EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR A)
WEEK: APRIL 20TH - APRIL 26TH 2014
YOUR CHARITABLE PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below:
SICK or HOUSEBOUND: Joanna; Shirley; Joan Casey; Cecilia; Jude Michael Harrison; Regina Wisniewski; Seamus Whelan; Catherine McCarthy; Terry Hulley; Luke McSherry; Sheila McNicholas; Pauline Harrison; Mary Egan; Michael McGinn; Robert Tait; Veronica Appleton; Orrell Plummer; Robert Williams; Roy Wolstenholme; Phil Tomkins; Margaret Williams; Sheila Brierly; Gerard Buckley; Lucy Thornhall; Irene Quirk; baby Thomas Michael Guilfoyle; Marie
Brennan; Helen Toner.
LATELY DEAD: Clementine Ndikumana; Aisling Poole; Jessie Hulstone; Bernard Wylengowski; Lenice Osbaldiston;
ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Sumner; William Bergin; Tony Martin; Christopher Frankland; Dawn Francene Cookson – Martinez & baby Robbie; Thomas Luka. May they rest in peace.
AN EASTER REMEMBRANCE: Masses will be said for Arthur Haines; Jacqueline Dolan; William Winrow; Madeline Winrow; James Brooks; Joyce Hardman; the special intention of a family in Australia.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: Envelopes: £527.61; Loose: £255.62; Total: £783.23
Thank you all for your continued generosity.
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration/Restoration Fund: Loose: £17.49; £11.86; £1.00.
Gift Aided: £50.00; £22.60.
Also, £27.63 for CAFOD; £20.00 for Easter altar flowers.
“BITS and PIECES”
- If you are a Catholic aged between 16 and 24 you may be eligible for a grant from the Catenian Association’s Bursary Fund to help with your expenses. Your project must have a clear benefit for others as well as widening your life experience. For full details, eligibility criteria and application form visit www.thecatenians.com and click on Bursary.
- Great Manchester and Pennine Lancashire 10k Runs: CAFOD Salford are looking for runners for a 10k on Sunday 18th May (in Manchester city centre) or Sunday 22nd June (in Burnley). Shorter events for younger children and walks are available too. Please see greatrun.org or runforall.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0161 705 0605 once you have your place or for further details.
“SMILE – A - WHILE” (what some mothers said)
COLUMBUS'S MOTHER: I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You could have written.
MICHELANGELO'S MOTHER: Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?
HUMPTY DUMPTY'S MOTHER: Humpty, if I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? No!
GOLDILOCKS'S MOTHER: I've got a bill here for a broken chair from the Bear family. Do you know anything about this Goldie?
THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER: Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed.
NAPOLEON'S MOTHER: All right, Napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it.
P. Hilton & C. Riley
J. Williams & M. Chiappi
CHURCH CLEANING ROTA
This week: Week 4 - Team 4
Next week: Week 1 - Hilary & Ruth Hockenhull
“WHAT’S ON” THIS WEEK
TODAY is Easter Sunday. Mass at St. Mary’s will be at 11.45am.
SATURDAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30 – 11.45am.
NEXT SUNDAY enjoy a variety of Philippine delicacy at a Post-Easter Lunch and an afternoon of karaoke, ballroom and line dancing in the Parish Centre from 1.00 – 4.30pm. Tickets £5 (children 8 – 11 £2.50). Proceeds for a new stained glass window.
ALSO, it is Divine Mercy Sunday and Pope Francis will canonise Popes Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II.
AN EASTER PRAYER
Like Mary in tears at the empty tomb with the stone rolled back, wondering where you were, so in life we can be downhearted, even desperate for your help, your presence, your grace in our lives, not knowing how to find you. And there you were, Lord, nearby, and when Mary recognised you her tears turned to joy. Lord, help us to recognise you, to see your presence in our lives, and not to be despondent. Help us to find you when we seek you, so that the sorrows of life will turn to joy, the joy of knowing that you are alive and with us always. “Alleluia! The peace and joy of the risen Lord be yours this Eastertide.”
Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota for May, June and July from the sacristy after Mass today.
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
- Sacramental Programme: parents’ meeting & children’s lesson in St. Patrick’s church at 3.30pm on Thursday 1st May.
- 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass on May 4th.
- Sacramental Programme: Confirmation in St. Patrick’s church at 7.00pm on Thursday 8th May.
- Sacramental Programme; parents’ meeting and children’s lesson at 3.30pm in St. Patrick’s church on Thursday 15th May.
- St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 15th May at 7.30pm.
- Sacramental Programme: First Holy Communion : Mass in St. Patrick’s church at 2.30pm on Sunday 18th May.
- 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass on June 1st.
FINAL ITEMS FROM ST. PATRICK’S PARISH TEAM MEETING IN APRIL
- It was agreed to hold the Mass for the Sick and Housebound on June 19th.
- We, along with others in the area, have been approached by British Gas with the offer of free loft insulation. We are to check our eligibility.
- We are to check whether the church is suitable for the installation of solar slates (this is not the same thing as the photovoltaic cells we have previously enquired about) and to obtain the opinion of the Historic Churches Committee regarding their acceptability.
- English Heritage: the work on the window surrounds, stained glass windows and the link bridge is due to commence at the beginning of June. The two contracts should have been signed in April but due to illness cannot now be signed for another week or two. This is a formality as the contracts have already been awarded. The projected cost of the work is summarised below:
|Masonry works including the link bridge||
|Stained glass windows and guards||
|Architect’s fee (10%)||
|The income to date is:||English Heritage||
|All Churches Trust||
|National Churches Trust||
|Garfield Weston Foundation||
Note that the church does not pay VAT for major works. The Team expressed its thanks to John Green for the effort that he has put into the project. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of those who have contributed to the work but we have still got a lot of work to undertake. The next priority is the decorating of the church with a budget cost of £30,000.