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Newsletter of St Anne's Church

Highfield Road

Wirral

CH42 2BY

0151 645 3996

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Served by

Fr Bernard Forshaw

Rev. John Boggan

 

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 16th 6.30pm Frank Fennell Ann Sun 17th 11.15am Lewis Doyle RIP
Mon 18th 12 noon Funeral Service for Tony Martin
Tues 19th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Wed 20th 7.30pm Fr. Stephen Dwyer Ann
Thur 21st 12noon Margaret McChrystal RIP
Fri 22nd 12 noon Barbara Mansell B’day Remb
Sat 23rd 6.30pm Poppy Harland B’day Remb
Sun 24th 11.15am Ints. Kath McGenity

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please keep all our sick parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let Fr. Bernard or Sister Anne Marie know.

PARISH PRAYER
Loving Creator encourage us through your Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God in our parish.
Inspire all of us, young and old, to serve you, the church and each other with gentleness and love.
As we work and pray together for the good of all in this area.
St. Anne Pray for us
Mary Immaculate Pray for us.


IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Anthony Martin (Tony) Funeral Service at St Anne’s on Monday 18 February at 12 noon.
May he rest in peace.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory = £907. Thank you.
Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund remains open for a further week

This Weekend – Appeal by James Tyrrell and collection at the end of both Masses for Laughter Africa.
Laughter Africa (Charity No. 1154712) is based in Sierra Leone. Its founder is a parishioner of St. Anne’s and indeed the charity is well supported by many people in the parish both spiritually and financially. Laughter Africa seeks to give opportunities to live and to learn to street children up to 16 years of age. In the four years since it began, James and the staff have helped over 800 children by reuniting them with their families, paying their school fees and supporting them generally in life. Thank you to all the parishioners who pledged a prayer, who bought a book from the stall or indeed support the charity financially throughout the year.
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WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Here at St. Anne’s on Friday 1st March at 2pm. All are welcome to join in prayers prepared by the Country of Slovenia.
Now renamed World Day of Prayer to welcome and include everybody.
Theme for 2019, Come - Everything is Ready.


SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: From a stretch of level ground, Jesus levels so many of our preconceptions. He declares blessed the poor, the hungry, the weeping, the hated – all whose hearts cry out in longing and expectation for what can only be satisfied by God. Conversely, the rich, the complacent, the jocular, the popular have hearts which, by indulging in finite things, turn away from the Lord. Blessed are those who trust not in themselves, but in the Lord, refusing to be discouraged by their own fragility and limitations. Hope rests on a fact; “Christ has…been raised from the dead.”

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy

Monday Funeral Service at 12 noon for Anthony (Tony) Martin
Wirral KSC meeting 12 15 in the Presbytery.
Foodbank 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery.

Tuesday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon
“Welcome Café” with the distribution of surplus foods from local supermarkets is held each Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 11am – 1pm.

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet in the Parish Centre 8pm – Beetle Drive

Thursday Mass at 12 noon
Friday Mass at 12 noon
Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy

Darwin Shrewsbury Festival: Fr Andrew Pinsent will be giving a lecture at Shrewsbury Cathedral at 7pm tomorrow (Mon). The lecture is 45 mins based upon Darwin and the Invisible Gardener: Perspectives on Science and Faith followed by a short Q&A Session. Entrance is free

Next Parish Liturgy Group meeting is on Tuesday 26 February 7.30pm in Presbytery.

Foundation Governor Vacancies at SJP: The School has vacancies for Foundation Governors on the Governing Body. This involves attending a minimum four evening meetings a year of the full governing body. Attendance at other meetings is dependent on voluntary membership of various committees. You may be unsure whether undertaking such a role is for you. You are most welcome to contact me, and I will answer any questions you have. If you wish I can also arrange a visit to the school. If you do decide to apply, foundation governors are appointed by Bishop Mark and your application should be supported by your parish priest. Chair of Governors John Williams tel: 0151 327 2799.

Parish Meeting: there will be an important Parish meeting after the 7.30pm Mass on Ash Wednesday 6th March in the Parish Centre. There is much to discuss so I hope every household in the Parish will be represented at that meeting

The Carmelite Monastery Birkenhead invite you to the Solemn Profession of Sister Maria on Monday 25th March at 11am. Refreshments will be available after the ceremony.

