The sun shone and Amelia and Brandon both took their First Holy Communion at St Annes. The church was full of family and friends to celebrate and share the wonderful occasion of them taking the Eucharist for the first time. The two children attend other schools but wanted to come to St Annes to make their vow to God, as they are regular attendees to the church. It was lovely to see how they take their commitment to God so seriously after many weeks of preparation from their teacher, Irene Fullerton. After we had refreshments in the garden with cake and coffee. The children ran around in the glorious sunshine feeling love of Christ within their hearts. The parents and grandparents all gathered to congratulate them. It will be lovely to see them take their communion each week and be truly immersed in the church of St Anne.
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Annual ACE Project Appeal. We will launch this appeal on 3rd November for four weeks to help local ex-offenders in our area over the Christmas period. As usual we ask for donations of tinned, dried foods, toiletries etc. A comprehensive list is available at the back of church. Thank you in advance for your generosity. It is always really appreciated.
Car Parking : Please can we be more mindful when parking outside church. We have had a complaint from residents that they were unable to get through last Sunday due to the cars not being parked to the sides. When you park, please think if an emergency service vehicle could get through if needed. Please also park without leaving gaps so as many cars can be parked as possible. Thank you.
Mass Offerings : If you would like a mass said for a loved one, please put the offering in an envelope and give it straight to Father Jim. He will then let Mary and Carole know for the bulletin.
Congratulations and Thank You to Cath Chambers and Tony Evans for their wonderful Carol Concert that was very popular. A wonderful start to Christmas. Thank you to all that helped with catering and setting up and cleaning the church.
2020 MISSION APPEALS IN OUR PARISHES - The Xaverian Missionaries have been allocated to the Diocese for 2020 Mission Appeals. I do hope that parishes will be generous in inviting the missionaries, and I know that they will be well cared for during their stay.
TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS 2020 - The Safeguarding Office has arranged for 2 Safeguarding Awareness training sessions for your volunteers next year. The first one is to be held on Saturday 21March 2020 at Our Lady & St Edward’s Parish Centre, Preston and the second on Saturday 19 September 2020, at SS Margaret Mary Parish Centre, Carlisle. There is likely to be a £20 charge per volunteer for the training which will include lunch.
Topics likely to be discussed are:
• Supporting a Culture of Safeguarding; • Types of abuser; • Disclosures of abuse; • How to respond if a disclosure is made; • What is grooming and how might I recognise it; • Scenarios – responding to situations safely; • Maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Volunteers, will be able to book places through the Safeguarding Office in Preston: email@example.com or call Rachel Whittle 01772 728433 ext 2069 or through your Parish Safeguarding Representative.
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On Thursday 11th July, three more of our congregation, Carys, Carla and Georgina, who also happen to be altar servers, took their final sacrament into the Catholic Church by being confirmed at Holy Family Freckleton by Bishop Paul and Father Burns. Bishop Paul said "These events bring natural families and parish families together in a wonderful spirit of joy and life. After a day at work and school, people made the effort to prepare themselves for something very different. The gift of the Holy Spirit is given so that we can give witness to the life of Jesus to those amongst whom we live. It is gift to be generously shared". After the service the congregation and the newly “Confirmed” went to the hall to celebrate some more. All in all its been a busy time but a joyous one. God bless them all and May Gods love surround them always and may many blessings come to them as they follow on life’s way.
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New Parishioners are always welcome
We would love you to join us at St. Anne Church, Westby Mills which is located on Weeton Road, near Wrea Green and is a church where everyone is welcome. The church is usually open during the day. Sunday Mass is at 08.45am and we gather for coffee afterwards, please join us.
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