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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 want to begin this weekend by expressing my gratitude to all those who, in whatever way, contributed to our parish celebrations this Easter. This includes those who were physically working in the Church to those producing on-line contributions from our important liturgies to lighter hearted quizzes etc.

It has been a lovely experience following such a difficult year to celebrate such a joyful Easter. I was also pleased that we managed the safe maximum capacity on Easter Sunday without having to turn anyone away.

A huge thank you to everyone.

I always find that Holy Week prior to Easter is an emotional time, as spiritually we are invited to enter the darkness of Holy Thursday and Good Friday before being transported to a tomb where the lifeless body of Jesus will be laid. I likewise always try to imagine what those days over two thousand years ago must have felt like for everyone involved and especially those most intimately connected to Jesus.

The sense of failure and hopelessness must have been extreme as all their hopes, dreams and their greatest expectations vanished as the large stone sealed the tomb.

What Jesus and his Resurrection from the dead teaches us however, it is that he is incapable of letting us down. He will never dash our hopes or dreams and he will never abandon us. No matter how deep our hearts may be broken, no matter how let down or abandoned we may feel, no matter how unbearable our grief may appear, Easter is his permanent and constant reminder to us of the depth of his love and the commitment he makes in his promise to be with us always. And also reminding us that death will never have the last laugh.

As we pray for the light of the Resurrected Christ to enter the dark recesses of our hearts and souls, let us be encouraged by the humanity of the Apostles who were so often slow to believe. Let us pray for an increase in faith and likewise be encouraged by Jesus who blesses us, as people of faith, when he says to Thomas in today’s Gospel….. ‘You believe because you can see me …….Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’

Continued Happy Easter Season!

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