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St. Jude's Catholic Church, Poolstock Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, England.

In the Pastoral Care of Canon P J MacNally, Fr. J Kendall and Deacon R Smith.

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To listen to our

Parish Priest's

Lenten Invitation

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A Warm Welcome to the Home Page

of the Catholic Parish of

St. Jude, Wigan

Or read the message from Canon Patrick MacNally, our Parish Priest .  .  .

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Dear Visitor

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This Lent, I extend an invitation to you, personally, to embark on a journey of reconciliation. 'Reconciliation' means making friends again with God and with one another. We must individually make a very special effort to avail ourselves of God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) and experience the peace and joy which the Lord promises will be ours as a result.

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At the beginning of this Lenten season, I warmly invite all, who, for whatever reason, find themselves at some distance from the Church, - in other words, the 'lapsed', or as our Cardinal said some time ago, "the resting".

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You will be most welcome back to the Church. The door is open. Jesus is here. He has promised to remain with the Church. We need you; I need you. The parish family needs you and would be most happy at your return. We do miss you very much. I promise you that you will hear only words of welcome, affirmation, forgiveness, acceptance and love.

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Together we can support and help and encourage each other in making this Lent a journey of welcome return to the Lord; an experience of His mercy and forgiveness.

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You will experience, I assure you, the joy, peace of mind and forgiveness of a caring and loving Father.

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Come on in. Welcome home, it's cold outside. Sit up near the open fire and feel the warmth. The kettle is on the boil.

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Father Pat