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The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Traditionally, June is a month of devotion focused on the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic spirituality uses the imagination - and therefore images of various kinds - to help us open our minds and hearts to God who loves us. The image or symbol is of the pierced heart of Jesus, surrounded by a crown of thorns and topped with a cross to represent self-sacrificing love. The flames of fire speak to us of a heart on fire with love.
"God is love, and anyone who lives in Love lives in God and God lives in them."
1 John 4 v 16
A Rule of Life
Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behaviour. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who are naked. Whatever you own in plenty, devote a portion to almsgiving; beg God to guide your ways and to bring your paths and purposes to their end.
Our Church is open everyday as a place of quiet from 8.00am until dusk - everyone is welcome to visit
Father Ted is originally from Dublin, Ireland. His family moved to Preston in 1958 and he attended the then Preston Catholic College before studying at Ushaw College, Durham. He was ordained in 1971 at Our Lady and St Edward’s, Preston, and has served communities in Barrow, Whitehaven, Preston, Workington and now Preston once again. He became Parish Priest of St Gregory’s in December 2008.
Father Ted Gannon
Deacon Jim Maguire
Deacon Jim is a native of Preston. He attended English Martyrs’ Boys’ School. He worked as a Toolmaker at British Aerospace until opening his own Newsagent’s business. He and Cynthia were married at English Martyrs’ Church in 1965 and they came to live in St Gregory’s Parish 35 years ago. He was ordained Deacon here at St Gregory’s on 21st June 1995.