Newsletter - 24/04/2016

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER  (Year C)    24th April 2016  

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

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  &  5.45 – 6.15  

 

DAY/DATE 

ST ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY SOULS

Monday 25 April

St. Mark, Evangelist

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 26 April

No Mass

1 pm Requiem

Sr. Anna Maathius

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 27 April

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 28 April

St. Peter Chanel

9.00 am Mass

 

Requiem for Doreen Heyes (TBA but will be afternoon)

9.30 am Mass

Friday 29 April

St. Catherine of Siena, Patron of Europe

1.15 pm Requiem Mass

 

Michael Wilcox

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Requiem Mass

 

Mary Nuttall

Saturday 30 April

St Pius V, Pope

 

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

 

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  

 

Sunday 01 May

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am  Mass

 

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:- Sr. Anna Maathius & Rene Orrell & Betty Teasdale & Mary Nuttall & Doreen Heyes & Michael Wilcox

 

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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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

 

 

 

YEAR OF MERCY: HOLIDAY IN POLAND: Fr Jude is Chaplain and going on the trip from 5th – 12th Sept. The Holiday is being run by our Parishioners Gerry & Sue Flynn – ENJOY TRAVEL – we have had many wonderful trips with them over the years. This super holiday includes sightseeing trips every day. Auschwitz, the Famous Salt Mine, Schindler’s Factory, Krakow, Sr Faustina’s Mass & White Water Rafting!! Dinner/B&B, Flights & Free Coach from St Alban’s to Airport. Brochures (WITH BOOKING FORMS) at the Church Doors

 

 

 

GIFT AID PARISHIONERS AT ST ALBAN’S   Please check the list at the back of church to make sure your name tallies with the number on the envelope you are using. If different please write the correct number against your name.  Thanks

 

 

HCPT GROUP 72      EASTER IN LOURDES THIS YEAR:

We had a wonderful Pilgrimage with the 13 children this year: The weather was kind ….and shorts appeared on a couple of days too! The children came on in leaps and bounds and the thanks and gratitude of the families have been pouring back to the helpers. It was a ‘tiring week’… quite a few of the children needed 2 helpers with them all the time, 2 others were completely blind… 2 more children in their wheelchairs needed total care… so all in all…. It was very demanding on the whole Group of helpers…. but that is what we do… in Group 72…. No easy ride here!! With the skill set of individuals in the Group and the lengthy preparation & meeting / home & School visits we make we are capable of taking children with multiple & complex needs.

So huge thanks to one and all here for your love and support, we couldn’t do it without you and we prayed for you and yours at our masses and at the Grotto.

God bless & Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for us.

 

 

YEAR OF MERCY-- DIOCESE OF SALFORD PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM ON SATURDAY  7th MAY

This is being led by BISHOP JOHN ARNOLD and there are 3 coaches going from the Diocese at a cost of £21. Seats are limited and will depart from the following three locations :-

BURY/WHITEFIELD AREA        Contact:-  07939262204

BURNAGE /MOSS SIDE           Contact:-  0612261730/01612250227

BLACKLEY/MOSTON AREA        Contact:- 01617402129

If you like to join this pilgrimage, please contact directly with one of the numbers above.  Thanks

 

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (1ST CONFESSION)

This will take place on TUESDAY 3RD MAY AT 6PM in St Alban’s Church for the children in

Year 3. Please keep them and their families in your prayers

 

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION:

This will take place on SUNDAY 3RD JULY AT THE 11.15 MASS when the children in Year 3 & Year 4 will be receiving Our Blessed Lord in Holy Communion at mass for the 1st time.

Once again, please keep them all in your thoughts & prayers

 

If you have a child of these ages who for any reason hasn’t received either / or both of these sacraments, then please have word with Fr Jude 

 

 

 

GOOD SHEPHERD HALL    

 Monday:        10.30-11.30 Exercise (free with Beez card)

 Tuesday:       1.30-4.30pm Over 50's bowling £2; 7.30-9.30pm Line Dancing £2.50

 Wednesday:   Tai Chi 1.30 - 3.00pm £2.50 inc tea/biscuits.

 Thursday:     10.15-11.30am Over 50's Line dancing £1; 1.30-4.30pm Over 50's bowling.