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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 11th 6.30pm Brian Nicholson RIP
Sun 12th 11.15am Maureen & Austin Callaghan & children
Mon 13th 12 noon Thanksgiving: Martin Ward
Tues 14th 9.15am Jack Stormont B’day Remb
Wed 15th 12 noon Frank & Kathleen Morrison Remb.
Thur 16th 12 noon Thanksgiving for successful heart transplant
Fri 17th 12 noon Kevin Osborne RIP
Sat 18th 6.30pm Simon McCarthy Ann.
Sun 19th 11.15am “Thank you” to the Parish: M Glover
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Mon & Fri from 11.15-11.55am during which there will also be an opportunity for Confession
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WEDDINGS IN AUGUST
Please pray for the following couples being married at St. Anne’s in the next few weeks.
Yesterday: Janice Wood & Stephen Fearnyough
Fri 24 Aug. 1pm. Hannah Ward & Dean Lewis.
IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Paul Fryer who died recently.
Funeral Mass Friday 31 August at 12 noon and Landican at 1.30pm.
May he rest in peace.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory = £936.00. Thank you
Next weekend Fr Kenneth Okoli will be preaching the Annual Mission Appeal at both St Anne’s & St John’s on behalf of the Spiritans (the Holy Ghost Fathers)

CONFIRMATION 2018
This year’s Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark presiding will be held at St. Anne’s on Friday 23 November at 7pm. The preparation programme will start in September and is open to candidates who will be in Yr. 9 or above. For further info please email us at st.annes@hotmail.co.uk or phone 645 3996 asap.
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PRAYER FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Dublin 21 – 26 August 2018
God, our Father
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
one family, in the Spirit of your love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
especially those for whom we now pray:
(We pause and remember family members
And others by name).
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life
that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
St Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us.

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: The Lord draws us here today. As we gather around his table, we pray that the Lord will touch our lives and make us witnesses of his love, compassion and generosity.

Wednesday is The Feast of the Assumption: This Feast of Our Lady is a Holyday of Obligation: Masses across our LPA to celebrate the Feast are as follows: 12 noon here at St Anne’s, 7.30am & 7.30pm at St John’s New Ferry, 9.15am & 7.30pm at St Luke’s Bebington & 9.15am at Christ the King Bromborough. Please do make every effort to get to Mass on Wednesday

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Food Bank 12 noon – 3.00pm in the Presbytery

Tuesday Mass at 9.15am
Fare share cafe in the Parish Centre from after Mass to 12.15 pm

Wednesday The Rosary will be prayed in Church for all Parish intentions at 11.30am
Mass at 12 noon for The Feast of the Assumption

Thursday Mass at 12 noon

Friday Mass at 12 noon

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Weekday Mass Server: Would anyone (or more than one) be willing to fulfil that role which Gerard Edwards so generously fulfilled until his death, namely being an Altar Server at our Weekday Masses? If interested please let Fr Bernard know. Full training will be given.
World Meeting of Families - Dublin, Ireland has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. (See prayer overleaf)
Adoremus: Our tickets should be issued in 10 days time. There will be a Day of Eucharistic Adoration here at St Anne’s on Wednesday 5th September from 10.30am to 4.00pm including Mass at 12 noon. This will provide a fitting and immediate preparation for those who are going to events in Liverpool and at the same time offer an opportunity to those who cannot attend the congress to spend some time in prayer to support it
LPA Trip to Shrewsbury on Saturday 29th September. The trip will include Mass and a tour of the Cathedral followed by free time to explore Shrewsbury. A coach will be leaving St Anne’s at 8.10am and then call at St John’s, St Luke’s and Christ the King arriving in Shrewsbury around 10am. We will return from Shrewsbury between 3.30 and 4pm. If you are interested please sign your name to the list on the noticeboard at the back of Church by 31st August.
Foundation Governors: The Diocese has a number of vacancies for Foundation Governors within our Deanery. If you would be interested in joining a Governing Body then please contact Sue Blackwell at the Curial Offices sue.blackwell@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

The Holy Family Sisters are looking to employ a Deputy Manager and a Health Care Assistant at their Convent Care Unit next to Church, Full details can be found on the noticeboard at the back of Church or by phoning the Convent : Tel 0151 645 9482 during office hours please.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 28th 6.30pm Ints. Hornby Family
Sun 29th 11.15am Terry McMahon Remb
Mon 30th 12 noon Anne Belmar RIP
Tues 31st 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Wed 1st 12 noon Jeanette Wagg RIP
Thur 2nd 9.15am Maurice Maher RIP
Fri 3rd 12 noon Pietrina Crolla RIP
Sat 4th 6.30pm Sam Davies RIP
Sun 5th 11.15am Tina Bower Ann
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EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Mon & Fri from 11.15-11.50am during which there will also be an opportunity for Confession

CONFIRMATION 2018
This year’s Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark presiding will be held at St. Anne’s on Friday 23 November at 7pm. The preparation programme will start in September and is open to candidates who will be in Yr. 9 or above. For further info please email us at www.st.annes@hotmail.co.uk or phone 645 3996.
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Please pray for the following couples being married at St. Anne’s in the next few weeks.
Sat. 4 Aug. at 3pm Carmel Holland & Wayne Leyland
Sat. 11 Aug. at 2.30pm Janice Wood & Stephen Fearnyough
Fri 24 Aug. 1pm. Hannah Ward & Dean Lewis.


MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £1,068.00p Thank you for your continuing generosity

St Anne’s Summer Fayre last Sunday was well attended and £160 was raised for Parish Funds.

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CATHOLC CHAPLAINCY AT
WIRRAL HOSPITALS

If you or any member of your family or a Catholic neighbour or friend are admitted to any of our local Wirral Hospitals and wish to be seen by the Catholic Chaplain or receive the Sacraments during their stay in hospital then please telephone 0151 678 5111 ext 2275 and leave the patient’s name and ward along with your request for a visit by the Catholic Chaplain.

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

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: The people, “seeing the sign” of the multiplication of the loaves, exclaim, “This really is the prophet.” God gives himself to us through the gestures of life, hence, it is through them also that we are to give ourselves to him….It is not a matter of running away from life, but of entering it in its depths, down into the encounter with the divine Source in the transparency of the act” (Maurice Zundel). As the Psalmist expresses it, in from of the signs of God that grace our life, we are to “call on him from our hearts”. That is how we “lead a life worthy” of our call.

