Newsletter - 23/10/2016

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year C)    23 October 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 24 October

St Anthony Mary Claret

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 25 October

9.00 am Mass

Funeral Service at 2.30

Phylis Owen

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 26 October

St Chad & St Cedd

9.00 am Mass

1 pm Funeral Service

Margaret Charnley

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 27 October

9.00 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 28 October

St Simon & St Jude

 

12.15 pm Mass

Requiem Fr Tony Barrett 12 noon

St Edward’s Darwen

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

Saturday 29 October

 

12.15 Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12.00 Mass

Sunday 30 October

 31st 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:-  Fr Tony Barrett, Phylis Owen & Margaret Charnley

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 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

 

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!!

 HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW:- We will put out a box at the back for Church for:-

--Any kind of CHOCOLATE (little bars to boxes)  EMPTY JARS (with lids) / Any Christmas Gift Bags

--TOMBOLA PRIZES / Any BOTTTLES (Full ones !!) / Anything Chistmassy. Many thanks.

There will be the usual M & S Hamper Raffle & a WINNER TAKERS ALL Bumper Drinks Hamper.

 

NOVEMEBER PRAYERS FOR OUR DECEASED PARISHIONERS, FAMILY & FRIENDS:

Near both Church Doors are envelopes & ‘Name sheets’ for people who we wish to be remembered at Mass during the month of November and the lists will remain on the Altars during November.

Please fill in a sheet & return to Church ASAP. There is no need to put money in the envelopes but if you wish a special mass to be offered for anyone then, please do this separately, in another envelope with the person’s name and an offering for the mass. Many thanks

 

FRANCISCAN CONVENT, 29 EAST PARK ROAD—AUTUMN FAIR THIS SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER

The Sisters and Staff invite you to join them at the annual autumn fayre where you can enjoy visiting the following stalls: - TOMBOLA - BRIC-A-BRAC - IRISH COFFEE - CLOTHES – RAFFLE – PIETY – CAKES/TEAS – FANCY GOODS – BOTTLE  Time:- 1.30pm—4 pm  All welcome  raffle  at 3.30   

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2017 - VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETINGS

The 85th Salford Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place between 28th July & 3rd August 2017. We are seeking volunteers, both medical and non-medical, to assist our sick pilgrims so that they may fully partake in our pilgrimage programme. We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities and there are many areas in which you can get involved. Volunteer Information Meetings are listed below. Please contact the pilgrimage office for more information: - lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford.org.uk. Thank you.

---Sunday 16th October 2016 First Lourdes Volunteer Information Meeting for all volunteers.

    2pm - 3pm. Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford, M3 6DP.

---Wednesday 23rd November 2016 Second Lourdes Volunteer Information Meeting for all volunteers.

    7.30pm - 8.30pm. Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford. M3 6DP.

 

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. 

 

HOLY SOULS PARISH HALL COMMITTEE ---QUIZ NITE FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER AT 8.00PM

Tickets are £5 including Supper. There will be prizes  and a raffle. Please bring your own drinks.

For Tickets please contact Patsy on 247941

---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. We serve soup and roll followed by cake with tea or coffee for our local community in the Brownhill area.

Volunteer as Drivers & Helpers are welcome: please ring MAUREEN 249302  or PATSY on 247941 

 

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

These are little gatherings to pray for sons & daughters of families who have drifted away from the practice of the faith, a great heartache for their mums & dads. These gatherings are for mums who want to pray together for this need and intention. They take place as follows:-  WEDNESDAY 2nd November & fortnightly

 

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

 

Fr Joe has asked me to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ from himself and the O’Carroll family for your care, love, masses & prayers and support during the time of his Sister Ella’s illness and death. Sr Ella A’Quin (her religious name in the Sisters of Mercy Convent) taught generations of children in Weymouth and was loved by countless families for her professionalism in teaching; but above all it was the love of God that flowed out of her that truly nourished those children and the O’Carroll family and all who had the joy & honour of knowing her. I for one, was privileged to have her as a friend for many years.

 

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