7th Sunday of Easter

News for Sunday the 16th May 2021

Covid, Patience and Thanks:

Please keep up our covid discipline in church until the rules are relaxed. Doing so is an act of charity and a sign of our care for others. This is all the more important as we begin to welcome visitors to our churches. At this point many thanks:

  • To parishioners for their patience, understanding and cooperation.

  • To our STEWARDS for their unstinting labours. Without their help we could not have opened our churches.

  • To our bookings supervisors, for their painstaking work.

We look forward to a relaxation of the rules for gathering in church. Meetings can now take place in our halls under conditions. Please refer to the Hall bookings supervisors.

This Sunday’s Scripture

Jesus prays that we shall be one with Himself and the Father and that we will realise God’s great love for each one of us. He prays also that we will be consecrated in truth (live the truth that Jesus has taught).


First of the Year

High-Quality Plants - Flowers, Shrubs, Vegetables, Herbs - Choice of Pollinator - Friendly Plants - Home-Grown Vegetables



Next Sunday 23 May is Pentecost Sunday. We prepare for and celebrate Pentecost as follows:

Keeping Faith:

Communications Sunday.

The covid epidemic has reminded us that the world is a global village; that we are all interconnected with our brothers and sisters.

  • We pray for those in the Catholic media whose job is to help keep connected the faithful. (Retiring collection)

  • Pray with Pope Francis for the End of the Pandemic.

  • Pray the rosary with the Pope during May.

The Year of St Joseph (Thought 4) St Joseph:

Pope Francis says “Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all. How many are praying, making sacrifices and interceding for the good of all”. To honour St. Joseph and ask his help we say the prayer to St Joseph each Wednesday

Keeping Contact

In time of isolation, we offer the following personal prayer support:

  • Fr Alf Parker will talk or pray with you on this number 015395 33145

  • Or you can leave a prayer request as an answerphone message on this number 01524 734816

  • Or leave your name and number if you would like someone to phone you back later that day.

Keeping Charity

Funeral: Please pray for the soul of Gerry Gibbons of Cartmel Grange NH, formerly of Holme, who died on 7th May. Funeral Friday 28 May 2.00pm at Beetham Crematorium.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Booking a place at Mass: Please observe the rules and book to avoid overcrowding:

  • Bookings for GRANGE & MILNTHORPE phone Len Gee 015395 33881 or email leonard.afgee@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Bookings for ARNSIDE phone Wilf & Margaret Gill 01524 762124 or email wilfmag.gill@hotmail.co.uk .

Notices and Adverts:


Guess who celebrates his 67th anniversary of ordination this Sunday 16 May?

SPUC Pro-Life chain Saturday 29 May 11.00 am – 1.00 pm: please join us for this annual silent act of witness to remember the millions of unborn babies lost to abortion. Meet on London Road, Preston – just north of Ribble bridge. Bring a chair if required. For info tel. 01772 723094.

Air Ambulance Volunteering Opportunity at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. On 22nd May and 19th June 2021, we are partnering with Grange-over Sands trust to host a Morecambe Cross Bay Walk where we will be starting at Arnside Quay and walking across the bay to Grange. We are looking for volunteers for both or either of these days to help set up our registration stands at each location and help accompany walkers on their route across the bay. Thank you. Morgan Wright, Volunteer Coordinator. Tel 0151 547 7830 or 07808 706766

Grange: Thanks to the Social Group who funded the repairs and upgrading of our CCTV system at a cost of £300.00.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 31st May 2021… 11am to 3pm

Parish Pastoral Councils (PPC’s): Parish councils to meet when allowed in mid June. Council members will be taken as those sitting in our last meeting. Would any member who does not want to continue please tell me.