Newsletter - 15/11/2015

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY     15th November 2015  

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

 

DAY

ST  ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY   SOULS

Monday

16 November

9.00am Mass

St Margaret of Scotland

Franciscan Convent

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

17 November

10 am Mass at St Mary’s

Langho – for Deceased priests & people of the Deanery – especially for Fr Peter Knowles

Franciscan Convent

10 am Mass at St Mary’s

Langho – for Deceased priests & people of the Deanery – especially for Fr Peter Knowles

Wednesday

18 November

9.15am Mass in School

11 am Requiem: David J Holt

9.30 am  Mass  

9.15 am  Mass

Thursday

19 November

1.00 pm Requiem Sean Forkin

10.45 Cremation Service: for

Mary P Clark (at the Crematorium)

9.30am Mass

 

 9.30am Mass

 

Friday

20 November

2.30 Requiem Mass for

Alma Rawcliffe

7.30pm Rosary with the Knights of St Columba in Church

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

Saturday

21 November

12.15 Mass Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6.30pm Vigil Mass

9.30am Mass

Rosary at 9.10 am

12 Noon

Sunday

 22nd November

 

9.00am    Mass

11.15am  Mass

Solemnity of Christ the King

10.15 Mass

10.00am   Mass  

 5.00pm    Mass 

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15

Lately Dead:   David Holt, Sean Forkin, Mary Clark, Alma Rawcliffe, Norman Robinson & Margaret Todd

MONTH OF NOVEMBER  In the month of November If you wish to have Mass offered for a particular person, then please use an envelope with the name and an offering and give that back to one of the priests.

 

WANTED:- REGULAR help with keeping St. Alban’s clean and tidy

We have a small but faithful band of men & women who help with the cleaning on Thursday mornings. Owing to illness we are in need of a few more volunteers. If this is something you could help with please come along on Thursdays at 10.00am.

Thank you Father Jude

 

Christmas Fair: Sunday 29th November in the Club: Run by the HCPT Lourdes Group  -  all good and brand new gifts & Stalls, chocolate tombola , cake stall,  mystery gift tombola and FATHER CHRISTMAS will be there; raffle for two hampers :-one is all M&S other one is “A night in with the DVD” stuff (food goodies etc)– 12.15 pm after the 11-15 Mass

 

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION SUN: DEC: 20th AFTER THE 11. 15 MASS

On the 8th of December  - Feast of the Immaculate Conception – will mark the beginning of a YEAR OF MERCY instituted by pope Francis. The 2nd Vatican Council began 50 years ago – we pray that we will all deeply experience the Mercy of God which is spoken of so many times at mass, but which Jesus spoke of on so many occasions.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

St Alban’s

Christmas Eve: Mass at Midnight with carols from 11.15pm

Day Masses at 9 & 11.15

Good Shepherd

Christmas Eve Mass at 7pm BUT NO MASS on Christmas Morning

Holy Souls 

Christmas Eve Mass at 4.00 pm and Christmas Day Mass at 10am

THERE WILL BE NO 5 PM MASS

 

 

OUR SCHOOL HELPS THE PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA. On Thursday 15thOctober , St Alban’s Primary School hosted a fun-filled evening of fashion and shopping. The evening was a great success and raised an amazing £569 for our parish charity, “ACTION 4 CAMBODIA.” Many thanks to everyone who helped, supported , donated and contributed to the evening. Your generosity and kindness were greatly appreciated.

 

 

FATHER PAUL

As you know Father Paul says masses at all three churches and currently has to rely on taxis and buses since he doesn’t drive. From time to time he has received lifts to take him home or to town but it would be really nice if after masses anyone who might be going his way was able to provide him with a lift. Thank you Father Jude.

 

 

PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP

 

The Padre Pio Prayer Group begins officially on Thursday 8th October at Franciscan Convent on East Park Road at 7pm, and every Thursday after that. Everyone is welcome at any meeting.

Anyone who is interested can either just arrive at the convent or contact Sister Isabel at 01254 - 53962 or 07960 880336.

 

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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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

 

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

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