Newsletter - 01/05/2016

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER  (Year C)    1st May 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 2 May

St. Athanasius, Bishop & Doctor

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 3 May

Sts Philip & James, Apostles

9.00 am Mass

6.00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Year 3

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 4 May

English Martyrs

9.15 am Mass in School for Yr 5

11.45am Requiem for Kieran Keigher

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 5 May

 

9.00 am Mass

 

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 6 May

 

12.15 pm Mass

Franciscan Convent

12.45 pm Requiem for Teresa May Shaw

7.00pm Healing Mass

Saturday 7 May

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  

 

Sunday 8 May

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

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, Teresa May Shaw and Kieran Keigher

 

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      TRUST MASS AT LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

As mentioned last weekend: The North of England is hosting a huge Mass in Liverpool for all HCPT Groups & Families & Friends on Monday 2nd May at 12noon. Our Group has hired the famous “Mercy Bus / Coach” to take us there. We have some spare seats if any parishioners wish to go with us. We will leave at 9.30 am this Monday from the Slip Road next to the 3 Ambleside Estate Flats.

If you want to book a seat…. Can you tell Fr Jude or one of the priests ASAP.. or quick e-mail to me revjudeharrison@btconnect.com.

Coach is free !! and after the mass we are going to a local Parish Hall for some hot food and then return to Blackburn for around 6 pm.

 

 

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 THIS 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 

 

FOR HOLY SOULS PARISHIONERS

Most sincere apologies to the family of Maria Cole when, as a result of misinformation, her death was wrongly announced at both Holy Souls Masses last week end. Maria is still in hospital in Preston and her family would appreciate all your prayers, love and thoughts.  Fathers Jude, Joe and Paul.

 

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE HUMANITARIAN  CRISIS IN UKRAINE

Thanks for £370 received at church last week end. We will have another retiring collection this weekend as last week’s was sprung on you all at the last minute. Pope Francis has asked for this special collection to be taken in all the Catholic churches in Europe. This is to help with the displacement of over 1.5 million people as a result of the continuing conflict there over the last two years. The money will be sent to the Diocese and then directly onto Rome. Thank you for your generosity

 

 

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.