Newsletter - 28/06/2015





SAINTS PETER & PAUL  28th June 2015  

 Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail







29 June

9.00am Mass


Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Eucharistic Service


30 June

9.00am Mass

The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Franciscan Convent

9.30am   Mass


1 July

9.00am Mass 

St Oliver Plunket, Bishop & Martyr

9.30am Mass


9.30am   Mass 


2 July

9.00am Mass


9.30am Mass


9.30am   Mass


3 July

12.15 am Mass  St Thomas (Apostle)

7.30pm Rosary with the Knights of St Columba in Church

Franciscan Convent

7.00 pm Healing Mass


4 July

12.15am Mass

6.30pm Vigil Mass

St Elizabeth of Portugal

9.30am Mass

Rosary at 9.10 am

12 noon Mass  

Sunday 5 July

Fourteenth Sunday

9.00am  Mass

11.15am  Mass and Children’s First Communion

10.15 Mass

10.00am   Mass  

 5.00pm    Mass 

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15



1ST HOLY COMMUNION:-          St Alban’s Sunday 5th July at the 11.15 Mass  (Next Sunday)


 Preparing the Way Consultation 2015: As promised in the recent Pastoral Letter from Bishop John, the diocesan consultation is now ready and will remain open for several weeks. It can be accessed at where responses can be entered directly onto the electronic form. This is the best way to complete the questionnaire, since the system will also do the analysis of responses. For those who do not have access to a computer, paper copies of the questionnaire can be obtained from the parish priest/parish office/back of church. As well as your individual responses, we have been asked to provide a collective response from the parish and so we will have a parish meeting for this purpose Please submit all responses by the deadline of Friday 7 August 2015

We will hold Two Discussion Sessions: 40 Minutes (maximum) Sat: 11th July at 10am Sacristy in St Alban’s and Sun: 12th July after the 10am Mass at Holy Souls (In Church) -- Good Shepherd have discussed most of these with Fr O’Carroll. We can send in Group Responses after these meetings.

If you can send an electronic response… please do.. the deadline doesn’t give much leeway; hence we will speak about this at Mass this weekend.


Every Friday at 7.30 pm the Knights of St Columba say the Rosary in St Alban’s Church: Anyone is most welcome to come along whenever you are able. Thank You.



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.


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


St. Alban's RCP
Primary School NurseryIf your child is aged 3 before the 1st of September.

Come and play, learn and have fun.

Ring: 01254 57582


8.45 to 11.45


12.00 to 3.00


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



Please return your boxes to church as soon as possible. Thanks


CAFOD:    many thanks to the Anonymous Donor who left a CAF Cheque recently for Cafod at the back of Church..  fortunately we did find it  !!! but, should you do this again, please pop it into the candle money box to be sure it gets home!! Thanks


Please keep in your prayers :-  Lately Dead:  Paul Williamson   Brian Parker   James Duckworth   Jimmy Moore


If you wish to Walk with us  -  please take a Sponsored Walk Sheet  -- You can always Sponsor Father Jude’s ‘old legs’ if you prefer  -  they may appear in shorts if the Summer ever comes! Many thanks once again. This coming Easter is the 60th Anniversary of the HCPT so we want to make it a very special Diamond Year of Joy and Fun.