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.
LATEST (30th November):
As from next Wednesday (December 2nd) Public Mass will again be celebrated following the previous restrictions which were in force before the last lockdown.
There is still no Sunday Obligation, numbers are limited in Church, masks must be worn, and Masses will be brief with no singing and Holy Communion will be distributed on the way out of Church.
Live Simply Thought for the Week...
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
Pastoral Letter for Lent from Bishop John - W/E 13-14 February 2021
Pope Francis - "Fratelli Tutti" - On Fraternity and Social Friendship
Essential reading for Catholics...
"Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned [from the coronavirus pandemic and the way we have responded to it] was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality."
or download the full text here: http://www.olotv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Fratelli-tutti-3-October-2020-_-Francis.pdf
On care for our common home...
Never 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.
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.
Online Mass and Services
Streaming Masses and other Services: click here...
News & Announcements
- 11th April 2021 – Divine Mercy Sunday
- 4th April 2021 – Easter Sunday
- 28th March 2021 – Palm Sunday
- 21st March 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent
- 14th March 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)
- 7th March 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Lent
- 28th February 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Lent
- 21st February 2021 – 1st Sunday of Lent
- 14th February 2021 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
- 7th February – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Pope Video - March 2021
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.
Click here to visit the group page...
Stage 3 - Pastoral Message and Worksheet 3: Meeting Jesus in our Offering - click to download
This Week's Masses and Services
As from Wednesday, December 2nd, Public Mass will again be celebrated following the previous restrictions which were in force before the last lockdown.
Mass Times week commencing 11th April 2021:
SUNDAY Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
Mass 9am Dunsop Bridge
Mass 9.30am Clitheroe
Mass 11am Sabden
Monday Mass 10am Clitheroe
Tuesday Mass 10am Clitheroe
Wednesday Mass 10am Clitheroe
Thursday Mass 10am Clitheroe
Friday Mass 10am Clitheroe
Sunday Mass 12 noon (Saturday) Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm (Saturday) Clitheroe
Mass 9.30am Clitheroe
Mass 11am Sabden