Holy Family Mossend

Holy Family R.C Church

57 Hope Street Mossend

Holy Family R.C Church


Welcome to the Parish of the Holy Family, Mossend in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell.

Our Parish was first established in 1868, with the opening of the church-school building by Parish Priest Rev. Father Milne.

Since it's foundation our parish has both grown and decreased in size.  However in recent years a fair number of young families have taken up residence in the parish, giving us new hope of life in the future.

We hope this web site it maybe of interest to you. Whether you know our parish well and are just looking for further information, or it has been a while since last you visited the church, or you may just be surfing and have found us by accident - either way, we hope you find something of use to yourself.

Lastly, we pray that we may face that future in the same spirit as our forefathers confident that, with God's continued help and our efforts, his work in Mossend may be accomplished for many years to come.

New Church Panorama

Caritas Scheme

This Year Holy Family Mossend has eleven sixth year students participating in the Caritas scheme.

Each participant is required to give twenty hours service to the parish between now and next summer. In the new year, the group will turn their attention to at least one fundraising event such as a prize bingo or coffee morning for one of the charities supported by the parish.


View our new panorama view of the church, panorama views are also available of the function halls under the link at the top of the page.

Church Panorama All News

‘'The Shadow of Death’ by Holman Hunt  

as referred to in Fr. Grant's sermon this weekend.

Click on the image to view larger.

The Shadow of Death

Our choir recorded a demonstration CD of music used in this parish which will be taught at the forthcoming Diocesan Music Workshop. This ‘Demonstration CD’ is just that and is not by any means meant to be a professional recording. It was simply put together at a recent choir practice using the choir members who were available on that particular evening.

To listen to the recordings click here

Holy Family Choir make a recording for a Diocesan Music Workshop

This weekend, Pope Francis will ‘raise to the altars’ two of his predecessors, ‘Good Pope John xxiii who was pope from 1958 till 1963 and the ‘Great’ Pope John Paul II who was pope from 1978 till 2005.mThe ceremony will take place in St. Peter’s Square and roughly five million pilgrims are expected in Rome for the event, which will see four popes united in St Peter’s, given that the Vatican has confirmed that former Pope Benedict XVI will attend.

Two New Saints

Saint John XXIII - Saint John Paul II

The Parish Centre is at present being re-slated courtesy of Viridor Credits Environmental Company who awarded us a grant of around £66,000 to carry out the project.  The project will be completed in two phases. Phase one will be completed by the end of August. Phase two will begin in October and completed within the month.


When it opens again in mid August our primary school will have a new acting head, Mrs. Frances Wilson, who will take charge until next summer.  Mrs. Wilson comes to us from St. Serf’s Primary in Airdrie where she was seconded as acting head for the last six months.


Parish Prayer


open our hearts to your Holy Spirit

so that fired by your love,

we may be transformed

and so let your light  shine through us.

May your living word

be so much part of our homes

and parish community

that others are drawn to you

by the strength of our commitment

and the way we

reach out to one another.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph

be our constant inspiration

as the Father sends us out

to set the world alight

with Christian joy and hope.

The Next men's quiz night is on:

Friday 5th September

The cost  is £2.00 including half time pie.

We would be more than happy to welcome more men to the monthly quiz.

CMS Quiz night