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Message From Fr Richard

St Mary's Church will not be re-opening for the public celebration of Mass until at least August 5th.  Provisions must be put in place and volunteers organised in order to meet all the regulations now needing to be observed.  Thanks to those who have already indicated their willingness to help.  In addition we have building work to be done.  For some time we have been aware of the crumbling sandstone window frames in church.  These have deteriorated further during lockdown and it is important that these are made safe.  Even when open for Mass again it is likely that, for reasons of social distancing, the capacity will be much reduced.  If it proves possible to open the church for private prayer before that date, every effort will be made to publicise opening times. 

Thank you for your patience during the past months and thanks also to everyone for their recent support towards me personally during what has been a very difficult time.   

5th July 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Mary's Parish Horwich

Weekly Newsletter

Sunday 5th July (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

 

 

Message from Fr Richard

 

 

Fr Richard will be live streaming a Vigil Mass this Saturday (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) at 6.30pm.  This will be available on YouTube where we have our own Parish channel: ‘St Mary's RC Horwich’.  Click on the following link to access this: St Marys YouTube channel 

 

Fr Richard is still accepting Mass Intentions. Simply put them in an envelope in the normal way and post them through the Presbytery door

 

 

Mass for the forthcoming Sunday (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

If you would like to prepare for this Sunday by meditating on the Scripture readings, but cannot get a Mass sheet, the texts are:

First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10

Responsorial Psalm 144

Second Reading: Romans 8:9. 11-13

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

To view the daily and Sunday Mass Readings for up to a week in advance, go to: https://universalis.com/mass.htm

 

SUNDAY MASS LEAFLET

 

 

Resumption of Collective Acts of worship

Bishop John’s Homily from Sunday 28th June regarding the resumption of public worship can be found here

Although St Mary’s will not be part of the initial reopening it is sensible to plan on gathering a team of volunteers to act as stewards and cleaners who can make the church ‘COVID 19 secure’ when it does re-open.  We will need to be careful about this, so if you are under 70 and not in a ‘vulnerable’ category and would like to volunteer for this role, then please email Fr Richard with your name and contact details for more information.

 

Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Sheila Rudd, Stephen Tootill, Evelyn Smith and Vivienne Dickinson.

Lately Dead: Eamon Lynch, Paul Bentham

Anniversaries: Mick Walsh

 

Please also pray for all NHS staff, chaplains and those working to care for the sick and all those affected by the coronavirus.  Pray also for those who have recently lost loved ones and have been unable to have a Requiem Mass in church because of the restrictions imposed on church liturgy.

 

Parish Secretary Our Secretary is still working from home. Answerphone messages can be left for her by calling (01204) 468209 (select option 1), or Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com  For all other communications and questions please call the same number (468209) and select Option 2 to speak with Fr Richard.

Fr Richard's email address is: richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

 

Prayer Resource - Lord's Day at Home

If you would like to say the prayers along with the livestream of Mass, the Lord's Day at Home resource can help you. You can find the Lord's Day at Home resource for this Sunday by clicking here.

 

Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle There were a number of small mistakes in the Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle distributed earlier this year. The corrected Hope in the Future Prayer cycle can be found by clicking here.

 

Sunday Collection

Because the Parish survives on the generosity of our parishioners, you are invited to set aside the amount you would normally give each week (using offertory envelopes if you have them) and save them up until Sunday Mass resumes.  Alternatively, you may put your offertory through the Presbytery door, in your normal offertory envelopes, or in any kind of envelope if you don't use offertory envelopes.  This can of course be done anonymously; simply write 'Sunday Collection' on the front.  Thanks again to those who have posted financial offerings through the Presbytery door. This is much appreciated.

 

Online Giving to the Parish

In light of the ongoing situation, the Diocese is making it easier for anybody to make a financial donation to our Parish.  If you would like to do this at home and you have access to the internet, simply click on the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/supporting-your-parish-financially/   This will take you to the Diocesan website which gives instructions on how to set up a Standing Order or make an online donation to St Mary’s Parish.

