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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.

 

As we cannot hold public services in our church we are using technology to come to our assistance in the form of ZOOM conferencing software. CLICK HERE for more information and guidance on what to do.

  

Fr Patsy Foley

Fr Patsy’s Sunday message Wk 14 Year A

Good morning everyone, fourteenth Sunday of the year,
Now last Sunday, we discovered that the cost of being a follower of Jesus was total availability. Total availability to the service of others, and we have seen this so obviously during this lockdown period. The service that was given by carers in the care homes, and nurses and doctors, lorry drivers and everybody else. They were so so caring for the rest of us. Today now, on the fourteenth Sunday, Jesus was the sole model of living, or daily living, and we are, at best substitutes, but we, too, have to live, and live the gospel according to our abilities. In the reading from Zechariah today we are invited to rejoice because Jesus has intervened on our behalf. Now, because Jesus has intervened for us, He challenges us to live as best we can according to the spirit of the law. And the psalmist today does this by praising the Lord, blessing the Lord. Whether it is nature blessing the Lord, the animals blessing the Lord, the sky, the sea, the people, the psalm today a beautiful psalm. And he goes on to say “ That our Father has revealed His Son to us in a very special way. And we see in the gospel today the special relationship between God and His Son Jesus, and Jesus and us. We can only approach the Father through the medium of Jesus Christ. So for us then, the worshipping of God, we accept the word of Jesus, and only Jesus will do, will do us, as it were. So there’s no need for us to seek out other guides for Christian living. Worldly power, money, prestige, we often find out they are not the genuine article. In Matthew’s gospel today, most definitely, Jesus is the only message. Now, something we had been missing recently, has been the Eucharist. It focusses particularly on the person of Jesus, who accepted no bribes, no compromises, no substitutes. So to share in the Eucharist is to share in Jesus’s life and affirm that everyone else and everything else is only by the way. Jesus is the only true way to life everlasting.
Thank you…

Patsy Foley

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, I can't leave the house."

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) and 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.