home,” Stuart said. “And that’s basically just sending them back to the problem of how they got here in the first place.

​“Every woman I’ve met is poor, they’re from Romany backgrounds, and they have children. He pointed out that nine in 10 investigations are sparked by tip-offs from the public and other forces should simplify their approach.  He said: “People think that to prove a human trafficking offence you have to prove that the perpetrator moved a girl from say Romania to England.” But actually it’s much simpler.  “All you have to do is prove movement from one place to another.  If a girl in a brothel in Preston gets an incall for a private house you have proof that that there was movement or control of movement and that constitutes human trafficking in the terms of the Modern Slavery legislation.  That’s enough.  You don’t have to move to another town or even another street.

​East Lancashire Police had another idea.  While it’s illegal to pay for sex with a trafficking victim many of the men will be unaware they are committing a serious crime.  The criminals targeted are the gangs bringing the girls in but the reason they’re brought in is the demand.  As a way of reducing demand East Lancashire Police came up with another idea.  Officers recently contacted numerous men whose numbers they found on seized mobile phones and texted: ‘A lot of women around this time are being trafficked. If you have any concerns or know anything please contact 101 or reply to this text message’.  Men have nothing to fear if they tip off police about a suspected trafficking victim but very few do.  However even without a response to the texts they probably went a little way in reducing demand making the exercise worthwhile.  If men really understood what they were doing far fewer would do it.

You can read the full LEP article here.

​The Modern Slavery Helpline for reporting potential cases is 08000 121 700.


Improving communication in the Parish

Not everybody is comfortable with the digital world that we have had to rely on in the Parish for so long now.  Lots of information about the Parish including a much enlarged Parish newsletter is on the Parish website and for topical items of interest to Catholics there is Facebook.  But what about the people who don’t access websites,  aren’t familiar with zoom  or haven’t felt safe attending Mass during lockdown?

Some of these problems will disappear when normality returns but we would like to improve communication generally.  Communication is more than information, it’s community building, reaching out, keeping each other informed, looking after each other.

If you are interested in contributing to ideas and action on how to use communication to build a better community please join our next Communications and Media zoom meeting on 30 March at 7.00 pm.  We want your ideas more than commitment to action but practical assistance would of course be most welcome too.

Email Janet Clegg by telephone 01200 423307 or email janet.clegg@dioceseofsalford.org.uk so we can give you the link to join the meeting.

Anthony Brown

FROM THE ARCHIVES

1954

 Catholic Hall Pantomime is another winner

Clitheroe’s only Christmas show – and it extends into the New Year – is the pantomime “Robinson Crusoe,” submitted at the Catholic Hall with tremendous enthusiasm by a company well versed in the arts of entertainment and properly encouraged by crowded audiences.

This group of young people, thoroughly coached over the years by mrs J.Sherliker, a producer of talent and imagination, now has the additional advantage of the experience of Mr Edmond Cambien as co-producer.

Any decline in entertainment which might have been caused by the departure of popular principles has been avoided by the introduction of new leaders of pleasing personality and accomplishment.

The music and dancing challenge comparison with a long list of earlier successes, but there will be some who miss the robust humour of former shows.

New qualities of inventiveness and liveliness are added, however, and this pantomime has unmistakably won public favour.

HAPPY PRINCIPALS

     The new principals, Margaret O’Donnell as Crusoe, and Audrey Smith as Polly, set splendid standards in singing, acting and dancing, and another performer winning instant approval is Derek Rawcliffe, as Smug – one of the few comic figures.

As Mrs Crusoe, John Walmsley is happily effective in all he does, particularly with Derrick Hutchinson as Sultan, another figure of mirth.

John Chatburn is an inevitable success as Man Friday, and Edmond Cambien, as Captain Skull, leaves no doubt about his skill.

Frances Lofthouse, who shares with Derrick Hutchinson some of the most impressive scenes in the show, takes the part of Coraline, and her dancing is delightful and infectiously gay.

With Miss Peggy Wilson, Miss Lofthouse has arranged the dancing and trained the children in a number of vigorously contrasting scenes.  Their “Ballet of the Enchanted Reef” is beautifully done.

