Newsletter - 17/05/2015

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

ASCENSION OF THE LORD  17th May 2015  

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

 
 

 

 

DAY

ST  ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY   SOULS

Monday

18 May

9.00am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

19 May

9.00am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

 20 May

9.00am Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30am   Mass

Thursday

 21 May

9.00am Mass

 

9.30am Mass

9.30am   Eucharistic Service

Friday

22 May

12.15 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

10.00am  Mass

Saturday

23 May

12.15 Mass  

6.30pm Mass

9.30am Mass

12 noon Mass

Sunday

24 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 :- Kath O’Malley, Josie Robinson & Gladys Donlan (aged 100)

 

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

 

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.

 

NEPAL DISASTER FUND                      The ‘retiring collection’ last weekend raised £676 for CAFOD towards this disaster Relief effort. Thank you all for a tremendous effort.

 

SINGING CONCERT for THE SAMARITANS

                        The Blackburn People’s Choir 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.

TICKETS (£5 ONLY) ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE PIETY STALL

 

 

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

 

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:-    It is back and huge thanks to John Comish for making more room for the plaques.

 

 Action 4 Cambodia   We should like to thank all those people who supported Mavis’s sky-dive by donating to our charity, collecting sponsors and turning up to watch her on the day. We think that most of the money is in now, but it is still not too late to donate. We are currently heading towards £2,500. This exceeds all our expectations.  Many thanks to you all, and especially to Mavis.