ELEVENTH SUNDAY
OF ORDINARY TIME

 

Dear Parishioners

What I love about St Augustine of Hippo is that after living for 30 years or so feeding his own personal cravings, he realized how self-centred he'd been and how barren his life was. How is this for a confession and conversion!

Augustine's Prayer

"I have learned to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new! I have learned to love you late! You were within me, and I was in the world outside myself. I searched for you outside myself and disfigured as I was, I fell upon the lovely things of your creation. You were with me, but I was not with you. The beautiful thing of this world kept me far from you and yet, if they had not been in you they would have had no being at all. You called me: you cried aloud to me; you broke my barrier of deafness. You shone upon me; you put my blindness to flight. You shed your fragrance about me; I drew breath and now I gasp for your sweet odour. I tasted you, and now I hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am inflamed with the love of your peace."

Godric OSB

A Pilgrimage with a difference.

I have received information about a holiday/pilgrimage to St John's Holy Island of Patmos this September. The Catholic Faith Exploration team is organising the week-long pilgrimage. Daily Mass will be celebrated and there will be some talks on St John and Patmos. There will be time for private reflection and prayer and relaxing at local beaches, and sight-seeing around the island. The cost for half board is around 1100. If you are interested in having further details, please sign the lists at the back of both churches.

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 Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
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