Newsletter - 10/07/2011





Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning  10.15am



Some seed fell into rich soil, and produced its crop.


Alleluia, alleluia! Speak, Lord, your servant is listening; you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      

  ST ALBAN’S         



9.00  St Benedict






9.00  St Henry



9.00  St Camilius 



10.oo Requiem Charles Burke   and Mass also at    12.15



12.15  Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Confessions:  Saturday 11-12 & 5.45 -6.15 


THIS WEEKEND  Father Kevin Ryan will be with us to give the Annual Mission Appeal. Each year different Religious Societies have permission from the Bishop to make an Appeal. I am sure you will be most generous to Fr Kevin who is staying with us this weekend.


Small Charity Coffee Morning: This will take place after both the morning Masses this weekend. There will be a Tombola in the Parish Centre along with facilities for a brew ( or a Pint after the 11.15 Mass ). We will have this in aid of CAFOD for their support of the African Famine Appeal. CAFOD are one of the large Charity Organisations who are involved in helping the people in the Horn of Africa. Out side the club will be a Book Stall & A Bric-a Brac Stall.

Please God it will ne fine morning and I see that lots of people do stop on after the 9.15 MAs – so pop in=to the centre and have a brew and a natter in there for a pleasant change.


Please remember in your prayers a number of people who have died recently :  Alban Waters, Charles Burke, Leslie Kozlowski, Maureen Lang, Jeff Dinsdale and Michael Nolan: may they rest in Pease. Amen. Funerals are keeping me very busy at the moment.


I am in the process of getting a large stainless steel board to put along side our Garden of Remembrance. We will be able to affix the plaques on it at last. All the name plates have been sent away and have been polished up  -  so, hopefully, it won’t be long before it is put up.


Next Sunday we will have a Family Mass with our young people from St Alban’s as we pray for them on their way to High School. We call it our ‘Crossroads Mass’: a nice title as the cross from Junior to High School. We will have reading and hymns to match.


It is with great sadness that I am hearing that the Church Action which includes the Furniture store will be closing down soon. St Alban’s and the parishioners have been great supporters of this for many years.


It provides a caring service for many people who find themselves at their wits end and desperate. It received funding from the Council that helped it pay its way  -  now with cuts across the board it will have to close.


I would have thought that cuts should be carefully examined; and cases of special need should be exempt; and this is a ‘case in point’. It provides opportunities for lots of young lads to develop a trade; it help to save the council & pole a fortune in recycling as the store pick up unwanted furniture and pass it on. It must save the community a vast amount of money because they receive the furniture for a nominal sum. BUT mostly for the care it gives to people and them seeing the car of the Churches in Blackburn acting together. Surely we can put some pressure on the Council to take another look at this budget cut and save the Store.


CHARITY STALL OUTSIDE THE SOCIAL CENTRE :  During the summer we are going to hold a series of small Sunday

Charity mornings just outside the Club. The club will be open as well and tea & biscuits (and anything stronger from the bar) will be available. We are in need of a few hearty souls who can help the small team running this venture. Please have a word with Bob Turner  (or myself) and I will put you in touch with Bob. Just about 4 or 5 Sunday mornings during the summer months.


RED MISSION BOXES It is the time in the year when they need to be brought to Church and replaced. So if you have one – please bring it to the Sacristy and we will swap it for an empty one 

          As are any Euros that find there way onto the collection plate !!


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on

Please remember our Parish Centre  -  if you are having a ‘Family Do’ or celebration; 21st, 40th   60th Birthday Party etc..  a celebration after a Baptism / Funeral / Wedding evening then please think to

hire our Centre for your Party. Pop in after Mass 4 a drink & a look in Tel: 661193 to enquire/book.


GOOD SHEPHERD HALL   Line Dancing   £2 A CLASS Monday & Friday 7pm to 9 pm: Tuesday 7.30 pm-

9.30pm .HEALTHY

HEART EXERCISE  Monday  10.30  -  11.30 Use Beez Card & NO Charge  SHORT MAT BOWLING  Over 50’s  Thursday 1.30

to 4.30 pm  and Dominos etc…  £1  All Welcome     OVER 50’S  LINE DANCING  10.15AM  -  11.30AM


ST VINCENT de PAUL Association meet here in the Presbytery fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm for their prayer and discussions about he work they do in the parish:  They do a marvellous work they can do. They have great faith and show it with good works of charity. I truly believe more people have the desire and zeal to help the Parish through the SVP:  Please ring John Gannon for details & Date of next Meeting on 661258.


If anyone goes to Hospital and is likely to be there for a few days …. Please tell Fr Jude and I will do my best to visit them in hospital


THE LEGION OF MARY  WOULD LIKE TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS. The organisation is open to any Catholic men and women. The Legion meet as a group once a week to pray together, to allocate work to be completed during the week and to report on work previously done. Our work consists in visiting the sick and housebound and those in retirement and nursing homes and in hospital. We always visit in pairs. We also like to support the parish priest in any ventures that may increase the spiritual life of a parish. It only takes 2 hours a week of your time; one hour for the meeting and another hour for the visiting or work allocated. Please contact  Margaret  601678   Peter Costello on 262952 /Stella  661503  or Joan on 886033.


Many thanks for reading this   // thinking about it and especially if it leads to a phone call and possible membership.   Fr Jude



This is the way that we will say the I confess together when the new translation comes


I confess to almighty God

And to you, my brothers and sisters,

That I have greatly sinned,

In my thoughts and in my words,

In what I have done

And in what I have failed to do,

Through my fault, through my fault

Through my most gervious fault.

Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin

All the angels and saints,

And you, my brothers and sisters

to pray for me to the Lord my God.