ADOREMUS Places for Sunday Mass at 9.30am on 9 September at the Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool may be requested online at www.jumpdp.com/adoremus2018/. The 11.30am Mass on Sunday is fully booked. Places are still available to hear the inspirational Bishop Robert Barron on Sat. 10 September and can be booked via your parish. Please book as soon as possible – all Friday Symposium tickets have been taken up! Forms may be accessed via the Adoremus link at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org or from Fr Bernard before Tuesday.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Food Bank 12 noon – 3.00pm in Presbytery

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
Welcome Café with FareShare in Parish Centre 11.00 - 1.00pm

Wednesday Mass at 12 noon

Thursday Mass at 9.15am.
Members of the Pugin Society are visiting our Church today

Friday Mass at 12 noon

Saturday Wedding Service at 3pm Carmel Holland & Wayne Leyland
Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am

The Feast of St Anne was celebrated with a special Mass last Thursday offered for all our Parish intentions and a Parish Social & Fundraiser last Sunday in the Parish Centre which was well attended and £160 was raised for Parish Funds. There are 3 unclaimed raffle prizes red 14 and blue 49 and 202.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: this year marks the 160th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette in Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimage set off last Thurs/Fri with several of our parishioners participating. This year there are over 750 pilgrims which is an increase on the last couple of years. It is possible to tune into the live feed for the International Mass which is at 8.30am BST today (Sunday) and the Grotto Mass at 8.45am BST tomorrow Monday. The link is www.lourdes-france.org and then select Lourdes TV.I

LPA Trip to Shrewsbury: The local parishes are arranging a trip to Shrewsbury on Saturday 29th September. The trip will include Mass and a tour of the Cathedral followed by free time to explore Shrewsbury. A coach will be leaving St. Anne’s at 8.15am and will depart Shrewsbury at 4pm. If you are interested please sign your name to the list at the back of church.

The Burrows Family sincerely thank you for your prayers and support in recent weeks following the death of Stuart

Please take a look at the noticeboards at the back of Church for details of other events at St. Anne’s and elsewhere over the next few weeks and don’t forget to buy your Catholic papers.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 30th 6.30pm Peggy Greville RIP
Sun 1st 11.15am Intentions Parks Family
.Mon 2nd 12 noon Sister Mary Loughran Ann
Tues 3rd No Mass or Service today
Wed 4th 7.30pm Ints St Anne’s UCM.
Thur 5th 12 noon Our Catholic Schools
Fri 6th 12 noon Patrick England RIP
Sat 7th 6 .30pm Margaret McChrystal B’day remb
Sun 8th 11.15am Maurice Maher RIP
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Evening Prayer with an opportunity for Confession on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please remember in your prayers all our sick and housebound parishioners and if anyone is in need of a visit/Holy Communion please let Sr. Anne Marie or Fr. Bernard know.
At both Masses next weekend the 6/7th July in place of a Homily we will be Celebrating the Sacrament of the Sick with all those who wish to receive it.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £992.00. Many Thanks.
UCM Coffee Morning on Friday raised £176.00 for their two charities, St. John’s Hospice and HCPT (7)
SVP Monthly Retiring Collection this weekend


FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018.
God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care, especially those for whom we now pray:
(We pause and remember family members and others by name).
increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us
St. Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: The synagogue official and the woman with the haemorrhage are convinced that God “did make man imperishable” – an imperishability that begins now in their present plight. How can they be so sure? Because they have encountered Jesus Christ, to whom they hand themselves over in their certainty. God made the human person in “the image of his own nature”. It is to that relationship with the Infinite that this man and this woman appeal with infinite hope, convinced that the Lord will draw them clear, preserve them from the pit, and change their mourning into dancing.

ADOREMUS Places for Sunday Mass at 9.30am on 9 September at the Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool may be requested online at www.jumpdp.com/adoremus2018/. Although tickets are free, a processing fee applies. The 11.30am Mass on Sunday is fully booked. Places are still available to hear the inspirational and motivational Bishop Robert Barron on Saturday 10 September and can be booked via your parish. Please book as soon as possible – all Friday Symposium tickets have been taken up! Forms may be accessed via the Adoremus link at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org or from your parish.

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

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Food Bank 12 noon – 3.00pm in Presbytery
SVP meeting in the presbytery at 7pm

Tuesday No Mass or Service in Church today (Fr Bernard will be concelebrating Mass
with Bishop Brian & other local clergy, staff, governors, pupil reps and visitors
at St John Plessington Catholic College as Margaret Marks retires as Chair of
Governors after many years service on the Governing Body and to Catholic
Education. John Williams has been appointed as the new Chair of Governors
and Emily McArdle will become the Vice Chair from 1st September)
Welcome Café with FareShare in Parish Centre 11.00 - 1.00pm
55+ Group: Summer Meal at Royal Oak, Brombroough. at 1pm

Wednesday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm
Followed by Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet at 8.00pm in Parish Centre

Thursday Mass at 12 noon

Friday Mass at 12 noon

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s liturgy

St Anne’s School: This terms Full Governors meeting will be held on Monday 9th July at 5pm
In the school
Parish Liturgy Group ………..next meeting Tuesday 10th July at 7.30pm in the presbytery

The Carmelite Monastery will be celebrating 100 years of its foundation in Birkenhead on Monday 16th July with a Thanksgiving Mass at 7pm celebrated by Bishop Mark. All welcome

The Feast of St Anne will be celebrated with a Parish Social & Fundraiser on Sunday 22nd July in the Parish Centre from after 11.15am Mass. Anyone wishing to run a stall/can offer any help for the event please come to a meeting on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

Diocesan Vacancies – Senior Trusts & Foundations’ Officer and a Health & Safety Officer are required to work at the Curial Offices in Birkenhead. For more information please visit our website http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies or send CV to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Tel: 0151 652 9855

Canon Brendan Hoban will be celebrating his Diamond Jubilee with a Thanksgiving Mass at Christ the King, Bromborough on Friday 20th July at 7pm. All are warmly welcome

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 16th 6.30pm Edward Fennell Ann
Sun 17th 11.15am Patrick Mc Genity Ann.
Mon 18th 12 noon Mary Blakeway Ann
Tues 19th 11.00am Sisters’ Jubilees (in Convent)
Wed 20th 7.30 pm Ann Davies Ann
Thur 21st 12 noon Maurice Maher RIP
Fri 22nd 12 noon Sister Carmel Hayes Ann
Sat 23rd 6.30pm Frederick Woolfall Ann
Sun 24th 11.15am Ints. Burrows Family
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Evening Prayer and Confessions on Wednesday 6.30pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
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A PRAYER FOR FATHERS DAY
God our Father,
We give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £995.00. Many Thanks.
55+ Club donated £250 to Laughter Africa.

