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15th September, 2019 
SATURDAY          11.00 a.m. No Confessions
                         11.00 a.m. Mass at Hassop to celebrate Fr Hugh’s Golden Jubilee     
                          6.00 p.m. Geraldine Ann O’Connor – RIP Anniversary
SUNDAY            10.00 a.m. George and Kathleen Bibby - RIP
OFFERTORY   8th September: Loose plate - £255.14; planned giving - £208.00; standing orders - £308.00: total - £771.14  
MONDAY                N.B.   9:30 a.m. Mass – Fr. Luke Prendergast RIP
                                      11:00a.m. Private funeral service for Yvonne Critchlow RIP
WEDNESDAY        10.00 a.m. Mass – Richard Slusarenko RIP
                          10:45 a.m. Praying the Scriptures group - Presbytery
THURSDAY             9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anne’s school – all welcome!
FRIDAY      9.00 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More School – all welcome!
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – for all parishioners 
SUNDAY (22nd Sept) 10.00a.m. Mass – Helen Birkett RIP
PLEASE PRAY FOR Anne Turbott who died peacefully last Tuesday in the presence of her nephew, Michael Harris. Her funeral will be on Thursday 3rd October at 10:45 a.m.
TODAY IS HOME MISSION SUNDAY “Rejoice with me!” not because of some material gain but because someone has returned home to us, their family in Christ, just as the prodigal son returns to his family in the gospel. Think about our mission to those in need of Christ. Pray for the National Home Mission Team and please give a donation towards their work in the retiring collection today. See
WELCOME TODAY TO SR. TREASA who has come to invite us once again to consider joining her in the Week of Guided Prayer we are starting on Sunday 6th October. It will begin and finish with a group session and on the weekdays, people will be invited to pray over a scripture story for half an hour and meet with their prayer guide to talk their experience over for half an hour. Please take a leaflet today and return it next weekend if you would like to take part.
A LITTLE D.I.Y?  My thanks to the three men who said they were willing to help with some D.I.Y. for the Parish Community Centre.  Are there any more?  Contact Thomas Langer: or see Father Gerry. 
We shall celebrate the Harvest on the weekend of October 5th and 6th which is when we shall have the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection.  Anyone interested in helping plan and prepare please see Fr Gerry. 
OUR MUSIC GROUP IS RESTARTING on Monday, September 16th at 5.45pm in the Parish Centre. Please come and join us, all ages and abilities are welcome. You don’t need to have any previous experience of singing in a group or choir or be able to read music. Come and have fun, make friends and just enjoy singing! There’s refreshments too….. ??
BUXTON INNER WHEEL CLUB are having a ‘Tea and Cake Afternoon’ at Buxton Methodist Church, Market Place on Thursday, 19th September 2:00-4:00pm in aid of ‘Jessie's Fund’ which provides music therapy for children with complex needs.  Cake, New Goods and Knitting Stalls.  Entrance £3.
Bidding Prayers 14/15th September 2019

Please take the ‘Prayer for Creation’ card from the front of your hymn book. Let us pray together: “Whatever befalls the earth ...”

We pray for all of our politicians in these divisive and uncertain times. We pray that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, disagreements may cease and that together they will find a way forward for the good of all.
Lord hear us ...

We pray for Sr. Treasa and all those who are helping people to pray more personally. May we learn to find God in all things.
Lord hear us ...

We pray for all those young people starting university shortly. Guide them as they leave home and enter a more adult world.
Lord hear us….

We pray for ourselves on this Home Mission weekend. Remind us to be like the shepherd who searches for his lost sheep and the woman who sweeps the house looking for her lost coin. 
Lord hear us ...

We pause for a moment’s silent prayer.

We ask Our lady to pray with us as we say Hail Mary ...

