St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
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15th  April, 2018 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
  5.00 p.m. Polish Mass
  7.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners 
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Anne Marie Nancy Anderson - RIP
100 CLUB ANNUAL DRAW Made last Saturday at the Spring Tea.  £250 – Wyn Bulmore;  £100 – Tony King;  £75 – Janette Birch;  £50 – Christine Burke;  £25 – Mary Rooney, Marie Lewis, Eileen McNicholas and Jim Moore.  Congratulations to all winners and participants. 
MONDAY     10.00 a.m. Mass -  For the Housebound
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For the sick.
FRIDAY  N.B. 9.15 a.m. At St Annes School – All welcome.
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
   5.00 p.m. Polish Mass
   7.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY(22nd Apr) 10.00 a.m. Mass – Reg Atkins – RIP
RETIRING COLLECTION FOR THE CLERGY FORMATION FUND THIS WEEKEND (21\22ND).  The training and formation of Priests (6 years) and Deacons (3 years)
John O’Connell, Eileen Platts, Edna Hilton, Christine Hassett, John Duffy, Donald Bramley, Evelyn Doyle, Donna Joule, Phoebe Williams, Angela Sexton, Anne Turbott, Christine Boddington, David Nevell, George Taylor, Alison Darby, Bridget Walker, John O’Meara, Fr John Cairns, Betty Mellor, Sue Deaville, Fr Kevin Gradwell, from Chapel, who is having tests and the Syrian Refugee Families in Buxton.
On Wednesday, April 18th at The Dome, 7.30-9.30 p.m.  Top Speakers – D.C.I. Paul Tatlow, Bishop of Derby, Prof. Dave Walsh, Michelle Collins, D.G.C.  Reserve your free place by emailing or ‘phone 01298 330376.  See Poster.
Will take place after Sunday Mass in the Parish Centre on April 29th.  We shall give a summary of the work of the past year or so and ask for your suggestions for this next year.  We have 4 members, Sue Hardman, Cath and Sophie Etchells and Anne Cleary, standing down so we need 4 new people to replace them.  Might you?  We are hoping that lots of people come along and have their say about the direction and activities of the parish.  There will be sausage baps, tea, coffee and other treats to tempt you and it will be participative and not just listening to speeches.  Hope you’ll come!  If you know you are able to attend please give your name at the back of church to assist with catering.   
Margaret Swift has compiled and circulated a new Readers Rota.  Saturdays are every 5 weeks and Sundays every 7 weeks with two people reading at each Mass.  Thank you all for your participation and co-operation.  If you can’t make it please ask someone else to replace you.
At the moment there are two boilers which heat the Presbytery.  One is almost 60 years old and the other has problems.  I asked the Parish Pastoral Council for their advice last year and they suggested I replace them.  There are an assortment of different metal radiators which are now unacceptable for health and safety reasons so there are 24 radiators to be replaced too.  When the plumbers came to inspect they suggested they take out the 4” diameter pipe too, along with the 3 gas fires which are obsolete.  In all the bill will come to £19,200 including VAT.  We have that amount in the bank so the PPC advised me to go ahead and the plumbers are presently here. 
Welcome back.  The children are meeting at 9.45 a.m. today.  Parents are meeting in the Parish Centre this Wednesday, April 18th at 7pm.  Please make every effort to be there as we shall be making arrangements for First Communion Day on Sunday, May 13th.
If you have any information about our Rose Window, such as designer, installer/installation date, characters depicted, benefactor etc. could you please pass that on to Bruce Thomson, or Tel 01298 26406.  We need that information to apply for grants for its conservation.
A BIG THANK YOU!  To all our cleaners, welcomers, readers, collectors, musicians, decorators, planners, altar servers and parishioners who have made Holy Week so memorable this year.  Thank you.
Took place this Saturday afternoon in the parish centre.  Our thanks to Esther King and her team for planning and putting on such a lovely afternoon.  A special thank you from the 30+ people who enjoyed the feast. 
The Lenten Lunches were well attended this year and a total of £723.25p was raised, an increase of £150 on last year.  All proceeds go to CAFOD, Tearfund and Christian Aid.  Thanks to all who provided the soup, helped on the day and all who supported in any other way, or by attending.   Many thanks to you all.                   
If you have any information about our Rose Window, such as designer, installer/installation date, characters depicted, benefactor etc. could you please pass this on to Bruce Thomson, or Tel 01298 26406.  We need that information to apply for grants for its conservation.       
Mrs Clare McKenzie was recently appointed as our full-time officer based at Family Care in Nottingham. Tel 0115 9603010.  Cath Cassidy, Tel 01298 24663 is our Parish Safeguarding Representative and I thank her for her service to us.  If anyone has any concerns or allegations please contact Cath or Clare in complete confidence.  Notices have been placed in the Church and Parish Centre Toilets. 
WELCOMERS  Many thanks to all who came to the meeting last Monday, We’ll circulate the new rota this week.
MOTHERING SUNDAY  A big thank you to the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Children’s Liturgy Group for leading us at Mass last Sunday and especially to their parents and leaders and all who planned the Mass.                    
Donation envelopes with Gift Aid option are in the plastic holders at the back of church should you wish to donate specifically to help with Church, Presbytery and Community Centre maintenance/repair costs.                  
Maggie Maiura was emphasizing last weekend that we are already trying to live simply, in solidarity and sustainably.  This is clearly demonstrated this weekend by our contributions to the CAFOD Lent Fast Day especially by helping Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe.  We shall try to organise a visit to the Foodbank and the Nightshelter in Buxton to take a closer look at what each of them is doing and who they are helping.  You will find a Live Simply Prayer card in your Hymn Book to-day, we shall say the prayer at the beginning of the Bidding Prayer each weekend from now on. 
“Return to simplicity which allows you to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the chances life gives us and to be spiritually detached from what we possess so that we’re not upset by what we lack”.            
KAOMA DONATIONS  For the orphanage in Zambia helping families who are suffering from Aids.  Many thanks for your donations of £278.14p recently sent off. 
DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2018 Takes place this year 16-20 July.  Four nights by air from East Midlands.  From £649. All inclusive, led by Fr Greg Tobin from Glossop, with Bishop Patrick in attendance. 
See Poster.  Enquiries – Joe Walsh Tours 0161-820-8790., or Fr Greg Tobin – Tel 07760372105.  Application forms available in the porch.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who have joined or renewed their ‘100 Club’ Subscriptions.                  
HOLY COMMUNION FROM THE CHALICE  We started last weekend and I thought it went fairly well.  As we get more used to it, it will run more smoothly and we shall lessen the queue! The Minister gives you the chalice and says “The Blood of Christ”.  You reply “Amen”, take the chalice with both hands and take a sip.  Then give the chalice back to the Minister.  This is an invitation, not obligation, but I encourage you to give it a try when you feel ready.  There are leaflets available with the background and details. Once again, our special thanks to ANNE CLEARY who is retiring from this ministry – she has served us since 2005. Thank you Anne.
JUSTICE AND PEACE  Thank you to everyone who came to the coffee morning on Peace Sunday, and to those who made donations.  We raised £100 which has been sent to Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace.   
DERBYSHIRE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS  All 24 Catholic Schools in the County, including the City, will be amalgamating into a multi academy trust from September 1st, 2018.  It will be called St Ralph Sherwin Academy but our individual schools will continue with their own names but will change into academies.  Remember our headteachers and diocesan education officers at this demanding time of change.          

