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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

(15th October 2021)  

I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to all those who took the time to complete the recent parish questionnaire. As a relative newcomer, I was delighted by the consistent and positive response especially to the first question which asked, what do you love about being a member of Holy Family?

It is evident just how much love there is for Holy Family and how connected most people feel. It is likewise great to hear how the parish is viewed by so many as a very warm and welcoming community. I consider this not only as a testament to everyone involved but also as sacred ground on which we must continue to build. There were also a whole range of other comments, ideas and suggestions which once again reflects the openness, concerns and commitment of those who responded.
Thank You.
For us all to reflect on the way forward (Covid permitting) I would like to invite you to an open meeting on Saturday 30th October at 1.00pm-3.00pm or for those unable to attend to a repeat meeting on Monday 1st November 7.00pm. I hope to have a few more details by next week but please put one of these dates in your diary if you are able.

Prayer, we all know, is the most important aspect whenever we are discerning our direction whether this is our personal journey or a corporate one and it must always remain at the centre of everything we do. We all need to pray for open hearts and open minds, for the gift of listening and sharing, and for honest reflection as we seek to discover what the Lord is asking of us in our genuine desire to be the Christ centred community that every parish should be.

I am writing this on Friday the feast of the great saint and mystic St. Teresa of Avila who amongst her incredible writings wrote the following famous prayer which is the perfect prayer for us and for every Parish Community.

'Christ has no body but yours, no hands no feet on earth but yours, yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on the world, yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours, yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on the world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.'

God bless

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