Dear Parishioners

On Friday & Saturday pilgrims from around the archdiocese will be travelling to Lourdes. About 20 of our young parishioners will be part of the youth section, travelling by coach, and they will join us at the 4.30pm Mass this Sunday, 14 July.
We are all asked to join those in Lourdes in a novena of prayers during the week of pilgrimage and I shall include the daily intentions for prayers on this and next week's parish bulletin.

Godric OSB

Lourdes - 'Blessed are the Poor'

Friday 19 July
Let us pray for those travelling today to Lourdes. (Pause) May they arrive safely and present our petitions to Mary, the Lady of Lourdes. (Pause)
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord help us to be united in prayer with our pilgrims who this day are travelling to Lourdes in answer to Mary's call to Bernadette. We pray that during these special days all of us may be drawn closer to you, through the prayers of your Blessed Mother.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
St. Bernadette, pray for us.

Saturday 24 July
Let us pray for our own special intentions. (Pause) May the Lord grant our requests. (Pause) Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Our Lady of Lourdes you chose as your helper a child ignorant in the ways of the world, yet despite all the favours which you heaped upon Bernadette, she remained humble and innocent, because you promised her happiness not in this world but in the next. Obtain for us the grace to be humble in heart and pure in mind, in order that we, in our turn, may obtain your favours.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
St. Bernadette, pray for us.

Sunday 25 July
Let us pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. (Pause) May people respond with generosity to the Lord's call in their lives. (Pause)
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God our Father,
help all people to find their true vocation in life
and so find happiness.
May those who answer the call
to the priesthood and the religious life,
generously follow in the footsteps of St. Bernadette
and give glory to your love in their lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
St. Bernadette, pray for us.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 - Rosary Beads

This summer young people from our parish will join with over 450 young people from the Archdiocese to go to Lourdes on pilgrimage to serve the assisted pilgrims. They will also spend time responding to Mary's call to pray the rosary. The young people are asking for Rosaries to be donated so that they can use them in prayer in Lourdes. If you would like to donate a rosary please do so in the box at the back of church with your name and if you wish an intention for the young people to pray. The rosaries will be collected on Sunday 7th July so please donate any before that date.


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.


Click here for Syrian resettlement update.

Click here for list of items needed for the home.

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