THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

DECEMBER 9TH - 15TH 2018

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:      
10.00am Mass

TUESDAY: 
Mass  at  10.00am  due to the Deanery Conference
(St. Damasus I, Pope)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Funeral Service at 10.00am for Julie Jobey RIP

THURSDAY:
12  noon Eucharistic Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans) (St. Lucy, virgin & martyr)

FRIDAY:
12  noon Funeral Mass for Trent  Warburton RIP
(St. John of the Cross, priest)

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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READERS for Sunday 9th December
10.00am W. Murunyo & J. Williams
6.00pm

A. McGlade

Sunday 9th December
10.00am Naomi  &  Maybella
6.00pm

B.  Marley

   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 9th December
1
M. Higson
2
C. O’Donnell
3
Alexis
4
L. Nicholls
5
G. Winterburn
Sunday 9th December
1
Grace
2
Joe
3
Angela
4
Gayle
5
Rose
 
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 9th December
Week 3

Joyce & David Daka & friends (African)

Sunday 9th December
Week 4

Team 4

SECOND  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT    (YEAR  C)
WEEK:  DECEMBER  9TH  -    DECEMBER  15TH    2018

SECOND  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT    (YEAR  C)

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: our parishioners, relatives and friends. (Because of the recent changes to Data Protection Law, we are no longer permitted to print the names of those people who are sick in the newsletter, unless the sick person assures us that he/she wish their name to be printed. However, Masses requested for sick persons will still be offered.)
LATELY  DEAD:   Margaret  Rainsford;   Grace  Edogiawerie;   Peter  Dawson;   Sally  Hanratty;   Julie  Jobey;   Trent  Warburton.                        
ANNIVERSARIES:    Brian  Short;   Ivy  Whelan;   Michael  McGrother;   Robbie  Sweeney;   Mary  Dillamore.  May they Rest in Peace.
CHRISTMAS  MASSES  FOR:   Mary & Denis  O’Grady;   Sophie  Royales;   Lorraine & Michael;   Joan  Coop;   Marilyn  Sheret;   Margaret  Green;   Margaret  Wright;   Fr.  Derek  Woodhead.   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £491.79;    Loose:  £310.52;    Total:  £802.31
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £13.10;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £60.00; £26.34; £10.00 for CAFOD;   £40.00 for the Oldham Food Bank; 
£20.00 for sanctuary flowers;   £30.00 for Missio;  £192.62  for Cornerstone;   £100.00; £30.00;  £20.00 for Christmas Fayre donations.

CHRISTMAS  FAYRE  PRIZE  RAFFLE


1

FOOD  HAMPER

436  -  440

2

TOWER  OF  TREATS

456  -  460

3

BOTTLE  OF  RED  WINE

31  -  35

4

BOX  OF  QUALITY  STREET

416  -  420

5

BAYLIS  AND  HARDING  PAMPER  KIT

441  -  445

BOTTLE  OF  WHITE  WINE

61  -  65

7

MORRISON’S  TEA  AND  BISCUIT  SET

446  -  450

8

ROYAL  JELLY  BEAUTY  SET

321  -  325

9

BOX  OF  ROSES  CHOCOLATES

141  -  145

10

MAGIC  SET

51  -  55

11

GLAM  NAILS  MANICURE  SET

336  -  340

12

SHOWER  GEL  SET

126  -  130

13

ISIS  BLUE  ENERGY  MEN’S  PAMPER  KIT

91  -  95

14

RINGTON’S  HAMPER

241  -  245

15

SLIMLINE  DVD  PLAYER

401  -  405

Many thanks to all the people  who, in any way, helped to make our Christmas Fayre yet another success, especially those who contributed to the bottle stall, tombola, cakes, prize draw etc; those who helped to set up and clean up afterwards; those who manned the various stands and attractions on the day.  The profit was approx. £1,500 so a good effort and congratulations to all involved. Please claim any unclaimed prizes from the piety shop – otherwise they will be “recycled” in the New Year.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  the 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass.
NEXT  SUNDAY, the parish Advent Service of Reconciliation takes place in church  at 3.00pm.

PARISH  NEWS
Over the Christmas period there will be no brews on Monday 24th and 31st December. The service will return on Monday 7th January.

“IN  ALL  THE  HUSTLE  AND  BUSTLE”
Lord, at Christmastime we can be so busy about this and that,
The shopping, the presents, the cards, meals to prepare and meals to attend.
Life can become a little bit frantic.
Yet you patiently wait for us to turn to you, to find space
In all the hustle and bustle for a moment to share with you.
Thank you for your patience, Lord.   Amen.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following: Parish Team meeting on Thursday 10th January at 7.30pm in the Parish House.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Damasus 1: born in Spain, he became Pope in 366 and encouraged devotion to the Roman martyrs, writing verses to adorn their resting places.
Our Lady of Guadalupe: the Blessed Virgin appeared to St. Juan Diego on a Mexican mountain in 1531, miraculously leaving her image on his cloak which is still venerated today. Through St. Juan, she calls all people to the love of Christ.
St. Lucy: a Sicilian martyr who died in the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian, she is an example of innocence and faithfulness, and her cult was popular early on.
St. John of the Cross: born in 1542, he was a Carmelite friar and friend of St. Teresa of Avila who encouraged him to work for the reform of the Order, which he did despite great suffering. A remarkable poet and mystic, he died in Andalusia in 1591.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  NOVEMBER

  • Mission Appeal: A request has been received from the St Patrick’s Missionary Society to hold an appeal.  It was agreed to withhold a decision until after Christmas
  • Lenten Station Masses:  It is thought that St. Patrick’s church may be asked to hold one of the Station Masses this year as it is some time since we have done so. 
  • Faith of our Fathers 2:  Preparation of the booklet Faith of our Fathers 2 , celebrating the twenty years leading up to the Jubilee of the opening of the present church, and since the first ‘Faith of our Fathers’ booklet was produced, is well underway. It is hoped to get commentaries from the various communities that make up the parish, expressing their thoughts about the parish over the period. It was originally proposed to make Faith of our Fathers 2 an online copy, but after further thought and requests from some people without internet access, it has been decided to look into the cost of producing about 50 hard copies.  

 “SMILE – A – WHILE”
There's this cathedral that's still being worked on, and the workers have rigged a "cage elevator" inside so they can get material up and down to the upper floors. A characteristic of these "cage elevators" is that the doors (gate) must be closed manually for them to be "called" to another floor. One day one of the workers, Peter by name, takes the elevator to the top floor, and it is subsequently needed on the first floor by the sexton. Unfortunately, Peter forgot and left the door open. After the sexton rings for the elevator a couple times, to no avail, he yells up for the worker to send the lift back down. Visitors to the cathedral were treated to this sight: The sexton of the cathedral, head tipped up, yelling up to the heavens: "Peter! CLOSE THE GATES!!!"

NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER? IT INCLUDES THE NEW NAME OF THE CHURCH CHOSEN BY THE BISHOP –
“OUR  LADY  AND  SAINT  PATRICK”

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