Corpus Christi

Here is the newsletter for Corpus Christi – Sunday 6th June.

This Sunday’s Scripture

(Jesus) took a cup and said ‘this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many …’. We should not forget the blood sacrifice part of the Eucharist. It’s purpose is to renew God’s covenant or promises to make us His people, both now and to life everlasting. We thank God that He is faithful to us, at such great cost. Let us be faithful to Him.

Keeping Faith

Corpus Christi:

To mark this feast on behalf of our churches, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will start at Grange after Sunday Mass and end at 11am with Benediction. It is led by Deacon Joe. Unfortunately we can’t have processions because of covid restrictions.

Will all EucharisticMinisters renew their promises, if possible, this Sunday, Corpus Christi (see below).

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday. The Sacred Heart Devotion with the Sacred Heart Statues, are the response of the people of God to the fact of Christ’s love for us. Many saints wrote of it, but especially St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-90)

Eucharistic Ministers are asked to renew their promises this weekend of Corpus Christi. Ministers carry the body and blood of Christ to the faithful. They have been called to do a great work.

Please line up at the bottom of the altar steps for the ‘Lamb of God’. After the renewal please return to your seats. If any Minister can’t be present, would they arrange another time to renew their promises. Fr. Philip

Ordination: Philip Wrigley, studying for the priesthood for our Diocese, will be ordained Deacon this Sunday at Oscott College. Please pray for him and our small group of seminarians.

The Year of St Joseph (Thought 7): St Joseph the example of an obedient father:

Pope Francis says

As he had done with Mary, God revealed his saving plan to Joseph. He did so by using dreams, which in the Bible and among all ancient peoples, were considered a way for him to make his will known.

During the hidden years in Nazareth, Jesus learned at the school of Joseph to do the will of the Father (in heaven).

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

Please pray for the sick of our parishes:

Geoff Critchley, Michael Carter, Pam Gee, Stella Naylon, Josie Buckley, Margaret Vincent, Brian Mills, Eileen Parker, Christine McIvor, Philip Barry, Chris Browne, Libby Stretton, Jenny Hodkinson, Kathleen Lavin, Angela Nottingham, Alan Wild, Pam Clarke, David James, Angela Taylor.

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

Thank you Volunteers: The week up to 7th June is volunteers’ week. We thank volunteers throughout the country doing such marvellous work during the pandemic. We thank all volunteers in Church, without which it would cease to function. The Head of Missio/red boxes also thanks those involved in supporting mission across the world.

Notices and Adverts:

Missio (Red Boxes) Missio reports:

  • Missio serves the poorer dioceses in developing countries.

  • Last year Missio raised £4 million in England and Wales & £1.9 million came from red boxes.

  • 42 convents and chapels were built or re-constructed; 20,000 poor children supported; 2157 priests were trained by the contributions from Britain.

  • Mission in 18 countries supported.

  • Have you got a red box? Please contact Eric Wright (Grange), Mary Salter Milnthorpe & Arnside.

CTiC … Annual Gathering (on zoom) Tuesday 8th June 2pm-4pm … speaker: Bishop Paul Swarbrick. To book, email for the zoom details.

St Paul’s Church, Grange: Summer Concerts by Charles Edmondson 11am 10 June, 8 July, 12 August. Admission Free.