2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JANUARY 15TH - JANUARY 21ST 2017
John said: “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me.”
YOUR CHARITABLE PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK or HOUSEBOUND: Joanna; Shirley; Cecilia; Jude Michael Harrison; Sheila McNicholas; Orrell Plummer; Dominic Boardman; Alice Abraham; Michael Francis Douglas; John Ownsworth; Gina Templo; John Walker; John & Dorothy Fogg; Samantha Deakin; Michael O’Rourke; Barbara Booth; Gillian Rubio; John Campbell; Angela & Ged Green; Eileen Harris; Arthur Nuttall; Shazmina Nawaz; Helen Lally; Rev. Kevin O’Connor; Yoshiko Hayashida Jimmy Shaugnessey; Doreen Lesyk.
LATELY DEAD: Ronnie Cartwright; Joanna Falismina Dos Santos.
ANNIVERSARIES: Johnny Fleming; Paddy Canny; John & Clara Dwyer; Olga Tyl; Bessie, Peter & Marie Dunachie. May they rest in peace.
SUNDAY COLLECTION Envelopes: £643.55; Loose: £405.90; Total: £1,049.45.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £46.66 and £17.10.
Also: £36.77; £20.00; £18.40 for CAFOD; £50.00 for Missio.
- The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673.
- All 2017 Church Calendars are now on sale at 50p, less than half price.
- Will all St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers pleas collect a copy of the new rota for February, March and April from the sacristy after Mass today.
- Lenten Station Masses 2017: all are on Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm, but there has been a slight alteration:
7th March: St. Patrick’s – preacher Fr. Michael Kujacz
14th March: St Herbert's, Chadderton
21st March: St Edward's Lees
28th March: Corpus Christi – speaker Sr. Rita Lee (Attila the Nun – as seen on TV)
4th April: St. Mary of the Angels (formally St. Ann's), Ashton
- The Redecoration Fund now stands at a very commendable total of £46,232.50. Many thanks also to so many generous people including those who regularly hand in their little white boxes.
- Copies of Bishop John’s latest booklet on the re-structuring of parishes in the Deanery are available at the back of church – please take one.
TWEETS” FROM POPE FRANCIS
“Children forced to flee conflicts are the most defenceless, especially if they are alone. We pray for them and help them”.
“Young migrants, especially when unaccompanied, are especially defenceless. Let everyone offer them a helping hand”.
“There can be no true peace if everyone claims always and exclusively his or her own rights, without caring for the good of others”.
“My hope is that our countries and their peoples may find increased opportunities to work together in building true peace”.
|Today||10.00am||P. Bagapuro & T. Nufable|
|Next Sunday||10.00am||M. Fernandez & D. Daka|
CHURCH CLEANING ROTA
This week: Week 3 - Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)
Next week: Week 4 - Team 4
“WHAT’S ON” THIS WEEK
TODAY, the Sacramental Programme continues with the theme of “We are People Who Celebrate God’s Word” during the 10.00am Mass. We welcome the children and their parents.
ALSO, it is Peace Sunday, a day of special prayer for peace on earth – it is inspired by Pax Christi, the work of which is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith. The vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, it works with all who share their values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice. If you wish to make a donation, there are special Pax Christi envelopes at the back of church.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
A Catholic Traveller’s Day of Renewal will take place on Saturday 28th January at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Raby St., Moss Side, Manchester M16 7JQ for a day of prayer, reflection and discussion. This is an opportunity to come together as a community to listen to explanations about the Mass, join in Bible study, talk about issues that are relevant to the community and for all to come together All are welcome. Starting from 10.00 – 10.30am with activities for adults and children. £10 per adult attending (children under 14 free of charge) which will include a buffet lunch. Limited places available – to book your place please text 07443905487.
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
- 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 5th February.
- Lenten Station Mass in St. Patrick’s church at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th March.
- Sacramental Programme: parents’ meeting & children’s lesson in the Parish House at 10.00am on Saturday 11th March.
- Sacramental Programme: “We Celebrate God’s Gifts” at the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 12th March.
THIS WEEK’S FEASTS
St. Anthony: inspired by the words of the Lord “Sell everything you own and give it to the poor” Anthony retired to the Egyptian desert at the age of 20. He attracted many followers, who shared his ascetic life, and bequeathed to the Church an example of life spent in solitude and total devotion to prayer. He died in the year 356, aged about 105.
St. Wulstan was born in Warwickshire about 1008 and died in 1095. He became a Benedictine monk of the cathedral priory of Worcester, but in 1062 was appointed bishop, and was one of the few Anglo-Saxons in high office to survive the Norman Conquest. He was renowned as a confessor and his care for the poor and sick and for the high standards he demanded of his clergy.
St. Fabian was chosen as Pope in 236. He gave a great example of steadfastness in face of the persecution of the Church begun when the Emperor Decius decided to restore pagan worship in 250, even though this meant Fabian died a martyr’s death. He was buried in the catacombs of St. Callistus on the Via Appia.
St. Sebastian: the last great persecution of the Christians in Rome was under the Emperor Diocletian between 303 and 305. It was at this time that Sebastian, a native of Milan, was martyred in Rome. He was buried on the Via Appia and his tomb subsequently attracted great devotion, being the only one of the ancient catacombs known and visited throughout all subsequent centuries.
St. Agnes: martyred at the age of 12 or 13, according to St. Ambrose, around the year 300.
“SMILE - A - WHILE”
- A door to door salesman from a publishing house asked a lady if she owned a copy of the bible. "I certainly do” she replied with some pride. To his next question, did she read it regularly, she answered "Oh yes, of course I do" and sent her little daughter to fetch the bible from the table drawer. As she showed it to the man, her spectacles fell from between the pages. Without thinking she exclaimed, "There are my glasses! I've been looking for them for the last three years!"
- Due to the current economic crisis, Greece is cancelling the production of all Humus and Taramasalata. It's a double dip recession.
- Jamie Oliver has been accused of shoplifting a kitchen utensil from Tesco.
Oliver says it was a whisk he was prepared to take.
- Since the snow came, all the wife has done is look through the window. If it gets any worse, I'll have to let her in.
- A boy asks his granny, 'Have you seen my pills, they were labelled LSD?'
Granny replies, “Never mind the pills, have you seen the dragons in the kitchen?”
- A mummy covered in chocolate and nuts has been discovered in Egypt.
Archaeologists believe it may be Pharaoh Rocher.......