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The Parish of the Good Samaritan Burnley

including the churches of

Christ the King with St Teresa's, St John the Baptist and St Mary of the Assumption

 

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Welcome to

 

Christ the King Church

 

Burnley

(Incorporating the Church of St Teresa)

 

Address: Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 9 Healey Ct, Burnley, BB11 2QJ

Phone via St Mary's Presbytery: 01282 422 007

Safeguarding Representative: Gabrielle Heseldon,

Phone: 07745 600 662 (only for Safeguarding issues)

(If for some reason you're unable to get through,

in an emergency contact police or Social Services)

 

 

 

 

 

 
  
THE LATEST MASS TIMES
 
 MASSES AND OTHER SERVICES: MONDAY 29TH JANUARY TO SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2024

Please note the changes this week.

Please note the changes this week.

Monday Weekday

9.30am St Mary’s        NB: Only one Mass today

  

Tuesday Weekday

9.30am St Mary’s                    12.00 noon St John’s

Wednesday St John Bosco

9.30am Christ the King          7.00pm St John’s

 

Thursday Weekday

9.30am St Mary’s                   10.00am St John’s

Friday Presentation of the Lord

12.00 noon Mass at St Mary’s preceded by Reconciliation and Exposition between 11.30am and 11.55am 

Saturday St Blaise

9.30am St. Mary’s                 10.30 to 11.30am Exposition and Reconciliation at St Mary’s

Vigil Masses: 6.00pm St John’s preceded at 5.15pm until 5.55pm with Reconciliation and Exposition

Sunday Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christ the King: 9.15am and 5.15pm

St Mary’s: 10.00am (This Mass will be live-streamed on the parish website).

St John’s: 10.45am

 Please click here for this week's Masses

 

HOLY COMMUNION AT HOME
If you, or someone you know cannot get to Mass but would like to receive Holy Communion in their home, please ask their permission, then talk with Fr David to arrange things.

 

CHURCH STEWARDS

Huge thanks to our stewards who make attendance at church possible as we continue to work at remaining safe whilst in church. Please call Fr David if you would like to join this invaluable team.

 

 

 

OTHER NOTICES  

 

9th February - “THE BIG PICTURE” ~ A DVD COURSE

Free Bible Bible School photo and picture

The Big Picture is the title of our new DVD course which is an Inspirational Bible Course.

The course consists of 12 sessions, which will take place on the 2nd Friday of each month. This will be held in St Mary’s parish rooms at 12.30pm (after the midday Mass).

The next meeting will be Friday 9th February 2024

 

 

 

MONDAY MORNING MASS AT ST. MARY’S

Free Breakfast Bread photo and picture

Tea and toast will be served in the parish rooms after 9.30am Mass on Mondays.

This will be organised by the Legion of Mary who will commence their weekly meeting at 10.30am in the Newman Room. All are welcome.

  

   

PARISH BONUS BALLGAME—WINNERS!

Thanks to all who have supported the bonus Ball game and it will continue each week.

The winning Bonus ball number for Wednesday 29th November was number 17

Congratulations to last week’s winners who are as follows:

St John’s ~ Jill        St Mary’s ~ Jim.       Christ the King ~ Mary

Please claim your prize from the appropriate sacristy.

   

BURSARIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO “ HELP YOU TO HELP OTHERS”

The Catenian Association offers financial support to young Catholics (aged 16—24) who are involved in development projects which help less fortunate people, (including Diocesan and HCPT Pilgrimages). For more information go to catenianbursary.com

 

DIOCESAN SYNOD—THE BIG LISTEN—CATCH-UP

For those who were not able to come to the recent Big Listen sessions for the Diocesan Synod, you can still take part by taking a white envelope from the back of any of our three churches.

Inside you will find questions to consider and details about how the responses can be submitted, which will be either directly online or by returning the envelope and placing it in one of the boxes marked “Synod” which you will find at the back of each church over the next few weeks.

Please consider taking an envelope for your family or neighbours who might appreciate being invited to take part. If you have any further questions about the Synod feel free to contact the Parish Synod reps – Sam This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lynne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST MEMORIAL CORNER

Take a look at the two very interesting volumes of information regarding all those named on the war memorial at Saint John’s. They can be found in the memorial corner.

