Newsletter - 29/05/2016

 

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST  (Year C)    29th 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 30 May

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 31 May

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

No Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 01 June

St Justin, Martyr

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 02 June

Sts Marcellinus & Peter

No Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 03 June

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

12.15 Mass

Franciscan Convent

7.00pm Healing Mass

Saturday 04 June

Immaculate Heart of Mary

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  

 

Sunday 05 June

10th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:-,   Ronnie Todd & Mark Archer

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR A DEANERY WALK FROM ST MARY’S OSBALDESTON TO ST JOHN SOUTHWORTH’S CHURCH AT SAMLESBURY ON SAT 25th JUNE:

START at 11.00am to arrive at about 1pm. Soup & Tea/Coffee.. bring your own picnic. There will be a Holy Hour (3pm) Benediction & Evening Prayer: PLUS ‘A Holy Door for the Year of Mercy’ which is there at Samlesbury.

We will have to think about Transport… people at Samlesbury.. cars at Osbaldeston!!  People with no cars who want to come along???

THERE IS A SHEET AT THE BACK OF CHURCH FOR NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD REQUIRE A LIFT AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

 ABLE TO PROVIDE LIFTS. 

 

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION:  12th June  Holy Souls at an 11.15 Mass

At St Alban’s 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 

 

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

 

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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

1. Sunday 12 June—Nicki Dee- Excellent Vocalist. Free Admission.

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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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WHY GOING TO CHURCH ONCE A WEEK MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!!

Going to church is good for your health and can slash the risk of dying early by a third!! Attending just once a week is linked to lower rates of heart disease and cancer according to a study.

Researchers cannot say exactly why but it is thought a higher level of optimism and stronger sense of community among church-goers combats poor lifestyles and stresses associated with diseases. The Harvard University Professor responsible said “Our results suggest that there may be something important about religious service attendance beyond solitary spirituality. Part of the benefit seems to be that attending religious services increases social support, discourages smoking, decreases depression, and helps people develop a more optimistic or hopeful outlook on life”

 

GOOD SHEPHERD HALL    

 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