Newsletter - 22/04/2012


3rd SUNDAY of Easter: B

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331    APRIL 22nd  2012


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm      


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15  

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

PREFACE – Easter 3

Eucharistic Prayer 2  Acclamation 1





Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.


Alleluia, alleluia! Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us. Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




10.00  Requiem Mass Philomena Haworth






9.00  St Mark









12.15 St Peter Chanel



CONFESSIONS  Saturday 11  -  12


Easter is our most precious time. We see, feel and celebrate the immense love of God in Jesus for each of us. We know we are not worthy and our persistent sins and failings prove even more how thankful we are for his love and mercy. Easter is a Feast of HOPE. Not just about our ‘forgiveness’ but about eternal life and the promise of Heaven to us and those who have died. The Lord lives – as Mary Magdalene experienced in the garden. We remember with joy and affection those who have risen with the Lord into his Kingdom; with tears of sorrow overwhelmed with tears of joy and memory. The wounds on Jesus’ hands and side will never be removed: we have to endure wounds also  -  Easter reminds us that Jesus is alive and our ‘own folk too’ share Easter in Heaven.

Let the joy and HOPE of Easter be in our hearts and homes, now and forever.



The committee for ‘I Believe Action Cambodia Today’ would like to thank all those who supported in any way our ‘Michael Buble’ evening last Saturday, April 14th. The event raised £1002 which will go towards the building of an extension for our school out at Siem Reap. The event was lively and enjoyable and proved to be a great success.

We should also like to thank all those who bought the knitted Easter chickens and eggs, and a special thanks to Joan Trengove for knitting the chickens and providing the eggs. These raised just over £100. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support for our parish’s charity and the people of Cambodia


Our days in Lourdes were wonderful once again. They were very wet  - plenty of Lourdes water from above  -  and not very Many ‘rainbows’ this year either!  The children joined in together in the prayers, services, masses and fun. It was never going to be easy this year  -  but the youngsters came up trumps   -  and the helpers had a magnificent time also. We managed to get into the Grotto more frequently this year and were able to light more candles, in spite of the rain! Your prayers, petitions and intentions went via our Lady to Almighty God and I know we all have been blessed by God this year once again.

We have brought Lourdes water back with us and it has been popped into bottle for you  - the bottles have shrunk this year!!  Our suppliers  -- not me  -  the larger ones aren’t made any more. Signs of the times!  Many thanks to everyone once more.


The Bell’ is coming…….. ??  Tuesday 22nd May. Our Diocese of Salford is hosting the International Eucharistic Congress Bell (just for a week) : the Bell will be rung by the Pope to open the Congress in Dublin in June. The BELL is only going to a few places in the Diocese and one of them is St Alban’s Church. We are holding a Service on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.00 pm.  Now 7 pm Service. It is a beautiful, yet simple service of prayer and praise. Please pop the date into your diaries and come along to pray for the Congress and the special place in it that St Alban’s has been granted by the privilege of ‘hosting the BELL




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.




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

Transport & Dinner B & B in Dublin. See Posters for details:  via ENJOY TRAVEL  or  Fr Patrick Deegan on 0161 226 1730 or ourladys’



PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on


WEEKLY 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


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.


Divine Mercy Devotions  This coming Sunday April 15th at 2 pm at St Joseph’s Church on Audley

All welcome to the prayer Service.


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 Mary’s Male Voice Choir in Oswaltwistle celebrate their Centenary Year  1912  - 2012 

They are having a Concert of Religious Music on Sunday 6th May at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church on Catlow St in Ozzy  Poat Code BB5 3EZ  Poster at the back of Church.


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.
























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