WHEN I NEEDED A FRIEND WHERE YOU THERE?

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Food Bank donationsWHEN I NEEDED A FRIEND WHERE YOU THERE? -These are the words of a hymn sometimes sung in church at Mass. They were lived out this last weekend when very many members of the congregation responded to an appeal made the previous weekend by a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.

When I was Sick you Visited Me.

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Commissioning MassThe chapel at the Royal Preston Hospital was full on Monday evening when Bishop Campbell OSA, The Bishop of Lancaster, celebrated Mass and Commissioned a host of men and women to act, not only as Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, but as official Hospital Visitors, members of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team.

AND BABY CAME TOO!

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Baptismal CelebrationIndeed, many babies came, and they brought their parents also. The occasion? A Mass of celebration for all those families who had, over the last twelve months or so, had a child baptised at St Clare's. What a joy to see so many young  familes gathered for Mass.

A BIT OF A TRADITION

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FernyhalghFor the fourth year in succession a group of St. Clare's Parishioners gathered at our link church: St. Mary's, Fernyhalgh on the Sunday after the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady.