Latest News

10th July 2013 – A New Parish:

From next Weekend 20/21 July, the parish of Our Lady of Furness (ie St. Mary’s, Holy Family & St Pius) will be canonically merged with Sacred Heart and St. Columba’s to form one parish, called “Our Lady of Furness”.

Weekend Mass times in our new parish (from 20th July) will be:

Saturday Vigil Mass – 5:30pm at St. Mary’s,

Sunday – 9am Holy Family, 9:30am St. Columba’s, 11am Sacred Heart, 11am St. Mary’s and 5:30pm St. Mary’s.

Mass Times & Other Important Information:

It is very difficult at the moment to plan, arrange and confirm events too far into the future, however we will try our best to keep you informed of news and events through this newsletter, and notices in the entrance to both churches.

We will try to arrange at least one weekday Mass each week but there is also a daily Mass at St. Mary’s church, Duke Street at 12:10pm.

It is our intention to keep the churches open during the days if you wish to drop by and say a prayer or light a candle for Fr. Bernard.

20th May 2013

The parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Columba with St. Patrick, deeply regret to announce the sudden death of our parish priest, Father Bernard Woods.image

May Father Bernard rest in the peace of the Lord, whom he loved and served.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him, May he rest in peace, Amen.

We will let you know any further information as soon as it is available.

With thanks to Ciaran Trainor for posting this photo on his Facebook page

29th May 2013 – Fr Bernard’s Funeral Arrangements

The funeral of Fr Bernard will take place this week at St. Columba’s with the reception of his body and Deanery Mass on Thursday 29th at 7:00pm followed by a Requiem Mass on Friday at 11:30am

All of the current information has been posted on the events page and appears in the list at the top right hand side of each page.



6 Responses to Latest News

  1. Anita Jackson says:

    RIP Fr Woods – what a sad loss to us all, and yes the photo Ciaran posted was lovely to see.

    Anita Jackson (nee Ducie)

  2. Dave Coram says:

    With heartfelt condolences and our ongoing prayers for Father Bernard, his family, friends and the congregations of Sacred Heart and St. Columba with St. Patrick – from all within the South Barrow Team Ministry.

  3. John J Hargreaves says:

    Sad loss, but happy memories of his many years with us at Our Lady & St Edwards, Fulwood, Preston. Always smiling; reminded me of Eric Morecambe when I first met him! rarely missed the monthly parish walks; all the school kids loved him. He will always be in our thoughts; a truly good person.
    John (& Linda) Hargreaves

  4. dianne moser says:

    may you rest in peace father woods you will be sadly missed. my son thought you were a very nice man and was over the moon when father gave him a complement when he played the violin at his grandads funeral

  5. Jane Rainford says:

    RIP Fr Woods, you will be truly missed by all
    Jane Rainford

  6. Rev. Andy Batchelor says:

    So sad to lose Fr Woods – I had just begun to get to know him having started as the vicar of St Mary’s just this year. Prayers for all who grieve his loss.
    Rev. Andy Batchelor.

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