August 11th – August 17th

Our grateful thanks go to Fr. Patsy Foley for his help and support during a very difficult time for our parish. To our new parish priest Father George Cheeramkuzhy we extend a warm welcome and offer our co-operation for his appointment.

Marriage Preparation courses will start on 20.10.18 and 17.11.18. Book a place on a course at

will be said in church Tuesday to Friday before morning Mass/Eucharistic Service.

Please note that from this week the Mass Stipends will be increased to ten pounds.

Preston Homeless Drop in Centre are in need of Mens jeans, jogging bottoms (smaller sizes 32-36), trainers, boxer shorts, hoodies, rucksacks, sleeping bags, towels and toiletries. Will collect from church or contact you.

Billington Bears Pre-School. St. Bede’s Parish Centre. Sessions available for children 2 to 4 years. Contact Claire on 01772 626699

The Parish Centre can be hired for birthday parties, baptism celebrations etc. Reasonable rates. Contact Claire Billington on 07956669945 to book.

The Parish would like to congratulate our school on the outcome of their recent R.E. Inspection.The inspectors gave the school a grade of Outstanding and were very impressed with the links and support of the Parish in the Catholic life of the school

Only 8.30 Sunday mass and weekday masses will be affected during Father’s absence. The following is for information on local Sunday Mass Times. Further info on other days can be obtained by clicking on the parish names.
Sacred Heart Chorley Sat 7.00 Sun 11.00 
St Chads Whittle
Sat 5.00 Sun 9.00
St Josephs Brindle Sat 6.00 Sun 9.30
St Josephs Chorley Sat 6.00 Sun 8.30 10.30 4.30
St Marys Chorley Sat 6.15 Sun 8.00 10.30
St Marys Leyland Sat 6.00 Sun 9.30 11.00
St Marys Bamber Bridge Sat 7.00 Sun 9.30 11.00 6.30

Brownedge Christians Together Food Bank.  A heartfelt thank you for your amazing food and cash donations. A total of 2015 food bags have been distributed between Jan and Dec 2017. We look forward to your continuing support in 2018. Tins of vegetables, meat, fish and rice pudding/fruit are the basic food items on our shopping list every week. All non-perishable food items, in date, will be much appreciated.

Most needed items.

Rice pudding            Custard   Sugar  Jars of Sauce

Tinned Meat Fish       Rice        Tinned pots

Long life milk          Coffee            Noodles            Tea Bags

Tinned Veg             Cereal            Tomatoes

The SVP is looking for new members to help in it’s work for needy families. Contact Ted Murphy on 01772 322904