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Lenten and Holy Week Resources






 Here are some of the resources in place already; more are in the pipeline




Please see below the programme for Masses and Services during Holy Week and Easter 2021.

Because of ongoing restrictions due to the Covid Pandemic, there will be a booking system in place this year for all of the Masses/Services listed below. Details of how to book, starting on Wednesday 23rd March are set out below.


Maundy Thursday 1st April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Mass in each of our three churches at 7.30pm (Live streamed from St Mary’s )


Good Friday 2nd April


Celebration of the Lord’s Passion -

This will take place at 3pm in each of the three Churches. (Live-streamed from St Mary’s)

Quiet time with the Cross -

7.00pm Good Friday evening at St Mary’s (Live-streamed)



Holy Saturday 3rd April

Easter Vigil Mass

7pm at St Mary’s (Live-streamed)


Easter Sunday 4th April

Masses as follows:

8.30am St John’s

9.15am Christ the King

10am St Mary’s (Live-steamed)

10.45am St John’s.

NB There will not be a 5pm Mass at Christ the King on Easter Sunday.



As mentioned in last week’s Newsletter because of the pandemic, there will be a booking system in place this year for all of the above Masses/Services. It is essential to pre-book. We will again be using the services of Mark, our Seminarian. However some contact details have changed. PLEASE USE ONLY THESE DETAILS.

From Wednesday 23rd March places can be booked using:

Email - This is The preferred option for all bookings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Text to 07407 040243.
Phone - 07407 040243.

The phoneline will only be available from Wednesday 23rd March and daily between the hours of: 5:30pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 12 noon - 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Mark is continuing his studies through online lectures and assignments which is why the phone line will only be open for very limited hours. Emails and texts can be sent at any time, and Mark will respond as and when he is able with confirmation that your booking is complete.

Taking learnings from Christmas, it is really important that you provide all of the following information when making your booking:

1) Your name;

2) Which service you wish to book for (day & time)

3) at which Church – please do remember to state which Church!

4) How many people you are booking for.


Remember that you can book multiple services or Masses. All bookings are on a first come, first booked basis, and ALL the services listed above must be pre-booked. You can begin booking only from Wednesday 24th March.

The system worked incredibly well at Christmas thanks to everyone’s support, so we hope that Easter will run just as smoothly. Updates on availability will be posted on the parish website, where you can find everything you need.



Liturgy for Holy Week


The latest video from Rebecca Wilkinson of Blessed Trinity is a joint project involving Fs David & Damian, together with four schools within the Parish of the Good Samaritan; Blessed Trinity High School plus Christ the King, St Mary’s and St John the Baptist primary schools.

The purpose of the Liturgy is to help us prepare for this Easter by thinking of the important events that involved Jesus in that first Holy Week and Easter. Please click on the link below:




Stations of the Cross 2021

This time from Rebecca Wilkinson,

featuring students from Blessed Trinity College

and Fathers David & Damien




Stations of the Cross 2021

From Christ the King Church

Father David




Click here or click on the picture to go to it



Lent 2021




Live Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 27/2/21

from St Mary's, Parish of the Good Samaritan, Burnley

on the occasion of the Salford Diocese Altar Servers' Virtual Retreat


Exposition 500


Click here to go to the recording




 Attibutions - artwork used, with thanks:

Nina Garman (Three Crosses), aalmeidah (Risen Christ)

Both at