St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
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16th  June, 2019 
SATURDAY   6.00 p.m. For all Parishioners
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Elizabeth O’Brien – RIP
SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND – For Day for Life.  Highlighting the scourge of domestic abuse. 
MONDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Marie Lewis
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Stephen Taylor
FRIDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Sue Deaville
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
            6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY(23rd June) 10.00a.m. Mass – Fr Dennis Higgins - RIP
OFFERTORY    8th/9th June - Planned Giving-£193.00; Loose Plate - £229.13; Standing Orders - £308.00; Total £730.13. Many thanks.  Second Collections – Communications Sunday - £138.74;  Clergy Formation - £107.46. Many thanks again. 
PARISH WALK TODAY   Sunday, 16th June, please meet at Poole’s Cavern Car Park at 2.00 p.m. for a stroll through Grinlow Woods to enjoy views from Soloman’s Temple.  Mike Monoghan will lead us and speak about the history of the woods and how we can celebrate God’s wonderful creation.  Tea and cakes in the Cafe afterwards.   
THANK YOU  to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby, Professor Kathryn Mitchell who came to speak to us last Sunday about the changing situation of the University of Derby here in Buxton – how it’s already affected by Brexit and a 30% drop in EU students for next year, a massive cut in government funding, and the huge opportunity the opening of the new Crescent Hotel offers the town.  She spoke of Pentecost as a new beginning and us receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable us to make these new beginnings in our lives. 
The builders have finished so have a good look at both the outside and the inside of the church.  Please forgive the temporary Holy Water bowl in the entrance.  You will notice the internal door has had a facelift; the rose window is now safe and resplendent and the ceiling in the main body of the church and the aisle is completely repainted.  There are still some problems about the damp left hand Sanctuary wall which will be addressed when it dries out.  What do you notice about the outside of the building?
100 CLUB 
Thanks to all who have had Subscriptions to the club over the years. Thanks to John O’Meara who has run it in recent years. It officially ended this February and we are hoping to relaunch it in September/October.  My thanks to Viv Robinson and Fabio Feroleto who have agreed to be the contacts when we relaunch.
Our multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint and offering an apprenticeship degree in Chaplaincy with tuition fees paid by the trust. Contact Joe Hopkins, the lead Chaplain on
We have been using it since February 2018 and it has served us well but maybe become over familiar and tired.  So we have made our own card featuring both the beauty of creation and how we’re spoiling it.  We have found another reflection highlighting how “every part of the earth is sacred for it all belongs to our creator”.  The new card will be distributed next weekend. 
THE BRIARS GOLDEN JUBILEE Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th.  See for details.
Thanks to all who came to the Eucharistic Ministers meeting recently. 
We thought reception from the chalice was going well and we want to encourage parishioners who haven’t had a try yet to do so.  
The minister will say “The Blood of Christ” to you and you reply “Amen” and take the chalice from them.  We know that people are rightly concerned about infection and ask that if you have a cold or sore throat you don’t take the chalice.   
The scaffolding has finally come down and all is revealed!  All 5 sides of the Church have been renewed.  Ridge tiles, coping stones, gutters and downpipes have been replaced and made good, the Our Lady Shrine roof completely re-slated and re-leaded and the side entrance re-pointed and cleaned.  Lots of work has been done around the side and the back too.  Internally the inner doors have been fitted with safety glass to make them look more welcoming; the ceiling has been repainted including the sanctuary and its sidewalls.  The porch entrance will be repainted next week as will the outside handrail which has been extended to reach the pavement on Terrace Road.    
ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL AND BAND  have also been invited to come and celebrate with us on Sunday, June 30th.
Saturday, June 29th, 12noon-10pm and Sunday, June 30th beginning with Bishop Patrick at Mass at 11 a.m. until 3.00pm.  Residential tickets available until June 14th at or 01773 852044.  See the Poster at the back of Church.  They are also looking for varying SPONSORS. A residential bedroom begins at £500; 6 small group rooms are £750 per room etc.  See the website for other alternatives. 
BT MyDonate  We are losing our STAND online BTMyDonate donation facility after midnight on 30 June and are unlikely to have a substitute.  Many thanks to those who contributed £61.77 via this online means.  You can still donate to STAND via STAND envelopes and its donation box at the back of Church (and in the Community Centre).
Many of us were brought up with the notion that only priests and nuns had “vocations”.  In fact the Second Vatican Council recovered the ancient tradition that all Christians, all disciples of Christ, are “called”.  We are all the sheep who know the voice of the shepherd and respond to him.  We are much more familiar now to the notion of the whole parish community and indeed the whole church, being called as God’s pilgrim people.  Journeying together in history and time we’re trying to be ‘light’ and ‘salt’ to the world around us.  It makes a huge difference that we do this together and not just individually.  How you live your Christian vocation makes a real difference to how I live mine and we hope to all our different neighbours.  We have a Diocesan Vocations Team who can be contacted on 01159501064 or Fr Paul Newman and Fr Jonathan Cotton lead the team.  See the poster. 
KAOMA BOXES  Lots of boxes have already been returned– thank you!  Are there any more?
CHURCH CLEANERS  Could I ask each team if it is possible for them to come and clean the church at a time on Saturday for the next 2 months? 
LENTEN LUNCHES  The Lenten Lunches this year raised £771.56 (some £50 more than last year).  A wonderful effort.  Many thanks to all those involved. The total has been split between CAFOD, Tear Fund and Christian Aid. 
“JUSTNOW” The Diocesan Justice and Peace magazine is available at the back of Church.

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Flower Festival Auction of Promises
Grand Total raised for the Flower Festival £1,812.37
Many thanks to everyone who helped, particularly to Mike who acted as Auctioneer with great humour and skill and some wonderful individual bids undoubtedly came as a result of his gentle cajoling. Thanks also to Bruce who dealt with the bids, to Angela and Aileen for doing the refreshments, to Rob for all the printing and to Fr Dennis for all the advance publicity.  Last but not least, thanks to everyone who kindly donated an item to auction or who bid for one or more of the lots.
We shall have a truly wonderful Flower Festival. We shall display a full list of the lots, donors & money raised at the back of the church from this evening.
Best wishes, Margaret Robinson

Flower Festival