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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 13th 6.30pm Dec’d members Harrington and Dwyer Families
Sun 14h 11.15am St. Anne’s Parish
Mon 15th 12 noon Ints Wirral KSC
Tues 16th 12 noon Funeral Mass Veronica Clarke
Wed 17th 7.30pm Mia Williams RIP
Thur 18th 12 noon Barbara Simmons Sp.Int
Fri 19th 10.30am SJP Mass of Welcome
Sat 20th 12 noon Ints Holy Family Associates
6.30pm Catherine Aitkin RIP
Sun 21st 11.15am Herbert & Edith Reader

EXPOSITION, ROSARY, EVENING PRAYER & AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CONFESSION
Wednesday from 6.30pm until 7.30pm Mass

IN MEMORIUM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Veronica Clarke Funeral Mass 12 noon Tuesday 16th October
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CONFIRMATION 2018

This year’s Confirmation Mass for our LPA Parishes will be held at St. Anne’s on Friday 23rd November at 7pm with Bishop Mark presiding
Please keep all the Candidates, their parents, sponsors and catechists in your prayers
MONEY MATTERS

Last Week’s Offertory = 915.00p. Thank you
Missio Red Boxes 609.30 was raised through your recent donations.

Macmillan Coffee Morning final amount raised was 686. A very big thank you to all involved and supported this event. Unclaimed raffle prizes White ticket 465 and Blue ticket 269. Prizes available from the Sacristy.

TRAIDCRAFT stall will be open this week-end 13th/14th October. Please take time to look at the goods available and support a very worthy cause.

A SPECIAL WELCOME TO BISHOP MARK making his official Pastoral Visitation to St Anne’s and St John’s Parishes this weekend He will preside and preach at all the Masses and there will be an opportunity to meet him after both Masses and particularly on Sunday when, after the 11.15am Mass, everyone is invited to tea/coffee biscuits in the Parish Centre.

A PRAYER FOR OUR BISHOP
God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, look favourably on your servant, Mark whom you have set at the head of your Church of Shrewsbury as her shepherd; grant, we pray, that by word and example he may be of service to those over whom he presides, so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may come to everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
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Canonisations: Today (Sunday) in St Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass during which he will canonise (declare a saint) Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero and five others. We ask the intercession of these “new saints” for the Synod on young people taking place in Rome this month and for the needs of the whole Church

TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: Beyond all else, we prefer “the spirit of Wisdom”. Why? Because the wise person knows what he desires, since wisdom enables him to see what is really there. This is what the rich young man lacks. He comes to Jesus with constricting preconceptions that betray just how unaware he is of the One who stands before him. Christ sends him to the poor so that there he will experience the deepest need and longing of his heart. Only in self-abandonment can the young man exchange his crippling self-reliance for total trust in Christ. It is the living “Word of God” who enables us to live authentically.

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S
Sunday Bishop’s Visitation Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy
Holy Family Associates meet at 7pm in Convent.

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Wirral Knights of St Columba meeting in the presbytery after 12noon Mass
Foodbank in the presbytery 12 – 3pm

Tuesday Funeral Mass at 12 noon – Veronica Clarke
Fare Share Cafe in the Parish Centre from 11.00am to 1.00pm

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm UCM meet in Parish Centre at 8pm.
Thursday Mass at 12 noon
Friday Mass at 10.30am St. John Plessington Catholic College Y7 “Mass of Welcome”
Saturday Mass at 12 noon – North West meeting of Holy Family Associates in Parish Centre from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Vigil Mass at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy.

HCPT: At Easter time 2019, the HCPT group will be taking a small group of vulnerable and disadvantaged children on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Following on from the success of the Irish Dancing Afternoon Tea fundraiser last January we are holding another event in the Parish Centre, on Sun 4 Nov 12 – 4pm. Tickets will be available @ 8 for adults and 5 for accompanying children. We would really appreciate any support for this event. Please contact Erin McCulloch on 07473 311235 or by email erinmcculloch6@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards expenses for the trip. Join us for a fun afternoon of Ceili dancing, Afternoon Tea, Irish Bingo, a raffle and traditional Irish dancing!!

