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THE PARISH OF OUR LADY AND ST. PATRICK’S
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

AUGUST 7TH - 13TH
2022


WEEKLY SERVICES
SUNDAY:

10.00am.  12.30pm (Polish Mass) 6.00pm

MONDAY: 12 noon Mass
TUESDAY: 12 noon Mass
WEDNESDAY: 12 noon Mass
THURSDAY: 12 noon Mass
FRIDAY: 12 noon Mass
SATURDAY 12 noon Mass

LIVESTREAMING THIS WEEK

From now on we will be using Twitter to provide online Masses. Either download the Twitter App and search for @PhilipSumner13 or click the pic below

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Then either just watch from there. You can also click Follow if you have a Twitter account.

Weekday Masses and Saturday's 12 noon Mass will continue to be Livestreamed, as will Sunday's 10.00am Mass

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will normally be open on Mondays to Saturdays for 12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm.

Please check Mass Times above to avoid any disappointments.

Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 

Confessions
There will be Confessions next Saturday
11.00-11.50am

Baptisms & Weddings: by arrangement – no restriction on numbers attending

THE NINETEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
(YEAR C)
WEEK: AUGUST 7TH - 13TH 2022  

Nineteenth week of Ordinary Time (Year C)

“Watch and be on your guard against avarice of any kind.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Vivien Higgins; Margaret Lawless; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Pete McNamara, Angela Marshall, Joseph McConnon, Michael Tootill, Breda Barret, Joan Killeen, Michael Walsh, Jean Bentley, Therese Passenger, Celia Worthington
LATELY DEAD: Lee John Carter, Helen McMahon, Reynaldo Dante Eustaquio
ANNIVERSARIES: Lilian Lees, Trevor Bowden, Eileen McGinn, Noel Lyons

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: £777.93
Standing Order: £744.00 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Comboni Missionary Sisters: £561.30 (I expect this figure to rise further over the next two weeks); Donation £116.26 (remainder of a legacy)
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

07 August 2022 THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET

 

HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY'S MASS

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended until further notice. 

GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERING WITH JUST YOUTH, SALFORD
Are you between 18  to 25 years and wish to support young people in discovering their full potential, developing their talents, and engaging them in their spiritual, moral and holistic growth through school chaplaincy, retreats, community engagements, missions and fun-packed programmes?
Please go to  www.justyouth.co.uk and apply or write to jymcssp2@gmail.com or manager@justyouth.co.uk
Call 07405661120 for more information

THE READINGS THIS SUNDAY
Vigilance: we wait for glory or ruin, salvation or disaster. This is the choice that faces the Christian each and every day, as we wait for the Lord to return, as he promised he would. We often live our lives leaving such things to a distant, shadowy future - like the person who is going to fix that faulty lock or window-frame, but in the end doesn’t get round to it before the burglar comes. The lamps of our lives should be lit and shining, filled to the brim with the oil of prayer and charity, singing the hymns of the fathers as we wait for the Master to return.

DEADLINE APPROACHING TO SIGN UP TO NEW DAY-RETREATS
The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for any of the new day-retreats from the Diocese of Salford Formation Department.
The retreats will be hosted at the new centre at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard Majella, Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, and are set to explore a range of topics, including scripture, prayer, and other religious texts. 
Our first retreat will take place on Saturday 10th September 2022, when attendees will be invited to explore John of the Cross’ remarkable Spiritual Canticle.
If you are interested in attending this or any of our other retreats, please register your interest before Monday 29th August. A minimum of 15 people are required for the retreat to be offered.
Visit https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/retreat-programme-2022-2023/ for more information on upcoming retreats and how to register your interest.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Monday 8th August – St. Dominic. – He was born in 1170 in Spain and became a priest. After strenuous preaching against the Albigensians, he founded the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) to continue his work. He died in 1221.
Tuesday 9th August  – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was born into a Jewish family called Stein in Germany in 1891 and given the name Edith. As a teenager, she became an agnostic. Moved by the tragedies of World War 1, she worked as a nursing assistant in an infectious diseases hospital. She completed her doctoral thesis at Freiburg University in 1916. Then, after reading about the life of St. Teresa of Avila, she became a Catholic. She then became a postulant with the discalced Carmelites and took perpetual vows in April 1938. She was moved by her order to the Netherlands after the even greater rise of Nazism in Germany, but Germany then occupied the Netherlands. She was convinced that she would eventually be arrested, and she began preparing herself for life in a concentration camp by depriving herself of warmth and food. After the Catholic Bishops of the Netherlands condemned the Nazi party in a pastoral letter, Edith and many others were arrested. She and her sister Rosa were taken to Auschwitz where they were killed in the gas chambers in 1942.
Wednesday 10th August. – St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. He was a Deacon in Rome at the time of Pope Sixtus II. He was responsible for the charitable work of the Roman Church. When he was arrested, he was asked for the treasures of the Church. He is said to have pointed to the poor of Rome and claimed that they were the treasure of the Church. Tradition tells us that he was martyred by being roasted on a grid.
Thursday 11th August  – St. Clare. She was born in Assisi in 1193. She was very much influenced by St Francis of Assisi and founded the Order of the Poor Clares. She led a very austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity. She died in 1253

YOUNG PEOPLES WEEK AWAY - BRIEF REPORT
There is now a photographic record of the ‘week away’ on the Parish website. The Our Lady and St. Patrick’s YCW group returned from Wales after having a week together. One young person wrote, “It has been an amazing week filled with laughter and lessons to learn…We learnt how to work together with other cultures and people.” When they returned, they were clearly exhausted but full of gratitude. It was notable, however, how many had lost their voices while away. There were those who were wanting to plan their next excursion. A huge thankyou to Laurina, Fr. John Marsland and the other adults who accompanied the young people.

LIVESTREAMING In trying to solve the problems with the quality of the livestreaming, I have bought a new and more UpToDate phone and I have had the computer Wi-Fi from the Parish Office extended into the sacristy. There may have been a minor improvement but it’s still not what I would like. Sorry!

CAR WASH IN THE PARISH CAR PARK
Our YCW group will be organising a car washing day on the car park at St. Patrick’s on 13th August from 10 am till 1.30pm. Their aim for this event is to make money for the homeless, as part of their Young Christian Workers’ activities.

THE PARISH HALL
I’m afraid that all bookings for the Parish Hall will have to be suspended till further notice. This is for health and safety reasons. The toilet area was flooded a few weeks ago, and the drains could not cope. This will have to be addressed before we can honour any bookings. Sorry! The school has organised for cameras to be sent down the drains to investigate this long-term and serious problem, but, so far, nor solution has been found!

BANK HOLIDAY MASS AT ST MARY'S CEMETERY
The annual bank holiday Mass at St Mary's Cemetery is returning this August for the first time since the pandemic. It will take place at 11am on Monday 29 August. All are welcome to attend.