Newsletter - 22/0/2012


16th Sunday  Year B

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  July 22nd 2012


Saturday Mass

6.30 pm      


Sunday Mass

9.15  &  11.15     

Sunday Mass  10.15 am

PREFACE – Page 43

In new Prayer books

Eucharistic Prayer 3  Acclamation 2





The Lord’s is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.


Alleluia, alleluia The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




9.00  St Bridget






9.00  St James  & Requiem Maria Hrycaj  at 10.30



9.00  Sts Joachim & Anne






12.15  Ashes mass for Ruby Cummings



CONFESSIONS  Saturday 11  -  12


St Alban’s Roman Catholic Primary School  - update.


I am now in a position to let everyone know where we are with our beautiful school and how the future is looking.


Following an independent investigation Annie Owens was reinstated to her post as Head Teacher at St Alban’s RC School.


However with effect from the 31st May 2012 she has decided to move on to pastures new. The Governing Body, Staff, parents and pupils wish Annie well and Annie wishes the school a prosperous future.


For the past 15 months we have been so blessed by the presence of Liz Beaumont, the retired Head from Cedars School, who agreed to act as advisory head teacher until the end of this school year. Liz has been a monumental support to the school helping Diana Boardman who has taken on the role of acting head teacher during this time. Diana has also had the ‘deputy’ role to fill in as well as keeping her eye on the SENCO role which was another hat she wears. Diana has been so professional, strong and brave in this period of time especially through the death of Matthew who also worked here at St  Alban’s.


The school can now set about the task of appointing a head teacher. This process of  advertising, interviewing and appointing a head teacher is also very lengthy. The Governors with the assistance of the Local Authority and the Diocese have been looking for a way that will bring stability to the school during this time.


The hope or ‘dream’ even was to find a retired primary Head teacher who could run the school for a time. Well, God is good, and a Mrs Noreen Collins, is coming. She is retiring from St Columba’s RC School in Bolton this very week and having been told of our need  has willingly agreed to come and help us next term. She has been a very successful and committed catholic head teacher for many years and will be a great blessing for our school.


Diana will be able to resume her duties as deputy head, SENCO etc…and help to get the school ready for the inevitable Ofsted and allow the Governors to concentrate on the appointment process which will begin in earnest in September. Another really positive celebration for the school were the Sats. results of our Year 6 children this term. The children achieved the very best the school have had for many years. So a lot of congratulations go to everyone involved. So, please continue to keep the whole school in your prayers. The future is looking bright now – the sun is beginning to shine in more ways than one!



Anyone who ordered items from Cambodia can collect them from the back of church from today. The parish

and charity website will soon have an online brochure for anyone who wants to order items from us in the

future. The bookshop at Salford Cathedral will also be stocking a selection of our goods. There are some lovely Prayer Cards from Cambodia which give lots of information and available at the back of Church.

To celebrate the Year of Faith which begins in September, the deanery proposes to celebrate the roots of our Faith witnessed by the Lancashire Martyrs. It will focus on our patron St. John Southworth, an icon of whom will be used in major celebrations and will tour all parish churches. There are many other saints and martyrs from our area. We are looking for volunteers to organise this venture and volunteers to research the information.

Wednesday Evening Quiz:  Back in business this Wednesday.


The new board next to the Garden of Remembrance unfortunately hasn’t been completed  by the High School before they broke up. So it will be a while before it appears with all the plaques on it. Sorry.


Our Lady’s Chapel is getting closer to being restored. Any contributions will be gladly accepted!! God bless you all.  The Good Lady has needed attention for some time, but we had to wait for the walls to dry our from the water ingress that had caused all the problems.


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.


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.


The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

 is important and relevant for all. The parish community, in collaboration with the home and school, has a privileged opportunity and responsibility to help all concerned to grow in their faith. This is a lifelong process. To achieve this we need to help those involved with parish catechesis to share this vision and have an adult understanding of their faith.


The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is designed for people who are

engaged in the communication of their Catholic Faith, whether directly or indirectly. It is

open to catechists, people involved in liturgical work and other interested adults.

The CCRS can provide general theological knowledge and offer a better understanding of the Catholic faith. It will help participants to increase their practical application of the faith in their ministry in the Church. It provides the means to accurately and effectively communicate the principles of Catholic teaching.


The Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies

Make yourself indispensable with CCRS...

Board of Religious Studies

More details about start dates, fees and your nearest centre

please visit the CCRS Website  or call us 0207 901 1900




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