TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY
OF ORDINARY TIME

 

Dear Parishioners

This Sunday 13 October, Blessed John Henry Newman is being canonized in Rome, the first English person to be declared a saint since 1970. It is a momentous time for the church in our country. I offer you the following reflection by John Henry Newman and also a well-known prayer which he composed.

Godric OSB

"God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about."

May He support us all the day long,
till the shades lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done!
Then in His mercy may
He give us safe lodging,
and a holy rest, and peace at the last!

Wanted!

For a number of years, it has been our custom to offer a small white garment to children and infants at their baptism. They are simple, white stoles, mini versions of the stoles which priests and deacons wear when officiating. We need more people to help make these stoles so if you can offer your services please contact St Anne's parish office. Many thanks. BGT

Holy Land Pilgrimage 21-28 November 2019

I now have details of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 5 nights in Bethlehem; 2 nights in Tiberias; Half Board, 4* hotels; return flights Manchester-Tel Aviv, Full pilgrimage programme. Cost 990. Extra: Single room 225; Tips 50; Travel insurance 55 no age limit; travel to Manchester airport. For further details contact St Anne's parish office or sign the form 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 Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
Telephone: 01695 572168
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St Elizabeth’s Presbytery,
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