There are many ways to get involved - from joining together at Mass to assisting with the running of the Parish and joining in our activity groups
Masses are now being streamed twice a day. These are streamed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ourladyofhopesalford/
This Week's mass times
Sunday 9.30am & 11am
Monday to Saturday 9am & 7.30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Live streamed). 10am to 10.30am & 6.30pm to 7pm.
Stations of the Cross by the artist Harold Riley
A series of ink, pencil and wash drawings created in 2003 in the form of a series of framed triptych images, located in the church of St. Luke's, Irlams o’the Height, Salford.
A DVD of The Stations of the Cross and prayer cards are available from the Riley Educational Foundation Gallery, Salford Quays
Join CAFOD for children's liturgy on Sunday at 10am, singing hosanna and reflecting on Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem. Sign up now (for this and future weeks) and find the accompanying activity sheet: cafod.org.uk/Education/Chil
Downloads with games and things to draw and colour for this week's Gospel
Fr David’s Palm Sunday Reflection
Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the central week in the Church’s year. The week on which our faith depends as we move from the entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem to great acclaim; his betrayal; the Last Supper; the terrible events of Good Friday and finally the joy of the new life of Easter Sunday. Today our week starts with the excitement of the entry into Jerusalem, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” All seems to be going well. The disciples thinking, no doubt, that Jesus was being accepted. That was to change so quickly, becoming on Good Friday the shouts of “Crucify him.” That is not the end of the story. We pass through the crucifixion to the new life of the Resurrection. The event which makes us a special people; a great family of those who live with the life of Christ. As we experience the terrible events of Good Friday we have an additional sadness at the heart of our Holy Week, because we cannot come together and must celebrate this week either as individuals or as small family groups. Our Lord seeks our presence, our support in this week above all others and we cannot give it in the usual way but we have to meet this year as the domestic Church, meeting as so many Christians have before us, usually because of persecution, in our own homes. Although we cannot come together physically let us keep our parish family together in our hearts and our prayers. Where two or three meet together the Lord tells us he is in our midst and for those of us on our own we can be certain of his presence also. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
At the Deanery conference this morning it was agreed that the Deanery Station Masses for the remainder of Lent should be cancelled. Therefore there will be no Mass at St Mark's church tomorrow evening. Please let anyone know that was planning to go. At St Luke's, we will revert to having the usual Parish Mass on Wednesdays at 7pm at St Luke's, starting tomorrow and continuing as normal thereafter. We will also have the 7am Mass tomorrow followed by adoration at St Luke's, as we have been doing during Lent.
You can take a tour of St Luke's from the comfort of your armchair with Google Streetview
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