Friday, 27 April 2018


Masses this week:

Monday: 9:30am

Tuesday: Exposition at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm

Wed: 10.15 am – Requiem Mass for Jean Rutherford

Thurs – 9.30am

Fri – 10am Requiem Mass for Eileen Nicholson

Sat – Exposition and Confessions at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am


Please take note that with immediate effect Confessions will no longer take place before Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning but as advertised above.



Baptism: The next courses (in two parts) will be on Sundays 6th May & 3rd June; 1st July & 5th Aug; 2nd Sept & 7th Oct; 4th Nov & 2nd Dec. All parents wanting their child to be Baptised in the next few months are expected to attend both sessions and attend Mass between times.


Ecclesiastical Education Fund (EEF). Due to the Appeal for the Missions last weekend the EEF Collection will be taken in the next few weeks. Further Information as to when this collection will be taken will be announced by Fr O'Brien



The Church will be open each day this week from 8.30am – 5pm (Tuesday until after the 7pm Mass)

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday


This weekend sees the publishing of the May Newsletter. Please make sure to take a copy home with you to read.


Community Support Group News Many thanks to those who came along to the evening at Franco's where £370 was raised. There was a great atmosphere wit good food, company and a real sense of fun and togetherness. A further thanks to the staff of Franco's and all those who organised the event and donated raffle prizes. Don't miss the next event!


Thursday 10th May 2018 Feast of the Ascension has been introduced by the Bishops of England and Wales as a Holy Day of Obligation. This is a change from the Feast being transferred to the nearest Sunday. Times of Masses will be published in next  weeks bulletin.


Course for Catechists The diocesan Vicariate for Formation is offering a 6-week course for catechists working with either adults or children. It is designed to help people approach this role with renewed energy and confidence. It starts on Monday 14 May at the Becket Suite, St Thomas of Canterbury, Heaton, Bolton. Please see Fr O'Brien for a booking form. Further information is available from or 0161 370 1615.