Requiem for Paul Barnes

Dear friends, We want to let you know the details of the Requiem for our dear Paul Barnes. Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Paul at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Wilson Road.  Blackley  M9 8BG on Friday 19th January at 12.00 noon. Afterwords there will be the committal at Blackley Crematorium at 2.00pm. You are invited to remain with Clare, Jessica and Lucy and Tricia  and all the family at the Irish Centre.


Taste and See Family Mass

You are invited with family and friends to the first Taste and See Family Mass of the year at the Shrine on Sunday 14th January2018 starting with Mass at 3.30pm and followed by a shared meal and time to chat. Throughout this coming year we want to look at the development programme in Salford Diocese called ‘Hope in the Future’. This coincides with a year with Father Joseph Kentenich the founder of Schoenstatt in which we are asking how do we share in his charism and how can we reach out to others assisting them on their journey. Please also bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. Thank you Look forward to seeing you next Sunday


Covenant Mass in Advent

Today we are invited to ‘Rejoice in the Lord always…’ The Third Sunday in Advent sounds the bell of devoted joy – undivided in heart we turn to God in the great expectation of the gift of the Child Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem andon our Advent journey we await in hope  the fullness of time. In the octave before Christmas we celebrate Covenant Mass tomorrow, Monday 18th December 2017 and we would like to invite you to Mass at the Shrine at 7.30pm followed by our Advent Christmas celebration. You are welcome to bring a donation for our food and clothes bank. We look forward to seeing you at this Mass prepared by the Mount Carmel group and led by the St Edmund’s music group.


October Day Crowning

You are invited to the October Day on Sunday 1st October at the Shrine. You can arrive any time after 12.00 noon and bring a packed lunch with you. Holy Mass will be at 1.30pm followed by our afternoon programme which includes a programme for children. Bishop Arnold, Bishop of Salford, is expected by about 4.30pm and we will celebrate crowning our Lady in the Shrine with him. For more details click here. We look forward to seeing you on the day


Covenant Mass Monday 18th September 2017

Welcome to our Covenant Mass on Monday 18th September 2017 at 7.30pm at the Shrine. This celebration will be our final before we crown Our Lady on October 1st this year. We see each one of us as a jewel in the crown of our Lady – ‘you are precious in my eyes’. We crown Mary our Queen so that she will care for us and we can unite ourselves with her in pursuing her share in the interests of her Son, namely building God’s Kingdom and welcoming all to find their way to the heart of the Father. We want to become missionary disciples of the covenant of love, reaching out to many so that each may find their way home to the Father. Mary is invited to be queen of our homes and our families.

In 1968 Father Kentenich, the founder of Schoenstatt died  in the sacristy just after saying Mass in the church of the Blessed Trinity in Schoenstatt. During this coming year we want to look at how Father Kentenich wanted us to be apostles for our time, instruments in Mary’s hands, wining the world for Christ. Our women’s group are preparing the Mass. We look forward to seeing you.


Taste and See Mass on 10th September

Dear friends welcome to our Taste and See Mass at 3.30pm on Sunday 10th September at the Shrine. Hopefully you have had a good summer break and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Shrine as school starts back. For the crowning of Our Lady in October we have said ‘every love crowns’ and this is no more true than in the family. Spouses honour and respect each other and provide a safe and warm space for their children to learn love and respect for each other. Our love crowns and in a special way we ask our Lady to be Queen of our family. After mass we will have a shared meal. We invite you to bring donations for our food and clothes bank. Thank you.


Covenant Mass at the Shrine on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm

 Covenant Mass will be on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm at the Shrine and you are invited. Fr Pushpa will be the main celebrant and this will be his final Covenant Mass before leaving for the USA where he will be working with the Schoenstatt Family there.

We are preparing to crown Our Lady as Schoenstatt Queen of England and renew the pledge of loyalty taken on pilgrimage to Walsingham thirty year ago. Each household, all our families want to become the jewel in Mary’s crown and we want our Mother Mary to become the jewel in each of our home shrines . We look forward to seeing you as we journey towards this renewal on October Day, the blessing day anniversary of our Shrine on Sunday 1st October 2017. where we all be joined by our Bishop John Arnold.

Please come along with your family and bring a donation for our food and clothes bank.