Newsletter - 09/07/2017







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Monday 10 July 2017

No Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 11 July 2017

St. Benedict

9.00 am Mass

Service of the Angels 12.45 Thomas Henry Ryan

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am   Mass

Wed 12 July 2017

9.00 am Mass

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am   Mass

Thursday 13 July 2017

St. Henry

9.00 am Mass

9.30 am Mass


9.30 am   Mass


Friday 14 July 2017

12.15 pm Mass

Franciscan Convent

10.00 am   Mass

Saturday 15 July 2017

St Bonaventure

KSC Rosary 11.45

Confession:  11 – 12.00

12.15 pm Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon   Mass


Our Lady of Mount Carmel

 16th July 2017

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass


10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

5.00 pm Mass


Please also remember the lately dead:- John Nicholson, Agnes Eileen Kneafsey, Stuart Bell,  Joan

Whittaker & Thomas Henry Ryan



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


Knights of St Columba: meet at St Albans’ for their regular meeting at 11 am in the Presbytery  -- if you think you could help work for the church in this way – please pop along for a chat. They then lead the Rosary each Saturday at 11.45 In Church.



Our 3 Churches to amalgamate into one Parish please God will be ratified at the next Perebyteral Council Meeting .. with ‘guess who’ as its Chairman!

If anyone has any thoughts / comments // suggestions - please do let FR’s Jude or Joe know.. either in writing or speak to us. The Churches will retain their own names.. but we will need an overall name for the whole geographical parish. Whatever we canal do together and share the resources we have we will for the growth of the faith in our neck of the woods and the good of the Diocese.

Please let us now your thoughts. Thanks Fr Jude.


Hello, .. for my sins.. probably many.. I have been asked to join this Presbyteral Council.. one priest from each Deanery.. then the Bishop rang me up and has asked me to ‘chair’ it now! Meeting on this Tuesday.. I can understand why people duck down when volunteers are asked for!

At least I can keep us all up to speed.


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:-


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 this WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY at 3.30 pm.




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