Newsletter - 14/08/2011





Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning  10.15am



On your right stands the queen, in gold of Ophir.


Alleluia, alleluia! Mary has taken up into heaven; all the choirs of angels are rejoicingAlleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      

  ST ALBAN’S         






9.00  St Stephen of Hungary









12.15  St John Eudes



12.15  St Bernard

11.00 Memorial Mass

Winnie Shalliker

Confessions:  Saturday 11-12 & 5.45 -6.15 


CHARITY COFFEE   last Weekend for Fr Fred:  many thanks to everyone  -  this raised over £100 for his Widow’s Fund.   


DIVIDE AND CONQUER: Was a phrase coined to help in the Cleaning and care of our Church here at St Alban’s. One or two of our helpers have been bitten with bug ‘Age’ and ‘Bad Backs’ ………..  So we are in great need of a few more sturdy volunteers to help with the Church Cleaning.

This can take place on a ‘When you can do it basis’  -  or on a Thursday or Friday Morning. We have the brushes etc.. We just need some more regular help… please… please.. Ask Fr Jude for more info or just turn up !!  Thanks We have had a few extra’s and more would be fantastic !!


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. This is being manufactured at our High School  - unfortunately it isn’t ready before the holidays – so we will have to wait till September for its completion. I am sure it will be worth the wait.


SOCIAL EVENING IN OUR PARISH CENTRE:  the 130 Club Bash  This will take place on Sunday 28th August – in 2 weeks time:  Buffet /  Raffle  /  Draws & Bingo and a fine Artist a Duo called “Chaser”.


QUIZ NIGHT  back in  business on Wednesday evening in the Social Centre:  begins at 9.30pm with Fr Jude asking the Questions: this is a fun quiz / friendly nature  - no big prizes  - only the prize of participation and a chance to win – the Honour of Winning. £1 a team and all the proceeds help with our Lourdes Children Funds. Make a wee team and join the fun.  This is not Brain of Britain stuff.


REPOSITORY STALL:  Eileen Marsden was the key person in this and has moved to the Midlands, so…. We have got some good folk who are doing all sorts to keep it going… but.. we caoul do with one or possibly 2 people who I need to keep a check on the cards stock every now and then and do some reordering.. not a massive task, but it does need doing: it can be done in your own time and access is easily organised. HELP ANYONE ? Thanks


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.


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   BOLD ITALICALS ARE THE LITTLE CHANGES.