Newsletter - 06/11/2011


32nd  SUNDAY Year A

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  November 6th


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm


Sunday  Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Morning    10.15 am



For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God.


Alleluia, alleluia! Stay awake and stand ready; because you do not know the hour when the Son of man is coming. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




9.00 Willibrord






9.00  Dedication of the Lateran Basilica



9.00  St Leo the Great



12.15  St Martin of Tours



12.15  St Josaphat

9.30 & Rosary at 9.10



CONFESSIONS SATURDAY  11 TO 12.   &   5.45 to 6.15pm


CAFOD CHRISTMAS GIFTS:    There are many Small Cafod Christmas Booklets at the doors of Church which allow you to ‘send a gift’ to a friend through Cafod. You can ‘send a PAIR OF PIGLETS’ for £25:  You can send a £10 Gift to ‘Teach some one to Read’;  £35 will give a person in the 3rd world a ‘set of Ducks’:  So Cafod gets the Christmas Money and your friend gets a Certificate from Cafod telling them of your love and kindness.


HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS    Our Hospital Chaplain, Fr Paul Blackburn has made an URGENT APPEAL for help with his small team of helpers at the Hospital. His team of Lay Volunteers are already Eucharistic Ministers in Parishes and he needs a few more to help him at the Hospital. The existing team there – spend one or two sessions at the hospital a week( A session is around 2 – 2 & a half hour). They befriend any Catholic and if the patient desires Holy Communion they ensure this takes place. So, is there any Eucharistic Minister who thinks he /she can offer this love and service please speak to Fr Jude for more information. People are at their most vulnerable in Hospital and need the Sacraments and prayer  - Fr. Blackburn said “ USE US OR LOSE US “.


The 50th Eucharistic Congress takes place in Dublin next year  - I think the last one was in Australia  - so it is bit nearer. Our Bishop hopes that people from each Deanery will join in and go for some part of the Congress. The full week is from June 10th to the 17th   - though he will be there for the last 3 days  14th  - the 17th June.  Further information can be obtained from  Or from Fr Patrick Deegan on 0161 226 1730 or ourladys’


St James’s Church at the top of the Hill are holding a Bonfire on Sunday November 6th at 6 pm at which all are welcome.


NOVEMBER ‘DEAD LIST’  Apologies for not having the Lists out last week:   but if you would like your deceased Family friends to be remembered at Holy Mass during November, the month of Prayer for the Holy Souls, then please write their names down on the sheets provided at the Church doors and either pop them in the collection baskets or simply place them in the Basket which is on the Altar.


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.


A P F Mission Evening St Alban’s Parish Hall on Tuesday 22nd November  We will start with a Mass at 7.30 pm followed by a Mission Film in the Club on the Missionary work in Papua New Guinea. There will be Tea & Biscuits  -  and the Bar will be open as well. The evening is to give a more real idea of how the money given via the Red Mission Boxes is used. Fr Jan Claver will lead the evening and it will help us to fulfil our ‘Call to be a Missionary’ ourselves.


ADVENT “WALK WITH ME”  Booklets now available at the Piety Stall with HCPT Christmas Cards



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.


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. The latest 3 small chains were turned into £47 !! Thanks.


If anyone would like to order a new Sunday Missal  - with all the new prayers in them  -  can you please leave a name & Telephone number at the PIETY STALL and I will order them  - hopefully I will get a discount. They will be available sometime late in November.


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


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.


ENJOY TRAVEL are a running a Trip to Ireland this coming  Summer  from Tuesday 19th June to 25th June with a Church in Wigan and they need a few more folk to make it more viable. They do fantastic tips and we have had lots in the past  --   the coach tour is as follows:  Coach from Holyhead to Dublin. Transfer to Tralee for half board accommodation for 6 nights, Day 2  Free day to relax, Day 3 visit Cork city and Blarney woollen mills, Day 4 Visit to Fota wildlife park and Youghal seaside town. Day 5, Killarney and the ring of Kerry with an evening at the Laurels in Killarney for a sing song and a drink or two. Day 6 Tralee and the Geraldine experience, (Life in the olden days) and a visit to St Brendan’s cathedral in Ardfert. Day 7, Home visiting the Rock of Cashel en route to Dublin and ferry back to the UK and return home. Price over 30 pax £559 price over 40 pax £495:  for more details and booking Forms : please contact Enjoy Travel on 01254 504970







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