Church

Sick Calls

Please do not hesitate to call the parish priest at the presbytery on 0161 248 8836 or 0161 224 1498 at any time, day or night if you are worried about someone’s illness. Catholics have a serious duty to call for their priest if they believe someone is in danger of dying. For those who receive Holy Communion regularly, the following items are useful to prepare:

  • A table or flat surface, covered with a cloth and standing crucifix
  • Two candles or votive lights
  • Holy Water
  • A small glass or finger-bowl containing ordinary water, with a finger-cloth or paper tissue. Relatives and friends often find these items extremely helpful as they remind them an important Guest has been invited. However, there is no need to worry if you don’t have them – they are not essential.