Newsletter - 09/04/2017

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

PALM SUNDAY  (Year A) 9nd April 2017  

Tel: 01254 59331    e-mail revjudeharrison@btconnect.com

WEBSITE: www.stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

DAY/DATE 

ST ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY SOULS

Monday 10 April 2017

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 11 April 2017

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wed 12 April 2017

8.30 am Mass

Chrism mass at Salford

Franciscan Convent

Cathedral at 11 am

9.30 am Mass

This morning

MAUNDAY

THURSDAY

13 April 2017

 

MASS OF THE LAST        SUPPER

At 7.00 pm

(For all three Churches)

Watching in Prayer at the Sacred Heart Altar with Night Prayer at 9 pm

All together at St Alban’s for Mass of the Last Supper at 7pm

All together at St Alban’s for Mass of the Last Supper at 7pm

GOOD FRIDAY

14 April 2017

9.00 am Walk of Witness from Little Harwood Clock Tower

Confessions: 11am

12 Noon Stations

3pm Service of Passion

Service of Passion

at 3 pm

12.00 Noon

Service of Passion

HOLY SATURDAY

15 April 2017

Confession:  11 – 12.30 

6.30 pm Easter Vigil

No Services

6.00 pm Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY

16 April 2017

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

No Evening Mass

Please remember the lately dead:-  Patricia (Pat) Cartmell

KEEP UP WITH LENT: HOLY WEEK is our most precious time of Prayer & Faith when we celebrate Our Lord’s Passion, Death & Resurrection. The Mas of the Last Supper at 7pm on Thursday brings us into that Upper Room when Jesus said Mass for the first time. Quiet time of prayer afterwards with a short ‘Night Prayer’ at 9 pm.

Good Friday: We share a special Stations of the Cross at 12 and the Passion Story at 12 (Holy Souls) & 3pm in St Alban’s & also at Good Shepherd.

The Easter Vigil Mass is the highlight of the Year 6pm & 6.30pm in the churches: a marvellous Mass of Light / Water / Holy Communion to be with Our Lord as he came back to life for you and me. Please do attend as many services as you can to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Our Lord for his presence in our lives, homes and Churches.

 

AMALGAMATION OF CHURCHES  UPDATE :- We have already begun the process of creating 1 parish with 3 churches & communities. Please God the more we can do together as the months and years go by. Fr Jude thinks our situation here is more about ‘dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s’ than anything complicated. Leaflets for your ‘name’ suggestions for the overall name of the newly formed parish can be filled it in & return.   WE WILL HAVE AN  MEETING TO CONSIDER OPTIONS.

 

Divine Mercy Sunday; Devotions are organised by the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph`s Audley Range starting at 2pm Sunday 23rd April Eucharistic Adoration  -  Confessions  -  Blessing and Procession of Divine Mercy Image  -  Holy Mass.

 

ANNUAL PARISH MISSION APPEAL: This will take place at all the three Churches on the Weekend of 22nd/23rd of April. The Appeal will be delivered by the ‘Comboni Fathers’ who work in some of the most remotest and dangerous places / missions in the world. Two priests will come from the Order so that they can cover all our masses in the 3 Churches. Please do bring extra for them for their retiring collection. Many thank. Fr Jude

 

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

Next date is this Wednesday 12th April  and every fortnight.

 

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!!

 

GIFT AID ENVELOPES: Just a thought: They can be put into the Offertory collection in any of the 3 churches and they will ‘Find Their Way Home’ !! to the correct church!!

NEW ENVELOPES FOR 2017/ 2018 AT THE BACK OF CHURCH FOR COLLECTION.

 

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. 

 

ACTION 4 CAMBODIA. During our appeal in February we asked for any ideas you may have for raising money for our charity. Today there is a newsletter for you to take away. On the back is a form for you to fill in with your ideas. Please could you return the form to the box which has been placed at the back of church. The box will remain there for 3 weeks. Also at the back of church are forms for anyone wishing to apply “ Gift Aid” and “Standing Orders”. If anyone from Holy Souls is interested in joining the committee of “Action 4 Cambodia” please complete the form on the back of the newsletter and place in the box.

 

WANTED….PARISH YOUTH REPS…CAN YOU HELP!!

As part of the commitment to foster ministry for and with young people in our Diocese, we are seeking to recruit a Parish Youth Rep in every parish. We are looking for young adults (18-25) who are already a part of the parish and are passionate and confident about enabling/encouraging other young people to share in the life of the parish, deanery and diocese. It is hoped to find a parish youth rep for every parish, however a parish could have more than one!! Full training and support will be given and the Reps will be commissioned by Bishop John. The initial training day is on Saturday 27th May with precise details and venue to be confirmed.

 

MILLHILL MISSIONARIES RED BOXES

Your support from these boxes last year has helped build 88 churches , chapels and convents; supported training of 300 Missionaries; and provided support to many other essential needs of missionary work. There are still some Red Boxes at the back of church so please feel free to take one home or pop a donation into one of the boxes.. Also please bring in any that are due to be emptied. Thanks you.

 

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 7.30pm -9.30pm £2.50 )

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