Newsletter - 04/08/2013


18th Sunday of the Year C

ST ALBAN’S       4th August 2013


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm         Year C       


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15      Year C

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

PREFACE – Sunday 3

Eucharistic Prayer  Acclamation





O Lord, you have been our refuge fromone generation to the next.


Alleluia, alleluia. Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia !


ST ALBAN’S      




No Mass    



9.00 Eucharistic Service 

No Mass


9.00  and a Funeral Service 10.30 Valarie Mason (ex Primrose Ct)

No Mass


No Mass       mass at Good Shepherd today



12.15  St Teresa Benedicta



12.15  St Lawrence



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


Parishes within St John Southworth Deanery                                                                                July 2013


Dear Parishioners,


I write to you on behalf of the priests of our deanery who met recently to discuss how best we may meet the challenges that the increasing age and decreasing number of clergy presents to the parishes of the deanery, especially those in rural areas situated miles from neighbouring parishes.


Particularly we looked at what could be done if a parish priest unexpectedly fell seriously ill at a weekend when all priests are busy in their own churches and no visiting priest is available to help. 


We decided that the only option is to look to the resources available within the parish community.


Most parishes already have experience, on some weekdays, of a service of Word and Communion, known to most of us as a Eucharistic Service.  We propose to select and train a small number of parishioners from each parish as Prayer Leaders who with existing Readers and Eucharistic Ministers would be prepared to lead services of Word and Communion at the Saturday Vigil or Sunday Masses in emergencies where a priest is not available.


I stress that this arrangement is intended to cover emergency situations only, where a priest cannot be had to celebrate Sunday Mass.

Training sessions will be held in Sacred Heart and St. Edward’s Darwen on Thursday 19th September and at St. Mary’s Langho on Wednesday 25th September at 7.30 in the evening.

In the Lord  Monsignor John Corcoran  (Dean of our Deanery)


CANONISATION of Pope John Paul 2nd and Pope John 23rd is likely to take place in the late autumn of this year. Here we have 2 popes in our lifetime about to be declared saints …  a real rarity. Gerry Flynn, one of our parishioners, who runs Enjoy Travel, is hoping to run a trip to Rome for this occasion. This would include flights, transfers, dinner, bed and breakfast in a hotel, coach travel etc… The date has not yet been fixed by Pope Francis, but we think it is imminent. Gerry is going country wide for this trip and the more … the less the price…!! We will give more news, when we have a date, but please have a word with Fr Jude or with Gerry on 504970 to know more. I recall my mum went to Rome for the canonisation of Pius X11 in 1955ish.. she did it on £25 !!! the days!


Katie Duxbury’s Sponsored Swim:  Katie has now completed her 3rd and Final Swim in Lake Ullswater last Sunday. She has amassed a huge amount of money for the Lourdes children… from far and wide!! Thank You Katie and all who have sponsored you. Mega swim and mega rewards. Bless you and thanks to one and all. Any final donations can be put in the Lourdes Buckets in the envelopes provide saying “Katie’s Sponsored Swim”.  Many thanks again. xxx


If you end up in EURO Lands this summer  --  don’t throw away your lose coins / shrapnel  --  please bring them home & pop them into the HCPT Lourdes buckets…  we take loads of small coins at Easter,, all adds up!!! Enjoy the sunshine.


CAFOD AND WASTE PAPER IS NO MORE!!!!! BUT….. PLAN B … everyone has to have a Plan B !!  Now we are collecting DRINK CANS…. Biscuits Tins etc… and ‘OLD & SPARE WIRE’ 

Please can people ‘EMPTY’ the cans before you brink them!! Thanks.. We are weighing in ‘Old Clothes’ for CAFOD also  - good money as ever in the ‘Rage & Bone’ trade


BLACKBURN FOOD BANK The good people who run the food bank  have been in touch with me. We now have a large basket to receive food in both churches. The idea is that if people can provide ONE item of food a week and pop it into our basket in church. If anyone wishes to help a bit more in this, please do have a word with me. 01254 672756


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


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  and Small electrical appliances




Please keep in your prayers the following people and their families: I have cared for their funerals last wek and this coming week:














And Father Tim Gunn, a great friend of myself and Fr Joe  - in fact he lived only a few miles from Fr Joe’s home town. Time and I had many a round of golf together…………  I can’t ever remember beating him… he was very very good at golf!! He worked in Great Harwood many years ago at St Hubert’s.









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