Feast of St Clare

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Today the parish has been celebrating the feast of its patron, St Clare.

Parish Open Meeting

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On Friday night parishioners gathered for an open meeting, a chance to take stock of where the parish is, and to set some priorities for the time ahead.

Rite of Election

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On Saturday afternoon a group of us travelled to the cathedral for the annual Rite of Election.

Work on the altar

Missing Altar

 Work is taking place in the church this week, to replace the main altar.

MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY

Mass for deceased clergy

Each year in November, each deanery in the diocese celebrates a Mass for the deceased clergy of that deanery.

TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN

Day of Renewal

Turning The World Upside Down was the theme of the latest North West Day of Renewal held at St Clare's on Saturday 15th October.

ST CLARE - PRAY FOR US!

St Clare

High summer (sic) is not the best time to celebrate a patronal feast for so many people are away enjoying a restful holiday in the sunshine (!). However, the middle of August is when the Feast of St Clare falls so we have to make the best of it and honour her as best we can.

MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER

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To honour the request of Pope Francis, the parish joined in a Holy Year Pilgrimage to the church of St Mary & St John Southworth - a church in the Salford Diocese designated a Holy Year Church with a Holy Door.

THREE ON ONE

Confirmation

Well, four actually, if you count the baptism (and we do): The Summer Fair, the Day of Renewal and the Confrimations were all squeezed into one weekend, 'busy' was not the word for it.

NEW YEAR 2016

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With the New Year less than half a day old, many of St Clare's parishioners gathered to celebrate Holy Mass on this 'New Year's Day.' As ever, we  were celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the sign of the woman that the Church sets before us each new year

DISCIPLESHIP - A NEW WAY OF LIVING

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Charles Whitehead is one of the leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in this country, a former president of the International Charismatic movement and a well known speaker and author. He came to Preston to lead one of ther periodic North West Days of Renewal, the title of which is above.

PLATINUM JUBILEE

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Seventy years of Religious Profession was celebrated in church at the Sunday evening Concelebrated Mass when we gave thanks for the religious life of Sr Anne Goodman of the La Sagesse Congregation (Daughters of Wisdom).

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

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The clergy and 150 parishioners gathered at noon on New Year's Day to beginn 2015 by seeking God's blessing by celebrating Holy Mass to honour our Blessed Lady, Mother of God. In his homily the priest reminded us that, just like Mary, we all call to be 'God Bearers' (Theotokos).

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

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You remember the old Hollywood movie of that title?  Well, it was shown at the Place Cinema, Longridge to raise funds for St Clare's Porch Extension.

CANDLE LIT CAROL SERVICE

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It has become somewhat of a tradition to have a pre-Christmas Carol Service in church. This years was a combined effort with parishioners and  school children from St Clare's.

ALL'S FAIR IN......

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All's Fair in - well not quite love and war, but certainly hard work and graft, and a lot of that goes into the annual Christmas Fair organised by St Clare's School & parish.

A SERVICE TO BEGIN ADVENT

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This evening (Monday) the boys and girls in KS2 from St Clare's Primary School opened the season of Advent by conducting a Service in church attended by their parents and family.

Parish Readers Re-Commissioned

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This weekend as with every first Sunday of Advent our readers were re-commissioned to this ministry after the pastoral letter.