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One Community, with two Churches. Seeking, as one, to Praise, Serve and Witness to Jesus Christ.

“After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said,….. ‘ I ask not only on behalf of these but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word,  that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us.’ John 17:1, 20-21

You are welcome to join the Roman Catholic Parish serving Barton Upon Humber and Brigg, and surrounding areas, in North Lincolnshire.

One Community with two Churches committed to loving, and seeking to live like, Jesus, Son of God, The Word Made Flesh. We acknowledge that The (Sunday) Eucharist is the source and summit of our salvation and a source of spiritual strength.

It is Jesus, who invites us, and is the host, and The Living Bread, who feeds us through Word and Sacrament, and sends us out to proclaim The Good News.

St Mary’s

St Mary’s RC Church, Brigg

St Mary’s RC Church, 12 Barnard Avenue, Brigg, North Lincolnshire. DN20 8AS

Email: stmaryandstaugustineparish@gmail.com

St Augustine Webster

St Augustine Webster Church RC, Barton Upon Humber
St Augustine Webster RC Church, Barton Upon Humber

St Augustine Webster RC Church, Whitecross Street, Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire. DN18 5DF.

Email: stmaryandstaugustineparish@gmail.com


This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father,  from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name: Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth;  until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3:14-19

“As the Parish Priest of the Catholic Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster, North Lincolnshire, may I welcome you to read  these pages about our two Churches but more especially may I say you would be warmly welcome to come and celebrate Holy Mass, and other services, with us, and take part in our various Parish activities.

“Here on this site you will find brief histories of what were formerly two separate Parishes, our contact details,  and be able to access our Weekly Bulletin which gives up to date information about worship, and other activities.

“We share the hope that all peoples will come to knowledge of Jesus Christ, as we believe he is The Way, The Truth and The Life. (John 14:6).”

Fr Michael

You can make a donation to our Parish, the Diocese or to other funds by clicking on the link above. To make a donation to the new Parish of St Mary and St Augustine (which came into existence on September 8th 2022) type Mary in the box.


IF YOU REQUIRE A PRIEST URGENTLY, please first contact the Parish and if no reply, then in the case of DANGER TO life or death, and not for routine enquiries, please phone St Bernadette’s 01724 844895 or Holy Trinity on 01472 342301. It is important that you do not contact them for any general parish enquiries, but only if a person is in hospital, or in danger of death at home. Thank You.

LEAVING VOICEMAILS FOR THE PARISH (PRIEST): Although it will seem counter intuitive, please DO NOT leave a voicemail message on the Parish mobile phone. For much of the day, every week, and throughout the week, it is not accessible. Messages left on the landline, or an email are the best option. (The mobile is answered at those times it is accessible, but throughout the day the most practical is to leave a message on the landline. Thank You.)

THE BULLETIN IS EASILY AND READILY AVAILABLE, FOR DOWNLOADING FROM OUR JOINT PARISH WEBSITE:

www.bartonandbriggcatholicchchurches.org

and our OFFICIAL Parish Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/stmaryandstaugustine

Please try the alternative sources if an issue arises with one of them. Thank You

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE A PAPER COPY OF THE BULLETIN, OR DISTRIBUTE COPIES, IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU/THEM TO ACCESS IT ONLINE, AND/OR PRINT THEIR OWN COPY. Thank You. PLEASE CHECK ONLINE FOR UNEXPECTED CHANGES, as the online version is updated.

Safeguarding: Please see The “Safeguarding Matters” Button in the Menu above.

Latest Information:

1. The primary purpose of this email is to ask YOU to let us know if you are receiving our weekly Bulletin by email.

At least 5 people on our regular mailing list say they are not.

As a starter can you confirm if you get this email. Please and thanks.

2. This is not the reason for the email, but it seems sensible to share this:

James N, a Parishioner of The Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster invites contributions for a great cause:

On Sunday, I will run the Humber Half Marathon to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause. Paul is a great friend from my Loughborough University days and currently facing his biggest challenge against MND. If anyone would be so kind as to help sponsor, please follow the link. Thanks
https://gofund.me/591f73be


Saturday 24th September The Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham, and a couple of notifications

Based on advice we are cancelling the planned furniture removal in Brigg and The Tea and Coffee. We also have been asked to advise people the Barton Half Marathon is on tomorrow and there will be the usual street closures. Thanks. Take care one and all.


Many of the disciples, and parishioners, of the newly formed Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster, North Lincolnshire gathered to celebrate The Birthday of The Blessed Virgin Mary and our new Parish at Holy Mass, and with a social following on Thursday September 8th 2022.

