St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
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17th November 2019 
SATURDAY  11.30 a.m. Commissioning of new Eucharistic Ministers at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – Kevin and Christine Howard - RIP
SUNDAY    10.00 a.m. Mass – For all the Faithful Departed and
Baptism of Maksymilian Lukasik
                 2.00 p.m. Sunday Club in the Community Centre
                 4.00 p.m. Beginning the Week of Guided Prayer in Church
MONDAY   10.00 a.m. Mass – For all the Faithful Departed
TUESDAY  10.00 a.m. Mass – Sister Ellen’s Intentions   
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Jacky Johnston – RIP
THURSDAY  10.00 a.m. Mass – For all the Faithful Departed 
FRIDAY       10.00 a.m.  Mass – Angela Sexton’s Intentions  
SATURDAY  10.00 a.m.  Group ending for the Week of Guided Prayer 
in the Hardwick Room  
                   6.00 p.m.  Mass – Christine Boddington’s Birthday
SUNDAY (24th Nov) 10.00a.m. Mass – For all the Faithful Departed
WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER will begin this Sunday afternoon, November 17th at 4 pm in the Church.  I think everyone who signed up for the postponed October Week is able to come along.  We have some newcomers too!
THE NEW ‘100 CLUB’  We already have 45 new members! Thank you to all who have returned the slips.  We are hoping to double that number!  It costs £1 each week, £4 monthly, £48 annually and will be drawn each month.  We shall give 50% of the takings back in prizes and 50% to the parish. Please make Standing Orders and Cheques payable to “St Anne’s RC Parish, Buxton” and return them in an envelope next weekend.  We’re hoping to get 100 members and begin on December 1st with monthly prizes of £100 and £25.  Proceeds will go towards Church redecoration.  Please join!
RED MISSIO BOXES  Thank you to the five people who have returned their boxes.  The total was £86.21p for the Missions.
ST ANNE’S SCHOOL OPEN AFTERNOON  Wednesday, November 27th, 1.30-3 pm for those starting school in September 2020.  Come along and meet the staff.  Phone Buxton 23589. 
ST ANNE’S BROWNIES  Are holding a Table Top Sale on Sunday, 24th November at 11.00 a.m.  Tables cost £5.  Phone Ash on 07905161034.  See Poster in Church.  They will be leading us at Mass next Sunday, November 24th, for Youth Sunday.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ann Woollacott, Paul Featherstone, Fred Kadzeuski, Thomas Langer and Paul Ripley, who were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers by our Bishop this weekend. 
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020  will take place here at 1 pm on May 17th.  We are having an Introductory Evening for Parents in the Parish Centre on Tuesday, December 5th at 6.30 p.m.  Anyone with children at State Schools Year 3 and above are welcome to join us.  Please contact Fr Gerry.
THE PARISH VISITING GROUP will be meeting again on Thursday, 28th November at 2.30 p.m. in the Hardwick Room in the Community Centre.  Any newcomers who wish to join us will be made very welcome.  We are hoping to be able to complete our lists of visitors and those requiring visits.  Please bring along any names of anyone you think may need to be added to our list, or contact Fr Gerry or Iris Thomson.
ST ANNE’S SCHOOL OPEN AFTERNOON  Wednesday, November 27th, 1.30-3 pm for those starting school in September 2020.  Come along and meet the staff.  Phone Buxton 23589.  See Posters. 
WELCOME TO JOHN AND LISA COOPER  Who have been members of St John’s and the Church of England and are exploring whether God is calling them to be Catholics. 
ST ANNE’S BROWNIES  Are holding a Table Top Sale on Sunday, 24th November at 11.00 a.m.  Tables cost £5.  Phone Ash on 07905161034.  See Poster in Church. 
THE PRESENTATION ASSOCIATES  wish to wholeheartedly thank everyone that enabled them to raise £1,019.15p for the KAOMA Children’s Orphanage and £200 for the Buxton Riding for the Disabled at their Charity Concert by buying concert tickets, supporting the raffle or helping in many ways in its overall production.  The winners of the hamper were Jackie and Peter Oliver.  
