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Holy Souls Parish in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

A reflection from Pope Francis for the Year of Prayer

Twelfth Sunday of the Year

Three parables in Luke's Gospel emphasize how we need to be constant in our prayer.  In the first a man asks for help from a friend in the middle of the night and does not give up until his friend responds; in the second a widow persists in asking the unrighteous judge for justice; in the third a publican and a Pharisee pray in the Temple.  We see these three attitudes - insistence, patience and humility - reflected in the saints who persevered in prayer; may we persevere in prayer conscious that we never pray alone, but with Christ himself, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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New Parish Name and other Developments

The three current parish councils will meet, together with any other parishioners, or school representatives who wish to attend, at Holy Souls Church on Monday 1st July at 7.00 pm to pray and to discuss which should be the top three preferences for the new name.  We will then vote and decide a shortlist of three, which will be passed on to the Bishop for his final decision.


Contact Details and Parish Clergy

Contact Details 

Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7TA

Tel: 01724 844895

For both Holy Souls and St Bernadette's Curches

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Parish Clergy 

Fr Matthew

Canon Matthew Jakes - Parish Priest 


Deacon Sebastian (2)

Deacon Sebastian Grab



 Fr Krzysztof Kosciolek

Polish Chaplain