THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

NOVEMBER 19TH - 25TH 2017

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  Concelebrated Mass for the deceased priests and laity of the Deanery. 
(The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Clement I, Pope / St. Columban, abbot)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass(St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, martyrs)

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass(St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin & martyr)

 
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
ST MARY

SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Cecilia, virgin & martyr)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 19th November
10.00am
K. Rajnauth & J. Williams
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
6.00pm
P. Haines
Sunday 26th November
10.00am M. Chiappi & A. Auxtero
11.30am T. Nakawooya
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 19th November
1
A.  Powell
2
F. Wisniewski
3
Alexis
Sunday 26th November
1
M.  Larrad
2
J.  Taylor
3
B. Auxtero
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 19th November
Week 3   Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)   
Sunday 26th November
Week 4  Team  4

33RD  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: NOVEMBER 19TH - 25TH   2017

33RD   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“Well  done,  good  and  faithful  servant;  you  have  shown  you  can  be  faithful  in  small  things.  I  will  trust  you  with  greater;  come  and  join  in  your  master’s  happiness.”

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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;   Dominic Boardman;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    John  Walker;   Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael  O’Rourke;   Doreen  Lesyk;    Paul & Peter Gartside;      Maureen  Ross;   Sr. Catherine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;   Barbara  Booth;   Philip  Hynes;    Susan  McHugh;    David & Andrew  Giblin;   Elizabeth  Duggan;   Renato  Agustin;   Bernadette  Foyet;   Peter  Egan;   Edwige  Fomo;   Veronica  Sobieralski.   
LATELY  DEAD:   Debbie  Irving;   Kit  Walsh;   Philip  Metcalf;   Abby  Craier;   Matilde  Pastor.
ANNIVERSARIES: Alan  Haines;   Jimmy  Smith;   Frank  Farrell;   Anna  Phillip;   Michael & Catherine  McGladdery;   Paddy  McGinn;   Antonio  Lorenzo  Francisco;   Arthur  Haines;   Eileen  Hall. May They Rest in Peace

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR the 90th Birthday of Sophie. Congratulations and best wishes – a Mass will be offered for your intentions.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £521.70;  Loose:  £313.01;  Total:  £834.71
Retiring Collection for the Retired Priests Fund:  £389.39
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £16.37;  £5.00;  £4.48 Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £80.00 and £7.05 for CAFOD;  £50.00 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

THE  CHRISTMAS  FAYRE

  • Tickets are now on sale for the Parish Grand Christmas Draw – tickets are still £!.00 for a book of 5 tickets. The first prize is £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 plus various prizes of spirits, wine, chocs etc. The draw takes place on Sunday 17th December after the 10am Mass. Please take extra tickets to sell to your family and friends! Also, please take a red carrier bag home for your donations for the Christmas Fayre, in particular for the tombola and bottle stall.
  • We need children, teenagers and young people to participate for a song and dance number and other talents for our talent show and for them to sign up - see Tina/Laurina/Christine.
  • We also need volunteers to set up the hall and for the event as well.
  • Two cards have been handed in at church – one for gas payment and one for the Sports Centre: please see Fr. Phil or Colin.
  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is most welcome.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
Music and Readings for Advent and Christmas with Bishop John Arnold in Salford Cathedral on Sunday 3rd December at 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00 incl. Refreshments.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
THURSDAY: St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30 – 11.45am.
ALSO, International Music Festival in St. Patrick’s church at 7 - 00pm featuring music from India, the Philippines, Africa, Iran and Oldham. Admission free.
NEXT SUNDAY,  there is a meeting for the Christmas Fayre after the 10.00am Mass in the Parish House.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“We need to encounter the poor and learn how to share so that it becomes a way of life.”

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

  • Annual Parish Christmas Fayre on Sunday 3rd December.
  • 3s–11s Children’s Liturgy Group meets during the 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 3rd December.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Cecilia suffered martyrdom with her husband and brother in the 2nd century. She is the patron saint of music.
St Clement I was the third Pope after St. Peter.
St. Columban: born in Ireland in the 6th century, he embraced the monastic life and went to France where he founded monasteries that he ruled with strict discipline. He was exiled to Italy and died there in 615.
St. Andrew Dȗng-Lḁc & Companions are the 117 Vietnamese martyrs between 1820 and 1862 who were killed in a brutal persecution. Andrew was a parish priest – the group includes 8 bishops, 50 priests and 59 laymen and women.
St. Catherine of Alexandria: tradition tells us that she was a noble lady who became a Christian after receiving a vision. She debated with pagans but was executed & beheaded.

A  NOVEMBER  PRAYER
We give them back to you, O Lord, you who gave them to us.
Yet as you did not lose them in giving them to us,
So we have not lost them by their return to you.
Not as the world gives do you give, O lover of mankind.
What you give to us, you do not really take away,
For what is yours is ours also if we are yours.
And life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon,
And an horizon is nothing but the limit of our vision.
Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly;
Draw us closer to yourself, that we know ourselves
To me nearer our loved ones who are with you.
And while you prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place,
That where you are we may be also for ever and ever.  Amen.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

Not so very long ago, an old German man was feeling guilty about something he had done, so he decided to go to Confession. He said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I feel terrible because during World War II I hid a refugee in my attic." The priest said, "But that's not a sin! I wouldn't feel bad about that if I were you!" "But I made him agree to pay me 50 Marks for every week he stayed." The priest said, "Well, I admit that certainly wasn't the most noble thing to do, charging the man to save his life -- but you did save his life, after all, and that is a good thing. Don't worry about it too much; God forgives." The man said, "Oh thank you, Father, that eases my mind. I have only one more question to ask you -- Do I have to tell him the war is over?"

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