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,
SUNDAY 14th April
MASSES WILL BE SAID DURING HOLY WEEK AS FOLLOWS:
SATURDAY 13th 5.00pm. Vigil Mass
SUNDAY 14th 11.00am Palm Sunday Mass
3.00pm.Stations of the Cross
6.30pm.Evensong (Fr. Yates preaching) Parish Church
MONDAY 15th 9.00am. Mass Agnes Craven (Late Christmas Mass)
TUESDAY 16th 10.00 – 10.45 am Confessions
11.00amMass Holy Souls
WEDNESDAY 17th No Service
THURSDAY 18th 6.30-7.00pm Confessions
7.30pm.Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8.30-10.00pm Watching at the Altar of Repose
FRIDAY 19th11.00amWalk of Witness
3.00pm.Solemn Witness of the Passion
SATURDAY 20th 7.00-7.30pm Confessions
8.00pm.Easter Vigil Mass
SUNDAY 21st 11.00am. Easter Sunday Mass
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.
Father Kelly will be holding a Mass on Wednesday 7th November 10am. Thank you Father Kelly.
Thursday 1st November – ALL SAINTS DAY, HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION.
Mass at 10.00am and 6.00pm.
Friday 2nd November – ALL SOULS DAY. Masses at 12 noon and 6.00pm.
No Mass this Wednesday but Mass at 10.00am on Wednesday 7th November.
WHALLEY IN BLOOM. Recently representatives from Whalley in Bloom went to Belfast for the Britain in Bloom awards for Small Town category and got the GOLD award. We could not have done this without you all and the wonderful enthusiasm and support of Father Philip. Thank you to all.