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QUICK GOSPEL: The Gospel contains two parables of the Kingdom; that of the seed, growing secretly, and the parable of the mustard seed. Both parables reveal God working continuously for the growth of his kingdom.  St. Beuno's Outreach )

ST. BEUNO'S PREGO THEME: As we go about our lives this week, we may find other metaphors for the God who works secretly for his kingdom in all those around us, in our surroundings, and in all events.

GOSPEL FOR THE FAMILY: Today Jesus explains how our life is born and grows. God is the sower that has created us with a “heart”  reinforced with the seed of Baptism. God is also the good soil in which the seed grows. And with the growth of love the  the fruits come: a family and a job that enrich the world. I am a very small seed meant to be a great tree.  ( evangeli.net )

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Sleep that knits up the ravell'd  sleeve of care,” is a daily therapeutic miracle, healing the heart. There is a gentle reflection of this in John 11, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right.” sometimes it is better to leave things alone and they will come along of their own accord. Parents know this very well....you just have to trust the process/the growth. The typical heresy of our time is not quietism but rather meticulous activism, often declining into pernickety interference. Some things just take time and the courage of non-interference!  ( Fr. Kieran O'Mahony, osa )                                                                                                                      

SAINTLY GEMS: Our sun, illuminating our path through this world, is the will of God; it does not always illuminate our path in life without clouds.   ( St. John of Tobolsk )

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Truth is beautiful, and the truth about you is beautiful. You and I are not perfect but we are beautifully imperfect. There is truth in that. Stop pretending to be someone you are not, living a life you are not.  ( Matthew Kelly )

SACRED SCRIPTURE: Come to Christ, the living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in God's sight.

( 1 Peter 2:4-10 )

TAIZE: When  tirelessly the Church listens, heals and reconciles it becomes what it is at its most luminous; a communion of love, of compassion, of consolation, a limpid reflection of the risen Christ. Never distant, never on the defensive, freed from all forms of severity, the Church can let the humble trusting of faith shine right into our human hearts.

CONGRATULATIONS: To all who made their First Holy Communion here yesterday. Jane had already prepared the children and had even prepared the Mass!! I am sure she was looking in on us yesterday. Please remember the story I told you about the young lad from London ( Anglo/Italian ) who was only 15 when he died but is to be canonised very soon. Why? His love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and his devotion to daily Mass and the Rosary. He brought his lapsed parents back to the Church and the Mass as well. Try and follow the future St. Carlo's example as you set out on your 'Eucharistic Journey.' Come to weekly Mass and receive Jesus. There are enough Masses to fit in with your weekend time-tables!!

MAIN PICTURE:  Salford Liturgy Office Week 11B       HELPING OUT: I will be looking after St. Mary's and Anderton for a couple of weeks. Priests running bigger parishes need their holidays.

OUR CHURCH GROUNDS: Please help to keep them tidy by taking your litter home. The parishioners pay for the grounds maintenance to the tune of roughly £3,600 per year. I go around the Estate, as I do nightly, picking up litter, which usually consists of toffee papers and paper handkerchiefs. Your consideration will be much appreciated. Thank you.  Fr. Peter.

CONFIRMATIONS: Sacred Heart, Chorley. These will take place on Monday, 24th. June at 7.00pm.

FATHERS DAY TODAY: It is not too late to do something for Dad if you forgot!         


NEW LECTIONARIES: Thank you for the two donations of £100 each.

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso | The Presbytery, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8SD | Tel 01254 830 995 | Archdiocese of Liverpool 1199714


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DIRECT DEBIT MANDATE:   During the Lockdown, we still need to keep our Parish funds afloat. You can use the Direct Debit Mandate. Download the Form and fill it in and then send it to your Bank. Make sure you put the Parish number 102 on the Form and the Account Number. Let Kath Clemson know any change of amount so that she can adjust the Gift Aid Records. You can get Kath on 01254 831 624. Download form here!


Lately Deceased

Fr. Peter Charles Crowther, obl.sbso

01254 830 995

Email: moorlandsanctuary@rcaol.org.uk  

Parish Administrator and Catechist: Jane Gilbertson, B.Ed. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hort), CTC.

Week 11 OT B    ,  16th. June, 2024

3rd. Sunday after Pentecost

Hand in hand w1ith Jesus         Rosary for world peace please.






Respice in me, et miserere mei, Domine....


Sick & Housebound



Anointing / Forgiveness



Dcn. Francis Murray, Dcn. Gerard Buckley, Dcn. John Williams, Fr. James Moore, Dcn. Thomas Pritchard, Fr. Francis Goulbourne, Fr. Kevin Mulhearn, Fr. John Dudley Clement mhm., Fr. Joseph Marsh, , Dcn. Paul Collins,Helen McDonnell, Wilf Lloyd, Cardinal George Basil Hume osb., Agnes Maiden, Lawrence Parker, June Mary Lassey, Elsie Hindle, Bob Baxendale, Teresa McDonnell, Victor Vassalio, Reginald Evans, Margaret Croysdale.

Archbishop Patrick Kelly, Ian Davies, Rachel Mason, Ray Salmon, Adam Genther and others.

Next Week:   




Edward Killeen

“Mustard seed to shrub”