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Holy Family Church is open for Mass in a limited way. Please CLICK HERE for more information and times

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.

 

As we start to 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.

  

Fr Patsy Foley

Fr Patsy’s Sunday message Wk 19 Year A 9th August 2020

Fr Patsy’s Sunday message Wk 19 Year A

Today, the 19th Sunday of the year, 9th August.
Good morning everyone. We read today from the Book of Kings and we hear about a man called Elijah. Now Elijah is regarded as one of the great, great prophets. And he was invited by our heavenly Father to listen, and to listen carefully. And the Word of God came to him in the form of a gentle breeze.

Now we recognise our heavenly Father in the breaking of bread. In the letter of St Paul to the Romans this morning, he has an intense personal anguish because many of his fellow Jews, refuse to follow Jesus. “And yet,” he says “Before God they are a chosen race, just as we are a chosen race. In the Gospel this morning, Peter who we all know was a very strong man, strong in the faith, until he met with some obstacles, and then he fails miserably.

Peter is a huge lesson for all of us today. We have to remain strong, we have to throw away our doubts, we have to grow in the faith, day by day. Now this is all very well, until the problems come our way. And they do…and they will come…How does Jesus deal with problems. He goes to pray, and so do we when confronted with some huge problem, we turn to God. He is our God, yet He is humble enough to beg and pray that the problems will pass away, as we remember when He was in the agony in the garden.

We followers, like the apostles, acknowledge God by our worship, and we accept God’s authority. So now, let us pray our prayers to our heavenly Father…

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.