Newsletter - 25/03/2012

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                

5th SUNDAY LENT: Yr B

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  MARCH 25th 2012

GOOD SHEPHERD

Saturday Mass

6.30 pm      

 

Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Psalm

A pure heart create for me, O God.

Acclamation

Glory to you O Christ, you are the Word of God. If a man serves me, says the Lord, he must follow me; wherever I am my servant will be there to. Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

ST ALBAN’S      

  ST ALBAN’S          revjudeharrison@btconnect.com  

GOOD SHEPHERD

Monday

9.00  The Annunciation

 

Tuesday

9.00 

9.30

Wednesday  

10.00   Requiem  Thersa Foster

9.30

Thursday

9.00    

9.30

Friday

Early Mass at 7.30am  and  also at  12.15  (Soup Lunch this week)

 

Saturday

12.15        2pm Wedding  Samantha Hargreaves & Andrew Barnard

9.30 & Rosary at 9.10

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

CONFESSIONS SATURDAY  11 TO 12.   &   5.45 to 6.15pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Friday & Saturday at 11.55  

 

COALITION FOR MARRIAGE

In light of recent Government proposals, the Bishops of England and Wales are urging people to sign the petition arranged by “Coalition for Marriage”, a body that supports the traditional institution of marriage. If you or your parishioners would like to sign it, the website where to do so is www.c4m.org.uk. There is also a link on the diocesan website.

 

The 50th Eucharistic Congress takes place in Dublin next year  -. A TRIP IS NOW UP AND RUNNING:  13th  - the 17th June   Transport & Dinner B & B in Dublin. See Posters for details:  via ENJOY TRAVEL www.enjoytravel.co.uk  or  Fr Patrick Deegan on 0161 226 1730 or ourladys’btinternet.com

 

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS      2012    IN      DUBLIN

 

The Salford Diocesan pilgrimage is from Wednesday 13th June – Sunday 17th June 2012.

The Congress registration fee is £70.00 and can only be paid on a credit card or banker’s draft

  The accommodation and travel costs per person will be £374.00.* This price includes insurance, travel by coach from Salford to Holyhead, ferry to Dublin, four nights bed, breakfast and dinner in a 3-star Dublin hotel, and travel to and from the Congress. These prices are based on twin bedded rooms. A non-returnable deposit of £100.00 is required at the time of booking.

The outstanding balance has to be paid before the 30th March 2012.

 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION IS BEING ORGANISED BY ENJOY TRAVEL

 

Our Bishop, Terence Brain will be going on our Coach: so if you would like to go to this Congress, an event which rarely gets so close to us, please contact Gerry or Susan Flynn, either at the 11.15 Mass, or on their Website or on Blackburn 504970

 

PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on stalbanandgoodshepherd.org.uk

 

WEKLY GIFT AID ENVELOPES  At the back of Church are the Pink Envelopes for those who have made out a gift Aid form. Please collect your ‘BOX’  --  names have been written on them and if there are any queries, please have a word with Fr Jude. If you pay Tax and come here to Mass and haven’t signed a Gift Aid Form  - then please take one and fill it in a nd return to Fr Jude and we will get you a Box of envelopes. Many thanks

 

RED MILL HILL MISSION BOXES  please can people bring them in an take your Magazine and a fresh box: thanks

 

ANNUAL HCPT RACE NIGHT   Many thanks to one and all for supporting the Race Night. It was a great success and lots of friends new and old made it a wonderful family night.

 

 

‘MICHAEL BUBLE’ SONGS FOR CAMBODIA.

Our parish charity, ‘I Believe’ is holding a Michael Buble tribute concert in St. Alban’s Social Club on Saturday, 14th April. Tickets are on sale at the back of both churches. The cost of each ticket is £10, and this includes entry into the concert, a potato pie supper and entry into a free draw with the prize of a voucher worth £100 to spend on a Bosch electrical appliance from Toplex of Sudell Cross. Now that’s a bargain! As well as all this there will be a raffle with tickets on sale on the night and of course the bar will be open throughout the evening. All profits will go to our projects in Cambodia, including the building of an extension to our school at Chombok So later this year.

 

ALSO FROM ‘I BELIEVE, ACTION CAMBODIA TODAY’

Sal Southard will be missing from the bookshop at the back of St. Alban’s today (Sunday, 18th March) as she will be running a stall for our charity at a ‘car boot sale’ in King George’s Hall from 9.00am to 3.00pm. If you are in town today why not drop in on her, be worth it just to find out how she got her car up the stairs.                                                                                                                                       

 

We still have our Fun Quiz Night on Wednesday evening in the Parish Centre  - it starts after the Gateway Club at 9.30pm. Lots of topical questions and a friendly ‘chatty’ quiz’. But still very competitive! You don’t have to be a member or anything  -  or feel obliged to come every Wednesday  - if you can , just pop along and enjoy the banter and testing the grey mater. The cost is minimal  - the beer is good  - shame about the quizmaster – who is still Father Jude.

 

PS FR Jude will be rushing back from the second leg of the FA Youth Cup at Turf Moor that evening  -  the return leg of the game between the ‘Old Rivals’ !!    

 

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

 

THE LEGION OF MARY are on the look out for 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.

 

Just a quick ‘Thank You’ to the KNITTERS of St Alban’s and those who keep sending in the wool. All is going great guns.  I guess the needles and teeth chatter away with grand fun  -  bless all of you involved in any way. It is keeping the poor of the world warm in their winters

 

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:   They are meet 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.

ST VINCENT de PAUL Association meet here in the Presbytery fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm 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

 

 

 

‘The Bell’ is coming…….. ??  more later  !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW REPONSES 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  

 

 

THE GLORIA

 

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
.

 

THE CREED

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
.

SANCTUS

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.

People:
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.

 

LAMB OF GOD

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