The Archbishop has asked for our consideration about future provision of churches and parishes in each area of the archdiocese, and to know our views and ideas.
The lockdown and the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic has called for a hard look at the priorities in our Pastoral Area and throughout the archdiocese as a whole.
Financial challenges will have to be met, availability of voluntary help may not be what it was Church goers will be fewer in number due to age or health in some areas, the number of serving clergy will continue to decrease, and so on.
As part of the process of reflection and change called for by Synod 2020 we need to be Prepared for the future as far as possible and consider what reductions and rationalisation of building and resources may be necessary.
Cardinal Saint John Henry Newman was once asked what he thought about the Laity.
He replied ‘The Church would look very silly without them’ Your views, along with those of the local clergy, are crucial.
Time for responses is short, so please let me know what you think.
Look at the Pastoral Area as a whole from Formby to Seaforth in your considerations.
Pray about this and think how we might continue to be a strong and committed Faith Community in our Pastoral Area in the future, whilst being a different Church in light of some essential changes.
Parish Priest and Dean of Crosby
MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AND STREAMED LIVE FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAYS AT 10.30 am.
A RECORDED MASS FOR THE SICK AND PRAYERS FOR HEALING, PLUS STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SHOULD ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW VIA THE PARISH WEBSITE OR YOUTUBE.
This parish has a long and illustrious history and many generations have worshipped here over the 120 years of its existence.
The Church is well-known and loved. A fuller history of the church and its artifacts can be found in a pamphlet written by Monsignor John Furnival the current parish priest. Today it continues to draw large numbers to Sunday mass, baptisms, weddings and, naturally, funerals, in the course of the year.
You can access Mass times and information about the church and parish and also to the weekly newsletter. Links can be found to other local churches in the area, Pastoral Area activities and ecumenical partnership.
We hope you will find the information interesting and helpful and we would ask you to let others know of the existence of this website
Christmas greetings to The Holy Land
As last year, we ask you to send a card with a Christmas greeting to the Parish of the Holy Family, Gaza.
To show our support, prayers and solidarity with the people there.
Address it, with NO STAMP on the envelope, to;
Rev. Mario de Silva,
Holy Family Church
PO Box 149
PLEAE DO NOT POST IT DIRECTLY
Your card can be brought to church if you are visiting privately
Or put into the door of the presbytery
161 Liverpool Road
Or the door of 22 Marldon Avenue, Crosby
Or the door of 11 The Northern Road, Crosby.
Please note the last date to deliver them is 6th December
PRIVATE VISITS TO CHURCH
We hope to open the Church from 8.30am till 10.30am on FRIDAYS
From 6.30 pm till 8 pm on TUESDAYS (EVENING ONLY)
And from 11.30 am till 1.00pm on SUNDAYS after 10.30 Mass.
Names and contact numbers must be given in at the door.
10.30 am Mass on Sundays will be livestreamed as usual.
Funerals will be taking place but no other public worship or Services.
HELPERS ARE WARMLY WELCOME AS ALWAYS!
Let us all continue to pray for an end to the virus.
Please read the following documnets for advice on returning to church:
The following questionnaire has gone out to all the local parishes in our area. Please fill out the form and return it by email or post
Clergy and those people associated with the parish will be invited. Other events to be arranged and made known soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!
IMPORTANT New Mass Time Updates: The Sunday mass time has been updated to 10:30AM. There is also a Holy Hour and Mass on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.