Newsletter - 23/09/2012


25th Sunday  Year B

ST ALBAN’S  Tel: 59331  23rd September 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 2  Acclamation 2





I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.


Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord, no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia!


ST ALBAN’S      




9.00  Our Lady of Walsingham






9.00  Sts. Cosmas & Damian



9.00  St Vincent de Paul



12.15  St Wenceslaus



12.15   Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael



CONFESSIONS  Saturday 11  -  12


Callum Brown,   Thanks for your kindness for our Student for the Priesthood, Callum, last week in the retiring collection. It has totted up to over £600. I will spin it out so that it will last a reasonable length of time! So, once again, many thanks for your kindness to our Seminarian.


St Alban’s RC Primary School has advertised for a Head Teacher. The advert will appear in al the usual outlets and I wanted to let everyone know that the position was available. Please spread this information and add your prayers to all concerned in the appointment process.


MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS  :  our knitting charity keep many people in the parish busy with their needles! Today, at Sunday Mass, the founder, Mrs Anne Montefiore, has come from London to say ‘thank-you’ for all the knitting work that friends here in St Alban’s have been doing. It will be lovely to hear about how it all cam about, especially from the lady who began it. Anne will be able tell us all a little bit more about the ‘blankets & toys & Scarves’ that are made and where the go to help the poor & cold.


WASTE PAPER  Many thanks to all who bring in Waste Paper :  You can bring it in Carrier bags / melon type boxes / strong cardboard boxes  etc….   The Church is usually open from around 8 am to 5 pm in the evening  (Side Door  - i.e. the bottom one near the presbytery)


To celebrate the Year of Faith, we will be providing parishioners with a ‘Catechism’ called “YOUCAT”.  This isn’t an old ‘penny catechism’ !!  but a modern day one which has proved ever so helpful to people who have seen and looked through it. They are on order – they will be purchased by parishes throughout the Deanery. And, they will be at no cost to you. We will strive to hold monthly meetings to chat and discover more about out faith in – ‘The coming YEAR of FAITH’.The Faith witnessed by the Lancashire Martyrs will be a part of our local heritage. We 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.


ST.VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY:  Sunday 30th September from 2pm to 4pm are having a Festival at St Joseph’s Church Bolton Rd. in Darwen. There will Benediction, a short talk & refreshments. The theme is the ‘Spiritual Life of the St Vincent de Paul Society.


KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:  Rosary Crusade for Peace. During the month of October (Month of the Rosary) the Rosary will be said here at St Alban’s on Wed. 3rd at 6.30pm / Thurs. 4th 6.30pm / Friday 5th at 7pm. for ‘Peace in our Homes / Peace in our Hearts / Peace in our World. Please pop these dates in your diaries as these times for prayer & reflection are for everyone.






RED MISSION BOXES; amazing how fast the months fly by_  it is that time again for those who have one of the ‘red Mill Hill Mission Boxes’ at home to bring them in and replace with an empty one. They can be dropped off in the Sacristy which is where we keep the ‘empty ones’. Many thanks once again.


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.



MONDAY:      10.30  -  11.30  Exercise  (Free with a Beez Card)

TUESDAY:     1.30  -  4.30  Over 50’s Bowling  £2.00:   7.30  -  9.30  Line Dancing also £2

THURSDAY:   10.15  -  11.30  Over 60’s Line Dancing £1:  1.30  -  4.30  Over 60’s Bowling £2

FRIDAY:            7.00pm  -  9.00  Line Dancing  £2  Everyone welcome to any or all – bring a pal !!


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.



Further to the notices which appeared over the last two weeks we are now in a position to let you know of more specific items which we require for the shop. We thought that we would make it more interesting by having  “themed” window displays. We require good craft items, cross stitch, knitting wools, card making kits, painting by numbers etc for a craft window and ceramic plant pots, seeds, small garden tools, ordinary plant pots, gardening gloves etc for a garden window. Another theme might be duvet sets, towels, pillow cases, sheets, kitchen linen etc. or toys, games, jigsaws etc. for a children’s window. Of course we want all the items we have already requested but we thought it might attract people if the windows were themed differently throughout the week. ON THE SAME SUBJECT THERE IS NOW A ROTA LIST AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. IF YOU CAN SPARE A MORNING OR AN AFTERNOON, OR MAYBE EVEN A DAY, PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER DOWN. WE SHALL BE GLAD OF YOUR HELP.


You Are Very Special


In all the world there is nobody like you. Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like you. Nobody has your smile, your eyes, your hand, your hair. No one owns your voice, your handwriting, your unique way of communicating with others.

You’re Special.


Nobody can paint like you. Nobody has your taste for food, music, dance or art. Nobody in the world sees things as you do. In all time, there has never been anyone who laughs in exactly your way, and what makes you laugh or cry or think may have a totally different response in another.

So  -  You are Special.


You’re different from any other person who has ever lived in the history of the world. You are the only one in the whole world who has your particular set of abilities. There is always someone who is better at one thing or another. Every person is your superior in at least one way. But nobody in this world can reach the quality of the combination of your talents, your feelings. Though all eternity, no one will ever love, walk, talk or think exactly like you.

Remember  -  Your Special


You are rare, and in all rarity there is huge value. You’re special, and it is no accident you are. Please realise the God of heaven and earth made you for a special purpose. The God of light and love has a job for you to do that nobody else can as well as you can. Out of billions of applicants, only one is qualified. Only one has the unique and rich combination of what it takes  -  and that one is  you.

You Are Very Special

Our children will light a candle and pray for your

intentions at the Blessed Grotto.   

   HCPT Group 72



































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