Newsletter - 06/10/2013


27th Sunday of the Year C

ST ALBAN’S       6th October 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 that today you would listen to my voice! Harden not your hearts.


Alleluia, alleluia ! Speak Lord, your servant is listening; you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia !


ST ALBAN’S      




No Mass    (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)




9.30 Mass


9.00 Blessed John H Newman & Funeral Service @ 10.15 Harold Green and Cremation Service @ 12 nooon Patricia Birch

9.30 Mass



9.30 Mass                        





12.15  St Wilfrid



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


October is the Month of the Rosary:  The Knights of St Columba always have a ‘Rosary Crusade’ at the beginning of the month. On this Monday / Tuesday / and Wednesday the Rosary will recited here in St Alban’s Church at 7 pm on the three evenings.

Please do come along on any or all of the evenings if you can to join them in prayer to ask Our Lady’s prayers and intercession on us all, our families and parishes.


What’s in a name? ‘Action 4 Cambodia’

It is now seven years since we set up our parish charity ‘I Believe, Action Cambodia Today.’ Recently we have discovered that there is another charity with a similar name. This explains some of the letters we have received which made us wonder if they were really for us. We also received compliments for an interview in the ‘Irish Times’, but that wasn’t us. To avoid any further complications we are changing the name of our charity to ‘Action 4 Cambodia’. This new name reflects the two churches in our parish and our supporting schools, St. Alban’s R.C. Primary School and Our Lady & St John Catholic College. From now on we would ask anyone who wishes to donate by cheque to make the payment to ‘Action 4 Cambodia’.  Many thanks for your continued support.



Many thanks to all those who have provided us with items to sell in our charity shop. The shop will be open at 14-16 Lord St. West from 14th-19th October. If you still have items to bring in please do so before next Sunday as we will be stocking the shop that afternoon and we will not be able to accept anything after that. We are now in need of some volunteers to help carry boxes and bags full of stock from the upstairs room in the club down to the waiting vehicles on the car park. This will be after the 11.15 Mass next Sunday, 13th October.


This coming Saturday 19th October there will be an hour of prayer and reflection for our Eucharistic Ministers, Prayer Leaders and Sunday Mass Readers at 10am. Always a help to have ‘more than less’ – so if you feel you could ‘read at mass’ please do have a word with Fr Jude or Fr Joe and then pop the 19th October in your diary  -  many thanks


We are also looking for clothes, bric-a-brac, shoes and bags, household furnishings, small items of furniture such as coffee tables, cds and dvds, BUT NO VIDEOS AND CASSETTES. If you can help with any of these things please bring them along to either of our churches.

There are also two wardrobes available in the Parish Hall at the Good Shepherd. They are priced at £20 each and could be of particular interest to a student moving into rental accommodation this term.


THIS Weekend we welcome Anne from ‘Borders without Edges’ – the charity’s founder. Many people in the parish already help with their knitting. There will be an exhibition at the back of Church /  we will have a ‘Retiring Collection’ after Mass and if you feel you can help then please have a word with Anne or any of the existing parish helpers. Many thanks.


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.



Blackburn School of Irish Dancing 1960-2012 Reunion Night on Saturday 12 October 7.30pm – midnight at Windsor Hall, King Georges Hall Complex, Blackburn.

Sean McSherry, Castlemore Ceili Band and dancing display.  Proceeds to East Lancashire Hospice and North West Alzheimers.  Tickets £5.00 from the Box Office, King Georges Hall.

Further enquires contact Phil Keigher  01254 668215.


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!


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 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


Dear All. The test walk this evening has established a route from Revidge Fold United Reformed Church via Masjid- E Irfan in Eldon Rd, down Shear Brow, noting the ‘Safe Haven Garden and play area’ and Tauheedul’s ‘Vocational Centre’ on route to Altom Street. Continued along Altom Street passing Masjid Tauheedul and then Masjide –E- Raza. From there up Blackburn St to Whalley Street and Masjid – Al- Hidayah. Then up Earl St noting St James Cof E Primary School, St Albans & The Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church and then St James CoE on St James’s Rd. From there back to Revidge Fold United Reformed Church passing St Mary, Roman Catholic College. This route measures 1.8 miles and took about 50 mins to walk including some stops to look at things. The route to Lammack Methodist Church from Revidge Fold United Reformed Church along Lammack Rd is 0.6 miles one way.

We now need photos( digital so you can email them to me ) of each church and Masjid to go in the leaflet and a few words of description for each one. Once I have the photos and text I will be able to make arrangements for a draft leaflet to be made for your approval.

Interfaith week this year is from the 17th to 24th Nov so it would be good if we could launch this Interfaith Trail during that week by holding an inaugural walk and visit to some of the places of worship on the route.


JOB VACANCY WITH CARITAS ( the old Children’s Rescue)  Social Worker (Schools Social Work) TERM TIME only 39 hours a week: Full details on Poster at back of Church




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