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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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14th/15th May 2022                             Fifth Sunday of Easter

As we journey through life, the Lord is always there, taking the first step, coming to help us with the great commandment to love one another as he has loved us.    

First Reading Acts 14:21-27 Paul and Barnabas put fresh hearts into the disciples and give an account of all God has done with them.    

Second Reading Apocalypse 21:1-5 The Lord makes his home among his people and wipes away all their tears.    

Gospel John 13:31-35 Jesus gives his disciples the new commandment to love one another.

Sat 14th  

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

5pm        Mass     Stephen Haydon

Sunday 15th                                 

10am        Mass    People of the Parish

12-1pm        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

        and Confessions in the Sacristy

Mon. 16th       

9am        Mass    Intentions of the Lyndsay family

Tues. 17th                

9:15am        Mass at Saint Bernadette’s School

12 noon        Mass    Deceased of Bamforth and Horncastle Families

1:30pm        Mass at Holy Family School

Wed. 18th       

9am         Mass    For a Successful Operation

Thurs. 19th      No Mass here today due to a requiem    

Fri. 20th         No Mass today

6th Sunday of Easter

Sat 20th 

2pm        Mass for First Holy Communion 

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

5pm        Mass     Kenneth Bamforth

Sunday 15th                                 

10am        Mass    Jean Ryan

        with children leading a procession in honour of Our Lady 12-1pm        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

        and Confessions in the Sacristy    

We ask your prayers for all those who have died recently especially Joan Burns, Cheryl Ann Hope, John Harte, and Rosanne Cowdell and all those whose anniversary of death occur about this time especially, John Horncastle, Rose Purcell, Jimmy Valentine, Alan Bird and Stephen Haydon 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

Queens Jubilee Weekend.

Jubilee & Pentecost

Afternoon Tea Party

3 pm Sunday 5th June

round by the Presbytery Patio Area

Cakes, Scones, Tea and Refreshments, raffle

and a jubilee sing-a-long!

(bring your own Prosecco)

Tickets for numbers £2:50 All Welcome

Churches Together in Bispham

Songs of Praise

Here at St. Bernadette’s: Tuesday 24th May at 7:30 pm

followed by refreshments in the Hall.


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’


Here at Saint Bernadette’s!

St. Bernadette’s ***cup winning***Short Mat bowling team are looking for new members.  Please contact Elizabeth Ismay or come along to meetings on Monday nights from 6.30 pm or Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm.  All welcome.

St. Bernadette’s Church will host the Churches Together in Bispham songs of Praise service on Tuesday 24th May at 7.30pm followed by light refreshments in the hall. All welcome.

St. Bernadette’s Players will be staging a production of Cat’s Cradle by Leslie Sands from 8th – 11th June.  It is mystery thriller and it is directed by Bernard Melling.  Tickets on sale shortly.

Please pray for those children receiving the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist for the first time on Saturday 21st May.  Also please pray for their families and all concerned in their preparation for this happy occasion in their life of faith.

Thursday 26th May is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, a Holyday of Obligation. Masses will be at the usual HolyDay times, 7 pm Vigil on Wednesday 25th evening, and 9:30 am, with our school, on Thursday 26th Morning.

St Bernadette's Streamed Masses