Caritas Shrewsbury currently has 3 vacancies; 1 F/T Community Services Manager (closing date 4th March) and 2 P/T Parenting Support Workers Wirral based (closing date 1st March). For further details and an Application Pack please contact us: www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk or tel: 0151 652 1281/info@caritassshrewsbury.org.uk
Wishing all those on half term this week a happy and restful break.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK



Sat 9th 6.30pm Frederick Woolfall Ann Sun 10th 11.15am Pauline Codd Ann

Mon 11th 9.30am For the Sick of St. Anne;s Parish

Tues 12th 12 noon Pat Dobbie RIP

Wed 13th 12noon Gabrielle Pleva RIP

Thur 14th 12noon Larry Cray Ann

Fri 15th 12 noon Margaret Doyle Ann

Sat 16th 6.30pm Frank Fennell Ann

Sun 17th 11.15am Lewis Doyle RIP

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Please keep all our sick parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let Fr. Bernard or Sister Anne Marie know.



PARISH PRAYER

Loving Creator encourage us through your Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God in our parish.

Inspire all of us, young and old, to serve you, the church and each other with gentleness and love.

As we work and pray together for the good of all in this area.

St. Anne Pray for us

Mary Immaculate Pray for us.





IN MEMORIAM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of

Deacon David Morriss Reception of Body into St. Albans Church Liscard on Sunday 10 February at 6pm Funeral Mass on Monday 11th February at St Albans at 12 noon.

Anthony Martin (Tony) Funeral Service at St Annes on Monday 18 February at 12 noon.

May they rest in peace.



MONEY MATTERS

Last Weeks Offertory = £911. And the SVP Collection amounted to £312.50. Thank you.

This weekend Collection at the end of both Masses for the Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund

Next Weekend Appeal by James Tyrrell and collection at the end of both Masses for Laughter Africa.




WOMENS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here at St. Annes on Friday 1st March at 2pm.

Everybody is welcome.



FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: How often do our own ideas, our doubts, our negative attitudes cause us to miss the miracle of Christ in our midst? Mindful of all this, Christ commands: & Put out into deep water. If we are willing to take this risk, then our nets will be filled with the signs of God's love and care for us. When we see the goodness of God, we are ashamed of our lack of faith. “Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man.” Yet in Christ we are cleansed of sin, and he gives us life in abundance. “Do not be afraid.”



THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with the Sacrament/Anointing of the Sick



Monday Mass at 9.30am on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes for all the Sick

Foodbank 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery.

St Anne’s School Governors Finance and Personnel Sub Committee meet

in the school at 5.00pm



Tuesday Mass at 12 noon

“Welcome Café” with the distribution of surplus foods from local supermarkets is held each Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 11am – 1pm.



Birkenhead & East Wirral Deanery Clergy Meeting here at St Anne’s

beginning with Evening Prayer at 4.30pm. Please pray God’s blessing on this termly meeting



Wednesday Mass at 12noon

UCM meet in the Parish Centre 8pm – Chair Aerobics



Thursday Mass at 12 noon Friends of St Eugene meet in the Presbytery at 7pm

Friday Mass at 12 noon

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy

The Diocese of Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitalite will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes with Mass at 3.30pm today Sunday 10th February at St. Hugh and St. John Church, 314 Manchester Road, Timperley WA14 5NB (Please use the postcode WA14 5HL for the car park). Mass will be followed by refreshments in the parish hall. All are welcome.

Darwin Shrewsbury Festival: Fr Andrew Pinsent will be giving a lecture at Shrewsbury Cathedral at 7pm on Mon 18th Feb. The lecture is 45 mins based upon Darwin and the Invisible Gardener: Perspectives on Science and Faith followed by a short Q&A Session. Entrance is free



Parish Meeting: there will be an important Parish meeting after the 7.30pm Mass on Ash Wednesday 6th March in the Parish Centre. There is much to discuss so I hope every household in the Parish will be represented at that meeting



The Carmelite Monastery Birkenhead invite you to the Solemn Profession of Sister Maria on Monday 25th March at 11am. Refreshments will be available after the ceremony.

Caritas Shrewsbury currently has 3 vacancies; 1 F/T Community Services Manager (closing date 4th March) and 2 P/T Parenting Support Workers Wirral based (closing date 1st March). For further details and an Application Pack please contact us: www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ can be found under the ‘News’ Section) or tel: 0151 652 1281/info@caritassshrewsbury.org.uk

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Larry Sullivan Ann Sun 3rd 11.15am Christopher Doyle RIP
Mon 4th 12 noon Patrick Kelly RIP
Tues 5th 12 noon Funeral Mass for Gabrielle Pleva
Wed 6th 7.30pm Ints. St.Anne’s UCM
Thur 7th 9.15am Pat Dobbie RIP
Fri 8th 12 noon Kay Rhodes RIP
Sat 9th 6.30pm Frederick Woolfall Remb
Sun 10th 11.15am Pauline Codd Ann
Today, Sun. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2pm – 4pm. (See overleaf)
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Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with Rosary an Evening Prayer and opportunity for Confession.

PARISH PRAYER
Loving Creator encourage us through your Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God in our parish.
Inspire all of us, young and old, to serve you, the church and each other with gentleness and love.
As we work and pray together for the good of all in this area.
St. Anne Pray for us
Mary Immaculate Pray for us.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please keep all our sick parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let Fr. Bernard or Sister Anne Marie know.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Gabrielle Pleva Funeral Mass this Tuesday at 12noon
Deacon David Morriss Reception of Body into St. Alban’s Church Liscard on Sunday 10 February at 6pm Funeral Mass on Monday 11th February at St Alban’s at 12 noon.
Anthony Martin (Tony) Funeral Service at St Anne’s on Monday 18 February at 12 noon.
May they rest in peace.
MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory = £959.24. Thank you.
This weekend SVP monthly collection at both Masses
Also a member of the SVP will be speaking at Mass about their work and seeking additional members for our Parish Conference. Such is the volume of work at this present time.
55+ Group donated £115 to the British Legion. Proceeds from presentation of George Jacowsky’s wartime experience.
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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: When Jesus returned to his home town, the people were astonished at the gracious words that he spoke. We gather today to be nourished by the life-giving words of the same Jesus and to be fed by his very self.

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Foodbank 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery.

Tuesday Funeral Mass at 12 noon for Gabrielle Pleva
“Welcome Café” with the distribution of surplus foods from local supermarkets is held each Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 11am – 1pm.
55+ Group 12.30pm. Fish & Chips £4.

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm. UCM meet in Parish Centre after Mass – for their A.G.M.
Thursday Mass at 9.15am.
Friday Mass at 12 noon
Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30pm with Anointing/Sacrament of the Sick
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Anointing/Sacrament of the Sick
The Miraculous Benediction: On Sunday 3 Feb. 1822 the founder of The Association of the Holy Family Fr. Noailles was unable to be present, as was his custom, to give Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the Convent in Mazarin Street, Bordeaux. He asked Fr. Delort, a local priest, to replace him. Scarcely had Fr. Delort placed the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance when, instead of the host, the head and upper part of the body of a young man of extraordinary beauty, surrounded by a brilliant halo, were distinctly seen. The miraculous apparition lasted for about twenty minutes. This event confirmed Fr. Noailles in his resolve to continue the work he had begun in spite of difficulties and obstacles, convinced that it was indeed God’s work. This is celebrated each year by the Holy Family Association. To mark this there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in church today from 2pm – 4pm.
Annual Mass for the Celebration of Marriage will be celebrated by Bishop Mark at 12 noon on Saturday at St. Columba’s Church, Plas Newton, Chester CH2 1SA. All married couples & their families are welcome. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall.
The Diocese of Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitalite will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes with Mass at 3.30pm on Sunday 10th February at St. Hugh and St. John Church, 314 Manchester Road, Timperley WA14 5NB (Please use the postcode WA14 5HL for the car park). Mass will be followed by refreshments in the parish hall. All are welcome.
St. Anne’s SVP Conference have been very busy over the last 12 months. Members have regularly visited 25 residents in local care homes, 11 individuals at home and actively supported 15 families with furniture, clothes, food and money. We managed to send 1 family on holiday to the SVP caravan in Talacre, North Wales. At Christmas time all of our families received vouchers and some were given hampers. Without your help and support we could not do this. So on behalf of all our SVP members a big Thank You. St. Anne’s SVP Finances Jan to Dec 2018: Outgoings £918.00. Disaster and Twinage £480.00 SVP Support payment £500.00 Total outgoings £1898.00 Total Income £2495.00

