Newsletter - 23/10/2011


30th  SUNDAY Year A

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  October 23rd


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning    10.15 am



I love you, Lord my strength.


Alleluia, alleluia! Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




9.00 St Anthony Mary Claret






9.00  Sts Chad & Cedd



9.00  and Requiem for Jack Hargreaves at 2.00 pm



12.15  Sts Simon & Jude




9.30 & Rosary at 9.10





‘I Believe’ Charity Shop.

Our charity shop was open all week and a huge thanks to one and all who assisted there and brought items to sell. As I type this I am not sure how much was made  -  but all debts were paid in the first day and so profit was made and as they say “We now have money we didn’t have”  God bless everyone.


KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:   They are meeting here at St Alban’s each Friday evening at 7.30pm in the Sacristy: They love to say the Rosary together and invite all and anyone to come to join them in prayer. After the Rosary they will ‘retire’ to the Social Centre for a pint and a game of snooker. This bit is ‘optional’ !! So there is no obligation to come every Friday or be expected to become a Knight – ladies or gentlemen are all welcome  - it is a new venture here at St Alban’s and the invitation or prayer and a drink is open to all.


Our Secondary School at Our Lady and St John had an Ofsted just as I returned form holiday!!  This has happened before! They did well, you will be glad to hear. The New 6th Form Vocational College received Number Ones in every category – and was give a unanimous ‘OUTSTANDING’ verdict. It is good to hear positive news for our schools and I am absolutely convinced that the teachers and pupils will enjoy a well deserved holiday this week. One of the pupils was asked by an Inspector ‘what is your school like?’ and he received a quick, simple and instant answer from the boy.. “It’s great, sir, it is just like a big family”. Well done, everyone.


Thank you for your response to the Family Fast Appeal for CAFOD:  almost £550 was given n. Please remember Mike’s appeal for any spare or broken Jewellery  Silver or Gold which we can ;’weigh in’ for CAFOD. If you have any, please pop it in the Green Cafod Envelopes and we will let you know how much we get this way. Thanks.


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


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.


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:


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




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


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.


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.






























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