The Appeal by the St. Barnabas Society has been postponed until a later date owing to the Appealer being unwell.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018
Congratulations, best wishes and prayers to the Children from St. Anne’s School who made their First Communion on Saturday (16 June). Thank you to their parents and families for their support during the First Forgiveness and Communion programme and a big Thank You to Miss Iveson who has prepared the children so well for both these important Sacraments and to Mrs. Prescott and all the other members of Staff for their unstinting support.
A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated in church on Friday 29th June (Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul) at 9.30am. All most welcome.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the souls of
Jeanette Wagg
Funeral Mass Monday 25th June at 10.00am

Patrick England
Funeral Service at Landican Wednesday 27th June at 12 noon

May they rest in peace.
The Maher Family would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support during Maurice’s illness and since his death. Mass will be offered for your intentions.

ELEVENTH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME: The Kingdom of God is among us, but is not easy to see. Yet look again with eyes of faith and you will see it everywhere.

ADOREMUS: National Eucharistic Congress. It is not too late to sign up to participate in this historic event in Liverpool on 7th/8th 9th Sept…….please see Fr. Bernard for a booking form.
DIOCESAN HOLY HOUR in preparation for the National Eucharistic Congress in September, Bishop Mark invites you to join him in St. Anthony’s Church, Wythenshawe next Sunday at 3pm for a time of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Please let Helen Jones know if you are coming 0151 652 9855 or helen.jones@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Food Bank 12 noon – 3.00pm in Presbytery
SVP meeting 7pm in Presbytery

Tuesday Mass in the Holy Family Convent at 11am (Srs Columba & Ita Jubilees)
Welcome Café with FairShare in Parish Centre 11.00 - 1.00pm

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet at 8.00pm in Parish Centre with Chair Aerobics & chat night
Please note a Coffee morning for this year’s UCM charities will be held in the Presbytery on 29 June after the 9.30am Holyday Mass.

Thursday Mass at 12 noon

Friday Mass at 12noon

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s liturgy

Parish Pastoral Team: Meet this Thurs at 7.30pm in Presbytery. Any ideas/suggestions for the Team to consider can be placed in the box at the back of church.

Your Diocese needs you!! Are you a Catholic Teacher but not teaching in a Catholic School? We are holding an informal session on Saturday 30th June at St. Hugh’s Parish Hall, 314 Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham WA14 5NB from 10am – 12noon with Mass available at 12.15pm. If you would like to attend or want further information about returning to Catholic Education please email Sue Jenkinson on sue.jenkinson@dioceseofshrewsbury.ok

The Carmelite Monastery will be celebrating 100 years of its foundation in Birkenhead on Mon 16th July with a Thanksgiving Mass at 7pm celebrated by Bishop Mark. All welcome

Diocesan Vacancies – Senior Trusts & Foundations’ Officer to play a key role in the development and implementation of the Diocesan fundraising activities and those of Carita Diocese of Shrewsbury in order to secure funding for parishes, programme work, project work (and organisational core costs) by assisting with the preparation of funding bid applications.
Diocesan Health & Safety Officer – The post holder will act as the key contact for all health & safety matters throughout the Diocese and will co-ordinate health and safety compliance in all Diocesan Departments and Parishes, trading subsidiaries and associated organisations; supporting, training and assisting in developing risk assessments, policies and procedures required to deliver and promote a first class safety culture. This post is suitable for those holding NEBOSH diploma and Chartered Member of MIOSH.
For more information please visit our website http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies or send CV to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Finally, can I ask your prayers for Sr. Columba (70th ) and Sr. Ita (25th) who will be celebrating their significant Jubilees with a Mass in the Convent this Tuesday. Also Fr. Philip Atkinson will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee with a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Peter’s Stalybridge on Tue 26th June at 7pm. Canon Brendan Hoban will be celebrating his Diamond Jubilee with a Thanksgiving Mass at Christ the King, Bromborough on Fri 20th July at 7pm.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 9th 6.30pm Margaret Stocker RIP
Sun 10th 11.15am Ints. Manual & Naomi Clata
Mon 11th 12 noon Funeral Mass Maurice Maher
Tues 12th 11.00am Holy Family Ints (in convent)
Wed 13th 12noon Brother Patrick Graven RIP
Thur 14th 12 noon Funeral Mass Candelora (Lola) Murphy
Fri 15th 12 noon Mary Curry Ann
Sat 16th 12 noon First Communion Families
6.30pm Edward Fennell Ann.
Sun 17th 11.15am Patrick Mc Genity Ann.
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CONFESSIONS: Next Saturday 10.30 -11.30am
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ADOREMUS PRAYER
Lord,
give to our hearts,
the light of faith and the fire of love,
that we may worship
in spirit and in truth
our God and Lord,
present in the
Blessed Sacrament.
Who lives and reigns
forever and ever.
Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £882.00. Many Thanks.

Traidcraft Stall will be open this weekend.
£142 has been donated to Laughter Africa from the Traidcraft stall.

Next week-end there will be an appeal on behalf of The St Barnabas Society.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please remember in your prayers our sick & housebound parishioners and if anyone needs communion/a visit please let us know.
Chaplaincy Visit whilst in Wirral Hospitals. If you or any member of your family are admitted to hospital and wish to be seen by the Catholic Chaplain or receive the Sacraments then please telephone 678 5111 Extn. 2275 & leave the patients name & ward no. along with your request.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Maurice Maher Funeral Mass Monday 11th June at 12 noon
Candelora (Lola) Murphy
Funeral Mass Thursday 14th June at 12noon

Jeanette Wagg
Funeral Mass Monday 25th June at 10.00am

May they rest in peace.

TENTH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME: Today’s Gospel offers us an image of Jesus as the “good burglar” who breaks into Satan’s stronghold to rescue all held captive in sin and shame. Freed, forgiven, made new by God’s Spirit, we become brothers and sisters of Jesus.

ADOREMUS: National Eucharistic Congress. It is not too late to sign up to participate in this historic event in Liverpool on 7th/8th 9th Sept…….please see Fr. Bernard for a booking form.
DIOCESAN HOLY HOUR in preparation for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in September, Bishop Mark invites you to join him in St. Anthony’s Church, Wythenshawe on Sun 24 June at 3pm for a time of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Although this event is open to all please let Helen Jones know if you are coming by Wednesday 20 June – 0151 652 9855 or helen.jones@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Monday Funeral Mass – Maurice Maher at 12 noon
Food Bank 12 noon – 3.00pm in Presbytery

Tuesday Mass in the Holy Family Convent at 11am
Welcome Café with FairShare in Parish Centre 11.00 - 1.00pm
LPA Reps meeting in the presbytery at 7.00pm

Wednesday Mass at 12noon
UCM meet at 8.00pm in Parish Centre for a Bring & Buy – Homemade goodies
Coffee morning for UCM Funds will be held in the Presbytery on 29 June after the 9.30am Holyday Mass. More details next week.

