Week beginning 10th February

Sclerder and Liskeard weekday masses subject to change - please contact to confirm.


                                             Lectionary B2

Saturday 10th Sclerder 9.0am
Torpoint 6.0pm
Sunday 11th Saltash 9.0am
Sclerder 9.0am
Liskeard 11.0am
Monday 12th    
Tuesday 13th Saltash 11.30am
Wednesday 14th Saltash 9.0am
Saltash 7.0pm
Thursday 15th Torpoint 9.30am
Friday 16th Saltash 9.0am
Saturday 17th Torpoint 6.0pm
  Sclerder 9.0am
Sunday 18th Saltash 9.0am
  Sclerder 9.0am
  Liskeard 11.0am
Saltash 4.0pm
Torpoint 6.0pm
Sclerder 9.0pm

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated after weekday Mass,

Saturdays after 9 am Mass at Sclerder and 5.30 pm at Torpoint or on request.

Parish Office

The office will be closed this week as Serene is away for half term.  For any urgent enquries please contact Fr Ian or Fr Gilmour at the Presbyterys.

Liskeard News

A Reminder that we ring the bell a few minutes before the start of our Sunday Masses. This is to help us have a still and prayerful preparation for the Mass. Please become silent when the bell rings, and keep further conversations until after Mass when refreshments are available.   


Looking ahead Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent falls on 14th February. There will be Mass and distribution of ashes at 9.00am in Sclerder and at 6,00pm in Liskeard. Palm Sunday is March 25th when Masses will be at the usual time. On Maundy Thursday Mass will be at 5.00pm in Sclerder and 8.00pm in Liskeard. Good Friday as well as the United Acts of Witness there will be a 3.00pm liturgy in both churches. Easter Vigil will at 8.00pm in Liskeard and Easter Sunday Masses the usual times.


Sclerder News

Women's World Day of Prayer at Sclerder 2nd March - The service is entitled "All God’s Creation is Good" and has been written by the women of Suriname.  Look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd of March at Sclerder Abbey at 2pm.  Everyone Welcome!

Lent lunch this Friday 16th February is being hosted in their home by Paul and Petra Stephenson as there is a retreat on at Sclerder, from 12 noon onwards. They live at the bottom of West Looe Hill and would like to warn guests of the limited parking and steps up to their house. Their address is Darloe House, Fore Street, West Looe PL13 2HA. Phone No. 01503 262087. If you are unable to come for any reason you can always give them or Tessa a donation for CAFOD, thank you.

Looe Churches Together- Lent Course This year’s Churches Together Lent Course will be held every Monday evening in Lent at the Riverside Methodist-United Reform Church on West Looe Quay at 7.00 pm starting on Monday 19th February and it is entitled “Responding to God’s Grace” which is an initiative of the Truro Diocese.    It is a special opportunity to share our Lenten observance with fellow Christians.  The course is being led by the Rev Joachim Foot from St Martin’s Anglican Church.   

A week’s Spiritual Exercise Retreat started yesterday and ends on Saturday 17th. Coffee will be in the St Ignatius Room and the Lent Lunch on Friday 16th at Petra and Paul’s house West Looe, see separate notice.  

Quiet Day at Sclerder Wednesday 21st February starting at 10am and finishing 4pm. Please come and join us for the day or any part of the day. 9.00 Mass. 9.45 Welcome and Coffee. 10.15   Talk – Fr Adrian Toffolo. 11.00 Time for Silence and Personal Prayer. 11.30   Spiritual Accompaniment offered. 12.30 Light Lunch. Free time, Spiritual Accompaniment offered. 2.00 Talk – Fr Adrian Toffolo. 2.30 Personal Prayer. 3.30 Review and final prayer. 3.45 Afternoon tea. There is no charge but a donation towards the cost of food would be appreciated. Drinks provided throughout the day as well as a simple lunch.  Registration: Call or email the Abbey Telephone: 01503 272 238

The Inner Healing Retreat: 2-6th of March: An opportunity to review our life's story in the light of our Merciful

An Invitation to supplement your Lenten Offerings - Join our Lent Course and ‘Rediscover Jesus’.   Ash Wednesday is in two weeks’ time and we will all be looking at the many ways that we can make the most of the Lenten season - many parishioners will be using the time to give up much loved food, drink or pastimes, attending the Lent lunches at the Abbey and contributing extra alms to CAFOD or favourite charities BUT we would like to offer you another way, and invite you to come along to the Ignatian Room (Nun’s Parlour) Sclerder Abbey at 11 o’clock on Friday 23rd February to look at how we can deepen our love for Jesus so that He becomes an active part of every aspect of our daily life.   Fr Gilmour will open the day and lead us through the first part of the book written by Matthew Kelly, “Rediscover Jesus” - the book will surprise you and it presents a lot of challenges as to how we view our daily life.  

The Lent course will begin on Friday 23rd February and continue through every Friday at 11.00 am until the 23rd March.   If you would like to take this exceptional opportunity to deepen your faith and add to your Lenten journey, give your name to Fr Gilmour or one of the Discipleship Team (Mary, Tessa, Susan or Liz) and you will be given a copy of the book to dip into before Friday 23rd.    Please take up this invitation to share this year’s Lenten journey with us!

Saltash and Torpoint News

St Petroc’s We have received a big thank you from St Petroc’s for contributing £193.08 during our Christmas Appeal – this will make a huge difference to supporting the homeless people in Cornwall.

Buckfast Abbey Millennium Celebration We have two invites to the Mass of thanksgiving on the solemnity of Our Lady of Buckfast on Thursday 24th May followed by a buffet lunch.  If you are interested in attending please pass your names to Father Ian or Serene and two names will be picked out towards the the middle of March. 

Cleaning Bonanza at Our Lady’s on Saturday 24th February, 10-12.

Soup Lunch after Mass will next take place on Tuesday 27th February.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed their gratitude for the silence we are keeping before Sunday Mass at Saltash. Remember the sounding of the bell indicates a strict period of silence to prepare our hearts and minds to meet the Saviour in Word and Sacrament. Note: we of course will expect babies and toddlers to make some noise – but grownups should be quiet for this period!

CAFOD Family Fast Day - Please put this date in your diary to unite your Lenten fast with the charitable work of CAFOD: Friday 23rd Feb. Envelopes are available at the back of church. CAFOD campaigns include: "Turn treats into toilets; turn apps into taps; and turn fast food into fish food." See more on the CAFOD website.

Parish email address

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Items for the Newsletter
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