Dear Parishioners
In a few days’ time, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  That we try to make this a significant season for ourselves is what is important and it may be that we take up the tried patterns that we have established over the years: fasting, penance, prayer.  I hope you might also find the following reflection helpful. It comes from Annabel Shilson-Thomas:
The keeping of Lent is a wilderness experience.  With Christ we enter the desert of uncertainty, trying to discern the way forward so that we become the people God intended us to be.  It is a time for looking back and looking forward, a time to reflect and to reorient ourselves.  It is an opportunity to re-evaluate our priorities and to make choices.
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Some points raised at a meeting of St Anne’s Pastoral Council last week:

  1. New members for the PPC.  We would welcome some more people who would be willing to join the PPC.  If you would like to offer your services (not a great burden!) please contact St Anne’s parish office.
  2. We discussed the future of the Pastoral Centre.
  3. We received an update on the church roof repairs and the fundraising.
  4. We hope to hold a parish AGM once the accounts for 2013-14 have been published.
  5. We hope to hold some discussion groups on the document received from the archdiocese on Marriage and Family Life Ministry.

Points from St Elizabeth’s Pastoral Council Meeting last week:

  1. We need more volunteers for children’s liturgy.
  2. We are preparing for the Archbishop’s visit to the parish on 10 May.
  3. A joint harvest celebration with St Mark’s is in preparation.
  4. We need more volunteers for church cleaning; a big clean before Easter.
  5. Events over the coming year were discussed and put in the parish calendar.
  6. Given the problems with the parish centre, it is now out of use.

Fr Godric OSB




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St Anne's Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
Telephone: 01695 572168
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St Elizabeth's Church
St Elizabeth’s Presbytery,
10 Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE
Tel: 01704 880226
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