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Would anyone welcome a phone call now and then? We’ve set up a network of DBS checked volunteers who are more than happy to make contact with anyone in the Parish who is perhaps feeling isolated in this unprecedented climate.

We can offer a chat with news from the Parish, some emotional support and a friendly ‘ear’.  If you’d like this, please just ring or email the Presbytery and a volunteer will be in touch very soon. Our phone number and mail address are on our Contact Us page.

Given current guidelines, we will not be able to visit anyone in their own homes or run errands. If you are a vulnerable adult, classified as high risk or severely isolated and need support, Sefton Council may be able to help. Please call them on 0345 140 0845.

NEW  You can now self refer for assistance. CLICK HERE or use the link in the More Information box on this page.

If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) and need support, you might want to register with the Government’s ‘Clinically extremely vulnerable’ website. CLICK HERE for details

The Samaritans are also available for anyone who feels they might need them. They can be called for free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.

Schools information

The websites of Christ the King High School and Holy Family Primary School are updated regularly, even if the schools are closed at present, and the sites also have useful links on a wide range of educational subjects, as well as topical news. These links can also be found in the Parish Links section within this page and this site.

Praying together as an online Community

As mentioned on our home page, the church has to be closed during this situation. However, we are offering on-line prayer services for all parishioners and anyone in the community who would like to join us. Full details are available on our Praying together page.

Children's liturgy

As with all other churches, we are closed for services and, of course, for our childrens' lturgy group. The weekly sheets we use are available for you to download and print if you wish, and are a fun way of keeping the Gospel alive in your household. 

Download, view and print LOOK Sheets for the coming weeks. Sorry there will be more soon. Thanks for your patience.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool Resources

The Archdiocese of Liverpool is working hard to support all families during this uncertain time. They have put together a range of resources to support and reassure us. Please take a look at the wealth of resources available, there is lots to look at and think about.

Can we draw particular attention to:

  • The Reflection for the Sundays of Easter
  • Christian homemaking
  • Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis for the divorced or separated
  • Messy Church at home
  • Sustaining faith in difficult times: the Word of God

We hope you find something useful in there. CLICK HERE for these resources or on the link on the right of this page.

The On-Line Bulletin

We will continue to produce our bulletin each week and it can be downloaded from this web site – see our Latest Bulletin page. For anyone without access to a computer or printer, we can post out a paper copy. Again please just mail or ring the presbytery – details are on our Contact Us page.

The Parish Office, Mass Intentions and any other queries

Emails to the parish and voice mail messages on the presbytery answerphone are being checked regularly. Fr Patsy is continuing to say Mass privately, including all Mass intentions that have been arranged. If you would like a Mass intention, please Contact Us and we will make sure Fr Patsy is aware of the details. 

Coronavirus - A Book for Children

Coronavirus Book for children
A Coronavirus Book for Children available FREE from the illustrator of the Gruffalo - Axel Scheffler

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Foodbank

Available 1pm – 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at the side door of Lakeside Church ( near the North end of the Marine lake) and Tuesday and Thursday at Ainsdale Methodist Church.

Friends of Holy Family ask for YOUR help with gift cards

We thank you for all the support you give to help families in need within our parish. Due to the difficult circumstances with our church being closed we have been unable to collect food and distribute as normal. Some parishioners have asked how they can continue to help. We would be very grateful for any donation of gift cards for Asda and Farmfoods as we can ensure they will be given to the families in need. If you would like to donate a gift card please post it through the presbytery letter box marked for Friends of Holy Family and also could you please make a note of the card value.
Thank you again for your generosity and continued support.

Help us to recycle Christmas cards

Yes it's the wrong time of year, but...

We have quite a few cards donated by members of the parish, and saved from last Christmas, specially for the purpose of recycling into ... more Christmas cards. It'll be here before you know it! So don't delay, if you need something just to give you a purpose, and you find you've got some spare time, contact the Parish Office with your name and address and we'll drop round a pack (or two) together with card blanks and envelopes and a glue stick. Your creativity will do the rest. You can give us a donation for Queenscourt Hospice, The Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes, or, if you prefer, return the completed cards and we will use them in the Parish, or to raise funds for the Parish. Give it a try, you know you want to!