Newsletter - 19/02/2017

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year A)    19 February 2017  

 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 20 February 2017

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 21 February 2017

St Peter Damian

9.00 am Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wed 22 February 2017

The Chair of Saint Peter

9.00

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thurs 23 February 2017

St Polycarp

9.00 am Mass

 

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 24 February 2017

12.15 pm Mass

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am Mass

Sat 25 February 2017

 

 

11.00am Exposition Rosary at 11.30 am

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 Noon Mass

Sunday 26February 2017

8th Sunday of the Year

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

5.00pm Mass

 

 

AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ‘ACTION 4 CAMBODIA’APPEAL.

The Committee of our parish charity would like to thank everyone for their generous donations during last week’s appeal. The total raised from the church collections, private donations and the proceeds from the ‘Coffee Morning’ at Holy Souls came to £6,3412-10……BUT this was the money raised in twenty- four hours and is now in our bank account. As over £5,000 was gift aided we should receive another £1000 from the Inland Revenue after the close of the financial year on April 6th. This means that through your efforts you have raised around £7,396-10.

 AMAZING, MANY MANY THANKS.

Fr. Indon has been informed and no doubt he will let us know soon what Jesuit Service, Cambodia intends to spend it

 

A PRAYER FOR CAMBODIA. We ask Mary, the Mother of Our Saviour, to help the people of Cambodia. We ask her to intercede for us so that God’s love and care may be felt in the lives of those wounded in body and spirit, and suffering from the breakdowns in society. We pray for those who are trying to improve the lives of the people of Cambodia and ask that God may give them the vision of a new, peaceful and invigorated nation and the means to create it. Our Lady of Cambodia, pray for them. Our Lady of Cambodia, pray for us

 

 

QUIZ NITE WITH SUPPER AND PRIZES AT HOLY SOULS PARISH HALL. This Friday

24th February at 8.00pm. It will be a grand evening for all the family. Tickets are £5 each which includes Supper and Prizes. There will also be a raffle and please BYO (bring along your own drinks!!) For tickets and to guarantee your supper !! please call Patsy on 247941.

 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: Rosary each Saturday morning at 11.45 am before 12.15 pm Mass

 

 

 

 

 

DEANERY MASS FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE

There will be a deanery mass for this intention as follows:

Wednesday 8 March, 2017 at St Joseph’s Church, Blackburn at 7.00 p.m.

This will be a wonderful celebration and it is expected that all parishes will be involved, as well as children from all our primary and secondary schools who will have roles in music, serving, reading, writing bidding prayers, acting out the Gospel, creating banners and using movement and much more!  It will finish by 8.10 p.m. and refreshments will be available afterwards.  It is so important that we pray the Lord will provide labourers to work in the harvest so please come to the mass and lend your support and your prayers.

 

LET’S HELP THE PARISH FAMILYPlease 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!!

 

WALSINGHAM- England’s National Shrine to Our Lady

The annual pilgrimage to Walsingham by the Blackburn Association will take place between May 16th-18th 2017.Cost is approx. £170 per person, some sharing may be required. Deposit is £50 non-returnable.To book a place please call: - Vincent on 01254 209101

 

AMALGAMATION OF CHURCHES  UPDATE :-

There are small leaflets at the back of church for your ‘name’ suggestions for the overall name of the newly formed parish. Please take one and fill it in & return. Many thanks.

BEFORE ANY FINAL DECISION WE WILL HAVE AN OPEN MEETING TO CONSIDER OPTIONS.

WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME SUGGESTIONS ALREADY SO PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING.

 

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. 

 

ENGAGED COUPLE MARRIAGE PREPARATION DAYS:

2 Dates available on Saturday 25th March and Saturday 13th May 2017

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Venue: Holy Souls Parish Hall, Whalley New Road, Blackburn BB1 9BE

Cost: £70 per Couple that is £35 each person which includes lunch and drinks during the day.

How to Book: Couple’s book in themselves on a Marriage Care Appointment Service

Freephone 0800 389 3801 Mon-Friday between 9am and 5pm. Couples receive a Certificate on completion of the course. Bishop John Arnold is celebrating a Mass for Engaged Couple at Salford Cathedral on Saturday 18th February at 2pm to which all couples are invited

 

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

Next date is Wednesday 1st March and every fortnight.

 

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;   

Wednesday:   TaiChi  1.45 - 2.45 (£3) 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