Our Parish Family

REASONS TO CELEBRATE BEING HOLY FAMILY

Veronica Murphy from the Archdiocesan Pastoral Formation Department has sent us the following feedback: “During the recent “Listening Exercise” that was carried out by a small group among Holy Family parishioners, a number of reasons for celebration were identified: Holy Family is a very welcoming parish community, encouraged by the good leadership provided through its ordained ministers, Father Tony and Deacon Mike. Parishioners receive excellent teaching through the homilies and there is appreciation of the effective preparation for the sacraments that is made available to all. Despite having undergone a downward turn in the past, there is evidence of a new cycle of regeneration within the parish. People appreciate the liturgy and feel there is a good music ministry.”

BECOME INVOLVED IN THE LITURGY

Be more involved in the celebration of the liturgy at Holy Family Church as an Altar Servers (male or female of any age – see Deacon Mike at Mass any Sunday) and as a member of the Choir (pop upstairs and see Cecilia Hughes any Sunday).

More singers would give a greater encouragement for everyone to join in the singing; more Altar Servers would enable us to use incense and candles-bearers occasionally at Mass.

OUR CATECHISTS TEAM

The role of the Catechist is fast becoming a vital part of the life and ministry of our Archdiocese and our parish communities and we are truly grateful to those in our parishes who have undertaken to oversee and lead the various new initiatives which will help and support our parents to prepare their children to receive the Sacraments of Initiation and, in the very near future, to accompany those who will begin the journey leading them to Full Communion with the Catholic Church.

If any others would like to join our team of catechists in this exciting and developing ministry (maybe some of you who have been catechists in the past) please do contact either Mary Marsh.

Our deep sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Mary O'Neill from Belong Village, Platt Bridge who died on the 7th of December aged 84 years. Her funeral rites will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Thursday the 28th of December at 10.45am prior to committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium.

May the Lord welcome her home.

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Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Stan King from Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw who died on the 13th of November aged 87 years. His funeral rites will be celebrated on Monday the 4th of December at 1.45pm in Holy Family Church prior to burial at Westwood Cemetery.

May the Lord welcome him home

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We welcome into the People of God and our Parish Community:

Scarlett Austin, born on the 10th of June 2017, daughter of James Austin and Stephanie Tudor of Bolton Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, who is being baptised by Deacon Mike at Holy Family Church on November 12th.

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