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This website has been designed to help you find information about activities in the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s in Ansdell, Lytham St Annes. Each week, this page is refreshed with parish news (see below). The Mass Times & Intentions page is also refreshed weekly with both Mass times (including any weekly changes) and which feasts and intentions are being celebrated each day of the coming week.

Whether you are moving into the parish, are passing through or are just curious to know more about us, here you will find a wealth of information about our Catholic Community, our worship of God, and our service to the wider community alongside the other Christian Churches in Ansdell, Fairhaven, Lytham and St. Annes.

We hope that you enjoy the site and welcome any feedback you may have.

News This Week 16th / 17th of May 2015

Tea & Coffee
Tea & coffee is available in the Hall after 9.00am Mass. Everyone is welcome.

A further sum of £834.93 was donated for the Nepal Appeal last weekend.

Prepare a welcome in your heart for the Holy Spirit with the SHCJ Sisters, Calvert Place, Grange Park, FY3 7RU on Sat 23rd May. Come for the day starting at 10.30am or the morning or the afternoon. See the poster at the back of church for details,

Evangelisation At St. Joseph’s Ansdell:

On Wednesday 27th May 2015 7.00pm – Sister Mary Julian Eckman who leads the Diocesan Evangelisation initiative, has agreed to visit St Joseph’s to talk about

  1. her Diocesan role,
  2. the Catholic Bishop’s project called ‘Proclaim 15’ as set out in the recent Catholic Voice,
  3. Parish plans for Evangelisation.

St Peter’s parish and representatives of all parishes in the Deanery are invited. All are welcome in the hall from 7.00 pm when tea/coffee will be served.

The A Cappella Singers:
The A Cappella Singers will be performing in St Joseph’s Church on Sunday 14th June at 2pm.  Tickets will be on sale after each Mass next weekend, 23rd and 24th May  and the price is £6 including light refreshments in the Hall. The proceeds will go to CAFOD and assist in their very important work overseas.

Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage To Ladyewell:
The Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage To Ladyewell is on Saturday 20th June commencing at 2.00pm. Please see the notice at the back of church for full details.

Stella Matutina Care Home:
Stella Matutina Care Home are having an open day on Friday 19th June with afternoon tea. See poster for details.

Church Cleaning:
We are very grateful to our team of volunteers who keep our beautiful church clean and tidy. If you could spare the odd half an hour from time to time to help them please let Tony Cross know or leave your contact details in the Sacristy.

The St Joseph’s SVP Society would like to recruit new members. The purpose of the Society is to follow Christ through service to those in need and our local group regularly visit the sick and housebound in the Parish. Also, they have given significant financial help to local charities such as the St Cuthbert’s SVP Drop In Centre, Street Life and support children in our local Catholic schools especially those with junior SVP Groups. We meet in the Presbytery once a monthly, usually on the evening of the first Thursday, and would welcome new members. If you are interested please ring Bill Drake or Mike French, see this weeks bulletin for phone details.

Eucharistic Ministers:
please see new rotas at back of church.

The Wednesday Word:
The Wednesday Word is available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.

Piety Shop:
A wide selection of cards for all occasions and a small selection of rosary beads, etc. on sale at the back of church.Dates For

Future Dates Your Diary:

  • 14th June The A Cappella Singers in church.
  • 4th July Parish BBQ
  • 16th Oct Autumn Ball

Dates This Week:

  • Wed 7.30pm House Group
  • Fri 7.30pm Choir

Bell Restoration:
Our bells are now with the foundry and will return sometime in August. In the meantime work continues in the tower and ringing chamber to prepare for the re installation.

Hall Kitchen:
Many thanks to Anne Waters, Pat Crean, Thelma and Marie Cookson who have given the kitchen a thorough clean and tidy. Also to Greg Ormerod who manages the Hall for us. It would help greatly if anyone who uses the Hall ensures that nothing is left lying about, all rubbish is removed and crockery/utensils are returned neatly to their storage point.

Castlerigg Manor Family Weekend:
On the 22nd to 24th fourth of May there will be a family weekend at Castlerigg. Come and meet other families and take the opportunity to be fed spiritually and physically whilst taking some time out together. A great opportunity for families to be together, share with each other and other families and draw closer to God. See poster of details.

Lytham Catenians:
Adrian Crook of St Joseph’s Parish, Ansdell, was installed as the new President of the Lytham St Anne’s Catenians on 1st April by the outgoing President Mike O’Malley. Later, a dinner to mark the occasion was enjoyed by members and ladies. If you wish to know more about the Association, please contact Mike King on the number in this weeks bulletin or visit http://www.thecatenians.co.uk

Parish Council:
A copy of the notes of the meeting held in March is pinned to the noticeboard at the back of church.

Offertory Envelopes:
for 2015/16 now available for collection in the porch. If you would like a box of envelopes or are interested in Planned Giving please ring the number in last weeks bulletin.

Morecambe Bay Walk:
To celebrate Year of the Consecrated Life will take place on Saturday 30 May as part of a whole weekend of celebrations hosted by the Hyning Monastery and Boarbank. Young people are particularly invited to participate. To get further details email Sr Margaret Atkins, margaret@boarbankhall.org.uk.

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