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18th/19th   June 2022                            The Feast of Corpus Christi 

Jesus describes himself as the “living bread”, and with this bread he feeds us. Nourished by sacred food, may we become the living body of Christ.

    First Reading Genesis 14:18-20 Returning from battle, Abraham is welcomed with bread and wine, and a blessing.

    Second Reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Paul teaches the meaning of the Eucharist. The body of Christ is blessed, broken and shared.

    Gospel Luke 9:11-17 Jesus welcomes the crowds and feeds them. He calls his disciples to do the same.

Sat 18th    

4-4:30pm        Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Confessional

5pm        Mass     Paul and Helen Huson    

Sunday 19th                                  

10am        Mass    James Woods

12-1pm        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

        and Confessions in the Sacristy    

Mon. 20th         

9am        Mass    Donor’s Intention

Tues. 21st 

9.10am        Mass at St. Bernadette’s School               

12noon        Mass    John and Josie Connolly

1:30pm        Mass at Holy Family School           

Wed. 22nd  

9am         Mass    In thanks for Prayers Answered

Thurs. 23rd        

12 Noon        Mass     Eileen Fitzgibbon

Fri. 24th        

9.10am        Mass at St. Bernadette’s School      

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year

Sat 25th    

4-4:30pm        Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Confessional

5pm        Mass     Frank Hannigan    

Sunday 26th                                  

10am        Mass    The People of the Parish

12-1pm        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

        and Confessions in the Sacristy    

We ask your prayers for all those who have died recently, especially Richard Kirkman, Theresa Straiton, Francesca Headley, Michael Mahoney, and Eileen Fitzgibbon and all those whose anniversary of death occurs about this time especially, Kath Cottam, Victor Davis, Jim Woods and Marilyn Cholmondeley and for those in need of our prayers: those in hospital, the hospice, care-homes, our priests at St. Winefride’s, and Michael Barnes, Meg Brett, Joseph Curran, Maria Curran, Joan and John Farnen, Les Gibbie, Roland Hamer, Ken Hargreaves, Michael Hilton, Paul Huson, Mo Long, Ethel Marshall, Gloria Morris, Tony and Kelli Pickup, Maria Poyner, Stefka Talbot, and  Bob Taylor.

Mass Intentions can still be left in the collection at Masses at the presbytery and these intentions can continue to be said. Everyone is dispensed from the Obligation of Sunday and Holyday mass for the time being. Mass intention envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

    Food Sunday continues on the First Sunday of the Month, but food can be brought to the Church at Mass times or the presbytery at any time.

    Hospital On-Call Chaplains are operating a 24/7 on-call R.C. Chaplain’s rota in Victoria Hospital. If you need a priest in an emergency, ring the ward and ask them to call the on-call duty R.C. chaplain.

    Weekly Offerings. Given the financial ramifications of these times the diocese is asking our parishioners to consider and arrange to keep up their weekly offertory donation, either by setting up a standing order or continuing weekly offerings in Church at Masses. Envelopes and the envelope scheme are available. You could also alternatively send us what you would normally put in the collection via bank transfer. Email us to take up this option. Many thanks.

    Newsletters are printed every week and are available at all Masses, as well as being emailed to everyone on the list, and copies left on the Church porch. Please take copies of the newsletter given to people as well as other prayer sheets and cards etc. that I will leave at the back of Church and send by email. The Church Porch will generally be open from 10 am to 1 pm. 

    Book Exchange is available on the Church Porch. Please help yourself

Holy and Gracious God, We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia;

for their countries and their leaders.

We pray for all those who are afraid;

that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.

We pray for all those who have the power over life and death;

that they will choose for all people's life and life in all its fullness.

We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people

to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.

We pray for leaders on the world stage;

that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.

Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.

And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son. Amen

On this Feast of Corpus Christi, please remember that the Church is now open Monday-Thursday from 9am-12noon (and mass times) for private prayer, as well as a holy hour (sometimes half hour due to Baptisms) in front of the Blessed sacrament on Sundays, during which Fr. P, Is available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ladywell takes place on Saturday 9th July, starting with Mass at St Mary’s, Fernyhalgh at 11 am, followed by a Blessed Sacrament procession to Ladywell for Benediction. All welcome.

Castlerigg Manor, our Diocesan Youth Centre. There are vacancies for gap year volunteers at the Manor. For further details please email jack@castleriggmanor.co.uk. There is also a vacancy for a Programme Leader. This is a 2-year fixed term paid post. The closing date for application for this position is 1st July). Further details are available via the website http://castleriggmanorcom/join-the-team

Mass will be streamed live on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 10 am.

and then available for the week.

If you wish to watch ‘live’ please tune in five minutes beforehand.

Please join us in prayer on the St. Bernadette’s Bispham Channel on YouTube. Search ‘YouTube St. Bernadette’s Bispham’



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