Welcome to our Parish Website
The Catholic Parish is named after the patrons of our two churches: Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Joseph. The older Church built in 1867 is dedicated to Saint Joseph and is on the corner of Saxon and York Road, Our Lady's opened in 1956 and is situated on the corner of Arundel and Waterloo Road.
- Our Lady of Lourdes: 5.30pm
- Saint Joseph's: 7.00pm
- Saint Joseph's: 9.30am
- Our Lady of Lourdes: 11.00am.
The Blessing of homes on Epiphany (celebrated this year on Sunday, January 4) enjoys a long history. It is an old custom to chalk an inscription on the front door of your home, 20 + C + M + B 15, signifying the numerals of the new year, three Crosses and the initials of the Latin phrase, Christus Mansionem Benedicat or in English “May Christ bless this house”. You may of course by now already have your handy self-adhesive sticker in place but you can still say a prayer together with those who live in your house.
All: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Leader: Peace be to this house and all who dwell here.
All: Blessed be God for ever.
Reading: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be... And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, the glory of the Father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-3.14)
On or near your entrance door write the symbols in chalk or affix the label:
20 * C + M + B + 15
Then say together: Our Father....
V. Lord God of heaven and earth, you revealed your only begotten Son to every nation by the guidance of a star. Bless this house and all who live here. May we be blessed with health, goodness of heart, gentleness, and the keeping of your law. Fill us with the light of Christ that our love for each other may go out to all. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
What we offer
We offer the liturgy, pastoral care and a life of prayer in the tradition of the Catholic Church and are part of the Archdiocese of Liverpool
We welcome all who wish to pray with us and strive to be a helpful and a friendly Church.