THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 25TH - 
OCTOBER 1ST 2016

ST.  PATRICK’S SERVICES

gemThis “gem church” will be open each day for private prayer and meditation from 9.30am. until 3.30pm.

SUNDAY:     
10.00am;  12.30pm (Polish  Mass) and  6.00pm.

MONDAY:      
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

TUESDAY: 
12 noon Funeral Mass for Dimitry Deley RIP
(St. Vincent de Paul, priest)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12 noon Mass
(Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels)

FRIDAY:
12 noon Mass
(St Jerome, priest)

SATURDAY:
12 noon Mass
(St. Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin)  

CONFESSION: 
Saturday:  11.00  -  11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm 

BAPTISM:           
By  appointment

MARRIAGE:       
6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)

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ST.  MARY’S SERVICES
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SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass
(Ss. Cosmas & Damian, martyrs)

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass
(St. Wenceslaus & St. Lawrence Ruiz)

CONFESSIONS:   
First Saturday of the month:  10.00 – 10.30am.

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

26TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  C)
WEEK:   SEPTEMBER  25TH - OCTOBER  1ST 2016

26TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

It  is  the  Lord who  gives  sight  to  the  blind,  who  raises  up  those  who  are  bowed  down.  It  is  the  Lord  who  loves  the  just,  the  Lord  who  protects  the  stranger.

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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;   Sheila Brierly;   Dominic Boardman;  Alice Abraham;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    John  Walker;   John & Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;     Roz  Charach;   Izabella  Urszan;   John  Campbell;   Sister  Catherine;   Fr.  Hugh;   Michael  O’Rourke;   Winifred  Cunningham;   Erica  Kerr;   Bernadette  Moffat. 
LATELY  DEAD:    Dimitry Deley;   Maria  Ptashviak;    Tony  Quinlivan; Rory;    Pauline  Thomas;   Samantha  Jane  Gittins  Conway; 
ANNIVERSARIES:    Stephen  McEntee;    May  Boyle;   Veronica  Guilfoyle;   Rebecca  Enderez  Ronda. May They Rest in Peace.  

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £557.08;    Loose:  £316.34;    Total:  £873.42
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:    £6.96;  £3.89;   £1.19.    
Gift-Aided:  £0.00
Also: £50.00;  £26.64;  £10.00;  for CAFOD;   £100.00  and  £20.00 for Oldham Food Bank;  £15.66  for  Missio.

PARISH  NEWS

  •  The first meeting of the sacramental programme for this year will be on Saturday 15th October at 10am at the St. Patrick’s presbytery. Those who wish to enrol on the programme should be at least seven years old before 21st May 2017 and be considered, by their parents, to be ready to receive the Eucharist. Every child should be accompanied, throughout the programme, by an adult family member. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Phil.
  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00PM to 9.00pm. Everybody is most welcome. Contact: 07970188673.
  • Foster Carers Needed:  There continues to be a desperate need for more foster carers, especially for teenagers, sibling groups and parent & child placements.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in providing a young person (who is unable to live within their own birth family) with a home, please call Caritas Fostering on 0161 817 2250.  
  • The McMillan Coffee  Morning held last Sunday after the 10.00am Mass raised the magnificent sum of £235.00! Many congratulations and well done to Tina and her band of volunteers plus to those who made the delicious sandwiches, cakes, pies, etc.
  • Blessed John Henry Newman RC College is holding an Open Evening from 4.30 – 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th September. The Headteacher’s address is at 5.00pm and again at 6.30pm.
  • Details of the Pilgrimage to Wardley Hall on Saturday 29th October. Meet at 9.00am in St. Patrick’s church car park bringing a packed lunch to share. After arrival at Wardley Hall you will go through the Holy Door of Mercy before Mass at 12 noon, followed by the veneration of the relic of St. Ambrose Barlow and a packed lunch. After a tour of the Hall (the bishop’s residence), there will be closing prayers returning at approx. 3.30pm. The cost is £5.00 per head but there is a limit of 25 pilgrims. Please sign form at the back of church if you are interested.
READERS:    
Today 10.00am T. Nufable & M. Fernandez
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
Next Sunday 10.00am R. Henri & M. Capili
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm P. Haines

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
This week:  Week   4  -   Team  4
Next week:  Week   1  -   Mary  &  Francis

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK
NEXT SUNDAY:  a baptism and christening take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church.
WEDNESDAY: Open Evening at Newman RC College – see details opposite.

