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In the Pastoral Area of Southport 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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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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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"

Rainbows of hope from the children

Safeguarding

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FOOD & DRINK FOR THE JOURNEY

In today’s Gospel we hear how just after Jesus had told the disciples the most intimate facts of his life — that he must suffer in the hands of men – be put to death – and then rise again — the disciples started to argue about who was the greatest among them — a bit like children fighting for the best toy! But, aren’t we sometimes a bit like the disciples? The appetite for glory and greatness is within us all and very often, as St James points out in today’s reading, jealousy, envy and ambition are at the root of many of the troubles in any community. After hearing the disciples arguing, Jesus responds by actually bringing a real child before them! The image of a child is very powerful, because to be a follower of the Lord we must have childlike trust and humility. But, are we sometimes childish not childlike? What the Lord wants is for us to use our gifts for others - to welcome their needs, their vulnerabilities – to help them as we would help a child. If we welcome them with open arms, we will be welcoming Christ. In the eyes of the world people are often called ‘great’ when they are very rich, successful or powerful – but what’s really ‘great’ in the eyes of God is our goodness. The times when we’re happy and content – quietly working to build the Kingdom of God – loving the Lord in simple humility and childlike trust – that’s what’s really great! 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

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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