2ND  SUNDAY  OF  LENT    (YEAR  C)
WEEK:  MARCH 17TH  -  MARCH 23RD  2019

2ND   SUNDAY  OF  LENT    (YEAR  C)

“This  is  my  Son,  the  Chosen  One.  Listen  to  him “

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK:  Sr. Catherine;  Allison  Wild;  Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Michelle  Hanson;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Dorothy  Fogg;   Chris  Lennox;   Roy  Eaton.     
LATELY  DEAD:   Bernard  Doran;   Norman  Hussey;   Judith  Warburton.   
ANNIVERSARIES:   Lesley  Duffy;   John  Patrick  Duffy;   George  Brooks;   Bridget  Sheeny. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £633.95;    Loose:  £338.48;    Total:  £972.43.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund: £11.25 Gift Aided:  £0.00
CAFOD: £40.00;  £19.00;  £10.00;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00.

PARISH  NEWS

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  Sacramental Programme:  celebration – ‘We Celebrate God’s Gifts’ at the 10.00am Mass in church. It is also the feast day of St. Patrick, one of the patrons of our church.
TUESDAY: Deanery Station Mass at St. Joseph’s church, Shaw,  at 7.30pm.
Holy Name Church Research
We have been asked if parishes would publish the newsletter insert below on behalf of the heritage research project working for the Holy Name Church, Manchester. 
Do you have memories, stories or photographs of events that happened at the Holy Name Church when it was a Parish, from the years 1940-1990? We are looking for stories to explore the rich heritage of the Church and to better understand the connection it had with the local community. If you have anything at all to share please get in touch with Amy holynamestory@gmail.com , 07960 975 133. 

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS  
“I ask everyone to remember in prayer both myself and my collaborators in the Roman Curia, who this evening will be beginning the week of Spiritual Exercises.

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

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Patrick: born in Scotland in about 385, as a youth he was taken captive to Ireland as a slave and worked as a herdsman. After making his escape, he became a priest and after becoming Bishop for \Ireland, he preached the Gospel and converted many to the faith. He died in about 461 and was buried at Downpatrick. He used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, is the Patron Saint of Ireland and one of our church’s patrons also.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem became Bishop of Jerusalem in 348. He is famed for the catechetical instructions he gave to candidates for baptism. He was vigorous in the defence of the faith during the Arian heresy, being exiled three times. He organised the liturgy of Jerusalem, especially in the observation of Holy Week.
St. Turibius of Mongrovejo: born in 1538, he trained as a lawyer and became professor at the University of Salamanca. In 1580 he was chosen to be Archbishop of Lima (Peru). Despite his initial resistance, he went on to be an excellent choice, controlling the abuses of the clergy and using his authority to protect the poor from oppression. He made special efforts to learn the native Indian dialects, so that as he visited his diocese he could talk directly with his people. He died in 1606.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
There was a preacher who fell in the ocean and he couldn’t swim. When a boat came by, the captain yelled, “Do you need help, sir?” The preacher calmly said “No, God will save me.” A little later, another boat came by and a fisherman asked, “Hey, do you need help?” The preacher replied again, “No God will save me.” Eventually the preacher drowned & went to heaven. The preacher asked God, “Why didn’t you save me?” God replied, “Fool, I sent you two boats!”

Richard, my friend's little grandson came home from Sunday School and I asked him what they had studied. His reply was, 'Nothing.' So I asked him, 'Didn't you study Jesus?' Richard's reply was, 'No, he wasn't even there.'

LA FHEILE PADRAIG 2019 – MASS AGUS SEISIUN
at 7.00pm in Salford Cathedral on Monday 18th March.

“Stay  With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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