Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings with immediate effect

Apart from the above times
the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:


All Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays

The church will remain open after Mass for personal prayer and reflection Monday to Saturday until 1.00pm.




Peter started to walk towards Jesus on the water.


YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Juliet Colley.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Murphy;  Isobella Dodman; Sharon Urmson;  Fr Peter Sheahan, Fr. Bernard McGarry and Mick Maher
ANNIVERSARIES: Nellie Hilton;  Monica Sullivan; Henriett Monteiro; Destoliano Carvalho; Joseph and Winefriede O’Donnell; Kathleen O’Donnell; Joaquim de Almeida and Maria Lourdes; Ellen and William Shepherd; Sally Quarmby; Fr Tom Quinn; Albert Evans.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £336.00 Loose: £154.36  Total: £480.36
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00
to 30th June 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £534.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00;  £15.00; £20 Foodbank:£10.00; Parish Funds £5.75 and £60.00: Missio: : £102.71  Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements



Entrance Hymn:
Be still, my soul, The Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently, the cross of grief or pain
Leave to thy God, to order and provide
In every change, He faithful will remain
Be still, my soul, thy best thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways, leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Your hope, your confidence, let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be clear at last
Be still, my soul, the tempests still obey
His voice who ruled them once on Galilee.

Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone
Sorrow forgotten, love's pure joy restored
Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed, we shall meet at last

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.        Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond:And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using one of the Penitential Acts.

You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:
Lord have mercy.       Lord have mercy.
You came to call sinners:
Christ have mercy.    Christ have mercy.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us:
Lord, have mercy.         Lord have mercy.

The Priest says the absolution:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.

Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
 you take away the sins of the word,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


The Collect
Almighty, ever-living God, whom, taught by the
Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father,
Bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts
The spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters,
That we may merit to enter into the inheritance
Which you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading
A reading from the first book of Kings          19: 9. 11-13

When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God,
he went into the cave and spent the night in it.
Then he was told, “Go out and stand on the mountain
before the Lord.” Then the Lord himself went by.
There came a mighty wind, so strong it tore the
mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord.
But the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind
came an earthquake. But the Lord was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake came a fire. But the Lord was not in the fire.
And after the fire there came the sound of a gentle breeze.
And when Elijah heard this, he covered his face with his cloak
and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

R) Let us see, O Lord, your mercy,
and give us your saving help.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
A voice that speaks of peace.
His help is near for those who fear him
And his glory will dwell in our land.

R) Let us see, O Lord, your mercy,
and give us your saving help.

Mercy and faithfulness have met;
Justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
And justice look down from heaven.

R) Let us see, O Lord, your mercy,
and give us your saving help.

The Lord will make us prosper
And our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
And peace shall follow his steps.

R) Let us see, O Lord, your mercy,
and give us your saving help.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans      9: 1-5

What I want to say is no pretence; I say it in union with Christ
- it is the truth – my conscience in union with the Holy Spirit
assures me of it too. What I want to say is this: my sorrow is so great,
my mental anguish so endless. I would willingly be condemned
and be cut off from Christ if it could help my brothers of Israel,
my own flesh and blood. They were adopted as sons,
they were given the glory and the covenants; the Law
and the ritual were drawn up for them, and the promises
were made to them. They are descended from the patriarchs
and from their flesh and blood came Christ who is above all,
God for ever blessed! Amen.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia… Alleluia  

Gospel Acclamation  Mt 4:4 Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                                                            
Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the
mouth of God.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:22-33

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on
ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away.
After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills
by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling
with a heavy sea, for there was a headwind. In the fourth
watch of the night he went towards them, walking on the lake,
and when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were
terrified. ‘It is a ghost’ they said, and cried out in fear. But
at once Jesus called out to them, saying, ‘Courage! It is I!
Do not be afraid’ It was Peter who answered. ‘Lord,’
He said, ‘if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.’
‘Come’ said Jesus. Then Peter got out of the boat and started
walking towards Jesus across the water, but as soon as
he felt the force of the wind, he took fright and began to sink.
‘Lord, save me!’ he cried. Jesus put out his hand at once
and held him. ‘Man of little faith.’ He said, ‘why did you doubt?’
And as they got into the boat the wind dropped. The men in
 The boat bowed down before him and said, ‘Truly, you are the
Son of God’.

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


The Homily                                Sit

The Nicene Creed                    Stand

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God of God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
consubstantial with the Father,
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit                    (all bow)
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man:
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death, and was buried,
and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, Giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son:
Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
Who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,
and I look for the resurrection of the dead
and life of the world to come. Amen

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. 

 After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.                                                                Sit

The offerings are brought to the altar. A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two prayers of offering aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.


Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa kanya        (Ialay sa kanya)
Tunay na pagsamba  (Tunay na pagsamba)   
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father. 

The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Be pleased, O Lord, to accept the offerings of your Church
For in your mercy you have given them to be offered
And by your power, you transform them into the mystery of our salvation.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For you so loved the world
That in your mercy you sent us our redeemer
To live like us in all things but sin,
So that you might love in us what you loved in your Son,
By whose obedience we have been restored to those gifts of yours
That, by sinning, we had lost in disobedience.
And so, Lord, with all the Angels and the Saints,
We too give you thanks, as in exultation we acclaim.

Santo, Santo, Santo
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kal’walhatian Mo
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!


You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting,
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have bought to you for
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you hanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples


In a similar way when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:


The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your death O Lord, and profess your
Resurrection until you come again.

Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of you Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.

May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with you elect,
especially with the most blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs,
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence,
we rely for unfailing help. 

