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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 11th / 12th of April 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.
Bell Restoration: 
Good progress has been made this week and our bells will be transported to the bell foundry during the coming week. Meanwhile the church porch remains closed and all access will be via the ramp. A couple of the bells are on view at the back of church together with a collage of photographs; please take some time to have a look. 
A tremendous success with very good attendances throughout, over 600 attended Mass in St Joseph's on Easter Sunday alone. 
BASE Youth Group:
BASE Youth Group meet this Thursday the 16th from 7pm to 8.30pm.  The youth club meets at St Joseph's Parish Hall every other Thursday from 7pm to 8.30pm. Why not join us and have some fun! We have table tennis, pool, music, tuck shop and more.  Admission only £1.00.
Today we will be collecting food and toiletries at each Mass this weekend for Cenacolo. Thank you for your support.
Family Quiz Night:
Family quiz night on Sat. 18th April at 7.00pm. to include pie & peas. Cost £6 adults £3 children. Bring your own drink. Tickets now available.
Wilf Gillett: 
Many of you will remember Wilf, who used to look after the garden here at church.  Wilf died recently in Wigan where he had been staying with his daughter. His funeral is at Ince Crematorium on Thursday 16th April at 11.30am. He was the last in the line of his family who all had a long association with St. Joseph’s including looking after the garden. At a future date his ashes will be buried in our Garden of Remembrance and there will be a gathering in the Hall afterwards to remember him. Rest in peace. 
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 this weeks bulletin
Mill Hill M Freshfield: 
A letter has been received from Fr. Joe Geoghegan MHM who many of you will remember was in our parish with Fr. Bill Dowds MHM. He is appealing for our financial help for his old parish in Kenya. They are drilling for a new water bore hole. A special collection for this worthy cause will take place after all Masses next weekend 18th/19th April. 
CAFOD... Did You Know:
That CAFOD is speaking out about climate change because it is the single biggest threat to reducing poverty that exists today? Whether it's floods destroying livelihoods or unpredictable rains leaving millions hungry. We invite you to join CAFOD’s One Climate, One World campaign to make climate change a priority for the sake of our neighbours worldwide at www.cafod.org/uk/campaign We can make a difference if we act together. “Earth at its beginning was for all in common, it was meant for rich and poor alike; what right have you to monopolise the soil? Nature knows nothing of the rich; all are poor when she brings them forth.” St Ambrose of Milan
Wednesday Word:
available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.
Piety Shop:
Easter cards are now on sale as well as other cards, rosary beads and other gifts. See us at the back of church.
Dates This Week:
  • Tue 7.00pm Faith & Light Core Meeting
  • Tue 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting (In Presbytery)
  • Thu 6.30pm First Holy Communion Meeting
  • Thu 7.00-8.30pm Base Youth Group
  • Sat 2.00pm Faith & Light Monthly Meeting
Mens Prayer Breakfast:  
Because of Easter the monthly ecumenical meeting at St Paul’s shop will be a week later than usual, on Saturday 11th April at 8.15am.
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.
Tea And Chat: 
The Session on Friday 10th April will unfortunately be cancelled and we will resume on Friday 24th April.
Sister Julie and Mary Ackman who lead our Diocesan Evangelisation incentive has agreed to visit us at St Joseph's to talk about 
  1. her diocesan role in evangelisation
  2. the Catholic Bishops project called 'proclaimed 15' set out in the Catholic Voice
  3. our own plans for evangelisation. 
It is proposed to invite St Peter's parish and representatives of the deanery. The original date for this meeting was to have been 22nd April. This has had to be postponed, but we hope to reschedule for a date perhaps in May. Watch this space.
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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