Holy Family Blackpool

Bishop Swarbrick

Please pray for our Bishop who received a serious head injury while cycling on Friday. He has been discharged from hospital and is at home recovering

Fr. Peter Gooden.

Fr Gooden died peacefully after being ill for some time. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

Our prayers and sympathy to Fr. Peter's brother Bernard and his family and to the Diocese of Salford.

Pastoral Letter

Bishop Swarbrick Easter

(click the picture to download the letter)

Good Shepherd Sunday May 5th 2020 

Covid latest.

Our Bishops are saying Mass each Thursday, in rotation, at 7.00  (19.00 hrs)

One of our parishioners has been found now free of covid, but still much in need of our prayers.

Fr. Michael Docherty has been infected with covid while doing his duty as a priest and is now isolated in his home, my former home, in Carlisle.

 for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working n Social Care 

some of these Masses will be live streamed. Please visit cbcew.org.uk for details..

Bishop Swarbrick will be saying Mass in the Cathedral at that time but it will not be streamed.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love. Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time. 

In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, each week from next Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join. This will take place every Thursday at 7.00pm 

23rd April Cardinal Vincent Nichols Westminster Cathedral 

30th April Bishop Richard Moth Arundel Cathedral 

7th May Bishop Marcus Stock Leeds Cathedral 

14th May Bishop Robert Byrne CO Newcastle Cathedral 

21st May Bishop Mark Davies Shrewsbury Cathedral 

28th May Bishop Terence Drainey Middlesbrough Cathedral 

By visiting the Cathedral webpage, or the Bishops’ Conference Webpage (cbcew.org.uk) links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found. 

All public Masses are suspended

St Winefride's House is now in lockdown so Father Anthony cannot leave until this changes. I am still reachable by phone or email 01253354513 
holy.fam.blackpool see below for fuller detail.

Our Bishops, have provided for you who cant attend church especially now in
Holy Week http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Flu/index.shtml

Covid information

covid liturgy

Welcome to the website of Holy Family RC Church, North Shore, Blackpool


We are Catholic Christians witnessing to the power of the Risen Lord, proclaiming the Word of God, celebrating the Eucharist and other Sacraments and serving the local community in active co-operation with fellow Christians.

Hope you will join us on Sundays for Mass at 11 am and on most weekdays at 10 am. You will be made most welcome.

Fr Anthony.

 Bulletin below (usually uploaded by late Saturday.)

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Next week's bulletin, (when available.)

This is a draft and may be changed at any time.