22 SUNDAY Third after Epiphany, semidouble, second prayers of the BVM, third prayers for the Church or the Pope. Green. First Vespers of the Espousals of the BVM, commemoration of the Sunday and of St Emerentiana, Virgin Martyr. White.
23 Monday The Espousals of the BVM, greater double. Second prayers of St Emerentiana, Virgin Martyr, Creed, Preface of the BVM. White. Plenary Indulgence.
24 Tuesday St Timothy, Bishop Martyr, double. Red.
25 Wednesday The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle, greater double. Second prayers of St Peter, Creed, Preface of the Apostles. White. [In Diocese of Liverpool, third prayers for the Bishop.]
26 Thursday St Polycarp, Bishop Martyr, double. Red.
27 Friday St John Chrysostom, Bishop Confessor Doctor, double. Creed. White. Abstinence.
28 Saturday St Raymund of Pennafort, Confessor, semidouble. Second prayers of St Agnes, Virgin Martyr, third prayers of the BVM. White.
This is the first of only five Sundays this year when the priest will wear Green.
The parish of St Mary Bacup is served by the Rev Henry M J Mulvany. Sunday masses are at 9.30 and 11.00. Baptisms are at 2.00., Churching at 2.30. Rosary, catechism and instruction at 3.00. Vespers, lecture and Benediction at 6.30. On Holydays Mass is at 9.00 and Rosary and Benediction are at 8.00 pm. Weekday Mass is at 9.00.
The parish of Our Immaculate Mother and St Anselm Whitworth is served by the Rev John Millward. Sunday masses are at 8.30 and 10.30. Baptisms are at 2.00, instruction at 3.30 and Compline at 6.30. On Holydays masses are at 5.00 and 8.00. There is an evening service at 7.30. On weekdays Mass is at 8.00. Churchings are after Mass on Mondays. On Thursdays, rosary, instruction and Benediction is at 7.30pm. Confessions on Sunday at 3.30, and for children on Friday evening. The Holy Sacrifice is offered once a week in this Church for its benefactors.
In 2017 the two parishes have been combined and are served by the Rev Fr Frank Thorpe MA. Anticipated Sunday Mass is at St Mary’s at 5.30 pm on Saturday, and on Sunday at 10.30 at St Anselm. Weekday Mass is at St Anselm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.15, and on Friday at 11.00 at ST Mary’s. Exposition at St Anselm from 8.45 to 9.15 on Thursdays. Confession at St Mary’s Saturday evening from 5.00 to 5.15 and at St Anselm on request.