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...
Plan daily and weekly menu, then make a shopping list of what you need. We throw away seven million tonnes of food and drink per year in the UK. Compost peelings and use up leftovers. https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes-in/love-your-leftovers etc. is packed with great suggestions.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop John - W/E 16-17 January 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
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.
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
- 17th January 2021 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
- 10th January 2021 – The Baptism of the Lord
- 3rd January 2021 – Second Sunday of Christmas
- 27th December 2020 – The Holy Family
- 20th December 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
- 13th December 2020 – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday
- 6th December 2020 – Second Sunday of Advent
- 29th November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent
- St Michael & St John’s RC Primary School – Newsletter – 17.11.20
- 15th November 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Pope Video - January 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 24 January 2021:
Sunday Mass 12 noon (Saturday) in Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm (Saturday) in Clitheroe
Mass 9.30am in Clitheroe
Mass 11am in Sabden.
Monday No Public Mass
Tuesday Mass 10am in Clitheroe
Wednesday No Public Mass
Thursday No Public Mass
Friday Mass 10am in Clitheroe
Saturday Mass 12 noon in Dunsop Bridge
Mass 5pm in Clitheroe
Sunday Mass 9.30am in Clitheroe
Mass 11am in Sabden