 

‘Family is Sacred’ – An Introduction - Zoom Webinar Thursday 9th July, 7:30pm-9:00pm on Zoom   Family is Sacred is a course to support and enrich Marriage & Family life and strengthen the Domestic Church.  Anyone over 18 is welcome to attend. The session will include an overview of the course, small group discussion and plans to offer this course around the diocese.   Register your free place by emailing hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk (Zoom details to follow) Join the Big Sleep In Webinar! Home Truths: Re-imagining A World Without Homelessness. 7.30 pm Friday 10th July The webinar on the night of the Big Sleep In is open to everyone who cares about homelessness and not just those who are taking part in the Big Sleep In. Find out about what is happening in our Diocese to address homelessness and how we can all play our part in reaching out to help the most vulnerable in our communities. Panellists include Bishop John Arnold; Eamonn O’Neal (High Sheriff of Greater Manchester); Mark Wiggin (Director, Caritas Salford) and Lorraine Cumbo (Operations Manager, Cornerstone Day Centre). To register for the webinar now go to https://app.livestorm.co/p/f4379b0e-e439-432a-b510-137ba3d6b35a

 

Caritas Beacon

The latest Caritas Beacon has been published.  Due to the pandemic, Caritas are unable to distribute a paper copy as they usually would do but if you would like to access a copy please follow the link https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/newsletter/

 

28th June SS Peter & Paul, Apostles

St Mary's Parish Horwich

Weekly Newsletter

Sunday 28th June (SS Peter & Paul, Apostles)

 

 

Message from Fr Richard

 

We will  be streaming a live Vigil Mass this Saturday (the Feast of Saint Peter and Paul) and also the following Saturday (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time). Both at 6.30pm. Weekly Masses will resume in due course.

 

Mass for the forthcoming Sunday (SS Peter & Paul, Apostles)

If you would like to prepare for this Sunday by meditating on the Scripture readings, but cannot get a Mass sheet, the texts are:

First Reading: Acts 12:1-11

Responsorial Psalm 33

Second Reading: Timothy 4:6-8. 17-18

Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19

To view the daily and Sunday Mass Readings for up to a week in advance, go to: https://universalis.com/mass.htm

 

SUNDAY MASS LEAFLET

 

 

Resumption of Collective Acts of worship

Following the statement from the Prime Minister this week, places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship from 4th July.  Full details can be found on the Diocesan website: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/resumption-of-collective-acts-of-worship/

Although St Mary’s will not be part of the initial reopening it is sensible to plan on gathering a team of volunteers to act as stewards and cleaners who can make the church ‘COVID 19 secure’ when it does re-open.  We will need to be careful about this, so if you are under 70 and not in a ‘vulnerable’ category and would like to volunteer for this role, then please email Fr Richard with your name and contact details for more information.

 

Fr Richard is still accepting Mass Intentions. Simply put them in an envelope in the normal way and post them through the Presbytery door.

 

Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Sheila Rudd, Stephen Tootill, Evelyn Smith and Vivienne Dickinson.

Lately Dead: Susan Howard, Hilda Atkinson, Robert Aston, Eamon Lynch, Paul Bentham

Anniversaries: John Egan, Michael Martin

 

Please also pray for all NHS staff, chaplains and those working to care for the sick and all those affected by the coronavirus.  Pray also for those who have recently lost loved ones and have been unable to have a Requiem Mass in church because of the restrictions imposed on church liturgy.

 

Parish Secretary Our Secretary is still working from home. Answerphone messages can be left for her by calling (01204) 468209 (select option 1), or Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com  For all other communications and questions please call the same number (468209) and select Option 2 to speak with Fr Richard.

Fr Richard's email address is: richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

 

Prayer Resource - Lord's Day at Home

If you would like to say the prayers along with the livestream of Mass, the Lord's Day at Home resource can help you. You can find the Lord's Day at Home resource for this Sunday by clicking here.

 

Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle There were a number of small mistakes in the Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle distributed earlier this year. The corrected Hope in the Future Prayer cycle can be found by clicking here.

 

Sunday Collection

Because the Parish survives on the generosity of our parishioners, you are invited to set aside the amount you would normally give each week (using offertory envelopes if you have them) and save them up until Sunday Mass resumes.  Alternatively, you may put your offertory through the Presbytery door, in your normal offertory envelopes, or in any kind of envelope if you don't use offertory envelopes.  This can of course be done anonymously; simply write 'Sunday Collection' on the front.  Thanks again to those who have posted financial offerings through the Presbytery door. This is much appreciated.

