Welcome to the Parish of Saint Catherine of Alexandria here in Lydiate.
Our Parish comprises the churches of Our Lady’s and St. Gregory the Great, and we’re proud of our two Parish Primary Schools; St. Gregory the Great and St. John Bosco. Our Parish community was established in 2018 under the title of St. Catherine due to the historic presence of the Catholic Community in these parts and directly symbolised in the monument of Saint Catherine’s Chapel.
As a community, we strive to live out the Gospel in our day-to-day lives, inspired by our community celebrations of Mass and other forms of prayer. We believe that it is because He loved us first that we are able to love one another, and so, as an outward-looking community, we see our purpose as we meet Christ in our neighbour and support the local community in whatever ways we can.
|Sat 1st April||4.30pm St Gregory's||Bill Campball birthday remembrance|
|Sun 2nd April||9.30am Our Lady's||People of the parish|
|11.00am St Gregory's||Karen Worthington anniversary
|Mon 3rd April||9.00am Our Lady's||Kath & Mike Quirk thansgiving|
|2.00pm St Gregory's||Funeral service for the late Elizabeth Routledge
|Tue 4th April||9.00am St Gregory's||Emma O'Donnell|
|Thu 6th April||7.00pm Prayer Garden||Mass of the Lord's supper - Priests Intentions|
|Fri 7th April||3.00pm Prayer Garden||Solemn Passion|
|Sat 8th April||8.00pm Prayer Garden||Easter Vigil - People of the parish|
Sun 9th April
|9.30am Our Lady's||Job, Theresa & Angela Witter|
|11.00am St Gregory's||Danny Coll
Archbishop Malcolm has approved the launch of an Archdiocesan urgent and major appeal to support Ukraine.
Anyone wanting to make a financial donation can do so by texting the numbers below:
(Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.)
Financial donations can also be made by bank transfer and by cheque as follows:
By bank transfer to: Account name: Archdiocese of Liverpool Sort code: 40-29-12 Account no: 01551493 Reference: Help Ukraine
By cheque made payable to 'Archdiocese of Liverpool' and with 'Help Ukraine' written on the reverse side of the cheque. The cheques can be sent to the finance department at St Margaret Clitherow Centre.
All donations will be sent to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London.
We are now in a position where we can open our collection points for donations to Ukraine.
We have partnered with the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Sambir-Drohobych in the Lviv region of western Ukraine as their Bishop Hryhoriy (Gregory) Komar has previously been taught by one of our priests, Father Francis Marsden, while he was studying for the priesthood.
We have been in direct communication with the Bishop and he has requested the specific items outlined in the poster at the back of church and below:
We are collecting the following items to donate to Ukraine:
Please note, as the delivery chain is currently at capacity, we are exploring various options for delivery. In the unlikely event that we are unable to supply these items to Ukraine, all goods will go to a local charity.