St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

Tel. Buxton 23777 
16th February 2020 
SATURDAY    6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY     10.00 a.m. Mass – For the Travelling People
MONDAY    10.00 a.m. Mass – Sr Ellen McGrath RIP
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For the sick and housebound
FRIDAY      10.00 a.m. Mass – Cath Dahill - RIP
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – For all parishioners
SUNDAY (23 Feb) 10.00a.m. Mass – For the work of the University of Derby
OFFERTORIES 2ND & 9TH February  Loose Plate - £194.06 & £180.71;  Planned Giving - £200.00 & £164.00; Standing Orders - £308.00 & £308.00;  Totals - £702.06 & £652.71.  Many thanks.
Brendan Hickey, our much loved Headteacher of 10 years, has decided to retire this Summer, July 2020.  The Multi-Academy Trust interviewed last week for his successor and have appointed David Redfern, the present Deputy Headteacher of St Philip Howard, Glossop.  It was a unanimous appointment by the Officers of St Ralph Sherwin Academy Trust and three of the Local Governing Body, Sue Hardman, Anne King and myself.  We were very impressed by David and think he will be a good fit for St Thomas More School.  I will invite him to come and speak to us at Mass after Easter and perhaps we could have a thanksgiving Mass for Brendan in the Summer.  
JOHN AND LISA COOPER have been coming to Mass with us since last October and have been exploring whether God is calling them to become Catholics.  They have both been lifelong members of the Church of England and members of St John’s Church here in Buxton where John was a Reader.  They have been meeting regularly with Fr Gerry and been supported by Rob Aldous, Aileen Warneford and Lynne Collins who have agreed to be their sponsors.  Next Sunday we shall celebrate a Rite of sending them to Nottingham for Bishop Patrick’s blessing on March 1st.  Next Sunday we shall formally ask their sponsors if they are ready and ask the congregation to support them and welcome them as they go forward. 
A DVD and written materials on St Mark’s Gospel will be the basis of seven Monday evening meetings at our Parish Centre beginning on February 24th at 7.30 p.m.  The evenings will be open to all Christians and those who are searching and will be led by different members/ministers of each church.  It is formally called “Christianity Explored” and has a website  All are welcome.
ROTAS FOR PARISH MINISTRIES  Will be available this weekend.  A big thank you to all who welcome, read, clean, count, distribute Holy Communion and compose Bidding Prayers. 
NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE led by Bishop Patrick, directed by Fr Greg Tobin will take place 12th-17th July 2020.  Direct flights from East Midlands Airport to Lourdes or train from Nottingham to Lourdes.  See Posters in Church. 
The Chief Medical Officer gave some very practical advice this week about what to do – “treat it as any other virus.  Use good hygiene for coughing and sneezing and wash your hands frequently during the day”  At Mass perhaps we could all use our common sense especially about receiving Holy Communion from the Chalice – don’t if you have a cold or are sniffly.
NEXT SUNDAY  we shall draw the 100 Club Winners for February after 10 am Mass.  Win £100, £30 or £20.  If you want to join see Fr Gerry today.

Prayer For Creation (216kb)
Safeguarding in the Church today by Cardinal Vincent Nichols (982kb)
Bishop Patrick writes about the Government Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Oct 28-Nov 8th (982kb)

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
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

History of St Annes (61kb)
Privacy Notice for the Diocese of Nottingham (175kb)