May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your Servant Francis, our Pope, and John, our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world. 

To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing form this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.

Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

THE COMMUNION RITE                                            
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and forever.

The Priest
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                          
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                      
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin...  (2x)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan


The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the support of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Communion hymn 1: Sumasamba Sumasamo

Sa Iyo iaalay ang buhay at  kalakasan
Sa pagkat  ito ang nararapat  sa katulad Mong matapat

Dahil sa  pag-ibig Mo, ang buhay ko ay nagbago
Sa t’wina ang ninanais ko ay laging maglingkod  sa Iyo

Koro:     Sumasamba,  sumasamo
Naghahandog sa ngalan Mo
Pagkat sa ’Yo ay nadama
Ang pagmamahal ng Ama

Sa Iyong kabanalan,  biyaya Mo  ay nakamtan
Sa Iyo ay may kagalakan at buhay na walang hanggan

Tunay Kang maginoo,  namalas ko sa kalbaryo
Buhay man  inalay Mo O Kristo, upang maligtas ang tao...  Koro 2x

Communion hymn 2:Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace.
Where there’s hatred grown let me sow your love.
Where there’s injury Lord, let forgiveness be my sword.
Lord make me a means of your peace.

Lord make me a means of your peace.
Where there’s doubt and fear, let me sow your faith.
In this world’s despair, give me hope in you to share.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace.
When there’s sadness here, let me sow your joy.
When the darkness nears, may your light dispel our fears.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord grant me to seek and to share:
Less to be consoled than to help console,
Less be understood then to understand your good.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord grant me to seek and to share:
To receive love less, than to give love free,
Just to give in thee, just receiving from your tree.
Lord make me a means of your peace.

Lord, grant me to seek and to share:
To forgive in thee, you’ve forgiven m;
For to die in thee is eternal life to me.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

May the communion in your Sacrament that we have consumed,
Save us O Lord, and confirm us in the light of your truth.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Announcements may be made.
Priest:The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional Hymn:
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness, sing and praise your God and mine.
Great the Lord in love and wisdom, might and majesty divine.
He who formed the starry heavens knows and names them as they shine.
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness, sing and praise your God and mine.

Praise the Lord, his people praise him. Wounded souls his comfort know;
Those who fear him find his mercies peace for pain and joy for woe;
Humble hearts are high exalted, human power and pride laid low.
Praise the Lord, his people praise him. Wounded souls his comfort know.

Praise the Lord for times and seasons, cloud and sunshine, wind and rain;
Spring to melt the snows of winter till the waters flow again;
Grass upon the mountain pastures, golden valleys thick with grain.
Praise the Lord for times and seasons, cloud and sunshine, wind and rain.

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness, peace and plenty crown your days,
Love his laws, declare his judgements, walk in all his words and ways;
He the Lord and we his children: praise the Lord all people praise!
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness, peace and plenty crown your days.

‘In our times, we as we are all aware, some people’s lives can end up mediocre and dull because they probably do not go in search of real treasure: they are content with attractive but fleeting things, whose bright lights prove illusory as they give way to darkness.  Instead the light of the Kingdom is not like fireworks, it is light: fireworks last only an instant, whereas the light of the Kingdom accompanies all our life.’

200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale: The World Health Organization has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Famed as the founder of modern nursing, Nightingale was a Victorian English social reformer who came to prominence during the Crimean War. She is probably the world's most famous nurse but she was also an influential statistician and a female icon within her own lifetime.  In this parish we are proud to have so many representatives of the nursing profession as part of our community. We thank them for the extraordinary commitment they have shown throughout the present Covid crisis.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory, however some people are exempted for medical and other reasons. Social distancing must always be maintained.

Caritas is appealing for donations of IT equipment such as old laptops, tablets and smartphones which will help its Refugee Response Service to continue offering English lessons and provide vital communication tools for those it supports. The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that all of the conversational English classes run by Caritas Salford – which are vital for reducing isolation experienced among refugees – are now delivered virtually. Caritas Salford’s Director, Mark Wiggin, said: “Obviously there’s a great demand nationally for technology, but particularly with refugees there’s a huge demand and also because we’ve now switched a lot of our classes to virtual ones.  Donations left at church will be taken to CARITAS (Diocese of Salford).                                        

Monday 10th August.  St Laurence:   He was a deacon in Rome in the time of Pope Sixtus II.(257 AD)  He was responsible for the charitable work of the church.  When arrested he was asked for the treasure of the church:  his answer was to point to the poor and hungry, lepers and widows he served.  Tradition has it that he was killed by being roasted on a gridiron.
Tuesday 11th August. St Clare:  She was born in Assisi in 1193.  She followed St. Francis in his life of poverty and was the founder of the Order of Poor Clares.  She led a very austere life, and died in 1253.
Friday 14th August.  St Maximillian Mary Kolbe:  He was born in Poland in 1894; he became a Franciscan and was ordained priest.  He was arrested by the Nazis and was given hard labour in Auschwitz.  When a married man was chosen for execution, Maximillian volunteered to take his place.  He was killed by lethal injection in 1941.

An emergency help of £226,000 is to be rushed out to Beirut by ACN in the wake of the huge explosion yesterday (4th August).  At least 100 people were killed and 4,000 others were injured when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse exploded.  At least 100 people were killed and 4,000 others were injured. ACN Lebanon expert Father Samer Nassif, said that the Christian zone of Beirut was “completely devastated”, with at least 10 churches destroyed, 300,000 people, Christians and Muslims are homeless and many others suffering, with livelihoods “totally destroyed” by the blast.
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