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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 (24th and 25th of January 2015)

Tea & Coffee:
Tea & coffee is available in the Hall after 9.00am Mass. Everyone is welcome.
Kids Craft Club: 
After Mass today. Come and join the fun. Lots of colouring, drawing and sticking! £2.00 per family. Toast and juice is provided.
Fundraising For The Bells: 
Thanks to all who helped or contributed in any way. Originally the total receipts published came to £50,239. Since then Liberty Doyle raised £380.95, we have received further donations of £210, and with the unwanted gifts sale producing £401.06 and the One Voice Choir £570.07, we have achieved a grand total of £51,771.08. This figure exceeds all our expectations and following agreement from the Diocese an order has been placed and a 30% deposit paid. The Bells will fall silent in March for preparatory works with the bells taken off site in April.
We will be collecting Food & Toiletries for the Food Bank at St. Cuthbert’s Blackpool & Cenacolo House Dodding Green, Kendal. The next collection of tins, dried food, toothpaste & toilet soap will be after every Mass over weekend of 31 Jan/1 Feb & will be donated to Cenacolo. Please be generous.
Vocations Weekend: 
There is to be a Discovery Weekend preparing young men (15 yrs +) who wish to deepen their faith and discern God’s will for their lives. It takes place at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s Parish, Carlisle from Friday 30th January – Sunday 1st February. The weekend is free of charge. For more info: Fr Darren Carden or Fr John Millar via the numbers found in this weeks bulletin
Bishop Campbell will be celebrating Mass and conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation on 19 of our young people on Tuesday, 3rd February at 6.30pm. Please keep the young people and their families in your prayers.
Tea And Chat 
is this Friday 30th January at 2.00p.m. If you require a lift please ring the number found in this weeks bulletin.
Mass For The Sick & Housebound: 
There will be a Special Mass with anointing of the sick to mark the Day of Prayer for the Sick on 11th February (Our Lady of Lourdes). The Mass will be on the Friday of that week: Friday, 13th February at St Joseph’s at 2pm
and will be followed by Tea & Chat in the presbytery.
Day Of Renewal:
at St. Clare’s, Fulwood, on 7th February 10am- 4pm. See the poster at the back of church. 
CAFOD Did You Know... 
As Pope Francis visits Sri Lanka, CAFOD is responding to the worst floods to hit the country since 1957? Severe flooding began in Sri Lanka in December. United Nations estimates that more than 1.1 million people have been affected. With rice crops washed away and tea and rubber plantations hit, many families are facing food shortages or struggling to make a living. CAFOD is working with Caritas Sri Lanka to deliver emergency food and supplies to more than 5,000 who have been forced from their homes. Please remember the people of Sri Lanka in prayer.
Where There’s A Will – 
there’s a way… If you wish to remember your parish in your will, the following wording may be used: “I give to the Roman Catholic Parish of St Joseph, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, for the exclusive use of that parish, the sum of £…. (in words) free of duty and I declare that a receipt signed by the Parish Priest at the time shall be a good discharge.”
Piety Shop: 
We now have a selection of Confirmation cards and presents available as well as our usual selections of cards, rosary beads, adult and children’s prayer books etc. for sale at the back of church
Dates This Week:
  • Thu 7.00pm Bell Ringing
  • Fri 7.30pm Choir
Lourdes Pilgrimage: 
Youth Section applications close at the end of January. Coach and flight options available. Fundraising opportunities available to help. Sign up at www.castleriggmanor.co.uk.
Tabor Programme: 
The new programme of days of recollection, spiritual courses and retreats from January – July 2015 at Tabor Carmelite Retreat Centre in Preston is now out. Copies available at the back of Church.
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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