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Ss Alban and Stephen Parish Mission 2015


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Beaconsfield Road,
St Albans, Herts, AL1 3RB

Phone: 01727 853585

Parish Priest Fr TJ (Tom) Plower
Secretary  Ivana Mearns


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  6.00 pm

Saturday Evening

  8.00 am
Quiet Mass
  9.00 am
at Marshalswick Mass Centre (2 miles away)
  9.30 am
Family Mass
11.30 am A more "high" Mass
  4.00 pm Polish Mass (not every Sunday - refer to bulletin)
  7.00 pm
Folk Mass

10.00 am
Every day
12 noon
at St Albans Abbey (Fridays only)
  7.00 pm
Every day
Italian & Polish Masses

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Masses not in the church

Every Sunday, there is Mass at 9.00am at Marshalswick Mass Centre (at St John Fisher School)

On Fridays at 12 noon, there is Catholic Mass at St Albans Cathedral

Christmas, Easter, etc.

At times such as Advent, Christmas, Easter, Lent etc., times of Masses will vary click for more
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Ss Alban and Stephen Advent 2016
Advent 2016

Advent is a time of preparation

How we prepare is important. We are waiting, and yes, waiting can be frustrating. But waiting can also be a time of growth, of inspiration, of dreaming big dreams and imagining the endless possibilities that might come. We should try not to let go of that hope and inspiration.

In John's Gospel on the Second Sunday of Advent, he appeals to the community who have gathered to open their eyes, to take the opportunity that is at hand and deal with the spiritual crisis which surrounds them. John is calling for a radical change of heart. The decisive moment is coming where people must take a new path. What can we do to help build communities where leaders produce good fruit? What can we do to respectfully challenge those who do not?

This Advent, we pray that God’s spirit enlivens our heart, our work and our world
Christmas 2016

Click here for the times of Masses and other services in our Church over the Christmas Season this year

Advent Programme 2016
O come, O come Emmanuel

Brian Purfield leads this series of spiritual reflections on the famous ‘O antiphons’ which are proclaimed on the last seven days of Advent and on the Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ birth.

Tuesday evenings in the Parish Hall, 7.30pm-9pm on the following: 6th December & 13th December.

Tea and coffee from 7.30pm before each talk

Carols by Candlelight

Friday, 23rd December, 7.30pm, in the Church.

Practice Dates:

  Saturday, 10th December for singers,
  2pm-5pm in the Church.

  Saturday, 17th December for
  singers & musicians, 2pm-5pm in the Parish Hall.

  Tuesday, 20th December for musicians,
  7.30pm in the Parish Hall.

  Wednesday, 21st December for singers
  & musicians, 7.30pm in Church.

Please text Jacquie (07840367555) if you’d like to join in.

Carol Services at Care Homes:

Bring some festive cheer to people in care homes. Singers and readers are needed for the following 15-20 minute services

  Wednesday, 7th December,
  2.30pm at Oaktree Manor, off
  Waverley Road.

  Monday, 12th December, 2.30pm
  at Strathmore House, Hall
  Place Gardens.

  Thursday, 15th December, 3pm
  at  Clare Lodge, 8 Battlefield Road.

Please phone or text (07821726357) to confirm your availability.

Parish Market Stall

Volunteers needed for the market stall next Saturday, 10th December, to hand out the Parish Christmas card.

If you can spare some time (half-hour slots) please call Eric Harber (838598).

Christmas Day Lunch

We are delighted once again to host Christmas lunch in the Parish Hall after 11.30am Mass on Christmas Day. If you would like to attend, or know of anyone who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, please contact Helen Bassill (07860830340), If you would like to help welcome, serve or provide food or transport, contact Sara Nash (764601), e-mail:

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