22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
WEEK: AUGUST 28TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD 2016
“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour .......For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.”
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; Sheila Brierly; Clifford Wray; Dominic Boardman; Alice Abraham; Michael Francis Douglas; John Ownsworth; Gina Templo; John Walker; John & Dorothy Fogg; Alan Hough; Samantha Deakin; Maureen Ross; Roz Charach; Izabella Urszan; John Campbell.
LATELY DEAD: David Price; Norma Christie; Maria Saj; Margaret Barrow; Karen Dronsfield; Helena Shires; Carmela Viglione; the victims of the earthquake in central Italy.
ANNIVERSARIES: Edward Wild. May They Rest in Peace.
IN THANKSGIVING FOR: prayers answered and successful surgery. Also a Mass will be offered for the intentions of Elaiza Josol.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: Envelopes: £727.23; Loose: £296.93; Total: £1,024.16
Thank you all for your continued generosity.
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £175.30; £20.00; £7.50; £2.00; £1.48.
Also: £24.30; £20.00; £10.00; £4.00 for CAFOD; £7.71 for Missio. Special thanks for a donation of £175.30 in memory of John Richardson RIP.
The Redecoration Fund now stands at a very commendable total of £40,841.80. Many thanks also to so many generous people including those who regularly hand in their little white boxes.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Salford Diocesan Celebration of the Eucharist for Racial Justice on Sunday 11th September at 2.00pm in Salford Cathedral, 250 Chapel St., Salford M3 5LL – this year’s theme is “Welcoming the Stranger”. With choirs from across the world including the continent of Africa, the Philippines, Pakistan China and Poland. You are invited to bring cold food to share with others. All are welcome!
“TWEETS” FROM POPE FRANCIS
“Mercy does not just mean being a “good person” nor is it mere sentimentality. It is the measure of our authenticity as disciples of Jesus.”
“New forms of slavery such as human and organ trafficking, forced labour, and prostitution are true crimes against humanity.”
If you hope to succeed in whatever you do, place your trust totally in God’s providence. Cooperate with him, then rest secure that whatever happens, will be best for you. Think of a little child walking with her father. One hand clings tightly to his, but with the other she gathers fruit from trees along the way. Imitate the child. With one hand go ahead and gather what you need of the world’s good things, but with the other hold onto your heavenly Father, checking regularly whether or not he approves of what you are doing with your life. Above all, beware of letting go of your Father to free up both your hands to gather more of the world’s goods. You will find that by yourself you will stumble and fall. And when your gathering does not require all your attention, turn your mind to God as often as you can. Like a sailor returning to port, look to the sky and not just to the waves that carry you. (“Set Your Heart Free” by St. Francis de Sales)
|Today||10.00am||P. Hilton & C. Riley|
|Next Sunday||10.00am||Gayle & Grace|
CHURCH CLEANING ROTA
This week: Week 3 - Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)
Next week: Week 4 - Team 4
“WHAT’S ON” THIS WEEK
MONDAY: Masses will be said at 11.00am in the RC cemeteries of St. Mary’s (Wardley) and St. Joseph’s (Moston) – if wet, the latter will be held in St. Dunstan’s RC church on Moston Lane.
SATURDAY: Celebrating 45 years of “The Rosary in the Park” – Rosary and hymns – in Platt Fields, Manchester, (use the Grangethorpe Road entrance) at 3.00pm. Free refreshments and ice cream.
NEXT SUNDAY: a baptism and christening in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass.
- Your used stamps from the box at the back of church have been taken to Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice – the staff were very pleased and thanked all parishioners.
- Copies of “The Cardinal”, the newsletter of Newman College, is available at the back of church – please take a free copy.
- The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00PM to 9.00pm. Everybody is most welcome. Contact: 07970188673.
Stay with us Lord on our Journey.
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
- St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th September.
- Parish Annual General meeting on Sunday 2nd October at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s.
- World Mission Sunday on 18th October.
- Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Saturday 5th November at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s church.
- Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Sunday 6th November at 11.30am in St. Mary’s church.
THIS WEEK’S FEASTS
Saints Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line & Margaret Ward: these three women were martyred for hiding / trying to assist a priest to escape at the turn of the 16th century. Margaret Ward was born in Cheshire; Anne Line in Essex; Margaret Clitherow married a butcher and they lived in the Shambles in York. They were canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
St. Aidan & All Saints of Lindisfarne: born in Ireland, Aidan died at Bamburgh (Northumberland) in 651. A monk of Iona, he was sent to Northumbria when King Oswald asked for help in converting his kingdom, and established his monastery on Lindisfarne. With him are remembered all holy abbots and bishops, teachers and missionaries, who made Lindisfarne a cradle of English Christianity.
St. Edmund Arrowsmith was born in1585 at Haydock (Liverpool). He was ordained at Douai and began his work in the Lancashire Mission, including Salmesbury and Walton-le –Dale. He was zealous in his work, despite one arrest. He joined the Jesuits and was eventually arrested in 1628. He was imprisoned and martyred at Lancaster by being hung, drawn and quartered. He was canonized as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Pope Paul VI in 1970.
St. Gregory the Great: born in Rome in 540, he was a civil servant and eventually Prefect of the city. He entered the Abbey of St. Andrew, and was ordained deacon. On the death of Pelagius II in 590 he was elected Pope, showing pastoral care in preaching, writing, caring for the poor and working for the civil welfare of the City of Rome which was then deserted and threatened. He is called the “Apostle of England” because it was he who sent Augustine, the prior of St. Andrew’s, to minister there, after encountering English slaves in the Forum.
“SMILE - A - WHILE”
A Rabbi went to the local barber shop. After his hair cut, he got ready to pay the barber and the barber said, "No Rabbi, I don't charge the clergy for haircuts." So the next morning the barber found a loaf of Jewish rye bread outside of his door step. A couple of days past and a Catholic priest came in to get his hair cut. He got ready to pay and the barber said, "No Father, I don't charge the clergy for hair cuts." So the next morning he found a bottle of wine outside his front door step. Several days later a Baptist minister came in to get his hair cut and when he got ready to pay the barber said, "No Reverend, I don't charge the clergy for their hair cuts." So the next morning, the barber found 15 Baptist preachers on his doorstep, ready for a hair cut!
Little boys prayer
"Dear God, please take care of my daddy and my mummy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and my cat and me. Oh, please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we're gonna be in a big mess."