2 August 2020 : Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A :
Divine Office Week 3
We are now able to celebrate the Mass in our churches and the weekly pattern will be as follows:
|Saturday vigil||Caton||6:00 pm||With small congregation|
|Sunday||Kirkby Lonsdale||9:00 pm||With small congregation|
|Sunday||Hornby and Zoom||11:00 am||With congregation in the garden|
|Monday||Hornby and Zoom||9:00 am||With small congregation|
|Tuesday||Caton||6:00 pm||With small congregation|
|Wednesday||Kirkby Lonsdale||6:30 pm||With small congregation|
|Thursday||Zoom only||9:00 am||No congregation|
|Friday||Hornby and Zoom||9:00 am||With small congregation|
|Saturday||Zoom only||9:00 am||No congregation|
Please check the calendar for Mass intentions and further details.
We are severely restricting numbers in the church buildings, to ensure social distancing, and everyone will be required to sanitise their hands on entry and to keep the nose and mouth covered whilst in the building. We will also take a contact number for all attendees. These details will be destroyed after 21 days according to data management regulations.
Your Prayers are asked for:
Jim Rennick, Cynthia McPherson
Those Whose Anniversaries are at this time:
James Quinn, Catherine Murray, Michael Aindow , Margaret Dugdale , Evelyn Stanley, Norman Sinclair, Christopher Quinn
Thanks to Betty and Sue for keeping the anniversary books and letting us know each week.
The Sick of the Parishes:
Brian Byrne, Sarah Adam, Veronica Law, Dennis Brown, Graham Jubb, Paul Shuttleworth, Keith and Alexa Wightman, Sarah Mason, Kevin Casey, Esther Castle, Chris Broadhurst, Joan Randall, Hazel Waring, Eric and Nina Ireland, Frances McKenzie, Sandie Hardy, Elizabeth Ackerley, Pepe Casanova, Karen Parkinson, Margaret Aspin, Bruce Kay, Colette Calveley, Lucy Ball, Maggie Trimble, Pauline O’Toole, Roberta Whiteside, Alan White, Lynne Griffiths, John McKenzie
My dear friends: it is with sadness that I have to announce to you that I will be leaving the parishes and moving to a new assignment in the Parish of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Carlisle. Fr Michael Docherty, who is the present parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be coming as your new parish priest. He is also taking on the role of Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Diocese. This means that he, as I did, will be working from the Education Centre in Lancaster while serving these parishes.
I have spent 15 wonderful years in the Lune Valley. Although my role in the Education Service for the Diocese was very challenging and took me away from parish work for much of my time, sharing in your lives as friends and parishioners was a great joy and encouragement. God has been good to me and given me many blessings. You have been instrumental in making my life as a priest here full and fulfilling. You will be in my thoughts and prayers; I will remember you with joy and my prayers will be ones of thanksgiving to God, as well as asking that He bless you with happiness and well-being. I am extremely grateful to Deacon Paul and all of you who have joined in the work and responsibility of parish life. Together we have tried to serve God as best we can. It has been a privilege to be united with you in following Christ.
My last weekend in the parishes will be 15/16 August which we celebrate as the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. After which Fr Docherty will take over here, and I will take his place over there. I am sure you will make him welcome. You have been so kind and generous to me that I hardly know how to thank you. I will miss you.
God bless, stay safe, stay well.