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Christ the King Church

 

Burnley

(Incorporating the Church of St Teresa)

 

Address: Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 9 Healey Ct, Burnley, BB11 2QJ

Phone via St Mary's Presbytery: 01282 422 007

Safeguarding Representative: Mike Morris,

Phone: 07563 998 334

 

 

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On this Page:

 

Coronavirus Notices | Feast Day Dates | Reasons to Be Cheerful

Live Streaming of Masses | Prayers and Messages | Foodbank and Offertory Notices 

 

Other Pages in this section:

Introduction  |   Mass & Confession Times  |   Find Christ the King Church  |   Sister Churches - Links

Community Gathering Dates   |    Notices  |  Church Groups  |   Christ the King Photos  |   St Teresa's

Photos  |   Christ the King History

 

Our Local Primary School (opens in a separate window)

Christ the King RC Primary School

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⚠️IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS⚠️ 

 

 

*CORONAVIRUS NOTICES*

 

 

COVID RESTRICTIONS BEING LIFTED

The Government is lifting some of the restrictions imposed on churches to prevent the spread of the COVID 19. However, we are now allowed to open for Services and Masses. Bishop John has urged us to proceed with caution. Fr David used the phrase “Festina Lente”( Make haste slowly) to indicate the pace to go at for our amalgamation. We think the phrase applies to the pace we ought to use as we slowly return to celebrating public Masses and services. We do not feel quite ready to return to Sunday Mass yet. We will be having public Masses Monday to Saturday as detailed above. Fr David has produced a document called “What to expect when you come to Mass at St Mary’s during the Pandemic”. 

 

PUBLIC MASSES ALL THREE CHURCHES IN GOOD SAMARITAN PARISH

Weekday Masses for the Christ the King during the week commencing Monday 3 August at 7pm

Mon 3 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am / Christ the King 7pm

Tues 4 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am / St John’s 12 Noon

Wed 5 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am / St John’s 7pm

Thurs 6 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am and 7pm / St John’s 10.30am

Fri 7 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am

Sat 8 Aug: St Mary’s 9.30am  

We had hoped to be preparing for a limited number of Sunday Masses, but in the light of the return to partial lockdown these plans are on hold There will be opportunities for private prayer, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation

 

  

OFFERTORY COLLECTION— UPDATE

The parish has not had the usual generosity of your weekly contributions since the lockdown, and it is not possible to bank and use cash donations. Many people have asked how they might contribute to the weekly church collection now that churches are closed?

The diocese has set up a web page where you may make a single donation which will be transferred directly into our parish.

Go to https://tinyurl.com/Give2GoodSam

Select or enter the donation you wish to make and follow the simple instructions from there. Please do Gift Aid it if you pay tax —it adds 25% to the amount you’ve given. It’s planned that sometime soon you would be able to fill in a Standing Order to the parish and we’ll let you know when it is on the website. It’s fully recognised that some people will now be in a worsened financial position and less able to give at the moment so please do not feel obligated. Thank you.

  

DIARIES 2021

The Piety Stall at Christ the King is taking orders for next year’s Catholic Diaries. If would like to buy one if they please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, saying how many you wish to buy. They are usually about £2. We pray you will have more to put into it than this isolating year!

 

 

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There’s a new ‘project’ on our website, which will help us to stay together as a community in the Lord, and an opportunity to engage with others who may be alone in their self-isolation. We know that even in these lockdown days, people often have busy lives but please take just 5 minutes of your day to watch the video from Sister Emmanuel which explains the idea on our Parish website.

In the video she says, priests are often subject to spiritual battle. But our priests are precious and need the protection of our prayers. In this parish, we have four priests who we see regularly, (in alphabetical order) Fathers Benneth, David, Emmanuel & Kevin, plus two others who give invaluable help from time to time - Fr Jennings & Mgr Challoner.

Once you've watched the video you may wish to make a ‘prayer flower’ by joining with others, maybe some others in your parish group such as the Legion of Mary, SVP, etc, or maybe you can call on six friends, perhaps fellow parishioners, with whom you can join in prayer. On the other hand, if you nearly have a full flower but are maybe seeking another petal or two, or perhaps you’re looking for a prayer flower to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will try to put you in touch. When you're ready, choose a priest to pray for, maybe one who celebrates Mass at your church, or one of the above priests chosen at random, or perhaps pray for all six as a group.  

 

MAILING THE NEWSLETTER

While the churches remain closed, if you need a paper copy of this Newsletter please contact Fr David tel 422007 with your name and address. He is happy to forward it to you. If you would like to include an item, or make a Mass Offering, please email your request by midday on Wednesdays. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

DEADLINE FOR ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER - CONFIRMING THE CHANGE!

Royal Mail has restarted its delivery service on Saturdays so our deadline your items and Mass offerings is back once more. It is now to Thursday mid-day: Please send any items you would like to include to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Newsletter. If you would like it to also go onto the Parish Website please also send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

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These daily reflections from the parish clergy team are available on this link, each day. 

