Dear Parishioners

A Synod is 'a meeting on the way'. The Synod is the hope for our Archdiocese to join on the way with Christ to work for the renewal of the Kingdom and to discern the needs for our Church in the ongoing years. The Archbishop looks for us all to be servants of others as Jesus gave service to us all. We pray that all of us whether in the meetings or in our parishes will provide thoughts and insights. The key is to witness God's love in our times when culture and life are changing. The meeting is for every constituency in the archdiocese. There is a sense of Pope Francis looking for a Church of a pyramid from bottom up. We are offered and asked to help provide the insights which are needed in the new years.

1. Firstly, we pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire the synod.

2. The current needs of the Church are to be discerned, examined and considered.

3. A synod is not a free-for-all: some matters are off limits by Canon Law.

4. A synod is not an opportunity for axes to grind.

5. All members must listen respectfully to others: disagreements should be offered with courtesy and love.

6. St Benedict says that we should listen to the young, for they are at times inspired by the Lord - Samuel; David. RULE Chapter 3.

7. Everyone in the Archdiocese should pray that all may be willing to listen to the Holy Spirit - by the presence in others.

Boniface Moran OSB

Weekend Masses in our two parishes:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the discussion about the times of Sunday Masses in both parishes. The decision was clear, so we shall continue with Masses as follows:

Saturday: 6pm Vigil Mass for Sunday at St. Anne's
Sunday: 9am St Elizabeth's, 10.30am St Anne's, 4.30pm St Anne's

From Saturday 13 October we shall resume having Mass at 12 noon with the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration at 11am.

Oscar Romero Mass at Metropolitan Cathedral

The Holy Father will canonize Blessed Oscar Romero on Sunday 14 October in Rome. Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 28 October at 11am to mark the canonization. All parishioners welcome.

Live Simply - Grow a Garden

The Scouts have begun to turn a plot of derelict land at the side of the Parish Centre into a garden. The plot is all enclosed - a walled garden that can be seen from the windows of the lounge - and full of sun. Click here for further information.


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St Anne's Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
Telephone: 01695 572168
(for general enquiries)

St Elizabeth's Church
St Elizabeth’s Presbytery,
10 Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE
Tel: 01704 880226