6TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  C)
WEEK:  FEBRUARY 17TH  -  FEBRUARY 23RD  2019

6TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  C)

"A   blessing  on  the  man  who  puts  his  trust  in  the  Lord, with  the  Lord  for  his  hope.  He  is  like  a  tree  by  the  waterside  that  thrusts  its  roots  to  the  stream:  its  foliage  stays  green;  it  has  no  worries  in  a  year  of  drought,  and  never  ceases  to  bear  fruit.”

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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;   Mary  Garvey;   Theresa  Hart;   Norman  Hussey;    Ezbilto  Bulioieseclue;   Michelle  Hanson;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell.
LATELY  DEAD:    Una  Lester;   Duncan  Crawford;   Ray  Hart;   Sam  Ward;   Anna  O’Connor;   Alice  Karpasides;   Tina  Da  Damo.  
ANNIVERSARIES:  Brenda  Hanson;   Zofija  Jan  Ivan  Jadinga  Albert. May they Rest in Peace.
IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  favours  received. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £516.53;    Loose:  £381.14;    Total:  £897.67.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund: £12.10 and £10.00  Gift Aided:  £0.00
CAFOD: £60.00;  £33.00;  £20.00;  £10.00   Cornerstone:  £40.00 and £20.00; Oldham  Food  Bank:  £40.00 and £20.00.

PARISH  NEWS

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
(The visiting Bible school supervisor asks little Johnny during Bible class, "Who broke down the walls of Jericho?" Little Johnny replies, "I dunno, but it wasn't me!" The supervisor, taken aback by Johnny's lack of basic Bible knowledge goes to the school principal and relates the whole incident. The principal replies, "I know Little Johnny as well as his whole family very well and can vouch for them; if Little Johnny said that he did not do it, then I, as principal is satisfied that it is the truth." Even more appalled, the inspector goes to the regional Head of Education and relates the whole story... After listening he replies: "I can't see why you are making such a big issue out of this; just get three quotes and fix the blinking wall!"

If Mary had Jesus, and Jesus is the lamb of God, does that mean Mary had a little lamb?

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY  is Racial Justice Sunday.  Prayer for those facing exploitation:
O God, gracious God, from your abundance all gifts and skills are bestowed, making us participants in your work of creation. By the word of your Son, confront our greed, challenge us when we treat people as means of profit, or discriminate unjustly against our fellow human beings. Raise us up to new life in your service that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you we may glorify your holy name. Through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord.   Amen
Do you want to transform refugees’ lives and and galvanise your parish? Why not answer Pope Francis’s call and sponsor a refugee family?.
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 – 11.45am.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“A generous attitude towards the sick is salt of the earth and light of the world. May Our Lady of Lourdes help us to practice it, and obtain peace and comfort for all those who suffer.”
“Thousands of children, forced to fight in armed conflicts, are robbed of their childhood. Let us stop this abominable crime.”

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

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Peter Damian: born in 1007, he became a hermit before taking part in a great reform of the Church. He was made Bishop of Ostia and on his death in 1072 was immediately venerated as a saint.
The Chair of St. Peter: this feast of the See of Rome has been kept from the 4th century. It celebrates the unity of the Church gathered around Peter, the Prince of the Apostles.
St. Polycarp was one of the “second-generation” Christians – a disciple of the Apostles. He became Bishop of Smyrna, but was arrested in Rome and burned to death for his faith.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  FEBRUARY

(to be continued next week)

“Stay  With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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