Live Mass Streaming – Appeal from Father John

Following on from the Blessing of Palms on Palm Sunday, a second recording has now been made, centred on a short period of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament together with a reading from scripture and concluding with Benediction. The recording can now be viewed on Youtube on rcchurchesashton. I am most grateful once again to Paul Hurst for his time and dedication in producing this video.
Now that we have the Youtube facility, the intention is that from next weekend (2nd May) the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening will be recorded and uploaded onto the same channel in time for you to view it on Sunday morning. This will continue for a number of weeks until such a time as it is possible for us to live-stream Masses. However…
For us to be able to do so, I need everyone’s help, and I mean everyone. To livestream on Youtube we have to have a minimum of 1000 subscribers. So, when all of you who are able, view the latest recording, there will be a box for you to subscribe to rcchurchesashton and, as well as doing so yourselves, I need you to get all your family (mum, dad, children, aunties and uncles etc. etc.) to subscribe. Even if they have no intention of ever viewing it, they will be do a charitable work in possibly allowing someone else, who can’t otherwise do so, to join in the Mass. So, please do so straight away, and don’t put it off.

to access the Youtube channel and view the latest video, please click on the link below.

Please remember to SUBSCRIBE

Thank you

Father John

Good Friday Message From Archbishop Malcom

Click on the link above to read the message for Good Friday from our Archbishop Malcom McMahon

Sacramental programme postponed

In light of the current stipulation to close all churches for public worship, the decision has been taken to postpone the two First Holy Communion masses scheduled for June. In addition, the final preparation sessions scheduled for the end April/early June are also postponed.

it is hoped this programme can be completed later in the year should circumstances permit.

Important message from Father John updated 24th March

Dear All,
Despite our best efforts to keep the Churches open for people to be able to call in on their own, last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister has, unfortunately, made it impossible for us to continue to do so.
This has been followed up with an instruction from the Archbishop that all Churches are to remain closed, even for private prayer, until further notice, on the basis that this is giving cause for people to leave their homes and, 
most often, those who should not be doing so. I’d like to thank all those who helped, or offered to help, to keep the Churches open, and hope that, in the long run, this may be one of the benefits to come out of all of this.

To assist people at home, I offer the following information which I will repeat on this weekend’s newsletter. Please share with anyone whose address you may have:

1. The Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady in England has launched 27/4 live video streaming, featuring the Holy Mass offered three times daily. 
In addition to this, all night Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, Liturgy of the Hours, talks, Spiritual Reading and Divine Mercy Chaplet will also be shown.

Rather than directing people to multiple sources, this seems the most comprehensive, and can be accessed, for those with the internet, at
The full schedule is as follows

08.30 – Morning Prayer
09.30 – Holy Mass
10.30 – Talk
11.00 – Rosary
12.00 – Angelus and Holy Mass
Followed by Adoration until 3pm
15.00 – Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and Rosary
15.45 – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
16.00 – Spiritual Reading
17.00 – Vespers
18.00 – Angelus and Holy Mass in Latin
followed by Rosary
20.00 – Compline and Meditation
20.30 – All night Exposition

2. For anyone with Sky TV, EWTN on Channel 588 has a similar schedule with Mass at 12 noon each day.

3. Pope Francis at Sunday’s Angelus called for all of us to recite together the Our Father on Wednesday, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, at 11.00 a.m. (midday in Rome).
He also announced that he will hold a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Peter’s Square from 5.00 p.m. on Friday concluding with Benediction Urbi et Orbi through the media, 
to which will be attached the possibility of a plenary indulgence. 

4. Morning & Evening Prayer, the Readings of the Day, and other elements of the Liturgy of the Hours can be found 

5. Other resources for those unable to participate in the celebration Mass, for a Spiritual Communion, and in times of flu or viruses will be added to the website in due course.

And, finally, PRAY.

Many thanks.
God bless, and stay safe.
Fr John  





New Permanent Daily and Sunday Mass Times. From November 2019


New Sunday Mass time

With effect from Sunday 8th September Sunday mass will move to one single mass at 11.00am. There will no longer be mass celebrated at 8.30am and 10.30am on Sundays.

Synod 2020


An invitation from our Synod representative, Leanne Morgan-Hillam, to a gathering this Sunday,14th July ,after 10.30am mass in the Canons Hall. Refreshments provided. Come and join us to make a difference in our Archdiocese…
A preview of the questions are here to get you prepared:
Q1: Where in your everyday life do you experience love, truth, goodness, hope, and joy?
Q2: When you reflect on your life now, and as you look to the future, what causes you concern or worry?
Q3: What is the purpose of the Catholic Church in the world today?
Q4: Having reflected on these things, what are the topics you would like to see on the agenda of Synod 2020?
If you can’t make the date but would like to contribute, answer the above questions and put in a sealed envelope and post them in the labelled box at the back of church. Available from Tuesday pm.




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