Newsletter - 05/05/2013


5th SUNDAY of Easter Year C

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  5th May   2013


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm         Year C       


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15      Year C

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

PREFACE – 5th Easter

Eucharistic Prayer  Acclamation





Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you.


Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus said, ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and myFather will lov ehim, and we shall come to him. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




No Mass















12.15  Mass for Jean Preedy’s ashes internment



Confessions this Saturday.  11  -  12  noon &  5.45 to 6.15


There is some Lourdes Water and a card at the back of Church for everyone. Water – water everywhere….. the song of Lourdes this year!! We have brought back plenty of Lourdes water this year, it was easy  - it hardly stopped raining! But we had a lovely time and the children really enjoyed themselves. We has a Reunion get-together with them and the helpers this afternoon in the social centre – lots of photos and stories to share!!


Next weekend we will have a Retiring Collection for the Columban Fathers. This is the annual Appeal held in all the parishes of the Diocese. A priest from the order will be here next weekend to make the Appeal and stay here over the weekend. I have no doubt that we will make him feel welcome and he will receive the generosity of the parish.


CAFOD as part of their Emergency Fund for the refugees in Syria. Cafod is playing a major role in the recue mission for the many families who have had to leave homes & possessions to escape the bombings. Huge thanks to your kindness to the Appeal last weekend which raised over £650  Many thanks once again.


Year of Faith  Procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima:

Sunday 12th May at 2.00 pm from St Teresa’s Church on Bentley St. to St Joseph’s on Audley Range. Bring something to eat and leave it at St Joseph’s Church where you will be able to eat it with everyone after the procession.


The children will be making the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion in the coming months.

Those to be confirmed will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday itself; which is a wonderful combination for them. That is Sunday 19th May at the 11.15 mass. Our Polish friends who are to be confirmed will also join us at mass. The bishop has granted me permission to confirm them as well as our own.

Our First Holy Communion Day is a bit later in the summer on Sunday 7th July.






·        Empty drinks cans are set to replace waste paper!!!! They will be crushed and weighed in for cash for CAFOD.

·        Please bring them in carrier bags and leave inside tower door as before BUT only bring them in when there is a Mass or Service on.. NOT JUST WHEN THE CHURCH IS OPEN.

  • PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT NO FOOD TINS MUST BE SENT but chocolate and biscuits tins will be fine.
  • ALSO FOR A TRIAL PERIOD ONLY we will also collect old keys, padlocks and electric cables and flexes (without plugs)


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 !!


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.


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on


RED MILL HIILL MISSION BOXES: IF YOU HAVE ONE AT HOME, PLEASE CAN YOU BRING THEM IN FOR REPLACING. Many thanks to al who have a box. If you would like one we have many of them in the Sacristy.


SONGS OF PRAISE (the Recordings)  Will take place at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 19th & Monday 20th May. Join the choir or congregation. TICKETS: via –

Email: or post Songs of Praise (Blackburn Tickets) 1st Floor, Dock House, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2LH I would recommend a Stamped addressed envelope! The tickets will be at a premium - as they say ‘do it today’.


Any unwanted Furniture or Electrical Goods:

British Heart Foundation will collect them:

Please ring 0844 848 9615

Sofas / armchairs / Lounge furniture

Beds ^ Bathroom furniture

Tables & Chairs

TV’s DVD’s etc…

Washing Machined & Fridges

Small electrical appliances





















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