Parish Centre Manager: SDCC are looking to recruit a capable and enthusiastic individual to efficiently manage and develop a club operation within the Wirral Peninsula. Further details can be found at http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies. CVs should be sent to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Closing date Friday 26 October.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against a dangerous abortion bill which is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 October. The bill seeks to decriminalise abortion which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Postcards are available at the back of church.
Saturday Loft Choir would love to have some new members! If you enjoy singing and would like to give the choir a try, please come up to the choir loft any Saturday evening after Mass for a chat. Tricia

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 29th 6.30pm Roy Tate 1st Ann
Sun 30th 11.15am Fidelma Franklin 1st Ann.
Mon 1st 12 noon Kath McGenity Sp.Int.
Tues 2nd 12 noon Ints. SVP
Wed 3rd 10.30am Wirral Catholic Schools Mass with Bishop Mark – Mission Together
Thur 4th 12 noon Jean Morris RIP
Fri 5th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Sat 6th 6.30pm Larry Sullivan Bday Rem
Sun 7th 11.15am Ted & Hannah McGenity Ann
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK Please keep our sick parishioners in your prayers & if anyone in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let us know. The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered to those who wish to receive it (like in July) at both Masses this weekend
IN MEMORIUM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Jean Morris Who has died during the week
May she rest in peace
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CONFIRMATION 2018
This year’s Confirmation Mass for our LPA Parishes will be held at St. Anne’s on Friday 23rd November at 7pm. The preparation programme has now begun. Confirmation is open to candidates who are currently in Year. 9 of High School or above. For further info please email us at st.annes@hotmail.co.uk or phone 645 3996 asap.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory = 858.00p. Thank you
SVP Retiring Collection at both Masses today for Flood hit Kerala in India….SVP Twinnage Disaster Fund.
CAFOD Family Fast Day Prayer…Friday 5th Oct.
Creator God in love you give life.
In your generosity you create gifts of the earth.
As daughters and sons of the same Father, may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation, especially with those most in need.
Give us open hands and loving hearts, so that we take less and give more.
We ask that all may benefit from your goodness, and share in the fullness of life you have promised.
Amen.
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BISHOP MARK’S VISIT TO ST. ANNE’S
Bishop Mark will be making his official Pastoral Visitation to St Anne’s and St John’s Parishes on the weekend of 13th/14th October. He will preside and preach at all the Masses and there will be an opportunity to meet him after both Masses and particularly on Sunday when, after the 11.15am Mass, everyone is invited to light refreshments in the Parish Centre. The Bishop will visit St Anne’s School on the morning of Monday 8th October where he will lead an assembly, visit each class and talk to our Headteacher, Mrs Lorraine Prescott and all members of staff.
Prior to that Bishop Mark will also be with us at St Anne’s on Wednesday to celebrate a Mass to mark the 175th Anniversary of Mission Together. Representatives from the 20 Catholic Primary Schools on the Wirral (plus St John Plessington Catholic College) will join him along with local clergy and APF officials. This is a major Diocesan event and we are honoured that St Anne’s has been chosen to host it. I do hope parishioners will make a special effort to be present at this Mass.

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: Being called disciples means that we recognise we are called by the Lord. It also means that we should recognise the gifts of others, especially if they are not “one of us”.

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy
The Sacrament of the Sick is being celebrated at both Masses this weekend

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Foodbank in the presbytery 12 – 3pm
SVP meets in the Presbytery at 7pm.

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
Fare Share Cafe in the Parish Centre from 11.00am to 12.30pm

Wednesday Mass at 10.30am with Bishop Mark. Wirral Catholic Schools – 175th Anniversary of Holy Childhood/ Mission Together
UCM meet in Parish Centre at 8pm. Film night
Thursday Mass at 12 noon
Friday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon Family Fast Day
Saturday Mass at 6.30pm
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s Liturgy.
The Annual Benediction in Honour of St. Therese of Lisieux will be held today at 3pm at the Carmelite Monastery Birkenhead. All most welcome.
Aid to the Church in Need: Annual Event in the Diocese Sun 7th October: Talks on the Suffering Church in Iraq and Pakistan at St Columba’s Church in Chester at 3.00pm
Coffee Morning Thursday 11th October 10.am – 1.00pm at St. Johns in the parish centre. Refreshments, White Elephant Stall, Traidcraft Goods. Opportunity to prepare a shoebox of gifts for children overseas – help with decorating and selecting items for the boxes will be available. Proceeds towards T4U Charity, Traidcraft and Parish Funds.
‘Great North Run’ (Half Marathon) in aid of Parkinsons UK and Parkinsons (Wirral Branch). Thank you for all the generous support given to members of my family running the half marathon on the 9th September. They have raised 412 for the local branch and 2,635 for Parkinsons UK. A magnificent effort by all involved. Thanks Bob Rimmer.

Please take a look at the noticeboards at the back of Church for details of other events and happenings and don’t forget to visit the Piety Stall and buy your Catholic Paper