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Welcome to

 

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*

 

 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE CORONA VIRUS

Because all churches are closed until further notice the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday and on a Holy day of Obligation is removed until further notice.

 

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

Please do heed the Government’s current guidelines about staying safe. This will help protect yourself and the vulnerable in the community.

GRADUAL RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES

You will be aware that the churches will gradually re-open in July (phase 3). The Bishop has suggested that we should begin to encourage volunteers within our Parish family to help facilitate the re-opening of our church doors. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact Fr. David via e-mail or telephone him at St Mary’s.

 

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH CONFERENCE

Our parish conference has continued to be extremely active during lockdown. We have continued with collecting your cash donations for the food bank and forwarding them weekly. During the last six weeks we have answered desperate calls for help from two single-parent families in Christ the King community, one with four children and one with six, a number of homeless have been helped in various ways; we have helped some families with food donations and other families with gas and electricity. We have also been keeping in contact with homebound parishioners by telephone and going shopping for several households.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION—IMPORTANT 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.

 

STOP PRESS! PENTECOST PREPARATION

Instead of our usual Prayer Vigil for Pentecost, Luke Bradbury, Fr David and others have prepared a series of presentations on the Parish website for Thursday Friday and Saturday. They’re good!

 

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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.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

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These daily reflections from the parish clergy team are available on the parish web site each day. The Lord’s Day at Home These sheets, available on the website, are great for providing sacred time at home while the churches are closed. 

https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/LDAH-Easter-4A.pdf

 

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FEAST DAYS FOR HOLY WEEK

 

Mon 1st June - Mary, Mother of the Church

Tues 2nd June - Ss Marcellinus and Peter

Wed 3rd June - St Charles Lwanga and Companions

Thurs 4th June - Our Lord Jesus Christ Eternal High Priest

Fri 5th June - St Boniface

Sat 6th June - St Norbert

Sun 7th June - Trinity Sunday

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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

For Deacons: We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

 

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.”

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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. 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 tins, pasta, juice and other food produce, so keep donating if you are able to do so. They welcome all non-perishable foods and oranges continue to be popular as they last a good while.

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 Special Appeals

Finance: Because of Coronovirus we are unable to raise funds for CAFOD in the usual manner like holding collections after our Saturday/Sunday Masses. However, you can now donate on our brand new Good Samaritan CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal JustGiving page. Please give whatever you can to help our very vulnerable brothers and sisters around the world, these include refugees living in cramped camps and communities living in favelas or shantytowns. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/good-samaritan-burnley.

Petition: CAFOD Coronavirus Campaign which is asking people, to sign a petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people, our sisters and brothers overseas, are a high priority in the UK’s international efforts, in addition to caring for those at home: www.cafod.org.uk/coronavirus. Politicians take heed of petitions, so please sign.

 

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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

🔔PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unfolding Coronavirus issue, Church will not be open for Masses, Services or even private prayer. The obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday and on a Holy day of Obligation is removed until further notice.

Usually Sunday Masses 9:15am and 5:00pm
For other Masses please see the Latest Newsletter

 

 

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.