SONGS OF PRAISE – May is the Month of Mary

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SONGS OF PRAISE – May is the Month of Mary During the Month of May Father Mark and Father Joe will be putting together a Marian Songs of Praise and need your help! Please send in any of your favourite Hymns to Our Lady.   Also, please send in any of your favourite images of Our...

Weekly News 26/04/2020

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During the Season of Easter we walk with the Risen Lord, enjoying his appearing to his disciples. Today’s gospel is one of the loveliest accounts of his appearing – and one especially important for the reader. Jesus appears and teaches the two disciples, by reference to the Scriptures, the meaning of his death. This is...

Weekly News 19/04/2020

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Often people forget that Easter is not just a day, but a season – the longest in the Church’s year, in fact! We are given fifty glorious days of Spring and Summer to prolong our baptismal joy, fifty glorious days of basking in the light of the risen Saviour. It seems a shame that after...

Easter Sunday

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EASTER SUNDAY If you are housebound or self-isolating at this time, please use these prayers to unite yourself with the worship of the Universal Church, and your own Parish, this Sunday. If alone, read or say these prayers quietly to yourself. If with another, or in a family, someone should read the “leader” parts, and...

Weekly News 12/04/2020

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When the Word is proclaimed, it is real and active – the Lord is present, and what is described is, in a sense, happening now. On certain days this is made more obvious by the selection of scripture that refers to a particular time or day. Such a selection occurs this morning, when we go...

Holy Saturday

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HOLY SATURDAY Holy Saturday is about emptiness. ‘The cross is empty now, and still.’ Where is the Lord? The heavens and the earth cry out with longing for the sinless one who is not to be found. We, the people of the sacraments, are denied the sacraments, to create in us the same longing. We...

Good Friday

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GOOD FRIDAY If you are housebound or self-isolating at this time, please use these prayers to unite yourself with the worship of the Universal Church, and your own Parish, today. If you can, start these prayers at 3.00 p.m. – the moment when Jesus died on the cross for us. If you have a cross...

Maundy Thursday

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MAUNDY THURSDAY Jesus celebrated the First Eucharist at a Supper – a special meal. Our Jewish brothers and sisters still gather to celebrate this meal (the Passover seder) at this time of year in their homes. You might want to use these prayers before a special evening meal, particularly if you are gathered as a...

Cardinal Nichols

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Cardinal Nichols in conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi discussing how faith in God sustains us at this time of pandemic #GodSustains

Free Food Parcels for over 70’s

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If you are aware of anyone over 70 who is finding it difficult to get out for supplies, South Ribble Borough Council are delivering food parcels FREE OF CHARGE. To request one ring them on 01772 421491 giving the recipients name and address.

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