Newsletter for
week beginning 5th April  2020

Mass & Service Times for the coming week

Monday 6th April

Sorry but no streamed mass today, I have a funeral that clashes. Mass as usual tomorrow. 

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

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

Thur -   9:30am  NO STREAMED MASS

Friday  -     9:30am NO STREAMED MASS

Saturday -- 9:30am  NO STREAMED MASS

Easter Sunday Streamed Mass at 9:30am Mass of the Resurrection.

Weekend Mass times

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

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

Lately Dead

Patricia O'Dowd


Vivien Kloszek

Stanislaw Kloszek

Andrew Dyer

Paul Dyer

Special intentions


I am not able to live stream any of the Triduum, as these services really need to be done in Church, so No live streaming on Thursday, Friday or Saturday this coming week.  I will stream Sunday's mass of the Resurrection back in my flat at 9:30am.  I believe that all services are being live streamed from our own Cathedral with Bishop John, please see the Diocesan web site for details 

I am now live streaming Mass at 9:30am on Facebook.  I

 think you need to be one of my contacts to watch.


I had the idea of blessing the palms as usual and leaving them in a box outside our two churches......

Cannot do that now, as the Bishops have directed not to bless the palms on Palm Sunday, as there is the fear of people contaminating them if they are left for parishioners in boxes and the like.

Salford Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

This years pilgrimage has been cancelled.


As you know. the church is now in complete lock down, with no Masses, Funerals Baptisms or Weddings allowed in any church building.  It is a sad and anxious time for all of us.

I was hoping to be able to live stream masses, but due to the rather poor strength of the broadband this now cannot happen.

Please note that I will be saying mass every day (except Monday) at 9:30am and I invite you to join in spiritually at that time.

There are options for those with internet access, if you go to you will find masses live streamed throughout the day, from Catholic churches from all over the UK and Ireland, you can join in that way.

I currently have no 'Mass offerings', so am offering all my masses for victims of the coronavirus, as well as our communities of St Patrick and St Malachy.

If you would like a mass offered, you can pop it through the door at 6 Nobby Stiles drive, and I will happily offer a mass for your intention.

Fr Simon Firth

Fr Simon is on facebook, Catholic Ashton facebook group,

and bless him, he has a full spiritual programme running everyday. With morning prayer, mass, rosary and novena, and also in the evening ay 9pm, a chance to ask him questions live, all those questions you have always wanted to ask.......

why not drop in and see what is going on?