Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th/21st June 2020

JOIN CANON ADRIAN for our devotion to the sacred heart in June.

Saturday Vigil Mass – 5:30pm Live Streamed from St Andrew’s


Note: There are no public Masses. Canon Adrian is celebrating Mass privately each day.

Sunday21st June 202012th Sunday in Ordinary Time
People of the Parish
(Vigil streamed live Saturday 20th June at 5:30pm)
Monday22nd June 2020Saint John Fisher & Saint Thomas More
Mildred & Stephen Ogdin (6699)
Tuesday23rd June 2020Saint Ethelreda
John Anthony Towers
7:00pm Alpha Course Reunion – Online
Wednesday24th June 2020The Nativity of John the Baptist
Mike Macdonald (6779)
7:00pm Online Devotions see below
Thursday25th June 2020Our Lady of Fernyhalgh
Mrs F J Alldred-Aspden (6780)
Friday26th June 2020Holy Souls
Saturday27th June 2020Saint Cyril of Alexandria
John Bisby (6777)
Canon Adrian is accepting Mass intentions and offerings during the lockdown period.
Please place in an envelope and post to the presbytery.
Where there is no specific Mass Intention, Mass will still be said.

Anniversaries occurring about this time
Elizabeth Stevens, Jenny Barnes, Marion Thompson, Terese McKealing,
Bert Baines, Thomas Cross, Mary Simpson, John Anthony Towers,
Norah Matthews, Anne Dickinson, Kenneth Clayton, Wilf Mercer,
Edward Kelly, Teresa Faulkner, Mary Plumb, Joan Dagger

St Andrew’s is open for Private Prayer

From Sunday 21st June 2020, St Andrew’s will re-open for private prayer on specific days and times during the week.
On Sunday, St Andrew’s will be open from 5:30pm until 6:30pm.
The church will be open on Wednesday between 10:00am & 11:00am, Thursday between 6:00pm & 7:00pm and Saturday between 10:00am & 11:00am.
To comply with government advise there is at present a limit of 10 people in the church at any one time.
St Mary’s is currently still closed.
Full details, including safety instructions that you need to follow, are contained here.

Saturday Vigil Mass

We are now streaming our Vigil Mass live from St Andrew’s each Saturday at 5:30pm, our normal service time. You can access the Mass below or simply browse to the St Andrew’s channel on YouTube (there is a link on the front page of the website). The steam becomes live 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

Sacred Heart Devotion – Online Via Zoom

Our online interactive service via Zoom continues this week.
More information, including booking information, is contained here.

Alpha Course Reunion

Our Alpha course ended one week early in March due to the lockdown.
However, via the power of Zoom, we can meet again to meet up with our friends.
Email invitations have been sent out to all those whose details we had.
If you haven’t received an invite please email and one will be sent out.
The reunion takes place this Tuesday (23rd) at 7:00pm.


20th June 2020 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Saturday Vigil Mass live streamed.
23rd June 2020 – Alpha Course Reunion.
24th June 2020 – Sacred Heart Devotion – Online via Zoom.
28th June 2020 – Saint Peter & St Paul – Saturday Vigil Mass (27th) live streamed.
16th September 2020 – Alpha Course at St Andrew’s.


Father Andrew at St Clare’s in Fulwood streams Mass daily on YouTube.
You can view back previous day’s Mass and other services also on the YouTube channel.
Click here to view.


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With the present lockdown the parish income has been greatly reduced, because parishioners are unable to make their usual offerings in the collection. 
In the light of this I should be most grateful if parishioners would consider setting up a Standing Order to the parish. 
If you feel you would like to do this, please email me and I shall forward you the parish account details. 
Many thanks for your generosity.  Canon Adrian

100 CLUB

During the current lockdown we cannot run our normal monthly 100 club draw.
Once the lockdown is lifted, and we can return to normal life, we will ensure all the draws that have been missed are played.
If you are due to pay your 100 club weekly membership; please wait until the lockdown situation is lifted before sending your money into church.

Reflections for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time