NEXT  SUNDAY:  IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at St. Mary's church, next Sunday, 2nd October, at 2pm. The bishop’s proposals for the reorganisation of the parishes in the diocese will be on the agenda, together with our annual Financial Report, any business raised from the floor and other matters.  

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
Dear God,  Thank you for the baby brother but what I really wanted was a puppy.       Dear God,  How come you didn't invent any new animals lately?  Just all the old ones.  
Dear God,  It rained for our whole holiday and is my father mad!  He said some things that people are not supposed to say, but I hope you will not hurt him anyway.     
Your friend (but I am not going to tell you who I am)
Dear  God,    Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter.  There is nothing good in there now.

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

  • First meeting of the children on the Sacramental Programme on Saturday 15th October at 10.00am in the Parish House.
  • Sacramental Programme:  Mass of Presentation during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday16th October.
  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 20th October at 7.30pm.
  • World Mission Sunday on 23rd October.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Ss. Cosmas & Damian according to tradition, both were doctors martyred in Syria about 300. Their tomb was possibly at Cyrrhus where a basilica was built in their honour.
St. Vincent de Paul: born in France in 1581, he became a parish priest in Paris where he founded the Vincentians for the formation of the clergy and the relief of the poor. He died in 1660, but his work inspired the foundation, in 1833, of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
St. Wenceslaus: born in Bohemia in 907, he was a Christian in a pagan land. He became king and began to encourage the Faith, reinstating priests, building churches and practising a life of charity and care for the poor. His jealous brother had him killed in 935.
St. Lawrence Ruiz & Companions: born in Manila in the Philippines in 1600, he became a Dominican and travelled to Japan. He was arrested, taken to Nagasaki and executed in 1637 – the first Filipino martyr.
St. Jerome: born in Dalmatia in 340, he studied in Rome and became secretary to the pope. He translated the Bible into Latin and moved to Bethlehem, dying there aged 80.
St. Therese of the Child Jesus: (aka Teresa of Lisieux and “Little Flower”), she joined the local Carmelite convent at the age of 15 and after enduring pain for many years she died in 1897 at the age of 25.

ITEMS  FROM  ST.  PATRICK’S  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING IN SEPTEMBER

  • Fr. Phil indicated that the state of the Parish Finances was such that the ‘gold tap’ version of the plan for the church redecoration would not be possible.  It was decided that for the time being the installation of a new lighting system in church would be shelved until a later date.  It was also agreed that the possible installation of a hanging crucifix above the sanctuary should not be pursued and the architect, who is preparing a drawing of the proposed crucifix told to cancel the work for the foreseeable future.  It is hoped that the planned timetable for the decoration, starting after Christmas should go ahead as planned but this has to be approved by the diocesan trustees who are worried that we may not have sufficient funds for our needs following the work. Also, the quinquennial inspection of the fabric of both churches has been carried out, but the report has not been received yet.  This is required before any further work can be carried out on either church. 
  • A pilgrimage to Wardley Hall (the Bishop’s Residence) where the relic of St. Ambrose Barlow (his skull) is kept has been arranged for Saturday 29th October.  The event will include arrival – passing through the Holy Door of Mercy, Holy Mass followed by a packed lunch (bring your own to share), a tour of Wardley Hall and a closing prayer.  Departure from Wardley Hall 3pm. The cost will be £5 per person; the parish will subsidize the rest.  Unfortunately the number of pilgrims is limited to 25, therefore a list will be put at the back of the church.  Only the first 25 names will be able to go. (See details inside this newsletter under Parish News).

Stay  with  us  Lord  on  our  Journey.

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