Newsletter - 21/05/2017

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER   (Year A)  21st May 2017  

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

WEBSITE: www.stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

DAY/DATE 

ST ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY SOULS

Monday 22 May 2017

St Rita of Cascia

NO MASS

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 23 May 2017

NO MASS

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wed 24 May 2017

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Thursday 25 May 2017

St Bede the Venerable

NO MASS

 

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

 

Friday 26 May 2017

St Philip Neri

12.15 pm Mass

 

Franciscan Convent

 

9.30 am REQUIEM MASS FOR JAMES CHARNOCK

Saturday 27 May 2017

St Augustine of Canterbury. (Secondary Patron of the Diocese)

KSC Rosary 11.45

Confession:  11 – 12.00

12.15 pm Mass

1 pm Baptisms

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

 28th May 2017

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

5.00 pm Mass

Please remember the lately dead:- Andrea Pinder and James Charnock

 

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 A  MEETING TO CONSIDER OPTIONS.

 

SACRAMENT OF FIRST CONFESSION (RECONCILIATION) SERVICE

This will take place here at St. Alban’s at 6.00 pm on this Wednesday 24th May

 

The Diaconate: for Laymen is now being started in our Diocese and there is a leaflet about it at the back of church. Married or Single…. A great love & practise of the Catholic Faith together with some time to trained are needed. COULD THIS BE FOR YOU?

 

 

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!!

 

 

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

Next date is Wednesday 24TH May  and every fortnight.

 

 

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.

 

 

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