This Week 19 - 26 June 2022

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 26 June
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
10.30 am Mass
(Sarah Boardman)
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Mary Howard)

8.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village
Monday 27 June7.00 pm Prayer Group
Tuesday 28 June
St Irenaeus
12.30 pm Funeral Mass
(Audrey Margaret Corcoran)
Wednesday 29 June
Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul
11.00 am Mass
(The Parishioners)
9.15 am School Mass
(Brenda Malone)

7.00 pm Mass
(Michael Wood)
Thursday 30 JuneNo Mass today

7.00 pm Novena
Friday 1 July8.30 am Mass
(People of Warrington)

Warrington Walking Day
Saturday 2 July4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Gary O'Donnell)
Sunday 3 July
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
10.30 am Mass
(Ian Buist - 90th Birthday)
8.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village

Quick Links

News & Information


This Week’s Newsletter:    26-06-22

Catholic Pictorial:    News – Catholic Pic   

Newsletter from Irenaeus:    Newsletter june 2022 final

Public Health Bulletin:    Campaign Bulletin June 2022

Pastoral Development News:    PD 2022 June 26 – 13th Sunday OT

Ecumenical News:    Ecumenical NewsBrief 2022


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Covid-19 Updates
Covid-19 Protocols
Pastoral Plan
Parish Finance
Domestic Abuse
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Family Life
Animal Welfare



Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: How you can help

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal updated  (14 March)

Please note:  the collection of practical items is paused for now (25 March)

Prayers for Ukraine



For the most up to date, reliable, medical and scientific updates, I recommend:

Dr John Campbell:    Dr. John Campbell – YouTube

Zoe Covid Study with Professor Tim Spector:    ZOE – YouTube


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS (updated 25 June 2022)

1)  Face coverings

The UK is currently experiencing a new wave of Covid-19.  At the time of writing, there are about 225,000 infections a day which equates to roughly one in every twenty-seven people.  Therefore, I recommend the wearing of face coverings during Sunday Mass.  At this stage, this is simply a recommendation rather than a requirement.  Recent studies show that face coverings do significantly reduce the risk of transmission, so I think it’s wise advice given the number of people who gather in church at the weekend.  I’m not concerned about weekday Mass because there are far fewer people in church on those days.

2)  Sanitising hands

It is recommended that we continue to observe good hand hygiene.  Therefore, please continue to use the sanitiser available when you enter church.

3)  Social distancing

There is no longer a need for formal social distancing in church buildings, although I ask you to be sensitive to the needs of others around you.

Finally, if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, then you should stay at home and not come to church.

Parish Office

The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.  Telephone:  (01925) 630127    Email:  [email protected] 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confession is available on request or by appointment.

Private Prayer

St Benedict’s is open for private prayer, Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 4.00 pm.  Both churches are also open 30 minutes before each Mass.

Communion at Home

If you are no longer able to come to church and would like to receive communion at home, please contact the Parish Office on 630127.

Care of the Sick & Dying

Fr John Schofield and I continue to cover the hospital.  If you are concerned about a loved one, please ask the hospital to page us and we will attend as soon as possible.  Similarly, if you’re worried about a loved one in a care home, please ask the care home to contact us directly.

Many thanks,
Fr Dave




Pastoral Letter:    pastoral_letter_first_sunday_advent_2021

Pastoral Plan Website:

Pastoral Plan Overview:    overview-of-the-pastoral-plan-final

Synod One Year On:    Synod – One year on – YouTube



There are four ways you can support the parish financially:

1) By giving to the Sunday Collection at the end of Mass.

2) By standing order.  You can download a form here:


3) One-off and regular donations to the Parish can be made online here:

4) Text giving is also available for both one-off and regular donations:




If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.  If you call 999 from a mobile and cannot speak, press 55 and this will connect you to the police.

National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 or

Practical Booklet on Domestic Abuse:




Useful resources from Public Health England and The Mental Health Foundation:




Contacts for support:

Warrington Council have a great website:


New 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
People of all ages, including children and young people, living in Warrington who are experiencing a mental health crisis can access support through a new, 24/7, mental health crisis line:  0800 051 1508  (This is a FREE number)


Those living with Dementia and their Carers

The Archdiocese has provided links to resources which may be helpful for those living with dementia and their carers:



Dementia Prayer Week | RP Books


Additional Resources:

Sleep problems during the current pandemic:


The importance of laughter in our daily lives:


Relaxation techniques:





Messy Church for Children:

Books for Parents and Children to read together:






Warrington Animal Welfare

Website:    Warrington Animal Welfare

Telephone:    01925 748638  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Email:    [email protected]

Lucky Hens Rescue


Lucky Hens Rescue is a non profit organisation that rescues hens that are going to be slaughtered and tries to rehome them.  A few parishioners have adopted hens and alerted me to the charity.  You can read more here:

Lucky Hens Rescue – Lucky Hens Rescue – Non Profit Organisation – Based in Ince, Wigan


Fr Dave's Blog

Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 26 June 2022


Sun 13c


Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 13C)

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Sunday 13C)

Reflection on the Readings:   prego-sunday-13-otc-2022


CAFOD’s Prayer for Ukraine

Loving God,
We pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid,
that you will be close to them and protect them.

We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

We pray for the world
that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity
to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways
so that peace and justice
become a reality for the people of Ukraine
and for all the world.



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God bless,
Fr Dave

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