Third Sunday in Lent

News for Sunday 7th March 2021.

This Sunday’s Scripture

Jesus said He will give a sign that He is the Messiah. The sign is his resurrection: ‘Destroy this sanctuary and in three days I will raise it up’ (meaning the sanctuary of His body). All our faith is based on acceptance of this fact.

Keeping Faith

Back to Church

Sundays and Weekdays. Please book. You are not obliged to come to Sunday Mass if you do not feel safe. Broadcasts of the Mass continue.

Year of 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”. St Joseph ‘…show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life …” (from Pope’s prayer to St Joseph.

See Pope Francis’ letter:

Prayer to St Joseph:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.

Future Celebrations:

  • Holy Hour for Lent on theme of Reconciliation with Exposition - 4.00pm on Sunday 21 March at CTK Milnthorpe. Please book by contacting Len Gee on 015395 33881 or

  • Taize for Lent - live zoom meeting. 7.00pm on Friday 26 March. Please contact Greg Tagney on or 07776 252937 if you would like to attend.

  • Please also contact Greg if you would like to try zooming but are unsure how to proceed.

  • The Minsteracres Retreat Team … ‘From Lamentation to Praise, a Journey With The Psalms’. Online via ZOOM Saturday 20th March,10:30am until 3:30pm. Info … call 01434 673248, or email To confirm booking

Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday):

Will be celebrated with the public, and also broadcasted as much as possible. There will be some restrictions on how we celebrate the ceremonies. Details to follow.

Keeping Charity

Family Fast Day:

Thanks for all the CAFOD family fast gifts. Any more to come before we send them off?

The Universe/Catholic Times order is now cancelled. Please order direct from


Enthusiastic person with good communication skills, administrative ability and computer skills. Salary approx £8300 per annum. Closing date 22nd March. Contact Margaret McSherry: Tel:07864012385

MISSIO Red Boxes (Milnthorpe/Arnside) - Please bring your box to one of the churches by Sunday 28th March. (Mary Salter at Milnthorpe, Greg Tagney at Arnside). If unable to hand in, keep hold of your box and hand it in in September. Thank you for your support.

NB: A box with no name on it was handed to Fr Philip a while ago. If you think the box is yours please contact Mary on 015395 63291.

FR SLATTERY thanks you for your gifts, greetings and generosity on the occasion of his 92nd birthday. God bless you all. I will offer Mass for you.

Faith & Justice E-Bulletin:

Lancaster FJ February 2021
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ST. CHARLES 100 CLUB … If you are one of the 30 members yet to pay for 2021 and wish to be included in the Jan/Feb/Mar draws your cheque for £12 at your earliest convenience would be appreciated. Thank you. Ken Taylor (Hilltop, Cardrona Court, G-o-S, LA11 7AW)

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