JUNE 26TH - JULY 2ND 2016


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

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

12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans)
(St. Irenaeus, bishop & martyr)

Masses at 12 noon and 6.00pm (Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul)

12 noon Mass
(The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church)

12 noon Mass
(St. Oliver Plunkett, bishop & martyr)

12 noon Mass

Saturday:  11.00  -  11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm 

By  appointment

6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)



11.30am Mass 

10.00am Mass
(St. Cyril & St. John Southworth)

12 noon Mass
(Ss. Peter and Paul)

First Saturday of the month:  10.00 – 10.30am.

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

WEEK:   JUNE  26TH  -  JULY  2ND    2016


Speak,  Lord,  your  servant  is  listening  you  have  the  message  of  eternal  life.


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;   Mick McGinn;   Orrell Plummer;   Sheila Brierly;  Clifford Wray;  Dominic Boardman;  Alice Abraham;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    Lucy  Thornhill;    John  Walker;     John & Dorothy  Fogg;   Alan  Hough;   Tom  Mullany;    Samantha  Deakin;    John  Campbell;   Rhian  Yeo;   baby  Millie;   Tony  Lomas;   Mary  Egan;   Patrick  Keating;   Izabella  Urszan;   Roz  Carahc.                        
LATELY  DEAD:   William  Redmond;   Pa  Ben  Amuam.            
ANNIVERSARIES:   Kathleen  Street;   Mary  McDermott;   Joe  Glenfield;   Mary  &  Michael  Duggan;   Robert  &  Mary  McFall.  May  They  Rest  in  Peace.

MASS  IN  THANKSGIVING  for the 90th birthday of Izabella  Slupek.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £496.70;    Loose:  £320.51;    Total:  £817.21
Retiring collection for Day For Life:  £37.98
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                                   

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £140.00;  £100.00;  13.66;  £13.01;   £8.70.        
Gift-Aided:  £0.00.
Also: £27.72,  £20.00  and  £12.10 for CAFOD;  £140.00 for Fr. Phil’s Jubilee.


  • Locker Keys: Only one key remains in the stack of lockers in the passage adjacent to the sacristy.  This means that only one locker is available to use. It is intended that the keys should be left in the locker when the contents have been removed so that it can be used again.  If anyone has inadvertently walked off with the key to a locker please return it.
  • There will be no 3s-11s Childrens liturgy group meetings until Sunday 4th September.
  • Another £140.00 has been added to Fr. Phil’s Jubilee Fund which takes the total to £3,055.44 which he has kindly donated to the Redecoration Fund. The Redecoration Fund now stands at a very healthy £36,316.37. 

If you have not already done so, please collect a bag today and we once again ask for your generosity in filling them with donations of good quality items (no clothes or jumble). We urgently require gifts for sale on the gift and “white elephant” stall, and particularly bottles for the bottle stall, currently in very short supply. If you are able to help, please bring your donations to St. Patrick’s church anytime during the week.The bar will be open for soft drink sales but no alcohol, so it will be a matter
of “bring your own”. Admission 50p per person; £1.00 per family.

Tombola & Stalls;   Raffles  &  Prizes;  assorted culinary delights;   face painting; cakes & Gaelic coffee;  live music & karaoke;   barbecue;   dancing & musicals;   “St. Pat’s Got Talent” contest.  

Help is wanted also to set up the hall and stalls ready for the event. The hall will be open for volunteers from 10.00am on Saturday 2nd July.

Today 10.00am J. Finch & D. Daka
  11.30am D. Hilton
  6.00pm R. McGlade
Next Sunday 10.00am A. Tee & Maria
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm C. Dodd

This week:  Week    3  -  Joyce  &  David  Daka  and  friends  (African)
Next week:  Week    4  -  Team  4

TODAY: First Holy Communion of Destiny Brianna Rickaysha Foster during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church.
ALSO, CAFOD’s the Big Mile walk  at 1pm – ‘a walk for the ages, for all ages’. All proceeds go to Caritas Salford and the SVP to support Northwest Befriending Services. Register at or contact for more information.
WEDNESDAY: the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, a Holy Day of Obligation. Please see above for times of Masses.
THURSDAY: St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
FRIDAY: Parishioners are invited to share the celebrations for the Parish Centenary of St. Herbert’s church, Chadderton, on Friday 1st July to commemorate the first Mass in the parish. There will be a Concelebrated Mass with Bishop John Arnold at 7.00pm followed by a buffet in the Parish Centre.
NEXT SUNDAY: there will be no 3s - 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meeting in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass.
ALSO, the parish Summer Fun Day takes place in the Parish Hall (Lee St.).

Stay  with  us  Lord  on  our  Journey.

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

  • Mass for Sick and Housebound in St. Patrick’s on Saturday 16th July at 12 noon.
  • Parish Annual General meeting on Sunday 2nd October at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s.
  • World Mission Sunday on 18th October.

St. Cyril of Alexandria was born in Alexandria in 370 and became Patriarch in 412. He fought against heresies (notably Nestorianism) and presided over the Council of Ephesus in 431. He is thus primarily remembered in the West for defending Our Lady’s divine motherhood , expressed in the title “Theotokos”. Cyril died in 444.
St. John Southworth was born in Samlesbury (Lancashire) in 1582. He trained in Douai and returned to England in 1619, carrying out his missionary work in Lancashire. He was arrested in 1627 and imprisoned in Lancaster, before being moved to London in 1630. He was released but was found ministering to plague victims in London in 1636. Arrested again in 1654, aged 72, he was executed at Tyburn.
St. Irenaeus was born around 130. He became Bishop of Lyons (France), and his writing and preaching was mainly directed against Gnosticism, emphasising that God wished all to be saved and is freely revealed in Jesus his Son. He was martyred around the year 200.
The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome are the Christians who died (with St. Peter) in the first great Roman persecution under Nero in the year 67. The pagan writer Tacitus records their deaths.
St. Oliver Plunkett was born in County Meath (Ireland) in 1625 and died at Tyburn in 1681.Ordained in Rome, he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669. Imprisoned in Dublin in 1679, he was tried, condemned and executed in London, the final victim of the “Popish Plot”.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
Bishop Jakes is returning to Texas after a speaking engagement. When his plane arrives, there is a limousine there to transport him to his home in Dallas. As he prepares to get into the limo, he stops and speaks to the driver. "You know," he says, "I am almost 50 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?" The driver says, "No problem." Bishop Jakes gets into the driver's seat, and they head off down the highway. A short distance away sits a rookie state trooper operating his first speed trap. The long black limo goes by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone. The trooper pulls out, easily catches the limo, and gets out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walks up to the driver's door, and when the glass is rolled down, he is surprised to see who is driving. He immediately excuses himself, goes back to his car, and calls his supervisor. He tells the supervisor, "I know we are supposed to enforce the law, but I also know that important people are sometimes given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person." The supervisor asks, "Is it the Governor?" The young trooper says, "No, he's more important than that." The supervisor says, "Oh, so it's the President." The young trooper says, "No, he's even more important than that." The supervisor finally asks, "Well then, who is it?" The young trooper says, "I think it's Jesus, because he's got Bishop Jakes for a chauffeur!!!"

A Sunday school teacher asked her children on the way to service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

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