Last Updated: Saturday 30th May – 1:00pm
This page will be regularly updated with the latest information on the resources available during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Please check back regularly.
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Feasts Celebrated week commencing 31st May
Newsletter pentecost – 31st May 2020
Devotion to the Sacred Heart live from St Andrew’s
Join Canon Adrian and other parishioners for Devotion to the Sacred Heart.
Each Wednesday in May at 7pm via Zoom.
More details available here.
Newsletter 7th Sunday of Easter – 24th May 2020
The parish newsletter for the 7th Sunday of Easter is now available here.
The newsletter includes information on National Rosary initiative, a video from Bishop Paul and full details of attending Mass virtually from St Andrews’s starting this Saturday.
Live Mass from St Andrew’s via Youtube
Newsletter 6th Sunday of Easter – 17th May 2020
Ascension Day – Thursday 21st May – 7:00pm
Mass will be streamed live from St Andrew’s for the first time via YouTube.
Full details are in this weeks newsletter.
Newsletter 5th Sunday of Easter – 10th May 2020
Newsletter 4th Sunday of Easter – 3rd May 2020
online Parish Rosary – Wednesday’s in May
Join Canon Adrian and other parishioners as we pray the Rosary each Wednesday in May at 7pm.
Full details available here.
Catholic Voice of Lancaster – May 2020
For the first time in 29 years, our Diocesan newspaper will only be available online.
Click here to download and read your copy.
Newsletter 3rd Sunday of Easter – 26th April 2020
The parish newsletter for the 3rd Sunday of Easter is now available here.
help from the parish mission Group
Mass Streamed from Cathedrals across the Country
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19
pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their
families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.
Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving
exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.
In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways
described above, each week from this Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass
in their Cathedral. More details available here.
2nd Sunday of Easter – 19th April 2020
Reflections for the second Sunday of Easter are available here.
James, who is on placement at St Clare’s, has produced a wonderful video on the Mass and celebrating from home. ‘The Saint’s are with us at Mass’ can be viewed here.
Mass as always will be streamed live from St Clare’s at 10:00am. Click here to view the St Clare’s YouTube channel which has all services available on catch up.
Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated with Adoration & Benediction with Canon Adrian. A video for this will be available on Sunday 19th.
A Look back at Holy Week
A collection of videos and images from Holy Week is now available. Click here to view.
Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil
Good Friday Stations of the Cross
Canon Adrian lead Stations of the Cross from St Andrew’s. Click here to view.
The readings from the day and other downloads are now available. Click here to view.
Alpha Course Starts Again in September
To find out more about our Alpha course click here.
Holy Week – ST Andrew’s & ST Mary’s
We will be publishing daily content on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. A video of Stations of the Cross from St Andrew’s will be available from 11:00am on Good Friday. Please check back regularly during this period.
Holy Week – Streamed Services from St Clare’s
All services during the Easter Triduum will be live streamed live from St Clare’s.
7:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Watching with the Lord
10:00pm – Compline (Night Prayer)
10:00am – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
3:00pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7:00pm – Prayers around the Cross, with Compline
10:00am – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
8:30pm – Paschal and First Mass of Easter
10:00am – Mass for Easter Day
4:00pm – Exposition
4:30pm – Sung Vespers and Benediction
You can view all of these on St Clare’s dedicated YouTube channel. Click here to access.
Father Andrew explains how to have a Holy Week at Home
The readings and reflections from both Canon Adrian and Deacon John are now available for Palm Sunday. In addition we have have a document to guide you in holding a retreat at home. More information will be coming throughout Holy Week so please check back regularly.
Click here to view our Palm Sunday post.
Ruth White has updated us on the online resources that are available during this period.
Click here to view.
Bishop Paul Weekly Video Message – 30th March 2020
Bishop Paul has published his weekly video message.
Bishop Barron on Hope During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has left countless people all over the world asking themselves: Why is God allowing this to happen? How do we respond? And where can we find hope? In this bonus episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” we discuss these and other questions, exploring the ancient problem of evil, the impact of the virus on Catholic sacramental life, and other spiritual dimensions and effects of this crisis.
Pope Francis Gives Extraordinary Blessing
Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday 27th March 2020 to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” You can read an account from Vatican News here.
Bishop Paul Issues Decree – 26th March 2020
Bishop Paul has issued a decree, effective immediately, detailing special pastoral measures.
Click here to read.
Weekly Video Message from Bishop Paul – 24th March
The first weekly video from Bishop Paul has been released. Click here to view.
Both Churches Now closed
Following the advise from the Prime Minister both our churches will now be closed. You will not be able to visit. We will update via the website when the situation improves.
UK Diocesan Newspapers Now Online
Due to the current situation CathCom, who produce newspapers for many Catholic Diocese, have put a number of these online. The website www.churchpaper.co.uk has over 600 editions to view.
Live Streaming from St Clare’s
St Clare’s in Fulwood are now offering live streaming for many of their services. You can also view back previous day’s Mass on the YouTube channel.
Visit St Clare’s website for the full schedule. Click here to view.
Volunteers for Share-It! Foodbank
A message from the team at Share-IT! food bank.
Following government guidance, volunteers over 70 and others with underlying health issues or family vulnerability have been asked to step aside.
So we’re rather down on numbers.
We’re hoping to keep the food bank open on reduced hours:
Tuesday 10am – 11am / 1pm – 2pm
Wednesday 2pm – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 11am
Can you help and support the team? Contact Rosy Townsend firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Canon Adrian
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020. Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice.
Please visit our parish website www.standrewscottam.org.uk for further information, where you will find links to where Mass is being streamed online, and other resources to help you pray at home during this time.
Let us all keep each other in our prayers at this time.
Canon Adrian continues to say Mass on a daily basis in private. If you would like a Mass offering during this period please use the contact form or post to the presbytery.
Both churches are now closed.
There are a number of resources that have been published that can help during this period.Please feel free to download these and use as part of your own personal prayer.
Live Streaming of Mass
There are a number of sources where you can follow the Mass from your own home.
Father Andrew at St Clare’s has produced an excellent resource whereby you can join him live for Mass and also on catch-up.