Thursday Funeral Mass for Candelora (Lola) Murphy at 12 noon

Friday Mass at 12noon

Saturday First Communion Mass at 12 noon
Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with Children’s liturgy
Next weekend at both Masses there will be an Appeal on behalf of the St Barnabas Society.

Parish Pastoral Team: next meet on Thurs 21st June at 7.30pm in Presbytery. Any ideas/ thoughts/suggestions for the Team to consider can be placed in the sealed box at the back of church. The names of the 3 new Team Members will be announced in next week’s Rock.

Your Diocese needs you!! Are you a Catholic Teacher but not teaching in a Catholic School? We are holding an informal session on Saturday 30th June at St. Hugh’s Parish Hall, 314 Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham WA14 5NB from 10am – 12noon with Mass available at 12.15pm. If you would like to attend or want further information about returning to Catholic Education please email Sue Jenkinson on sue.jenkinson@dioceseofshrewsbury.ok

The Carmelite Monastery will be celebrating 100 years of its foundation in Birkenhead on Mon 16th July with a Thanksgiving Mass at 7pm celebrated by Bishop Mark. All welcome

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: This year marks the 160th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to St Bernadette in Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 26th July -3rd August (overland) and 27th July-2nd August by air. Brochures and booking forms can be downloaded from the pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage .co.uk or from the Pilgrimage Office, St Alban’s 30, Mill Lane, Wallasey CH44 5UD

Finally, can I ask your prayers for Sr. Columba (70th ) and Sr. Ita (25th) who will be celebrating their significant Jubilees with a Mass in the Convent on Tue 19th June. Also Fr. Philip Atkinson will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee with a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Peter’s Stalybridge on Tue 26th June at 7pm. Canon Brendan Hoban will be celebrating his Diamond Jubilee with a Thanksgiving Mass at Christ the King, Bromborough on Fri 20th July at 7pm.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 26th 6.30pm Ints. Joseph O’Brien
Sun 27th 11.15am Ints. James Tyrrell
Mon 28th Bank Holiday – No Mass or Service today
Tues 29th 12 noon Mary McGenity Ann.
Wed 30th 7.30pm Margaret Rose Ward RIP
Thurs 31st 12 noon Funeral Mass Gerard Edwards
Fri 1st 12 noon Maurice Maher RIP
Sat 2nd 6.30pm John McCarthy Ann
Sun 3rd 11.15am St Anne’s Parish

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Exposition, Rosary, Evening Prayer and an opportunity for Confession on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30 Mass.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost. Pope John XXIII
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your Word, and a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £850.00. Many Thanks.
SVP monthly collection last weekend= £189.
Many thanks for your support.

Laughter Africa;
James Tyrrell return to Sierra Leone this week
There is a plant sale before & after both Masses this weekend for this very worthwhile charity

Piety Stall…First Communion Cards & Gifts are on sale and much more besides. Don’t forget to buy your Catholic paper.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please remember in your prayers our sick & housebound parishioners and if anyone needs communion/a visit please let us know.
Chaplaincy Visit whilst in Wirral Hospitals. If you or any member of your family are admitted to hospital and wish to be seen by the Catholic Chaplain or receive the Sacraments then please telephone 678 5111 Extn. 2275 & leave the patients name & ward no. along with your request.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Fr Jim Farrell Funeral Mass at St Bede’s Weaverham on Wed 30th May at 11.30am
Gerard Edwards Funeral Mass 12 noon Thurs 31st May
Maurice Maher Funeral Mass 12 noon Monday 11th June
May they rest in peace.

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY:
This Eucharist gathers us together so that we may be drawn more deeply into the life of our God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We come to drink deeply from the wells of salvation and to give thanks for our life of faith.

This weekend the Holy Family Associates are distributing prayer cards in preparation for the World meeting of Families in Ireland in August

ADOREMUS: National Eucharistic Congress. It is not too late to sign up to participate in this historic event in Liverpool on 7th/8th 9th Sept…….please see Fr. Bernard for a booking form. Bishop Brian will be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi with us next weekend and a Deanery Holy Hour to take place here at St. Anne’s will be arranged shortly Fr. Oliver Treanor is coming from the University of Maynooth to lead a Diocesan Symposium on the Holy Eucharist at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns on Sat 9th June. See poster on the church noticeboard/ the Diocesan website for further details

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am

Monday Bank Holiday…………No Mass/Service today. No Foodbank

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
Welcome Café with FairShare in Parish Centre 11.00 - 1.00pm

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet after Mass in Parish Centre – Armchair Aerobics with Kathy

Thursday Funeral Mass at 12 noon for Gerard Edwards

Friday Mass at 12 noon

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am Exposition from after Mass until 4pm Benediction

The Parish Pastoral Team was formed in 2005 to work in the best interests of St. Anne’s
parish. Elected members have a 3 year term of office and the next election is now underway
The Team meets about 6 times a year and has genuine collaboration, dialogue and discernment with the Clergy. The team helps to fund raise and plan social events and spiritual events for the
parish. Nomination forms are available this weekend. Nominations to be handed in by
Monday 4th June to the Presbytery. Election weekend will be on 9/10 June (if necessary).

Wirral Knights of St. Columba extend a warm invitation to join us in the celebration of the
Feast of our patron on Saturday 9 June at 11am in the in the St. Columba Chapel in the
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Mass will be celebrated by our chaplain Father Bernard.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 26 July – 3rd Aug overland & 27th July – 2nd Aug by air. Brochures & booking forms can be downloaded from the Pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk or from the Pilgrimage Office: St. Alban’s, 30 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UD. This year flight seats are limited so early booking is recommended.

Support Worker required to assist the Diocesan Welfare Officer in visiting and participating in the care of the sick & retired priests of the Diocese Also in an administrative role, booking appointments and dealing with the day to day administrative tasks which support a safe, confidential person-centred service for sick & retired Priests in the Diocese. Further information fromhttp://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies or send CV to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org. Closing date Friday 8 June 2018.

Your Diocese needs you!! Are you a Catholic Teacher but not teaching in a Catholic School? We are holding an informal session on Saturday 30th June at St. Hugh’s Parish Hall, 314 Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham WA14 5NB from 10am – 12noon with Mass available at 12.15pm. If you would like to attend or want further information about returning to Catholic Education please email Sue Jenkinson on sue.jenkinson@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 19th 6.30pm Edith & Herbert Reader Ann
Sun 20th 11.15am Pat & Peter Holmes B’day Rem
Mon 21st 12 noon Ints Friends of St Eugene
Tues 22nd 12 noon Ints Geoff Minks
Wed 23rd 7.30pm Ints. Charles Dysart
Thu 24th 9.30am Ints St Anne’s School (in church)
12 noon Funeral Mass Margaret Stocker
Fri 25h 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Sat 26th 6.30pm Ints. Joseph O’Brien
Sun 27th 11.15am Ints. James Tyrrell
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Exposition, Rosary, Evening Prayer and an opportunity for Confession on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30 Mass.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost. Pope John XXIII
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your Word, and a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £986.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
SVP monthly collection after both Masses this weekend.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please remember in your prayers any of our parishioners who are sick and if anyone needs communion/visit please let Sister Anne Marie or myself know.
Chaplaincy Visit whilst in Hospital. If you or any member of your family are admitted to hospital and wish to be seen by the Roman Catholic Chaplain or receive the Sacraments then please telephone 678 5111 Extn. 2275 and leave the patients name and ward no. along with your request.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Margaret Stocker Funeral Mass 12 noon Thurs 24th May
Gerard Edwards Funeral Mass 12 noon Thurs 31st May
Maurice Maher who died on Friday evening Funeral arrangements awaited
May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace.

TODAY IS THE FEAST OF PENTECOST: As the Easter season ends, we celebrate a whole new beginning: the Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus begin their apostolate to witness to the risen Christ. The task did not end with the Twelve; our apostolate is that same witness, that same making visible the presence of Christ in today’s world.

ADOREMUS National Eucharistic Congress. Up to now around 30 of us from St. Anne’s have signed up to participate in this historic event in Liverpool either on Friday 7th Sept (Symposium day), Saturday 8th Sept (Congress day) or Sunday 9th Sept (Pilgrimage day). It is not too late to sign up see Fr. Bernard after Mass today or during the week for a booking form. Bishop Brian will be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi with us on the 2/3 June and a Deanery Holy Hour to take place here at St. Anne’s will be arranged before the summer break. Fr. Oliver Treanor is coming from the University of Maynooth to lead a Diocesan Symposium on the Holy Eucharist at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns on Saturday 9th June. See Poster on church noticeboards/ the Diocesan website for further details re all the above

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with children’s liturgy

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Wirral Knights of St Columba Monthly meeting in the presbytery after Mass
Foodbank 12noon – 3.00pm in the presbytery

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
Welcome Café with FairShare in Parish Centre 11.00am-1.00pm
Liturgy Group meeting at 7.30pm in the presbytery

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet after Mass in Parish Centre – Musical evening

Thursday St Anne’s School Pentecost Mass in Church at 9.30am. All welcome
Funeral Mass at 12 noon Margaret Stocker

Friday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am….Trinity Sunday
Next weekend there will be a plant sale after both Masses in aid of Laughter Africa. Many varieties of outdoor & indoor plants on offer

The Parish Pastoral Team was formed in 2005 to work in the best interests of St. Anne’s
parish. Elected members have a 3 year term of office and the next election is due later this
month with the new Parish Team hopefully in place by the beginning of June. The Team
meets about 6 times a year and has genuine collaboration, dialogue and discernment with
the Clergy. The team helps to fund raise and plan social events and spiritual events for the
parish. Nomination forms are available this weekend. Nominations to be handed in by
Monday 4th June to the Presbytery. Election weekend will be on 9/10 June (if necessary).

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church & our individual lives. This scripture course continues on Wednesday’s in St. John’s Day Chapel from 10am – 11.30am.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: will take place from 26 July – 3rd Aug overland and 27th July – 2nd Aug by air. Brochures & booking forms can be downloaded from the Pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk or from the Pilgrimage Office: St. Alban’s, 30 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UD. This year flight seats are limited so early booking is recommended.

Please take a look at the Piety Stall…First Communion Cards & Gifts are on sale and much more besides. Don’t forget to buy your Catholic paper.
The Wednesday Word (available on the table at the back of church) is always a helpful reflection/preparation for next Sunday’s readings.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 12th 6.30pm Catherine Bargiel Ann.
Sun 13th 11.15am Odette Fitzgerald RIP
Mon 14th 12 noon Martin Ward Sp. Int.
Tues 15th 12 noon Barbara Mansell Ann.
Wed 16th 7.30pm Gerard Edwards RIP
Thu 17th 12 noon Brendan Farrell RIP
Fri 18th 12 noon Funeral Mass Audrey Osborne
Sat 19th 6.30pm Edith & Herbert Reader Ann
Sun 20th 11.15am Pat & Peter Holmes B’day Rem
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The Knights of St Columba would like to thank Fr. Bernard for organising an excellent Day of Recollection at the Bridgettine Convent in Holywell.
NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost. Pope John XXIII
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your Word, and a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £996.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please remember in your prayers any of our parishioners who are sick and if anyone needs communion/visit please let Sister Anne Marie or myself know.
Chaplaincy Visit whilst in Hospital. If you or any member of your family are admitted to hospital and wish to be seen by the Roman Catholic Chaplain or receive the Sacraments then please telephone 678 5111 Extn. 2275 and leave the patients name and ward no. along with your request.
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IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the repose of the soul of
Peter Milson Funeral Service at Landican on Tue 15 May at 1.30pm
Audrey Osborne Funeral Mass on Friday 18 May at 12 noon
Margaret Stocker Funeral Mass 12 noon Thurs 24th May
Gerard Edwards Funeral Mass 12 noon Thurs 31st May
May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: The Gospel of John contains no record of Jesus teaching the Lord’s Prayer. But if we read closely chapter 17 of John, several elements of the Our Father appear. The unity integral to that prayer compels Peter today to seek out someone to “act with us as a witness to his Resurrection”. The night before he dies, Jesus begs his Father, “Keep (them)…true to your name.” And the Psalmist proclaims, “All my being, bless his holy name.” We continue that act of thanksgiving through belonging to Christ’s body the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

ADOREMUS National Eucharistic Congress…See Bishop Mark’s Pastoral Letter attached to this newsletter. Up to now around 25 of us from St. Anne’s have signed up to participate in this historic event in Liverpool either on Friday 7th September (Symposium day), Saturday 8th September (Congress day) or Sunday 9th September (Pilgrimage day). It is not too late to sign up see Fr. Bernard after Mass today or during the week for a booking form. Bishop Brian will be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi with us on the 2/3 June and a Deanery Holy Hour to take place here at St. Anne’s will be arranged before the summer break. Fr. Oliver Treanor is coming from the University of Maynooth to lead a Diocesan Symposium on the Holy Eucharist at St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns on Saturday 9th June. See Poster on church noticeboards/ the Diocesan website for further details re all the above

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with children’s liturgy

Monday Mass at 12 noon
Foodbank 12noon – 3.00pm in the presbytery
SVP Meeting in the presbytery at 7pm.

