Newsletter - 17/11/2013


33rd Sunday of the Year C

ST ALBAN’S       18th November 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




·      Psalm

·      The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness

·      Alleluia

·      Alleluia, alleluia !  Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence before the Son of Man. Alleluia!


·      DAY      

·        ST ALBAN’S         ( )


·       Monday

·      No Mass

·      No Mass

·      Tuesday

·      9.00 

·      No Mass

·      Wednesday

·      9.00  

·      No Mass

·      Thursday

·      No Mass. Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

·      9.30                       

·      Friday

·      12.15 St Cecilia Patron Saint of Music

·      No Mass

·      Saturday

·      12.15 St Clement, Pope   

·      9.30


Confessions on Saturday.  11-12 noon & 5.45 - 6.15

WEEK DAY MASSES on Tuesdays & Wednesdays will be in the Presbytery where a room has been converted to a little chapel.



At Masses this weekend Simeon Adeoye will be sharing his experiences from his religious pilgrimage to see the Pope at the World Youth Day in Brazil this summer which was attended by over 3.5 million pilgrims. Also he will be outlining the very important message from Pope Francis himself.

You will be glad to know there will be no collection in connection with this talk!!



Your endurance will win you your lives.

As we approach the end of that part of Saint Luke’s Gospel before the Passion narratives, and approach the end of the Church’s year, our thoughts are turned towards the end of time and the Second Coming of the Lord – this will led us into Advent in two weeks time. Saint Luke’s message is very distinctive: the Lord will come, but there is a lot to be lived through first. The coming of the Lord is not going to be a “quick fix” – we will have to live through (and endure) all the mess of human joy and suffering. The Lord is clear too that we have to be aware of the personal cost of belonging to him – think back to last week’s readings, and the stories of religious persecution from every place and every age, even to this day. Even as this sounds gloomy and depressing, it is worth noting where the Gospel passage starts – in the material beauty of the Temple – and where it ends – something far more precious will be saved: our lives.





Welcome , Lord, into your calm and peaceful kingdom those who , out of this present life have departed to be with you; grant them rest and a place with the spirits of the just; and give them the life that knows not age, the reward that passes not away, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Ignatius Loyola)

There are envelopes and prayer list sheets at the back and side of the church for you to give the names of your deceased precious loved ones. Hand in or put into the collection basket and the sheets will be on the altar all through the month of November.

(PLEASE do not put money in the envelopes; but if you wish a Mass to be offered for anyone then do this separately and put their name and an offering in an envelope with the mass Intention on the outside. Many thanks.)



Thomas Fish; Jonathan Pope;  Maureen Baker (Poorly in Hospital); Mary Walsh



ADVENT /AUTUMN FAIR  This  will be run by the HCPT Lourdes Group on Sunday 1st December after the 11.15 mass. It will be a fun afternoon with all the fun of the Fair in the Social Centre. So please do pop the date into your diary. There will be a lot of stalls and games for all the family. Do try to persuade lots of friends and family to come along as well!




I arrived in Albury, a 4 hour train journey north of Melbourne, on the Wednesday after the Cup. I did not see any kangaroos on the way... I did see an emu, a few llamas and about 10 million sheep and cows. I stayed with my nephew and his wife and the 6 children still living at home; the 3 eldest have flown the nest! They have a deep love for the faith. They will go to evening mass when there is one. They always have the family rosary after dinner and I now know the Chaplet to Immaculate Heart of Mary. Simon and his wife Kathleen have founded a catholic school for those who wish to deepen their faith and with help from the state 100 children attend it. I went there and celebrated mass for them. At the assembly afterwards I wore my England Cricket shirt/ England floppy hay and England Cape .... We had words about the future Ashes test match that I will be going to... Lots of fun.. And booed.... Great fun.

My nephew Simon was hoping to have a day off on Thursday from the Pharmacy he owns but his partner's wife had her baby a week early! All the plans of mice and men! But we did mange an hour together at the local golf club for a beer and a pie... Not the kangaroo pie I have been searching for all holiday!

On Saturday all the six children who are all girls went with mum and I to a town called Beechworth, an hours drive up into the hills, to take part in an annual Celtic Festival. The girls were all part of a local dance troop. Where there any kangaroos on the way...... No... Only a flock of cockatoos and more sheep. Beechworth is an old gold mining town. The buildings were a bit old Wild West style. Wooden and with verandas with iron railings. Very historical. There was a large parade with 6 pipe bands all in kilts as well as the dance troops. The troops did their dancing on the streets in the relatively cool windy sunshine.

It was Saturday, so I was dressed in my Burnley top an as we walked along a family were coming the other way and a voice said "the guy's wearing a Burnley shirt". An exile Claret of 23 years. He knew of the present success and parted practically brothers.

THIS IS REALLY SAD……. what would it have been like if they’d supported United.—Father Joe



1. CAFOD needs YOU and your ALUMINIUM cans…If they DON’T stick to a magnet then they ARE aluminium……....... It’s even better if they are crushed flat and completely dry.

2. ALSO  your old flexes and wire…..any length

3. AND ….in conjunction with our church charity “Action 4 Cambodia” ANY clothes that are no longer of any use to you (no bedding…only clothes)




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.


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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.
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.
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
my soul shall be healed.

The Lord be with you    Response:    AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT