The Government briefing on Friday 31st July recommends that we all wear face coverings in places of worship. This is to become law by the 8th August. So, from next weekend we will all be required to wear face coverings in Church.
Information re this weeks masses
Tuesday 12 noon celebrant Fr Benneth
Wednesday 7pm celebrant Fr Emmanuel
Thursday 10.30 celebrant Fr Benneth
Face covering is advised this week however from 8th August it is compulsory
The Alter at Saint John the Baptist prepared for the first Mass in many months
Address: St John's Presbytery, Bracewell St, Burnley Lancs. BB10 1TB
Tel no. 01282 423824 or Father David. 01282 422007
Church entrance on Ivy Street, Burnley, just around the corner from Bracewell St.
Acting Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mike Morris,
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A warm welcome to St John’s section of the Parish of the Good Shepherd’s Web Page.
Holy Mass at St John's Church
We are delighted to announce that St John's Church will be open for Holy Mass on Tuesday, 12 noon Wednesday 7pm and Thursday 10.30 am Stewards will be present to greet you and guide you.
FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN
St John’s is a vibrant church community, with a real feel of being an extended family, reaching out to the whole community and beyond. Check out our groups and societies listing being added to regularly, you’ll see what that means.
This section, like the whole of the web site, belongs to its people. To that end if there is anything that you would like to see in your church’s section please contact Margaret Pickles or David Hartley.
The monthly anniversary memoriam, updated monthly, replicates the old newsletters weekly listing. If you have anyone you would like to be added for the month following current listing please contact David Hartley in sufficient time.
Many members of the parish family have asked for some form of humour to be incorporated, we’ll try to put a monthly mixed bag together. If you have anything you would like to share humour wise e-mail David Hartley.
You will see the reproduction of the contents of the Great War Memorial from church. The tribute for those who lost their lives in WW2 is really basic. Should we try to record names of the lost? E-mail David Hartley with your thoughts or ideas.
Sincere thanks to Mike Morris and Margaret Pickles for their dedication in putting together the whole Web Page.
New areas will keep being slipped in to the listing, keep checking in.
David Hartley - david.hartley2014 AT gmail.com
(replace AT with @ when emailing - thanks)
First Day of Private Prayer at Saint John the Baptist
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
KEEPING IN TOUCH AS A COMMUNITY
Our webmaster, Mike, is doing a great job bringing all the church news to the website every day. Please keep looking at the site to learn what is happening, in the parish, diocese, and the wider world. There are many and varied services and provisions to keep us in touch with our faith and each other. We can offer strength to each other and have a chat and a laugh. We have numbers of parishioners who don’t use the internet, so please keep in touch with them—a chat will be especially welcome as well as passing on the news.
JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP! "Friends of St Johns" are Whatsapping sharing fun, photos, prayer requests and anything you like! All of the Good Samaritan parish are welcome to join in. Simply download 'Whatsapp' then contact Anne Marie 07544 491425 who will add you in!!
OTHER STREAMED MASSES
VIDEO RECORDING OF SUNDAY MASS FOR THE PARISH
Like last week, we will be again uploading onto the parish web site a video recording of this Sunday’s Mass from St Mary’s for Sunday. This should be available from late morning/early afternoon on Sunday. Thanks to all those who have helped to make this possible: http://www.goodsamaritanparish.org.uk/
OTHER LIVE-STREAMED MASSES
The National Shrine in Walsingham; www.walsingham.org.uk
It is also possible that these streams will offer the Triduum services—though times may not coincide with our parish worship.
A Sum of £10,000 is available until the end of September from which one-off payments of up to £400 per family can be made to provide immediate relief to families and individuals in crisis. (NB: it cannot be used directly to pay utility bills rent or debts. For further information on the criteria, or to apply, please go to httpps//wwe.caritassalford.org.uk/service-view/gubay-fund/
B S 16/07/2020
With no Sunday Masses at which to take a collection, please hang onto your envelopes until things go back to normal then you can kindly bring your envelopes and contributions. Thank you.
Please note that Christ the King has suspended Foodbank collection during the unfolding Coronavirus situation. We will not be taking any money donations either. Should you wish to do either of these, please take foodbank items to St Mary’s or St John’s church when open, and money donations to their Presbytery letterboxes marked ‘Foodbank’.
Every local Spar shop should have a collection point for groceries and other 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.
If you want to make a money donation here is the website: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportburnleyfoodbank
ST JOHN'S TEA DANCE The T Dances are back! At St John’s on Wednesdays 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Please note the change of times for the event. Keeeeeeeep Dancing!!
Postponed at the Moment
Gardening at Saint John's Help received
Many thanks to the volunteers who stepped forward with such enthusiasm! the garden at the side of the church now looks neat and tidy and the flower arrangers are grateful for the large selection of cutting material.
The grass at the back of the Priests House has also now been sorted.
Saint John's Mission Boxes
Mission boxes will be next emptied in March 2020, Please bring your box to mass on March 1st or 8th
A member of the mission box group will be at the back of church at each Mass to help if required
There's lots going on at St John the Baptist's church. Please click here for the Groups & Activities page.
Eucharistic Ministers' Rota
History of the Building and Former Parish Priests (more will be added in due course)