 

Online Giving to the Parish

In light of the ongoing situation, the Diocese is making it easier for anybody to make a financial donation to our Parish.  If you would like to do this at home and you have access to the internet, simply click on the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/supporting-your-parish-financially/   This will take you to the Diocesan website which gives instructions on how to set up a Standing Order or make an online donation to St Mary’s Parish.

 

‘Family is Sacred’ – An Introduction - Zoom Webinar Thursday 9th July, 7:30pm-9:00pm on Zoom   Family is Sacred is a course to support and enrich Marriage & Family life and strengthen the Domestic Church.  Anyone over 18 is welcome to attend. The session will include an overview of the course, small group discussion and plans to offer this course around the diocese.   Register your free place by emailing hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk (Zoom details to follow) Join the Big Sleep In Webinar! Home Truths: Re-imagining A World Without Homelessness. 7.30 pm Friday 10th July The webinar on the night of the Big Sleep In is open to everyone who cares about homelessness and not just those who are taking part in the Big Sleep In. Find out about what is happening in our Diocese to address homelessness and how we can all play our part in reaching out to help the most vulnerable in our communities. Panellists include Bishop John Arnold; Eamonn O’Neal (High Sheriff of Greater Manchester); Mark Wiggin (Director, Caritas Salford) and Lorraine Cumbo (Operations Manager, Cornerstone Day Centre). To register for the webinar now go to https://app.livestorm.co/p/f4379b0e-e439-432a-b510-137ba3d6b35a

 

Caritas Beacon

The latest Caritas Beacon has been published.  Due to the pandemic, Caritas are unable to distribute a paper copy as they usually would do but if you would like to access a copy please follow the link https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/newsletter/

 

Messsage from Fr Richard

Fr Richard will be offering a live-streamed Sunday Vigil Mass this evening (Saturday 20th June) in church for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  This will be at the usual time of 6:30pm.

21st June 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Mary's Parish Horwich

Weekly Newsletter

Sunday 21st June (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time))

 

 

Message from Fr Richard

 

Unfortunately, there will be no live-streamed Masses this week due to a family bereavement

 

Churches Opening for private prayer

This will initially be introduced as a phased reopening and all the information you need is on the Diocesan website https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/churches-opening-for-private-prayer/

Although St Mary’s will not be part of the initial reopening it is sensible to plan on gathering a team of volunteers to act as stewards and cleaners who can make the church ‘COVID 19 secure’ when it does re-open.  We will need to be careful about this, so if you are under 70 and not in a ‘vulnerable’ category and would like to volunteer for this role, then please email Fr Richard with your name and contact details for more information.

 

Fr Richard is still accepting Mass Intentions. Simply put them in an envelope in the normal way and post them through the Presbytery door.

 

Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers this week:

Our sick and housebound: Sheila Rudd, Stephen Tootill, Evelyn Smith and Vivienne Dickinson.

Lately Dead: Susan Howard, Hilda Atkinson, Robert Aston

Anniversaries: Mary Derbyshire

 

Please also pray for all NHS staff, chaplains and those working to care for the sick and all those affected by the coronavirus.  Pray also for those who have recently lost loved ones and have been unable to have a Requiem Mass in church because of the restrictions imposed on church liturgy.

 

Parish Secretary Our Secretary is still working from home. Answerphone messages can be left for her by calling (01204) 468209 (select option 1), or Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com  For all other communications and questions please call the same number (468209) and select Option 2 to speak with Fr Richard.

Fr Richard's email address is: richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

 

Prayer Resource - Lord's Day at Home

If you would like to say the prayers along with the livestream of Mass, the Lord's Day at Home resource can help you. You can find the Lord's Day at Home resource for this Sunday by clicking here.

 

Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle There were a number of small mistakes in the Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle distributed earlier this year. The corrected Hope in the Future Prayer cycle can be found by clicking here.

 

Sunday Collection

Because the Parish survives on the generosity of our parishioners, you are invited to set aside the amount you would normally give each week (using offertory envelopes if you have them) and save them up until Sunday Mass resumes.  Alternatively, you may put your offertory through the Presbytery door, in your normal offertory envelopes, or in any kind of envelope if you don't use offertory envelopes.  This can of course be done anonymously; simply write 'Sunday Collection' on the front.  Thanks again to those who have posted financial offerings through the Presbytery door. This is much appreciated.

