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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 Pentecost Message

 

Hello everyone. Today we celebrate the birthday of the Church, one of the most beautiful feast days in the whole liturgical calendar.

Now we all know very well that the Holy Spirit is so important to help us in our work. We realise this from the readings of last week. Jesus had now passed on the work to us, as He had returned having finished His work on earth. Again, when the Holy Spirit ascended on the apostles, where were they? “In the upper room afraid of the Jews”, as St John tells us. He announced “Peace be upon you. The very gifts of the Holy Spirit are many. The first one - Wisdom - it helps us to make choices. Secondly - Understanding - the gift to grasp the meaning of the teachings of the Church. Knowledge - the gift to enable us to choose the right path. Courage - not to have fear. The gift to overcome the challenges and the obstacles, and, at this particular point of time, there are many. Right judgement - the gift to live as faithfully as possible to the scriptures. Reverence - the gift to want to serve God and others. Wonder and awe, or fear of the Lord - the gift not wanting to offend God in thought, word, or action. Finally I love the sequence today ‘A really beautiful home’ and I fear and think it should be said or sung more often in church. It’s just a couple of lines taken from the poem. ‘Come Holy Spirit the Lord of light, you are the best of consolers. You bring refreshing peace to all of us. You bring solace in the midst of woe. Please visit my heart, heal my wounds, give me comfort, give me joy that never ends.’
A truly beautiful poem.
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.