Other characters were taken by Fred Waterhouse, Eileen Smith, Charlie O’neill, Kevin O’Neill and Michael Jackson, while the singing star is Raymond Grice a tenor vocalist of resource who joins with the children in many a happy number.

Scenic effects, designed and executed by Mr Donald Kershaw, provide first class settings and the music is firmly led by Mr Philip Robertson.

 

Each year at Pantomime time the company always received a letter from a well know personality – this year it was Norman Wisdom.

His letter was as follows:-

A MESSAGE FROM NORMAN WISDOM

      I am very happy to send a few words of greeting to everyone who is helping to make “ROBINSON CRUSOE” the grand success I am sure it will be.

To you, the audience who are giving the company your attention and applause, realising that the “live” theatre, both in its amateur and professional forms, is worthy of support because in no other form of entertainment can the audience itself so participate by its actual presence to form that invisible but necessary link between a stage performer and his or her public.

To you, the “back-stage” staff and organisers of this pantomime, whose hard work rarely receives any other recognition than the knowledge of a job well done, but without whose unsparing efforts there would simply be no show.

And to you, the cast of “Robinson Crusoe” with your long hours of rehearsing in your spare time now over,  and the excitement of the actual performances bringing you the fruit of your labours, I would like to send some special words of encouragement, because you have not been satisfied merely to go and see shows, but have done something about it, often at the expense of your leisure hours, to bring pleasure to the thousands of people who will form your audience.

I think that Pantomime is important because it is usually the very first REAL stage show that a child sees, and so has the responsibility of creating a liking for the theatre by those first impressions which often remain with people for their whole life.

So you all have my very best wishes, and I would like to take this opportunity of sending you “The Compliments of the Season.”

Norman Wisdom 


Holy Week 2021
:

Last year Holy Week was celebrated in church behind locked doors, the priest celebrating alone in an empty church. Twelve months later our Holy Week ceremonies are able to be celebrated with a congregation, in church. They will obviously be different to the way we have become familiar with, but at least we are able to publicly celebrate the Easter Triduum, following the guidelines given, and at all times adhering to the present rules and regulations.

You can see below the times of all our Holy week Masses which will be celebrated in

Our Lady of the Valley Parish.

HOLY WEEK 2021

Palm Sunday Mass                12 noon Saturday (Dunsop Bridge)

5.00pm Saturday (Clitheroe)

9.30am Sunday (Clitheroe)

11am Sunday (Sabden)

Monday                    Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Tuesday                     Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Wednesday               Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

EASTER TRIDUUM:

HOLY THURSDAY

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (Clitheroe)

GOOD FRIDAY

The Passion of the Lord 3pm (Clitheroe)

(Stations of the Cross 11am in Sabden)

(Stations of the Cross at 11am in Dunsop Bridge)

HOLY SATURDAY

Easter Vigil 5pm (Clitheroe)

EASTER SUNDAY MASS

9am (Dunsop Bridge)

9.30am (Clitheroe)

11am (Sabden)

 

14th March 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)

13th March the week ahead:-

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                 St. Patrick

Thursday               Mass 10am

Friday                     Mass 10am                 St. Joseph

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent            

Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge

Mass 5pm                 (Saturday) Clitheroe

Mass 9.30am  (Sunday)    Clitheroe

Mass 11am     (Sunday)    Sabden


The Word This Week

There were two remarkable moments in the story of the Old Testament where God saved his people; one was in the escape from Egypt – we’ll keep that for the Easter Vigil. The other was the end of their second exile, this time in Babylon, which we hear of today. Of course there was an even greater moment when God saved his people: the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God – and we hear Jesus tell Nicodemus about that today. So today’s theme is “salvation”: but to understand “being saved”, we must ask “What from?” Saved from slavery, from exile, from human enemies – these are all clear. But the last and greatest salvation brought by Jesus is harder to understand: saved from sin and death. These threaten us as much as any other enemy, and our salvation in Jesus is as real as any other.


Baptism We welcome into God’s family Thomas James Sidney Farragher who was baptised this weekend at St. Michael and St. John’s.


Forty Martyrs  The new online exhibition on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, put together by the British Province Archives, Dr Jan Graffius, Curator at Stonyhurst, and others, can now be viewed here: www.jesuitcollections.org.uk. Drawing on the Province’s extensive collection of papers and relics, it tells the story of the martyrs with short talks, text and pictures.


MASSES RECEIVED THIS WEEK

Sick Person, Pat Addy x 2, Special Intention, John Shorter, Ann Fox

Eric Whitehead, Rita & Frank Donbavand, Jeremy Grout-Smith

 LATELY DEAD

Pat Addy, Jeremy Grout-Smith

ANNIVERSARIES

Eric Whitehead


PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Unbelievably, we’re nearly at Easter again (I’m not sure if this has been the longest or the shortest year ever).  Once again, many thanks to everyone for their generous donation of time, especially when the snow and rain arrived.  I’m guessing that June may bring some changes, but I’m not counting any chickens as there will be a few surprises along the way.   Ann Harkin

Please see below the Service times.

Palm Sunday Mass

12 noon Saturday (Dunsop Bridge)

5.30pm Saturday (Clitheroe)

9.30am Sunday (Clitheroe)

11am Sunday (Sabden)

Monday 29th March – Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Tuesday 30th March – Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Wednesday 31st March – Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

EASTER TRIDUUM:

HOLY THURSDAY

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (Clitheroe)

GOOD FRIDAY

The Passion of the Lord 3pm (Clitheroe)
Stations of the Cross 11am in Sabden

Stations of the Cross at 11am in Dunsop Bridge

HOLY SATURDAY

Easter Vigil 5pm (Clitheroe)

EASTER SUNDAY MASS

9am (Dunsop Bridge)

9.30am (Clitheroe)

11am (Sabden)

May I ask for volunteers for

Monday, Thursday and Friday please.   A.Harkin


LIVE SIMPLY THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Eat less (and better) meat and dairy. (Supermarkets have lots of dairy substitutes)

You might be surprised to discover that farming animals is one of the biggest contributors to climate change.

Meat and dairy production causes 14.5% of planet-warming gases.


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.

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.


LAUDATO SI!

Global Healing: a series of talks for Lent 2021. This is Week 3:  https://youtu.be/WYeK0JOBiUo


UPDATE!

CYCLE RIDE – CLITHEROE TO LOURDES

‘Our ‘virtual journey’ began on Saturday 13th February. We are now 20 days into the trip and arrived at Chanoy in Burgundy still making our way south eastwards to the Rhone Valley .  Burgundy is renowned for its superb wines, excellent gastronomy and rich architectural heritage. Buildings of note include a large number of medieval and Renaissance homes, churches and monasteries.  Many are topped by the region’s distinctive, multihued tile roofs. Most of the monasteries belonged either to the Cistercian order or their bitter rivals, at the time, the powerful and wealthy Benedictines directed from Cluny.

Our plan 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 twenty different local loops. We have had dry weather for the last week with Sunday being particularly warm and the last couple of days being extremely cold. We aim to be passing through Dijon this Sunday and Cluny, as mentioned above, on Wednesday.

Mary’s Meals is a charity dedicated to providing life changing meals to some of the world’s 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

CLITHEROE CHURCHES IN PARTNERSHIP – CCP

HAMPER PROJECT

Thanks to the generosity of individuals and churches I am delighted to be able to tell you that the whole project is now fully funded.

The second phase of the project has now been completed. This was the largest phase – a total of sixteen hampers have been sent to the schools in our community.

We have received some lovely responses:

“Such a lovely gesture, thank you to all for thinking of us, the hamper is a huge hit with our staff. Whilst it is absolutely lovely to hear a noisy school once more, it is also a little daunting, so the prayers are very much appreciated too.”