 

Online Giving to the Parish

In light of the ongoing situation, the Diocese is making it easier for anybody to make a financial donation to our Parish.  If you would like to do this at home and you have access to the internet, simply click on the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/supporting-your-parish-financially/   This will take you to the Diocesan website which gives instructions on how to set up a Standing Order or make an online donation to St Mary’s Parish.

 

Caritas Beacon

The latest Caritas Beacon has been published.  Due to the pandemic, Caritas are unable to distribute a paper copy as they usually would do but if you would like to access a copy please follow the link https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/newsletter/

 

Mass for the forthcoming Sunday (Saint Peter and Saint Paul)

If you would like to prepare for next Sunday by meditating on the Scripture readings, but cannot get a Mass sheet, the texts are:

First Reading: Acts 12:1-11

Responsorial  Psalm 33:2-9

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18

Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19

To view the daily and Sunday Mass Readings for up to a week in advance, go to: https://universalis.com/mass.htm

Mass this Week

Message from Fr Richard: Unfortunately there will be no live-streamed Masses this week due to a family bereavement.

Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

 St Mary's Parish Horwich 

Weekly Newsletter 

Sunday 7th June (Trinity Sunday) 

 

Message from Fr Richard 

 

Today is the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  They used to say that no preacher likes having to explain the doctrine of the Trinity because its so complicated.  But the Trinity is not complicated to explain, it’s just hard to comprehend.  Put simply, as Christians we believe in One God who is three Persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  But spelling it out like that is just the beginning.  It takes a lifetime of journeying in faith to comprehend what this means and we will never fully comprehend it in this life.  That’s because the Trinity is a mystery of our faith.  A ‘mystery’ is not a problem to solve however, but a great Truth that surrounds us, like swimming in a great ocean.  We do however progress in knowledge of God by trying to follow the commandments that Jesus gave us: to love him and to love each other as he has loved us.  The key to knowing God is following Jesus Christ, even to the Cross.  It’s at the Cross that the doctrine of the Trinity is revealed in all its glory because here the Son in fullness of love and obedience offers himself to the Father revealing the unity of their communion which is the fullness of divine love revealed (the Holy Spirit).

 

Liturgy this week 

Fr Richard will continue to celebrate Mass privately in church this week.  These Masses are live-streamed.  This is available on YouTube where we have our own Parish channel: ‘St Mary's RC Horwich’.  Click on the following link to access this: St Marys YouTube channel 

The timetable for the week is as follows: 

Tuesday 9th – 10am Mass 

Wednesday 10th– 10am Mass  

Thursday 11th – 10am Mass (St Barnabas Apostle) 

Friday 12th – 10am Mass  

Note - Mass on Saturday morning will not be live-streamed.  However, there will be two live-streamed Sunday Masses: 

Sunday (Corpus Christi) – 6:30pm (Saturday Vigil) & 10:30am Sunday morning 

Fr Richard is still accepting Mass Intentions. Simply put them in an envelope in the normal way and post them through the Presbytery door. 

Prayer List 

Please remember in your prayers this week:  

Our sick and housebound: Sheila Rudd, Stephen Tootill, Evelyn Smith and Vivienne Dickinson. 

Lately Dead: Eamon Lynch. 

Please also pray for all NHS staff, chaplains and those working to care for the sick and all those affected by the coronavirus.  Pray also for those who have recently lost loved ones and have been unable to have a Requiem Mass in church because of the restrictions imposed on church liturgy. 

 

Parish Secretary Our Secretary returns to work this week (still working from home). Answerphone messages can be left for her by calling (01204) 468209 (select option 1), or Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com  For all other communications and questions please call the same number (468209) and select Option 2 to speak with Fr Richard.  

Fr Richard's email address is: richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

Planning for Church Re-opening 

We hope that the church will re-open in the coming weeks for private prayer.  It is therefore sensible to plan on gathering a team of volunteers to act as stewards and cleaners who can make the church ‘COVID 19 secure’ when it does re-open.  We will need to be careful about this, so if you are under 70 and not in a ‘vulnerable’ category and would like to volunteer for this role, then please email Fr Richard with your name and contact details for more information. 

