The Lord is our shepherd.
During these difficult times this page will be used to give you any information that is given to us from the Archdiocese and Deanery. This will hopefully guide and help us and through our prayers the issues will soon be resolved.
This page and the Topics page will be updated whenever new information is forthcoming. Additional new information and topical news is also on the Topics page
Updates. We update information on this Home/Newsletter Page every week. Every effort is made on Friday evening to post Scripture readings for Sunday mass and to post the forthcoming weeks newsletter on Saturday evening.
Baptisms & Funerals.
The “Road Map” for relaxing Coronavirus restrictions in Church. Government regulations dictate that the limit of 30 people present in church for a funeral will remain in place until no earlier than 21st June. Baptisms can take place currently with only members of a single household present. After 17th May 30 people may be present in church but any celebration afterwards is subject to the two-household rule or rule of 6 indoors and 30 people outdoors. Visiting people in their homes to bring Holy Communion may only start again after 21st June, though even then only one visit can be made at a time to avoid possible transmission from house to house. In an emergency the priest may visit at any time. From 21st June all restrictions are due to be removed but we have not had any specific advice about when it will be possible for all benches to be used again, singing, Holy Communion under both kinds etc. We will pass on any further information as we receive it.
These will continue to be broadcast via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/232935341437045/ from this church and streamed masses from St Gregorys https://www.stgregoryschorley.org.uk/church-livestream and St Joseph’s https://www.churchservices.tv/chorleystjosephs along with other churches via https://www.churchservices.tv/ The availability of Mass will continue to be said at St Mary’s Chorley.
If you would like to make a donation in support of St Bede’s parish please click on any of these links for a Text donation, a single donation https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/st-bede-clayton-green or this link for a regular standing order
If you have any concerns or questions please telephone Fr Mark. 01257 460154.
Masses will continue to be streamed on our parish Facebook Page (look for ‘Parishes of St Chad and St Bede’ and request to join the group) and at St Gregory’s Church (go to www.stgregorychorley.org.uk).
Follow St Chad’s & St Bede’s on Facebook! We have a group to enable us all to stay more closely in touch with each other, particularly during these days when we do not meet weekly as we’ve been used to. Everyone is invited to take a look and join if they wish. Look for “Parishes of St Chad & St Bede” https://www.facebook.com/groups/232935341437045/
NB. It is important to emphasise that the Sunday obligation has not been re-instated;
25th May 2020 An important letter from Pope Francis and two prayers to Our Lady Click here
Our Lady’s Shrine, Walsingham All Masses, Services, Benediction, Exposition etc are available by 24 /7 live streaming. Three Masses every day and Exposition throughout the night. www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream/
Mass Intentions: Fr Mark invites anyone who would like a Mass to be said for a particular intention to get in touch with him on Tel. No 01257 460154 or by email.
Isolated Parishioners If you know any parishioner who might be feeling a bit isolated Fr Mark would be very happy to ring them if you think that would help. Please ring Father or send an e-mail. Thanks.
Important: Holy Communion whilst in hospital.
Please contact St. Joseph’s Presbytery if any of your family is admitted to Chorley Hospital 01257 262713.
If any family member is admitted to Preston Hospital, please inform the chaplain on 01772 522435.
If any family member is admitted to Wigan Infirmary, please inform the chaplain on 01942 822324.
This request comes from the respective hospital chaplains.
The Elderly, Sick and Housebound. Please could we remember the elderly, sick and housebound. Give them a telephone call, a few minutes of your time will mean an awful lot. Please continue to support each other and let us keep each other in our prayers.You might like to write a list of the people you are particularly holding in your prayers at this difficult time and keep it with you. Read through it slowly at different times of the day.
There is a nice time of prayer to follow on the website of the Salesians which has been produced for this time. http://www.salesians.org.uk/news-articles/featured-news/when-i-can-t-get-to-church.html
St Bede’s is a Catholic church within the Chorley Deanery belonging to the Archdiocese of Liverpool. We are a medium sized parish set on the A6 between Chorley and Preston. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Parish Priest Father Mark Beattie
598 Preston Road, Clayton Green, Chorley.
Tel: 01772 335209 If there is no answer on this number and you need to talk to Fr Mark please call 01257 460154