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Parish of the Good Samaritan.

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Three Churches

Three Communities

Serving One Lord.

Welcome to the website for the brand-new Parish of The Good Samaritan, Burnley, incorporating the churches of Christ the King, St John the Baptist and St Mary of the Assumption. Each of the three churches has its own special character, comprised of, and helping meet the needs of, its own community. We are part of the Diocese of Salford. The parish covers a wide area, encompassing Central Burnley and the semi rural areas of Worsthorne and Cliviger. The oldest church is St Mary's, which has a long history dating back to the nineteenth century, the current church being opened in 1849. St John's church opened in 1881 and the youngster of the three, Christ the King, came into being in 1936. Together the three make a rich and vibrant community, working together to celebrate our Catholic faith and put our relationship with Jesus Christ into action by sharing together in many different ways.


I am delighted at our new three church, one parish website and I trust you will find it easy to move around the site and hopefully find it to be a big help to you. Like all new ventures, a lot of hard work has gone into this new project by a small but dedicated team, to whom I am very grateful. I am also grateful that they have pledged to ensure our web site is kept current and updated regularly, which of course is so imperative. I must also give thanks to the many parishioners who contributed articles large and small for the website – without their articles the website would have little to show our visitors so a big thank you to them!


As well as the team of those involved in running and contributing to the website, there is also a team of clergy who serve the three churches by also working together. In addition to myself, as the Parish Priest based at St Mary’s, there is also Fr Kevin Tierney who is the Assistant Priest, also resident at St Mary’s. The rest of the team comprises Fr Emmanuel Ugwuoke and Fr Lawrence Imoisili, who are Vincentian priests, resident at St John the Baptist presbytery. We meet regularly in order to ensure that things run smoothly.


Much work and thought had gone into the idea of bringing our three parishes together as one, as part of Bishop John’s plan for the reorganisation of all the parishes in the Diocese of Salford published in early 2017. When I arrived in Burnley in July 2018 to begin my role in bringing the three parishes together, I spoke in each of the three churches of the need to move forward at the right pace in order to ensure that everyone is on board with us. I used the phrase: “Festina Lente”, which means “make haste, slowly”. I genuinely feel with this website, our recently launched joint three church Newsletter, as well as many of the other ways that we are finding to collaborate and work together, are all signs that we are making progress, without rushing.


Despite all the responsibilities, I genuinely love being in Burnley; the people here are really appreciative of what we are trying to do and I speak for the clergy team in saying how supported we each feel by the people we serve. There are a lot of very good things going on in each of our three churches, and a good many new things that we are keen to establish as we go forward. Thank you for your interest in our parish communities and please enjoy your visit to this website.


Fr David

 

 

Sad to Say...

 

Fr Lawrence leaves us this week to move to his new parish in North Manchester. We warmly thank him for his wonderful priestly ministry, his kindness, gentleness and hard work for the people of our parish. Please remember him in your prayers.

 

Fare thee well Fr Lawrence!

 

 

 

 

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To mark the very special occasion of our three churches coming together as one new parish, on Saturday 28th September we held a Celebration Mass at St Mary's followed by a Reception at Turf Moor, attended by 250 parishioners from all 3 churches.

 

To view some great photos taken of the occasion by Denise Foulds, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for Your Diary
and Forthcoming Events

       

 

PARISH HIKE

 

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The next hike is on Sunday 10th November leaving St Mary’s car park at 12.30pm. It will be about 6 miles (moderate) around Clowbridge. Please bring food and drink, and wear boots and waterproofs.

 

 

HEALING MASS AT ST MARY'S 

The Mass will be on Saturday 23rd November at 12:00noon.  We shall also be honouring all those people who have died during the last twelve months. 

 

EVENING WITH GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm with Burnley Choir

 

AFTERNOON TEA 

4th December at St Mary's

 

KSC CONCERT

Christmas Cracker KSC Concert.  A great evening raising money for the KSC charities with Matt Dalton (vocalist).  6th December at 8:00pm.  Tickets £5.00 including light supper. 

