Parish Office:  0161 740 2448  

Parish Priest: Fr. David Glover

Sunday 26th February 2018



Welcome to everyone at Mass today, especially if you are new to our church or haven’t been to Mass for some time.

 As you awake each morning why not join our Bishop in saying the following prayer:

“Stay with us Lord on our journey”.

Day Service Time
Sunday Polish Mass 9.00am 2nd Sunday of Lent
Mass 10.30am  
Lithuanian Mass Noon  
Mass 6.00pm
Monday Mass 9.00am
Tuesday Mass 9.15 am
Wednesday Mass 9.00am
Thursday Mass 9.00am St. David
Friday Mass 9.00am
Saturday Confessions 11.00am
Mass Noon
Sacramental Programme 1.45pm
The retiring collection is for Youth Missions.


Extra pound:

£15.70 Retiring £64.67 (St. Anne’s Visitors & The Ladies of Charity)



At least six months’ notice required



Bridget Jordan birthday memories, Joe Jordan Rip, Michael McConalogue sick, Giuseppe Leonelli Rip, Divine Mercy Group, Fr. Frank Smith and Tommie Waters Birthday memories.


Diocesan Day Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham: Saturday 5th May leaving Church at 7.00am and all being well returning to Church by 10.00am. The coach is booked. The list is on the board in the narthex. Please sign up if you wish to come.  Adults’ £20-00. Children under 16 years of age will be paid for by me but they must be accompanied by an adult.


Diocesan Almanacs are now available from the piety stall at £3-00 each.


Vacancies. The Diocese are looking to recruit a Health and Safety Co-ordinator at a salary of £38000-00 to £43000-00 and a Finance Officer supporting parishes at a salary of £25250-00 both are based at the cathedral centre. Application packs are available from the Director of administration 0161-817-2203 e-mail or visit


Lenten Breakfast in aid of Cornerstone and Caritas raised £161-00 thank you to the organisers and those of you who attended.


Parish Magazine. This is being organised by Josie Nickson and I’m told that the first issue is available at 50p each. If you can write a small article on a hobby or something you are particularly interested in, then please have a word with Josie Nickson or Anne Cockcroft.


Joseph Daly died on Monday 5th February. May he rest in peace. His mortal remains will be brought into Church during a said Mass at 5.00pm on Tuesday and his Funeral Mass will be at 10.00am on followed by interment at Blackley.


Winner Takes Half Easter Draw £1-00 per go. The draw will be after the 10.30am Mass Easter Sunday. Please give this your support.


Wanted 12 men for the liturgy of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday and 8 people to read at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. The lists are on the inner door of the narthex. Please sign up.


Deanery Station Mass Wednesday at 7.30pm at St. Clare’s Victoria Avenue Blackley M9 ORR


Eucharistic Ministers who take the Sacrament to the housebound and those in care homes, Catechists for adults and children, members of St. Anne’s Visitors and Ladies of Charity, please note in your diary that on Saturday 17th March the Diocesan Save Guarding team will be in our deanery re-checking us and applying for new D.B.S. clearance. This has taken over from the C.R.B. checks we had many years ago.

The checks for the whole deanery will be made in our parish hall from 11.00am until 4.00pm and you just need to turn up during those times. You will need to bring evidence of who you are and I’ll let you know what is required nearer the time.

House bound:

Do you know of any Catholics who live in Crumpsall and are now unable to get to Mass? If so, please let us know so that we can contact them.


Home alone:

Are you aware of anyone living close to you who lives alone and doesn’t have visitors? If so why not call on them and let us know whether they would like someone to visit.


This week we join the whole diocese in praying for the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Anne Blackburn, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & Holy Family Blackburn. Frs. James McCartney, Gerard Barry & Frank Mulgrew & for the Marist Fathers. for their primary schools, Our Lady & St. John’s High School, Royal Blackburn Hospital and Blackburn Hospice.


The lists for Candles at the shrines for 2018 are on the notice board in the Narthex. The candles cost £5-00 each and burn for a week. If you wish to nominate any for a loved one or specific intention, please place your donation in an envelope and give it to Fr. Glover with a note of which shrine you would like the candle lit at and the intention for which it is to be lit.


The Rosary is recited in Our Lady’s chapel following the 9.00am Mass on Wednesday.


St. Anne’s Book of Remembrance:

At the Noon Mass on the first Saturday of each month I shall place “The Book of Remembrance” on the altar and the Mass will be offered for the souls of all those whose names are contained in the book. If you wish the name/s of members of your family recording in the book, please complete one of the slips that are available in the Narthex and return it to Fr. Glover with your donation. This will mean that your loved ones will be remembered at Mass each month, in addition to the masses you would normally ask to be offered on their anniversary or in memory of their birthday. Entered in the book of remembrance under number:


Divine Mercy every third Sunday in the month 3.00pm until 4.00pm.


Going into hospital? Don’t forget to inform Fr. Glover on 740 2448 who will advise the Catholic Chaplain or call the chaplain Fr. Matus on 834 4104.


Places in our school. It is essential that any catholic parent who wishes their child to have a place at our school registers them as soon as possible. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR CHILD IS READY TO GO TO SCHOOL as you may find a place isn’t available. If you haven’t registered your child even if a place is available your child’s name and offer of a place will not have been passed to the local education authority by the school and subsequently a place at a non-Catholic school may be given.


Prayer Group Monday 7.30pm until 8.30pm at 19 Kearsley Road.


The Candle at the Sacred Heart burns as a silent prayer for Mary Gallagher Rip.


The Candle at Our Lady of Lourdes burns as a silent prayer for Mary Gallagher Rip.


Is God calling you to be one of His Priests? If you think He may be, have a word with Fr. Glover.


Copper Jar. There is a jar in the Narthex the contents of which are for church funds. We are collecting 1p, 2p and 5p pieces should you have any spare to place in it.


Of your Charity please pray for:

The sick Stan Leech, Dorothy Allison, Francis Leigh, Marie Meade, Bridget Agnes Payne, Canon Tony Dorran, Mgr. Michael Kujacz, Mgr. John Daly, Fr. David Foster, Fr, John Laide, Michael Fallows, Liam Gallagher, Fr. Frank Smith, Frances Dervan, Michael McConalogue.


The Dead.  Fr. John Kirwin, Fr. Thomas Bradley, Joseph Daly.


Retiring Collections during March are:

4th Parish Debt

11th SAV/LOC

18th Mother & baby Homes

25th Parish Debt

30th Shrines of Palestine

31st Parish Debt