Thank you once again for your regular financial giving. The statement for 2018-2019 is now on our parish website. Link to Finance Page.
Our thanks to Margaret Swift for presenting it to us last week. Standing orders, boxes of planned giving envelopes are available today, also gift-aid forms for anyone wanting to gift-aid.
This is our invitation to you – help the parish by joining the new 100 Club. It costs £1 each week, £4 monthly, £48 annually and will be drawn each month. We shall give 50% of the takings back in prizes and 50% to the parish.  We were thinking of using this to decorate the church interior, upgrade the church toilet and flower room and renew the lighting.  Forms are available today.  Viv Robinson will be the agent for 6 pm Mass and Fabio Feroleto for 10 am Mass. £100 and £25 prizes every month.  
On 9th/10th November, we will be commemorating Remembrance Day with a display in the church. There is a basket of poppies at the back of church for you to write on the names of any family member or friend who died in the service of our country. These will be added to the display.
“From October 28th to November 8th the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, established by the Government, will turn its attention to the present situation in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.  On November 6th Cardinal Vincent Nichols will give evidence to the inquiry.  He will once again offer an unreserved apology to all who have suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church and express profound regret especially to the survivors and their families.  Both our achievements in safeguarding and our failures will be highlighted and also the need to listen to the voice and experience of survivors.  This will be a painful time of deeper purification for our catholic community.  Please keep all involved in your prayers, especially those who carry the heavy burden of childhood abuse every day of their lives”. 
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: St. Anne’s Brownies: TABLETOP SALE 11:00 am Sunday 24th Nov.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JULIA WIGGINS who was appointed permanent Headteacher of St Anne’s School last Monday.  Julia has been “Acting Headteacher” and “Head of School” over the past 18 months and has been responsible for significant improvements especially in SATS results, Staff morale, and parent relationships.  I have invited her to come and talk to us at Mass in the near future and she has already planned a Christingle Service for the school here on Sunday, December 22nd at 3 pm. 
HARVEST FESTIVAL  - “Let all the Trees of the Wood Sing for Joy”
A big thank you to the children and staff at St Anne’s School and to all who planned and took part last weekend.  I think the Children’s Liturgy Group, led by Clare O’Neil, Marion McCabe, Nicky Barnes, and Leslie Crowther stole the show and we enjoyed the new hymns from the Music Group too.  Our thanks to Ivana Lukasik and those who decorated the church.  Thanks to all for your food donations which will be taken to the Food Bank and for the Cafod Harvest Donations.
Lots of people have been telling me how beautiful they’ve found our church gardens over the Summer.  Our thanks to Mary Rooney, Sue Hardman, Cathy Short, Karen King, Lucinda Barratt, Elizabeth Bouchier and Pam Mason who have been looking after them.  To Peter Skrobot who has cared for the lawns and Viv Robinson who has nurtured the door planters so caringly. 
THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER has been postponed until Sunday, 17th November due to Michael O’Malley’s sister’s funeral. Hopefully, the new date will be “doable” for all who signed up.
HIGH PEAK BOROUGH FAIRTRADE STEERING GROUP  is looking for Fairtrade enthusiasts to join them in working more widely for Fairtrade in the High Peak.  If you are interested in joining, please email or phone 07977 468285
WELCOME TO CHRIS FITZGERALD  who began as our first lay chaplain at St Thomas More and St Anne’s Schools at the start of this term.  Chris comes from Rotherham, has been a member of the Briars team and the Diocese of Hallam Youth Service.  He will be meeting children, young people and staff at our Buxton Schools and also at St Mary’s schools in New Mills and Marple Bridge. 
Bidding Prayers 

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
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. 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 family every blessing and hopes to see you again before too long.
ALTAR BREADS  Our old supplier has stopped making altar bread 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.
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 I 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 
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 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.
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 with 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.   
“JUST NOW” 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