I am privileged to be able to celebrate with you, 25 years as a priest of the Diocese of Salford on 11th July. We are essentially giving thanks to the Lord for the gift of the sacred priesthood. I am grateful to the team who have helped to put together a programme of both spiritual and social celebrations and events, to fittingly mark this joyful occasion. I do hope you will be able to join in at least one of these celebrations, which have been put together in order to include as many people as possible. (Fr David John)
|Wednesday 11th July||No morning Mass
Mass in the evening for Family and Friends by invitation only.
There will however be an opportunity for a limited number of parishioners to attend – this will be sorted out at the end of May in as fair a way as possible. A list will be put at the back of church to enable parishioners to indicate their desire to attend.
|Thursday 12th July||Joint school / parish retreat Part 1 – English Martyrs school|
|Friday 13th July||Joint school / parish retreat Part 2 – Our Lady of the Rosary School
2pm: Mass will be celebrated in a marquee on the parish field
Holy Hour for adults in the marquee at 6.30pm followed by a cheese and wine evening.
|Saturday 14th July||12 noon: Mass in the marquee followed by
Music festival for all on the parish field. Outside bar and hog roast available.
Please note, with the permission of the Bishop, there will be no 6.30pm Vigil Mass
|Sunday 15th July|| 9.30am – Jubilee Mass for parishioners – celebrated by Bishop Robert Byrne at which Fr David John will preach
11.30am – Jubilee Mass for parishioners – celebrated by Fr David JohnAfter both Masses tea and cake will be served in English Martyrs School hall.
2.30pm – 4.30pm: afternoon tea in the parish centre / marquee (list for those who wish to attend will be placed at the back of church in the weeks to come).
5.30pm: Evening Prayer in the marquee with ecumenical clergy and parishioners followed by refreshments