Newsletter - 13/11/2016

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year C)    13 November 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 14 November

 

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

 

Tuesday 15 November

St Albert the Great

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Wednesday 16 November

St Margaret Of Scotland

9.15 am Mass in Primary School

12 noon Requiem

Autin Ruddock

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

 

Thursday 17 November

St Elizabeth of Hungary

9.00 am Mass

 

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 18 November

Dedication of Basilicas of Sts Peter & Paul

12.15 pm Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

Saturday 19 November

St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr

12.15 Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12.00 Mass

Sunday 20 November

 Feast of Christ the King

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:- Austin Ruddock

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

Only a Couple of Weeks away:     Can you help on one of the Stalls?? Please see Fr Jude

CAKE STALL…. Big Bake Off here at Alban’s!!  Please bring on the day!!

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

 

We are OK for empty JARS now… all filled ones welcome

 

Thanks for supporting the 2 Raffle Prizes:  WINNER TAKEDS ALL… 36 BOTTLES OF SPIRITS/WINE / LAGER & BEER……. And the Great MARKS 7 SPENCERS LUXURY HAMPER

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

Father Christmas will be there as well!!

            Please can you let people know about the day on 4th December.. we need lots of folk to come !!

 HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW:- 

There will be the usual M & S Hamper Raffle & a WINNER TAKERS ALL Bumper Drinks Hamper.  Drawn at the Fayre on Sunday December 4th

 

Let’s help the parish family:  Please pray about how each one of us can do more to

strengthen the Parish family & the 3 Churches: We do need help in plenty of ways:

In Church:    Helping with the collection / welcoming people & handing out hymnbooks / Church Cleaning / Reading at Mass / Helping to distribute Holy Communion / Taking Holy Communion to our House bound or poorly parishioners……  we need ideas for times & ways of Prayer / Help with deepening our faith / a sense of outreach to people who could be interested in learning about our faith… list is pretty endless!!   More to come!!

 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

 

---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 16th 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

 

CATHEDRAL CENTRE CAFÉ NEXT DOOR TO THE CATHEDRAL IN SALFORD

As part of the ongoing development at the Cathedral a new contemporary café has just opened, serving an impressive selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and hot meals and with freshly brewed teas from a wide selection and coffees sourced from local roaster Heart and Graft. At the moment  the café is open from 11am–2pm, with a full lunchtime menu and a daily hot meal special. Opening times will be extended at the end of November to accommodate morning coffee and afternoon teas. Why not pay a visit to the Cathedral Centre and visit the diocesan bookshop and the new café.

 

Please take home the CAMBODIA ANNUAL NEWSLETTER and see where all your love, prayers, money & kindness have been spent

 

CATHOLIC WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS:  The Universe & The Catholic Herald available at the Piety Stall: keep up to date with all that is happening in the Church and the World.

 

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