WEEK:  MAY 19TH  -  MAY 25TH  2019


“I  shall  not  be  with  you  much  longer,  I  give  you  a  new  commandment:  love  one  another,  just  as  I  have  loved  you,  you  must  also  love  one  another.  By  this love you  have  for  one  another,  everyone  will  know  that  you  are  my  disciples.”


YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK:  Sr. Catherine;  Allison  Wild;  Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Michelle  Hanson;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;     Cecile  Kouaye;   Helen  Roy;   Kathy  Brock.   Vanessa.       
LATELY  DEAD:     Michael  O’Donnell;    Edobor  Morgan  Otoghile.
ANNIVERSARIES:   Mark  Tesz;   James  Fogg;   Alfred  N’Gouary.   
May  they  Rest  in  Peace

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  the birthday of Ivan Lokadi.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £566.81;    Loose:  £351.86;    Total:  £918.67.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund: £9.11  and £5.44. Gift Aided:  £0.00.                       
CAFOD:  £40.00 and  £15.19;  Oldham Food Bank £10.00;  altar flowers £5.00.


“God proposes Himself, He never imposes Himself; He enlightens us, but never blinds us.”
“God has placed this plan in our hearts and in all creation: to love Him, our brothers and sisters, and the whole world, and to find true happiness in this love.”
“Let yourself be transformed and renewed by the Holy Spirit, in order to bring Christ into every environment and to give witness to the joy and youthfulness of the Gospel!”

TODAY: the children on the Sacramental Programme will make their First Holy Communion at 2.30pm.
THURSDAY: Parish Team Meeting in the Parish House at 7.30pm.
SATURDAY:  after the 12 noon Mass, there will be the public praying of the Holy Rosary.

Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:

St. Bernardine of Siena: born in Italy in 1380, he became a Franciscan and was ordained priest in 1404. He gained a reputation as a great preacher, and propagated devotion to the holy name of Jesus. He died in 1444.
St. Christopher Magallanes: born to a Mexican farming family, he worked as a shepherd in his youth. He was ordained priest, and helped to found schools, a newspaper, catechism centres for children and adults, carpentry shops and an electric plant. He was arrested and shot without trial on his way to celebrate Mass in 1927.
St. Rita of Cascia: despite an early desire to enter religious life, she was married at the age of 18. After the violent death of her abusive husband, and the death of her children, she joined the Augustinian monastery of Cascia, Italy, at the age of 36. She lived as a wife, mother, widow, and nun, buried her family and helped bring peace to her city.
St. Bede the Venerable was born in north-east England in 673, and was educated by the Benedictines. He joined the monastery and began a life of great erudition, producing many writings. He particularly worked on the interpretation of the Scriptures and the history of the Church in Britain. He died in 735.

An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears. The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: "Airbus flight, boring flight isn’t it? Take care and have a look here!” He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, "Well, how was that?"The Airbus pilot answers: "Very impressive, but now have a look here!" The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After five minutes, the Airbus pilot radioed, "Well, what are you saying now?" The jet pilot asks confused: "What did you do?" The other laughs and says, "I got up, stretched my legs, went to the back of the plane to the bathroom, got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon cake and made an appointment for the next three nights - in a 5 Star  hotel, paid for by my employer. " The moral of the story is: When you are young, speed and adrenaline seem to be great. But as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either. This is called S.O.S.:
Slower, Older, Smarter.

How long did Cain hate his brother?   As long as he was Abel.

Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World? 
Contestant: I don't know. 
White: I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow? 
Contestant: Arm. 
White: Correct. And if you're not weak, you're...? 
Contestant: Strong. 
White: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name? 
Contestant: Louis. 
White: Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World? 
Contestant: Frank Sinatra?

“Stay  With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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