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
Welcome Café with FairShare in Parish Centre 11.00am-1.00pm
Parish Pastoral Team meeting in the presbytery at 7.30pm.

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet after Mass in Parish Centre for a Business Meeting

Thursday Mass at 12 noon

Friday Funeral Mass at 12 noon – Audrey Osborne

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with children’s liturgy

Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost with Masses at the usual times.
Pentecost Praise: Birkenhead LPA will be hosting an evening of preparation for the Feast of
Pentecost on Thursday at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Church, North Road, Birkenhead. Music groups
& choirs from across the area will lead us in a time of prayer as we invite the Holy Spirit to
renew us. See poster at back of church for details.

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church & our individual lives. This scripture course continues on Wednesday’s in St. John’s Day Chapel from 10am – 11.30am.

Calling all Quiz lovers! Not only does May see the return of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ but we are also seeing the welcome return of the Laughter Africa Quiz Night next Friday at Bebington Liberal Club (next to St. John’s Church). The Quiz starts at 7.45pm. It is £3 per person and up to six members on a team. There will be a raffle and bric-a-brac too. If you have any enquiries about the night please phone 0151 645 7322.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 26 July – 3rd Aug overland and 27th July – 2nd Aug by air. Brochures and booking forms can be downloaded from the Pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk or from the Pilgrimage Office: St. Alban’s, 30 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UD. This year flight seats are limited so early booking is recommended.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 21st 6.30pm For Vocations
Sun 22nd 11.15am Nicholas Codd Ann.
Mon 23rd 12 noon Stuart Borrows B’day remb
Tues 24th 12 noon Ints. Jean Morris
Wed 25th 7.30pm Chris Sarson RIP
Thu 26th 12 Noon Ursula & Francis Coogan Wed. Ann
Fri 27th No Mass or Service in church today.
Sat 28th 2.00pm UCM Triennial Mass
6.30pm St. Anne’s Parish
Sun 29th 11.15am Jim McGenity RIP
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PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE SHREWSBURY DIOCESE
Eternal Father,
We thank you for every priest who has brought us your Word of truth, the grace of the Sacraments and above all, the supreme gift of the Holy Eucharist.
Father, through your Son Jesus Christ, who called the apostles to follow him, we ask you to raise up new and generous vocations to the Priesthood.
Send forth the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of a new generation to your call and enable them to recognise the joy of giving the whole of their lives in love through Jesus, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.
Amen.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £970.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
Offertory Envelopes – if you haven’t collected your envelopes from the back of church please do so today.
Traidcraft Goods are on sale at the back of church before and after both Masses this weekend.
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Exposition, Rosary, Evening Prayer and an opportunity for Confession on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30 Mass.

UCM Members from across the Diocese and around the country will gather here at St. Anne’s on Saturday at 2pm for the National President’s (Mrs. Val Ward) Triennial Mass in Thanksgiving. Bishop Mark will be the principal celebrant at this Mass and he will be joined by other Bishops and UCM Chaplains from this Diocese and beyond. All parishioners are most welcome.

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Please take a look at the notice boards at the back of church for details of other events and happenings locally and further afield.

Don’t forget to buy your Catholic paper and to take a look at the Piety Stall which is now well stocked with First Communion Cards and Gifts.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: To “take refuge in the Lord”, the Good Shepherd, we must face the predicament of our powerlessness, our extreme limitations. If we want to experience true fulfilment in our life, we must follow someone who can be depended on. Unlike literal sheep, we are aware of the risk that our Shepherd takes: “The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.” Thus we are brought to “think of the love that the Father has lavished on us”. More than merely knowing the Shepherd’s voice, we know his name “by which we can be saved”. We are more than just his flock: now we are to “be called God’s children”.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am with children’s liturgy

Monday Mass at 12 noon.
Foodbank in presbytery 12noon – 3.00pm.
SVP meet in Presbytery at 7pm.

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
“Welcome Café” in association with FairShare in the Parish Centre from 11 – 1pm. Free tea, coffee and food to eat in and to take home. FairShare are the U.K’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. It’s really simple. They re-distribute fresh, in-date and good to eat surplus food to the local community. Come along and see how FairShare can support you.

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM meet at 8pm Parish Centre. Talk on Ladies Lingerie through the ages.

Thursday Mass at 12 noon

Friday Mary Catherine retires as Matron/Manager at the Holy Family Convent.
I will be celebrating a Thanksgiving Mass for her with the Sisters, Staff & volunteers in the convent hence no Mass or Service in Church today

Saturday UCM Mass at 2pm followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre
Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am with children’s liturgy

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church & our individual lives…a 6 week scripture course which began last week continues on Wednesday in St. John’s Day Chapel 10am – 11.30am no prior knowledge required. Course facilitator David Williams of Christ the King Parish. Email da.w@ntlworld.com

You are invited to a Syrian Evening celebrating Syrian culture, food and Music. Listen to the stories of the journey. Sat 28th April 6.30pm – 8.30pm. at St. Agnes Church Hall, West Kirby,

Wirral Knights of St. Columba invite you to participate in their Annual Day of Recollection on Thursday 3rd May at Bridgettine Convent in Holywell. Coach leaves from outside St. Anne’s at 9.20am returning around 5pm. The day will include two talks, Mass, a time of Exposition and the opportunity for Confession. Total Cost (including cooked lunch) £15. To book please contact Bernard McGuigan 645 7929/Tony Paton 645 9934 asap.

Fr. Denis McBride & David Wells are coming to St. Anselm’s College on Sat 5th May to speak on the theme of Discipleship. The day will begin at 11am. There will be a break between the two speakers during which tea/coffee will be available and the day will finish by 2.30pm. Further information from Chris Malone on malone481@yahoo.co.uk.

55+ Club: Pre Wedding Celebration on Tue. 8th May 2pm – 4.30pm in the Parish Centre, Buffet and Entertainment. Cost £2.50. Wedding Attire optional.

