Newsletter - 13/10/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

28th Sunday of the Year C

ST ALBAN’S       13th October 2013

GOOD SHEPHERD

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

 

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Psalm

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia ! Speak Your words are spirit Lord, and they are life, you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

ST ALBAN’S      

  ST ALBAN’S          revjudeharrison@btconnect.com  

GOOD SHEPHERD

Monday

No Mass

 

Tuesday

9.00  St Teresa of Jesus

9.30 Mass

Wednesday

9.00 and mass at 9.30 in the Primary School

9.30 Mass

Thursday

9.00  St Ignatius of Antioch

9.30 Mass                        

Friday

12.15  St Luke Possible funerals for Pat Coffey & Anne Parkinson

Both in their early 90’s: Winnie Leeming’s funeral on Tues: 22nd

 

Saturday

12.15  St Paul of the Cross

9.30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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

 

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.

 

Letter from Father Greg in Cambodia

 

Dear Steve, thank you for you email and concern to the people in Cambodia. It is true that some areas in Cambodia are flooded. The weather of this year is strange. The rain came too early, and then verty little rain. Toward the end of rainy season, it rained too much.
Jesuit Service in coordination with other NGOs tried to answer the needs. In Kompong Thom province, we gave emergency rice, especially to the persons with disabilitiies. I am in contact with the JSC coordinators in the provinces to think of the best way to help them. I will let you know the need of help later.
Thank you and God bless. Father Greg

 

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR DONATIONS FOR OUR CHARITY SHOP, ‘ACTION 4 CAMBODIA’.. The shop will be open at 14-16 Lord St. West this week from 14th-19th October. If you still have items to bring in please do so TODAY Sunday as we will be stocking the shop thIS 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

 

Thank you for your kindness to Anne from ‘Borders without Edges’ – the charity’s founder. Your love and kindness came to £432  -  29p. Anne wrote to say thanks. I have pinned up her letter.

 

THANKS FROM CAFOD:   There were extra envelopes for the Harvest Appeal;

                                                £ 117  -  85 was given: Please keep putting the Green Envelopes into the collection plates on Sunday    as we  normally do. Thanks You again

 

HOLIDAY EUROS --  always happy to accept them for our Lourdes children… we will have no problem in spending them !!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.

 

GOOD SHEPHERD HALL  

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 stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

 

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

 

 

 

NEW REPONSES AT MASS

 

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  

 

 

THE GLORIA

 

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
.

 

THE CREED

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
.

SANCTUS

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.

People:
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.

 

LAMB OF GOD

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