Holy Family church
Thank you for just taking the time to have a look at our Parish...

In order to minimise risks to everyone, Holy Family church is closed until further notice. We will continue to record Masses on YouTube, and also to Zoom Mass on Sunday morning. The full timetable can be seen HERE. 

We will, of course, keep the situation under constant review. Please keep looking on this website for updated information.

Fr Kevin McLoughlin

You can read Fr. Kevin's Desk HERE

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

We look forward to welcoming you at Holy Family, even if it's not possible to attend in person...

God Bless from Fr Kevin and the Keep In Touch Team

A few notices for your attention...

  • This Friday 26th is CAFOD Family Fast Day for their Lent appeal. We would usually be asking you to give your donations in envelopes to be collected in church this weekend, ready for sending to help Cafod with their seemingly never-ending work across the world. This is not possible right now but we are not helpless, we can do something. Let's watch this short video from Cafod.

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If you prefer not to text a donation you can also click on the picture to take you to their online donation page. 

  • We've got copies of the Archdiocese of Liverpool Directory in stock. They have been sealed up individually, so you can be sure they are 'clean' when you take them out. The cost is a very reasonable £3.50 per copy. Lots of interesting information inside... Let us know if you'd like one, and put the money into a small envelope with your name and address and drop off at the Presbytery, We'll try and get it/them to you as soon as we can.
  • We've had a lovely letter from Louise Morton, headteacher of Holy Family Primary School, thanking us for our support and donations of gift vouchers etc. Please carry on donating as the crisis is likely to be with us for some time yet. CLICK HERE to read the letter.
  • Also you can enjoy a free subscription to The Catholic Universe from now until the end of the year.

    This is a difficult time for many, so subscribe to this FREE GIFT, and pass it on to your friends. Stay in touch, stay safe with The Universe digital edition.

  • Christ the King school are appealing for used postage stamps of all denominations, colours, varieties etc. Can everyone keep all their used stamps in a bag or a big envelope and drop them into the church porch when the bag's full. We're not sure of the closing date but it'll be in January sometime. We'll let you know when and open the flood gates! Thanks a million... we know you'll do us proud!

  • And talking about Christmas cards, please save your old cards for recycling and we will use them just like we did this last year. Pop them into a large envelope or cardboard box and seal them up with tape, and date the box so we know how long it has been since they were sealed. Keep them for the moment and we'll let you know when we can accept them. Thanks again...

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.

Have a look at their inspiring video... DONATE NOW and your gift will go twice as far!

This Sunday, 31 January, our Double The Love campaign comes to an end, with the UK government matching public donations up to £2 million.

Your support means we can reach even more hungry children in Bong County, Liberia with life-changing school meals.


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 it is more difficult to attend church in person, we have been 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 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.

 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.