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

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


Note: There are no public Masses until Saturday 4th July. Canon Adrian is celebrating Mass privately each day.

Saturday27th June 2020Vigil – Saint Peter & Saint Paul Solemnity
Streamed live via YouTube at 5:30pm
Sunday28th June 2020Saint Peter & Saint Paul
People of the Parish
Monday29th June 2020Repose of the soul of Kathleen Rose (6782)
Tuesday30th June 2020The First Martyrs of the See of Rome
Stephen & Mildrid Ogdin – Anniversary (6783)
Wednesday1st July 2020Saint Oliver Plunkett
James & Gertrude Scurr -Anniversary (6784)
Thursday2nd July 2020Private Intention
Friday3rd July 2020Saint Thomas
Doreen Parkinson (6785)
Saturday4th July 20209:15am Saint Elizabeth of Portugal – No Mass

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
5:30pm Vigil – People of the Parish
Church reopened for this Mass. See below.
Mass will also be live streamed.
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
Harry Wilkinson, Richard Southworth, John Thompson, Barbara Atherton,
Canon Patrick Curran, Edith Russell, Geoff Swarbrick,
Barrie Nicholson, Elizabeth Bleasdale.

Resumption of Public Mass

We are delighted that from Saturday 4th July 2020 we will be able to open for public mass at both St Andrew’s and St Mary’s.
The first public Mass to take place will be the vigil Mass at 5:30pm.
We will continue to stream this Mass as we know it will not be possible for everyone to return to be physically present at Mass at this time.
(Please note as the 5:30pm Mass is being streamed live on the internet your image may be included on the broadcast. If you do not wish for this to happen, please consider attending at another time)

There will be a number of changes to the way you attend the church and the way that Mass is said. There may be a restriction on the number of people that can attend each Mass.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. Those people who are able to attend Mass during the week may consider this in preference to a Sunday visit. This will allow those who can only attend at the weekend to attend.

Full details on the resumption of public Mass at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s will be published on the website later in the week. Please check back for updates.

As with the opening of the church for private prayer, the most important aspects is that you are very welcome to return to both our churches. The restrictions, which we must live with for the moment, are only there to ensure the safety of us all.

The Metropolitan Archbishops have issued a statement on the resumption of public Mass which you can read here.

Cardinal Nichols has issued a video on the resumption of public liturgies, which you can watch below.

St Andrew’s Open for Private Prayer this week

St Andrew’s continues to be open for private prayer.
Please consider spending some time in the presence of the Lord in our beautiful and tranquil church.
This will be the final week of opening solely for private prayer as we will resume Mass from Saturday 4th July and daily Mass from Monday 6th July.
The opening times for private prayer this week are
Saturday 27th June – 10:00am to 11:00am
Sunday 28th June – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday 1st July – 10:00am to 11:00am

Please note the church will not be open on Thursday 2nd July due to maintenance work taking place.

Dates and times of opening are detailed here, along with a sneak peak at how St Andrew’s now looks adhering to safety guidelines.

Saturday Vigil Mass – Saint Peter & Saint Paul

Mass will be streamed on Saturday 27th June at 5:30pm.

Alpha Course Reunion

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Alpha Course reunion.
Our new Alpha Course will start on the 16th September. Sign up details here.

Catholic voice – July 2020 Edition

The new edition of The Catholic Voice of Lancaster is now available to read here.

Ladyewell – A Virtual Pilgrimage

Father Andrew has produced an excellent video on on a virtual pilgrimage to Ladyewell which you can enjoy below.


27th June 2020 – Saint Peter & St Paul – Saturday Vigil Mass
28th June 2020 – Church open for private prayer 5:30pm to 6:30pm
1st July 2020 – Church open for private prayer 10:00am to 11:00am
4th July 2020 – 5:30pm Vigil Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
5th July 2020 – 9:00am Mass at St Mary’s. Church open for public Mass.
5th July 2020 – 10:30am Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
5th July 2020 – 6:00pm Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
6th July 2020 – 9:15am Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
8th July 2020 – 9:15am Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
9th July 2020 – 8.15am Mass at St Mary’s. Church open for public Mass.
10th July 2020 – 9:15am Mass at St Andrew’s. Church open for public Mass.
16th September 2020 – Alpha Course at St Andrew’s.


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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

    Reflections for Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul