Newsletter - 12/01/2014


The Baptism of the Lord

ST ALBAN’S      12th January 2014


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm         Year A       


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15      Year A

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

PREFACE – Sunday 3

Eucharistic Prayer  Acclamation





The Lord will bless his people with peace.


Alleluia, alleluia !  The heavens opened and the Father’s voice resounded ‘This is my Son, the beloved, listen to him!’. Alleluia!





  ST ALBAN’S        ( )



No Mass   

No Mass


9.00 Mass and at 10.30 Funeral Service for Frank Vause






11.00 Requiem Mass for Tommy Kiegher



12.15   St Anthony of the Desert

No Mass





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


THE WORD THIS WEEK              The Baptism of Myself

Baptism was not over and done with the day we were taken to the font.

We are baptised by all that happens to us in life. We are baptised by hardship.I

In its turbulent waters we are cleaned of all that is false and useless.

We are baptised by suffering; in its murky waters we grow in humility and compassion.

We are baptised by joy; in its gurgling waters we experience the goodness of life.

We are baptised by love; in its singing waters we blossom like flowers in the sun.

Baptism is like planting a seed. It will take a lifetime for this seed to grow and ripen.


FAMILY MASS at Our Lady and St John’s High School this Wednesday, January 15th at 6.30pm:

All welcome to celebrate the New Year and the New School  -  come and pray and come for a look around our fabulous newly refurbished school!!

Department on 0161 817 2222 and speak to Daniella Stephens or for an application e-mail her on daniella.stephens@dioceseof   Poster at the back of church Do you wish to teach in a Catholic Primary School? Ring the Diocese of Salford Education

Dear Steve, greeting from Cambodia.

“Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth.”  Luke 2, 14


Let us rejoice on his coming. In this Christmas season, we pray for the courage to keep working for a better world, pushed by the strength of peace from deep within us, planted there by God who trusts mankind as a child does its mother.


With the graces of God, the commitment and dedication of the staff, the cooperation with partners and friends, and the generosity of the donors, Jesuit Service-Cambodia was able to continue give the services to the people in Cambodia.


Thank you for the generous help and support you have given to Jesuit Service-Cambodia this past year to carry out its mission, that is to accompany and work with disadvantaged communities in upholding the rights, the welfare and the dignity of the poor by implementing programs that alleviate poverty, improve education, and establish just relations in Cambodian society.


Born unto the world, may the light of Christ illuminate our hearts throughout the year and guide us toward his peace. I wish you a happy new year, 1 January 2014. I would like to greet you in Cambodian way by wishing you ayuk, wanak, sokhak, poleak ( long life, good luck, peace and good health)  in the year to come.


All the best regards and God bless.




Thomas Fish; Jonathan Pope; Frank Orrell  



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 at St Alban’s each Friday evening at 7.30pm to say the Rosary: Please come to the house where a room has been converted to a little chapel. Anyone is welcome to pray the Rosary with them: Just come to the house. Thanks


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on



A heart warm round of thanks to all those who have donated wool and helped to knit for the charity and it is hoped that this work and its rewards will continue throughout 2014. Thanks again


Diocese of Salford Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  July 31st to 7th August

Travelling in a variety of ways with appropriate charges:

For general enquiries or for sick pilgrims  -  please apply direct to the Diocesan Office in Salford on the Tel:

0161 817 2209

Or have a look at the Adverts on the Notice Boards at the back of Church

Father Jude does have booking forms with all the prices and costs 



Holocaust Memorial Day:  Talks organised by the Diocese on Tuesday 21st Jan: in Bury

                                            See the Notice Boards for further details




















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
and my soul shall be healed.

The Lord be with you    Response:    AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT