OCTOBER  23RD - 29TH 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 Mass

12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

No Mass (Fr. Phil is at a meeting in Manchester)   

12 noon Mass
(Ss. Simon & Jude, apostles)

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. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop)

12 noon Mass
(Ss. Chad & Cedd, bishops)

First Saturday of the month:  10.00 – 10.30am.

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

WEEK:   OCTOBER  23RD - 29TH 2016


“For  everyone  who  exalts  himself  will  be  humbled,  but  the  man  who  humbles  himself  will  be  exalted.”


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;     Erica  Kerr;   Michael  O’Rourke;   Peter  Egan;   Teresa  O’Dea;   Ellie  Charnley;   Sr.  Catherine;   Robert  Thirlwall;   Mary  Devlin;   Pat  McNicholas;   Gerard  Dubot;   John  Campbell;   Maureen  Oultram.                          
LATELY  DEAD:   Izabella  Urszan;   Leonard  Quinn;   Colin  Mahney;   Philip  Oultram.     
ANNIVERSARIES:     Michael  Ruffle;   Christopher  Frankland;   Pat  McGinn; Kathleen  Britton;   Stephen  David  Hilton. May They Rest In Peace.                        
SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £503.10;    Loose:  £319.15;    Total:  £822.25
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                                   
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:    £100.00;  £16.71;  £11.27.    
Gift-Aided:  £0.00   
Also: £44.34;  £20.00;  £7.50 for CAFOD;  £22.00 for the Xaverian retiring collection;  special thanks to the Walsingham Association for their generous donation of £100.00.

The Redecoration Fund now stands at a very commendable total of £43,106.36.   Many thanks also to so many generous people including those who regularly hand in their little white boxes.


  • 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.  
  • Remembering Our Dead: the annual parish Masses for the recently deceased are in St. Patrick’s church at 12 noon on Saturday 5th November and in St. Mary’s church on Sunday 6th November at 11.30am. These are special liturgies to remember our beloved dead. If you have someone who died in the last 12 months (November 2015 – November 2016) and would like their names to be announced for prayerful remembrance at these Masses, please fill in the slip provided at the back of church and either put it in the suggestion box or hand it in at the shop. All other names of deceased (before November 2015) may be written in the Book of Remembrance, if not already included, and will remain in the sanctuary during the month of November.
  • Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota for November, December and January after Mass today from the sacristy.
  • The Union of Catholic Mothers and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) are working together to commemorate the lives of unborn children lost by abortion since the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act. You are invited to complete a postcard (available at the back of church) asking your MP to act to protect unborn babies. Please support this initiative which gives us an opportunity to make our voices heard on behalf of unborn childen.

Stay  with  us  Lord  on  our  Journey.

Today 10.00am P. Hilton & L. Nicholls
  11.30am P. Marshall
  6.00pm C. Dodd
Next Sunday 10.00am J. Williams & M. Chiappi
  11.30am D. Hilton
  6.00pm B. Marley

This week:  Week    4  -  Team  4  
Next week:  Week    5  -  Hilary  &  Ruth  Hockenhull

TODAY: World Mission Sunday. There will be a Diocesan retiring collection for the APF.
ALSO,  the baptism and christening of Idalia takes place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s.
ALSO, Mass will be celebrated in Italian at St Mary’s, the Hidden Gem, Manchester, at 3pm.  Fr Lorenzo Frosio, the Chaplain to the Italian Community in the Diocese of Leeds, will celebrate the Mass.
SATURDAY:  Pilgrimage to Wardley Hall: 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 and there are still a few places available.
NEXT SUNDAY: clocks and watches go back one hour at 2.00am.

“Today St Teresa of Ávila invites us to pray more in order to be closer to God and to improve our lives.”
“Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Mary, our Mother, pray for us.”

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

  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass on Sunday 6th November.
  • Annual Music Festival at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 26th November.
  • Christmas Fayre in the Parish Hall at 12.30 – 3.00pm on Sunday 4th December.

Samaritan’s Purse are appealing for shoebox gifts for “Operation Christmas Child”. Contents should be for a boy or girl and could include suitable toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc. If interested, please take a leaflet from the back of church and see the notice on the church notice board.

St. Anthony Mary Claret: born in 1807, he was ordained and began preaching throughout Spain. He founded the Claretians, before being made Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba), where he overcame great trials (such as 15 assassination attempts). He returned to Spain, but fled in 1868 after the revolution and died in France in 1870.
Ss. Chad and Ced: Chad, who died at Lichfield in 672, and Cedd, who died at Lastingham (Yorkshire) in 664, were brothers educated at Lindisfarne. Cedd founded monasteries and was sent to evangelise the East Saxons. He died of the plague. Chad was abbot of Lastingham before becoming Bishop of Mercia, where he founded the See of Lichfield, which included the territory of our current diocese. Despite the shortness of his ministry, he was immediately revered as a saint because of the holiness of his life, his outstanding humility and his dedication to preaching the Gospel.
Ss. Simon & Jude: Simon is placed 11th in the list of apostles and nothing is known of him, except that he was born at Cana and was known as the Zealot. Jude, also known as Thaddaeus, was the apostle who asked the Lord why he showed himself only to his disciples abd not to the whole world. He is revered as the patron of hopeless cases.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?" The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi driver, of Noo Yawk City." St. Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven." The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it's the minister's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Calvary for the last forty-three years." St Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven." "Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?" "Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept; while he drove, people prayed."

A priest waited in line to have his car filled with petrol just before a Bank Holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Father," said the young man, "I'm sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip." The priest chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."

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