Dear Parishioners

A meditation by St John Henry Newman:

God has created all things for good; all things for their greatest good; everything for its own good. What is the good of one is not the good of another; what makes one man happy would make another unhappy. God has determined, unless I interfere with His plan, that I should reach that which will be my greatest happiness. He looks on me individually, He calls me by my name, He knows what I can do, what I can best be, what is my greatest happiness, and He means to give it me.

God knows what is my greatest happiness, but I do not. There is no rule about what is happy and good; what suits one would not suit another. And the ways by which perfection is reached vary very much; the medicines necessary for our souls are very different from each other. Thus, God leads us by strange ways; we know He wills our happiness, but we neither know what our happiness is, nor the way. We are blind; left to ourselves we should take the wrong way; we must leave it to Him."

Godric OSB

An invitation to catholic students at Edge Hill University.

Please come and join us for supper in St Anne's Priory after the 4.30pm Mass on Sunday 1 March. We look forward to chatting over a bowl of pasta. Please sign the list at the back of St Anne's or contact the parish office.

Parish Synod Meeting - How We Pray Together

Join us in St Anne's Pastoral Centre Youth Room on Tuesday 18th February, 7.30pm, to explore the 3rd Synod Theme on How We Pray Together. Your proposals on this theme can also be added to the Synod boards which are in Church by the Baptismal font. Do let us know what you propose to go forward to October's Synod.

Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation

Those young people at catholic secondary schools will have much of the preparation in school. If your child does not go to a catholic school and is currently in Year 8 and wishes to be confirmed, please contact St Anne's parish office. There will be a preparation day on 29 February 2020 Via EVENTBRITE. If you need more information please contact Fr Simon Gore Tel 01744 740461 or


Click here to view video links regarding Synod 2020

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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