During the Corona Virus Crisis
the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:


All Masses will be livestreamed at 9.30am Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays

Please note that the words for the hymns for the Sunday Mass will now be posted as part of the newsletter as will the Mass Sheet.

WEEK: MAY  24TH  - MAY 30TH  2020


Now, Father, is the time for you to glorify me with that glory I had with you before the world was.


YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine; Vivien  Higgins;  Breda  Barret; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Veronica Sobieralski,  , Joseph Mellor, Veera Howells, John Bahyra; Ann Wilson; Dominic Boardman.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Eaton, Jordan Lees; Rose Dawson; Kathleen Mills, Kathleen Mayres, Doreen Whitehead, Dr, Catherine McGrother; Doreen Lesyk; George Greenwood; Fred Lees; Elizabeth Ann (Alice) Lees, Clifford Owen
ANNIVERSARIES:Stirling Smith;  Rosemary Atkins;  Kenneth John Chorley;  Frank Winterbottom;  Hilda Kilroy, Rita Higham, Eileen Lomas, Stella Paterson, Martin Lucas

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £20.00  £5.00; ;Foodbank: £20.00 £10.00 £5.00; Cornerstone: £20; Parish Funds £20
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks



Entrance Hymn:                  

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates. Alleluia!
He has conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

There we shall with you remain, Alleluia!
partners of your endless reign, Alleluia!
see you with unclouded view, Alleluia!
find our heaven of heavens in you. Alleluia!

Cf. Ps 26:7-9
O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you;
of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face;
hide not your face from me, alleluia.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.        Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond:And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using one of the Penitential Acts.

Lord Jesus, you were llifted up to draw all people to yourself:
Lord, have mercy.                                                                               Lord, have mercy.
You shouldered the cross, the bear our suffering and sinfulness:
Christ, have mercy.                                                                             Christ, have mercy.
You open for your people the war from death into life:
Lord, have mercy                                                                                Lord, have mercy.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply:Amen.

Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison. Lord have mercy, have mercy on me.

Glory to God! Our hearts to you we raise!
Joy and peace on earth, in highest heaven praise!
Songs of adoration, Lord to you we bring,
praising your great goodness, Father heavenly King.
Glory to God! Our hearts to you we raise!
Joy and peace on earth, in highest heaven praise.

Son of the Father, bearing this world’s sin,
Lamb of God have mercy, grant us peace within.
You, O Christ, are holy, you alone are Lord
With the Holy Spirit, evermore adored.

The Collect
Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the human reace is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
After Jesus was taken up into heaven, the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and then they reached the city they went in to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James and Alpaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm                                                                                                  Ps 26:1.4.7-8. R.v13
The Lord is my redeemer,
He is my light and salvation.

The Lord is my light and my help;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
before whom shall I shrink? (R)

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life. (R)

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;
have mercy and answer.
Of you my heart has spoken;
‘Seek his face.’ (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Peter.
If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you. None of you should ever deserve to suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer; but if anyone of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; he should thank God that he has been called one.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord; I will come back to you and your hearts will be full of joy.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him, let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I have glorified you on earth and finished the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, it is time for you to glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world was. I have made your name known to the men you took from the world to give me, and they have kept your word. Now at least they know that all you have given me comes indeed from you; for I have given them the teaching you gave to me, and they have truly accepted this, that I came from you, and have believed that it was you who sent me. I pray for them: I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they belong to you: all I have is yours and you have is mine, and in them I am glorified. I am not in the world any longer, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                       Stand
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God of God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father, through him all things were made: For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, (all bow) and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man: For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death, and was buried and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son: Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, Who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and life of the world to come. Amen

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.  

The offerings are brought to the altar. A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two prayers of offering aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to almighty Father.

