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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 return to 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...

FrKsmallWhen a new Parish Priest is appointed to a parish it is usual that a formal induction takes place.

I am sure some of you will have previously attended such an event which would usually be a Mass celebrated by the Bishop where the formal letter of appointment would be publicly read out. The new PP would also recite the profession of faith and declare his commitment to serving his new community concluding with the symbolic handing over of the keys prior to the much anticipated parish buffet.

Unfortunately due to the virus this is not possible, however I am still duty bound to make the formal profession of faith in the presence of the Dean or Vicar General or Chancellor, which I hope will take place soon.

The formal letter of appointment which was sent to me by Archbishop Malcolm a few weeks ago is quite brief but it possesses the reminder of the immense responsibility a Parish Priest undertakes when he accepts his appointment. I share the following paragraph; ‘We commit to you the full care of souls in the parish, with the faculties, rights, privileges duties and obligations attached to the office of Parish Priest in accordance with the code of Canon Law, the documents of the Second Vatican Council and subsequent decrees, and our own Archdiocesan Statutes.’

As this is my fourth parish, I have often reflected on the awesome responsibility that comes with the statement; ‘Full care of souls in the parish’. For many years in my retail career I had the major responsibility of managing a region of thirty shops and stores but to be responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of souls, this is a whole different world. I am also under no illusion as to whom I will one day have to give an account (and I don’t mean the Bishop!). So...

As I continue to settle into Holy Family, I ask above all for the support of your prayers, that The Lord will continue to grant me the grace that I need to serve, equally, all the souls of this parish and to joyfully minister in his name……….God Bless, Fr. Kevin.

As we open our church again for services we are still using technology for those uncomfortable about leaving home. CLICK HERE for more information and guidance on what to do.

 A prayer of St Vincent de Paul, for those who live alone:

I live alone dear Lord,
Be thou my guide.
In all my daily needs
Stay by my side.
Spare me from fire, from flood,
Malicious tongues,
From thieves, from fear
And evil ones.
If sickness or an accident befall
Then humbly, Lord, I pray,
Hear, thou my call.
And when I am feeling low,
Or in despair,
Lift up my heart
And help me in my prayer.
I live alone, dear lord,
Yet have no fear,
Because I feel your presence
Ever near.    Pray for us.

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

First Holy Communions

We especially remember in our prayers the 26 children who would have made their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 16th together with their families, and thank all their prayer sponsors who have been supporting them - please don't stop!

We look forward to the time when we can come together and celebrate that special Day.