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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

14th August 2022


Our Lady of Lourdes, Arnside

St Charles & St Cuthbert, Grange

Christ the King, Milnthorpe

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(20th Sunday of the Year)


This Sunday’s Scripture


The Assumption: Mary is assumed into heaven after her natural death. Where she has gone ahead of us, we can follow, with her help. God has done great things for Mary. He also wants to do great things for us.


Weekday Masses: For the remainder of August, weekday Masses at Grange on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be replaced by Services of the Word with the Eucharist.  There will be no Mass or service on Saturdays at Grange. At Arnside and Milnthorpe, Mgr. Slattery will celebrate Masses during the week. (Please see Mass list for details).


Liturgy of the Word: there may be Liturgy of the Word with Communion instead of weekday Masses during the remainder of August. Please see the Mass list.  For information, Liturgy of the Word with the Eucharist is laid down by the Church for use when priests are not available. It is often referred to in short as a ‘Eucharistic Service’, but this description does not emphasise the importance of the Word.


Bible Alive/Magnificat are important approved resources that follow the weekly Mass readings. They deepen our understanding of the Word we hear at Mass or Services of the Word with the Eucharist.


Mission Appeal by Fr. Matthias Odaudu this weekend on behalf of the Spiritans (the Holy Ghost Fathers).  The Spiritans are a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation founded in 1703. Over 300 years on, over 3000 professed and lay Spiritans, drawn from all continents, today carry out their mission of evangelization in more than 60 countries throughout the world.  Fr Matthias will celebrate Holy Mass at all three churches Saturday/Sunday 13th /14th August.

Thanks: I thank Fr. John Mackie and Mgr. Slattery for kindly supplying for the Sunday Masses in my absence.


Bishop’s visit: The Bishop will visit us on 16th October. He will celebrate the 10.30am Mass at Christ the King, followed by a buffet lunch at the Crooklands Hotel at 12 noon. If you can’t join us at the Bishop’s Mass, please come directly to the buffet lunch (see separate note).


Bishop’s Visit; Buffet Lunch. Please  sign up for the buffet lunch at the Crooklands Hotel, so that we know numbers. Cost is £13.00.  Children go free; lifts will be given; and anybody who has money difficulties should contact Fr. Philip.  Please come. We want as many as possible to gather round our Bishop as one family.


Parish intercessory prayer:  May the Holy Spirit bring light to our darkness, turn hatred into love, sorrow into joy, and doubt into hope.  Abba Father, send your Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth.


Devotions Grange:

Please Note: Contemplative Prayer Group: recommences on Thursday 18th August, in the presbytery sitting room, 2pm-3pm  All welcome.

Morning Prayer 10am Thursdays and Fridays followed by Rosary on Thursdays and by Adoration (Exposition) on Fridays.


Devotions Arnside:

Prayer group meeting in Our Lady of Lourdes church 10:30 - 11:15am every Monday. All welcome.

Adoration: from May 2022 until further notice, there will be a half hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at 2pm, followed by the Rosary, every Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Arnside.


SVP: (Grange) 10.30am alternate Wednesdays. The next meeting will be on 24th August.


Keeping Contact


Website: www.kentestuarycatholicchurches.co.uk


Streaming: The providers are doing extensive tests to find out the reason for the interruptions in the streaming. We will report further with the results of their tests.



The next ladies’ lunch is on Wednesday, 7th September, 12 noon for 12.30 at the Pheasant Inn, Allithwaite.  If you would like to attend, please sign the sheet in the church porch.


Keeping Charity


Please pray for the sick of our parishes:  

Geoff Critchley, Michael Carter, Pam Gee, Stella Naylon, Josie Buckley, Brian Mills, Eileen Parker, Christine McIvor, Chris Browne,  Jenny Hodkinson, Kathleen Lavin, David James, Angela Taylor, Philip Barry, Kath Barnes, Cathy Mayes, Ron Muskett, Alan Wild, Isabel Shelly, Joe Ducie, Doreen Wadland, Helen Ellison, Pat Duckett, Mary Branchini.


Also please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time.


THANK YOU from BARROW FOODBANK to The Co-workers of Mother Teresa and their supporters for the generous donation last month, of 129.5kg of food.


Congratulations to Kath & Frank Jordan of Grange, who celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on Saturday 20th August.


Parish Pastoral Councils:

Questions or matters for discussion should be put in the boxes at the back of church. Thanks for questions submitted. Please put your name on the bottom of the note.  Date of the next Grange PPC: 14th September.  Date of the next Milnthorpe/Arnside PPC: To be advised.  A ring binder containing a record of the meetings is now available at the back of all three churches.



A number of vintage cars will be parked on the overflow (hardstanding) car park on Thursday 18th August from mid-morning to early afternoon approx.  The owners of the vehicles will be meeting at Helene Wilkinson’s premises, opposite the church, for a brief reunion.  They will not be using any of the church buildings or facilities (other than the overflow car park).  Permission was sought by a representative of the group and was granted by St Charles and St Cuthbert’s Parish Pastoral Council.  The owners of the vehicles are more than happy for people to view their cars and enjoy them.







May     £20 Monica Dodman  £12 Peter Clough

June    £20 John Ryder          £12 Val Malone

July     £20  Sheila Parry         £12 Mike Malone

Aug     £20 Pauline Riley        £12 Bernard Walker

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