Newsletter - 20/11/2016

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY  (Year C)    20th 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 21 November

Presentation of Our Lady

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

 

Tuesday 22 November

St Cecilia

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wednesday 23 November

St’s Clement & Columban

12.45 Requiem

Martin Walsh

2.30 Funeral Service

Dorothy Shawcross

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

 

Thursday 24 November

St Andrew Dung-Lac

9.00 am Mass

7 pm Mass Franciscan Convent – Padro Pio

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 25 November

 

12.15 pm Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

Saturday 26 November

 

12.15 Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12.00 Mass

Sunday 27 November

1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:- Austin Ruddock, Martin Walsh & Dorothy Shawcross

ST ALBAN’S SOCIAL CLUB & FAMILY CENTRE

Despite all valiant attempts of June & Ray and the Staff, concerned parishioners and many others our Parish Centre will finally close for good after the 2016 New Year’s Party.

Our Centre has suffered from trading issues, the downturn in popularity & support for the Club Trade and losses for a long time. The Diocese strongly pushed for its closure 2 years ago; we asked for a reprieve of execution but the hopeful financial improvement has not matched the expenditures, building overheads and security costs for the building.

It was opened just before Christmas in 1976.. with the help of energy of many parishioners: it has seen the hay-day of Club Trade and hosted countless family & parish functions & activates.

There have been over 3,000 replies on Facebook in the last week!! The Bonnies has been part of our history here for generations. Sadly it just hasn’t made ‘ends-meet’ for such a long time and the overheads sadly do outweigh sentiment.

So, all our thanks to June and her team: let’s enjoy the last 6 weeks – pop in for a drink if you can – it contains so many good memories for so many. Thanks to all who have done all they could to keep it going over the years…

 

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. 

 

---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