Newsletter - 19/09/2011


25th  SUNDAY Year A

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  September 18th


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning    10.15 am



The Lord is close to those who call him.


Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




9.00 St Janarius



9.00  St Andrew Kim    



9.00  & 10 Funeral Service Bernard Elliott & 2pm Funeral for Karen Pygott 






12.15  (Funeral Mass for Jim Hardman – Time to be arranged)



12.15  Our Lady of Walsingham

9.30 & Rosary at 9.10

Confessions:  Saturday 11-12 & 5.45 -6.15 


THE NEW WORDS OF THE MASS ARE ON THE SEPARATE SHEET:  let’s say them slowly so as to begin to learn them


Huge thanks to one and all for the Family Mass and FUN FAMILY DAY in the Social Centre last Sunday – it raised £1,014. There are quite a number of unclaimed Raffle Prizes  - and I’m sure some were bought in Church: once again a big  ‘Thank You’.


Blackbunr with Darwen Council have a scheme to give people over 60… I now qualify! 2 hours  FREE WORK on your House. It may be with Gutters / plumbing / electrics  etc… if it takes longer there is a small charge of £15 an hour: which isn’t bad at today’s prices. Not at this moment got telephone number detail  - but a call to the Town Hall on 585585 should get more information.


TALKING NEWSPAPER:  We thing a few people have responded to Patsy Corcoran’s appeal to help with this – and we have lost their details – if you feel you can help her with this – please contact Patsy on 246290 or catch her at the 9.15 Mass.


A New Vicar at St James’s Canon Arum John is being installed on Tuesday 27th Sept at a Service at 7.30pm I will have just started my annual holiday and sadly will not be able to attend. He is our local friend and all are welcome.


I go to Spain on Tuesday 27th – it will probably start raining there! And I must admit I do feel really in need of it. It didn’t help on Tuesday last when I realised I had lost my Passport… after tearing the presbytery to pieces frantic telephone calls were made along with a visit to Liverpool’s Passport centre……….  They tell me it will arrive before I leave….  Well I am always telling people to ‘have Faith’. !!  Look after Father Fred… he will never refuse a plate of food that just needs a few minutes in the microwave !!  Mind you – doubt if you will get the plate back!!


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


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.


Callum, who has been living here at St Alban’ is in Vallodalid now  You can keep in touch with him on e-mail:



                                                NEW RESPONSES AT MASS


Father:  The Lord be with you.      Our New Response:  AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT


The New I Confess                           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 grievous 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  





Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,  you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,  in the glory of God the Father. Amen



I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks
to the Lord our God.

People: It is right and just


Priest: The mystery of faith.

A – We proclaim your death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.


PRAYER FOR PEACE after the Our FatherLord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles, Peace I leave you,  my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.  Who live and reign for ever and ever.



All: Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Lord be with you    Response:    AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT










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


or B – When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your death,  O Lord, until you come again.

or C – Save us, Saviour of the world,
by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.




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.


We need some more prizes for the charity stalls held after Sunday Masses in St. Alban’s Club. If you have anything we can use for our tombola please bring it to church and help us with our efforts.



Due to an unforeseen problem we have had to postpone our ‘Hoedown’ which was to be held in The Good Shepherd Hall on September 24th. We are now trying to arrange it for an evening in November and will let you know as soon as we have a definite date.




A Group of 11 ladies have been knitting small squares for orphanages in Eastern Europe.

Recently, Barbara Etherington, are chief knitter and organiser in the parish has taken 250 squares down south to the lady  & husband who put them together into blankets and sends them off. They even stitch a POCKET into a square and pop a Teddy bear into it !!

So if you want to HELP; you can put any COLOUR3ED WOOL into the boxes ar either end of Church or Ring Barbara on 246217 if you can KNIT and wish to help.

And if you happen to be called Nora… you will then be a Knitty Nora ?

Many thanks