The Parish of St. Gabriel & All the Angels with St. John the Baptist

Our Spiritual Programme

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Let us pray for those Christians who are persecuted and are dying for their faith.

OUR BISHOP INVITES US

Bishop John Arnold invites us to pray after Communion see his suggestions on the Diocese website: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey

 

PRAYER FOR FAMILIES

O God, behold our family here, listen to our prayer & grant us your perfect peace and protection. Strengthen in each a renewed sense of respect, love & forgiveness.  Pour love & peace into my heart & grant me the vision to recognise you in everyone around me. Help me to love others as you love us. So that peace and harmony begin with me & with my family. Amen.

 

 

PARISHIONERS IN HOSPITAL

Ring the Hospital Chaplain and leave a message with the name of the patient and the ward.

Springhill Hospice - 01706 649230

Royal Oldham Hospital - 0160 627 8796

Fairfield Hospital: Fr. Starkey - 07979 351744

North Manchester General Hospital - 0161 720 2293

The Christie - 0161 446 3097

Let Fr. Michael know when you are home so a visit can be arranged by a Special Minister of the Eucharist.

 

GARDENERS

Please would you come and help tidy the St John’s grounds             Contact Sr Noel

If anyone can join a rota to cut the grass on Wednesdays at the Parish House, St Gabriel's Presbytery, please let Fr Michael know.

 

 

 

SPONSORED FLOWERS

Should you wish to sponsor a floral arrangement at St John’s please complete an envelope from the narthex with desired details and put into the collection bag.                   Thank You the St John’s “Flower Ladies”.

Please complete an envelope  to sponsor flowers  at St Gabriel’s  labelling it with your intention.  Thank You for Your Support of the Décor of the Church.

Please note no flowers in Lent.

 

SPONSORED SANCTUARY LIGHTS

Remember a loved one or mark a celebration by sponsoring the lights that burn for each week on the Sanctuary.  Envelopes  on the notice boards at the back of both churches.

 

 

LOURDES CHILDREN’S AND FAMILIES GROUP

Families, many with sick or disabled children, who travel to Lourdes together as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage giving mutual support and following our additional Pilgrimage programme.  Any family wishing to travel to Lourdes please contact Diocesan Pilgrimage Office.

 

LEGION OF MARY                         

Meet once a week after the Saturday 12 noon Mass.If you would like to join them or if you would like a visit see Dorothy Monaghan. 

PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE

On Thursdays at 7pm at the Franciscan Convent 3 Clifford Street, Rochdale.   Come to a deeper prayerful, understanding of the readings at Mass.

 

 

 

Contact Information

Saint Gabriel & the Angels Catholic Church

Smalley Street
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3EB

Tel: 01706 631973

Meeting times

Masses for the week commencing Sunday 1st August

 

Sunday:

9.15am @ St. John's 11.00am @

St. Gabriel's                                       

 

Monday & Thursday: 10.00am @ St. John's

 

Tuesday & Friday: 9.15am @ St. Gabriel's

 

Saturday: 12 noon @ St. John's

 

Please see the section on 'Guidance Notes" for information regarding attending Masses at St. Gabriel's and St. John's under Covid-19 restrictions

 

Baptisms by appointment: please liaise with Fr. Michael

Weddings by appointment: a minimum of six months notice is required

 

 

 

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