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  • Here in Salford (both the City and the Diocese) we continue to be in an area where the prevalence of the virus is still strong and so Bishop John is urging us, having established very good practices in the use of our churches, to change little for the time being. This is sound advice and so we will not be making any dramatic or speedy changes here in Our Lady of Hope Parish. We will look carefully at things in the coming weeks and only lift our restrictions when we judge it is safer to do so.
  • In particular those attending services in our churches are asked to continue to follow the instructions of our stewards, to continue to wear facemasks (unless exempt), to maintain social distancing and to sanitise their hands on entry.  
  • The Bishops' Conference have issued a statement entitled Sunday - it is our Day in which they reaffirm that the Sunday Obligation cannot be safely restored at this point, though they hope it might be possible by the First Sunday of Advent.
  • Masses in our two churches continue at our usual Mass times as indicated on our newsletter with numbers allowed up to the safe capacity of the church.
  • Masses held at St Luke's church are live streamed on our Facebook page.
  • Funerals can be held at our churches, with numbers of mourners allowed up to the safe capacity of the church.
  • For information about Baptisms please click here

Faith Formation

Information about Baptism, other Sacraments, RCIA and the ongoing faith journey of our parish

Hope In The Future

Hope in the Future is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.

Community

We have many active groups in the Parish with interests and activities for all ages

Online Donations

Information on how to donate securely to Our Lady of Hope parish on-line

Mass Times & Services

Please refer to the latest newsletter (below) for Mass times this week.

Livestream Masses are viewed from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ourladyofhopesalford/

Musical Advent Calendar



We invite you to take part in this year's adevent calendar. It may be a Christmas carole or song or even a poem. Perhaps do this together with family or friends and send us your video to communications@ourladyofhope.org.uk or send by WhatsApp to 07484 747635

Children's Liturgy



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Parish Census

We are asking for your help in putting together a basic Parish Census. This will give us a more accurate picture of the age profile of our parish and will assist us in communicating with parishioners. During the period of pandemic there were many people we could not keep in contact with simply because we did not have their details. The information you provide will be stored securely. It will only be accessible to the priests in the parish or shared with those who are assisting them with particular aspects of parish life. Please provide the basic information we are seeking for your household either using the paper copies of the census form (being distributed in church  or online at http://www.ourladyofhope.org.uk/index.asp?t=census

Newsletters & Downloads

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The “mission chart” represents the various aspects of our parish life and contains three references to the Gospel: Matthew 13:31-32, Mark 4:26-29 and Matthew 25:31-46. The three together help us to understand different dimensions of our parish life:

  • The first is the parable of the mustard seed. Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed which becomes the greatest of shrubs so that the birds of the air come and “make nests in its branches”. We learn that our parish must be a place where those who need to can come and take shelter, can find a home, protection, peace from the challenges of life. It is so important that we build community to allow this. But this cannot be all we do.
  • In Mark 4:26-29 Jesus also teaches that the Kingdom of God is “as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground...and the seed should sprout and grow”. A large part of our energy has to be focused on this aspect of the Kingdom to ensure the faith is passed on to future generations.
  • Finally, Jesus teaches us that our relationship with Him is expressed in what we do to the “least of my brethren” (Matthew 25:31-46). Having received the gift of faith and knowledge of God’s love for us, we give it back to Him by serving Him in others, especially those most in need.
  • All of this comes together at Sunday Mass. As we get to know Him, we learn of His love for us and we gather to praise Him and allow Him to nourish us before going out to build community and serve others. This is all represented on the chart above. The red areas represent how we get to know God, the blue how we praise Him and the green how we serve Him.

You are this parish and each of these areas needs parishioners to be involved if they are going to thrive. Please consider offering yourself to get involved in at least one of the areas listed on the final page of this booklet. 

COP26 Bishop John's Prayer

Bishop John is inviting people across the diocese to dedicate this Sunday as a special day of prayer to mark the opening of the COP26 climate change conference.

Emerging from Lockdown

At the PACT meeting on Wednesday, we discussed how we might implement some of the new national guidance whilst still being cautious. We outline the steps being taken

Vaccinations

Bishop John is urging all adults, who are able to do so, to be vaccinated. Pope Francis has reminded people of the duty to be vaccinated if they are able.

Lockdown Roadmap

On Monday (19 July) we reach Step 4 of the Government's roadmap for coming out of lockdown. Whilst this means there will no longer be legal restrictions imposed upon us, it does not mean that everything is now safe and back to normal.

Parish History



Tour St Luke's



You can take a tour of St Luke's from the comfort of your armchair with Google Streetview

Tour Ss Peter & Paul



Take a tour of Ss Peter & Paul's Church on-line. Using Google Streetview you can take a walk around the inside and then down to the grotto