TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY
OF ORDINARY TIME

Dear Parishioners and Friends

The way ahead

The last few months with the menacing and invisible presence of the coronavirus have seen the very best from many people, much as happened during the war. Many concerned more for others, especially the vulnerable and the poor, those at risk, than for themselves. Doctors, nurses, carers, teachers have been at great risk but continued their work for others: some died.

The virus has an effect on everybody and things have changed so that it will be difficult to 'get back to normal'. But should we try? Surely this can be a life-changing opportunity to consider priorities. Whatever the cause of the disease, many of the problems in society are caused by selfishness, greed, consumerism, the wish to be safe and especially to be self-sufficient, and in this some are seriously damaging our environment. We have a significant chance to rethink our priorities. Stronger forces outbid politicians, but we might bring about some change the priorities of those in government if we are more careful about those whom we elect.

But we should start at home: let us continue the love and care which has been evident in these months: we could help the ecology by prudent use of goods, avoiding waste and demanding instant gratification, and taking care of the wonderful world of nature. Let us remember that what we give is from God, and that we must give an answer for how we have cared for the world and its ecology. The quest for security, demands for 'instant gratification' and the belief in self-sufficiency has led us to a dangerous state of the ecology. Let us not rely on the security that deceives us into the belief of self sufficiency. Let us pray how best we can seize the situation and develop a new heart and a new spirit in which we care for others, for our world and our right relationship with God and being true to ourselves as He wishes.

Boniface OSB

Times of Mass in St Anne's Church from Monday 13th July:

Mondays and Fridays: Mass at 1200
Sunday: Mass at 1100

NB: The church will open only 10 minutes before Mass begins.

Wednesday: Mass streamed from church at 1200 without a Congregation.

Very many thanks for your understanding and patience. We are all feeling our way forward without knowing how all this is going to end. It may be necessary to make some changes but please God we shall go ahead in faith, hope and charity. I really look forward to welcoming you to St Anne's.

Corona Virus and Care for Our Common Home

The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates how, as Pope Francis says, everything is connected. A virus that began in China is affecting the whole world and is a frightening reminder of how our carelessness with God's creation can allow such a disaster to happen. On the other hand, the lockdown shows us how much cleaner our air can be when we reduce traffic and air pollution. Climate change is another result of our failure to care for our Common Home. If you would like to learn more, why not watch two very good lectures by Deacon Paul Rooney on The Reality and Urgency of Climate Change and Bishop John Arnold on the Theological Imperative to Act, from the 2018 Justice and Peace Assembly in Liverpool? Deacon Paul is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPDu0v6o_cIBishop John is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1XfTMxRvLU

Have you noticed something not so apparent during the 'lockdown'? Please email paxorm@btconnect.com with anything interesting for our bulletin. I've had a robin in the garden nearly every day perched right next to me whilst I'm having a cup of tea.never happened before! Birds usually fly off the minute I step into the garden.

Dear Parents and Children

We want to let you know that on the homepage of our school website http://www.st-annesrc.lancs.sch.uk/ there is a section entitled 'Gospel Reflection' which is updated every week with the gospel reference and a summary of the Sunday gospel. In this section of the website you will also find a link to a weekly Sunday Liturgy for Families with hymns, prayers and readings to celebrate the Sunday gospel while at home. We hope you are all keeping safe and well. The staff of St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Let us pray for all those already affected by the virus, and that ways of combatting the virus will soon be found.

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23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
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