Our Parish Family


We publish the Banns of Marriage between Samantha Lewis (once from Simpkin Street, Abram) and Michael Smith, both now from Lime Vale, Spring View, and who intend to be married here at Holy Family Church on Saturday the 15th of August 2020.

If you know of any legal impediment to their marriage, or any serious reason why they should not be married to one another, you should inform Father Tony as soon as possible. Please hold Samantha and Michael in prayer in these coming months as they prepare to give the gift of themselves to each another through their living out of the Sacrament of Marriage.


Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Mary Elizabeth Burgess from Sydney Street, Platt Bridge, who died on the 8th of March aged 84 years.

Her funeral rites will be celebrated here at Holy Family Church on Thursday the 19th of March at 2.30pm prior to committal at Wigan Crematorium.

May the Lord welcome her home


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."


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.


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.