Conference for the Laity and Religious: Speaker Sherry Weddell – St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Saturday 12 May, 9.30/10am – 3.30pm on Fruitful discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World. Registration helen.jones@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 14th 6.30pm Mary & Michael Walsh Ann.
Sun 15th 11.15am Carl & Val Newton Remb.
Mon 16th 12 noon James Anthony Farron RIP
Tues 17th 12 noon Ints.Patricia Mary Breen
Wed 18th 7.30pm Ints. of Sick & infirm UCM members
Thu 19th 9.15am Easter Mass at St. Anne’s School
12 noon Funeral Mass – Frank Coogan
Fri 20th 12 noon No Mass or Service today.
Sat 21st 6.30pm For Vocations
Sun 22nd 11.15am Nicholas Codd Ann.
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GAUDATE ET EXSULTATE: on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World
Pope Francis released his latest papal exhortation last Monday. The Latin title “Rejoice and Be Glad”, comes from Matthew 5:12 part of the Sermon on the Mount – “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven”. The Sermon on the Mount figures heavily into the document, providing a sort of “roadmap” to holiness. A few quotes from Gaudate are below. The full text is on the Vatican website.
My modest goal is to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities.
Christian joy is usually accompanied by a sense of humour.
The important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves, the most personal gifts that God has placed in their hearts, rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them. Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness
We need to think of ourselves as an army of the forgiven. All of us have been looked upon with divine compassion.

MONEY MATTERS
Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £840.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
Offertory Envelopes – if you haven’t collected your envelopes from the back of church please do so today.
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Exposition, Rosary, Evening Prayer and an opportunity for Confession on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30 Mass.
IN MEMORIAM
Stuart Michael Borrows
Funeral Service Tuesday at 1.30pm Landican

Francis Coogan
Funeral Mass Thursday at 12noon

May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace.

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John & Hazel Adams wish to thank Fr Bernard and all parishioners for their prayers and beautiful cards received on Easter Sunday for John’s Reception into full Communion with the Catholic Church (not forgetting Jimmy Belmar who sponsored John). A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated for all your intentions.
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UCM Members from across the Diocese and around the country will gather here at St. Anne’s on Saturday 28 April at 2pm for the National President’s (Mrs. Val Ward) Triennial Mass in Thanksgiving. Bishop Mark will be the principal celebrant at this Mass and he will be joined by other Bishops and UCM Chaplains from this Diocese and beyond. All parishioners are most welcome.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER: The Risen Christ stands in our midst and asks, “Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed.” In order to know God truly we must act on our knowledge. “We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments.” And so we beg with the Psalmist: “Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.” God has raised the prince of life from the dead, so we can be sure that he is close to us in our time of need: “Touch me and see.”

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:
Sunday Mass at 11.15am.

Monday Mass at 12 noon.
Foodbank in presbytery 12noon – 3.00pm.

Tuesday Mass at 12 noon
“Welcome Café” in association with FairShare in the Parish Centre from 11 – 1pm. Free tea, coffee and food to eat in and to take home. FairShare are the U.K’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. It’s really simple. They re-distribute fresh, in-date and good to eat surplus food to the local community. Come along and see how FairShare can support you.

Wednesday Mass at 7.30pm
UCM Meeting at 8pm Parish Centre – Fish & Chips

Thursday Easter Mass at St. Anne’s school at 9.15am.
Funeral Mass at 12 noon – Frank Coogan

Friday No Mass or Service today

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am Day of Prayer for Vocations

‘Adoremus’: The First National Eucharistic Congress in England & Wales for 110 years is being held in Liverpool from 7-9 September 2018. To participate in this historic event book with Fr. Bernard no later than this Wednesday 18th April.

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church and our individual lives…a short 6 week scripture course begins in St. John’s Day Chapel this Wednesday from 10am – 11.30am no prior knowledge required. Course facilitator David Williams of Christ the King Parish. Email da.w@ntlworld.com

You are invited to a Syrian Evening celebrating Syrian culture, food and Music. Listen to the stories of the journey. Sat 28th April 6.30pm – 8.30pm. at St. Agnes Church Hall, West Kirby,

Wirral Knights of St. Columba invite you to participate in their Annual Day of Recollection on Thursday 3rd May at Bridgettine Convent in Holywell. Coach leaves from St. Anne’s at 9.30am returning around 5pm. The day will include two talks, Mass, a time of Exposition and the opportunity for Confession. Total Cost (including cooked lunch) £15. To book please contact Bernard McGuigan/Tony Paton/Fr. Bernard.

Fr. Denis McBride & David Wells are coming to St. Anselm’s College on Sat 5th May to speak on the theme of Discipleship. The day will begin at 11am. There will be a break between the two speakers during which tea/coffee will be available and the day will finish by 2.30pm. Further information from Chris Malone on malone481@yahoo.co.uk.

Conference for the Laity and Religious: Speaker Sherry Weddell – St. Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Saturday 12 May, 9.30/10am – 3.30pm on Fruitful discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World. Registration helen.jones@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Sat 7th 6.30pm Joanne Gaul RIP
Sun 8th 11.15am May Jackowski Ann.
Mon 9th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Tues 10th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Wed 11th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Thu 12th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Fri 13th 12 noon Service of Word & Communion
Sat 14th 6.30pm Mary & Michael Walsh Ann.
Sun 15th 11.15am Carl & Val Newton Remb.
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May the Lord bless you this Easter time: Bless you with faith, guard you in doubt; Bless you with hope, uplift you in despair,
Bless you with love, keep you from fear; Bless you with peace, calm you in trouble;
Bless you with mercy, help you forgive; Bless you with joy, comfort you in sorrow
So your heart may rejoice in the Risen Lord. Amen
Thank you to all those who have worked so hard to make it a prayerful and reflective Lent, Holy Week and Easter and thank you for coming to the Holy Week Services and Easter Masses in such good numbers. Thank you, too, to all those who make our Parish run so smoothly throughout the year…your dedication and service in so many ways is much appreciated.

MONEY MATTERS Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £1,133.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
Thank you for the SVP collection taken on Holy Thursday which amounted to £268.00 and the Good Friday collection for the Holy Places which amounted to £280.00.
APF Red Mission Boxes raised £600 and including standing orders the total is £2,299.00p

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PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please keep our Sick and Housebound Parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of Holy Communion/visit please do let Sister Ann Marie or I know.
IN MEMORIAM

Stuart Michael Borrows
Funeral Service 17th April at 1.30pm Landican

Francis Coogan
Funeral Mass in Church 19th April at 12noon
May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace
The family of the late Margaret Doyle would like to thank Fr. Bernard and Parishioners of St. Anne’s for kind words of sympathy, Masses and attendance at Requiem Mass. A Mass of thanksgiving will be offered up for all.
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JOB VACANCIES The Diocese has a number of job opportunities based locally here on Wirral to find out more please take a look at the Diocesan website www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

MONEY MATTERS Last Week’s Offertory Collection = £1,133.00. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
Thank you for the SVP collection taken on Holy Thursday which amounted to £268.00 and the Good Friday collection for the Holy Places which amounted to £280.00.
APF Red Mission Boxes raised £600 and including standing orders the total is £2,299.00p