“A huge thank you to all the local churches for the wonderful hampers! They were very much appreciated and utterly devoured”

We are now at the final phase of the project, which is dedicated to our community services and nominated key workers. We’ll be preparing hampers for the Post Office, the recycling centre, council workers, school crossing patrol officers, plus an additional hamper to bless the staff at The Grand. Alongside this, we will be making up individual hampers to give to key workers nominated by you!

We invite you to nominate up to ten key workers to receive these hampers. If you would like to nominate more than ten key workers, please get in touch with Chris Meyer at chrischrismeyer@gmail.com . Please send Chris your list of nominated key workers by the 17th March. Please also include the names of your nominated key workers in your email so we can personalise the hampers.

We aim to deliver the personalised hampers to you week commencing 22nd March. When you send your nominated list, we will arrange a convenient time to deliver them to your church.

Thank you all once again. If you have any questions please contact Chris at the above address.

Please feel free to bring the above information to the attention of your congregations as you see fit.

Blessings,

Alan Meyer


Improving communication in the Parish

Not everybody is comfortable with the digital world that we have had to rely on in the Parish for so long now.  Lots of information about the Parish including a much enlarged Parish newsletter is on the Parish website and for topical items of interest to Catholics there is Facebook.  But what about the people who don’t access websites,  aren’t familiar with zoom  or haven’t felt safe attending Mass during lockdown?

Some of these problems will disappear when normality returns but we would like to improve communication generally.  Communication is more than information, it’s community building, reaching out, keeping each other informed, looking after each other.

If you are interested in contributing to ideas and action on how to use communication to build a better community please join our next Communications and Media zoom meeting on 30 March at 7.00 pm.  We want your ideas more than commitment to action but practical assistance would of course be most welcome too.

Email Janet Clegg by telephone 01200 423307 or email janet.clegg@dioceseofsalford.org.uk so we can give you the link to join the meeting.

Anthony Brown


Let us Dream of a different world – Celia Capstick

In his recent book Let us Dream, Pope Francis set out a roadmap: ‘a path to a better future’. In conversation with Austen Ivereigh, he muses on how the Coronavirus pandemic can lead to transformation. It affects most of the world and is the most visible sign of the many crises we face today: climate change, wars, refugees fleeing poverty and hunger, and destruction of the natural world. The Bible talks of such trials as passing through fire. We are all tested in life and, “it is how we grow.” From his own life the pope describes how three crises changed him dramatically, and after the pandemic we must all emerge better. As Christians we must put others first, and any blueprint for change, he says, must “serve the poor and marginalised, just as Jesus did.” In the section entitled A Time to Choose the pope says that a sign of hope in this crisis is the leading role of women. Women have been some of the hardest hit by the pandemic – as health care workers or domestic workers on low pay – but women are also some of the most resilient. He notes women prime ministers globally who have reacted with empathy. He refers to the strength of women in the Gospel who followed Jesus to his death and were the first witnesses to the Resurrection. He wonders: ‘Could it be that in this crisis, the perspective that women bring is what the world needs at this time to meet the coming challenges?’ The pope rejects the old economic model of maximisation of profits, using the measurement of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). He feels this model plunders our planet, creates huge disparities of wealth and is ultimately unsustainable. Women economists, he suggests, like Kate Raworth, who offers an alternative model called ‘Doughnut Economics’, start from a basis of protecting people and the natural world through a way of life which is regenerative and distributive. At its heart is a concern that all humanity has access to land, lodging and labour, themes of Catholic social teaching. Pope Francis has appointed Kate and two other UK women economists to the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy. March 5th is Women’s World day of Prayer; March 8th is International Women’s day. Let us pray that the world will listen to such women and to Pope Francis, so that we emerge from the pandemic to a new sustainable and compassionate way of living.

Celia Capstick is on the National Board of Catholic Women’s Social Responsibility Committee.

