Sacred Heart & St Anne Churches CLOSED for communal worship
Following the 10.30 Mass on 10th January Father Jim announced that due to the deteriorating situation of coronavirus infections and request from Pubic Health Lancashire he felt it necessary that we close the Churches for communal worship. Please see the newsletter for times when they will be open for private prayer. The Churches will fully reopen as soon as the situation improves.
Past letters from Father Jim concerning coronavirus situation can be read here
Newsletter – 17th January 2021
Livestream of Services
Anyone who does not feel well should avoid coming to the church; similarly, anyone who is not confident about mingling with other people at this time should not worry about attending and should continue if they can to follow the live-streaming of mass in their own home.
Bishop John will be celebrating the 11am Mass online each Sunday at Salford Cathedral. Click here for services and Masses from Salford Cathedral, alternatively if you wish to visit another Church for livestream of Masses click here for a schedule of what’s on where each day.
Each Wednesday links to the forthcoming Sunday’s Lord’s Day at Home/Church sheets are published on the Diocese website here
Our Churches are once more closed, the first Z00M Mass will be at 10.30am on 17th January.
Should you wish to receive a link/password for our virtual celebrations and you have not previously registered via this site then please register your interest by clicking here. You do not need to have a Z00M account to join in.
On registration I will then email you a link to any Z00M Masses or online services that Fr Jim may celebrate in future. You only need register your interest once.
There have been instances of Masses being disrupted and this registration process is part of our security precautions to avoid that happening to us.
Contributions to Sacred Heart & St Anne
Donations can be made via the collection plate in Church when they reopen or direct from your bank account, the details of which can be found here
If you pay tax please consider adding gift aid to your contribution which would enable the parish to claim an extra 25% courtesy of the taxman at no cost to yourself. If this is something you would like to consider please contact me here with your phone and email address and I will ask Margaret, our gift aid co-ordinater, to get in touch.
Current gift aid donors can ignore this paragraph as we will pick up the information from their names if they donate online
In order to be able to keep parishioners informed whenever Father Jim makes any communications or when the website is updated with newsletters etc (which may not be on a weekly basis during this unsettling period) we have created a Parish Facebook page.
If you have a facebook account please visit and like the page so that you will then be automatically notified whenever this website is updated otherwise please visit this page periodically to check for any updates
For those parisioners without a facebook account I have embedded a feed from it at the bottom of this page so everyone will be able to access the information and links posted to it
The Vatican Media Live Video Stream
The Vatican Media Live Video stream can now be viewed on our Pope Francis Daily Message Page
On 27 March Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. You can see a one minute video summary of this momentous occasion by clicking here
Lockdown – an alternative positive spin
Our thanks to Frances Clements for sharing these lovely words with us.
A beautiful verse by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM – click here to view.