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT CHRIST THE KING

 

A Date for your Diary: Sunday 8th December at 1:00pm at Christ the King school, for the parish. Please start collecting bottles, books, bric-a-brac and fancy goods for collection nearer the date.

 

 

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

ALL THREE CHURCHES

 

 

 

Prayer Group For Vocations To The Priesthood

 

At St Mary’s Church at 7pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Entrance by the Sacristy door adjacent to the car park. All are welcome.

 

Good Samaritan Parish Board and Card Games
for parishioners of all 3 churches:

 

hands cards 100At a recent Board & Card Games session we were introduced to a game called Chaos and it proved as chaotic as its name. It is described as easy to learn, yet challenging to master. Peals of laughter and howls of frustration rang out as we did our best. It was a relief to relax with a game of rummikub.

If you would like to join our merry throng, please phone Maureen Smith on 01282 433706 for full details.

 

Home Produce Stall

The Home Produce Stall has been established to allow people to contribute to parish life, for the benefit and pleasure of others. It also provides a small but consistent flow of income for the parish.

People use their skills and talents to make goods for sale. Mainly it is edibles – cakes, mini-meals, bread etc, along with occasional donations of jam, marmalade, fresh fruit and veg, plants. We welcome anything that has the tag ‘home produce’. We sell it at the Sunday Coffee Morning. So people who may not otherwise be able to make major contributions of time and energy bring joy to people who relish their produce.

You are invited to help in two possible ways. First, can you contribute to the stall from your skills and experience. Or you could play ‘stall-holder of the week’! We have a rota of people who come and sell the goodies, which is a great opportunity for chat and make new friends.

If you want to help in either way, please call Frank or Barbara on 01282 424967 or 07713 718 700

 

 

Music In Church

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Both St John's Choir and St Mary's  Music Groups meet to practice on a Thursday evening; 7:00pm at St Mary's & 7:30 at St John's.

You are warmly invited, and will be welcome to join either group to help enhance our sung liturgies.

 

 

Slovak Mass 

St John's Ivy Street every third Sunday. 

 

 

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Other Events/Announcements of Interest

 

 

 

 

KSC 110 Club/Clarets Trust:

 

We've been informed that the Charity Race Night

originally scheduled for 7/11/19 has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances beyond the control of the Clarets Trust.

Sorry for what may be disappointing news.

 

 

Help us Celebrate our Centenary!

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Burnley Catenian Circle will be 100 in November 2020 and there will be some celebrations!

As part of the build up, we are seeking to gather a record of the Circle's history and are appealing for old photos, articles, memorabilia and memories of Circle events, members and families.

 

Can you help?

 

material can be sent to a special email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

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Find out more about the 110 Club - click here!

 

Other KSC 110 Club regular events:

Tuesday Quiz Night

Thursday Open Mic Night

 

 


 

 

Catholic Men Over 21!

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Special Announcement -

 

Cyclone Idai Disaster

 

What CAFOD is doing about it:

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Mission Possible, Nairobi:

read all about it - click here!

 

 

Community Sponsorship Group

Help Raise Money to Help Our Syrian Refugee Family

Click Here to Join Our 100 Club Draw!

 

 

Volunteering Opportunities!

 

Here's your chance to volunteer for any voluntary posts which may appear from time to time in any or all of our three parishes.

Occasionally we may feature some opportunities for voluntary work with worthy causes in the wider community too!

Our first featured advertisement is for a good cause you may not have thought about...

 

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From Our Parish Day Trip Out to Buxton,

25th April 2019 -

 

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Luckily for them we didn't bring any children with us!

 

 

Logo: with grateful  thanks for the logo made freely available by

Sweet Publishing under the Creative Commons Licence,

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Other images, also given freely & used with grateful thanks are by

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