Welcome to Our Catholic Churches in the Lune ValleyJoin us in Prayer during these difficult times
As we are all aware, we face difficult times both as a society and a church. Many things that we took for granted are no longer possible at this time. Many of our priests are over 70 and due to Covid-19 they are self-isolating. This means that there are fewer priests available to offer support at this time.
To protect as far as possible the few priests that are available, priests that were sharing houses have been asked to live in separate houses. To accommodate this Fr Darren Carden has moved from St Joseph’s Lancaster to reside at St Mary’s Hornby, he arrived on Sunday 16th March.
We know as of last week all public acts of worship where suspended until further notice. However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation. Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion: this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days. These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday, and indeed every day.
Join the daily rhythm of prayer in the parish
To help us to achieve this in our own parishes Fr Darren will be celebrating Mass each day at 9 am at St Mary’s Hornby without a congregation. To further help us to be united in prayer at this time, he will also have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 am till 9:00 am and he will also pray the Rosary each evening at 6:00 pm.
Please see the Weekly Blog below, and the calendar, for updates of prayer intentions and other news.
Join us live for Mass from St Mary’s Church in Hornby.
Our weekly news – details of Holy Week resources, Palm Crosses, Dispensation from obligations, online masses, and those who need our prayers.
Join us for Mass from St Mary’s Church, Hornby on Zoom.
Join in the responses, see your friends and participate in the Mass in real time.
Fr Darren will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 am. You are invited to join the Zoom meting space early, so that we can get everyone sitting comfortably before we begin.
All you have to do is click here then follow the instructions on your screen. There is no need to download the Zoom app unless you want to, or you’re using Safari which it seems not to like much. You can click on the bit that says “If nothing prompts from browser, click here to launch the meeting”
If it asks you for meeting ID (it shouldn’t) or password, they’re here:
Meeting ID: 655 211 997
Make sure you select the Computer or Internet audio options so you can hear what’s going on.
I’ll be there at 8:30 am to talk you through any problems you may have, but you’ll find it fairly simple. iPads aren’t as easy as laptops, but get there early and we’ll get you in.
St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hornby
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Hornby is the home of our Parish Priest, Canon Luiz Ruscillo. It’s the oldest, but smallest, of our three churches.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kirkby Lonsdale is tucked away in Back Lane, behind the Market Square. It’s well worth the search!
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church, Caton
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church in Caton is a chapel of ease for the Hornby parish. It’s sometimes called the Railway Church, not just because it’s in Station Road.
Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley
The Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley are situated in the lovely countryside of the Diocese of Lancaster. We welcome you to our website and hope to see you at Mass and other devotions in Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale.
Weekday mass times are subject to change – please see the latest newsletter. It has up-to-date information about our services and you can find out what’s going on in our busy parishes this week.
Please visit the individual pages of the three churches for information about special devotions: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, morning prayer and ecumenical prayers.