Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Bolton

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey

About Us

Contains an overview of what’s going on in our parish

Sunday Readings

How the Sunday Mass Scripture Readings are arranged.


Offers some thoughts about prayer and lists basic and some popular prayers

The Mass

Some articles about the liturgy of the Mass

Gospel Readings

Matthew - Cycle A Matthew - Cycle A The Gospel according to Matthew was composed about the year 65 AD. According to tradition he was writing for a community of Jewish Christians. Not surprisingly, therefore, his whole book is marked by a stress on the fulfilment of the Hebrew Scriptures, to w... More detail
Mark - Cycle B Mark - Cycle B The earliest of the Gospels in their present form was that of Mark, written about 60 AD. It is a very simple account - an almost unadorned recital of facts. Tradition has it that Mark based his account on what Peter used to preach, and that he wrote in Rome,... More detail
Luke - Cycle C Luke - Cycle C Luke gives his account of the Gospel from a universal viewpoint. Written about 70AD for an increasingly Greek community, he presents Jesus who has come not only to the Jews, but to all the world. Luke stresses the important place of prayer in Jesus’ life, ... More detail
John - included in Years A - C John - included in Years A - C The Gospel according to John was written about thirty years after the other three and is quite different from them. Towards the end of the Gospel John tells us "There were many other signs that Jesus worked. These are recorded so that you may believe that Je... More detail

Lent and Easter Reflections