Due to high rates of Coronavirus infection in Blackburn the decision has been made to CLOSE Sacred Heart Church for the next 2 weeks and not open St Anne’s as planned.
We hope to open Sacred Heart on Saturday 15th August and St Anne’s on Sunday 16th.

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.

You can find the Lords day at Home readings for 9th August by clicking here

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.

Newsletter 9th August 2020

This newsletter can be viewed by clicking here
If you wish to know as soon as the next newsletter is published (and you are on facebook) then please like our facebook page

Z00M Mass at Sacred Heart

Normal Masses at Sacred Heart are set to resume again on 15th August (subject to conditions) but it is possible that there could be occasional z00m celebrations in future. (NB: no Zoom Mass on 9th August)

If you wish to be notified directly with a link to any celebrations that may be held in future and you haven’t already registered previously then could you register your interest by clicking here for more details. If you were already registered for the previous Masses there is no need to re-register
Please note that 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.

Parish Facebook

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

Past letters from Father Jim concerning coronavirus situation can be read here

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.

Thank you

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