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Dear Parishioner

Due to the National Lockdown announced on Saturday 31st October by the Prime Minister, there will be no public services here from Thursday 5th November until at least Wednesday 2ndDecember.

Sadly, the Church building will have to be closed during this period.

Fr Kevin McLoughlin
We will however continue broadcasting our Saturday Vigil Mass on YouTube, and our Sunday Mass on Zoom at 10:15am, and also Evening Prayer of the Church at 6pm on Wednesdays

For our Mass times and services please CLICK HERE

We would be delighted if you could join with us in any or all of our prayers.


You can read Fr. Kevin's Desk HERE


 Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended, Synod logo
and if you are vulnerable, please do not attend Mass - our Zoom services will continue and will remain open to all.

Please CLICK HERE for more information about our Mass times and services, and how to join us.

Want to know more about what we're doing to help keep everyone safe? CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming you at Holy Family. 

God Bless from Fr Kevin and the Keep In Touch Team


Please click on the Synod picture for some important information on progress


Pious List

For those unfamiliar with the above, it is a Catholic tradition where throughout November Masses are celebrated for all our deceased loved ones. Anyone is welcome to make a list of their loved one’s names and drop it into the parish office/house or email it to us. The lists are then placed on the altar and included in the extra Masses throughout November. A donation is usually given to accompany the list, but this is purely voluntary. 

NEW Advent & Christmas

We do not know whether churches will be open or closed and whether we will still be able to gather even with appropriate social distancing.

We recently had an appeal for volunteers to write Christmas cards which we will be sending to our local Care Homes. The response was just brilliant, and we now have more than enough to fit he bill... BUT...

There is also a Christmas Card writing campaign for the Holy Land.

If anyone is interested in writing cards for Parishes in the Holy Land, they should contact the Parish Office for details.

I'm sure you will do us proud as always! Thank you in advance!

CLICK HERE to keep up to date with our Advent & Chistmas preparations

A cause that Holy Family has been involved in is 'Mary's Meals'

On the basis that some of the best ideas are the simplest, Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. So we feed the children, and they learn and work better, because they're not hungry. Modest amounts of money make amazing differences to large numbers of children. Their work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of none.

Please remember Mary’s Meals and the children they feed in your prayers...

 The 3rd video message they have made for churches, includes a message from Sister Medhin, working in Ethiopia, can be found here

They are also holding a 'virtual' Medjugorje pilgrimage. It will take place from Friday 13th to Sunday 17th November. Look at their website for more information.


Funerals at Holy Family

If you wish to hold a funeral service or a Requiem Mass at Holy Family Church, please see our list of frequently asked questions. In the first instance please contact our Parish Office. Because trained volunteer stewards must be present to ensure the requirements are met, it is not always possible to be as flexible as previously, but we will do our best to accommodate you.


Do you know someone in hospital, or about to go into hospital?

The chaplaincy team are here to help YOU.

CLICK HERE for more information


 

Money - always a difficult subject

Whilst the church was closed for many weeks, we were asked by many regular envelope givers 'What can we do to maintain our giving in the light of the present situation?'. We're giving a few suggestions:

  • Take out a standing order with your bank. If you contact us we can provide the bank details you need and a form to complete.
  • And if you are a taxpayer, help us more by completing a GiftAid form, so that what you give can be increased by 25% at absolutely no cost to you.
  • The Archdiocese have just started an online giving page which is quick and easy to use, for both single donations and regular payments, based on your credit card. CLICK HERE to take you to their page and input form.
  • The Archdiocese have also initiated a system of text giving from your mobile phone. CLICK HERE for the details.
  • If you do not have internet access or are uncomfortable with these methods please contact us and we will make other arrangements to suit you

You can understand that we still have outgoings to be paid, and we pride ourselves on prompt payment to our suppliers.

Thank you for your assistance.

Have a look at our page for interesting and feel good stuff... It's not all doom and gloom!

 

Please join us at our online services which have certainly helped to bring us a little closer together.

For more information go to our 'Praying Together' page...


The Archdiocese of Liverpool parish text giving scheme

  • Text MASSHOLYFAMILY to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

    If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MASSHOLYFAMILYNOINFO to 70085.

  • Text MASSHOLYFAMILY to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

    If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MASSHOLYFAMILYNOINFO to 70450.

  • Text MASSHOLYFAMILY to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

    If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MASSHOLYFAMILYNOINFO to 70460.

  • Text MASSHOLYFAMILY to 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

    If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MASSHOLYFAMILYNOINFO to 70470.