Newsletter - 25/09/2016

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year C)    25 September 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 26 September

St Cosmas & St Damian, Martyrs

Requiem Mass 11.30:

Antin Andruszczak

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 27 September

St Vincent de Paul, Priest

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

 

Wednesday 28 September

St Wenceslaus, Martyr

9.15 am Mass in school for Year 5

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 29 September

Sts. Michael. Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

9.00 am Mass

7 pm at Francisan Convent: Padro Pio

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 30 September

St Jerome, Priest & Doctor

12.15 pm Mass

7.30 pm Rosary

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

 

Saturday 01 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass  

 

Sunday 02 October

27th 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:-   Antin Andruszczak

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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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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

 

NURSERY is mornings only at the moment. On Tuesday afternoons we will be having a Caterpillar Club for parents and children under 3 from 1.30pm to 3pm. This Tuesday 13th September there will be a “come & look” and sign up session form 2.30pm to 3.15pm.

 

KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA:  Rosary every Friday evening at 7.30pm in Church. All welcome whenever possible. (Please use the side door near to the presbytery) Thanks to the Knights for leading us in prayer.

OCTOBER ROSARY CRUSADE: 6TH /7TH & 8TH      

 Wednesday 6th October at 6pm at Good Shepherd Church:   

 Thursday     7th October at 6 pm at St Joseph’s Church and

 Friday          8th October at 11.45am followed by Mass at St Albans’s Church at 12.15.

Many thanks to the Knights of St Columba

Everyone welcome to pray in the month of the Rosary

 

FR. THOMAS: Says a huge big ‘Thank You’ for all the children’s clothes, shoes and toys which he will send on to Sierra Leone. He says the children will so appreciate them and wishes all God’s blessings upon everyone who passed things on to him. 

 

ADVENT / CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT ST. ALBAN’S SOCIAL CENTRE  SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER

Proceeds to be shared between the Parish & Fr Ephraim’s work in Kenya.

There will be Stalls with  --  Christmas Gifts  -  Chocolate Tombola  -  Jarbola  -  Cake Stall etc.

Father Christmas will be there as well!!  Any contributions will be gratefully received ASAP, and help will always be gratefully accepted, not just on the day, but if you are available to help beforehand do please let Father Jude know and he will pass on details to the good ladies who are cracking on with ‘Jars & Christmas Bags even now!! Many thanks Jude.

 

COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who would like a regular visit please complete the details on the form below:-

NAME:-

TELEPHONE NUMBER:-

ADDRESS INCLUDING POST CODE:-_

We are grateful to many of our parishioners who have volunteered for this important ministry already. It is part of our priestly duties to visit the sick. We are delighted to be able to support our parishioners in any way. 

Fathers Jude, Joe & Paul

 

HOLY SOULS PARISH HALL BRUNCH CLUB --An invitation to St Alban’s & Good Shepherd Parishes

                             The Brunch Club at Holy Souls hall has been running on Mondays at 12 noon for over 3 years and recommenced on Monday 5th September. We serve soup and roll followed by cake with tea or coffee. It is a lovely social meeting place for our local community in the Brownhill area.

We have volunteer helpers and if transport is needed we have some drivers to help. We would love to see you there now that we have restarted. So please feel free to come along on any Monday.

Drivers are especially needed and if you can help: please ring MAUREEN 249302  or

PATSY on 247941  =  Many Thanks

 

MOTHER’S PRAYER DATES AT ST. ALBAN’S (All on Wednesdays now starting at 3.30pm)

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:-

 WEDNESDAY           5th October …… and every fortnight

 

FOSTER CARERS NEEDED - CARITAS FOSTERING

There continues to be a desperate need for more foster carers, especially for teenagers, sibling groups and parent & child placements.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in providing a young person (who is unable to live within their own birth family) with a home, please call Caritas Fostering on 0161 817 2250, where you will be assured of a warm welcome by Lindsey, Clare or

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT—RESOLVE COFFEE Thanks for your support from Patsy

 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA ARE HOLDING A ROSARY CRUSADE ON 6th,7th, & 8th OCTOBER

This will take place as follows:-

Good Shepherd on Thursday 6th October at 6.00pm

St Joseph’s Church on Friday 7th October at 6.00pm

St Alban’s on Saturday 8th October at 11.45 am followed by Mass.

Everyone is welcome

 

GOOD SHEPHERD HALL    

Monday:        10.30-11.30 Exercise (SADLY NO LONGER free with Beez card  £1…Over75 Free..

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

Wednesday:   TaiChi commences again on 5 October 1.45-2.45 (£2.50) Beginners welcome. Please contact  

                     Mavis Deeney on 261330 for more information.

Thursday:     Over 50's Line dancing £1  10.30- 11.30.   Over 50's bowling £2  1.30 - 4.30

Friday:         7.00 to 9.00 pm    Line Dancing  £2.50p