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Easter message from Fr John

Posted: 12 April 2020

Happy Easter with much joy and many blessings. I’m sorry that our zoomed Mass collapsed - I don’t know what happened but suspect the whole country was using the internet. I’ll try another route this morning - someone has suggested I try a ‘hot spot’!

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 11 April 2020

Holy Saturday is a quiet day; after the sadness of Good Friday we await the good news of Jesus’ resurrection - that pivotal point in human history when our relationship with God and therefore with each other is redefined.

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Urgent Staffing Resources needed at Bolton Council

Posted: 10 April 2020

As you know, the country is in a national emergency, the likes of which we have never experienced before. Bolton Council urgently requires staff to support our Adult Service Users in the homes and in the Community.

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Good Friday message from Fr John

Posted: 10 April 2020

Thank you to all who were able to join us on Zoom last night - it was a very special way of commemorating the Last Supper and our communion with the Body of Christ. His Body was broken so that we might be made whole - healed and forgiven.

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Maundy Thursday message from Fr John

Posted: 09 April 2020

Good morning - blessings for this great feast of Maundy Thursday, the feast of the great mandate, the command to love and serve one another as Christ himself showed us. The Master goes on his knees to wash the feet of his disciples and in doing overturns the whole notion of who is the servant, of who serves whom.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 08 April 2020

I hope you are keeping well and relatively sane during these hard times. Please let me know if there’s anything we can do to help individuals or families in need.

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The Pope's Holy Week Message

Posted: 08 April 2020

Pope’s Holy Week message: ‘Creativity of love can overcome isolation’

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Watch the Salford Cathedral Livestream

Posted: 08 April 2020

This Holy Week has certainly been unusual but it has seen parishioners around our diocese exercising their personal faith, as we follow Jesus on his journey.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 07 April 2020

Pope Francis urges us not to lose hope during these stormy days. The exposure of our fragility is a moment for us to reassess what is important for us - ‘to get our lives back on track’.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 06 April 2020

This is going to be a very strange Holy Week. We will celebrate the ceremonies as best we can but that vital component of sharing in church is not possible. This is a real test of faith in the hidden mysteries revealed.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 05 April 2020

Such a lovely morning to begin our Holy Week - a week when we would normally see a great deal of each other for our wonderful liturgies.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 04 April 2020

Yesterday was my first day out of quarantine and sadly it was for the funeral of Anne Grant; following government and Church guidelines very few people were in attendance.

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