St Peter's Stonyhurst



We are God’s people, the sheep of his flock: come, let us worship him, alleluia.


St Joseph's Hurst Green

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.” St. Teresa of Avila




Congratulations to Mary Agnes Cardwell who was awarded the ‘Bene Merenti’ Medal for her work on behalf of St Joseph’s Chapel for many years and for her public service to the people of Hurst Green and surroundings. On behalf of the many people who have benefited from her dedicated labours, we say, ‘Many thanks!’


Advance Notice. Christmas Masses in St Peter’s and St Joseph’s 2016


St Peter’s Saturday, December 24th 10-11am Confessions Christmas Vigil Mass with blessing of crib 5.30pm (preceded with Carols at 5.00pm)


Midnight Mass at 12.00pm preceded with carols at 11.30pm.


St Joseph’s


Sunday, Christmas Day 10.00 mass in St Joseph’s Chapel


St Peter’s, Feast of St Stephen, (Boxing Day) Monday, 26th December Mass at 10.00am. (No 8.00am mass)


The details above, plus details of Christmas services of our sister churches of St John’s in Hurst Green and All Hallows in Mitton in the form of a post-card are available at the back of the church. Please take one.





A Jesuit Pope




Novenas & Prayers


popes crest Pope Francis has chosen the motto Miserando atque eligendo, meaning lowly but chosen; literally in Latin ‘by having mercy, by choosing him’. The motto, which the Pope first chose as a bishop in Argentina is taken from the homilies of the venerable Bede, the 7th century English monk, on the call of Matthew: ‘Jesus saw the tax collector and by having mercy chose him as an Apostle saying to him: ‘Follow me.’ This homily, which focuses on divine mercy and is reproduced in the Liturgy of the hours on the Feast of St Matthew, has taken on special significance in the Pope’s life and spiritual journey. In fact it was on the Feast of St Matthew in 1953 that the young 17 year old Jorge Bergoglio was touched by the mercy of God and felt the call to religious life in the footsteps of St Ignatius of Loyola. Beyond the motto, the coat of arms has a blue field and is surmounted by the mitre and the papal keys. On the crest itself at the centre is the symbol of the Jesuits, a flaming sun with the three letters recalling the name and the salvific mission of Jesus. Underneath we have two more symbols: to the right the star representing Mary and to the left the nard flower representing Joseph.



Mass Calendar and Intentions

Sunday 11th December The Third Sunday of Advent (A) Psalter wk 3


Saturday vigil 5.30pm - PI

Sunday 08.30am - For the Parish

Sunday 10.00am at St Joseph's - Syd & Mary Armstrong R

Monday 7.55am - Bronek Poloczek  L - Advent Weekday

Tuesday 8.00am - May Leach L -St Lucy  VM

Wednesday 8.00am - Private Intention - St John of the Cross  PD

Thursday 7.55am - PI - Advent Weekday

Friday 8.00am - The deceased members of the Molloy family   R - Advent Weekday


L = Lately Dead, A = Anniversary of death

P = Personal Intention PI = Priest's Intention S = Sick B=Birthday M = Martyr V = Virgin D = Doctor B = Bishop P = Priest R = Remembrance Pp=Pope


xmas star

The Divine mercy

                    I trust in youl










Welcome to the Parish of St Peter's & St Joseph's in

the heart of the Ribble Valley

St Joseph'sParish Priest   Fr. Peter Griffiths SJ (


Tel. (01254) 826268


St Peter's RC Church, Stonyhurst

Clitheroe, Lancs. BB7 9PZ

St Joseph's Chapel


Mass Times St Peter's



5.30pm (Saturday Vigil)


Weekday Masses*



As per newsletter

Confessions Saturday 4.45pm-5.15pm

* Mon & Thu 0755

No Mass Saturday morning


Mass Times St Joseph's



10.00 am


As per newsletter

Other Services


Stations of the Cross Friday 7.30pm during Lent


1st Fridays - Exposition and Benediction 7.00pm

(Summer only - please see newsletter)