Newsletter - 03/05/2015

          

St Alban And Good Shepherd

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

FIFTH SUNDAY                        OF EASTER  3rd May 2015  

 Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail revjudeharrison@btconnect.com

 
 

 

 

DAY

ST  ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY   SOULS

Monday

4 May

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

5 May

9.00am Eucharistic Service

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Mass

Wednesday

6 May

9.00am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Mass

Thursday

7 May

9.00am Mass

2.15pm service at Crematorium for Lynnsey Catley

10.30 am Requiem for Kathleen Chester

 

9.30am   Eucharistic Service

Friday

8 May

11 am Service for Ben O’Keefe

12.15 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

10.00am  Mass

Saturday

9 May

12.15 Mass  Crown Our Lady

6.30pm Mass

9.30am Mass

12 noon Mass

Sunday

10 May

9.00am Mass & 11.15am Mass

 

10.15 Mass

10.00am Mass &

 5.00pm Mass

PLEASE NOTE:- a) THE SUNDAY 9.00AM MASS AT ST.ALBAN’S IS NOW A PERMANENT CHANGE

                           b) FRIDAY 10.00AM MASS AT HOLY SOULS IS A PERMANENT CHANGE UNLESS THERE

                               IS A FUNERAL OR OTHER SERVICE.

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15

Father Jude and Father Joe would like to thank Father Tony McLaughlin, the Marists and visiting priests for their assistance with the masses across all three parishes. Without them it would be impossible to provide all the services to the extent that we are currently able. Thanks to them all

 

Please keep in your prayers our Lately Dead:  Rose Walmsley, Bridget Duerden, Louise Eaves, Kathleen Chester, Lynnsey Catley, Ben O’Keefe

Can we pray for Baby Ava May Clegg in Manchester Hospital with menigitis

                            

DATES FOR THE SACRAMENTS FOR OUR CHILDREN

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’.

PLEASE --URGENT INFORMATION NEEDED>>

1.Could the person who has taken envelope 105 for this Tax year (2015-2016) please write their name on the next envelope as we do not know who you are. Many thanks.

2. Could the person with envelopes 71 for the last Tax year (2014-2015) please drop a note with their current envelope (which is NOT 71) to let us know who you are. Many thanks.

 

NEPAL DISASTER FUND                We will have a ‘retiring collection’ for this disaster next weekend after mass. CAFOD are central to the Relief effort: so pleade can we use oe write on Envelopes the word “NEPAL

 

 

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.

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

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COMING EVENTS

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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CALLING ALL DARTERS AND DOMINO PLAYERS   We are looking for Ladies and Men to join our darts and domino teams in the Blackburn League to play Tuesday evenings. Please contact June or Lynn on 01254661193

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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

 

 

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

 

ROSARY at Good Shepherd every Saturday at 9.10am

 

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

Friday:-  7.00-9.00 pm Line Dancing £2.50

 

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.

 

SINGING CONCERT for THE SAMARITANS

                             Advance Notice for the Blackburn People’s Choir who are coming here to sing in Church on Friday 5th June at 7.30pm.

Please do put this date in your Diaries it is a wonderful cause and totally reliant on charitable donations and people’s efforts.

 

Mass Offerings:                                                                                 Just a gentle reminder. We are so grateful for people asking us to say a mass for people… alive, well, poorly or gone home to God……  and people give a donation for the Mass Intention. When we are given more masses than we can actually during a week we pass them on to Father Thomas & Father Ephraim and their fellow priests to say.

The issue is the ‘amount of the donation’. Quite a few years ago £5 was the minimum gift and times etc… have moved onwards and upwards. Most donations are of £10 nowadays. So can I ask you to consider the size of the donation you give for a mass and to know that in a variety of ways your donation goes to help people way beyond St Alban’s. Many thanks.

 

The Garden of remembrance Plaque beside our Crypt has been removed to extend the area on which the Brass Plaques are attached.

So do not worry or fear it has been stolen!! It will return in due course and a number of plaques yet to go on it will all come together later.

Many thanks   Fr Jude