Newsletter - 31/05/2015





TRINITY SUNDAY  31st May 2015  

 Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail









1 June

9.00am Mass

St Justin, Martyr

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Eucharistic Service


2 June

9.00am Mass

St Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs

Franciscan Conv ent

9.30am   Mass


 3 June

9.00am Mass

2.30 Funeral Service

John Clough

9.30 am Mass

St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs

9.30am   Mass


4 June

9.00am Mass

11.00 Requiem Mass

Philomena Tomlinson

9.30am   Eucharistic Service


5 June

12.15 am Mass

St Boniface, Bishop & Marytr

Franciscan Convent

10.00am  Mass


6 June

12.15 Mass  

6.30pm Mass

St Norbert, Bishop

9.30am Mass

12 noon Mass


7 June

9.00am & 11.15am Mass and Confirmation

The Body & Blood of Christ

3 pm Eucharistic Rally

10.15 Mass

10.00am Mass

11.30am Mass & 1st Communion

 5.00pm Mass

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15

Father Jude and Father Joe would like to welcome Father Paul Taylor in his priestly ministry here at St Alban’s. Fr Paul is a priest of the O M I Order of Mary Immaculate. He has worked for many years at St Teresa’s in Blackburn. He is a St Anne’s lad as they say, with his roots here in the town. He will help out here in our churches and in the wider area as well.  Father Paul spent some time here at St Alban’s before he went to St Teresa’s and it is a joy and a pleasure to have him caring and praying for us here. All the very best Father Paul


Please keep in your prayers :- Kath O’Malley, Josie Robinson & Gladys Donlan (aged 100)



CONFIRMATION:-                    St. Alban’s Next Sunday 7th June at 11.15 Mass 

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


SINGING for THE SAMARITANS  More like “Swinging” with People’s Choir though!!

It is a foot tapping  /   singing along at times singing session. Songs from the musicals and ones with a beat and finger clicking swing. This will not be a ‘Choral Music Evening’. So buy your tickets ASAP… nearly 200 gone already.. so come early and bring a cushion!!                        THIS  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.



EUCHARISTIC RALLY ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI  Please come along at 3pm next Sunday 7th June. The Legion of Mary will be having a procession of the Blessed Sacrament  together  with  rosary and prayers of adoration, hymns and Benediction.

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.

ROSARY at Good Shepherd every Saturday at 9.10am



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



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.


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


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



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.


 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 expectation.



Holy Souls parishioner Juliet Morgan will take part in the Macmillan Trans-Pennine Mighty Hike (26 miles) on July 18th in memory of Fr.Peter. She hopes to raise £250 for Macmillan in his name. If you would like to help her by making a donation, you can do so on line at her Just Giving page.


EUCHARISTIC RALLY ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI  Please come along at 3pm on Sunday 7th June. The Legion of Mary will be having a procession of the Blessed Sacrament  together  with  rosary and prayers of adoration, hymns and Benediction.


FATHER PETER’S GIFT TO US.  Fr.Peter’s legacy to us as a parish and as individuals is immense. In addition, however, the Diocese has formed us that he left Holy Souls a bequest in his will. This will be discussed at the next meeting of the Parish Council. As usual, all are welcome.