Last Updated: Saturday 26th September – 8:00am

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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Catholic Voice – New Edition – September 2020

The latest edition of The Catholic Voice of Lancaster is now available to read online or to download to your device. Click here to view.

Newsletter -25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th/20th september

The parish newsletter for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

October Parish Rosary – Online

We will again be starting our online Rosary, via Zoom, during October.
Full details including a booking form are contained here.

Newsletter -25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th/20th september

The parish newsletter for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter -24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th/13th september

The parish newsletter for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter -23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 5th/6th september

The parish newsletter for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

NOvena for Deacon John – 31st August – 8th September

There is a novena for the recovery of Deacon John taking place from Monday 31st August to Tuesday 8th September. Full details are available here.

Catholic Voice – New Edition – September 2020

The latest edition of The Catholic Voice of Lancaster is now available to read online or to download to your device. Click here to view.

Newsletter -22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 29th/30th August

The parish newsletter for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22nd/23rd August

The parish newsletter for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter – The Assumption – 15th/16th August

The parish newsletter for The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is available here.

Public Mass continues as Normal

All services at St Mary’s and St Andrew’s continue as normal. We are following government guidance and have clear sanitisation and social distancing in place.
Read more about the measures we have introduced here.

Newsletter – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1st/2nd August

The parish newsletter for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1st/2nd August

The parish newsletter for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th/26th July

The parish newsletter for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.

Newsletter – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 18th/19th July

The parish newsletter for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.
If you haven’t already registered, please ensure you complete your details here.

Virtual Lancaster Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020

The Lancaster Lourdes organising committee writes…..

Bishop Paul Swarbrick invites us to join him in a virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes. 
Sadly this year we’re not able to travel to Lourdes, however we’re bringing Lourdes to your homes. From 24th July to 1st August, the week we would usually be in Lourdes. We will have live streamed Masses, times of prayer, Rosary, reflections and stories of Lourdes.

Click here for the full programme.

Newsletter – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11th/12th July

The parish newsletter for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.
If you haven’t already registered, please ensure you complete your details here.

Newsletter – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th/5th July

The parish newsletter for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available here.
Please register if you are attending Mass.

Resumption of public mass

Full details of the resumption of public Mass at St Andrew’s & St Mary’s is now available.

Newsletter – Saint Peter & Saint Paul – 27th/28th June

The parish newsletter for the solemnity of Saint Peter & Saint Paul is available here.
The newsletter includes information on the resumption of public liturgies from Saturday 4th July 2020.

Newsletter – 12th SUnday in Ordinary Time – 20th/21st June

The parish newsletter for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary time is available here.

St Andrew’s Re-OPens

We are delighted to announce that St Andrew’s will open for private prayer from Sunday 21st June at specific times throughout the week.

Full details, including guidance you need to follow, are contained here.

Newsletter – The Most Holy Body & blood of the Lord – 14th June

The parish newsletter for The Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord is now available here.
Details include the re-opening of St Andrew’s and the Corpus Christi Procession at St Walburge’s this Sunday.

Feasts Celebrated week commencing 7th June

Canon Adrian discusses the feasts celebrated this week.

Newsletter – Trinity Sunday – 7th June 2020

The parish newsletter for the Trinity Sunday is now available here.

Feasts Celebrated week commencing 31st May

Newsletter pentecost – 31st May 2020

The parish newsletter for the Pentecost is now available here.

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

The parish newsletter for the 6th Sunday of Easter is now available here.

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

The parish newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Easter is now available here.

Newsletter 4th Sunday of Easter – 3rd May 2020

The parish newsletter for the 4th Sunday of Easter is now available here.

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

Canon Adrian has recorded a video with a reflection and reading on Holy Saturday.
The readings for the Easter Vigil and other downloads are now available. Click here to view.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Canon Adrian lead Stations of the Cross from St Andrew’s. Click here to view.

Good Friday

The readings from the day and other downloads are now available. Click here to view.

Holy Thursday

The reading 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.

Holy Thursday
7:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Watching with the Lord
10:00pm – Compline (Night Prayer)

Good Friday
10:00am – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
3:00pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7:00pm – Prayers around the Cross, with Compline

Holy Saturday
10:00am – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
8:30pm – Paschal and First Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday
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

Palm Sunday

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 rosy.townsend@gmail.com

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.

Mass Offerings

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.

Church Opening

Both churches are now closed.

Resources

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.