Palm Sunday (A)
First Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7
I did not cover my face against insult - I know I shall not be shamed.
Second Reading – Philippians 2:6-11
He humbled himself, but God raised him high.
Gospel Reading – Matthew 26:14-27:66
The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Other streamed masses are also available.....
Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. reflects on Palm Sunday
The Redemptorists share a video of the Stations of the Cross for you to pray and meditate.
Various inspiring and heart warming items and pictures to reflect on:
St Joseph's Centre - 01942 673517
Fr Paul Seddon - 01942 883395 (St Richard's & Sacred Heart.)
Fr Paul Grady - 0161 790 2390 (Holy Family, St Ambrose Barlow & St Gabriel's)
Fr Kieran O'Grady - 01942 673517 (Sacred Heart & St Joseph's)
Fr Gordon Abbs - 01942 273851 (St Lewis, St Catherine's & All Saints)
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have taken the decision to stop all public acts of worship from Friday March 20th. Further details may be found on their website https://www.cbcew.org.uk/.
Our communities may find some solace in some of the opportunities available on the internet. Take time to browse - you are not alone. Keep an eye on this page of the website as we hope to update with other news and supportive opportunities as time goes on.
The parish offices are open for enquiries, please do get in touch if you need help and we will try and be of assistance if we can.
Fr Paul Grady will continue to celebrate Masses at the usual times for St Margaret Clitherow communities and invites parishioners to join in prayer at these times. Any intentions received will be posted on the online newsletter on appropriate days as usual.
Fr Kieran & Fr Paul Seddon will be celebrating Mass every day for all the people of the parish, privately.
We must remember we are not facing this alone, we are the body of Christ and we are all one together.
“Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.”
There are three newsletters published weekly in the Deanery, you can access current and past editions here:
Sts John Rigby & Margaret Clitherow Newsletters (new joint newsletter from 1st September 2019)
(Sacred Heart, Hindley Green Newsletters (to 4th August 2019)
( Newsletters download as pdf files in a new window.)
5th Sunday of Lent (A)
In raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus demonstrated his power over death. We believe that through his death and resurrection Jesus conquered death and won eternal life for us. Our faith tells us that those who are like Martha and Mary—people who believe that Jesus is the Resurrection and the life—will find eternal life.
(Adapted from Sunday Connection)
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