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 29/03/2020

This Week


Fifth Sunday of Lent 29th March 2020

Immaculate Conception


No Mass


No Mass


No Mass

Ash Wednesday

No Mass


No Mass


No Mass


No Mass

The Holy Father's intention for March



Universal prayer intention ‐ Listen to the Migrants’ Cries  We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking,

maybe heard and considered.  

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 peace between nations, a lasting peace with justice.

For individuals, groups or movements that promote war and conflict,
that Christ, the Prince of Peace, might turn hearts to a culture of life.

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.


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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Fifth Sunday of Lent 29th March 2020 Readings and Gospel

1st Reading Ezekial 37:12-14

Psalm 129.R.v.7

2nd Reading Letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:8-11

Gospel John 11:1-45

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