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Parish Priest: Fr. Peter D. Clarke 26, All Hallows Road Bispham FY2 0AS    Tel: 01253 352587     Office/Eileen Mon & Thurs 9-12noon

St Bernadette's Weekly Bulletin

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6th/7th August  2022                         Nineteenth Sunday of the Year

God is faithful, and God’s mercies are new every morning. We meet in Christ’s name to celebrate his faithfulness and to seek his help so that we may remain faithful to him.

    First Reading Wisdom 18:6-9 Reflecting on the experience of the Exodus from Egypt, the writer describes how the ancient Israelites trusted in a faithful God.

    Second Reading Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 In this extract from a famous passage about faith, we hear how people in the past trusted God without always seeing God’s promises finally fulfilled.

    Gospel Luke 12:32-48 Jesus encourages his disciples always to be ready for his call or his return.

Mon. 8th          

9am        Mass    People of the Parish

1:45pm        Carleton Crematorium Service for Andy Leon

Tues. 9th       

12 noon        Mass    Kathleen Donnellan

Wed. 10th    

9am        Mass    René Green

Thurs. 11th          

12 noon        Mass    Pat Gregory

Fri. 12th          No Services Today


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sat. 13th     

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

5pm        Mass     People of the Parish

Sun. 14th                                      

10am        Mass    Nicola McAnulty

12-12:30pm    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

Lord, we thank you for those men and women

who spend their lives living and working at sea.

May they encounter friendliness in ports, justice at work and a safe return to their loved ones at home. Amen

Mass Intentions, for the bereaved, the sick, for special occasions, and special intentions are most welcome. Mass intentions envelopes to be filled in are available at the back of the Church, and there are also a number of Mass Cards available too.

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 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

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’


The Relics of our Parish Patron Saint Bernadette are making a spiritual tour of England and Wales this September and will be visiting the Cathedral in Lancaster, arriving at 8 am on the 22nd and departing the following morning. There will be a programme of events, and it is hoped we may be able to arrange some transport from the Parish. More details to follow, so watch this space.


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