They have been compiled by one of our parishioners Linda. Her extensive work has involved studying a number of Internet sites, such as ancestry.com, the Commonwealth War Graves, British newspaper collection at findmypast and many more.

We thank Linda for her, thoroughly detailed research.

 

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT

This is a grocery targeted for those people who are having difficulties with the cost of living crisis. You pay a registration fee of £5 for the year, and can then shop weekly (or more often if need be) for £4 per visit — the usual ‘shop’ is equal to about £20/£30 in any other supermarket.

The two shops are 1) in the shopping centre square above New Look, and 2) Valley St near the cemetery. They’re open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Just drop in, see and buy! 

The people of the parish have given donations and goods, through and in addition to the excellent work of Blessed Trinity College, who have raised over £14,000 since they started.

You are asked to continue to put food into the collection point in many supermarkets, as well as using the Blessed Trinity site for financial donations at https://tinyurl.com/ BlessedTrinityJustGiving. St John’s will continue to accept money gifts, in an envelope clearly marked dropped into the presbytery letterbox.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH BY STANDING ORDER

You can make your contributions to the parish online by Standing Order; Please contact your bank and inform them that payment should now be made as follows:

Name: The Salford Diocesan Trust : The Good Samaritan Parish

Sort Code: 205558

Account number: 50404640.

Many thanks.

 


 

 

  

  

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA 

KSC Weekly Quiz: KSC Weekly Quiz: Every Monday at 8.30pm. Come along and join a team.

  

 

 

 

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 

“I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder!!”

Here’s one of the Quotes sent from a parishioner on the website.

There are many more—and Quips! Have a laugh! Enjoy the wisdom!

Send us one of your own favourites!

 

We’re all deeply into our new way of life and most of us we need to look for the silver linings.

Till things go back to normal, let’s try to cheer each other up. Parishioner Tony Waters, who many of you may know from St Mary’s, has contacted us with a brilliant idea.

In the current climate, why not have a series of items on reasons to be cheerful?

We reckon that anything that lightens up some of the doom & gloom has got to be good!

We’ll publish them on the website, and in the Newsletter when space allows.

Email us with your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Here’s one of our latest - on being allowed to ‘play out’ (for exercise)

 

 

OVERSEAS ACCLAIM FOR OUR GREAT WEBSITE!

"Everything in the site pulls you into the parish community.

It's like an invitation to belong to something special”

These are the wonderful words sent to our web manager this week from an admirer from the Parish Council of Magheralin Parish in Northern Ireland. She says she's had a good look at our website and was impressed - commenting especially on the dedication it takes to keep it up to date! She adds:

“Sincerely, well done with that design and to all contributors."

She ends by saying she will ask the other members of their Council to take a look...

she wants to steal some of our ideas! Well done to the web team for their dedication, creativity and hard work. Well deserved praise. SHARE THE NEWS! There are many people still self- isolating so make a call!

Read our wonderful newsy and topical parish website, and ring someone with the news and a chat to help with their isolation. Good fun too!

 

  

 

 

 

 

LIVE STREAMED MASSES

 

Streamed Sunday Mass: Please note that Fr David and Fr Damien will celebrate Mass on Sundays at St Mary’s and it will continue to be live-streamed.

This Mass will be recorded and available to view later on Sunday morning, or early afternoon.

Thank You: We have built excellent teams of stewards over the weeks and they do a really splendid job. Our thanks to them—without your help, none of this would be viable!

 

The National Shrine in Walsingham; www.walsingham.org.uk 

The Good Shepherd parish in Colne; www.goodshepherdpendle.org.uk

You can also find the Readings for Mass each day on www.universalis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 PRAYERS AND MESSAGES

   

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention For December

 

 

 

For persons with disabilities: We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society and that institutions may offer inclusive programmes which value their active participation.

 

Papal Prayer Intention for 2023

Respect for the Planet's Resources:

We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Artificial Intelligence
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

Our Families:
We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

 

Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope!

- Pope Francis

 

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Intentions in Ordinary Time

A deeper understanding between Christians and Jews
● Those who suffer persecution oppression and denial of human rights
● Europe

● Seafarers 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Pope Francis about Reconciliation: These words from the Holy Father should help us while some of us cannot go to the Sacrament:

“Do what the catechism says. It’s very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord. I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterwards I will go to confession.’ “You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the Catechism teaches us to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.