The event was well attended on a night tinged with sadness with the death of HM Queen Elizabeth, but the sense of joy at our rebirth and new beginning was evident. Some of those who received direct invitations did not attend, and some, due to covid, and pressing personal issues, had to send apologies in the end. And a significant number who had not “signed up” attended as they were indeed welcome too.

A parish is, unavoidably, canonically prescribed with recognised borders, but The Holy Spirit, Love for Christ, His Church, and our local community who are called to gather in its church, must allow what God has planted within us to freely flow, and be tangibly expressed by our active participation in our Common Worship, voluntary work, and material giving. The Church must maintain its active and physical presence in every village, town, and city. That requires our conscious giving and participation. The Church Building is a “house amidst houses”.


PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THE ROLE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH WILL COMMIT TO THE LIFE OF THEIR PARISH FOR THE GOOD OF SOULS, WHICH IS FOR ALL HUMANITY. THE ONLY PERSONALITY THAT MATTERS, IN ANY PARISH, IS JESUS CHRIST, ALL OTHERS SHOULD DO IS LOVE JUSTLY, SHOW MERCY, AND WALK HUMBLY WITH THEIR GOD. (Cf Micah 6:8, I Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 16:17-23, Matthew 18:21-22)


The Worst Thing about Parish Closures Isn’t Lost History, It’s Something Much Worse

We don’t want to have to use signs like this:


We invite all of our Parishioners to commit to the life of a disciple within our Community, and not complain or shout from the side-lines. The future of our Parish, but more especially of all of humanity, depends on it.


WE INVITE YOU TO THE BIRTHDAY OF A NEW PARISH.

Our Parish is fortunate to be One Community with two Churches, and a duly appointed Pastor as The Parish Priest, and he is resident in the Parish.

We invite all within our Parish to show their love and support for it, by a visible, spiritual, active, presence, and by giving financially to fund its works and mission, and maintain our Buildings. That is what active Parishioners do!

If it is God’s work it will survive.

May God bring to completion in us the good work HE has begun.

Come and join the celebrate the birth of a Parish, and help its continued growth. It is a sign of your baptismal commitment and calling.


It is often people that people who misunderstand the role, purpose and mission of their Parish also misunderstand the role of a priest . Therefore, they are less likely to contribute and really get involved which is the vocation of clerics and the laity.

The Church needs priests, but it also needs Parishioners who celebrate the Sacraments, and other liturgy, with the community they live amongst and who are spiritual, prayerful, caring and compassionate Christian members who are committed to sharing the Gospel who contribute to their Parish through their volunteering to do essential activities, and give financially.

Within the developed world, “Parish Administrators” would have been very rare, although permitted in Church Law, but that has increasingly changed, and, for example, a priest may have been the P.P. of one Parish, and an Administrator of another. More recently, as in Barton and Brigg, Parishes have shared one Parish Priest – who has “the care of souls”, and his role is not that of Administrator.

On this page we have published an article on “What is a parochial administrator?” Reading both articles will, for some, help bring about a proper understanding what a Parish is, and its role and Mission, and the fact it is ordinarily geographical in nature.

As we prepare to become one Parish, it is important all within our Parish come to understand why they need the Parish, and why the Parish needs them.

Please come to our celebration of The Birthday of The B.V.M. and The Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster, North Lincs on Thursday September 8th. The Holy Mass is at 7.00 pm in St Mary’s, Brigg.

Until the current Code of Law was published in 1983, The Bishop of a Diocese was The Parish Priest of The Cathedral, and he appointed an Administrator, who in any other Parish would have been The P.P..

The Code changed that, The Bishop appoints a P.P. to the Cathedral.

Within the developed world, “Parish Administrators” would have been very rare, although permitted in Church Law, but that has increasingly changed, and, for example, a priest may have been the P.P. of one Parish, and an Administrator of another. More recently, as in Barton and Brigg, Parishes have shared one Parish Priest – who has “the care of souls”, and his role is not that of Administrator.

On this page we have published an article on “The indispensable role of The Priest”. Reading both articles will, for some, help bring about a proper understanding what a Parish is, and its role and Mission, and the fact it is ordinarily geographical in nature.

As we prepare to become one Parish, it is important all within our Parish come to understand why they need the Parish, and why the Parish needs them.

Please come to our celebration of The Birthday of The B.V.M. and The Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster, North Lincs on Thursday September 8th. The Holy Mass is at 7.00 pm in St Mary’s, Brigg.

What is a parochial administrator? (aleteia.org)


ALL PARISHIONERS, AND FRIENDS, OF THE NEW PARISH OF ST MARY AND ST AUGUSTINE WEBSTER, NORTH LINCONSHIRE ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE B.V.M., THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR NEW PARISH.