Prayer Resource - Lord's Day at Home 

If you would like to say the prayers along with the livestream of Mass, the Lord's Day at Home resource can help you. You can find the Lord's Day at Home resource for Trinity Sunday by clicking here. 

Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle

There were a number of small mistakes in the Hope in the Future Prayer Cycle distributed earlier this year. The corrected Hope in the Future Prayer cycle can be found by clicking here. 

Message from CAFOD

The Parish recently received a letter from Michael Oakford at CAFOD, thanking everyone at St Mary’s Parish for our recent donation of £899.98, which included the money raised for Family Fast Day and some smaller individual donations.  Michael writes: “Your Lent donations mean that we can stand by communities in the long run and…we can be there when an emergency strikes and reach people in urgent need.” Thanks for your generosity. 

Bolton Destitution Project 

The Destitution Project (DP), based in Bolton, which Churches Together in Horwich and Rivington recently supported with £1000 donation, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Destitution Project provides a safe environment, where asylum seekers and refugees can find friendship, food and practical help. The Destitution Project thanked Bolton Council for Voluntary Service for its nomination and for all its support in helping it to grow and develop. Representatives of The Destitution Project will receive the award from Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP, Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, later this summer. Furthermore, two volunteers from the Project will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award. 

Sunday Collection 

Because the Parish survives on the generosity of our parishioners, you are invited to set aside the amount you would normally give each week (using offertory envelopes if you have them) and save them up until Sunday Mass resumes.  Alternatively, you may put your offertory through the Presbytery door, in your normal offertory envelopes, or in any kind of envelope if you don't use offertory envelopes.  This can of course be done anonymously; simply write 'Sunday Collection' on the front.  Thanks again to those who have posted financial offerings through the Presbytery door. This is much appreciated. 

Online Giving to the Parish 

In light of the ongoing situation, the Diocese is making it easier for anybody to make a financial donation to our Parish.  If you would like to do this at home and you have access to the internet, simply click on the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/supporting-your-parish-financially/   This will take you to the Diocesan website which gives instructions on how to set up a Standing Order or make an online donation to St Mary’s Parish. 

Mass for the forthcoming Sunday (Corpus Christi) 

If you would like to prepare for next Sunday by meditating on the Scripture readings, but cannot get a Mass sheet, the texts are: 

First Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 

Responsorial Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 

Gospel: John 6:51-58

To view the daily and Sunday Mass Readings for up to a week in advance, go to: www.universalis.com 

Sunday Mass Sheet (Trinity Sunday)

(Click here): Holy Trinity

Parishioners can now access the Sunday Mass sheet by clicking on the above link. Please feel to print it and share with a neighbour, especially if they do not have access to the internet.

Pentecost Sunday 31st May 2020

 

St Mary's Parish Horwich 

Weekly Newsletter 

Sunday 31st May (Pentecost Sunday) 

 

Message from Fr Richard

 

Today is the feast of Pentecost.  We’re familiar with the story that we hear today, where the disciples are gathered together and something like tongues of fire comes down on their heads. This must have been an awesome experience for them and the result is that they were ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’.  This transforms the disciples into men capable of speaking in the various languages of the known world.  The Church has always proclaimed to the Nations the one Truth of the Gospel, but done so in a way that each national group can understand.  Today we have a remarkable unity in the Church which couldn’t be the result of any human effort to unite the world.  That’s because we’ve witnessed many human political projects to unite through the years, but they all fail in the end.  But the Church’s unity isn’t based on any human project.  It’s based on the power of the Holy Spirit who comes to dwell in us.  As St Paul says, this Spirit makes it possible for us to individually say ‘Jesus is Lord!’  As a Church this is our fundamental conviction that makes us One.  

 

 

Liturgy this week 

Fr Richard will continue to celebrate Mass privately in church this week.  These Masses are live-streamed.  This is available on YouTube where we have our own Parish channel: ‘St Mary's RC Horwich’.  Click on the following link to access this: St Marys YouTube channel 

The timetable for the week is as follows: 

Tuesday 2nd – 10am Mass 

Wednesday 3rd – 10am Mass (St Charles Lwanga & Companions) 

Thursday 4th – 10am Mass (Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest) 

Friday 5th – 10am Mass (St Boniface) 

Note - Mass on Saturday morning will not be live-streamed.  However, there will be two live-streamed Sunday Masses: 

Trinity Sunday – 6:30pm (Saturday Vigil) & 10:30am Sunday morning 

 

Fr Richard is still accepting Mass Intentions. Simply put them in an envelope in the normal way and post them through the Presbytery door. 

