7.00 pm (Saturday Vigil) 9.00 am; 11.00 am
12.00 noon Martyrs of the Venerable English College, Rome
12.00 noon Advent Weekday
12.00 noon St Andrew, Patron of Scotland
12.00 noon Advent Weekday
9.15 am Advent Weekday with KS2 children
12.00 noon St Francis Xavier
The Church is open every day for private prayer between 8.00am – 6.00pm
This Week's Confessional Times
10.00-11.00 am; 12.00-12.30 pm; 6.00-6.45 pm
Monday - after Mass
Tuesday - Friday - before Mass
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
As announced – please check the newsletter for further details
Sundays, by appointment – please call the Presbytery
By appointment at 6 months notice – please call the Presbytery
Please do not hesitate to call Fr Allen at any time, day or night, if you are worried about someone's illness.
Catholics have a serious duty to call for their Priest if they believe someone is in danger of dying.
For those who receive Holy Communion regularly, the following items are useful to prepare:
- A table or flat surface, covered with a cloth and standing crucifix
- Two candles or votive lights
- Holy Water
- A small glass or finger-bowl containing ordinary water, with a finger-cloth or paper tissue
Relatives and friends often find these items extremely helpful as they remind them an important Guest has been invited. However, there is no need to worry if you don't have them – they are not essential.
Catholics entering hospital, or their relatives, are urged to contact the hospital chaplain by asking the ward sister to inform him.
Bolton General Hospital: Fr Murrough O'Brien - (01204) 62316 (Home), 390770 (Office)
Bury Fairfield Hospital: Fr Andrew Starkie - (01706) 625512 (Home), 07907 351744 (Mobile)
Bury Hospice: Fr Tadhg Mullins (0161) 643 4210
The Christie: Served from St Bernard's, Burnage (0161) 432 3628 (Home), 446 3097 (Office), 446 3000 (Switchboard)
Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal Eye Hospital: Fr. David Egan – 224 1895 / 276 4247
North Manchester General Hospital: Served from St Chad's, Cheetham Hill (0161) 834 4104 (Home), 720 2293 (Office), 795 4567 (Switchboard)
Prestwich Hospital: Fr. David Musgrave – (0161) 772 3833
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital – Fr. David Egan and Canon David Ryder – (0161) 224 1895 (Fr Egan), 432 3628 (Canon Ryder), 276 4247 (Office)
Salford Royal Hospital: Fr. Francis Waterworth – (0161) 206 5167 (Office), 789 4470 (Home)
Each Sunday morning at 10.00, Radio Eireann broadcasts a special Mass for those who are sick or housebound. Many people listen to it and draw great strength from it.
You can find it at: 252 LW/DAB or www.rte.ie.
Our Lady of Grace Primary School
(0161) 796 7254
Headteacher: Mrs A Casey
St. Monica's R.C. High School
Bury Old Road
(0161) 773 6436
Headteacher: Mrs A Letcher
Holy Cross VI Form College & University Centre
(0161) 762 4500
Principal: Mr D Frost
Gift Aid Declaration
Our Parish participates in the Diocese's Planned Giving scheme under which Parish members are invited to make regular donations by standing order or through the weekly Mass collection, with gift envelopes.
It's now much easier for the Church to obtain a small tax refund from every donation given by a taxpayer. All you need to do is sign a simple, one-off form.
We hold your information in the strictest confidence and we can't access your tax or financial information. If you'd like to help us in this way, first of all, Thank You! – please contact Vin Allerton on 773 3318 or Fr. Allen on 773 2324.