You will be delighted to hear that the Bishop has appointed a priest to serve both Holy Family Freckleton and St. Anne's Westby. The new priest will be Fr James Leon Mees Allen. Fr Jim is currently Parish Priest at the Cumbrian Martyrs', Carlisle, and will move to the parish early October. You can read more about Fr. Jim on the link below:
Annual Mission Appeal: on September 22 we welcome Sr. Pennie who will speak and make an Appeal for the missions. There will be a retiring collection. The collection for the Bishop's Administration Fund will now be taken the following Sunday (28/29 Sept).
To all parishes, religious communities, retired clergy I wish to share the joyful news that Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The plans for October in Rome and afterwards back in the UK are well advanced. See website: www.newmancanonisation.com
Open Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th October, at 7pm - approx. 9pm at Wrea Green Institute.
'Lancashire Celebration': 26th September at Wrea Green Institute. Hot pot supper and Lancashire entertainment, (Trouble at 'Mill). Tickets £10, available at the back of church.
October Lunch at Ribby Hall in the Garden Room, Sunday October 6th at 1pm for 1.30pm, we hope you will support this lovely occasion. Deposit required of £10 pp asap. to Shelia. Price of the meal is £23.50.
Trip to Leighton Hall - If you would be interested in joining this trip (late November/ early December) please put you name on the sheet at the back of Church. We need an idea of numbers in order to go ahead. Thank you.
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
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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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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