Solemntity of all Saints & Remembrance Sunday

. WE ARE AT THE BEGINNING of a fast moving time of the church’s year. This weekend, on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of November we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints On Sunday 2nd of November in the afternoon at 2.00pm, prayers will be said in the Whalley and Wiswell Cemetery for all our loved ones buried there, and then individual graves will be blessed in the traditional manner. In the month of November, Masses on all free days will be of Requiem. The casket is ready before the altar now for the names of those for whom you wish to pray. The envelopes are in the pews. Next Sunday 9th November is Remembrance Sunday. The Saturday Mass will be of the Sunday. Mass on Sunday 9th November is at 9.00am and will be a said Mass of Requiem for the war dead....

SVP Awareness and Annual Report

. This is our designated weekend for an annual report of the work of this Conference and the Autumn collection. There will be a speaker at both Masses, a written report for you to read at leisure and a collection will be taken at the end of Mass. Gift Aid is being used more and more and the SVP can collect the Gift Aid on your donation if you sign a Gift Aid declaration. All information on this is available from SVP members who are on duty at the back of church this weekend. Members of the Conference express their gratitude for your support and encouragement.  

Welcome to our new Bishop!

. Pope Francis has named Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, as the new Bishop of Salford. He will succeed the current Bishop, Terence John Brain as the eleventh Bishop of Salford. On hearing of his appointment, Bishop Arnold, Bishop-elect of Salford said: “I accept the appointment as Bishop of Salford with much trepidation but will do all I can to serve the people, priests, and religious of the Church of this Diocese as we all seek to respond to Pope Francis’ call to be ‘missionary disciples’.  “I have much to learn in this new experience, after thirty one years of priesthood spent entirely in Westminster.  Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, said: “For many years Bishop John Arnold has been a faithful...