AT THE PRESENT TIME CHURCHES ARE PERMITTED TO REMAIN OPEN FOR MASS AND PUBLIC WORSHIP,
INCLUDING FUNERALS (30 people) WEDDINGS (5 people only) and BAPTISMS (6 people).
IF HELPERS ARE AVAILABLE, AND IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, (AND IF NO OTHER INSTRUCTION IS
FORTHCOMING) WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE NORMAL SERVICE TO EVERYONE.
WE APPRECIATE THE GENEROUS HELP OF THOSE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED AND WELCOME
ANY OTHER OFFERS OF HELP AT THIS TIME.
IF HELPERS ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANY REASON THIS WILL BE QUITE UNDERSTOOD
STAY SAFE AND WELL
The Archbishop has asked for our consideration about future provision of churches and parishes in each area of the archdiocese, and to know our views and ideas.
The lockdown and the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic has called for a hard look at the priorities in our Pastoral Area and throughout the archdiocese as a whole.
Financial challenges will have to be met, availability of voluntary help may not be what it was Church goers will be fewer in number due to age or health in some areas, the number of serving clergy will continue to decrease, and so on.
As part of the process of reflection and change called for by Synod 2020 we need to be Prepared for the future as far as possible and consider what reductions and rationalisation of building and resources may be necessary.
Cardinal Saint John Henry Newman was once asked what he thought about the Laity.
He replied ‘The Church would look very silly without them’ Your views, along with those of the local clergy, are crucial.
Time for responses is short, so please let me know what you think.
Look at the Pastoral Area as a whole from Formby to Seaforth in your considerations.
Pray about this and think how we might continue to be a strong and committed Faith Community in our Pastoral Area in the future, whilst being a different Church in light of some essential changes.
Parish Priest and Dean of Crosby
MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AND STREAMED LIVE FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAYS AT 10.30 am.
A RECORDED MASS FOR THE SICK AND PRAYERS FOR HEALING, PLUS STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SHOULD ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW VIA THE PARISH WEBSITE OR YOUTUBE.
This parish has a long and illustrious history and many generations have worshipped here over the 120 years of its existence.
The Church is well-known and loved. A fuller history of the church and its artifacts can be found in a pamphlet written by Monsignor John Furnival the current parish priest. Today it continues to draw large numbers to Sunday mass, baptisms, weddings and, naturally, funerals, in the course of the year.
You can access Mass times and information about the church and parish and also to the weekly newsletter. Links can be found to other local churches in the area, Pastoral Area activities and ecumenical partnership.
We hope you will find the information interesting and helpful and we would ask you to let others know of the existence of this website
Ss. Peter and Paul’s church will remain open for Mass as long as possible and we ask that everyone abides by the rules and directions for safety within the church. We remain grateful to all our wonderful helpers and cleaners for their support.
The Prayer Circle in our parish is a way of keeping prayers going for the intentions of all in need, especially as it has continued to function during this time of the pandemic. The Prayer Circle is now in its sixth year, and its members pray daily in their own time for three intentions requested and are given new intentions each month. Intentions remain on the list for 6 months.
There is some lovely feed-back from people who have appreciated the prayers. If you would like to be a member and are willing to pray in your own time for three intentions each day, or put in a request for prayers or just find out more about the Prayer Circle then please contact Bernie Callaghan who organises this (and to whom we are very grateful) Contact Tel. 928 2558
This year we will be holding the Archdiocese of Liverpool Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Mass online only. Please do not attempt to attend in person.
It will be held remotely and broadcast on Thursday the 11th February 2021 7.00pm from Our Lady’s RC Church, Lydiate.
Our Celebrant will be Fr Des Seddon.
You will be able to watch using the Facebook link below (no Factbook account is needed, simply click on the link below.) Feast Day Mass Facebook Page link
You may watch using the CSTV link for Our Lady’s Church.
With every good wish,
Please read the following documnets for advice on returning to church:
The following questionnaire has gone out to all the local parishes in our area. Please fill out the form and return it by email or post
Clergy and those people associated with the parish will be invited. Other events to be arranged and made known soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!
IMPORTANT New Mass Time Updates: The Sunday mass time has been updated to 10:30AM. There is also a Holy Hour and Mass on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.