Our Lady & St Patricks

Welcome 

To the Parish of Our Lady and St Patrick's
with St Mary & St John Southworth (Samlesbury)
in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, England


Outside of St Pat's from cemetery

  Serving Walton-le-Dale, 

near Preston, since 1855


VOLUNTEER STEWARDS TO ENABLE THE
RE-OPENING OF OUR CHURCHES


We would all like our churches to be open for private prayer, however, to enable this to happen we need volunteers to come forward, willing to go on a rota to supervise the visitation of churches.
If and when we are able to open, Father has agreed it will be for three days initially – Sunday, Wednesday & Friday, from 10am until 12noon. (These days and times will be assessed and altered if necessary.)
 
You will already be aware that the Diocese has sent out the call for volunteers to act as Stewards, to assist in the safe re-opening of churches in light of the current coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), in order to guarantee a caring supervision of people and to ensure their safety within our churches when they are open.
 
There are a few instructions from the Diocese we have to adhere to before we can consider opening and these are set out below;
  • A Steward must be either currently DBS cleared (if they hold a role in the parish) or be Volunteer Registered with the Diocese before they can be accepted.
  • Online safeguarding training in relation to hygiene is available online via the Diocese.
  • Finally, the Diocese is asking each volunteer to sign a declaration confirming they are not excluded from performing the role.

After 3 months of shutdown our churches will need volunteer parishioners to do a full clean before we can reopen.

 Stewards will need to prepare of the church for those who wish to enter for private prayer only and, ensure that the official guidance on social distancing and use of hand sanitizer is adhered to.

 If you have time and would like to volunteer, please contact by text our Parish Safeguarding Representative:  Bernadette Loffler 0788 4465424 (Phone if you don’t have a mobile phone} for further information.


Please continue to make your Offertory donation to God and our Parish each week. This can be done during the present situation either by putting aside your offering each week and bringing it all to church once life is normalised again or, you might consider setting-up a STANDING ORDER with your bank for a monthly amount. 

You may view and print-off a STANDING ORDER MADATE for either 

St Mary's, Samlesbury  HERE

or St Patrick's, Walton-le-Dale HERE


GIFT AID YOUR DONATION

here


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Saints Peter & Paul - Apostles

                               28th June 2020

               LORD'S DAY AT HOME CELEBRATION

                                                view here

ARCHBISHOP'S LETTER ON
RECOMMENCEMENT OF HOLY MASS

view here


PARISH SUPPORT NETWORK

If you would like to join this Parish WhatsApp group

email Fr Philip at:  parish.catholic@gmail.com  giving your Name, address & mobile number and he will make you a participant. 

You need to download the WhatsApp app onto your mobile phone first if you haven't already got it.


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  • Walton-le-Dale
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