Lights In The Night Small

Dear Parishioner and Visitor

 
Services during the next days: (Week commencing 24th June 2024)

 

Sat  22nd June 7.10am - Morning Prayer of the Church (only via ZOOM)

Sat  22nd June 5.15pm to 5.45pm - Reconciliation/ Confession

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can also be arranged at other times. Please see Fr Kevin for more details.

Sat  22nd June 6pm - MASS

Sun 23rd June 9.30am - MASS (also on YouTube)

Sun 23rd June 11am - MASS (also on ZOOM)

As well as the 9.30 am Sunday Mass we hope to record a weekday Mass for viewing on YouTube. 

This is not always possible and is dependent on volunteer availability. Thank you for your understanding.

Mon 24th June 9.30am - MASS

Tue  25th June 9.30am - Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion 

Wed 26th June 9.30am - Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

Wed 26th June 6pm - Evening Prayer of the Church (only via ZOOM)

Thur 27th June 9.30am - NO MASS or service

Fri  28th June 9.30am - NO MASS or service

Sat  29th June 7.10am - Morning Prayer of the Church (only via ZOOM)

Sat  29th June 5.15pm to 5.45pm - Reconciliation/ Confession

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can also be arranged at other times. Please see Fr Kevin for more details.

Sat 29th June 6pm - MASS

Sun 30th June 9.30am - MASS

Sun 30th June 11am - MASS


The Sacrament of Reconciliation can also be arranged at other times. Please see Fr Kevin for more details. 

Evening Prayer: Wednesday 6pm via Zoom only

Morning Prayer: Saturday 7.10am via Zoom only


Living Christ Retreat 

St John Stones and Sacred Heart parish in Ainsdale are running the Living Christ Retreat in September

on Friday 13th September evening and Saturday 14th September daytime in St John Stones Parish centre.

This is always a great opportunity to talk about, and deepen your faith alongside other parish members from around the deanery. More details nearer the date.

 

Anyone who is thinking about becoming a Catholic,

please contact Fr. Kevin.

We currently have three people interested!


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BAPTISM at Holy Family

Baptism preparation takes place once a month by appointment. If you would like your child to be baptised at Holy Family, a Baptismal Request Form can be obtained from church, or from the Parish Office, for completion as a first step.

Please ensure one of the names you have chosen for your child is a saint's name - there are so many wonderful saints who will then have a special care for your little one.

You may choose up to two Godparents (one of whom is a practising Catholic) and up to two witnesses, for the person being baptised, if you wish.

Baptisms may be arranged for a Saturday at 11am, or a Sunday at 12noon

The next preparatory session is to be confirmed.

 
 

Altar Servers 

We are currently looking for new members of our team of Altar Servers. Serving on the altar is a fantastic way of giving service to God and to the parish, and also allows you to learn more about the Mass and other liturgies. New servers are welcome on all Masses, although we are particularly keen to recruit new servers for the 9:30am Mass.

If you or a member of your family is interested, please contact the Parish Office or speak to Fr Kevin, Athena or Noel.


CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS

Castlerigg Manor (The Lancaster Diocese Retreat Centre) is looking for young Catholics aged 18-25 to join their Youth Ministry Internship Programme. The scheme gives participants wide ranging experience, skills, training, and qualifications as well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team based in the English Lake District. For more information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Children’s Liturgy 

Children's Liturgy takes place during 9.30am Sunday Mass throughout the term. All children and their parents/ carers are invited to join us. During the session, we always read the Sunday Gospel and then explain it in a child-friendly way using questions, games, drama, music, art etc. It is lovely to see you all each Sunday.


June Retreats at St Joseph’s Freshfield: Come Apart and Rest awhile.

Longing for some quiet time with God. Please see our website for further information


SOME INTERESTING LOCAL EVENTS

We get to know about some local Masses and services, and we share them with you here. Not an exhaustive list by any means!! Please send any information to our Parish Office.


Mass in Spanish

Once a month, on the second Sunday of the month, Mass is celebrated in Spanish at 4pm, at St. Vincent's Church on St. James St. Liverpool, L1 5JN. Refreshments and sharing are available after Mass. All are welcome!


Southport Churches together: 2024 venues

We meet every Tuesday 7.30am to 8.30am throughout the year.

We pray for Southport churches and communities and the wider world.

We are all denominations, open to everyone, please join us, we'd love to see you...

  • JAN: Shoreline Church
  • FEB: Leyland Road Methodist Church
  • MAR: Cherish Centre
  • APR: Community Church
  • MAY: Sacred Heart RC Church
  • JUN: Liverpool Road Methodist Church
  • JUL: St James C of E Church
  • AUG: St Patrick’s RC Church
  • SEP: Salvation Army
  • OCT: Christ Church C of E
  • NOV: Lakeside Church
  • DEC: Canning Road Church

 LGBTQ+ Catholics 

For Masses and community support, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Masses and meetings are normally held at St Richard’s, Mayfield Street, Atherton, M46 0AQ.


Public Rosary in Southport

1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday: Outside the Atkinson on Lord Street, Southport, from 4:15 - 4:45 PM

3rd Sunday: Times are variable, please get in touch.

​In addition: Monthly Rosary on Tuesday at 11:30, same place.

This is part of the UKPrays.org initiative and open to all. There are usually about 25-30 of us. Perhaps you might like to join us?

We meet every Sunday, rain or shine, on Lord Street just outside the Atkinson. Thanks Andrew Quernmore.

We would be delighted if you could join with us in any or all of our prayers.


As well as our church services we pray together as an online community, using ZOOM :

MORNING & EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

Simple Morning Prayer on Saturday morning, start at 7.10am

Evening Prayer on Wednesday evening, start at 6.00pm

NEW TO ZOOM?

We use a video conferencing program called ZOOM which is available for PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones.

If you feel you would like to try this you will need to download and install the software. ZOOM is available as a free account, so please don't sign up to any payment version.

It all sounds rather intimidating for the novice but please, please give it a try if you would like to join in. Getting the best out of this technology just takes a bit of courage and a willingness to learn. We were all first timers once!

We'll try and help you as much as we can, and we think that after a couple of goes you'll be wondering what all the fuss was about!! It would be great to see you and have a chat...

Once installed click on 'Join a meeting' and enter the ID number and the passcode.

In order to receive the ID number and passcode please email Holy Family parish and you will be given the details required.

Please do not share these details but ask people to email for their own, due to newly increased security settings from ZOOM, and so we can keep in contact.