Newsletter - 27/05/2012


Pentecost Day of Easter: B

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  MAY 27th  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





Send forth your Spirit O Lord, & renew the face of the earth.


Alleluia, alleluia  Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      













9.00 and Requiem Mass at 12 William ( Bill Car )



12.15  St Justin



12.15  Sts Marcellinus & Peter



CONFESSIONS  Saturday 11  -  12


We welcome our children & young people who will be confirmed at the 11.15 Mass. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We have our own parish children and also we welcome the young people from the polish Community who will be confirmed with us. The bishop has given me his permission to do this.

            We ask the Holy Spirit to fill them with a deeper and more wonderful love of Jesus and his Church.

The children will become ‘full members’ of the church today. It is also a great blessing that this is happening on the Feast of Pentecost today!!  It is the day when the apostles were themselves ‘confirmed’; They then went out and preached the Word of God for the first time  -  so that is why we call today / Pentecost  -  ‘The Birthday of the Church’.


Huge thanks last weekend for your love and kindness to Fr Franco  - your goodness totalled over One Thousand pounds: people are so kind in our 2 churches. In these days that is a huge amount of money and will do wonders for people without decent dinking water etc….


Many thanks to everyone who helped at ‘The Service for the Congress Bell’ and came along.  People have said how much they enjoyed it and how much they learnt about different things. So it was both a great success and an honour to have the Congress Bell here at St Alban’s & the Good Shepherd. It was a bit like our ‘Olympic Torch’ for the great event in Dublin next month. The Eucharistic Congress only occurs in a leap year, so to have the Bell that will begin launch it here in our church was a great privilege. It was lovely when we came to end of the Service and everyone came and ‘rang the Bell’ whilst saying a prayer for someone special. 

We will have to ring our bells more often !!!!


Lourdes Water:  There is lots of Lourdes Water at the back of Church. I think all the little Bottles may have gone by now, but there are some Large containers – so you can bring your own small bottles and fill them up from the Big ones. So much Lourdes Water this year!! Mostly from up above!!


HCPT Sponsored Walk  I will be doing our Annual walk along the Canal Bank in Barrowford next Sunday afternoon. If you would like to join us please take a Sponsor Form from near to the Posters at the Church Notice boards and be at the Car Park opposite St Peter & St Paul Church at the end of Barrowford  -  if you wish to throw a few bob into the Lourdes Buckets then I will take it with me.thanks



Michael Jones, Director of the Lourdes Pilgrimage, asks that the following text be included in your parish newsletter if that is possible (also included as an attachment to this email message):


Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The 80th annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Brain, will take place between Tuesday 31st July and Monday 6th August 2012 and it is hoped that people from all over the Diocese of Salford will travel with the bishop and priests to Our Lady’s shrine at Lourdes in France.  Travel options include overland and by air, with an additional option for an overnight stop in Calais for those wishing to travel by train.  Prices are available for overland travel from £510.00 (7 nights) and for air travel from £600.00 (6 nights).  


Places for Sick Pilgrims

Places are still available for sick pilgrims who wish to stay in the Accueil Marie St Frai under the care of our Medical and Nursing Team.  If you know of a sick person in your parish who would like to come with us, or you feel would benefit from the experience of going to Lourdes, please mention the pilgrimage to them

and we can supply any further details that you might need.  


For further details about all aspects of the pilgrimage and for booking forms please contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office - Tel: 0161 817 2209 or visit the diocesan website at or

                                                See Poster at Church Notice Board for Holiday


PARISH WEBSITE  New and Updated is on


ORDERS FROM CAMBODIA.    They have arrived   -  and hopefully will be on sale this weekend.


EUCHARISTIC RALLY here at St Alban’s will be on Sunday 10th June at 3pm in the afternoon.

                                             There will be Benediction, prayers and a Procession around the grounds of the Church. This annual event of prayer is run by the Legion of Mary and they have our grateful thanks.


This Sunday after the Confirmation Mass (11.15) Barbara will be selling Begonia Plants at a mere 50p for the Knitting Charity many people in the parish are a part of  -  ‘Mission without Borders’.  The good people knit blankets and other items for children in Eastern Europe where an ever growing poverty is mounting up. More pictures of this to come!!


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


KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:   They are meet here at St Alban’s each Friday evening at 7.30pm in CHURCH:

                                                YOU CAN COME IN THROUGH THE BOTTOM DOOR NEAREST TO THE PRESBYTERY. All are welcome to say the Rosary together and all and anyone can 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.


New Sunday Missals available from the Piety Stall       £12


CAFOD  ---  The Government’s deadline for ‘Doubling your Money’ has arrived and your giving has come to a staggering  £3861…. This will be doubled by the Government  to            £7722    so huge thanks to one and for everyone’s efforts during Lent and Easter.  Thanks to Pat for all the Flowers and floral arrangements that she made and people bought. God bless everyone… as Tiny Time would say !!


CARITAS  //  THE RESCUE SOCIETY AS WAS  JOB VACANCIES:   There are a number of jobs going in the area of Fostering / Schools social Care and Family Social Work. Posters and more information are on the Notice Boards.















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