Newsletter - 22/05/2016






TRINITY SUNDAY  (Year C)    22th May 2016  

 Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail

Confessions:  Saturday  11 – 12  &  5.45 – 6.15  






Monday 23 May

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 24 May

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 25 May

St Bede the Venerable

9.00 am Mass


Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 26 May

St Philip Neri, Priest

9.00 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 27 May

St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

12.15 Mass

Franciscan Convent

10.00am Mass

Saturday 28 May


12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10am Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  


Sunday 29 May


9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:-,   Poppy-Mai Barnard, Cathy Moran



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. Sunday 12 June—Nicki Dee- Excellent Vocalist. 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


EUCHARISTIC RALLY on the FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI organised by the Legion of Mary Blackburn & District

Please come and join us in the adoration and procession of the BLESSED SACRAMENT here at


We will have Rosary and Prayers of Adoration – Homily - Blessed Sacrament Procession - Hymns of Praise - Benediction









HELP NEEDED AT PARISH & DEANERY LEVEL: We are seeking parishioners care & assistance with our ‘engaged couple & Marriage preparation’. We are seeking married people (who will be given training) by Marriage Care Counsellors to help with a couple of afternoon sessions for our engaged people who are preparing for marriage in our churches.  Please have a think!

Also The Medaille Trust: which gives assistance to people caught up in ‘People Trafficking’. You might think that this is just an issue in big cities… I assure you that it occurs absolutely everywhere. There are some Booklets at the back of Church… We are seeking a Parish Rep (who will be a sort of Parish Co-ordinator) to help increase awareness amongst us all. This could be just up YOUR street… in more senses than one.. please speak to one of the priests for more details:  Many Thanks


CALLUM BROWN  It was a lovely mass for Callum and another 11 men who received ‘Candidacy to the Priesthood’ last Tuesday. This ceremony replaced the old ‘Sub-deaconate’. The bishop described it like ‘an engagement’ !! It was great to be there - 5 Salford priest went along and it did Callum proud  -  he thanks you all for your continued prayers.


GIFT AID AT ST ALBAN’S   our parish records of gift aid giver’s addresses are way out of date: PLEASE CAN YOU WRITE YOUR ADDRESS & POST CODE ON THE BACK OF YOUR ENVELOPE ASAP !! BIG 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



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 



MOTHER’S PRAYER DATES AT ST. ALBAN’S (All on Wednesdays starting at 4pm)

These are little gatherings to pray for sons and daughters of families who seem to have drifted away from the practice of the faith, and which is very often a great heartache for their mums and dads. These gatherings are specially for mums who want to pray together for this need and intention. They take place as follows:-

18 May                                     1 June          15 June                              29 June

13 July        27 July          10 August                24 August …… and every fortnight




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

 Tuesday:       1.30-4.30pm Over 50's bowling £2;

 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.

Friday:     7.30 to 9.30 pm    Line Dancing  £2.50p