Friday, 10 June 2022

Holy Trinity Sunday 12th June 2022

12th June 2022

The Most Holy Trinity

Masses & Liturgies for the Coming Week…

Saturday 11thJune

9am – 9:50am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions

10am Mass, Saint Barnabas, Apostle (Memoria) (Celebrated in Lady Chapel)

St. Barnabas was born in Cyprus, he became a companion of Saint Paul in his journeys, before returning to Cyprus to preach the Gospel. His names means 'son of encouragement.'

6pm The Holy Rosary for Peace in the World

6:30pm Vigil Mass for The Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 12thJune

9:30am The Holy Rosary for Peace in the World

10am Mass for The Most Holy Trinity

1:30pm Parish Walk: Holcombe Moor. Meeting at Lumb Carr Road carpark.

(Details below)

Tuesday 14thJune

5pm – 5:50pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

6pm Mass, Dedication of Salford Cathedral (Feast)

St. John's Church, Salford, was built between 1844 and 1848, it was the first cruciform Catholic church to be built in England since the Reformation and was closely modelled on a number of noted medieval churches. It was opened on 9th August 1848, by Bishop George Brown, who sang the Solemn High Mass, and Bishop Nicholas Wiseman, who gave a ninety-minute sermon (not something many Bishops have tried since!). In 1852, after the Restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy, it was raised to the dignity of a cathedral. St John's Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese of Salford and the seat of our Bishop.

Wednesday 15th June

10am Votive Mass of Saint Joseph

'Noble St. Joseph, I rejoice that God found you worthy of holding this eminent position whereby, established as the father of Jesus, you saw the one whose orders heaven and earth obey subjecting himself to your authority.' St. Alphonsus Liguori

Thursday 16thJune

10am Mass, St. Richard of Chichester, Bishop (Memoria)

St. Richard of Chichester was born in Droitwich in 1197 A.D. and died in Dover in 1253 A.D. He was ordained priest at 45 years old and appointed bishop of Chichester two years later, but because of the king's opposition he was unable to take over the see until 1247 A.D. He is remembered for his generosity to the poor, the mercy he showed to sinners, and the reform of the liturgical life of his diocese.

Friday 17thJune

5pm – 5:50pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

6pm Weekday Mass

Saturday 18thJune

9am – 9:50am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions

10am Votive Mass of Our Lady (Celebrated in Lady Chapel)

6pm The Holy Rosary for Peace in the World

6:30pm Vigil Mass for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Sunday 19thJune

9:30am The Holy Rosary for Peace in the World

10am Mass for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Sanctuary Lamp

This week (11th June - 18th June) the Sanctuary Lamp is burning in prayer before the Tabernacle for A Special Intention.

Parish Walk

After the great success of our last three parish walks the next one will be on Sunday 12th June at 1:30pm.

Holcombe Moor 12th June

We walk partly in the footsteps of an ancient pilgrim path to Whalley Abbey, marked with the stone base of a 12th century cross. The views are breathtaking!!! You are able to see Pendle Hill to the north, Winter Hill to the west, and to the south horizon you can see the beginnings of the Peak District followed by the Welsh Hills. The final leg of the walk passes Peel Tower.

Meeting at Lumb Carr Road Car Park, Holcombe, BL8, 1:30pm

Distance 4 ½ miles (7.3km)

Height gain 690 feet (210m)

Approx 2 ½ hours

It is important to note that each person who joins us will be responsible for themselves and those in their family group. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be prepared for muddy hillsides and fells. Bring appropriate footware, clothing and food and drinks for the journey. If you would like to ask more questions or get a copy of the route do see me in the sacristy at the end of the Mass.

Day for Life June 18th/19th June

'Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent' Psalm 71:9

Day for Life is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which falls this year on 18/19 June. Day for Life is the day in our calendar set aside to celebrate life from conception to natural death. This year the focus is on caring for and valuing the elderly. For more information and support initiatives which work to uphold the dignity of every human life, from conception to natural death, please visit

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry - Information Evening

Are you involved in ministry in your parish or deanery? Or perhaps you would like to be but don't feel you have the skills? In any case, the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry could be just what you need. The Dioceses of the Northern Province, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago, offer a two-year distance learning Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, to inform and inspire your practice in pastoral ministry, make you more effective, bring about better results and boost your confidence. To find out more, please join us for an online information evening on Tuesday 14 June 2022 or the Wednesday 22 June 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

To register your interest and receive the link, please email

Find out more at

Meeting for Diocesan Musicians - please pass on to your parish musicians

The Cathedral Director of Music, Alex Patterson, is inviting all those involved in parish music throughout the Diocese of Salford to an online meeting to be held on Monday 20 June, 7.30pm via Zoom. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the work of the Diocesan Schools Singing Programme currently reaching over 650 children and young people across the Diocese and to share your own thoughts about what is needed to help you in running music in your own parish. Please RSVP via:

Join us for World Youth Day 2023

Registrations are now being taken for young people to join us as our diocesan Youth Ministry Team travels to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023. Taking place between 31st July - 7th August 2023, World Youth Day will see young people from across the globe meeting in Lisbon to celebrate Mass with the Holy Father. Our own Youth Ministry Team will once again be travelling to World Youth Day with young adults between the ages of 18 and 35. Applications to join our diocesan trip are now open. You can find out more and apply by visiting

Ukraine Crisis

We are all shocked and appalled at the devastating scenes of the invasion of the Ukraine. Catholic agencies are at the centre of the response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis and supporting those whom have been displaced. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and all those against war. There are regular updates on the Caritas website on the various ways parishes and schools can support the aid effort. Please go to:

Caritas' Bishop's Fund

As the cost of living increases continue to force families and individuals into making difficult choices, please do not forget that the Caritas Bishop's Fund is available for one off crisis grants for people in need. For further information and to apply, please go to

Heritage Project Manager for St John the Baptist RC Church, Rochdale

Appointment type: Part-time, fixed-term contract until 30/12/2023. 14 hours per week, to be worked flexibly.

Location: St John the Baptist RC Church, Rochdale, with travel in the local area. Some work will be conducted remotely.

Salary: £33,670 per annum subject to pro rata (approx. £13,648 per annum)

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 22nd June 2022

To find out more and apply, please visit

God Bless and keep praying.

Our Lady of Oswaldtwistle, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Fr. O'Brien