Coronavirus Pandemic

A phased reopening of churches for private prayer began on 15th June. The public celebration of Mass will also begin at some churches from 4th July. At this time both St Marie’s and St Joseph’s churches remain closed.

For further information please see this post or visit the Diocesan webpage.

Pope’s Call to Prayer

Pope Francis has called on the world’s Christians and people of goodwill to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, 25 March at 11am UK time (midday in Rome). On Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm in Rome), the Pope will pray on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture. At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can watch on the Vatican YouTube channel.

· Welcome · Witamy · Bienvenue · Прошу · Benvenuto · Willkommen ·

· Welcome · Witamy · Bienvenue · Прошу ·
· Benvenuto · Willkommen ·

Welcome to our parish website. Here you will find a snapshot of parish life—what we do and who we are. Mass times, info on arranging baptisms, weddings and funerals is all here. The site is still in the early stages of development and more pages and information will be added over the coming weeks and months. Oh, and while it’s great to see virtual visitors on our website, please feel welcome to pop in and join us to pray, serve and strengthen the bonds of real community!

Welcome to our parish website. Here you will find a snapshot of parish life—what we do and who we are. Mass times, info on arranging baptisms, weddings and funerals is all here. The site is still in development and more pages and information will be added over the coming weeks and months. Oh, and while it’s great to see virtual visitors on our website, please feel welcome to pop in and join us to pray, serve and strengthen the bonds of real community!

Fr. Francis, Parish Priest

· Welcome · Witamy ·
· Bienvenue · Прошу ·
· Benvenuto · Willkommen ·

Welcome to our parish website. Here you will find a snapshot of parish life—what we do and who we are. Mass times, info on arranging baptisms, weddings and funerals is all here. The site is still in development and more pages and information will be added over the coming weeks and months. Oh, and while it’s great to see virtual visitors on our website, please feel welcome to pop in and join us to pray, serve and strengthen the bonds of real community!

Fr. Francis, Parish Priest

· Welcome · Witamy ·
· Bienvenue · Прошу ·
· Benvenuto · Willkommen ·

Welcome to our parish website. Here you will find a snapshot of parish life—what we do and who we are. Mass times, info on arranging baptisms, weddings and funerals is all here. The site is still in the early stages of development and more pages and information will be added over the coming weeks and months. Oh, and while it’s great to see virtual visitors on our website, please feel welcome to pop in and join us to pray, serve and strengthen the bonds of real community!

Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary

The Rededication and COVID-19

Is the Rededication affected by the coronavirus pandemic? In short, no. The beauty of this dedication is its personal nature, meaning that we can make the Rededication wherever we may be, with others or on our own. Even though circumstances mean that we cannot make the Rededication together at Mass on 29th March, we will still be united in our prayer. The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of why the Rededication is so important at this moment. In this time of fear and uncertainty, it is of the greatest importance for us to place ourselves under the protection and guidance of Christ through Mary, Our Mother.

The Rededication Events

All who have followed the 33 days retreat will make their consecration on the 25th March. This will be followed by a triduum of prayer leading up to the Rededication itself. In this time, we will ponder and treasure the words of Mary, asking for Her intercession for England and the world. On 29th March at 12 noon, those taking part will be praying the Rededication prayers wherever they are. A copy of the prayers can be downloaded from www.behold2020.com.

Re-dedication of England
as the Dowry of Mary

The Rededication and COVID-19

Is the Rededication affected by the coronavirus pandemic? In short, no. The beauty of this dedication is its personal nature, meaning that we can make the Rededication wherever we may be, with others or on our own. Even though circumstances mean that we cannot make the Rededication together at Mass on 29th March, we will still be united in our prayer. The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of why the Rededication is so important at this moment. In this time of fear and uncertainty, it is of the greatest importance for us to place ourselves under the protection and guidance of Christ through Mary, Our Mother.

The Rededication Events

All who have followed the 33 days retreat will make their consecration on the 25th March. This will be followed by a triduum of prayer leading up to the Rededication itself. In this time, we will ponder and treasure the words of Mary, asking for Her intercession for England and the world. On 29th March at 12 noon, those taking part will be praying the Rededication prayers wherever they are. A copy of the prayers can be downloaded from www.behold2020.com.

Regular Services

All services at both churches are suspended until further notice.

Sunday

5.00pm (Sat) Holy Mass (Vigil) at St Joseph’s
9.15am Holy Mass at St Joseph’s
11.30am Holy Mass at St Marie’s

Monday & Tuesday

9.30am Holy Mass at St Joseph’s

Wednesday

No Mass

Thursday

9.30am Holy Mass at St Marie’s
No Mass usually the 3rd Thursday of the month but check newsletter.

Friday

11.45am-12.10pm Confessions at St Marie's
12.15pm Holy Mass at St Marie’s

Saturday

10.00am Holy Mass at St Marie's
10.30am-12.00pm Confessions at St Marie's
4.30pm-4.50pm Confessions at St Joseph’s
5.00pm Holy Mass (Sunday Vigil) at St Joseph’s

Holy Days of Obligation

7.15pm (day before) Holy Mass (Vigil) at St Joseph’s
12.15pm Holy Mass at St Marie’s

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

First Fri 8.00am-12.15pm at St Marie’s
Sat 10.30am-12.00pm at St Marie’s

Please check the parish newsletter for any occasional changes.

Parish Newsletter

Newsletters
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Find Us

There are two churches in our parish, St Marie’s and St Joseph’s. The parish priest resides in the presbytery at St Marie’s.

St Marie’s Church is in the heart of the town centre on Manchester Road, Bury BL9 0DR

St Joseph’s Church is on Peter Street, Bury BL9 6AB.

Padre Pio Prayer Group

Meetings suspended until further notice.

The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Parish Centre at St Marie’s Church.

All Welcome!

Tower Restoration

The parish has won National Lottery support to restore St Marie’s iconic lantern tower.

£214,500 has been awarded from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out essential work.

Since its construction in 1842, the tower and lantern have been an outstanding feature of Bury’s skyline, a proud reminder of the presence of a Catholic community, and its Church, in the town centre.

The stonework of the tower has deteriorated over time with recent rainwater ingress causing serious damage to the choir and porch. The success of the bid means work to repair the structure can now go ahead. The project will involve dismantling and reconstructing the tower stone by stone and is expected to take about six months to complete.

We would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund and above all the players of the National Lottery for the financial support we have received.

St Maries Tower.jpg

The parish has won National Lottery support to restore St Marie’s iconic lantern tower.

£214,500 has been awarded from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out essential work. 

Since its construction in 1842, the tower and lantern have been an outstanding feature of Bury’s skyline, a proud reminder of the presence of a Catholic community, and its Church, in the town centre.

The stonework of the tower has deteriorated over time with recent rainwater ingress causing serious damage to the choir and porch. The success of the bid means work to repair the structure can now go ahead.

The project will involve dismantling and reconstructing the tower stone by stone and is expected to take about six months to complete.

We would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund and above all the players of the National Lottery for the financial support we have received.

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