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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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Parish History

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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

 

For more information click here

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

The mission of the Church is to love all people everywhere - yet, love is a word that comes with much misunderstanding in today’s world.  Most people have experienced love in some way...being in love....being loved by someone.... the love of family or friends etc.  The love St John speaks of in today’s Gospel is not the love of soap operas! No, it’s something else. Christian love has a particular quality.  It isn’t an empty love - or a romantic love - but a love that seeks the best for - and from everyone. It’s a love that’s prepared to be tough in matters of truth and justice - but tender in matters of healing and care. This Christian love of compassion and care move our hearts when we see really disturbing images -  the pandemic in India - when we see others suffering because of poverty -  the devastating effects of war ....when we see someone bereft by grief . We as the Church have and will always respond with Christian love. Our love will be shown in acts of generosity, compassion, prayer and kindness. Our love is for a purpose – to reach out to those in need and to draw those in need into the fullness of life through our parish communities. What makes us more like God is love! What separates us more from God is the lack of it.  The love of God is sacrificial - but for a purpose - to draw humanity to fullness of life. Our love is to follow that example - loving others to fullness of life whether that is by toughness or tenderness!

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

The Sunday Obligation remains suspended

 

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

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

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

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