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PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please keep our Sick and Housebound Parishioners in your prayers and if anyone is in need of Holy Communion/visit please do let Sister Ann Marie or I know.
IN MEMORIAM

Stuart Michael Borrows
Funeral Service 17th April at 1.30pm Landican

Francis Coogan
Funeral Mass in Church 19th April at 12noon
May they and all the faithful departed rest in peace
The family of the late Margaret Doyle would like to thank Fr. Bernard and Parishioners of St. Anne’s for kind words of sympathy, Masses and attendance at Requiem Mass. A Mass of thanksgiving will be offered up for all.
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JOB VACANCIES The Diocese has a number of job opportunities based locally here on Wirral to find out more please take a look at the Diocesan website www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER: On the Divine Mercy Sunday, we recall the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas: “Mercy consists in bringing a thing out of non-being into being.” We see this transpire concretely in the life of the early Church. The believers were “united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common.” They were filled with awe; they were witnesses of wondrous signs; they lived for the good of the other; they were selfless and generous; they overflowed with the merciful love of God. That is what the Apostle Thomas is looking for in the Lord’s open side. “The secret of Christ’s heart is revealed to us through the clefts of his body” (Saint Bernard)
Divine Mercy Devotions will be held at St. John’s New Ferry today beginning at 2.30pm.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:

Sunday Mass at 11.15am.

Monday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.
Foodbank in presbyter 12noon – 3.00pm.
SVP meet in presbytery at 7.00pm.

Tuesday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Wednesday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.
UCM are hosting a fashion show for the SCOPE charity on April 11th at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All sizes catered for: Everybody welcome. Come along for a fun evening.

Thursday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Friday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am

‘Adoremus’: The First National Eucharistic Congress in England & Wales for 110 years is being held in Liverpool from 7-9 September 2018. You are warmly invited to attend any part of this 3 day event comprising of: a Symposium day (7 Sept) specifically aimed at teachers, catechists, musicians and clergy; a six hour stage led event (8 Sept) with key note speakers Bishop Robert Barron and Cardinal Vincent Nichols as well as music and drama, prayer and adoration; and concluding Masses on Sunday (9 Sept) celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. To participate, book through Fr. Bernard no later than 18thApril

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church and our individual lives…a short 6 week scripture course begins in St. John’s Day Chapel on Wednesday 18th April 10am – 11.30am no prior knowledge required. The course will be based on a prayerful reading of scripture. Course facilitator David Williams of Christ the King Parish. Email da.w@ntlworld.com Mobile 07711581893SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER: On the Divine Mercy Sunday, we recall the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas: “Mercy consists in bringing a thing out of non-being into being.” We see this transpire concretely in the life of the early Church. The believers were “united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common.” They were filled with awe; they were witnesses of wondrous signs; they lived for the good of the other; they were selfless and generous; they overflowed with the merciful love of God. That is what the Apostle Thomas is looking for in the Lord’s open side. “The secret of Christ’s heart is revealed to us through the clefts of his body” (Saint Bernard)
Divine Mercy Devotions will be held at St. John’s New Ferry today beginning at 2.30pm.

THIS WEEK AT ST ANNE’S:

Sunday Mass at 11.15am.

Monday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.
Foodbank in presbyter 12noon – 3.00pm.
SVP meet in presbytery at 7.00pm.

Tuesday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Wednesday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.
UCM are hosting a fashion show for the SCOPE charity on April 11th at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All sizes catered for: Everybody welcome. Come along for a fun evening.

Thursday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Friday Service of Word & Communion at 12 noon.

Saturday Mass at 6.30pm

Sunday Mass at 11.15am

‘Adoremus’: The First National Eucharistic Congress in England & Wales for 110 years is being held in Liverpool from 7-9 September 2018. You are warmly invited to attend any part of this 3 day event comprising of: a Symposium day (7 Sept) specifically aimed at teachers, catechists, musicians and clergy; a six hour stage led event (8 Sept) with key note speakers Bishop Robert Barron and Cardinal Vincent Nichols as well as music and drama, prayer and adoration; and concluding Masses on Sunday (9 Sept) celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. To participate, book through Fr. Bernard no later than 18thApril

The Drama of Salvation…an opportunity to discover the continuing relevance of all God’s Covenants for the Church and our individual lives…a short 6 week scripture course begins in St. John’s Day Chapel on Wednesday 18th April 10am – 11.30am no prior knowledge required. The course will be based on a prayerful reading of scripture. Course facilitator David Williams of Christ the King Parish. Email da.w@ntlworld.com Mobile 07711581893

You are invited to a Syrian Evening celebrating Syrian culture, food and Music. Listen to the stories of the journey. Saturday 28th April 6.30pm – 8.30pm. at St. Agnes Church Hall, 16 Darmonds Green, West Kirby, CH48 5DU.

Fr. Denis McBride & David Wells are coming to St. Anselm’s College on Sat 5th May to speak on the theme of Discipleship. The day will begin at 11am and the speakers will speak for an hour each. There will be a break between the two speakers during which tea/coffee will be available and the day will finish by 2.30pm. Further information from Chris Malone on malone481@yahoo.co.uk.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018 will take place from 26th July-3rd Aug overland & 27th July - 2nd Aug by air. Brochures etc. can be downloaded

HOLY WEEK AT ST ANNE’S: 




Palm Sunday        
 Mass at 11.15am with Children’s liturgy
  Stations of the Cross at 4.00pm
                                
Monday                
Exposition from 11.00am – 11.45am.  Mass at 12 noon
Foodbank in the presbytery from 12noon to 3pm
St. Anne’s School full Governing Body meet at 5pm in school.
SVP meet in the Presbytery at 7pm.

Tuesday         
Mass at 12 noon

Wednesday          
St. Anne’s School Holy Week and Easter Liturgy at 9.15am in church.
Exposition and Confessions 10.45 -11.45am
 Mass at 12 noon
 Chrism Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral at 7.00pm.  All most welcome.
  UCM meet at 8pm in Parish Centre – Bring and Buy

Holy Thursday      
7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Watching at the Altar of Repose until 10.00pm.

Good Friday          
A day of Fasting and Abstinence
Children’s Stations of the Cross at 10.30am
followed by Confessions until 12 noon
3.00pm Liturgy of the Passion
7.30pm Good Friday Meditation

Holy Saturday      
7.30pm Easter Vigil…please make a special effort to attend this Mass.

Easter Sunday
11.15am Easter Sunday Mass during which John Adams will be received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.