PARISHIONERS WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, ARE ARE TO REPLY TO THEIR EMAIL INVITATION, OR SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE NUMBER IN THEIR “GROUP” (Adults, Children) by Thursday 1st September Thank You.

To give another quote Pope Francis May 6th 2019, in Bulgaria:

“…On the other hand, to see things with the eyes of God, we need other people.  We need them to teach us to look and feel the way Jesus looks and feels, to let our heart beat with his own feelings.  This is why it pleased me when Mitko and Miroslava, with their little daughter Bilyana, told us that for them the parish has always been a second home, the place where they always found strength to carry on, amid community prayer and the support of loved ones.

The parish, in this way, becomes a home in the midst of homes.  It manages to make the Lord present there, where every family, every person tries to earn their daily bread.  There, at every street corner, is the Lord, who did not want to save us by decree, but came into our midst.  He wants to enter into the heart of our families and say to us, as he did to the disciples: ‘Peace be with you!”’

We invite ALL Parishioners to celebrate the creation of the new Parish of St Mary and St Augustine Webster, North Lincolnshire.

It marks the birth of a parish formed by One Community with two Churches.

The birth of a new parish calls for change, and a time of renewal, and a fresh commitment to the life and mission of the Church in a defined geographical area, but as part of The Body of Christ, and in union with our Bishop Patrick, the Diocese of Nottingham, with the Universal Church. It will bring about a theological and spiritual change and a re-birth. It is an administrative act, but a Pastoral one.


Please be aware of fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Parish, and read the advice below:

Please do not click on links  of emails you think are not genuine, nor input any  personal information.


Please read this important advice by clicking on the link to Action Fraud which is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=139958f8ccf13885JmltdHM9MTY2MTUxNDc0OCZpZ3VpZD1hZDg0ZGRjYi0yZmNiLTQ3ZTctOWUxMC0zNTA5YTEzNWQ1MjYmaW5zaWQ9NTE4OQ&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=8ea57ddd-2535-11ed-a2c0-8aaaba6139f7&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYWN0aW9uZnJhdWQucG9saWNlLnVrLw&ntb=1

Fr Michael

The Parish email address has been hacked. The culprit is sending out invoices. Please do not reply to them, or pay bills. Please report any such email as phishing. The PARISH would not send you invoices!!!!


https://stmarysbriggandstaugustinewebster.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/please-act-today-to-help-serve-and-maintain-the-life-and-mission-of-our-parish-1.pdf

ST MARY AND ST AUGUSTINE WEBSTER PARISH

The Roman Catholic Parish covering Brigg and Barton Upon Humber and surrounding places, in the Diocese of Nottingham.

ONE COMMUNITY WITH TWO CHURCHES

AN INVITATION FOR THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY 2022.

Pentecost Sunday – Come back to Holy Mass in your Parish Church! All are welcome.

THE NEW EVANGELISATION:

a call to witness to Jesus Christ in YOUR Parish.

BECOME A FRIEND OF OUR CATHEDRAL, AND A TRUE FRIEND OF YOUR PARISH.

A FRIEND DOESN’T DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THOSE THEY LOVE, OR DESERT THEM.

WE SAY TO EVERYONE: COME HOME TO CHURCH. JESUS INVITES YOU, AND WE NEED YOU.

SUPPORT YOUR PARISH ACTIVELY THROUGH PRAYER AND BY WORSHIPPING THERE, YOUR ACTIVE PRESENCE AND COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTARY ROLES, AND MATERIAL (FINANCIAL) SUPPORT.

DON’T DRIVE PAST. COME HOME!

THANK YOU.

The gathering of the Parish Community, as one, especially on a Sunday and Holyday, is central to the life and mission of The Church. OUR BISHOPS INVITE EVERYONE WHO HASN’T BEEN TO HOLY MASS, IN RECENT TIMES, TO COME BACK TO HOLY MASS, as we move forward. They also extend a warm welcome, as do we, to all those seeking to understand how God is, already, at work in their lives. Please see our respective Parish “news” pages for their invite/reflection.

“And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons. And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead.” St Justin, Martyr – written between 153 -55

COME BACK TO HOLY MASS, PLEASE! It is Jesus who invites you and you will be most welcome.

HOLY MASS AND OTHER SERVICES:

Masses and other Services from Brigg are normally on Zoom. The ID is 992 962 6557 and the ID does not change and so we ask you to note it for future use. It is essential that ALL users mute their mics for the benefit of all every time they join in.




Both Churches, in our Parish, welcome visitors. Times of Holy Mass and other services are listed below. To keep up to date with what is going on in the parish visit the news page. More information and messages from Father Michael can be found by downloading the weekly Bulletin.