Our Parish Family

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

Our deep sympathy and prayers are with Colette and all the family and friends of Malcolm McMahon, once from Maple Drive, Abram who died on the 27th of October. Funeral arrangements were not available at the time of publishing.

We have also been informed of the death of Marie Blundell, once from Tram Street, Platt Bridge. Her burial has taken place at Westwood Cemetery.

And on the first anniversary of his passing we continue to hold in prayer, John Bolger who died on the 10th of November 2019 aged 70 years.

Our deep sympathy and prayers go out to the family and friends of Marie Skett from Southfield, Platt Bridge who died on the 17th of October aged 77 years. Her funeral rites will be celebrated at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Tuesday the 3rd of November at 10.00am.

May the Lord welcome them home.

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.