 

"Every political social or religious project involves the inclusion or exclusion of the wounded, lying on the side of the road. Each day each of us faces the choice of being a good Samaritan or an indifferent bystander"

- Pope Francis, 2003 

 

 

 

 

 

POPE FRANCIS SPEAKING ABOUT CHRIST THE KING

At the end of our life we will be judged on love, that is, on our concrete commitment to love and serve Jesus in our littlest and neediest brothers and sisters. That mendicant, that needy person who reaches out his hand is Jesus; that sick person whom I must visit is Jesus; that inmate is Jesus, that hungry person is Jesus. 

  

Send Your Holy Spirit:

Heavenly Father, You have created each of us to love You and your people.
You have chosen some to serve by responding to the particular call to the priesthood and religious life. Send your Holy Spirit to stir the hearts of those You have designed to follow this path of spiritual leadership.
We pray this petition, faithful and most gracious God, in the name of your Son,

Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

-Pope John Paul II

 

“An obedient father: As he had done with Mary, God revealed his saving plan to Joseph. He did so by using dreams, which in the Bible and among all ancient peoples, were considered a way for him to make his will known.”

   

  

MASS INTENTIONS

 

Lately Dead: Jerome Backhouse, Sybil Bacchus, Patrick Ruane,

AnniversariesMaragret Nutter, Peter Macken, Rose Duffield, Winfred Aunger, Billy Mortimer, Stefana Albanese, Paul Stoodley, Mary Featherstone,Mary Fleming, Eddie Campion, Harold Barton, Annie Barton, Michael Hephrun,

Birthday Memoriam: deceased members of the Ryan and Nelson family

Other Intentions: Special int for a friend, Sr Anne Kilday , Tressa Byrom, 99th birthday, Sr Anne McCafferty, Sr Pat, for a full recovery. Rita Nixon,

 

 

COMMUNITY GROCERY

This is a grocery targeted for those people who are having difficulties in the cost of living crisis. You pay a registration fee of £5 for the year, and can then shop weekly (or more often if need be) for £4 per visit — the usual ‘shop’ is equal to about £20/ £30 in any other supermarket. The two shops are 1) in the shopping centre square above New Look, and 2) Valley St near the cemetery. They’re open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Just drop in, see and buy!

 

FOODBANK

The people of the parish have given donations and goods, through and in addition to the excellent work of Blessed Trinity College, who have raised over £13,590 since they started.

You are asked to continue to put food into the collection point in many supermarkets, as well as using the Blessed Trinity site for financial donations at https://tinyurl.com/BlessedTrinityJustGiving.

St John’s will continue to accept money gifts, in an envelope clearly marked dropped into the presbytery letterbox. Donations for July totalled £60.

 

 

CAFOD UPDATES

 

Campaigns Update – Pope Francis has announced he will be attending the global UN climate conference COP28 in Dubai this month. He’s called for political leaders at the COP28 talks to prevent the climate crisis from causing even greater tragedies for communities that have contributed least to causing it. We can support his message by asking our MP to act on the Pope’s call. To take part just follow the link: https://action.cafod.org.uk/page/137965/action/1

CAFOD’s World Gifts – Christmas is fast approaching, but don’t worry CAFOD have the best unusual presents for your friends and family that can make a real difference to people living in poverty. World Gifts are CAFOD range of gifts that help those families in most need across the world. For each gift you buy this Christmas, you will receive a beautiful gift card to pass on to your loved one. For the latest selection visit the CAFOD website or pick up a brochure at the back of our three parish churches: https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/ 

 

   

How to Find Us

Christ the King Roman Catholic Church

9 Healey Ct, Burnley BB11 2QJ

Click here for a Map

NB please contact via St Mary's Presbytery: 01282 422 007

 

Parish Groups

 

Click here to go to our Groups Page.

 

School

Our local school is Christ the King RC Primary School.

Click here to visit their website (opens up in a separate page).

 

Church History:

 

cliick on this link.

 

Christ the King & St Teresa's: Photos Old and New

 A miscellany of photos, past and present, from the earliest days to the present (almost!)

 

- click here for Christ the King photos

- or click here for St Teresa photos

 

Links to other churches in the parish:

 

  St John the Baptist

  St Mary of the Assumption

 

All pitcture from Pixabay, with grateful thanks.