Printed with permission of the Catholic Universe


FROM THE ARCHIVES:

THE HALL, LOWERGATE

CLITHEROE

THURSDAY EVENINGS

Feb 25th & Mar 3rd 1932

THE MEMBERS OF THE

CATHOLIC AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Will produce a Drama of Christ’s Passion, entitled:

“THE UPPER ROOM”

(by ROBERT HUGH BENSON)

THE PERSONS OF THE DRAMA:

THE DOCTOR

ACHAZ (the landlord of the Upper Room)

SAMUEL (his servant

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

PETER

JOHN

JUDAS

LONGINUS

MARY

MARY MAGDALENE

VERONICA

The following Members will take part:

MESSRS C.WHITE, H.SUTCLIFFE, E.SWARBRICK, J.BALSHAW,

JAS. H, WINCKLEY, H.THORNBER, T.CAWLEY, W.MANLEY,

MISSES C.WHARTON, W.DEWHURST, R.CRABTREE.


Chorus of Male Voices under the direction of

Mr. Ed. Jackson, L.R.A.M.

Produced by MR.T.CAWLEY

Stage Managers: MESSRS. W.TAYLOR, F. PARKER, W. HOLDEN

Secretary: MR JOSEPH RENSHAW

Doors open 7.30p.m.                                        Commence 8pm prompt

Admission by Collection at the door


CLITHEROE CATHOLIC DRAMATIC SOCIETY

“ THE UPPER ROOM “

By Monsignor R.H.Benson

Crowded Audiences Show their Appriciation

The Hall, Lowergate, has a reputation for presenting good plays of all types, but we need have no qualms in asserting that none has been staged comparable with the sacred drama, “ The Upper Room.” Crowded audiences flocked to the Hall during Lent to witness what must surely be a unique production in the history of Clitheroe.

A Widespread Appeal.

It is indeed remarkable that the play made such a widespread appeal.  Men and women – young and old – were drawn to it equally, and their demeanour and comments testified to their appreciation:  we may say that it has been largely personal recommendation that many people came to the the drama, and this would assuredly have not ben forthcoming if the production did not merit it.

A Lasting Impression

One may naturally ask the cause of this immediate and distince appeal, and briefly we may reply that not only has the author chosen a subject which touches the heart of every Christian, but we had the good fortune of having an able band of actors to stage it as reverently and realistically as is humanly possible.  The company, in truth rose to heights of historic skill that amazed the people of Clitheroe.

The Last Supper and Calvary

The theme is one that touches the heart of every Christian, for the Passion and Death of Christ form the basis of the Divine scheme of redemption.  The Last Supper in the Upper Room, followed by the dramatic death on calvary, gave a life to the Church which will persist to the end of time.  He had promised to be present, to abide with us.  He is present, He abides.

A Lesson and its Teachers

We think it more appropriate in a drama of this kind to dwell rather on the theme than the actors, to consider the lessons rather than the teachers.  That they all of them gave of their best with sonsummate skill is a truth acknowledged by all who witnessed their presentation of the drama; and it would be an invidious task and uncharitable to those with lesser parts to institute comparisons or praise one more than another.  Without doubt it was difficult during the rendering to be conscious of them as our contemporaries, so ably did they portray and delineate the characters alotted to them.

A High Ideal

“Remisiscent of the Passion Play at Oberammergau,” was the verdict of one critic.  Now the “Upper Room” is a modest production in comparison with the Passion Play, but the players in both were inspired with the same faith, actuated by the same ideals and motives, to present in a true and humble way, for our edification and their own, the story of Christ’s Passion.  Clitheroe may feel proud of their achivement.


HOLY WEEK 2021

Palm Sunday Mass             12 noon Saturday (Dunsop Bridge)

5.30pm Saturday (Clitheroe)

9.30am Sunday (Clitheroe)

11am Sunday (Sabden)

 

Monday                Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Tuesday                 Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

Wednesday           Mass 10am (Clitheroe)

EASTER TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm (Clitheroe)

GOOD FRIDAY

The Passion of the Lord 3pm (Clitheroe)

(Stations of the Cross 11am in Sabden)

(Stations of the Cross at 11am in Dunsop Bridge)

HOLY SATURDAY

Easter Vigil 5pm (Clitheroe)

EASTER SUNDAY MASS

9am (Dunsop Bridge)

9.30am (Clitheroe)

11am (Sabden)