The Lord’s Day at Home sheets are available on this link and are great for providing sacred time at home while the churches are closed. 

 

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FEAST DAYS FOR HOLY WEEK

 

Mon Aug 10th: St Lawrence

Tues Aug 11th: St Clare

Wed Aug 12th : St Jane Frances Chantel

Thurs Aug 13th: St Hyppolytus

Fri Aug 14th: St Maximillian Kolbe

Sat Aug 15th: Weekday

Sun Aug 16th: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

We’re all deeply into our new way of life and most of us we need to look for the silver linings. Till things go back to normal, let’s try to cheer each other up. Parishioner Tony Waters, who many of you may know from St Mary’s, has contacted us with a brilliant idea. In the current climate, why not have a series of items on reasons to be cheerful?…we reckon that anything that lightens up some of the doom & gloom has got to be good! We’ll publish them on the website, and in the Newsletter when space allows.

Email us with your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Here’s one of our latest - on being allowed to ‘play out’ (for exercise)

  • So much unseasonal sunshine
  • People smiling because you are deliberately avoiding them
  • The fresh green of the springtime trees
  • Young families out together for their walk
  • Unexpected meetings and chats

Join the fun—share the joy! Tell us your Reasons to be Cheerful! 😃

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LIVE STREAMED MASSES

The National Shrine in Walsingham; www.walsingham.org.uk 

The Good Shepherd parish in Colne; www.goodshepherdpendle.org.uk

You can also find the Readings for Mass each day on www.universalis.com

 

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PRAYERS AND MESSAGES

   

Papal Prayer Intention for May 2020

 

The Maritime World

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

Our Families:
We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

 These words from the Holy Father should help us while the Sacrament is not currently available:

“Do what the catechism says. It’s very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord. I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterwards I will go to confession.’ “You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the Catechism teaches us to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”

 

“The greatest miracle accomplished by Jesus for Simon and the other disappointed and tired fishermen, is not so much the nets filled with fish, but to have helped them to not fall victim to disappointment and discouragement in the face of setbacks. He opened the way for them to become heralds and witnesses of His word and of the Kingdom of God”. Pope Francis Feb 2019

 

- Pope Francis, Feb 2019

 

 

CHANGES IN THE PARISH

There is lots happening in the parish, and it’s hard to keep up! With the gradual release from lockdown, our ability to attend to pray and worship has changed. And this will go on, and we will keep everyone up to date in the Newsletter and on the website. Keep looking, keep up to date.
Add to this, Bishop John has decided on changes to the placement of our priests which also effects our Good Samaritan parish.

  

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FOODBANK AND OFFERTORY COLLECTION

 

 

Foodbank

Please note that Christ the King has suspended Foodbank collection during the unfolding Coronavirus situation.  

Blessed Trinity are now actively supporting the Foodbank, including being channel for your money donations. They have raised £2,375 so far! Well done!

If you want to make a money donation here is the websitehttps://tinyurl.com/BlessedTrinityJustGiving

Every local Spar shop should have a collection point for non-perishable food (and oranges!)

Website if you want to make a money donation: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportburnleyfoodbank 

 

Offertory Collection

The diocese has set up a web page where you may make a single donation which will be transferred directly into our parish.

Go to https://tinyurl.com/Give2GoodSam.

Select or enter the donation you wish to make and follow the simple instructions from there. Please do Gift Aid it if you pay tax —it adds 25% to the amount you’ve given. It’s planned that sometime soon you would be able to fill in a Standing Order to the parish and we’ll let you know when it is on the website. It’s fully recognised that some people will now be in a worsened financial position and less able to give at the moment so please do not feel obligated. Thank you.

 

CAFOD Pleas for Support

CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. CAFOD was able to respond as first cases hit Northern Syria. You can donate directly to CAFOD at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. 

 

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Christ the King

Community Gathering


 

Next dates for early 2020:

 

TBC

 

All at 7:15pm in Christ the King Presbytery

 

Come along to the next meeting – you'll be most welcome!

 

 

 

Introduction

Mass Times

  

How to Find Us

Christ the King Roman Catholic Church

9 Healey Ct, Burnley BB11 2QJ

Click here for a Map

NB please contact via St Mary's Presbytery: 01282 422 007

 

Parish Groups

 

Click here to go to our Groups Page.

 

School

Our local school is Christ the King RC Primary School.

Click here to visit their website (opens up in a separate page).

 

Church History:

 

cliick on this link.

 

Christ the King & St Teresa's: Photos Old and New

 A miscellany of photos, past and present, from the earliest days to the present (almost!)

 

- click here for Christ the King photos

- or click here for St Teresa photos

 

Links to other churches in the parish:

 

  St John the Baptist

  St Mary of the Assumption

 

 

 

Picture of Christ by Mateus Ranielli. 

Magnifying glass original (amended here) by OpenClipart-Vectors.

Community Gathering image by Gerd Altmann.

Yellow Flower by Ioachim Marcu from Pixabay 

All from Pixabay, with grateful thanks.