Newsletter - 25/6/2017

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

TWELFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (Year A) 25th June 2017  

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

WEBSITE: www.stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

DAY/DATE 

ST ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY SOULS

Monday 26 June 2017

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 27 June 2017

St. John Southworth

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

Wed 28 June 2017

St. Irenaeus

10.00 am Requiem Mass for Agnes Eileen Kneafsey

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

 

7.00 pm VIGIL MASS

Thursday 29 June 2017

SAINT PETER & SAINT PAUL

9.30 am Mass

12.10 pm Mass

7.00 pm Mass

              HOLYDAY

9.30 am Mass

 

 

            OF

9.30 am Mass in School

 

 

 OBLIGATION

Friday 30 June 2017

First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

12.15 pm Mass

Franciscan Convent

 

10.00 am Mass

Saturday 01 July 2017

Saint Oliver Plunket

KSC Rosary 11.45

Confession:  11 – 12.00

12.15 pm Mass (Ashes for George Haworth)

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass

13th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

 02nd July 2017

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

1st Holy Communion

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass—Family Mass

5.00 pm Mass

Please also remember the lately dead:- John Nicholson, with great celdrations Agnes Eileen Kneafsey, Rudolph Baker & Maud Hegarty

 

LETTER FROM BISHOP ARNOLD TO US ALL IN ST ALBAN’S, GOOD SHEPHERD & HOLY SOULS

Following the publication in January 2017 of my proposals for future parishes in the diocese, I would now like to formally invite you to enact the next period of consultation regarding the specific proposed amalgamation of your parishes. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that the proposed new parish will be able to satisfy the spiritual needs of those within its boundaries and to begin working out the practicalities of how the existing communities will come together into one.

There is a formal procedure for this consultation and a report will be presented to me and to the Presbyteral Council in due course. Once I am satisfied that everything is in place, I will formally constitute the new parish and will inform you of that decision at the time.

I ask you to co-operate fully with this process and help me in the task of shaping our diocesan parishes to serve present and future needs. I recognise that change is not easy and so we ask the Lord to be with us in all our deliberations: Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.

With my prayers and good wishes. John Arnold Bishop of Salford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION—NEXT SUNDAY 2nd JULY

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers the children who are shortly to make their First Holy Communion here at St Alban’s on 2nd July. It will be a lovely memorable day for them.

Bless them with your prayers and encouragement.

 

 

CALLUM BROWN Please remember Callum in your prayers after he BECAME A DEACON YESTERDAY. He is at Oscott College, Chester Road , Sutton Coldfield. It was a really “Happy Saturday” to celebrate his ordination into the Diaconate. Jude

 

 

HCPT GROUP 72 SPONSORED WALK—TODAY SUNDAY 25th JUNE AT 11.00AM

This will be starting at 11.00 am from the car park opposite St.Peter & Paul’s Church, Barrowford, BB9 6AG. The car park is off the A682 heading towards Blacko.

Sponsorship forms at the back of church. The Group would grateful for as much support as possible. Thanks

 

 

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?

 

 

AMALGAMATION OF CHURCHES-- UPDATE:- We are now in the last throes of this (SEE LETTER FROM THE BISHOP ABOVE) so it is really now about  sorting out the boundaries etc and about ‘dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s’ than anything complicated. AND to choose an overall parish name but all three churches will still                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 retain their own names Jude

 

 

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!!

 

 

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  (Now to be first Wednesday of each Month)

Next date is WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY at 3.30 pm.

 

 

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