Important Announcement:

Covid-19 Arrangements for Our Lady of the Valley

During the present crisis:

Mass and other services in Our Lady of the Valley parish will be restricted until further notice and will be announced weekly.

LATEST (30th August):

All normal times are still suspended. From Monday, 3rd August there will be daily Mass Monday to Friday at 10.00am at St Michael and St John's church, Clitheroe. At our other two churches in Sabden and in Dunsop Bridge there will be one mass each week, St Mary's Sabden 7.00pm on Wednesday and St Hubert's, Dunsop Bridge 12.00 noon on Saturday.

From next weekend (5-6 September) Sunday Mass will be resumed, as follows:-

St. Hubert’s Dunsop Bridge.              Saturday 12 noon.

St Michael & St John’s Clitheroe.     Saturday 5pm,    Sunday 9.30am.

St. Mary’s Sabden.                                Sunday 11am.

PLEASE REMEMBER...

Face-coverings are now mandatory whenever you come into church  (unless you are exempt for whatever reason)

Please keep your face covering on when you come forward to receive Holy Communion

Parishes have been instructed that once Mass begins no one can enter church

Numbers allowed in church are strictly limited (see below)

Social distancing guidelines and instructions from stewards must be followed.
Whenever the churches are open there must always be at least two stewards in the church who are able to direct people and also make sure that all the necessary requirements are being adhered to. They will also have the necessary antibacterial materials to wipe down benches as required.

We would still like more volunteers who are in good health who would be prepared to 'be on duty' when churches are open or to cover for absence of our regular stewards. For more information, email Fr Paul at paul.brindle@dioceseofsalford.org.uk  or Janet at janet.clegg@dioceseofsalford.org.uk with your name and contact details, or phone 01200 423307

IMPORTANT THINGS FOR US TO REMEMBER
There is still No Sunday Obligation
If you are shielding or not well you should not attend church
Space in church is restricted to 60 people at Mass in Clitheroe
20 in Dunsop Bridge
24 in Sabden
No more that 30 can come into church for a funeral
Try and make Mass during the week your ‘New Sunday Mass time’.

Live Simply Thought for the Week...

...During this crisis let’s be sure to see what practical actions we might be able to offer to help family, friends and nextdoor neighbours who might be isolated - give them a  phone call to see how they are, or offer to shop for them, while remembering to adhere to social distancing instructions...

 

Bishop John’s Homily on the resumption of public worship - 28th June 2020

I have to speak to you on two different themes this morning so I hope that you will be patient with me...

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Welcome

to the website for the parish churches of St. Hubert's, Dunsop Bridge; St. Mary's, Sabden and St. Michael & St. John's, Clitheroe, collectively known as the Parish of Our Lady of the Valley.

We hope you enjoy exploring our site.

Laudato Si'

On care for our common home...

laudato-siNever before was a Papal letter more enthusiastically received by other Christian Churches, other religions, politicians, scientists, believers and non-believers alike than Pope Francis’ letter on creation, “Laudato si”.  It is a challenging read at 189 pages but is clearly written and has a message that we should all try to absorb. Explains why the Church is keen to embrace the principles of  conservation and recognition of the challenges of climate change. Our parish has an active group that concerns itself with this and strives to involve all the parish in meeting these challenges.

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Today's Mass Readings

Universalis

Caring for Our Common Home, At Home

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Events

For the time being all physical events are suspended, though certain activities may continue by virtual means...

CoronaVirus – Supporting and Helping Each Other

The measures put in place by the Government at this very difficult time are to help all of us to be protected in the best way possible. Many of us will be isolated and this, inevitably, causes other problems. We must all support and care for each other in whatever way we can. Some Parishioners will become very lonely and need a visit or a phone call, others may need shopping or lifts to appointments, there will be a variety of needs within the community. But always keep in mind the need to adhere to social distancing instructions.

Members of the SVP will be doing all that they can to help but we want to extend what we are doing to all Parishioners. If you are someone who does not have to self isolate and would like to help please take some of the cards from the box at the back of church and give one to anybody you are aware of in your area who may need help. The card gives them your contact details offering your help. (Click to download)

This is a great opportunity for us to “Love one another". We must all pray that these measures have the best possible effect and put our trust in God’s love and compassion.

If you would like support in any way please get in touch with Peter on 01200 441081 who will help or give you a contact for someone who can.

Click-to-Pray

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Online Mass and Services

Streaming Masses and other Services: click here...

Parish Newsletter

The Pope Video - September 2020

Hope in the Future

Hope in the Future is Bishop John’s invitation to every Parish in the Salford Diocese to recognise, celebrate and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.
 Our Parish has responded to this invitation by embracing the programme.
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Stage 3 - Pastoral Message and Worksheet 3: Meeting Jesus in our Offering - click to download

This Week's Masses and Services

Please Note: - there will be no Daily Mass in the parish from 28th September to 2nd October.

During the present crisis:

All normal times are still suspended. From Monday, 3rd August there will be daily Mass Monday to Friday at 10.00am at St Michael and St John's church, Clitheroe. At our other two churches in Sabden and in Dunsop Bridge there will be one mass each week, St Mary's Sabden 7.00pm on Wednesday and St Hubert's, Dunsop Bridge 12.00 noon on Saturday.
Social distancing guidelines and instructions from stewards must be followed.

From next weekend (5-6 September) Sunday Mass will be resumed, as follows:-

St. Hubert’s Dunsop Bridge.              Saturday 12 noon.
St Michael & St John’s Clitheroe.     Saturday 5pm,    Sunday 9.30am.
St. Mary’s Sabden.                                 Sunday 11am.

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