News Items – 227th July 2020

Dear Parishioners of St Jerome’s and St Anne’s

The following message was asked to be given out by Marie Cooper, ‘ Thank you everybody, you sent cards (185), Mass cards (20), flowers, plants but most of all I thank you for everyone’s support to me and the family during Tony’s illness. It was all very much appreciated and so very much the community of St.Jeromes Tony and l have experienced during our years in Formby.’ 
Stuart Henderson has informed us that Joan Moore has died aged 86 after a long illness and her family funeral takes place at Sacred Heart cemetery Ainsdale next Friday. She used to be a member of St Jerome’s Parish with her late husband Bill. She had lived in Southport for a number of years and would often go on the ladies’ retreats.
Deans are handling her funeral arrangements and donations are being accepted for Cancer Research UK.
We keep Marie Cooper and Joan Moore and her family in our prayers along with everyone who has passed away during this time of the pandemic.
The Foodbank donations have been down a bit in recent few weeks with easing of lockdown. It maybe that the drop off points at Waitrose and Tesco etc. are being used more, however, we have been reminded that the need for donations continues to grow. Please if you can continue to donate goods and in addition to routine non perishable foods, the Foodbank particularly need toothbrushes, shampoos, conditioners and any household cleaning products except bleach. 
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your prayers, cards, gifts and best wishes prior to and following my ordination. I pray that I can always serve you all to the best of my ability. Undoubtedly the greatest job of all once we are free of Covid 19 is to bring us all back together as one big community and more than that, to go out and find those who have become more distant from Jesus Christ and his Church and help and guide them back into His fold.
God Bless you all