Parish Priest: Fr John Broadley

St. Mary's Presbytery, Bury Road,

Haslingden, BB4 5PG

Tel. 01706 215642

Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Mrs Helen O'Conner Tel. 07565 903 970

Diocesan Safeguarding Office: Tel 0161 817 2206

Email: admin@stmaries.org.uk

Website updated 23/05/2020

This Week


The Seventh Sunday of Easter 24th May 2020

Immaculate Conception


No Mass


No Mass


No Mass


No Mass

Holy Thursday

No Mass

Good Friday

No Mass

Easter Saturday

No Mass

The Holy Father's intention for May



For Deacons - We pray that Deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

Sacrament of Reconcilliation (Confession)


None Until Further Notice

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Saturday 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


None Until Further Notice

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Cycle of Prayer


For the courage to face up to sin, and turn to Christ. For all who are searching, may they find their home in the Church.

O quam glorifica

O quam glorifica luce coruscas,

Stirpis Davidicae regia proles!

Sublimis residens, Virgo Maria,

Supra caeligenas aetheris omnes.

Tu cum virgineo mater honore,

Ang(e)lorum Domino pectoris aulam

Sacris visceribus casta parasti;

Natus hinc Deus est corpore Christus.

Quem cunctus venerans orbis adorat,

cui nunc rite genuflectitur omne;

A quo te, petimus, subveniente,

Abjectis tenebris, gaudia lucis.

Hoc largire Pater luminis omnis,

Natum per proprium, Flamine sacro,

Qui tecum nitida vivit in aethra

Regnans, ac moderans saecula cuncta.


O how glorious art thou, dazzling with light,

stock of David, royal offspring!

Thou dwellest in a sublime height, O Virgin Mary,

Looking down on all the heavenly regions.

Thou, with the honour of being a virgin and mother,

hast prepared for the Lord of Angels thy bosom

as a sacred palace, thy most holy womb,

from whence God took flesh, and was born Christ.

Thou, whom the whole world venerates and pay homage,

before whom all now rightfully bend the knee,

To whom we humbly beseech in our misery and darkness,

coming before thee surrounded by the joy of pure light.

O Father of all lights, through this sacred Flame

give unto us thy only Begotten Son,

who with Thee reigns brilliantly in the heavens,

ruling and governing for all ages.


Salve Regina

Salve, Regina, mater miseriordiae:

Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules, filli Hevae.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

In hac, lacrimarum valle.

Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,

Illos tuos misericordes oculos

Ad nos converte.

Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis, post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens! O pia!

O dulcis Virgo Maria!

Ora pro nobis.

sancta Dei Genitrix.

Ut digni efficamur promissionbus Christi.


Hail Holy Queen

Mother of mercy hail:

Our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To the do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.

To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning

and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn then, oh most gracious Advocate,

Thine eyes of mercy towards us.

And after this, our exile,

show unto us the most blessed fruit ofThy womb, Jesus

O clement! O loving!

O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us!

O Holy Mother of God

so that we be made worthy of the promises of your Son

Our Lord Jesus Christ.


News & Events


Father Broadley will say Holy Mass every day at 12 noon and recite a decade of the Rosary at 6:30 pm daily. He invites evryone to join him in spirit and prayer and to make a spiritual communion.

Food Bank Collections 

During this time of self isolation for the over 70s and people who are pregnant or with underlying health conditions and people on zero hour contracts not working, there maybe in the next couple of weeks, be people in need of food handouts.

Therefore our parish and other parishes in the Valley are trying to increase food donations to Rossendale RAFT that we have been doing.

Non perishable foods can to deposited daily at the church of the Immaculate Conception (St Mary's) Bury Road, between 9 and 11am and 6 and 7pm as Father John will open the outside door.

As RAFT have had diminished foods supplies (close to sell by dates) coming from the supermarkets, they are trying to bulk pallet buy goods with their funds, so parishioners can if they wish contribute towards this.  Any money contributions can be posted through the letterbox of the presbytery.

Finally 70% of RAFTs helpers are self isolating as over 70, so they are looking for additional volunteers to give a couple of hours of their time and help keep the charity going.

If you feel able to do this, please contact Gerard on 07890 596884

You can donate online to RAFT using the following details:-

The Raft Foundation account

The Nat West Bank

Rawtenstall Branch

28 Bank Street




Sort code: 01-07-29


Account No: 50158570

Thank you.

At this time of uncertainty when we need to ask  God for His grace we find ourselves in a position where we cannot enter our church even for private prayer. With this in mind and to give our parishioners an opportunity to partake in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the following links maybe useful:-

https://www.clonard.com/web-cam/ Redemptorists in the Falls Road (3 masses daily)

https://www.strabane-parish.com in Derry

Also this is the link to Vatican's own media outlet MondoVisione Vatican News :-



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The Seventh Sunday of Easter

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 1:12 - 14

Psalm 26:1,4,7 - 8. R. v.13

Second Reading from the First Letter of St. Peter 4:13 - 16

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia

I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;

I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of joy.


Gospel John 17:1 - 11

The following important notice has come from the Vatican:

A Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful suffering from Coronavirus, who are subject to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with a spirit detached from any sin, they unite spiritually through the media to the celebration of Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, to the pious practice of the Way of the Cross or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards their brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfil the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Holy Father's intentions), as soon as possible.

Health care workers, family members and all those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, care for the sick of Coronavirus according to the words of the divine Redeemer: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15: 13), will obtain the same gift of the Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions.

This Apostolic Penitentiary also willingly grants a Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or reading the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the end of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation for those whom the Lord has called to Himself.

Please find the following parishioner's letter from Father Broadley:-

To view the letter please hover the mouse over the document and use the "Pop Out" button on the top right hand side of the document to read and print as required.

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