St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

EUCHARIST CELEBRATIONS (normally) - - - Saturday 6.00 pm, - - - Sunday 10.00 am - - - WEEKDAY MASSES ------- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10.00 am ------- CONFESSIONS Saturday 11:00 am

URGENT CHURCH REPAIRS  Our Church has now had scaffold erected and the stone masons are re-pointing the damaged stonework. The decorators have moved in so we are unable to have weekday Mass in the church until they have finished. We shall move to the meeting room in the Presbytery for weekday Masses. Please use the front door – it will be on the latch for Mass times. Link to photos of the church before the builders started

19th May, 2019 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
                  6.00 p.m. Patricia Higgins – RIP Anniversary
SUNDAY    10.00 a.m. Brian Sallyott – RIP Anniversary
                  1.00 p.m. First Holy Communion Mass
MONDAY     10.00 a.m. Mass – Sue Deaville’s Intentions
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Stephen Taylor’s Intentions
FRIDAY         10.00 a.m. Mass – Julie Derbyshire - RIP
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY(26th May) 10.00a.m. Mass - First Communion Families’ Intentions
OFFERTORY    4/5 & 11/12 May -Planned Giving-£191.00 & £210.50;  Loose Plate - £209.37 & £170.03; Standing Orders - £287.63 & £287.63; Total £688.00 & £668.16.  Many thanks
THE SUNDAY CLUB – had a lovely launch meeting last Sunday with up to 20 attendees and lots of Tai Chi, Kurling, chat and good fun.  The next meeting is Sunday, June 9th at 2pm. For more information speak to Caroline Higgins 01298 27638.  
Congratulations to our 14 families whose children are making their First Communion this Sunday. I would like to say a special thank you to Marion McCabe, Nicky Barnes, Leslie Crowther and Julia Wiggins who have led their preparation and celebration, and Ivana Luskiak who has decorated the church for the occasion.  The children are coming back dressed in their finery to celebrate with us all next Sunday at 10am Mass. 
The roofing, pointing and masonry work continues on the external building and the painting of the ceilings inside.  Classic Glass, from Dove Holes, are returning the restored Rose Window next week. 
ROSE GOULD’S SICK CHILDREN IN MALAWI  raised another £200 in donations last week and Rose just wanted to share the good news with us all!
OUR COMMON HOME  Cafod’s current campaign.  Watch a 3 minute inspirational film featuring dozens of young voices from around the world on
BOARBANK HALL Run by the Augustinian Sisters at Allithwaite, Grange over Sands, Cumbria runs residential events and a guest house which is open to all throughout the year with daily Mass.  See leaflet in church.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST Are going to meet on Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm in the Hardwick Room.  Please give John Cassidy or Margaret Swift any items for the agenda. 
SOS  For a plumber/electrician able to help us with installing a commercial dishwasher in the Parish Centre.  They need insurance of a least £1 million.  Please contact Fr Gerry. 
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND  - For the Clergy Formation Fund.
(1)The Parish Pastoral Council has invited the Vice Chancellor of Derby University, Professor Catherine Mitchell, who is a Catholic, to come and speak to us at Mass on Sunday, June 9th.
(2) We have also invited St Thomas More School and Band to come and celebrate with us on Sunday, June 30th.
We are currently looking for new members to join the committee of the League of Friends of Buxton Hospitals. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Buxton Cottage Hospital. We support the hospitals by providing items that the National Health cannot provide. At present we only have patients in the Cavendish hospital. We provide daily papers and toiletries. We also provide specialist items. At present we are in contact with other Leagues to provide Hovermats. When a patient falls, they cannot be lifted and have to wait for an ambulance. The mat is placed underneath them, the lifting gear is automatically activated and mat rises. These mats are quite expensive, and by joining with the other leagues we can negotiate a better price. The Sister in charge would like to have a designated room fitted out so that family or friends can stay in the hospital overnight when a patient is having palliative care. We are working with her to bring this about. In the summer we provide planters with flowers for the garden where the patients sit out. At Christmas we decorate the hospital and have a party with presents. Last year we had St Anne’s children’s choir. That was really enjoyable. We raise funds by having Raffles and selling books and we are always open to new suggestions for fundraising. We also have donations given and bequeath to us. I hope this has given you some idea of what the League does. It is not too great a commitment for general committee members. For further information please contact Cora Plant on 01298 25433.

St Annes Parish Priests

From 1837 Mass was celebrated in Buxton by visiting priests each week. A Father O'Farrell was named from 1848, but it was only in 1850 that the first resident priest was appointed.

Father Edward McGreevy 1850 - 1863 (ob. 22 June 1863)
Father William Margison 1863 - 1871
Father Michael O'Driscoll 1871 - 1873
Vacant 1873 - 1875
Father Joseph Reddington 1875
Father John Power 1875 - 1885
Canon John Theodore Hoeben 1885 - 1899 (ob. 11 Aug 1900)
Father Frederick Kind 1900 - 1927 (ob. 31 Mar 1927)
Father Luke A Prendergast 1928 - 1937 (ob. 29 Sept 1937)
Canon Arthur J Bird 1937 - 1941
Father John Toomey 1941 - 1942 (ob. 1 Feb 1942)
Canon Alfred Baldwin 1942 - 1956
Father Philip Morris 1956 - 1957
Father J Paul Klee 1957 - 1959
Father William McEnery 1959 - 1960
Canon David Ryan 1960 - 1967
Father Bernard Doran 1967 (probably only priest in charge)
Father Gerald Collins 1967 - 1971
Father Joseph Duggan 1971 - 1977
Father Andrew Murdoch 1977 - 1978
Father Paul Cullen 1978 - 1987
Father Dennis Higgins 1987 - 2017 
(ob. 20 Jan 2017)
Father Gerry Murphy 2017 - present

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