St. Mary's (The Hidden Gem) Mulberry Street Manchester
Saturdays: 12noon and 5.15pm (First Mass of Sunday)
Sunday 10.15am and 12noon.
Confessions:Saturdays: 10.45am to 11.45am and 2pm to 3pm.
Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014
The 2014 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 1 August to Thursday 7 August.
Prices and booking forms will be available from Monday 9th December 2013.
Prayer for the PopeEmeritus
Almighty ever-living God, who has given your faithful servant Benedict grace to maintain his faith and hope in you amid the labours of his apostolic ministry; graciously bestow upon him, we pray, the consolations of your Holy Spirit and uphold him in serenity of life.
Chadderton section of the Catholic
Women’s League (ST. HERBERT’S CWL)
If you would like to join the League which meets on the third Thursday
of the month, contact Elsie on 0161 652 3930.
Prayer Group You are warmly
invited to Prayer Group which meets at Werneth Convent, Grange Ave., Oldham,
every Saturday evening 7.30 - 9.00pm. to praise God, meditate on Holy
Scripture and Prayers of Intercession, followed by refreshments. Everyone
welcome. For further information contact Cath Taylor on 682 8660.
The Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s church for prayer and praise. For more information please contact David on 07970188673
YEAR OF FAITH
POPE BENECTICT XVI wants Catholics throughout the world to hold a “Year of Faith” from 11th October 2012 until 24th November 2013. He invites us all to rediscover the riches of our faith. The 11th October 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. It is also the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Everyone is invited to participate in this year of celebration and mission, mindful that faith is not meant to be private, but professed and shared.
After discussion with the Provincial of the Society of Jesus, Bishop Brain has invited the Society of Jesus to serve once again at the University of Manchester Catholic Chaplaincy. The Society (also known as the Jesuits) is coming back to Manchester University after being away for two decades. The Society will also take over the administration of the church of the Holy Name of Jesus. Fr Tim Byron SJ will lead the University’s chaplaincy team from the start of the new academic year.
Certificate in Catechesis
The Maryvale Institute is offering a Certificate in Catechesis through distance learning This course, a two-year programme, is for anyone interested in developing their own faith for the sake of explaining it to others.
The translation of the Roman Missal is now complete and from September 2011 the Order of the Mass in the new translation will be used in parishes in England and Wales. Also from September in parishes, there will be catechesis on the new translation and the Mass itself, prior to the publication of the new Missal which may be as early as Advent 2011.
The Most Rev. Peter Smith, the Archbishop of Southwark, welcomed the launch of the Coaliton for Marriage and encouraged Catholics to sign its petition. The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional marriage and oppose any plans to redefine it.
Cathedral Centre Books
A new diocesan bookshop, Cathedral Centre Books, has opened its doors. The bookshop is on the ground floor of the Cathedral Centre, just inside the reception area. It is hoped the bookshop will be a great resource for all our parishes and schools across the diocese. Why not pay a visit and have a look around? It has a wide range of books, pamphlets and gifts. Open Monday – Saturday, 9.00am – 5.00pm. Cathedral Centre Books, 3 Ford St., Salford M3 6DP. Tel: 0161 817 2208. Parking is available at the Cathedral Centre (or you can save the bus fare or petrol and support your own piety shop!).
The Diocese of Salford has launched an iPhone app
updated daily with Mass readings, a thought for the day and a saint
of the day.
The app, created by Manchester-based Cuckoo Design company, has
a four out of five star rating and is free for all iPhone users.
The Salford diocesan archives have relocated to the Upper Hall at St Augustine's in Manchester.
Each academic term, drop-in sessions are arranged on selected dates when the archives will be accessible without the need of a prior appointment. The archives will be open for drop-in sessions every Tuesday between 3pm and 8pm until December 14th.
If you would like to visit the archives, please contact the diocesan archivist, Fr David Lannon , either by email or by telephone (0161 236 6762).
The diocesan Office for Marriage and Family has announced the dates and
venues of courses:- Marriage
Hospital patients desiring visit/s from the chaplain need to register
their request with the hospital's chaplaincy. Full contact details now
available on the website. Click
The Mental Capacity Act and 'Living
The new Mental Capacity Act has a number of far reaching implications
and will affect anyone unable to make decisions for themselves.
A Practical Guide for Catholics
The Bishops' Conference has produced a short guide:
MCA Guide (pdf,
PUBLICATION OF THE APOSTOLIC LETTER "MOTU PROPRIO DATA"
SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ON THE USE OF THE ROMAN LITURGY PRIOR TO THE REFORM
Holy Days of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord (other
than Christmas Day) are to be moved to Sundays. This means that
the Epiphany, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi will
now be celebrated on Sunday. The Bishops of England and Wales have
decided to transfer these Holy Days of Obligation to Sunday in response
to requests from theDiocesan Council of Priests and many others.
The Holy See approved these changes to the calendar on 13 July
2006 and they take effect on 3 December 2006, the
First Sunday of Advent.
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies
Manchester M13 0AS
The CCRS is important to anyone intending to enter Catholic Education.
In the majority of Catholic Schools the CCRS is a requirement of employment
and/or promotion. A course is currently running and comprises a number
of stand-alone modules which may be commenced at any time.
Bernard Stuart, 0161 256 6207, RE Centre.
& DEANERY RE-ORGANISATION - Development Framework
affecting St. Mary's Deanery are:
Patrick's Oldham has been identified as a "Gem Church".
That is, a building which will be developed as a focus for prayer and
devotion within the deanery.
Parishes to be amalgamated:
St. Patrick's Oldham and St. Mary's Oldham
Our Lady's Moorside and Sacred Heart Derker
Limeside and Holy Rosary Fitton Hill (1 priest to serve 2 churches)
Parishes to be "clustered". That is, parishes,
including some newly amalgamated units, that should seek to work together
e.g. coordinating Mass times, covering for each other, having joint activities.
Sts. Aiden & Oswald Royton and St. Joseph's Shaw
St. Herbert's Chadderton and Corpus Christi Hollinwood
Our Lady's Moorside with Sacred Heart Derker, St. Anne's Greenacres,
St. Edward's Lees with St. Michael's Abbeyhills
IN OUR CARE In January 2002 Bishop Brain set up the Salford
Diocese Child Protection Commission. Fr. Barry O'Sullivan has been appointed
as Child Protection Coordinator and Patricia Gilligan, a social worker,
has been appointed as the Child Protection Advisor.
The Commission has the responsibility
to help parishes implement child protection guidelines (Safe in Our Care
guidelines) Each parish has been asked to appoint a Child Protection Representative
to act as a link between parish and commission. St. Edward's Parish
Child Protection Representative is Eileen O'Toole and her role will be
to help our parish volunteers, who are working with children, to implement
the "Safe in our Care" guidelines. The Diocesan Child
Protection Commission are refining their delivery of training to parish
based representatives in 2006. Training will focus at deanery level groupings
so that constituent parish reps may meet and form mutual and collective
support for the deanery. See website
for further details