Newsletter - 14/02/2016





FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (Year C)    14th February 2016  

 Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail






Monday 15 Feb

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

Eucharistic Service 9.30 am


16 February 2016

9.00 am Mass


6.15 Mass 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

John & Kathleen Gambella

9.30 am Mass


17 February 2016    

9.00 am Mass

The 7 Founders of the Servites

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass



18 February 2016

9.00 am Mass   

9.30 am Mass  

9.30 am Mass


19 February 2016

7.30 am Early Morning Mass

12.15 pm Mass  

Stations (KSC) 7.30 pm

Franciscan Convent

10.00am Mass



20 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


21 February 2016


9.00am    Mass

11.15am   Mass


10.15 Mass

10.00am   Mass 

 5.00pm    Mass 


Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  & 5.45 – 6.15


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



1. MIKE ALONE-- Singer/Entertainer on Friday 19th Feb from 8pm till late. TICKETS  only £5 at the Piety Stall or pay on the night.  (In aid of Knights of St Columba Welfare Fund).

2. Last Sunday in February (28th)-- Artists in the club and FREE Admission

BOOKINGS  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


HCPT CHARITY RACE NIGHT  Saturday 5th March 7.15pm after the 6.30 Mass: Great Family Fun.. Lots of Races on our ‘Mini Track’ in the Social Centre next door. Bring your family & friends.. Granny and the youngsters… plus lots of money.. have a bet on every race and win ,,win .. win…uumm  We are taking 13 children this Easter. It is the 60th Diamond Jubilee of the Trust this year.. so it will be a really special time this Year.



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




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/Readers/All who give a Service in Church : “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”


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!! 



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



Monday:-    10.30-11.30 am Exercise (free with a Beez Card)

Tuesday:-    1.30-4.30pm   Over 50’s Bowling £2.00;   7.30-9.30 pm Line Dancing £2.50

Thursday:-  10.15-11.30am  Over 50’s Line Dancing £1.00; 1.30-4.30 pm Over 50'


TAI CHI CLASSES will begin in Good Shepherd Hall on Wednesday 3rd February from 1.30pm to 3 pm. Cost is £2.50 per session which includes tea and biscuits. Call Mavis on 261330 for any further details or just turn up and give it a try on the day. Class is mainly for 50+ and there will be some seated exercise as well for those who have trouble standing for any length of time.



Many thanks to all the people of St. Alban’s and Good Shepherd for supporting our appeal last Sunday. Together with the amount raised at Holy Souls the total came to just over £2,000. This is a great achievement which we never anticipated, and means that we can now send our $20,000 off to Cambodia sooner than expected. Once again, thank you very, very much.

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.