Text Box: Welcome to St Marie’s, Southport
In the Deanery of Sefton Coast North and the Archdiocese of Liverpool
“my spirit exults in God my Saviour”

St Marie’s, 25 Seabank Road, Southport, PR9 0EJ

Tel: 01704 531229       

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

Website: www.stmariessouthport.org.uk

Parish Priest: Fr John Heneghan

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

The History of Our Church

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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


For more information click here

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"

Rainbows of hope from the children


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The last line in today’s first reading tells us that ‘The Joy of the Lord is your stronghold.’ When we are open to God - the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us and we become fruitful - and joy is one of the fruits we bear.  When we see the unspeakable suffering in our world today, when we see the sadness caused by the Pandemic - when we see the people who are suffering in Afghanistan - when we see our brothers and sisters trying to cross the Mediterranean in unsafe boats trying to find a place of safety - we may not feel that joy, we may feel despair.  Yet, we are the Church, a sign of light and help to our broken world. Our God is our light and our strength and together we can make a difference however small that may feel. St Paul reminds us today that our bodies are made up of many parts and all the parts of the body depend on each other. Some parts may seem to be more important – but each has its own function however small. It’s a bit like that in the church.  Our communities form a body,  this is all part of our discipleship.  It’s important that we learn how to work in harmony with each other, sharing our gifts as parts of one body. It means seeing our gifts as complimentary rather than divisive. Only together can we create a symphony of love…… Only together can we be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world…….  Like Jesus in today’s Gospel let us bring good news to the poor.  Let us give new sight to those who are spiritually blind. Praise Him!

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

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