Newsletter – 31st May 2020 – Pentecost Sunday

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.

Sunday31st May 2020Pentecost Sunday
People of the Parish
(Vigil streamed live Saturday 30th May at 5:30pm)
Monday1st June 2020Mary, Mother of the Church
Jeff Poole & Peter Gardiner (RIP) (6755)
Tuesday2nd June 2020Ss Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Mary Singleton (6646)
Wednesday3rd June 2020Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
Margaret Doherty – Lately Dead
(Mother of Fr Michael Doherty) (6768)
7:00pm Online Devotions see below
Thursday4th June 2020Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
Catherine Gaul – Lately Dead (6758)
Friday5th June 2020St Boniface, Bishop, Martyr
Family Palmi/Dixon (6760)
Saturday6th June 2020St Norbert, Bishop
Special Intention (6765)
Canon Adrian is accepting Mass intentions and offerings during the lockdown period.
Please place in an envelope and post to the presbytery

Anniversaries occurring about this time
Fr John Conway, Sr Stanislaus, Patricia Beesley, Mary Singleton, Marcella Gilligan, Kath Swarbrick,
Patrick Morrison and Margaret Welton.

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

Following our successful online Parish Rosary in May, we will continue in June with Devotions to the Sacred Heart.
This is an interactive service via Zoom and you will be able to see and talk to you fellow parishioners.
More information, including booking information, is contained here.

Church Reopening

Although the church remains closed in line with government guidance, we are making plans ready for the reopening in whatever form it takes.
One part of the opening will be increased cleaning and sanitisation in the church.
Can you help?. We would like to have a team of parishioners who can work on a rota basis to help keep the church open. Please get in touch via the contact page.

Feast celebrated week commencing 31st May


30th May 2020 – Pentecost Saturday Vigil 5:30pm. Live streamed via YouTube
3rd June 2020 – Sacred Heart Devotion – Online via Zoom.
6th June 2020 – The Most Holy Trinity – Saturday Vigil Mass live streamed.
13th June 2020 – The Moly Holy Body & Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi) – Saturday Vigil Mass live streamed.
14th June 2020 – Corpus Christi Procession live streamed from St Walburge’s.
20th June 2020 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Saturday Vigil Mass live streamed.
27th June 2020 – Saint Peter & Paul – Saturday Vigil Mass live streamed.
16th September 2020 – Alpha Course at St Andrew’s.

Bishop Paul – prayers from the cathedral


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 Pentecost