Welcome to St Agnes’ Eccleston, despite the lockdown weekly newsletters are available here to allow parishioners to keep up to date with the church. The readings and a reflection are also available here.

Our Parish council held a virtual meeting this week. The minutes of which can be found here.

Although we are unable to gather together at present, please do continue to pray together on a Sunday, including prayer for our church community and the needs of those in the wider community.

CAN YOU HELP?

It isn’t too late to help – could you encourage the fundraising committee in their final week to keep walking? Any donation would be gratefully accepted. If you would like to help out please contact Sue Green on suegr2000@yahoo.co.uk or 07799826361 or leave donations at church marked “sponsored walk”.

Despite the changeable weather those taking part in the “Walk for Water” sponsored walk continue to do well. Most of our number have reached the 10000 steps per day target each day in lent. Come rain or shine you are likely to find our parishioners tramping the streets to raise money to be split between the CAFOD appeal and church funds. Our youngest participant (8 years old) is often to be found running laps of the house before bedtime to ensure he is on target!

Would you be able to help either by offering sponsorship to keep those involved going?

CHURCH RE-OPENING

As you may have noticed on the newsletter we now have a date for the re-opening of church and we are delighted that it is just in time for Easter. The services of the Easter Triduum will go ahead.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm

GOOD FRIDAY: Commemoration of the Passion at 3pm

HOLY SATURDAY: Easter Vigil at 8pm

EASTER SUNDAY: Mass at 10am

This year should have been the Synod meeting for which we have been preparing. This has been postponed but we do have some documents to read and contemplate which can be found here, along with further links information provided by the archdiocese.

As has been mentioned often on recent bulletins the church has lost out financially over the period of Covid -19, income has reduced considerably and we are all being asked to ensure we keep up with our weekly offerings. If you are not currently able to attend church, weekly offerings can be given via standing order, the form is available for download here and can be dropped in at the presbytery. If any parishioners require a hard copy of the form, please contact Fr. Michael and delivery will be arranged.

Live streaming of mass remains availabe from some of local churches – 9.30 Sunday Mass from St Teresas Penwortham here and 9.30, 11.00 and 18.30 Sunday Mass from St Gregorys Chorley here. Daily mass is also available from St Gregorys. A recording of mass to be watched at any time is available here.