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Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Church, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes.


SJA Logo Colour AltThe 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 (28th Feb / 1st of March 2015)

Tea & Coffee:
Tea & coffee is available in the Hall after 9.00am Mass. Everyone is welcome.
Kids Craft Club: 
Come and join the fun. Lots of colouring, drawing and sticking! £2 per family. Toast and juice provided.
This weekend we will be collecting food and toiletries at each Mass for Cenacolo. Thank you for your support.
Stations Of The Cross: 
Throughout Lent there will be Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7pm, with parish groups leading; and also on Tuesdays at 7pm for the traditional Stations.
Parish AGM: 
This will be held on Wednesday 4 March at 7:30pm in the Hall. Changes to the parish constitution will be discussed and nominations for membership voted upon. Please do your best to attend, tea and coffee served from 7pm.
Parish AGM - Nominations For Parish Council: 
Nominations are invited for all positions as set out on the notice at the back of church. A list of nominations already received is shown. For further nominations please use the forms available at the back of church and place in the box provided by 3rd March.
Lenten Lunches: 
This week here at St Joseph's on Wednesday 4 March at 12:30pm. Everyone very welcome, please come along. Also at St. Alban’s Church, Kilnhouse Lane, every Monday in Lent. Mass at 12 noon. See poster for details.
Womens World Day Of Prayer:
Womens World Day Of Prayer on 6th March at St. Paul’s Church, Ansdell & Fairhaven at 2.00pm. All are welcome.
Faith & Light:
Core Meeting Tues 3rd March at 7.30pm in the presbytery after Stations of the Cross. The next monthly meeting will be on Saturday 7th March at 2pm in the hall.
Coffee Morning:
Lytham St. Annes Friends of Trinity Hospice are holding a coffee morning in the hall on Saturday the 7th March from 10am to 11.30am. There will be Tombola, Cakes and Tea/Coffee. All welcome please come and support our local Hospice. 
Men’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast:
The next Men’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast at St. Paul’s Shop, Woodlands Road is at 8.15am next Saturday 7 March. New members welcome. The meeting lasts about an hour with scripture, prayer for the local community, and a continental breakfast. 
Fair Trade Fortnight
Fair Trade Fortnight has been last week and this coming week. We are running a Fair Trade stall at all Masses next week-end selling staple foods, treats and gifts. Please take it as an opportunity to look into the Christian reasons for caring about and supporting Fair Trade all year round - see www.fairtrade.org.uk 
CAFOD Fast Day Envelopes
CAFOD Fast Day Envelopes are being collected at Masses this week-end. You can also hand them in to the Fair Trade stall next week-end. Please help make this a bumper collection to take best advantage of the Government’s pound for pound match promise this Lent.
Lenten Vigil:
There is a Lenten Vigil and Service of Reconcilliation on Monday the 16th of March at 6.30 pm, at Cardinal Newman College. See poster at the back of Church 
Lenten Prayer:
There will be Lenten Prayer in the Church Hall on Saturday March the 21st from 2pm to 4pm.  This is an opportunity to come and pray with a team of prayer guides from Blackpool, using materials from the handbook on prayer, recently published by the Catholid Bishops of England and Wales. If you would like to attend, please download a form from here and return it to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can find a flyer here
Cenacolo House:
Bishop Campbell will be saying Mass at the house on Sunday 22nd March at 3pm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of it opening. If you intend to go to the Mass please let Fr. David know so that they can cater for the numbers. 
Wednesday Word:
available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.
Dates This Week:
Thu 6.30pm SVP Meeting
Thu 7.00 - 8.30pm Base Youth Group 
Fri 7.30pm Choir
Palm Sunday Easter Triduum & Easter Sunday Times: 
As of Holy Week this year, the following changes will be introduced: 
  • Palm Suday Only – St Peter’s Mass will begin at 10.45am – this applies on Palm Sunday only. 
  • Easter Triduum consisting of the
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday evening,
    • the Service of the Passion at 3pm on Good Friday,
    • and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening

will be celebrated all at either St Peter’s or St Joseph’s and will alternate each year. This year the Triduum will be celebrated at St Peter’s. 

  • Easter Sunday – the Church that does not have the Triduum celebration that year will have the prime time for Sunday Mass. This year this means that St Peter’s Easter Sunday Mass will be at 9.00am and St Joseph’s will be at 10.30am, again this applies only on Easter Sunday.
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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Details
Fr. David Burns
Parish Priest
The Presbytery
St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
16 Woodlands Road,
Lytham St Annes,
Tel: 01253 737037
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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