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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

This Thursday we will celebrate the feast of the Ascension, that remarkable moment when Jesus, forty days after his resurrection, returned to his Father, as our first reading explains; ‘As he said this he was lifted up as they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.’ (Acts 1: 10)

Jesus had previously informed the onlookers (his Disciples) that unless he returned to the Father, the Advocate (The Holy Spirit) would not come to them, and if the Holy Spirit did not come, then obviously their mission would fail and the Church would never be born.

Soon we will celebrate the wonderful feast of Pentecost, the arrival of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Jesus made a promise before his ascension that he would be with us until the end of time, and it is through and within his Church that his promise is fulfilled. Pentecost heralds the birth of the Church and despite her many imperfections we believe that the Church represents the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.

One of the most frequent Gospels chosen for funerals is from St. John 14:1-6. It is where, Jesus, shortly before his own death, resurrection and ascension, is assuring his disciples not to be afraid but to trust in God and to trust in Him. He then explains why we should trust in him; ‘Because there are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.’ (Jn. 14:1-6)

Isn’t this the most encouraging exit statement from Jesus? Isn’t this the most wonderful assurance that each of us needs to hear when our hearts are troubled, afraid or distressed? He not only promises to be present to us within and through his Church, but he physically returns to his Father to prepare a personal eternal dwelling place for each of us. This clearly expresses the magnitude of God’s Love. It likewise expresses why Jesus came into our world and represents the greatest reason why you and I should always avoid the temptation of allowing our hearts to become unduly troubled or afraid!

Heavenly Father, help us to understand more deeply the vastness of your love made visible in Jesus and teach us to trust in this love which is both vast and unconditional. Remove those moments of fear and doubt which well up within us and grant us your heavenly peace in this world and in the next…….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