Newsletter - 01/10/2017

 

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year A)  1st October 2017  

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

WEBSITE: www.stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

DAY/DATE 

ST ALBAN’S

GOOD SHEPHERD

HOLY SOULS

Monday 02 Oct 2017

Requiem Mass

Nichola Joseph 1.30 pm

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

Guardian Angels

No Mass

Franciscan Convent  

9.30 am Mass

Wed 04 Oct 2017

St Francis of Assisi

9.15 am Mass for Year 5 in School

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Mass

 

Thursday 05 Oct 2017

9.00 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 06 Oct 2017

St Bruno

12.15 Mass

8pm -10 pm Exposition

Franciscan Convent

7.00 pm Healing Mass

Saturday 07 Oct 2017

Our Lady of the Roses

Exposition 10.00 am

Confession:  11 – 12.00

KSC Rosary 11.45

12.15 Mass

6.30 pm Mass

9.10 Rosary

9.30 am Mass

12 noon Mass

08th October 2017

27th Sunday of the Year

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

 

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

5.00 pm Mass

LATLEY DEAD:  NICHOLA JOSEPH, CONNIE DUNNE, MARY HALSTEAD & JOHN LANDY

 

ITALIAN NIGHT ‘FOR ACTION 4 CAMBODIA’- THIS SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER.

Next Saturday (7th Oct) is the date for our ‘Italian Night’ in The Good Shepherd Hall.  Doors will open at 7.30pm. The evening will include Italian food, music, quizzes and the inevitable raffle. The last ‘Italian Night’ proved to be one of the most successful and enjoyable events we have organised. Tickets are £10 per person and will be available at our three churches. Please remember to bring your own liquid refreshment. Donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully accepted. Ciao. FR Jude will be leading one of his  ‘infamous Quizzes’.. no extra charge for this !!

 

ACTION MOTHER’S PRAYER DATES AT ST. ALBAN’S  (Now to be first Wednesday of each Month)

Next date is this WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER at 3.30 pm.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR FAMILY FAST DAY-6th OCTOBER

At the Masses this week-end (1st October) Mike Magee will give us a short talk about the upcoming FAMILY FAST DAY which is this Friday 6th October

 

HELP ! We really need 1 or 2 people to take charge of the Altar Clothes here in Church. Vacancy Filled  -  Thank You  Fr Jude

 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA: Meet at St Albans’ for their regular Saturday 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.

 

THE SOCIAL CENTRE / CLUB / BONNIES SCHOOL  It will be demolished in the next month or so.. the cost is quite substantial… and the whole area will be tarmaced. The project has gone through the Diocese & Architects and after a number of quotation the final cost will be in the region of £80,000 to £100,000 !!.. and without the help of Bob Turner (parishioner & Club Bookkeeper) I assure you it would have been a lot more. So every donation etc most gratefully received --- sadly the club has had its problems…including Dry Rot in my early days here and has always been supported by Church Funds in order to keep it going for the good of all our parishioners. In the last few years its use has declined and the writing has been on the wall.... the costs to sustain it were becoming prohibitive and the Diocese had no choice but to take the decision to call it a day. The poor state of the building (inside & outside) has meant there was no alternative use for the building and demolition was the only solution. However it will create much needed additional parking and possible alternative usage of the land in the years to come.

I wish to thank all those people who have worked and supported the club over the years. It has given many happy memories and provided the setting for countless family, parish & social events. Thanks to one and all who have been a part of the Social Centre from the beginning till now.

 

SEASON OF CREATION:-  4th October. Peaceful prayer assembly on St Francis day.

PRAYERS, HYMNS, LAUDATO SI REFLECTIONS Come along and share this special event 

This event will take place at the fracking site  entrance Preston New Road Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

M55 Junction 4 then left towards Kirkham on A583 Assemble at Water World 11am.

 Please spare a couple of hours--help make a difference on this important environmental issue.

THE GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TRANSCENDS LOCAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES. 

 

LAUDATO SI and the SEASON OF CREATION  1st September to 4th October

Pope Francis’s encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si, is a call to all of us to champion our responsibility to care for the environment, or as he calls it: Our Common Home. In the encyclical, the Pope reminds us that climate change affects us all, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable .  In collaboration with the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we are kicking off a pledge drive that will help our Catholic voices be heard. The pledge is being signed by Catholics around the world to say we will work to be more carbon neutral in our own lives, in our parishes, and to encourage our international leaders to take climate action now.

THE PLEDGE FORMS ARE  NOW AT THE BACK OF CHURCH

VISIT THE WEBSITES  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GREAT GLOBAL INITIATIVE www.catholicclimatemovement.global  and  www.seasonofcreation.org

“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us

 

JOIN OUR GREEN PARISH GROUP If you would like to know more about how we as a parish community can develop our efforts to become more aware  and act upon the message of Laudato Si … Please mark an asterisk  next to your name on the pledge form…or contact Bob  phone :07590513127 email:  rfturn@hotmail.com.

WE WILL BE PLANNING  A  DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING DURING THE SEASON OF CREATION

 

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.

 

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