Newsletter - 07/02/2016

                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (Year C)    7th February 2016  

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

 

DAY

ST  ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY   SOULS

Monday

08 February 2016

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

Eucharistic Service 9.30 am

 

Tuesday

09 February 2016

9.00 am

Sts’ Jerome Emilliana & Josephine Bakhita

Franciscan Convent

 

9.30 am Mass

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

10 February 2016

             DAY OF

12.10 am & 7.00pm Masses

Service with ashes in Primary School at 2.15 pm

 

FAST AND ABSTINENCE

9.30 am Mass

 

 

 

 

9.30 am Mass

Service with ashes in Primary School at 10.15 pm

 

Thursday

11 February 2016

9.00 am Mass   Our Lady of Lourdes

Requiem Mass: at 2.15 for

        Kazimiera (Katie/Kasha) Katolik

9.30 am Mass  

10.30 am Requiem for

         Isobel Agnew

Friday

12 February 2016

7.30 am Early Morning Mass

12 noon Station of the Cross

12.15 pm Mass  

Stations (KSC) 7.30 pm

Franciscan Convent

10.00am Mass

 

Saturday

13 February 2016

12 Noon Stations

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Vigil Mass

9.30 am Mass

Rosary at 9.10 am

12.00 Noon Mass

Sunday

14 February 2016

 

9.00am    Mass

11.15am   Mass

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

10.15 Mass

10.00am   Mass 

 5.00pm    Mass 

 

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15

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 2016:  Under 65   £5        65 – 79 years £3        Over 80 Free

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COMING EVENTS 

1. Mike Alone>> Singer/Entertainer on Friday 19th Feb from 8pm till late. Only £5

(In aid of Knights of St Columba Welfare Fund)

BOOKINGS  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

 

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

 

ASH WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY---MASSES & SERVICES

 

ST ALBAN’S     

Masses at 12.10 & 7.00pm + Service with ashes in the Primary School at 2.15pm

ALSO EVERY FRIDAY IN LENT there will be a Mass at 7.30 am.

GOOD SHEPHERD  Mass at 9.30 am

HOLY SOULS     Mass at 9.30 am + Service with ashes in Primary School at 10.15am

                         

Stations of the Cross  at St Alban’s

12 noon on Fridays & Saturdays

Also Friday nights at 7.30 pm (Knights of St Columba)

 

ASH WEDNESDAY IS A DAY OF FAST & ABSTINENCE FOR 14-60 YEAR OLDS.

BUT FOR US ALL….NO MEAT… AND YOU SHOULD BE HUNGRY WHEN YOU GO TO BED!!

 

2016 IS THE YEAR OF MERCY

For the people of Good Shepherd, Holy Souls & St Alban’s we will have a series of Lenten Talks & Prayer. These will take place on consecutive Thursdays from 6.30pm and each session will last around 30 minutes.

“A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORD OF GOD” with charismatic speaker Mr Andy Hutchinson a retired Police Inspector and good long-time friend of Fr.Joe & Fr.Jude.

Venues and Subjects as follows:-

1. Thursday 25 February at Holy Souls for Eucharistic Ministers : “Renewal and prayer”

2. Thursday 3 March at St Alban’s : “Our Lady in Lent”

3. Thursday 10 March at Good Shepherd : “The Prodigal Son”

4. Thursday 17 March at Holy Souls : “A talk on the Cross & Reconciliation”

 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA

The Knights of St Columba are presenting an “Evening of Entertainment” at the Club on Friday 19th February with all proceeds going to the Knights Welfare Fund.

Mike Alone is the Singer/Entertainer for the evening which starts at 8pm and goes on till late.

Tickets at £5 available at the Piety Stall & via Father Jude:

PLEASE come and Support your Parish Social Centre & the Knights at this grand evening

 

GIFT AID ENVELOPES:  Just a Thankful thought to all those who give their collection at mass with Gift Aid Envelopes --  these can be put in the collection plate at any of the 3 churches at Good Shepherd / Holy Souls or St Alban’s and we will pass them along to the appropriate church.

If you are a Tax Payer or your other half is the ‘tax payer’ and you do not use a Gift Aid Envelope – then please do ask for a Box of Envelopes as your church is missing out on 25% of your money!! Not Good!! 

MANY THANKS

 

A Prayer for Cambodia.

We ask Mary, the Mother of our Saviour, to help the people of Cambodia. We ask her to intercede for us so that God’s love and care may be felt in the lives of those wounded in body and spirit, and suffering from the breakdowns in society. We pray for those who are trying to improve the lives of the people of Cambodia and ask that God may give them the vision of a new, peaceful and invigorated nation and the means to create it. Our Lady of Cambodia, pray for them. Our Lady of Cambodia, pray for us.