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 05/07/2020

This Week


Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time 5th July 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 July



Our families - We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

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 persecuted and voiceless throughout the world,

may the Church be a place where their voice is heard
and their dignity promoted.

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


Dear Parishioners,


You will no doubt have seen and heard the news that churches can reopen as from 4th July. But this is not as simple as it may first appear. Stringent safety precautions are still understandably in place. Among others things, these requite numerous volunteers to help steward people safely and to sanitise the church each time it is used. The number of people entering a church for Mass are strictly limited.


In the light of this, and the fact that the pandemic is still virulent, Bishop Arnold has proposed that in the Diocese of Salford we do not reopen our churches for public Mass just yet. This advise came via email from the Bishop on Friday of last week. The relevant parts of that email are copied below.


After giving it much thought and seeking further advice, and keeping everyone's well-being in mind, I think it wise to be guided by the Bishop's proposal. We will resume public Mass as soon as it it is safe to do so for everyone. The situation is changing rapidly, and we may not have long to wait.


Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.


God Bless you all.


Fr John

RE-opening of Churches

With regard to the re-opening of churches, in this Diocese of Salford it has been decided to approach a few of the larger churches spread around the Diocese to make sure that some churches will be ready to open immediately the Government announces the date for re-opening (possibly on 4th July). At this moment in time, no church in either Hyndburn nor Rossendale has been approached about re-opening. Churches in these areas, and other parts of the Diocese, will re-open once the health and safety conditions implemented in the re-opened larger churches have proven to be effective and successful. Obviously, a period of time will be needed in order to monitor this. More churches will then re-open on a rolling -programme. Before re-opening, all churches will be inspected by a diocesan representative; only when the conditions laid down by the Archbishops have been met (see below) and the diocesan Bishop's permission has been given can a church re-open for private prayer only. There is still no mention of the re-introduction of public Masses.

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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Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time

First Reading from the prophet Zechariah 9:9-10

Responsorial Psalm Ps 144:1-2,8-11,13-14. R. v.1

Response :- I wiil bless your name forever, O God my King.

Second Reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:9, 11-13

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia

Blessed are you Father,

Lord of heaven and earth;

for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom

to mere children.


Gospel Matthew 11:25 - 30

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.

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