Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Church, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes.
The site 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. The Feasts & 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 and Fairhaven.
We hope that you enjoy the site and welcome any feedback you may have.
New This Week (Easter Sunday 2014)
A Very Happy Easter To You All!
After the Easter Vigil there will be refreshments in the presbytery to which everybody is welcome. After 9.00am Mass tea and coffee will be served in the Hall. Everyone is welcome. Easter Mass times can still be viewed here
Thank you to all who have participated in the liturgical celebrations for Holy Week. Special thanks to the Altar Servers, Liturgy Group, choir, organists, cantors, cleaners, florists, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, readers. Bell ringers, Collectors, welcomers and to those who have helped in many other ways behind the scenes. All your great work is much appreciated.
On Easter Monday parishioners enjoyed some extremely picturesque scenery near Whitewell in the Forest of Bowland. Many thanks to Richard Jones for planning this treat, pictures from the walk can be viewed here
SPUC Pro Life:
On 26th April from 11.00am to 1.00pm the Blackpool SPUC Branch is organising a local silent pro life chain at The Promenade in front of the Tower. The event marks the anniversary of the implementation of the Abortion Act on April 27th 1967 & commemorates the lives of over 8 million unborn children lost to abortion. Placards will be available. Ring Frank Ball for further information. (See this weeks bulletin
for phone contact details).
The boys at CENACOLO, Dodding Green, send their heartfelt thanks to everyone for their generosity in providing for the Food Bank. They will remember us all in their prayers. The next open day is Wed May 14th.
CAFOD / Caring For Creation:
Please consider carrying on some of the changes suggested in our leaflet. You can find our Caring for Creation Prayer and Action Guide here
. Your support of CAFOD helps too. Did you know CAFOD is part of The Climate Coalition, over 100 organisations representing more than 11 million people across the UK dedicated to acting on climate change and limiting its impacts on the world’s poorest communities? God has given us an abundant world, yet all over the world we have failed to protect our planet and consequently our sisters and brothers. We also call on politicians to tackle climate change for the love of everything we care about. See www.cafod.org.uk/fortheloveof
Cards are for sale at the back of church. There is a selection of Mass cards, sympathy cards, priests' jubilee cards, get well cards etc.
Do you know anyone in the parish who would like or might benefit from a visit from a member of St. Joseph’s SVP Conference? (See this weeks bulletin
for phone contact details).
Wednesday Word available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.
Dates This Week:
Thu 7.00pm Bell Ringing
Fri 2.00pm Tea & Chat
There are still some envelopes for the year 2014/2015 awaiting collection at the back of church. If your envelope is not there or you would like a box of envelopes please contact David Barker (See this weeks bulletin
for phone contact details). A Gift Aid Tax reclaim will be submitted shortly to HMRC. Please notify David if you are no longer a tax payer or you paid insufficient tax during 2013/14 to cover the tax that will be reclaimed on all your donations given under Gift Aid to all charities during the tax year. At the present standard rate of tax of 20%, 25p is reclaimed for every £1 donated.
Lancaster Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 18th to 25th July 2014. Details and booking forms available at the back of church or from www.mancunia.com
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has recognised the work of the SVP with a ‘Big Society Award’. The hope would be that this award will help to attract more members for the SVP, more funding, and helps them to be taken more seriously when they speak on behalf of those living in poverty. It should allow them to be more effective in preaching the Good News, as St Francis says: “if necessary using words”
The recycling bins behind the church hall are always available for use if you want to avoid storing cardboard, paper, bottles & jars for the fortnightly collection. It’s all part of our LiveSimply project in association with CAFOD
Letting Of Church Hall:
If you know of any organisation interested please go to the Hall Bookings page on this website, here
If you or your dependants are admitted into hospital please ask the ward staff to inform the R.C. Chaplain, otherwise a visit cannot be guaranteed. These days, due to data protection legislation, we cannot guarantee that names of Catholics will be passed onto the Chaplain unless consent is given. The Chaplain and his team are always pleased to visit if they know you are there.
Parish Linking (St. Peter's Lytham and St. Joseph's Ansdell) / Mass Time Changes:
Now that Fr. Flynn has retired, the new weekday and Sunday Mass arrangements have come into force:
St Joseph’s will have Mass on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Friday mornings at 9am.
St Peter’s will have Mass at 8.30am on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10am on Saturdays.
St Joseph’s will have Confession & Exposition on Saturdays from 4.30 – 5.30pm.
St Peter's will have Confession & Exposition from 10.30 - 11.30am.
The Mass at 7pm on the first Friday of each month at Saltcoats Chapel will continue.
Mass for Sundays will be as follows:
St. Joseph’s 6.00pm
St. Joseph’s 9.00am
St Peter’s 10.30am
St. Joseph’s 5.05 pm.