SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

Dear Parishioners

Archbishop Malcolm has sent us an Advent Prayer Card (available in the narthex) and asked that we say it together after Communion at parish Masses in Advent. This prayer card is the first of the resources produced by the archdiocese to help us prepare for the Archdiocesan Synod in 2020 and in particular to help us prepare for the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool in September 2018.

The Bishop's Conference of England & Wales has asked us to bring to the attention of the Catholic community the governments intended policy of placing a faith-based admissions cap on new Catholic Schools. The following statement has been issued by our bishops:-

ACT IN SUPPORT OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make our voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. The Prime Minister has acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and had promised previously to abandon it. Now the Government may decide to keep this discriminatory policy in place instead of removing it. We need you to tell the Government not to discriminate against Catholics and to remove the admissions cap on new faith-based schools.
Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for 'Catholic Education' in your search engine to write to the Government to urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

Godric OSB

St. Anne's Church Front Door

Some parishioners, who wish to remain anonymous, have very kindly arranged for the church to have new front doors. Work will begin on the installation of the doors from Monday 11 December. The front entrance will be closed for a few days whilst the work takes place and during this time the side doors will be used. The church will still be open as usual during this time.

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.

Ormskirk Catenians Annual Clergy Night

Ormskirk Catenians hosted their ever popular annual Clergy night at Hurlston Hall. Attracting 30 local Priests and 35 Ormskirk Circle members. Bishop John Rawsthorne was the Principal Guest speaker, John originally from Crosby studied at St Josephs Collage in Upholland and was ordained in June 1962. John was appointed the Bishop of Hallam( Sheffield) Diocese in 1977. on his 75th birthday in 2011 in accordance with canon law John offered his resignation as Bishop of Hallam to Pope Benedict XVl but was refused and remained in office until official retirement in 2014.

(picture from left to right: Ormskirk President Tony Charnock, Bishop John Rawsthorne, Ormskirk St Anne's Priest Father Godric, Ormskirk Vice President John Gannon)

 

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