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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Parish History

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Our School

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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Rainbows of hope from the children

Safeguarding

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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

· We can only allow 72 people for each Mass at St Patrick’s and 87 people in for each Mass at St Marie’s

· The Bishops are now encouraging us to return to Sunday Mass … we look forward to welcoming you home when you feel ready!

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

Any small act of kindness - any act of love - anything good we offer God to use, however small it may seem to be - is gathered up, blessed and used beyond anything we could ask or imagine! That’s what happened in today’s Gospel! Can you imagine how the disciples must have felt when Jesus gave the instruction for the feeding of so many people from so little – five loaves and two fish? Did they feel like saying, “Lord healing the sick is one thing but feeding five thousand men and several thousand women and children with so little is asking for the impossible?”  The disciples had one vision of the situation - and as always - Jesus had a different vision! The disciples were putting a limit on what to expect, Jesus had no limits! We can be a bit like the disciples and put limits on what we can do. Great evil and great good do not happen out of the blue, both can begin in small ways. Some people think -  I’m too old to change – I know I can be grumpy -  selfish -  or gossip etc. but  I’m set in my ways and  that’s just who I am?  Yet, St Paul tells us today to put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in goodness and truth. So how do we put on our new self and what help can we get from God to do this? In today’s Gospel Jesus gives us the answer and makes a claim which only God can make -  . He is the true bread of heaven that can satisfy the deepest hunger, thirst, and longing, in other words - Jesus brings us life. As we listen to this Gospel, we are not only remembering a spectacular miracle of the past, but hearing a miracle that symbolizes what is happening right now in this very Mass as He feeds us with His Body. Be gently held as you receive the Lord at Mass today and know that this is the food we need for life’s journey! Praise Him!!

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

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

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