Newsletter - 12/06/2011



ST ALBAN’S  12th June


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning  10.15am



Send forth your Spirit, O Lord & renew the face of the earth.


Alleluia, alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      

  ST ALBAN’S         



9.00  St Anthony of Padua 



9.00  The Dedication of our Salford Cathedral 



9.00                Ukraine Requiem Anna Fedak at 1.30 pm



9.00  St Richard of Chichester






12.00 Mass to celebrate Fr Joseph O’Carroll’s 40 Anniversary

of his priestly ordination:  There will be refreshments after Mass in the Parish Social Centre  -  all warmly invited


Confessions:  Saturday 11-12 & 5.45 -6.15 


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION   :  any parents of children who wish to make their 1st Holy Communion this year which will be on Sunday 3rd July at the 11.15 Mass.  Tuesday 21st June at 7 pm a little meeting for Parents  (some have been to this already  -  so you are sorted ! )


Father Joe O’Carroll celebrates his 40th Anniversary on Monday 13th June: We will have a Mass to celebrate this and pray for him this coming Saturday 18th June at a special Mass at 12 Noon. There will be a celebration with some refreshments in the Parish Social Centre afterwards which I hope you will attend. My first appointment as a priest was to St Mary Magdalene’s in Burnley and I followed Fr Joe there  -  I’m sure he went to St Alban’s at that time  -  which means he has served here from 1973   --    a mere 38 years!! We can have another bash in 2 years time as well !! So, spread the Good News and come along for the 12 o’clock Mass on Saturday 18th.


Fr Kevin O’Neill – who served from 1964 to 1993 at St Mary’s College  -- will be having a Memorial Mass at the College this Thursday 16th June at 6.45. Once again, please spread the news of this  -  Kevin touched many hearts and minds. The Mass will be held in the theatre named after him.


Our Lourdes Children and Families and Helpers are going on their Annual Sponsored Walk this Sunday 12th June  -   If you would like to join the big Walk then please take a Sponsor Form from the Church Doors and come along. We depart from the Car Park opposite St Peter & Paul Church  in Barrowford at 12.30. It is a gentle walk along the Canal Bank; we stop for a drink !! we always do !! and return back at Church around 4.30 ish.  The more the merrier  -  we take wheelchairs /  buggies  /  prams  /  OAP’s and pets as well as the fit and healthy  -  so clearly everyone can do it  - and it makes us all a few bob. Many thanks.


EUCHARISTIC RALLY here at St Alban’s takes place on Sunday 26th June at 3 pm. There will be prayers / Benediction and a Procession around the grounds of the Church. It is always a wonderful afternoon of prayer and devotion to Our Blessed Lord on the Feast of the Body & Blood of Jesus  -  Corpus Christi.


CHARITY STALL OUTSIDE THE SOCIAL CENTRE :  During the summer we are going to hold a series of small Sunday Charity mornings just outside the Club. The club will be open as well and tea & biscuits (and anything stronger from the bar) will be available. We are in need of a few hearty souls who can help the small team running this venture. Please have a word with Bob Turner  (or myself) and I will put you in touch with Bob. Just about 4 or 5 Sunday mornings during the summer months.


ST ALBAN’S PARISH CENETRE    SOUL NIGHT   18th June  £3 a ticket available at the bar Guest Singer 


          As are any Euros that find there way onto the collection plate !!


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on

Please remember our Parish Centre  -  if you are having a ‘Family Do’ or celebration; 21st, 40th   60th Birthday Party etc..  a celebration after a Baptism / Funeral / Wedding evening then please think to

hire our Centre for your Party. Pop in after Mass 4 a drink & a look in Tel: 661193 to enquire/book.


GOOD SHEPHERD HALL   Line Dancing   £2 A CLASS Monday & Friday 7pm to 9 pm: Tuesday 7.30 pm-

9.30pm .HEALTHY

HEART EXERCISE  Monday  10.30  -  11.30 Use Beez Card & NO Charge  SHORT MAT BOWLING  Over 50’s  Thursday 1.30

to 4.30 pm  and Dominos etc…  £1  All Welcome     OVER 50’S  LINE DANCING  10.15AM  -  11.30AM


ST VINCENT de PAUL Association meet here in the Presbytery fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm for their prayer and discussions about he work they do in the parish:  They do a marvellous work they can do. They have great faith and show it with good works of charity. I truly believe more people have the desire and zeal to help the Parish through the SVP:  Please ring John Gannon for details & Date of next Meeting on 661258.


If anyone goes to Hospital and is likely to be there for a few days …. Please tell Fr Jude and I will do my best to visit them in hospital