NEW PARISH SECRETARY  I asked Margaret Swift if she would help us in this way and she agreed.  She will normally be in the Parish Office on Mondays & Wednesdays 10.30am – 3pm.
BUXTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEAM PARISHES have very generously given us a gift of £500 towards our Parish Funds.  I have thanked Rev. Keith Cocking, the Acting Team Rector, and the Parish Pastoral Council for their sensitivity and kindness. 

PARISH CONSULTATION DAY A big thank you to everyone who took part – whether for the full day or morning or afternoon.  There were about 55 of us altogether and we spent the morning reflecting on how the past couple of years has been for us here at St Anne’s.  People shared very personally and movingly.  We then moved on to what we think are the priorities for the parish in the next few years and even reduced them to just 2 – you will be hearing what we thought next weekend.  In the afternoon we had a prayer service around Fr Dennis’ grave – each of us placed a pebble on the cross – and then continued with the hopes about the next steps for the parish.  Thanks to Fabio who cooked – thanks to all those who made cakes and did the refreshments and planning.  The Parish Pastoral Council is meeting this Monday and will be planning how to extend the conversation to everyone who comes to mass.
DIOCESAN MEDAL THANK YOU  to everyone for the flowers, balloons, cards and all the kind thoughts and wishes that I received on the presentation of the Diocesan medal.  A big thank you also to those who provided and served the refreshments, it was such a special occasion.  I am honoured and feel very humble to have received the Diocesan medal; however, I receive it on behalf of everyone in our parish.  We are a very special parish and how wonderful it was to see how we all came together to allow us to serve our parish and community during the time we were without a Priest.  Thank you all.  Margaret.

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND I would like to publish each week in the newsletter the names of those we want to pray for.  At the moment I have fifteen peoples’ names.  Is there anyone else you would like us to pray for.  Please let me know or email 

CHURCH TOILET  We have redecorated and reopened the one at the back of the Presbytery which is part of the garage.  It will be open during the weekend Masses.  Look for the sign at the rear of the Presbytery.  Our thanks to Peter Skrobot for the redecoration. 

MEGA YOUTH POLL  In 2018, Pope Francis will meet Bishops and others to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.  At this gathering, they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call.  If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you, we want to hear what life is like, youth thoughts and faith and connection with the Catholic Church.  To help you tell us we have created a Mega Youth Poll that you can access using this link 

THE WALL  The diocese has given us an interest free loan to cover the cost of the wall.  The parish is grateful for this as it takes some of the pressure off but there will be fundraising in due course to help with the payments. 

COMMUNITY CENTRE BOOKINGS  The Community Centre booking system is up and running.  If you wish to book the centre, please see the Community Centre bookings page or text your enquiry to 07376457618.

ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL – OFSTED REPORT – The leadership team at St Thomas More School has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.  Mr Hickey, the Headmaster, has led the school well and continues to ensure that staff are true to the core values of the school.  The staff and pupils are exceptionally loyal.  As one parent said, ‘This school manages to provide an environment in which my daughter is safe, supported emotionally and challenged academically.’

MASS INTENTIONS  There are envelopes at the back of church for Mass Intentions.  When you would like to have a Mass offered for your own intentions, please use one of these envelopes and return it to the Presbytery.

POPE FRANCIS recently reminded us that “Nuclear deterrence and the threat of mutually assured destruction cannot be the basis for an ethics of fraternity and peaceful coexistence between people.  Spending on nuclear weapons squanders the wealth of nations.  When these resources are squandered, the poor and the weak living on the margins of society pay the price.  “Question – should the UK replace Trident?”

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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