Newsletter - 10/03/2013


5th Sunday of the Year  Year C

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  10th February 2013


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm         Year C  


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15      Year C

Sunday Mass  10.15 am


Eucharistic Prayer  Acclamation









ST ALBAN’S      




No Mass here:  9.30 Mass at Franciscan Convent



9.00  Requiem for Margaret Mary O’Hara followed by cremation 10.3 0am

9.30 Mass


ASH WEDNESDAY 9.3 0    ServIce of Ashes in St.Alban’s Primary School

12.10 Mass and Ashes

 7.00pm Mass and Ashes.


9.30 Mass and Ashes


10.00am Requiem for Margaret Ainsworth, 11.30 cremation. 

No Mass



9.30 Mass



No Mass


CONFESSIONS  Saturday 11  -  12  and    5.45 to 6.15pm



WASTE PAPER  SKIP Many thanks to all who bring in Waste Paper :  You can bring it in Carrier bags / melon type boxes / Church is usually open from around 8 am to 5 pm in the evening  (Side Door  of church) 


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on


ANNUAL RACE NIGHT: This will take place shortly on Saturday 16th February in our Parish Social Centre. It is a ‘Family evening’ of fun and raises a good few pounds for our H.C.P.T.  Lourdes children. You can “Buy / Sponsor” a Horse for £5. Fill in a ‘Horse Sponsor Form’. Choose a name for your horse, return the form to Fr Jude and it will be entered into one of the Races on the evening. Bring your family & friends to cheer it on. The first race will be about 7.30 / 7.45 pm after the 6.30 Saturday evening Mass.

It is ‘Live Racing’ (of a fashion!!!) No videos !!  We have Bookies for a bet plus a good bar!! Pop the date in your diary and enjoy and evening of fun and laughter together.


Please remember our Parish Centre  -  if you are having a ‘Family Do’ or celebration; 21st, 40th   60th Birthday Party etc..  A celebration after a Baptism / Funeral / Wedding evening then please think to Hire our Centre for your Party. Pop in after Mass 4 a drink & a look in Tel: 661193 to enquire/book.




MONDAY:      10.30  -  11.30  Exercise  (Free with a Beez Card)  7 pm to 9 pm Line Dancing £2-50

TUESDAY:     1.30  -  4.30  Over 50’s Bowling  £2.00:   7.30  -  9.30  Line Dancing also £2.00

THURSDAY:   10.15  -  11.30  Over 50’s Line Dancing £1:      1.30  -  4.30  Over 50’s Bowling £2

FRIDAY:            7.00pm  -  9.00  Line Dancing  £2-50p  Everyone welcome to any or all – bring a pal !!


In his will Philip asked for details of his funeral to be published in parishes where he had friends and connections. As his executor I hope you can find room in the weekly bulletin for a small insertion.
" The funeral of Philip Michael Topham will take place at 3.00pm on Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 at the Sacred Heart Church, Liverpool Road, Warrington. Please pray for the repose of his soul."


FUN QUIZ   Back in business now:  BUT A change of Time and DAY:          We will try Thursday and at 8 pm

                   Let us see if this can appeal to a few more people. Fr Jude asks the 40 questions on all sorts of topics as well as ‘what’s in the news this week’  Donations only and for our Lourdes children

You don’t have to ‘Be a Member’ of the Social Centre’ to attend – all are welcome & it is fun


A PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND is being organised by Our Lady Queen of Peace prayer group who meet every Tuesday evening at the church of the Good Shepherd.   The pilgrimage is being planned for this September visiting the Divine Mercy Shrine, the national shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, places associated with Blessed Pope John PaulII and much more. Flying Liverpool to Kracow 11th Sept 8 days.  Cost approx £680  Contact Peter Costello 262952 for further information.


KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: The Knights meet here at St Alban’s each Friday evening at 7.30pm in CHURCH to say the Rosary: Please come into Church at THE BOTTOM DOOR NEAR TO THE PRESBYTERY. Anyone is welcome to pray the Rosary with them: Just come to the bottom side church door.


ST VINCENT de PAUL Association meet here in the Presbytery fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm for their prayer and discussions about he work they do in the parish:  They do a marvellous work they can do.



This week we received a belated Christmas and New Year message from Fr. Greg in Cambodia.

Dear people of the parish of St. Alban and Good Shepherd and all supporters of ‘I Believe, Action Cambodia Today.

God so loved the world that He gave his only Son.......” (John 3. 16).

This is the good news for us. God becomes human-a baby, poor and helpless. Our God is Emmanuel-God is with us-so close to us. We learn from the Infant Jesus the solidarity of God with us humans. We learn from Him the message of solidarity with the poor and vulnerable.

In this occasion of this Christmas season I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for showing your love and generosity through the solidarity with the poor and vulnerable people of Cambodia. Your assistance, partnership and cooperation serve as an encouragement for Jesuit Service-Cambodia to continue to do its mission, that is to accompany and work with disadvantaged communities in upholding the rights, the welfare and the dignity of the poor by implementing programmes that alleviate poverty, improve education, and establish just relations in Cambodian society.

I wish you a happy new year 2013. I would like to greet you in the Cambodian way by wishing you  

All the best regards and God bless.  Father Greg.


The following items are for sale and available from Sal at the bookstall at the back of St. Alban’s.

1.       Sony cassette recorder. Full working order. This is called a shoebox type as that is the size and shape of it.

2.       Bush dvd player and remote. Only 10 inches by 9.5 inches.

3.       Revolving tv stand, almost 20 inches across and sits on top of a cupboard or similar.All items are £10 each and the money raised will go to ‘I Believe.....’ See Sal at the bookstall.

Have you spoken to Angel Noddy at the foot of the Crib yet ??

You may also be aware that an initiative is being taken to establish an act of annual remembrance for those that have died during the preceding year. The first of these occasions will be on the 3rd March 2013 in Corporation Park starting at 2.30pm. It is hope that anyone who has lost a relative or friend during the previous 12 months and would like to join in this act of remembrance will have the chance to participate.


Please keep in your prayers: Philip Topham, Linda Yates & Ann Ormrod whose funerals are taking place this week. God keep their families in his care.




Father:  The Lord be with you.      Our New Response:  AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT



The New I Confess                           I confess to almighty God

And to you, my brothers and sisters,

That I have greatly sinned,

In my thoughts and in my words, In what I have done

And in what I have failed to do,

Through my fault, through my fault

Through my most grievous fault.

Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin, All the angels and saints,

And you, my brothers and sisters to pray for me to the Lord my God  





Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,  you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,  in the glory of God the Father. Amen



I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks
to the Lord our God.
People: It is right and just

Priest: The mystery of faith.

A – We proclaim your death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.

PRAYER FOR PEACE after the Our FatherLord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles, Peace I leave you,  my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.  Who live and reign for ever and ever.



All: Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Lord be with you    Response:    AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT