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Read on for all the latest news and information from St Augustine Webster Church in Barton.

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, LOVE 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.



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!!!!

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

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

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!!!!





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.


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

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

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.

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THE BULLETIN IS EASILY AND READILY AVAILABLE, FOR DOWNLOADING FROM OUR JOINT PARISH WEBSITE, by clicking on The Bulletin Button above.

www.bartonandbriggatholicchchurches.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


OFFICIAL PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE OR WHATTSAPP GROUP:

www.bartonandbriggatholicchchurches.org

and our OFFICIAL Parish Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/stmaryandstaugustine


Our public group on whatsapp is:

ST MARY AND ST AUGUSTINE

“No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed. No, he puts it on a lampstand so that people may see the light when they come in. For nothing is hidden but it will be made clear, nothing secret but it will be known and brought to light. ·So take care how you hear; for anyone who has will be given more; from anyone who has not, even what he thinks he has will be taken away.” (Luke 8:16-18)

There have been NO new official groups set up since early 2020. All (or indeed any) others are not recognised or endorsed by the Parish. No other pages or groups can, or should, claim the endorsement of the Parish for the postings they publish, or contacts they promote.

You are strongly advised to be wary of, and indeed avoid, any not listed above where they may wrongly claim association with our Parish and suggest they post in our name, and please don’t promote them to other people. Thank You for your cooperation and support in this matter as it helps maintain accurate, and factual, communication with Parishioners and between, and within, community.

JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

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


“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


The gathering of the Parish Community, as one, especially on a Sunday and Holyday, is central to the life and mission of The Church.

“Therefore, the dies Domini is also the dies Ecclesiae. This is why on the pastoral level the community aspect of the Sunday celebration should be particularly stressed. As I have noted elsewhere, among the many activities of a parish, ‘none is as vital or as community-forming as the Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist’. Mindful of this, the Second Vatican Council recalled that efforts must be made to ensure that there is ‘within the parish, a lively sense of community, in the first place through the community celebration of Sunday Mass’. Subsequent liturgical directives made the same point, asking that on Sundays and holy days the Eucharistic celebrations held normally in other churches and chapels be coordinated with the celebration in the parish church, in order ‘to foster the sense of the Church community, which is nourished and expressed in a particular way by the community celebration on Sunday, whether around the Bishop, especially in the Cathedral, or in the parish assembly, in which the pastor represents the Bishop’ . “

n35 APOSTOLIC LETTER DIES DOMINI OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON KEEPING THE LORD’S DAY HOLY.


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