Our Canons in Preston needs your help!

Dear friends,

During the month of July, with the help of some of you, Canon Cristofoli completed an application to be nominated Church of the Year, receive a medal for the work undertaken and a cheque for £500. This competition is organised by NCT ( National Church Trust). We are now on a short list and an architect from NCT is coming next Wednesday to judge us against other churches.

*Why compete?*
Success would give us *excellent publicity* for further public funding.
Success will put our church and our community on the map: *evangelisation.*
Success will promote the North of England and the Catholic Church, which are not always well represented.

*We need your help!*
Can you :
Pray for this intention?
**Come to church on Wednesday morning 23rd August around 10am** and show your enthusiasm for St Walburge’s? Perhaps bring your children and family?

Thank you so much!
God bless you!

ICKSP General Chapter

For the week commencing Monday, 28th August 2023 – Friday, 1st September 2023, the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will gather at the motherhouse of Gricigliano. The week is an important occasion in the canonical life of the Institute clergy: in addition to providing them with spiritual, liturgical and practical instruction, the gathering is an opportunity for the priests to enjoy a fraternal reunion with brother priests, who rarely have an opportunity to see one another. In addition, the Canons receive their assignments for the coming year.

As a result of the Chapter meeting, the liturgical programme at each apostolate will be subject to revision. Please keep an eye on the appropriate weekly bulletin.

Blessings on Sundays and the requesting of a Mass Intention

Rather than go to the Sacristy, if you would like one of the Canons to bless items or to sign a Mass card, please place them on the small table permanently prepared in the narthex (entrance of the church): Straight after 8.30am and 10.30am Sunday Masses, one of the Canons will come to the narthex.

Provincial Convocation

Masses (including Offices, Adoration and Benediction) have been cancelled from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 1st June (inclusive).

The Canons of the Institute’s GB province will spend the octave of Pentecost together in Lanherne. This fraternal time together helps the Canons to continue their pastoral work and mission, “living the truth in charity.

Due to this absence, daily Mass will not be offered at Ss Peter & Paul and St Phlomena until Friday 2nd June.

Thursday, 2nd February

Two events this Thursday:

– Allday Eucharistic Adoration in reparation for sins 12noon 5.30pm in the day chapel

– and at 6pm,  the blessing of candles, procession & Sung Mass for  Candlemas,  the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 40 days after Jesus was born when He was presented in the Temple according to the Mosaic Law.

Fatima Family Day

Saturday, 4th February

A teaching on the Brown Scapular of Our Lady Followed by enrolment Young children and their parents are invited to join us for Holy Mass at 12pm in the church followed by activities.
For updates and more details, contact Caroline Harrison: Cmharrison71@gmail.com

Requiem Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

A Requiem Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be celebrated at St Peter & Paul and St Philomena Church on Thursday 5th January 2023 at 6.30pm

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.