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 19th 6.30pm Ints. Tom Roberts Sun 20th 11.15am George McGrory Ann
Mon 21st 12 noon Wilfred & Norah White Remb
Tues 22nd 11.00am Funeral Mass for Lewis Doyle
Wed 23rd 12 noon In Thanksgiving (Forshaw Family)
Thur 24th 12 noon No Mass or Service today
Fri 25th 12 noon Jack Stormont Ann
Sat 26th 6.30pm Terry Birch Ann
Sun 27th 11.15am Stephen McGenity Ann

PEACE SUNDAY PRAYER

How I wish that all men and women of good will would look at the Cross if only for a moment!
There, we can see God’s reply: violence is not answered with violence, death is not answered with the language of death.
In the silence of the Cross the uproar of weapons ceases and the language of reconciliation, forgiveness, dialogue and peace is spoken.
Pope Francis

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please keep all our sick parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let Fr. Bernard or Sister Anne Marie know.

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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Lewis Doyle Funeral Mass this Tuesday at 11.00am
And
Gabrielle Pleva Funeral Mass on Tuesday 5th February at 12noon
May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace.
MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory = £835.91 Thank you.
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THANK YOU
On behalf of my family and myself thank you for the many Mass & Sympathy Cards and supportive messages we have received since the death of my dear mother. Th to Christ the King Bromborough for Mum’s Funeral Mass last Monday. Your presence and prayers were much appreciated.
Wednesday’s Mass will be offered for all your intentions

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: At the wedding feast at Cana, Christ performed the first of the seven signs (miracles) recounted in the Gospel of John. The shortage of wine threatens to spoil the celebration of new love. But the Mother of God notices the need and speaks to her son. With one word from his mother, Jesus reveals his divinity so that, as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride, all people can realise just how much our God rejoices in us. Just as it did for his first disciples, this revelation of glory leads us to deeper belief in Christ. The miracle of “the best wine” continues through the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to each individual.
Christian Unity Week 18th Jan – 25th Jan – please keep this intention in your prayers.

Shrewsbury Online Liturgical Calendar. For those of you who are Universalis users or are interested in an online/mobile app of the Divine Office and Mass Readings and prayers, the Shrewsbury Calendar is now available via www.universalis.com or can be downloaded through the app store on your phone or tablet.

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Monthly KSC Meeting after Mass in the presbytery
Foodbank 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery.
SVP members meet in the presbytery at 7pm

Tuesday Funeral Mass for Lewis Doyle at 11.00am
Parish Liturgy Group meet in Presbytery at 7.30pm to review Advent and Christmas Services and to plan ahead for Lent etc.

Wednesday Mass at 12 noon UCM Christmas Meal in Parish Centre at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Thursday No Mass or Service at St Anne’s today Funeral Mass for Patricia Dobbie at St John’s at 12 noon
Friday Mass at 12 noon
Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy
Annual Mass for the Celebration of Marriage will be celebrated by Bishop Mark at 12 noon on Saturday 9th February at St. Columba’s Church, Plas Newton, Chester CH2 1SA. All married couples and their families are welcome. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th) and wish to attend the Mass please let Fr. Bernard know (by 27th January) and you will receive a special letter of invitation.

CCRS – The next module – a choice of: Religious Education in the classroom or Introduction to Liturgy, for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies begins on Sat 19 January 2019 at Our Lady’s, Ellesmere Port CH65 8BY 10.00am – 3.30pm with the second on Sat. 19th February 2019. You may start the course (comprising 8 modules) at the beginning of any module – registration forms and details are on the website at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/education/ccrs. A non-certificate option is also available (no essays) particularly aimed at Teachers, Catechists and those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith.

Wirral Parkinson’s Support Group: We are looking for a volunteer secretary for the Support Group Committee. It meets on a Monday afternoon at Osborne Court, Port Sunlight 2 – 4pm every six weeks or so. If you can possibly give your time to help this very worthwhile cause it will be much appreciated. If interested please phone Bob Rimmer on 07910 449284 or email bobrimmer21@gmail.com. Thank you.