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.
We are so pleased to welcome Fr. Jim Allen as our new parish priest at St. Annes Westby.
MEETING OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOLY FAMILY HALL next Sunday, 17th November, from 2pm till 6pm. Young people (13 to 23 years of age) will be coming from Widnes, Blackpool, Preston and Carlisle to reflect on a passage of Scripture, pray evening prayer and benediction followed by a meal. All you young people are most welcome.
Mass in St Joseph’s on Tuesday 19th November at 10.00am for Deceased Priests, Deacons and Religious of the Deanery
Christmas Trip to Leighton Hall - A change of plan, there will just be a trip to Leighton Hall. The coach will leave Westby Church at 3.30pm on Sunday 8th December to arrive at Leighton Hall at 4.30pm for a candlelight tour, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Returning back to Westby about 8pm. The cost will be approx. £26 each for coach and Leighton Hall. If interested please let Christine know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 081141.
A Carol Service at St.Anne's Westby is being held on Sunday 15th December at 2pm followed by seasonal refreshments. Tony Evans (organist) and his wonderful Choir have offered to come again and share with us some carols and reflections. Please come and join us in preparing for the great celebration of Christ’s birth.
Looking ahead :
24th December 7.45pm Carols followed at 8pm by Mass
25th December 8.45am Christmas Day Mass
St Joseph's Ansdell is, once again, offering Christmas Day Dinner in their Church Hall, 12noon for 12:30pm, for anyone on their own or couples in need of some company. This is the third year we have provided this service and hopefully numbers will continue to grow. We can provide transport if required. See Fr. Jim for details in their Church Hall, 12noon for 12:30pm, for anyone on their own or couples in need of some company. This is the third year we have provided this service and hopefully numbers will continue to grow. We can provide transport if required. See Fr. Jim for details
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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.
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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