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 deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Maureen Southworth from Ruskin Crescent, Abram who died on the 7th of July aged 76 years. Her funeral rites will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Tuesday the 17th of July at 1.45pm followed by committal at Wigan Crematorium.

May the Lord welcome her home.

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We welcome into the People of God and our Parish Community through the celebration of Baptism on July 8th:

Isabella Rose Lloyd, born on the 29th of August 2017, the daughter of Daniel Lloyd and Donna Southern from Oak Avenue, Abram.

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We welcome into the People of God and into our Parish Families through the Celebration of Baptism on June 24th.

Connor Gerard Ward, born on the 7th of March 2018, the son of Patrick and Kathleen Ward from Stratton Drive, Platt Bridge:

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Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Vince and all the family and friends of Angela Thomas from Ince Green Lane, Ince who died on the 6th of June, aged 86 years.

Angela was the organist at Holy Family Church for many decades and, more recently when ill health caused her to retire, remained a member of Holy Family Choir. Her funeral rites will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, the 19th of June, at 11.30am followed by committal at Wigan Crematorium.

May the Lord welcome her home.

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Our best wishes to Stacey Makinson, from Lymn Street, Platt Bridge, and Brett Draper from Lowther Drive, Leigh, who are to be married at Holy Family Church on Saturday, the 16th of June, at 12.30pm.

We pray they will be blessed with a long and happy married life together.

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