NEW APPOINTMENT

As part of the rite of ordination the candidate places his hands into the hands of the Bishop and promises him respect and obedience. In appointing a priest to a parish the Bishop does so for the care of souls in a particular area of his diocese. For the future spiritual well being of this […]

PASTORAL LETTER

A Pastoral Letter on the environment, prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales, for use in churches on 23 May 2021, Pentecost Sunday. +++ The Solemnity of Pentecost reminds us that everything which exists, every person and the whole of creation, is a gift of “God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” […]

QUARANT’ ORE DEVOTIONS

The ‘Forty Hours Devotion’ to the Blessed Sacrament was an annual event in lots of parishes up and down the land. Sadly it fell by the wayside, but in more recent years it is enjoying a revival and parishes are once again offering this devotion. The devotion in our parish will run up to and […]

BAPTISM POLICY

The Code of Canon Law states: “Parents are obliged to see to it that infants are baptised within the first weeks after birth” (867). This canon, although not always practical for many reasons, reminds us of the importance and urgency of the sacrament of Baptism. As a Parish within the Diocese of Salford we follow […]

THE SVP

During the year our parish SVP group have been busy caring for the needy and those encountering difficulties of one kind or another. Below is a summary of their activities.

OF YOUR CHARITY

Pray for the happy repose of the souls of those who have recently died Ann Welsh Sheila McHale Joyce Topham Brian Hampshire Fr Vincent Cavey Frances Bentley Kitty Robinson

VOCATIONS – A FEW THOUGHTS

Until quite recently and even today when people talk of someone “having a vocation” they usually mean he has gone off to be a priest or she has become a nun. Linked with this has been another all too popular idea. Though they rarely say so, many think that the Church is saying that Priesthood […]

VOCATIONS SUNDAY

Here is the Letter of Our Holy Father, Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

HOLY THURSDAY

This evening we begin the Sacred Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm in Sacred Heart Church. There is no need to book a place at this Mass but people will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Here is the booklet so that those who will join us […]

THE EASTER TRIDUUM

The word Triduum comes from the Latin and means “three days.” It iscommonly pronounced “TRIH-do-ouhm” and is usually used in referenceto the Easter Triduum, the three most sacred days in the church year. The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, reaches its high point at the Easter […]