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……

· If you don’t feel able to come to Mass  in person you can follow Mass online through the Archdiocese 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 we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent – the beginning of a new liturgical year. The challenge of Advent is how do we spend our lives while waiting for the days that are coming? The Gospel today is quite clear...Stay Awake! Advent is an invitation to spiritual renewal……a time to renew our relationship with God. When we are called to meet the Lord, we don’t want to be unfamiliar to Him - or He to us. Much better if we can walk with the presence of a long-time friend. Advent calls us to reflect on that friendship and to nurture it! During the next few weeks you will hear many people say “I’ll be glad when Christmas is over”! The relentless pressure to spend, spend, spend   can feel overwhelming. Lots of people feel the pressure of trying to get everything ready for Christmas. Yes, there are lots of things to be done but we will only have peace and happiness if Christ is at the centre of our busy lives.  This Advent be expectant that the Lord will renew, refresh and invigorate your relationship with Him. Bring your hopes, joys, worries and sadness as you come to the miracle of the Mass - and the light of Christ will help you to stay awake and alert to His presence in our lives. One of the best ways of making sure we stay ready is by keeping our eyes open  -  our spiritual eyes, and more importantly, our hearts, so that we can walk in the light of the Lord! May we be ready to meet Him face to face –whenever and however that will be! Praise Him

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

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