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					Archdiocese of Liverpool

Pastoral Area 21 – Saint Edmund Arrowsmith

PASTORAL AREA BULLETIN
Issue No. 3 Lent 2008

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NOW IS THE FAVOURABLE TIME!
A Word from Pope Benedict:
“From the outset, Lent was intended to be the season of immediate preparation for Baptism, to be solemnly administered during the Easter Vigil. The whole of Lent was a journey towards this important encounter with Christ, this immersion in Christ, this renewal of life. We have already been baptized but Baptism is often not very effective in our daily life. Therefore, Lent is a renewed "catechumenate" for us too, in which once again we approach our Baptism to rediscover and relive it in depth, to return to being truly Christian. Lent is thus an opportunity to "become" Christian "anew", through a constant process of inner change and progress in the knowledge and love of Christ. Conversion is never once and for all but is a process, an interior journey through the whole of life. This process of conversion cannot, of course, be restricted to a specific period of the year: it is a daily journey that must embrace the entire span of existence, every day of our life. In this perspective, for each Christian and for all Christian Communities, Lent is the favourable spiritual season for training ourselves to seek God with greater tenacity, opening our heart to Christ. May the Lenten journey, which in the ancient Church was a journey towards Christian initiation, towards Baptism and the Eucharist, be a "Eucharistic" Season for us in which we participate with greater fervour in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. “

Christians. Each one of us should spend more time in prayer during these forty days; some time in reading a Lenten book about how better to follow Jesus Christ, and some exercise which involves care for others, perhaps a visit to someone less fortunate than we are. What we should give up is whatever stops us from doing that extra thing. You and I have the greater part of February and March to flourish and to grow and to live as Christ wants us to live. That is the invitation I make to you. Like St. Paul, I say to you: ‘I beg you, not to neglect the grace of God that you have received. Now is the favourable time. This is the day of salvation’.”

SUNDAY MASS TIMES IN THE PASTORAL AREA
Saturday Evening Mass
(Nine Masses) 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm Golborne: All Saints Stubshaw Cross: St. Wilfrid Hindley Green: Sacred Heart Haydock: English Martyrs Lowton: St. Catherine of Siena Newton-le-Willows: St. David Platt Bridge: Holy Family Bryn: Our Lady Immaculate Hindley: St. Benedict

7.00pm

Sunday Morning Mass
(Fifteen Masses) 8.30am Ashton: St. Oswald Croft: St. Lewis Hindley Green: Sacred Heart Newton-le-Willows: Ss. Mary&John Bryn: Our Lady Immaculate Lowton: St. Catherine of Siena Stubshaw Cross: St. Wilfrid Ashton: St. Oswald Golborne: All Saints Haydock: English Martyrs Croft: St. Lewis Hindley: St. Benedict Newton-le-Willows: St. David Newton-le-Willows: St. Patrick Platt Bridge: Holy Family

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A Word from Cardinal Cormac:
“If people ask me what they should do for Lent, I am inclined to say, you should not try to do without something, but to get something done as if your eternal salvation depended on it. If Lent is to mean anything in our lives, it has to be a season of renewal. The word ‘Lent’ itself means ‘Spring-time’. The idea is that we die with Christ like the seed in the ground and rise with Him to more abundant life. We die to sin and rise to integrity. We die to selfishness and rise to generosity, especially towards the poor. Whatever penance we do, whatever we choose to give up or do without, should help us to put on these new clothes, and to grow into stronger, healthier

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Sunday Evening Mass
(One Mass) 4.30pm Newton-le-Willows: Ss. Mary&John

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3.00pm 5.00pm Holy Family, Platt Bridge St. Catherine, Lowton

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TUESDAY
2.30pm Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn

WEDNESDAY
7.30pm Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn

MONDAY 17TH MARCH
Sacred Heart, Hindley Green at 7.30pm St. Catherine, Lowton at 7.30pm St. Patrick, Newton at 7.30pm

FRIDAY
12 noon 6.00pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm Ss. M & J or St. David, Newton St. Patrick, Newton St. Wilfrid, Stubshaw Cross St. Oswald, Ashton St. Benedict, Hindley Ss. Mary & John, Newton St. Lewis, Croft All Saints, Golborne

TUESDAY 18TH MARCH
St. Oswald, Ashton at 7.00pm St. David, Newton at 7.00pm All Saints, Golborne at 7.30pm

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St. Benedict, Hindley at 7.00pm SS. Mary & John, Newton at 7.00pm

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8.30am All Saints, Golborne

FRIDAY
8.00pm Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn

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11.00am 11.30am St. Oswald, Ashton Holy Family, Platt Bridge

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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
7.15am Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn

MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2008
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions Pastoral Area Act of Devotion to Our Lady at Saint Patrick’s, Newton-le-Willows Rosary, Procession and Benediction beginning at 7.30pm

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EASTER SUNDAY ON BBC 1
At 10.00am on Easter Sunday Morning BBC TV will broadcast Easter Day Mass live from the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool followed by the “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and to the World) Blessing of Pope Benedict XVI live from Rome. Don’t forget to watch!

MASS OF CHRISM
The priests of the Archdiocese renew their commitment to ministry at this Mass and the Holy Oils are blessed by the Archbishop to be used in the celebration of the sacraments in our parishes during the coming year. A coach may be going from your parish or from a neighbouring parish so, if you’ve never been before, why not come along to the Mass of Chrism this year? WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH AT 7.30PM IN THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL

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Friday 14th March
St. Patrick’s Parish Centre Newton-le-Willows with the Whiskey Wooders

Saturday 15th March
Holy Family CMS Club Tram Street, Platt Bridge with Paul O’Sullivan

“CROSS WORDS”
A SERIES OF FIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE CRUCIFIXION
Wednesdays at 8.15pm at St. Catherine’s, Lowton beginning on February 13th Mass beforehand at 7.30pm

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JOURNEY OF FAITH
Five Sunday Evenings in Lent at 7pm Celebrating the Presence of Christ among us in the Sacraments Six Sunday Evenings in Easter at 7pm Being Christ’s Easter People and Witnesses to Resurrection Life today &+85&+(6 72*(7+(5 ,1 *2/%251(

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