Newsletter - 05/05/2016

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

ASCENSION OF THE LORD  (Year C)    8th 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 9 May

 

10.15am Requiem for Theresa Lyons

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 10 May

 

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 11 May

 

9.00am Mass

12 Noon Requiem for Agnes Teresa Boyle

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 12 May

St Pancras, Martyr

9.00 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 13 May

Our Lady of Fatima

10.00 am Requiem Mass of the Angels for

Poppy-Mai Barnard

Franciscan Convent

10.00am Mass

Saturday 14 May

St. Matthias, Apostle

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  

 

Sunday 15 May

PENTECOST OR WHIT SUNDAY

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

 

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:-, Teresa May Shaw, Kieran Keigher, Theresa Lyons and Agnes Teresa Boyle & Poppy-Mai Barnard

 

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

 

 

 

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 £654 received at church over the last 2 weekends. 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.

 

" FRANCISCAN CONVENT BLACKBURN" - MESSAGE FROM THE SISTERS

We extend our heartfelt thanks and prayers to Canon Jude, to the priests who concelebrated the Requiem Mass for Sister Anna, and to all who have supported us in this time of sorrow.

The many Masses offered for Sister Anna, your prayers and messages of sympathy have been a great source of comfort and strength for us all.  

Renewed thanks, love and peace in Jesus, FMSJ Sisters