St Patrick’s Catholic Church

In the Pastoral Area of Southport and the Archdiocese of Liverpool

“Your Presence my light”

St Patrick’s Church, Marshside Road, Southport PR9 9TJ

Tel: 01704 531229   

E-mail: stpatricks.southport@rcaolp.co.uk

Website: www.stpatrickssouthport.org.uk

Parish Priest: Fr John Heneghan

25 Seabank Road, Southport, PR9 0EJ

Tel: 01704 531229

Mission statement of the Archdiocese of Liverpool:

“Taking to heart the last words of the Lord Jesus, we will go into the world to proclaim the Good News to the whole of Creation”.

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Catholic Chaplaincy Southport Hospital and Queenscourt Hospice

If you or a family member are admitted into the hospital/hospice please make sure the Catholic Chaplaincy Team know you are there.

In an emergency ask the ward staff to contact the Catholic Priest.  For routine visits and Holy Communion contact Maria Parker: 07467 374830

 

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Mass is celebrated in our Churches:

St Marie’s: 12 noon Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am and 10am on Sunday

St Patrick’s: 10am Thursday, 6pm Saturday, 11.30am Sunday

 

Please note – All of us must wear a face-covering in Church

 

Though the Sunday obligation has not been reinstated, the Bishops are encouraging us to return to Sunday Mass....

Our capacity is now over a 100 in each Church and there is plenty of space at all our Mass

 

Keeping you all in prayer.

Fr John

We can still……

· Follow Mass online through the Archdiocese if you can here

· Pray the Rosary in your homes

 

As these difficult and challenging times continue, we still walk in His Light together, nourished by His mighty Word and His Presence that whispers to our souls "remain in my love"....."do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid"....."Trust me"

FOOD & DRINK FOR THE JOURNEY

Today Jesus is calling us to ponder on just how tolerant we are of others with different beliefs to ours. What Jesus means by tolerance is a deep sympathy and understanding of the person you are accepting, even though their beliefs and way of acting may be very different from our own. In today’s Gospel we hear how Jesus reprimanded the disciples for their jealousy and suspicion, because someone they didn’t know was doing good in His name. We may have differences to others - in our behaviour, attitudes, values, and in our faith, but we must learn to respect our differences and treasure our own faith.  Sadly many people have become believers of convenience and only go to Church when it doesn’t conflict with other priorities. Jesus reminds us that building His Kingdom is not about territories, but it’s about love. The opposite of love is jealousy, envy, fear and suspicion etc.-  and this is something we’re all capable of, and very often shows itself when we feel insecure or threatened.  God’s generosity is so great that He freely offers His love to all people of every race and religion. We were created in love, so that we could grow in love day by day – looking out for each other’s needs. May the Lord free us from any anger or jealousy that may be in us, and may we always rejoice when we see anyone doing good in His name - whatever their religion or race might be. Praise Him!

A view of St Patrick’s Parish from the air, with Blackpool in the distance

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

Pope Francis urges people to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Season of Creation 2021 Prayer

Creator of All, We are grateful that from your communion of love you created our planet to be a home for all. By your Holy Wisdom you made the Earth to bring forth a diversity of living beings that filled the soil, water and air. Each part of creation praises you in their being, and cares for one another from our place in the web of life. With the Psalmist, we sing your praise that in your house “even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young.” We remember that you call human beings to keep your garden in ways that honour the dignity of each creature and conserve their place in the abundance of life on Earth. But we know that our will to power pushes the planet beyond her limits. Our consumption is out of harmony and rhythm with Earth’s capacity to heal herself. Habitats are left barren or lost. Species are lost and systems fail. Where reefs and burrows, mountaintops and ocean deeps once teemed with life and relationships, wet and dry deserts lie empty, as if uncreated. Human families are displaced by insecurity and conflict, migrating in search of peace. Animals flee fires, deforestation and famine, wandering in search of a new place to find a home to lay their young and live. In this Season of Creation, we pray that the breath of your creative Word would move our hearts, as in the waters of our birth and baptism. Give us faith to follow Christ to our just place in the beloved community. Enlighten us with the grace to respond to your covenant and call to care for our common home. In our tilling and keeping, gladden our hearts to know that we participate with your Holy Spirit to renew the face of your Earth, and safeguard a home for all. In the name of the One who came to proclaim good news to all creation, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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