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Welcome Back

Tomorrow (Monday 6th July) marks the resumption of the public celebration of the liturgy at the Sacred Heart Church. Here are a few things that will help us all to stay safe as we take this small step to returning to a life liturgical life. MASSES WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY…
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CONFIRMATION CATECHISTS

I am looking for some volunteers to help me prepare our young people for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Do YOU think that YOU could help? You are probably thinking that you do not have the necessary skills to be able to do that. All you need is a desire to communicate YOUR FAITH with our…
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Public Masses

In preparation for the great day when we can celebrate Mass publicly again there are a few regulations that we MUST FOLLOW for the safety of all. The diocese has issued a handy leaflet to help us with this. Please have a good look at it BEFORE the public celebration of Mass begins so that…
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Rapping Sisters

The #hot16challenge in Poland is a nationwide charitable RAPPING movement, in which people produce their own RAP musical (with some special message of their own choosing) and subsequently nominate others publicly to do likewise. The President, other politicians, countless celebs and all & sundry have been doing this to raise money for charity – primarily…
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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Whenever we come to celebrate the Mass we are never alone. Whether Mass is offered in some grand basilica or a humble parish church the fact remains that it is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – It is the Sacrifice of Christ. The Lord of Heaven and Earth present upon the altar. We are…
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This is My Blood…

Last week I went to donate blood for the 75th time and the other day my certificate and badge came. I realise I am not unique as a blood donor – thousands of people across the world do the very same thing. But as a priest blood donor it caused me to think a little.…
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Public Masses – Archbishops’ Statement

A Message has been released by the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England regarding the resumption of collective worship. Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. On Tuesday we heard the announcement that, from the 4th July this year, places of…
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Thank you

Many thanks to all those who sent greetings and best wishes for the anniversary of my Priestly Ordination yesterday. I can’t believe where the last 22 years have gone. It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the Lord and His people in the following parishes: St Clare, Higher Blackley Sacred Heart, Accrington…
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