THE LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH

Please continue to keep yourselves safe, but now through using common sense and consideration for others, rather than by rules and regulations.

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH - TRACK AND TRACE

The QR bar code for the church is displayed on the poster which you'll find on the notice boards on either side of the main church doors as you enter Holy Family Church.

Scan it with your smart phone or mobile device to check into the NHS Track and Trace App.

The NHS Track & Trace app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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UPDATE ON SERVICES AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MASS TO BE DISCONTINUED

The afternoon Mass on Sundays at 5.00pm was introduced last year as a temporary measure to allow for wider physical distancing. It has continued to have a small weekly attendance of around just twenty people, and often less. With the opening up of all the benches in church again during this month (so more space available in church but with fewer people now -coming to Mass) an additional Sunday Mass is no longer needed. The Sunday afternoon Mass at 5pm will be discontinued after July 25th.

For any who cannot attend Mass on Sunday morning because of work or travel and so would appreciate a later Mass, there is Mass every Sunday at 4.30pm at Saint John's in Wigan and at 6.30pm at Our Lady's, Bryn.

Church Giving - options to continue to give during lockdown

With the church closed during the current pandemic it has not been possible for parishioners to make their weekly contribution to church funds using the Weekly Offerings envelopes.

There are now two options available to continue to support our church in the absence of the opportunity to give at Sunday Mass.


Option 1:
You can now make one off gifts of either £2,£3, £5, or £10 by following the instructions below:

Text HOLYWIGAN to 70085 to donate £2

Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HOLYWIGANNOINFO to 70085

Text HOLYWIGAN to 70450 to donate £3

Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HOLYWIGANNOINFO to 70450

Text HOLYWIGAN to 70460 to donate £5

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HOLYWIGANNOINFO to 70460

Text HOLYWIGAN to 70470 to donate £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HOLYWIGANNOINFO to 70470


Option 2:

This second option allows you to give your offering directly through a website set up specifically for our Church by The Archdiocese.

Just click the link below which will direct you to it.

https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/holy-family-platt-bridge


We fully understand the financial difficulties the pandemic has placed on many families and we would certainly not wish you create further financial hardship in supporting our Parish at this time.

However, even though the church is currently closed there is still a financial strain in the day to day costs of maintaining and insuring our buildings, and any donation given by either of the above methods would be most gratefully received. If you are in a position to give, please be as generous as you can reasonably afford to be.

Lectio Divina


Lectio Divina (which is Latin for "Divine Reading") is a new way of praying. Actually, it's not new at all, but as old as the hills, going right back to the early Church and even further back into Old Testament times; but it has recently become very fashionable, if one can use that word with regard to prayer.

(Check out Lectio Divina on YouTube: Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto is a good one to follow.)

WHY SHOULD CATHOLICS PRAY THE ROSARY?

Catholics pray the rosary because it's a powerful prayer to God, through His mother, Mary.

Praying the rosary has been a tradition in the Church for a long time. It's a bit fuzzy who made it more formal; some say it was Saint Dominic. What matters is that this prayer is super-powerful!

Throughout history, many saints have highly recommended that we pray the rosary.

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