Newsletter - 29/10/2017






THRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  (Year A)  29TH October 2017  

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Monday 30 Oct 2017

No Mas

Franciscan Convent

9.30 am Eucharistic Service

Tuesday 31 Oct 2017

No Mass

Franciscan Convent  

9.30 am Mass



1st Nov


Wednesday 1st Nov

12.10   &   7 pm

9.30 am

10  am

Thursday 2 Nov


9.00 am Mass

AND 12.15

9.30 am Mass

9.30 am Mass

Friday 3 Nov

St Martin de Porrers

12.15 Mass

Franciscan Convent

7 pm Healing Mass

Saturday 4 Nov

St Charles Borromeo

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

5th Dec 2017

30th Sunday

9.00 am Mass

11.15 am Mass

10.15 Mass

10.00 am Mass

5.00 pm Mass





  LATLEY DEAD:  Canon Kevin O’Connor     &    Father Michael Fleming     

                                       NOTICE   OF   HOLYDAY

HOLY DAY  -  All Saints      Wednesday 1st Nov                                   Tues: Vigil Holy Souls 7 pm

    Wed:  Good Shepherd   9.30 am:      Holy Souls 10 am :   St Alban’s 12-10 & 7 pm


NOVEMBER DECEASED LIST:   If you wish to have any family or friends remembered at mass during November: please put their names on one of the ‘November Lists’ and pop them in the collection baskets or pass on to one of the priests. If you want a mass offered for someone then please do this separately and place an offering into an envelope with the person’s name and a particular mass will be offered for them. Thank you


DEMOLITION / MILLENIUM PLAQUES:  Thank you: a number of people  /  families   have returned Millenniums Plaque forms this week: It will make such a huge benefit in helping to pay for the DEMOLITION COSTS of the Old Bonney’s  /  Social Centre. I have duplicated lots of the forms and left them around church. Please consider this beautiful way of helping St Alban’s and leaving your Family Name engraved upon the wall of your Church. The cost is £250, a tidy sum;  please take a look at them on the walls at the bottom end of Church and I can arrange to have Plaques placed on any of the boards you choose: it means that if there is one for the family already there  -  we can pop another one directly underneath it. Many Thanks Fr Jude


CHRISTMAS FAYRE:  There will be a Fayre at Holy Souls on Sunday 3rd December after the 10am Mass.                            St.Alban’s will ‘sneak a table or two’ to help our end and we will have a Mystery Bag Tombola Stall  .. Any Gifts  /  Bottles (full ones..alcoholic variety)  /  Prizes  that you can spare will be warmly welcomed. Only a month to go – so please can you bring them to Church / Presbytery ASAP..need to ‘bag-up’ Thanks    We will have the M & S Hamper and Winner Takes All Raffle  ….. Draw this on Sun: Dec: 17th at St Alban’s

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.


                                             OLD £5 Notes and Old Pound Coins:

Please have no problem with popping them into the collection at Church:

The bank will take them off me without any issues.  In fact, with the DEMO COSTS, the more the merrier!! Thanks for all your extra contributions these days. Gratefully received.


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

Next date is  WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER at 3.30 pm.


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.


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. In the last few years. The Diocese had no choice but to take the decision to call it a day. The poor state of the building means there was no alternative use and demolition was the only solution. But 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.


FINANCING THE DEMOLITION:    One simple way to help with the demolition costs is to:-“Sponsor a Millennium Plaque”. The plaques on the bottom walls of the side chapel areas of church began when we had our dry rot. Since then many people and families have continued to ‘club together’ to buy one and have their names inscribed on a Plaque for posterity. I wondered if there were people still around  - especially those who were educated in ‘the Old Bonnies’, may consider saying a thank you to the past school and in a strange way help it on its final journey. The cost is still £250 and Application Forms are dotted around church and underneath the Plaques. Many thanks if you can think about this. Fr Jude


KNITTED CHRISTMAS CHOC. ORANGE FAVOURS  etc..:  ORDER FORMS WITH THEM: Please fill in an order form and leave it back in the order form basket:

All proceeds from these and other items will go towards the Demolition Costs & Fr Ephraim in S. Africa. We will have the usual M & S Hamper & Winner Takes All Bottle Raffle in due time. No Advent Fayre this club!! But we will share what we make with Fr Ephraim.. however great our needs are.. we must share kindly at Christmas. Many thanks once again.


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!!



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