26 SUNDAY Fourth of Lent, Violet. Vespers of the Sunday, suffrages. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle commemoration in Mass of the Octave of St Cuthbert. First Vespers of St Cuthbert with commemoration of the Sunday. White. In Diocese of Plymouth, First Vespers of St Patrick (Meruit supremos), commemoration of the Sunday. White.]
27 Monday Feria. Violet.
28 Tuesday Feria. Violet.
29 Wednesday Feria. Violet.
30 Thursday Feria. Violet.
31 Friday The Most Precious Blood of OUR LORD, greater double. Creed. Preface of the Cross. Red. Plenary Indulgence.
1 Saturday Feria. Violet. [In dioceses of Clifton, St David’s and Newport, and Plymouth, principal Mass of the BVM, Gloria, one prayer and Creed; Litany of the BVM and Benediction. White.]
From this time to 8 July suffrages are not said. The Crosses and Images are covered with purple veils till Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
The parish of St Mary Chorley is served by the Revs John Aylward and John O’Meara. On Sundays Mass is at 8.00, 9.15 and 10.45. Baptisms are at 1.30. Catechism is at 3.00. Rosary, Sermon and Benediction at 6.30 except for first Sunday when Way of the Cross and Benediction are at 6.30. On Holydays Mass at 4.45 (yes, 4.45) and 10.00. Weekday Mass at 8.00 and 8.30. On Thursday Instruction, Rosary and Benediction at 7.30 pm.
In 2017 the parish is served by Fr Francis Marsden, supported by Deacon Norman Arrowsmith. Anticipated Mass on Saturday at 6.15. On Sundays Mass is at at 8.00 and 10.30. Catechesis for Year Four 11.45 to 12.45. At 4.00 pm Holy Hour – Adoration, Evening Prayer and Benediction. Weekday Mass at 12.00 but see bulletin. Morning Prayer at 9.30 Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 8.40 on Wednesday. Rosary after Mass Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Friday at 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross, Benediction and Holy Communion. Confessions on Saturday 11.00 to 11.45.