Newsletter for 
The 5th Sunday of the year
week beginning 9th February 2020

Mass & Service Times for the coming week

Monday  -  NO MASS

Tuesday  - 9:15am  Mass in St Bridget’s room

Wednesday 9:15am  Mass in St Bridget’s room

Thursday  - 9:15am  Mass in St Bridget’s room

Friday  -  11:00am —Requiem Mass

Saturday - Exposition 9:00am  Mass 9:30am

Confessions after Sat morning Mass

Weekend Mass times

Saturday 6:30pm at St Malachy’s

Sunday  9:30am at St Patrick’s

Sunday 11:30am at St Patrick’s in sign language


Please pray for the intentions of the following .....

Lately Dead

Fred Booth**

Hendrix Chin

Vera Carey

Damien Sheean

Patricia Hogan Harrington

Seamus Finnigan

Denis Cross



Jim Flynn

Neil Anthony Dyer


Special Intentions
Alex & Vera Carey

Tony Bibby (S)

Marie Foster (Bir)

Patricia O’Dowd (S)

Nuala Hunt (Bir)

Sean & Breda Dynan

Lucy Phuong

Helen Greening (Bir)

Andrew Dyer (Bir)

A special intention

Yvonne Kinsey & Family

Norah Buckley (Bir mem)

Finnuala Murden (70th Birthday!)



Requiem Mass

· Requiem Mass for the late Denis Arthur Cross Friday 14th February @ 11am

Organ Recital

Put the date in your diary, the last recital was superb, don’t miss this opportunity to hear the organ played at it’s very best.  The last recital was well attended and was much enjoyed by all who were there.

Come and join us if you can.

Friday 27th March at 7pm.

Given by Stephen Mann

Free entry, retiring collection towards the “Organ Fund”.

Charismatic Prayer Group, meets at St. Patrick’s every Friday between 7—9pm


Rosary every Tuesday at St Malachy’s at 7pm

 Katherine House

FCJ Spirituality

There is a programme of events until April, on the notice board for your information.  Please if you feel you need a little time to yourself, this a wonderful centre to help you slow down and refocus your life.

Why not have a peek as to what is on offer?


 Share the News!

As always, I look for news for the newsletter every week.  If you have something you would like to share, please see Fr Jim before Friday noon, when the newsletter is completed.  Thank you.

This Lent we will take a journey through the life of Jesus, praying with Scripture.

Every Friday during Lent from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

(starting Friday the 21st of February)

At the Brothers’ house. See poster!

Catholic Hub
Cathedral of St John, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE
Saturday 8th February 2020, 7.30pm

The Catholic Hub is an event for Young Adults (18+) which takes place on the Second Saturday of every month, 7:30pm at Salford Cathedral. All are welcome to attend.

Lent will soon be upon us

This year Ash Wednesday is 26th February (2.5 weeks away!)

There are a number of things happening around the diocese, as well as at the Brothers house at St Malachy’s.

Why not try and plan something extra into your week, especially for Lent?

Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. In 2020, we are celebrating the Year of the Word and the God Who Speaks. There are lots of exciting things happening across our diocese to help us celebrate this special year. 

Lenten Retreat at Wardley Hall
The Bishops of England and Wales have challenged us to read the entire Gospel of Matthew as part of 
The God Who Speaks year on Scripture. The Lenten programme at Wardley Hall will focus on this challenge.  Using Scripture, poetry, art and/or music, we will pray with Matthew’s Gospel. Sessions, led by Sr Joan Kersley FMSJ and Maria Kidd, will include talks, individual prayer time and sharing.  Find out more on our diocesan website.

God who Speaks in the City
In this speaker series, audiences will get to hear about a huge range of different issues at the God who Speaks in the City.  The events will take place at the St Mary's (the Hidden Gem) over the next year and cover topics such as Dialogue, Creation, Art and Mass.   
Find out more on our diocesan website.

Katherine House Retreats 
Throughout 2020, Sr Teresa Brittain and Marie Pattison, Director of Katherine House, will be exploring how God spoke to people in the scriptures and speaks to you today.  Each month will have a different focus, with the first focus being on Moses. There will be two opportunities each month to attend this, one on a Wednesday at 2pm and the second on a Thursday at 7pm. 

Six-week Introductory Meditation Course 
Cloisters, Cathedral of St John, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE
Friday 7th February 2020, 11am

Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness, and rest in the presence of God.  Even in our modern busy lives and changeable times, this is possible.

We invite you to come along and try this form of prayer which is simple and peaceful. The course is free and will run on Fridays from 7th February to 13th March 2020. For more information, call Joanne on 07776426911

Gala Dinner in aid of Salford Lourdes 
St John Henry Newman Parish Centre, Urmston
Saturday 22nd February, 7pm

A gala dinner featuring a four course meal, welcome drink, grand auction and raffle in aid of the Salford Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage.

Tickets are £40 or £375 per table of 10. Payable by BACS to Salford Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund 

Call Filippa on 07866583870 for more information and to book

Lent Reflection Matthew: A Vision of Jesus 
Wardley Hall, Worsley, M28 2ND
Friday 28th February, 10.30am-12nn

Using Scripture, poetry, art and/or music, we will pray with Matthew’s Gospel. Sessions will include talks, individual prayer time and sharing. This is the first reflection of six throughout Lent.
To confirm your participation, please contact:
Marie Sartini, Bishop's PA, 0161 794 2825