The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

Accept, O Lord, the prayers of your faithful with the sacrificial offerings, that through these acts of devotedness we may pass over to the glory of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We left them up the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

PREFACE II of Easter
New life in Christ
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, at all times to acclaim you, o Lord but in this time above all to laud you yet more gloriously, when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
Through him the children of light rise to eternal life and the halls of the heavenly Kingdom are thrown open to the faithful; for his Death is our ransom from death, and in his rising the life of all has risen.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts, sing together the unending hymn of your glory, as they acclaim:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, Holy is the Lord God almighty!
Who was and is and is to come; Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.
Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,
blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name.
Hosanna in the heights of heaven. Blessed, blessed, blessed is the Lord

(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your spirits upon them like the dewfall, so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his Passion, he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it, and have it to his disciples, saying:

In a similar way when supper was ended, he took the chalice and, once more giving thanks, he gave it to his disciples, saying:

The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
Until you come again.

Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of his Death and Resurrection, we offer you, Lord, the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation, giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you. Humbly we pray that, partaking of the Body and the Blood of Christ, we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church, spread throughout the world, and bring her to the fullness of charity, together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, and all who have died in your mercy: welcome them into the light of your face. Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with the blessed Apostles, and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages, we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life, and may praise and glorify you through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through him, and with and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

THE COMMUNION RITE                                            
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray …
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and forever.

The Priest
Lord Jesus Christ, …Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.                                                                                              

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the support of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Jn 17:22
Father, I pray that they may be one
as we also are one, alleluia.


Father the hour has come for me to glorify your name,
I have made you known to all within my care
brought life to those you call your own
Brought love to those you call your own.

Father may they be one, Father may they all be one in us,
I will live in them as you live in me,
Through love the world will believe, through love the world will see.

Father I pray for those you gave me to be with me where I am,
That they may always know the glory that you gave me
because you loved me forever,
Because your love is for ever

Hear us, O God our Saviour,
and grant us confidence,
that through these sacred mysteries
there will be accomplished in the body of the whole Church
what has already come to pass in Christ her Head.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Announcements may be made.
Priest:The Lord be with you.
All:And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Then the Deaco, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. 

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.                                    
Go in peace
Thanks be to God.

Recessional Hymn:

I the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry,
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them. Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread, I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?


Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial.  You can decide according to your own situations whether to pray individually, in a family group or in other groups. It is easy on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Since its start in May 2016, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.  While this year may be different and mostly taken part at home, we can still get involved from home.
Thy Kingdom Come have come up with a few ways that your family and church can get involved.  Inspired by the love and kindness shown by people so far through the coronavirus pandemic, a new strand has been added to this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, which is to put your faith into action and care for those you are praying for. Whether this is a friendly phone call or sharing a book or small gift you think someone may enjoy, you can make a big difference. (see diocesan website for more details)

Monday: St Bede the venerable, renowned for the History of the Church in Britain.
He died in735.
Tuesday: St. Philip Neri, who founded a community that would eventually be referred
to as the Oratorians. Died 1595.
Wednesday: St. Augustine of Canterbury. Died in 605

The Post!
Yesterday, a huge bundle of post, from the last three weeks, arrived on my doorstep. So, if some of you have been wondering why I did not mention names in the anniversaries or the sick that you had sent in, this is because the Post Office have been holding on to your correspondence, some of it for as long as three weeks! Any donations sent through the post or directly to the bank have not been included yet in the amounts reported because they came in after the first part of this newsletter had been typed. The Bank statement also arrived in the same post!

Opening of the Church for private prayer.
Several churches across the Diocese have now been selected to be opened for periods during the week for private prayer. St. Patrick’s is one of the churches that has been selected for this purpose. But all must be done under certain restrictions and taking precautions to keep surfaces clean. The number of hours we will be able to leave the church open will depend on the number of volunteers who are prepared to give half an hour of their day to be monitors. We must have two monitors on duty at any time and they would be expected to ensure that surfaces are wiped down after each person has visited for private prayer. If anyone is prepared to be a monitor, please contact me either by telephone, mobile or email, giving me an idea about the time of day you would be available.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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