Newsletter for
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
week beginning 5th July  2020

Mass & Service Times for the coming week

Mon - 9:30am  Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Tue -   9:30am  Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Wed -    9:30am  Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Thur -   9:30am   Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Friday  -     9:30am  Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Saturday -- 9:30am  Streamed (please join in spiritually at home)

Weekend Mass times

Sunday  - 9:30am  (please join in at home)

11:30 Mass in Sign Language

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

Lately Dead

Fr Arthur Neary

Michael Sullivan

Mrs Parkinson

Maureen Goodwin **

Mary Bancroft

Siobhan Drugan


John Lynch

Special intentions 

Vera & Alex Carey

Anthony Kloszek (Birthday!)

Jenny Stack (very sick)

The Carey Family

The Wilcox Family

Jude Carey

Daniel & Alice Carey

Fr Jim (25th Anniversary)

Kathleen and Michael Campbell (special intention)

Irene Parkinson

Mrs Parker, Staff and pupils of St Malachy's 

Sr Regina (Feat Day)**

Sr Carmel (Feast Day)

Jenny Harrison (Very sick)


             There is NO MASS HERE THIS WEEKEND - it is going to take another few weeks to get ready for opening. I need more volunteers to help with the opening.

 More news on the opening of Churches - Please go to the news section (button above), and read the extended letter from the Cardinal and the three Arch Bishops of England.  AS soon as more information becomes available I will post it on the news section  of the web sight.

Churches and Times They are Open (Only for private prayer)

This list will be continually updated as more churches open.

St. Anne’s Crumpsall will be opening from this Monday.  Please phone them for opening times.

Salford Cathedral
Monday – Saturday – 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Holy Cross, Eccles
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 3pm – 6pm

St Cuthbert, Withington

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am -12.00noon

St Joseph’s, Longsight
Monday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 11am – 12 Noon & 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm

St Mary’s, Burnley
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm

St Mary’s, Bamber Bridge
Monday to Saturday – 10am-12nn and 5pm-7pm

St Osmund, Bolton
Monday – 9.30am – 11.30am
Tuesday – Saturday – 2pm – 4pm

St Peter’s, Middleton
Monday    –   1pm-3pm
Tuesday    –  10am-12noon
Wednesday  –  1pm-3pm
Thursday  –   10am-12noon
Friday   –      1pm-3pm

St William of York, Bolton
Monday – 9.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday – 10.30am – 12.30pm

Bishop John's Pastoral letter

Today's pastoral letter can be found on the button above "Pastoral Letter", where there is a sound link, so you can listen to the letter again given by the Bishop, or the script, if you would like to read it at your leisure. 

Opening of Churches

Work is progressing with plans to re-open our churches, but it will be slow and in stages.  Some churches have been chosen to open before others, so that we can try to put into place the very strict rules that have been given to us by the government.  I will be saying more about this tomorrow, at Sunday Mass.  But it is enough here to say that the churches will open firstly for allotted times of private prayer, and later for Mass, we have no dates yet as to when this might happen.  Some churches are expected to open on 4th July (maybe even earlier, but we will have to wait for guidance from the bishop.)  Things have indeed changed as of  this morning.  The new date for those first churches to open fort private prayer is now 15th June.


Some people have asked if it's possible to set up a standing order to give their weekly offerings to  the Church?

Yes of course.  Please go to the news button at the top of the page and you will find a form for giving by standing order.


The number of people who are taking the time to join us for streamed mass is still very impressive.  I hope you are finding some kind of solace in the fact that this service is available.  If you are not already doing so, why not join us, Mass is streamed very day Monday - Sunday at 9:30am, as well as in Sign Language on a Sunday at 11:30am.

The live streaming will now be in place permanently so all masses, weddings funerals and baptism can be watched by family members who cannot make it to church, as well as those who are ill etc.

I hope and pray that you are all keeping well in these difficult days.  Stay safe.

The Church, like everyone else is now looking towards a strategy of what will happen at the end of this lock down.  The Church leaders have made it clear that  they will be guided by what the Government has to say, and will adhere to all the government says when that time arrives.

Salford Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

This years pilgrimage has been cancelled.