Newsletter - 22/03/2015

                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT                                        22ND March 2015     Tel: 59331     e-mail revjudeharrison@btconnect.com

DAY

ST  ALBAN’S

HOLY   SOULS

GOOD SHEPHERD

MON

 

9.30     E.S.

 

TUES

 

9.30     Mass

 

WED

11   Requiem  Bernadette Finn

9.30     Mass

 

THUR

9.30   School Mass In Church

9.30     E.S.

9.30     Mass

FRI

7.30 a.m. & 12.15

9.30     Mass

 

SAT

12.15     Mass

12.00     Mass

9.30     Mass

PALM

SUNDAY

9.00  &  11.15

10  &  5 pm

10.15

Confessions: Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15 Saturday  Stations of the Cross  Fri & Sat 11.55

Palm Sunday 9.15 Mass at St Alban’s It will Start at 9am on Palm Sunday  (Thanks)

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: St Alban’s: Friday & Saturday at 5 to 12  with the Knights (KSC) Friday at                7.30     

 

FAITH, CHAT & DISCUSSION:  Saturday mornings in Lent 10.00 to 10.45 (after mass) at Good Shepherd Hall. Please come along and learn more of our Church

 

This weekend on Palm Sunday our Lourdes Children will make the Annual Appeal at al the Churches.

One of our Helpers will speak at Mass and afterwards there are petition Sheets on which you can write family names. These we will leave at the Grotto with your intentions. We have the usual ‘Buckets’ for your donations for the children’s trip. We spoil the children – but they have a holiday of a life time.

 

DATES FOR THE SACRAMENTS FOR OUR CHILDREN

RECONCILIATION / 1ST CONFESSION:-   this Thursday 26th March 6pm

CONFIRMATION:-                     St. Alban’s   Sunday 7th June at the 11.15 Mass    Holy Souls  17th May at 11.30

1ST HOLY COMMUNION:-           St Alban’s   Sunday 5th July at the 11.15 Mass      Holy Souls  7th June at 11.30

 

April 2015 to March 2016 Gift Aid / Covenant Envelope Boxes are now at the back of Church for those people who are ‘signed up’. If you pay Income Tax and have not signed a GIFT AID Form then please consider this: if you put your collection into one of the Brown Envelopes near the end of the Church benches and write your name, signature & address on one I will get you a Box of Envelopes for next week. Many thanks.

 

ST ALBAN’S SOCIAL CLUB & FAMILY CENTRE

The building adjacent to our church has been a significant facility for this parish; firstly as a school since 1866 but in later years it has been supported by parishioners & their families as their social centre.

MEMBERSHIP  Please consider joining along with friends and neighbours if possible. Please take a form/s

away and return to the presbytery or Club.

MEMBERSHIP FEES for 2015:  Under 65   £5        65 – 79 years £3        Over 80 Free

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COMING EVENTS

1. FASHION SHOW  BY ‘STYLE DIVA BOUTIQUE’   Saturday 21st MARCH. Doors open at 7pm.  Come and see for only £2 entry including free entry into the £50 voucher prize draw.

2. “TALES OF BYGONE BLACKBURN”  presented by Simon Entwistle.  Friday 10th APRIL. Doors open 7.30pm and tickets £3. Take a nostalgic look at Blackburn past as Simon tells the history of our fascinating town.  SELLING OUT FAST !!

3. “ST. GEORGE’S DAY CONCERT” Saturday 25th APRIL. Doors open 7.30pm. Come and spend an exciting evening with the popular Lancashire Folk Group “Trouble at’ Mill” Tickets are £5 including potato pie supper.

BOOKINGS Please continue to book the Social Centre for, Christening Parties / Special Birthday Celebrations / Evening Wedding Parties……etc.  Pop in and talk to June or Lynn or ring the Club:  661193.

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If there isn’t a Private Function on a Friday evening: there will be BINGO with the 1st House at 8.30pm : Club opens at 7.30pm AND on these occasions there is a free supper…so please come along and support the Club. Thanks

 

CAFOD:    Please keep bringing in your empty cans to church for crushing and Recycling………BUT please NO GLASS BOTTLES. Also old wire etc & clothes can be brought to be weighed in.

 

Red Missions Boxes  .. Please can they be brought in This Month -  Thank You

 

GOOD SHEPHERD HALL

Monday:-   10.30-11.30 am  Exercise (free with a Beez Card)

Tuesday:-   1.30-4.30 pm   Over 50’s Bowling £2.00;  7.30-9.30 pm Line Dancing £2.50

Thursday:- 10.15-11.30 am  Over 50’s Line Dancing £1.00; 1.30-4.30 pm Over 50’s Bowling £2.00

Saturday;-  7.00-9.00 pm Line Dancing

 

LEGION OF MARY TRIP

Medjugorje:  In 1990  Our Lady Queen of Peace prayer group was formed when we travelled to Medgugorje.  Members have met every Tuesday night since then for 25 years.  We currently meet at Good Shepherd Church at 7.30pm and to celebrate our 25th year we are returning to our roots travelling to Medgogorje form 1st to 8th October 2015.   Cost is £530 which includes flight and half board.  If you would like to join us please contact any member of the group or telephone Peter Costello 01254 262952

 

VE DAY COMMUNITY CONCERT AT KING GEORGE’S HALL ON TUESDAY 21ST APRIL AT 6.30PM.

The evening promises to be filled with nostalgia, when pupils from Our Lady and St.John’s together with our six feeder primary schools will sing songs from the war, read war poems they have written, jive and the band will play classic Glenn Miller numbers. Our staff and pupils will be modelling victory rolls and other 1940’s fashions, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DRESS UP and join us in

 

Our Lady & St John: Wed: 25th March from 4pm to 5pm: We are invited to school for an hour of entertainment refreshments as the young people unveil a symbol of their togetherness in our multi cultural & faith town.

 

HOSPITAL VISITS  Our Hospital Chaplain (Father Sean O’Brien) who lives here at St Alban’s) has asked me to remind everyone that if you have a relative in Hospital and the patient would like to have a visit from the priest or a chaplaincy worker….. and /or would like to receive Holy Communion or is in need of the Sacrament of the sick  …. Then the way it MUST happen is that you or the patient must ask the Ward Staff to contact the Catholic Chaplaincy in the first place. This is a safeguarding issue which has been instigated by the hospitals and which we have to abide by. 

(Regular attendees of the parish can contact Fr Jude directly)

 

Advance Notice that in Holy Souls Church there will be the Easter Vigil at 6pm and

10 am Mass on Easter Sunday --   but no 5 pm Easter Sunday.

 

 

St Alban’s

Holy Souls

Good Shepherd

Maundy Thursday

6.30 pm

7 pm

7 pm

Good Friday

Stations 12 & Passion 3 pm

12 noon

Service of Passion 3 pm

Easter Vigil

6.30 pm

6.00 pm

 

Easter Sunday

9.15 & 11.15

10

10.15