Bishop Paul Swarbrick - There will be a meeting at Holy Family on the 19th July to make arrangements for Bishop Pauls visit on the 8th October. This is Holy Family’s Parish Pastoral meeting, but we have been invited along by Fr Matthew to speak on behalf of St Anne’s Westby.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – DUBLIN: 22 - 26 AUGUST 2018
Bishop Paul hopes that a good number of clergy and people from the Diocese, especially those with Irish connections, will go to the World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis has now confirmed he will be present on 25/26 August. Information available at: World Meeting of Families 2018 – WMOF
Parish Lunch - The date is confirmed as the 14th October. Please can you now give your deposits of £10 and names to Sheila as soon as possible. Many thanks
Tabor (169 Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8HE) has re-opened as a retreat centre. A full calendar is available on their webpage: https://xaverians.org.uk/tabor-preston/tabor-calendar/ Future retreats include: 21st July: Spirituality for summer £20 More details from firstname.lastname@example.org
revelations. The narration of the visit of the magi in the Gospel (Mt 2: 1-12), describes three different way to respond to the voice of God. The first attitude is represented by king Herod, who heard about the birth of Jesus, wanted to eliminate Him. We may also try to eliminate God from our lives, because He may constrain and correct our current way of life.
The second attitude towards God’s revelation is represented by the priests and scribes who ignored Jesus. In this modern world many ignore religion or certain indifference with regard to the religious life is increasing.
The third attitude is represented by the magi who adored Jesus and contemplated mystery of incarnation. I hope one of our resolutions for this new year is to spend some time everyday to adore and contemplate the mystery of our faith.
Fr. Mathew Pinakkattu
The Church of St Anne, Westby successfully secured a grant from the Government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs. Please click on the logo below to be directed to the website www.lpowroof.org.uk
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MEDAILLE TRUST - After the meeting at Holy Family with Steven Burrowes, a few of Holy Family and St Anne’s parishioners have got together to discuss ways we can help the new Medaille Trust House in Widnes to kit it out with much needed essentials. Please click on the link for more details on Medaille Trust.
We have entered in the Ordinary Time of the liturgical year. This season is to live what we have celebrated in advent, Christmas and epiphany. Those great celebrations were meant to strengthen our faith and now this ordinary time proves whether those celebrations strengthened our faith. The daily trials of life are the test of the strength of our faith.
God speaks to us everyday in our life through our conscious, parents, friends, especially in the Word of God and in the Holy Mass celebration. It is up to each one of us to decide how to react to God’s inspirations and
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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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