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

17th February, 2019 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions   
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – Don Ward - RIP
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
             12.00 noon Baptism of Henry Kirwin
MONDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Fr Eugene’s Recovery 
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Rev George Holland - RIP
FRIDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For all the sick 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – Florence O’Meara - RIP    
SUNDAY(24th Feb) 10.00a.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
OFFERTORIES  9/10th February – Planned Giving £275.50;  Loose Plate £229.85;  Standing Orders £287.63; Total £792.98.   Many thanks.
The Bishop is coming to celebrate with us on Tuesday, June 25th at 7pm.  Thank you to everyone who came to our Confirmation ‘Come and See’ meeting on Tuesday evening.  It was lovely to meet you all!  We hope that you enjoyed it and that you have decided to join us for Confirmation 2019.  If you couldn’t come on Tuesday, you are still very welcome to join us for our first session which is on Tuesday, 26th February at 7.00 p.m. upstairs in the Community Centre.  We will upload all the documents from the meeting onto the website: 
Don’t forget to check our Facebook pages and
If you have any questions, please speak to us, you can ring us on 23777 or email  or text Heather Toomey on 07876646473.  Leaflets are available at the back of Church.  
We’ve been successful in obtaining a grant of £2,850 from the Bingham Trust to install hearing loops in the Community Centre’s Hardwick Room and Main Hall and upgrade the Main Hall’s sound sytem.  Installation will be during the February half-term. 
WOODEN CHAIRS  We have 18 wooden chairs for sale that were in the Nano Nagle Rooms.  They’re £5 each.  Please get in touch if you are interested. 
Aoife Galletly has been appointed to succeed Theresa Ryan.  Aoife has been an Assistant Head at St Benedict’s in Derby, responsible for children with special learning needs and the disadvantaged.  Previously she was Head of Department for Modern Languages.  She’ll be starting on May 1st.
PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES GROUP Will next meet on Wednesday, March 20th at 10.45am in the Presbytery. 
MEET A FAIRTRADE COCOA FARMER  from the Ivory Coast at the Dome on Thursday, 7th March at 6pm.  His family and community have been transformed since joining a Fairtrade Cooperative in 2016. See the Poster at the back of church.  To reserve your free place please email or contact Iris Thomson on 26406.  Fairtrade Fortnight is February 25th – March 10th. 
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BUXTON – LENTEN LUNCHES begin on Tuesday, March 5th and are weekly thereafter.  They are held in Bath Road Church Centre from 12.15-1.15pm and include homemade soup, crusty bread and butter plus tea or coffee for a minimum donation of £3.  They are hosted by a different Church each week and our turn is on March 19th. Please support these if you can, they are very friendly and informal events. 
Bidding Prayers
16/17th February 2019. 6th Sunday in Ordinary time Student Sunday
Today is Student Sunday, when churches throughout the world remember students in their prayers. So we thank God today for the University of Derby and all the opportunities it offers. We pray for all students here in Buxton, both those at the University and those studying at Buxton and Leek College. Lord, we pray that you would inspire each student on their pathway of learning. Please Lord, bless the academic staff, the support workers and the Chaplains at all the University’s sites: Derby, Buxton, Chesterfield and Leek.
Lord, in your mercy
We pray especially for those away from home this year for the first time, guard and keep them; for those excited by every new experience, make them wise in their choices; for those over-whelmed by the challenges of work, debt, loneliness, depression, or other mental health issues, grant them good friends and the courage to seek help when they need it.
Lord, in your mercy
We pray for students throughout the world whose studies have been interrupted by war or disasters. We thank God for the university places offered to refugees by universities in their host countries. We pray for the international students in Buxton, remembering especially those who are anxious about how Brexit will affect them.
Lord, in your mercy
We join Pope Francis by praying for those suffering because of human trafficking and modern day slavery. We pray for the strength to fight against this evil in our world and to raise awareness so that men and women around the world can work together to end this scourge. May the perpetrators of these crimes see the wrong in what they do and give them compassion for others and respect for the dignity of all human beings.
Lord, in your mercy
We pray for all the children and families that are on a half term break this week; especially those from our local schools. Keep those who are travelling safe on their journeys. May they return to school and work refreshed and renewed.
Lord, in your mercy
Let us bring together our prayers with the prayers of Our Lady as we say together
Hail Mary full of grace........

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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