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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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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Lent Family Fast Day is Friday 6 March 2020
St Joseph's Ansdell are having a Parish Mission from 14 -22 March led by the Sion Community. A full programme of events, to which everyone is invited, will be available shortly. The programme includes our annual Lenten Deanery Reconciliation Service on Thursday 19 March. Prior to this week the Sion Community will be leading a week of mission in St Peter's School.
Music From St Annes: Following on from our successful music days from the last two years Frank and and Leo are again running another music day on 21st March 2020 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre, St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes. Poster is at the back of church.
Lent Penitential will take place at St Anne Westby for both parishes on Holy Wednesday 8th April at 7pm.
Lourdes 24th July 2020 - If you are interested in coming on this trip please let Carole Craine know by adding your name to the list at the back of church. We have three already so please help us fill to 15 when the price will be reduced. Click on the link for full details.
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.
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 21 March 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachel Whittle 01772 728433 ext 2069 or through your Parish Safeguarding Representative.