Dear Parishioners and Friends

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday, a concern very dear to Pope Francis' heart. It is a day when the Church asks us to reach out beyond where we are ourselves to support our fellow brothers and sisters who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.

In past decades we used to associate this day with furthering the preaching of the Gospel in distant places where people had never heard of Jesus and God's love for the whole of humanity. It's a little more complicated these days. When so many in our own country are ignorant of our Christian faith and heritage, and the number of those attending church is in rapid decline, we talk a great deal about evangelizing people on our doorstep; how can we spread the Good News in our own country to those who are indifferent to God, or to our fellow baptised Catholics and Christians who don't take an interest in developing our Christian faith? These are very legitimate and pressing concerns, right on our doorstep.

It is not that this Sunday we are abandoning the 'home' mission but we are saying that we have a huge job of proclaiming the Gospel everywhere, and especially in those places where the physical needs of people far exceed our own. The Church has always preached through meeting people where they are and has attempted 'to preach the Gospel' through addressing their educational, medical and social needs as well as their spiritual well-being.

The funds raised on Mission Sunday build much-needed infrastructure, from chapels and schools to orphanages, clinics and dispensaries. In many of these areas the young Church is flourishing, so today is a good opportunity give financial support to our sisters and brothers, who are our fellow missionaries.

Donations can be made at Mass or directly through the Mission website:

Godric 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 John is at

Have you noticed something not so apparent during the 'lockdown'? Please email 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 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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St Anne's Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
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