HARDYAL DHINDSA The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire came to our Sunday Mass last weekend and told us a little about his work which includes supporting the victims of crime as well as all the things we take for granted.  He was especially grateful for all the ways High Peak people co-operated with the police during the recent crisis at Whaley Bridge with the Toddbrook Reservoir.  He spoke about NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing in Criminal Earnings) and how it makes some £300,000 in awards to local groups from the proceeds of crime.  Thank you all for making Hardyal and Palmjit, his wife, so welcome along with Linda Grooby, the ex-Mayor of Buxton.  Special thanks to Bruce Thomson and Margaret Swift for their work in applying for and administering the £25,000 grant from NICE.  Special thanks to the large group of parishioners who prepared the Centre last Saturday morning and to the McCabe family who hosted the refreshments. Click for videos WELCOME TO HARDYAL DHINDSA The Police Commissioner for Derbyshire
WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER   will take place on Sunday 6th October – 12th October.  Sr Tresa and Carmel and Michael O’Malley have agreed to lead us.  Sr Tresa is coming to talk to us about it at Mass on September 14th and 15th too.  
Mr Brendan Hickey, the Headteacher, writes “Our Year 11 students are celebrating another fantastic year of success with their GCSE results.  86% of students achieved the required Pass Grade in English and 72% in Maths.  Overall the progress the students made appears to be the Schools’ best ever. I’m so pleased not just about these results but especially with these students’ attitudes.  They are determined, dedicated and committed.  Almost a third of them got top grades in English and a quarter in Maths, which is incredible when you consider these exams increased in difficulty this year.  Congratulations to all students who worked so hard and to our staff, parents, governors and friends who have supported them through the last 11 years of their education”.  
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUKASIK FAMILY  To Ivana, Marek, Ollie and Gabby on the birth of Maksymilian on July 22nd.  Have a look at him at Mass this Sunday!
From Fr Domenico Simeone, an Italian Priest, whom a parishioner met in Lourdes this Summer and who went to St Anne’s School. 
FATHER ANTHONY is most grateful for the warm welcome he has received at St Anne’s over the last few weeks.  He wishes you and your families every blessing and hopes to see you again before too long.
ALTAR BREADS  Our old supplier has stopped making altar breads so I have taken the opportunity of changing to the WHEAT ones which are a touch more bread like and a little thicker. Gluten free hosts are available if required, please see Fr Gerry.
THE 33rd ANNUAL ROSARY RALLY  takes place this year on 1st September at Mount St Bernard Abbey, Leicestershire. You are warmly invited to join in the Rally to pray for ‘World Peace and Young People’.  The Principle Celebrant is Fr Colin Patey (Retired Priest of the Nottingham Diocese) and the day will commence at 2pm with concelebrated Mass, followed by picnic and refreshments in the lovely grounds of the Monastery.  Resuming at 4pm the second part of the Rally will consist of the crowning of a statue of Our Lady, a procession with Rosary and hymns with a choir, followed by the Blessed Sacrament, blessing of the sick and concluding with Benediction. Bring a folding chair or stool.  Mount St Bernard Abbey is situated on the Oaks Road near Coalville (LE67 5UL).
PARISH CENTRE REPAIRS  Repairs to the floor in the main hall of the Parish Centre have now been completed.
PRESENTATION ASSOCIATES The Presentation Associates wish to thank everyone who supported or donated to their Coffee Morning, Bottle Tombola and products stall.  It was a great success and a cheque for £412.03 has been sent to the Kaoma Project.
A massive thank you to JOHN O’MEARA and ROSEMARY WOOD who have both served as Foundation Governors for more than 30 years and are retiring this summer.  They have done a splendid job throughout the years and have been great friends and supporters of the school.  Sue Hardman is presently Chair of Governors and Anne Woollacott, Lorraine Maddocks and myself continue as Foundation Governors.  We appointed a Lay School Chaplain last week who will be starting at St Thomas More and St Annes’ Schools this September. 
Parents, Staff and Governors are delighted with the much improved SATS results our Year 6 children received last week.  Congratulations to Mrs Wiggins and her team for their hard work this year bearing much fruit.
NEW ROTAS AVAILABLE  For all Church Ministries – hard copy and on the Parish homepage – and an amended Welcomers Rota
GDP REGULATIONS Thanks to all who have completed their permission forms for sharing emails with parish groups.  If you haven’t please email a sentence saying you consent to this to 
Thank you all for serving us.  So far I have received just one return for the training at Mackworth on September 28/29th. Will other ministers let me know one way or the other this week please?
Sunday, July 14th.  Meet at Grindleford Station at 3pm. See Poster.
FAITH IN FAMILIES  Adoption Information evening every First Thursday of the Month at 7 Colwick Road, West Bridgeford, Nottingham NG25FR.  See Poster and
CONFIRMATION  Congratulations to Molly, Araminta, Sophia, Josh, Joey, Leah, Julia, Mia, Sara, Caitlin, Abi, Casey, Catherine, Sean, Isabella and James who made their confirmation last Tuesday.  Many of them will be leading us in the prayers at Mass this Sunday.  Our thanks to all their Catechists, to the music group and to the refreshments group who looked after us so well in the Parish Centre.  Bishop Patrick told us all how much he himself had enjoyed the celebration.
This will replace the Live Simply Prayer Card we have been using for 15 months.  It will connect with CAFOD’s present campaign of “Celebrating Creation” as part of their “our common home” project.  Please take a moment to look at the photos on the card.  The market stall overflowing with varied fruits; the parched, cracked earth dried out by drought; the pathway through the forest and the polar bear standing on the last yard of ice in a sea of plastic.  Let’s take our time to say the prayer.  It will feed us and grow on us.  Please leave the prayer cards in the hymn books.  Can you remember the Live Simply Challenge?  Reduce; Re-use; Recycle; Rebuild.
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.
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.   
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?
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.

Year Book 2013 2014

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Parish Year Book 2012 - 2013

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St. Anne's Parish Year Book 2011 - 2012

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St. Annes Parish Year Book 2009 - 2010

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St. Annes Parish Year Book 2008

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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