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Please don't forget to pray for our schools

We pray for protection for all teachers, staff, pupils and their families as they attend and work in school at this uncertain time.

We especially pray for our own schools of Holy Family and Christ the King.

from Fr Kevin's Desk - a weekly reflection, and more..

Fr Kevin McLoughlin

I have yet to meet anyone who has not been impressed by Pope Francis. I am sure he has his critics but it would appear that the majority of people including non believers are genuinely touched by his humanity, humility and holiness. He is admired throughout the world but what impresses me most, in addition to the obvious, is his incredible work ethic and stamina. He is a tremendous witness to Christ and a source of great encouragement to the whole church and beyond. This is because unlike most other world leader the Pope is not inspired by power, prestige or wealth but by courageously witnessing to the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pope Francis clearly recognises his responsibility as the successor of St. Peter and is enthusiastically directing and navigating the Church through the obstacles and challenges of our time.

Recently reflecting on the early Church and the witness of the Apostles, Pope Francis said; “I ask myself: where did the first disciples find the strength to bear this witness? And what was the source of their joy and their courage to preach despite the obstacles and violence? Let us not forget that the apostles were simple people; they were neither scribes nor doctors of the law, nor did they belong to any class of priests. With their limitations and with the authorities against them how did they manage to fill Jerusalem with their teaching (Acts 5:28). It is clear that only the presence with them of the Risen Lord and the Actions of the Holy Spirit can explain this fact. The Lord who was with them and the Spirit who was impelling them to preach explain this extraordinary fact. Their faith was based on such a strong personal experience of Christ that they feared nothing and no one and even saw persecution as a cause of honour that enabled them to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and to be like him, witnessing with their life.”

Lord, please grant to all of us the same powerful gifts of faith and courage which the Apostles received at Pentecost and as the G7 leaders meet this week in Cornwall, we pray that they too may exercise a Christ centred and courageous leadership. A leadership which compels them to look outward especially to the most vulnerable and those who are in the greatest need as the pandemic continues to adversely affect the poorest of countries…..Amen.

Fr Kevin

Adopt a Care/Nursing Home

We all have a calling, and have been given gifts and talents to use in service to others in our daily lives.

"But I'm not special, I can't do much, especially at the moment."

If that's what you're thinking, think again. The most powerful thing we can do, with the help and strength of the Holy Spirit, is to pray, and hold up in prayer those in need throughout our parish and beyond.

With this in mind we have compiled a list of care and nursing homes in our parish, and ask you to adopt one.

Those residents, carers and their families especially need our prayers at this time.

Could you adopt one to protect with a prayer each day? Perhaps one near your own home or with a special meaning to you? 
If you can, please let us know so we can make sure no one is left out. 

  • Acacia Court (Roe Lane)
  • Ascot Lodge (Chambres Rd.)
  • Blair House (Roe Lane)
  • Cedar Grange (Pilkington Rd.)
  • Dale Park (Meols Cop Rd. )
  • Good Companions (Roe Lane )
  • Hampton Court (Scarisbrick New Rd.)
  • Peacehaven House (Roe Lane)
  • Thomas Henshaw (Norwood Rd.)
  • Woodlands Manor (Chambres Rd.)
  • Lyndale (Rawlinson Road)
  • Poulton Court (Wennington Road)
  • Southport Hospital
  • Queenscourt Hospice