St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
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20th October 2019 
SATURDAY   11.00 a.m. Confessions
                    6.00 p.m. Mass – Brendan and Mary Wheatley - RIP
SUNDAY   10.00 a.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
              6.00 p.m. One World Week Service at the United Reform Church
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Service of the Word and Holy Communion led by John and Kath Cassidy
FRIDAY        10.00 a.m. Mass – Richard Slusarenko - RIP
SATURDAY   11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                    6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners  
SUNDAY (27th Oct) 10.00a.m. Mass – Crisp Family Intentions
OFFERTORIES  13th Oct –Loose Plate £192.47; Planned Giving £28; Standing Orders £308.00. Total £528.47.  CAFOD Harvest £442.34p.  Many thanks.
PLEASE PRAY FOR  Bill Browne, Margaret’s husband from Sherwood Road, who died last week. 
Thanks to those who came along last Sunday and especially to Margaret Swift, who planned it.  Although it was a disappointing turn out I thought we had a high-quality discussion especially about the decline in Mass numbers and the scarcity of volunteers for parish needs.  We decided to put the Bishop’s proposal for the High Peak to the whole parish at Mass sometime this November as it’s something we all need to know about and prepare for.  
Do you know of any Catholics who would like a home visit or Holy Communion at home?  Please let Fr Gerry or Iris Thomson know.  
SYNOD ON THE AMAZON taking place in Rome until October 27th.  See daily reports on and and>events. 
NEXT WEEKEND There will be Retiring Collection for World Missions, the Missio Red Boxes
NEXT WEEKEND  We shall give you a report of Parish Finances from the past year.
Please take an envelope today.
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. 
DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE GALA CHARITY MUSICAL EVENING  on SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER AT 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre.  Tickets are available at the back of the church at a cost of £12 which includes a glass of wine and tea and coffee.  Raffle tickets will also be available for wonderful prizes. In doing so you will be supporting the KAOMA Orphanage, Zambia.  Lynn Collins will say a few words about the event at Mass today.  
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
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING FOR PARISHES  Clare McKenzie, the safeguarding co-ordinator for the diocese will be delivering a presentation on safeguarding on 24th October at 7.00 p.m. in the Hardwick Room.  This session is aimed at people who are involved within a parish setting with children, elderly people or vulnerable adults who haven’t already received training or wish to update their knowledge.  Please let Kath Cassidy know or email if you will be attending. The Diocesan website link is 
CONCERT, SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER AT 7.30 p.m.  In the Parish Community Centre, for KAOMI Orphans, Zambia with ‘Susie and the Bad Habits’ together with ‘4 to the Bar’.  Tickets available after every Mass or from Hargreaves, Spring Gardens, £12 each which includes a glass of Fizz.  We are also accepting any kind of donations of small speciality food items such as Jam, Chutney, etc., suitable for a Hamper which will be used for a raffle prize in association with the above Concert.
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