From Father David Yates: As I complete my first month in post I would like to take this opportunity to share a few reflections. Returning to Lancashire after twenty one years in the Royal Navy has been a real homecoming for me; looking around at the Church, the Presbytery and the village I am extremely grateful to Bishop Arnold for appointing me here.
I would like to take this opportunity to also publicly express my thanks to Fr Ian Kelly and the various Supply Priests who have maintained the momentum of the Sunday Masses since Fr Price’s death. Their hard work and generosity has been very much appreciated by us all. I am also grateful to the many parishioners who have “stepped-up” to support and manage the parish during the interregnum. You know who you are.
Finally I would like to posthumously thank my predecessor Fr Price for leaving me such a good and happy parish. I will add my prayers to yours for the repose of his soul and the comfort of his family and many friends.
Requiescat in Pace, Amen.
Peace and Prayers to you all,
We are having a mass this Monday for the people of the Parish, please make a note and join us if you can!
SUNDAY 16nd JUNE
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
MASSES THIS WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY 17th NO MASS
TUESDAY 18th ** 9am Mass Mass of thanksgiving **
WEDNESDAY 19th 10am Mass In thanksgiving
THURSDAY 20h 10am Mass In thanksgiving for prayers answered
FRIDAY 21st 10am Mass Fr. Leo Heakin’s Golden Jubilee
SATURDAY 22nd 10.15 – 10.45am Confessions
11.00am Mass A sick person
5.00pm Vigil Mass Maureen Cookson LD
SUNDAY 23rd 11.00am. Mass For the people of the parish
SUNDAY 26th MAY
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MASSES THIS WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY 27th NO MASS
TUESDAY 28th 10 am Mass Susan Gorton A
WEDNESDAY 29th 10am Mass Mary Harrison LD
THURSDAY 30th FEAST OF ASCENSION THURSDAY HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION 10.00am Mass Herbert Lyons A
7.00pm Mass People of the Parish
FRIDAY 31st 10 am Mass Eamon Colfer
SATURDAY 1st 10.15 – 10.45am Confessions
11.00 am Mass Joyce Lowe
5.00pm Vigil Mass Holy Souls
SUNDAY 2nd 11.00am. Mass The people of the parish.
PLANT SALE this Sunday 2.00 – 4.00pm. Please support if you can.
MASS TIME CHANGES……..
Tuesday 30th April Mass at 10am
Wednesday 1st of May Mass at 10am
SATURDAY 4th May 10.15 – 10.45am Confessions
Saturday 4th May 11.00am MassHoly Souls
Saturday 4th May 5.00pm Vigil MassCarol Finley LD
SUNDAY 5th May 11.00am. Mass The people of the parish.
OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST, Father David Yates’ first Weekend Masses in the parish will be next weekend but he will say Mass during this week at the following times:
MONDAY: NO MASS
TUESDAY to FRIDAY: 10.00am
SATURDAY:11.00am CONFESSIONS 10.00 – 10.30am
WEEKEND MASSES AS USUAL
OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST, Father David Yates’ first weekend in the parish will be 26/27th January. He is looking forward to coming to Whalley and intends to introduce himself at both Masses. Spread the good news.
Sorry Father Kelly is NOT available for Mass this Thursday ……… please make a note!
Father Kelly will be doing his best to keep us with opportunities for mass this week with two occasions. Please come if you can.
NO Mass on Wednesday. Mass on Thursday for sick and housebound 11.00 followed by SVP Christmas party.
Mass on Saturday 8th December 10.00am followed by Confession. (Rest of weekend as usual)
There will be Mass at 8.45 on Sunday 11th of November followed by a walk to the Parish Church for a Service at 9.45am and then on to the Cenotaph for 11am to give thanks and pray for those who fell in their thousands in that terrible war.