26 QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY semidouble. Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free for the priest to choose. Violet. Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday, suffrages. [In dioceses of Westminster and Southwark collection for the Orphanages.]
27 Monday Feria. Second prayers of the Dead. Third prayers A Cunctis. Violet.
28 Tuesday Feria. Violet.
1 Ash-Wednesday Feria. Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers Omnipotens. Preface of Lent (until Passion Sunday, except when otherwise directed). Violet. FAST.
v The FAST of LENT is to be continued till Easter on all days except Sundays, on which ABSTINENCE is to be observed, unless Dispensation be granted. The time for complying with the obligation of PASCHAL COMMUNION commences on ASH-WEDNESDAY, and continues till LOW SUNDAY inclusively.
2 Thursday St Chad, Bishop Confessor, double. White. [In Diocese of Beverley Plenary Indulgence. In Diocese of Birmingham, Titular of the Cathedral, double of the first class.]
v On all festivals in Lent a commemoration of the feria is made, and its Gospel read at the end of Mass.
3 Friday The Crown of Thorns of OUR LORD, greater double. Creed, Preface of the Cross. Red. Plenary Indulgence.
4 St Casimir, Confessor, semidouble. Third prayers of St Lucius Pope Martyr. White.
The Indulgence begins.
The parish of St Chad on Cheetham-road Manchester is served by the Revv William J Sheehan (Missionary Rector), Seth Henry Clarkson and James Hayes. Mass on Sunday at 8.00, 9.00 and 10.00, and High Mass with sermon at 11.00. Baptisms at 4.00. Vespers, sermon and Benediction at 6.30. Mass in workhouse at 9.00. On Holydays Mass at 7.00, 8.30 and 10.00. Sermon and Benediction at 7.30 pm. On weekdays Mass at 7.30 and 8.15. Catechism, Instruction and Benediction on Thursday at 7.30 pm. Confessions on Monday and Friday from 4.30 to 11.30 pm and on Saturday from 3.30 to 11.00 pm, on eves of Holydays from 4.00 to 10.00 pm. Churchings on Monday morning at 8.30. Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings of Advent and Lent. Confraternities of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Living Rosary, Purgatorian Society, a branch of the SVP and a Young Men’s Society. The large schools in connection with this church are conducted by the Nuns of Notre Dame and the Xaverian Brothers.
In 2017 St Chad’s is served by the Oratorian Fathers. On Sundays Low Mass at 8.00, Solemn Mass at 11.30, EF Low Mass at 4.45. Solemn Vespers and Benediction at 4.00. Monday to Friday Mass at 7.00 and 5.30 pm. On Saturday Mass at 11.00. Anticipated Mass on Saturday at 4.00 in St Luke’s Chapel at North Manchester General Hospital. Mass on Wednesday at 12.00 in St Raphael’s Chapel North Manchester General Hospital. Mass on Saturday at 9.30 in St Joseph’s Chapel, Moston Cemetery. On Bank Holidays Mass at 10.00 am, and Requiem Mass at 11.00 at Moston Cemetery. On First Friday in term time Sung Mass at 1.45 pm with schoolchildren from Years 3, 4, 5,and 6. Confessions before Mass on Sunday morning and during EF Mass, 4.45 to 5.15 on weekdays, 11.30 to 12.30 and 7.00-8.00 pm on Saturdays. 9.40 to 10.00 on Bank Holidays. Devotions to St Philip and Silent Prayer after evening Mass on Monday. Silent Prayer after evening Mass Tuesday to Friday. Sung Vespers after the evening Mass on Feast Days. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction Saturdays from 7.00 to 8.00.