Parish Priest: Fr John Broadley

St. Mary's Presbytery, Bury Road,

Haslingden, BB4 5PG

Tel. 01706 215642

This Week


Thirtieth Sunday in ordinary time 218th October 2018


Immaculate Conception


10:15 am


No Mass


9:00 am


7:30 pm Vigil Mass of All Saints


12:00 Noon All Saints


All Souls


6:30 pm

The Holy Father's intention for October



The Mission of Religous

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir them selves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

Sacrament of Reconcilliation (Confession)


Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Saturday 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Adoration fo the Blessed Sacrament


Quiet Prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm




Cycle of Prayer


During Ordinary Time (Autumn) we are asked to pray for: The Harvest, the Fruits of Human Work and the Reverent Use of Creation; Students and Teachers; the Spread of the Gospel; All Victims of War; Prisoners and their Families; Young People.

Website updated 28/10/2018

News & Events

Last week's collection amounted to : £579.72 Thank you for your generosity.


Of your charity please pray for those who have died recently: Paul Lever, Mark Kayley, and for those whose anniversaries or birthdays are about this time: Imelda Graham, Elsie Dunleavy.


Dates for your diary


Sunday 18th November - Christmas Market after 9:30 am mass.


Friday 30th November - St. Veronica's PTA/Parish Christmas Fayre


Red Mission Box Collection


The total for this collection came to £938.81, Many thanks.


St. Veronics's Church Hall


There will be a meeting in the presbytery after the 7:30 pm Mass on the 31st October for anyone who would like to form a committee to help run St. Veronica's parish halland also being involved in organising events for our parish - social, fund raising etc.Helping in this way would be a very good means by which parishioners can involve themselves in implementing the Bishop's programme of 'Hope in the future'. Creating stronger ties within our community - i.e. strengthening what we already have and enjoy - is particularly important. St Teresaof Avila used to say that whenever anyone new comes to the community - she was a Carmalite nun - the whole community is renewed. As I have said on numerous occasions, this moment in the history of Catholicism in this little corner of God's vineyard is a fresh beginning for all of us; one in which we embrace our traditions and we learn new ones; In doing this we will renew our Faith and commitment. The words of Blessed John Henry Newman are worth repeating - and more importantly taking to heart - "to change is to grow and to be perfect is to have changed often".


Another way in which you may wish to be more involved in maintaining and furthering the work of the parish community is by becoming a foundation governor. This particular role is arguable one of the most important in any and every parish. Do you think you have the necessary skills and the time to dedicateto becoming a governor? If you do please talk to Father Broadley.


Caritas Christmas Cards


Available at the back of the church, a pack of 10 cards costs £2.50.


Safer Recruitment for Parish Volunteers


Bishop Arnold has recently taken the decision to bring all parish volunteer recruitment in line with national best practice. This will mean changes to the way we recruit our parish volunteers. As you may be aware, the Catholic Church, requires volunteers who work with children or adults at risk of harm to be recruited safely. All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Registration form and Self Declaration form to follow the safer recruitment process.


In consultation with the Deanery Conference and Parish Safeguarding Representatives, ADBS Clinic has been arranged for this Deanery to ensure we can be confident that all volunteers within the parish have been safely recruited. The clinicwill be held on 3rd November 2018 at the Fr Vincent Farrell Centre, Temple Street, Burnley (at the side of St Mary's church) BB11 3BD.


APF - Mill Hill Mission Membership Appeal


A very warm welcome to Fr. Jan Klaver MHM who is visiting the parish this weekend to make the 5 year APF Mill Hill thank you and appeal for new members. He will explain how we can all be involved in the Mission of the Church in our homes and families and so respond to Our Lord's command that we go out and bring the Good News to all people. Thank you to all parishioners who already support this wonderful association through the Red Boxes. If you have not yet thought of doing so, perhaps this thank you and appeal might persuade you to think about doing so Please see the poster at the back of the church for more details.


St Peters Community Centre Caretaker Vacancy


We are looking for a reliable person to take on caretaking responsibilities at our Community Centre, working with the Cleaner and Booking Secretary. Duties include:

  • Providing access to the premises for centre users and services.
  • Setting up rooms with tables, chairs etc to suit their different uses.
  • Looking after the building and keeping it secure.

Some weekend and evening work will be needed. The starting salary is £8.50 per hour, 7.5 to 10 hours per week (negotiable) per week, paid monthly. A DBS certificate (formerly CRB) is a requirement for this post and employment is subject to the achievement of this. For further information please contact Pat Faulkner by email pat.faulkner@Hotmail.co.uk or by calling 07833474758.