THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

OCTOBER 15TH - 21ST 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: 
Mass at 10.00am due to the Deanery Conference 
(St. Ignatius of Antioch)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(Ss. John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues & St. Paul of the Cross)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass 

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
(St. Hedwig & St. Margaret Mary Alcoque)

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass
(St. Luke, Evangelist)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday
15th October
10.00am
M. Fernandez & J. Finch
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
6.00pm
C. Dodd
Sunday 21st October
10.00am D. Daka & P. Hilton
11.30am T. Nakawooya
6.00pm R. McGlade
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 15th October
1
F. Wisniewski
2
Alexis
3
M. Larrad
Sunday 21st October
1
J.  Taylor
2
B.  Auxtero
3
C.  Riley
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 15th October
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka  and  friends  (African
Sunday 21st October
Week 4 Team 4

28TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: OCTOBER  15TH -  OCTOBER  21ST   2017

28TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“On  this  mountain,  the  Lord  of  hosts  will  prepare  for  all  peoples  a  banquet  of  rich  food,  a  banquet  of  fine  wines,  of  food  rich  and  juicy,  of  fine  strained  wines.  On  this  mountain  he  will  remove  the  mourning  veil  covering  all  peoples,  and  the  shroud  enwrapping  all  nations;  he  will  destroy  death  forever.”
(prophet  Isaiah)

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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;  Alice Abraham;   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;    Mary  &  Denis  O’Grady;   Eileen  Filcek;   John  Dwyer;   Tony  Martin (Jr);    Sr.  Colette  Flynn;   Dale  Smith;    Renato  Agustin;   Joan  Mullaney;   Susan  McHugh. 
LATELY  DEAD:   Fr. Michael Fleming (parish priest of Holy Rosary/Holy Family churches;   Mjambon  Martin;   Koundjou  Anne;   Koundjou  Jean;   Manda  Marguerite;   Brian  William  Slicker;   Ruth  Batchelor;   Derek  Mitchell.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Alice  Buckley;   John  Joceylin;   Robert  McFall;   Alexander,  Margaret  &  James  Fernandes;   Matthew,  Maria, & Abraham  Varkey;   Michael  Ruffle;   Nellie  Hilton.  May They Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes: £543.34; Loose: £274.78; Total: £818.12
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £8.12 Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £1,000, £30.00;  £18.34  for  CAFOD;   £20 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • 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.
  • Old one pound coins cease to be legal tender on October 15th. If you have any red mission boxes or white collection boxes for St. Patrick's Restoration fund, please bring them in as soon as possible.
  • Hope in the Future: the Bishop’s initiative to help all parishes including ours to become true missionary parishes centres around the call of God to St Francis in the church of San Damiano in Assisi.  The call was to ‘Rebuild my Church’.  To remind us of this event, the bishop has provided each parish with a copy of the San Damiano Crucifix; ours is currently in front of the altar. He suggests that the first stage of our missionary effort should be towards those who, for whatever reason, are disaffected with the church; walking with them, even as they walk away from the church, so that, with hope and prayer, we may encourage them to turn back.  The bishop has provided a small prayer card to take home and use.  Please take one from the back of church.
  • CAFOD has sent a letter of thanks for our latest parish donation of £819.87. The letter can be seen on the church notice board.
  • Will St. Patrick’s readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota from the sacristy after Mass today.


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
If you wish to contribute to the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day, there are special CAFOD envelopes at the back of church which can be handed in at the sacristy or placed in the Offertory baskets.
TODAY: Sacramental Programme: 10.00am Mass for children of Holy Rosary school.
SATURDAY:  the wedding of Scott Christian Robinson and Lauren Emilie Atkinson will take place at 2.00pm in St. Patrick’s church. Best wishes and congratulations to the happy couple.
NEXT SUNDAY: there will be a mandatory retiring collection for Missio after all Masses.

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th October.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Mary’s  on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Patrick’s  on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon.
  • Sacramental Programme: parents’ meeting and children’s lesson in the Parish House on Saturday 11th November at 10.00am.
  • Sacramental Programme: celebration “We are People who Celebrate Forgiveness” at the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 12th November.
  • International Music Festival in St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 25th November at 7pm.

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

  • It was agreed that the Celebration Mass to mark the completion of the re-decoration work had gone well and that the bishop’s presence was much appreciated.
  • It was proposed and agreed that the production of the proposed magazine/booklet to mark the end of the re-decoration work should be postponed until 2020 when the parish will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the present church. Similarly, a booklet should be made sooner along the lines of that produced as a guide to the church following the restoration of the bell and bell cote.
  • It was agreed that the damaged safety tape on the step of the church entrance porch should be replaced. It was also decided that parents should be reminded to prevent their children using the handrails in the porch to display their acrobatic abilities as we don’t want to see the new paintwork damaged.
  • The stolen microphone from the sacristy has been returned.
  • Begging in church is not to be encouraged. We, as a parish, need always to be a welcoming, caring and forgiving place – the addresses of places where help can be given with food or clothing can be found on the notice board by the disabled entrance to the church, but the giving of money rarely helps and those asking for money can be intimidating to some people. Parishioners are asked gently to refuse requests for cash.
  • A quotation for the cost of repairs to the organ has been received from the company that protected the organ during the redecoration. It was agreed to seek a further quotation from another organ builder for the same work.
  • Following remarks from a couple of bereaved persons unable to find a suitable place to dispose of the cremated remains of a deceased loved one, the team agreed that the lawn to the right of the car park entrance should be made available for the scattering of cremated remains after arrangement with Fr. Phil. It was unanimously decided that no form of memorial should be erected.  (to be continued next week)

 “SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • If you think that swimming with dolphins is expensive then you should try swimming with sharks! It cost me an arm and a leg.
  • I see that there is a salad shortage.   Lettuce pray.
  • What do you call a Chinese man with a camera?   Phil Ming.

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