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Blogs and news items from the Southport Catholic Churches and from across England and Wales.

St Theresa's Art Exhibition

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Thanks to a team of volunteers the 2017 Summer Art Exhibition held last week was a great success. On display there were 200 hundred pictures and artistic items created by talented amateur artists from all around Southport including the three Birkdale Parishes. Over thirty pictures were sold and a percentage...
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A Letter from the Archbishop

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Southport drafted its Pastoral Plan in 2014. We have implemented this plan. Our Lady of Lourdes, St Joseph (2001) and joined April (2017) by St Teresa St John Stone and Sacred Heart (2001 / 2015) St Marie and St Patrick (2016) Holy Family includes the Hospital Chaplaincy   The Archbishop...
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Pastoral Area Changes

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On Canon Gaine's retirement, the Pastoral Area will now served by four priests. Our Lady of Lourdes, St Joseph and St Teresa - Fr Atli Jónsson St John Stone and Sacred Heart  - Fr Tony Slingo St Marie and St Patrick - Fr John Heheghan Holy Family (including the Hospital Chaplaincy)...
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Canon John Gaine

 The very popular Parish Priest Canon John Gaine has retired from St Teresa's Catholic Church, Birkdale.

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Christmas Masses

Below is list of all the Christmas Masses in the Southport Pastoral Area: Our lady of Lourdes: 10.00pm Christmas Eve 11.00am Christmas Day   St Joseph's: 6.00pm Christmas Eve 9.30am Christmas Day   Holy Family 7.00pm & Midnight Christmas Eve (carols at 11.30pm) 9.30am & 11.00am Christmas Day   St...
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Have you taken a peek at the Pastoral Area events page recently? You really should!! Not only are there Advent events coming in the run up to Christmas but there are also social functions open to all!! A full list of all the Christmas Masses will also be coming online...
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Knights of St Columba - Christmas Bingo

Knights of St Columba - Christmas Bingo

The Knights of St Columba in Southport, Council 146, raises and distributes £1,000's each year to local charities and they continue to depend on the good will of our parish communities.   Please come and support this event as they continue their excellent work in our Pastoral Area.
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Monsignor Jack Kennedy - Requiescat in Pace

Monsignor Jack Kennedy - Requiescat in Pace
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It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Fr Jack Kennedy, who was the Parish Priest at Holy Family until his retirement. He died very peacefully at 5.08am on Tuesday13th. The funeral arrangements are as follows:   Fr Jack will be received into Holy Family on Sunday 25that 7pm...
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New Mass times for St Marie's & St Patrick's

New Mass times for St Marie's & St Patrick's

As the changes in the Pastoral Area take place from this weekend it's worth noting their new usual  Mass times for St Marie's and St Patrick's.

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Ringing in the Changes

Ringing in the Changes
As a Pastoral Area we say goodbye to Fr Mark Madden as he leaves St Patrick's to take up his new post at Litherland. We wish him well. From next weekend Fr John Heneghan becomes Parish Priest of both St Marie's and St Patrick's, which means that in the North...
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Come and See - Courses starting in September

"Come and See" is Southport's way of reaching out to those interested in the Catholic faith. There are two courses running this year, both starting in September. The first starts on Tuesday, 20th September, with fortnightly meetings from 7pm-8pm at St Marie's Church in Southport. The second starts on Thursday,...
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Christ the King Sixth Form

Christ the King Sixth Form
Christ the King Sixth Form Centre will be enrolling for A level and BTEC courses next Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August. To learn more, contact the school office Tel: 01704 565121 
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New Episcopal Vicar for Clergy

Congratulations to Fr Philip Gregory of Holy Family on his appointment by Archbishop Malcolm as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy in the Archdiocese.

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St Teresa's Art Exhibition 2016

St Teresa's Art Exhibition 2016

When St Teresa's Infant School was quiet for the summer holidays the Parish held the their 13th Summer Art Exhibition in the beautiful bright school hall.

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National Knitted Bible Tour!

National Knitted Bible Tour!

Hurry!  You only have two weeks in which to visit the charming Knitted Bible exhibition at Birkdale United Reformed Church!

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Southport Seminarian Receives First Ministry

Southport Seminarian Receives First Ministry
On Friday morning, 1st July 2016, one of the seminarians for the Archdiocese, Peter Murphy, was instituted in the ministry of Lector. This is the first major step that a seminarian is called to take during his formation for the Priesthood.    During the service, which was celebrated by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Peter...
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Casting Out Our Nets

Casting Out Our Nets

Southport Catholic Churches are launching an extended RCIA ( Right of Christian Initiation of Adults) programme in September to help and guide adults who are interested in joining the Church.

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The Changing Face of Our Pastoral Area

Father Mark Madden from St Patrick's has been assigned to a different pastoral area, and is not being replaced. Archbishop McMahon has asked Father John Heneghan, from St. Marie’s, to take over responsibility for St. Patrick’s parish, with effect from 1st September this year. This means there will then be...
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Your Pastoral Area Needs You!! Get Involved Today!

Your Pastoral Area Needs You!! Get Involved Today!
The Pope may have started  tweeting a few years ago and the various press offices in places like the Vatican and our Bishop's Conference have firmly embraced news and blogs and we've even got a Patron Saint for the Internet (St Isidore of Seville) in 1997, but the path to...
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Easter Triduum Services

Easter Triduum Services
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the...
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