 

Prayer List 

Please remember in your prayers this week:  

Our sick and housebound: Sheila Rudd, Stephen Tootill, Evelyn Smith and Vivienne Dickinson. 

Lately Dead: Florence Aspinall, Michael Thompson, Winifred Halman, Mary Spears and June Prescott. 

Anniversaries: Margaret Hughes, Delia Durkan. 

Please also pray for all NHS staff, chaplains and those working to care for the sick and all those affected by the coronavirus.  Pray also for those who have recently lost loved ones and have been unable to have a Requiem Mass in church because of the restrictions imposed on church liturgy.

 

Parish Secretary Our Secretary is on holiday this week but answerphone messages can still be left for her by calling (01204) 468209 (select option 1), or Email: secretary.stmaryshorwich@gmail.com The Secretary will respond on her return next week.  For all other communications and questions and anything urgent, please call the same number (468209) and select Option 2 to speak with Fr Richard.

Fr Richard's email address is: richard.howard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

  

Planning for Church Re-opening 

We hope that the church will re-open in the coming weeks for private prayer.  It is therefore sensible to plan on gathering a team of volunteers to act as stewards and cleaners who can make the church ‘COVID 19 secure’ when it does re-open.  We will need to be careful about this, so if you are under 70 and not in a ‘vulnerable’ category and would like to volunteer for this role, then please email Fr Richard with your name and contact details for more information. 

 

Pentecost Sunday Rosary Rally 

Today has been designated by Pope Francis as the ‘Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally’, which takes place from 9.00am to 9.00pm across England, Scotland and Wales. Pope Francis is inviting us to pray the Rosary in our family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown. Our own Diocese of Salford has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour at 1pm let’s all try to do this, joining together in prayer. 

 

Prayer Resource - Lord's Day at Home 

If you would like to say the prayers along with the livestream of Mass, the Lord's Day at Home resource can help you. You can find the Lord's Day at Home resource for Pentecost by clicking here. 

 

Laudato Si': Powering the Green Energy Mission in the Diocese of Salford 

A document has been produced by IFM to celebrate the success and progress to date of our Diocese's renewable energy efforts as part of the celebrations for last week's Laudato Si' week, which honoured five years since Pope Francis brought Laudato Si' to the world.  You can find this document by clicking on the following link: Green Energy. 

 

Sunday Collection 

Because the Parish survives on the generosity of our parishioners, you are invited to set aside the amount you would normally give each week (using offertory envelopes if you have them) and save them up until Sunday Mass resumes.  Alternatively, you may put your offertory through the Presbytery door, in your normal offertory envelopes, or in any kind of envelope if you don't use offertory envelopes.  This can of course be done anonymously; simply write 'Sunday Collection' on the front.  Thanks again to those who have posted financial offerings through the Presbytery door. This is much appreciated. 

 

Online Giving to the Parish 

In light of the ongoing situation, the Diocese is making it easier for anybody to make a financial donation to our Parish.  If you would like to do this at home and you have access to the internet, simply click on the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/supporting-your-parish-financially/   This will take you to the Diocesan website which gives instructions on how to set up a Standing Order or make an online donation to St Mary’s Parish. 

 

Diocesan Updates and Resources 

The Diocese is regularly updating its website with signposts to helpful resources that have been collated for use during this difficult time. You can find this, along with other information about the  livestreaming of Mass and information about the other Sacraments at the following address: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/covid19/   

 

Mass for the forthcoming Sunday (Trinity) 

If you would like to prepare for next Sunday by meditating on the Scripture readings, but cannot get a Mass sheet, the texts are: 

First Reading: Exodus 34:4-6,8-9 

Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56 

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 

Gospel: John 3:16-18 

To view the daily and Sunday Mass Readings for up to a week in advance, go to: www.universalis.com

 

Sunday Mass Sheet (Pentecost)

(Click here): Pentecost Mass Sheet

Parishioners can now access the Sunday Mass sheet by clicking on the above link. Please feel to print it and share with a neighbour, especially if they do not have access to the internet.