Saturday, 26 November 2022

First Sunday of Advent and our Parish Feast day


This Sunday marks the start of Advent.

A good time to make a new effort to attend Holy Mass and prepare in a spiritual way for the birth of the Christ-child amidst the hurly burly of life.


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Monday is the feast of our Patron, St Catherine LabourĂ©, and while we will offer Mass in her honour on Monday, recognizing that not many people can attend on a weekday, we will also celebrate her this Sunday and pray for our parish community.


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Many parishioners like to know in advance the date of our annual Carol Concert, so as to make sure not to miss it.

Here are the details.

CANDLELIT CHARITY CAROL CONCERT

Saturday 17th December 

our annual Charity Candlelit Carol Concert 

with the talented Octavius Singers.

Everyone always says, it marks the start of “Christmas proper” for them, so if you’ve never been before why not come along this year?

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served afterwards in the Pope John Paul Room.

A collection will be taken up for those suffering from leprosy in Sri Lanka, work funded by the Order of St Lazarus.


Sunday 27th November: First Sunday of Advent. Year A
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Wednesday 9.30am Mass 

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   No public Mass today (School Advent Assembly)

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 4th December: Second Sunday of Advent
Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Christ the King

 

CHRIST THE KING
Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Wednesday 9.30am Mass 

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 27th November: First Sunday of Advent
Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 13th November: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY



REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Wednesday 9.30am Mass 

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 20th November: Christ the King
Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Sunday 6th November Parish Masses at St Catherine's, Leyland


Pope St Leo the Great. Feast on Friday

The year 452 brought a shadow out of the East that lengthened over Rome. Attila the Hun was coming, and the earth trembled beneath his tread. His barbarian horde had been scorching Italy, leaving death and devastation in their wake. Cruel in torture, ravenous in plunder, and boundless in arrogance, the Hun, called the Scourge of God, razed and ravaged and rushed upon Rome. But as Attila loomed before the Eternal City, there came to meet him not an army, but a man. Out from the ancient gates of Rome passed a white-haired ancient in bishop’s raiment. The aged pope of Rome hobbled forth to hold conference with the wild Hun while the city waited and watched. A feeble old man prepared to save his flock. One of the reasons he’s called he’s Great.



Sunday 6th November: 

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Wednesday 9.30am Mass 

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 13th November: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am 

Saturday, 29 October 2022

All Saints and All Souls

 

ALL SAINTS DAY AND ALL SOULS DAY: A reminder that Tuesday is All Saints day - a Holyday of Obligation. While the obligation was suspended during the pandemic, we should remember that it has now been re-instated.

According to the Code of Canon Law, Sunday, the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, is always observed as the foremost holy day of obligation for the universal Church.  (The obligation involved is simply the duty to attend Mass on that day.)  We should not forget the importance of these holy days.  The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council stated, “Thus recalling the mysteries of the redemption, the Church opens up to the faithful the riches of her Lord’s powers and merits, so that these are in some way made present for all time; the faithful lay hold of them and are filled with saving grace” (#102).  Therefore, the importance of attending Mass on Sunday or any other holy day is not simply because of an obligation, but why it is an obligation.  Our lives are so busy, and we face so many distractions.  We could lose sight of God or become numb to His presence.   Maybe we do have to sacrifice to attend Mass by rearranging our schedule or suffering some inconvenience to the normal course of life.  So what?  Our cherishing the mysteries of our salvation should take precedence over the exigencies of living in this world.  Remember at the Last Supper, Jesus reminded the apostles that while they live in the world, they are not of this world (John 17:13-19).  The holy days help us to remember the same.  Therefore, we must pause to ponder, celebrate, and live the mystery of salvation by marking each Sunday, these special holy events, and the lives of those who are exemplars of faith with the offering of the Holy Mass.

Wednesday is All Souls Day. Whilst not a Holyday of Obligation, it is indeed a very holy day set aside to pray for those who have died and may need the benefit of our prayers to help them on their way through Purgatory (the preparation or purification to enable them to be ready and able to see God face to face in all His glory). The Mass here is offered in particular for all those on our Pious List (including deceased members and friends of the Order of St Lazarus). It initiates a whole month - November - when we are encouraged to pray for the “Holy Souls” each day. It is ancient tradition that people visit cemeteries to pray for the dead on 2nd November or during the month of November. 

This is the Catholic reality and origin of Halloween. A far cry from the corrupted secular celebration of “Halloween” (All Hallow’s (saint’s) Eve) that we will see around us this week,, which is a conflation and misunderstanding of these two holy feasts. The “ghosts and ghoulies” originate from the tradition of visiting a graveyard to pray for our loved ones. So if you are going to the trouble of carving out pumpkins and giving out or treats to random children who ring you doorbell with threats to egg your front door, don’t forget to come and pray for your deceased loved ones. An effort with rather better fruits, surely?



Sunday 30th October: 

DON'T FORGET THE CLOCKS GO BACK AN HOUR!

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  9.30am Mass

Tuesday 9.30am Mass for All Saints. Holyday of Obligation

Wednesday 9.30am Mass for All Souls Day.

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 6th November: 
31st Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Masses for Sunday 23rd October

The publican went home at rights with God; the pharisee did not.

Sunday 23rd October: 

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  No public Mass today

Tuesday No public Mass today

Wednesday No public Mass today

Thursday  7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Traditional Latin Mass

Sunday 30th October: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am





Saturday, 15 October 2022

Masses for 16th October




Sunday 16th October: 

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Refreshments serves after both Masses in the Pope John Paul Room

Come and join us!


Monday  No public Mass today

Tuesday No public Mass today

Wednesday No public Mass today

Thursday  No public Mass today

Friday   9.30am Mass

Saturday   11.30 - 11.50am CONFESSIONS
                  12 noon Mass (OF)

Sunday 23rd October: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am