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THE PARISH OF OUR LADY AND ST. PATRICK’S
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

NOVEMBER 28TH - DECEMBER 4TH 2021


WEEKLY SERVICES
SUNDAY:   10.00am.  12.30pm (Polish Mass) 6.00pm
MONDAY:   12 noon Mass
TUESDAY:   12 noon Mass
WEDNESDAY:   12 noon Mass
THURSDAY:   12 noon Mass
FRIDAY:   9.30am Mass
SATURDAY:   12 noon Mass

LIVESTREAMING THIS WEEK

From now on we will be using Twitter to provide online Masses. Either download the Twitter App and search for @PhilipSumner13 or click the pic below

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Then either just watch from there. You can also click Follow if you have a Twitter account.

Weekday Masses and Saturday's 12 noon Mass will continue to be Livestreamed, as will Sunday's 10.00am Mass

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will normally be open on Mondays to Saturdays for 12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm.

Please check Mass Times above to avoid any disappointments.

Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 

PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED GUIDELINES

There is no need to book to attend the 10.00am Mass on a Sunday morning. While all the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench have been removed, we would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench, at least for the immediate future.

Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family).

We still need to be careful!

Confessions
Usually Saturdays
11.00am - 11.50am

Baptisms & Weddings: by arrangement – no restriction on numbers attending

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
WEEK: NOVEMBER 28TH – DECEMBER 4TH 2021

A shoot shall sprout

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK:  Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Margaret Lawless; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Angela Marshall, Mary Ruffle, Pete McNamara, Joseph McConnon, Margaret Cole, Trefor Cole, Mary O’Connor, Lee John Carter, Christine Wolstenholme, Anne Sobreski
LATELY DEAD:  Mary Theresa Collins, Iris Cumberbirch, Roy Wolstenholme, Fr. Norman Davitt SDB, Jack Green
ANNIVERSARIES: Christopher Alan Whitehead, Paddy McGinn, Jack Millett, Terence Lees, Michael and Catherine McGladdery, Christopher Febrero, the Windrow family, Vincent Hall and Eileen Hall, Mary Ann Coen, Elizabeth Lucas

COLLECTION: £853.86
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Foodbank £20.00; CAFOD £10.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ADVENT MEDITIATION

Today is the first Sunday in Advent and as we enter this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections based on some of those previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen.
During each meditation, we are invited to light a purple candle, one for each week, with a rose (or pink) candle for week three, or perhaps we might choose to just close our eyes and picture the advent wreath as we spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

Click here to listen to the podcast

HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY MORNING'S MASS

Entrance
O come, O come Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice, rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee,
O Israel.

O come thou rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
from depths of hell thy people save,
and give them victory o'er the grave.

O come thou dayspring,
come and cheer our spirits
by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadows
put to flight.

O come thou key of David, come
and open wide our heavenly home;
make safe the way that leads on high,
and close the path to misery.

O come, O come thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times didst give the Law,
in cloud and majesty and awe.

Kyrie
Nzambe yokela biso mawa                    
Yokela biso mawa                                     
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Gloria
Ah nkembo, nkembo, nkembo
Ah nkembo, nkembo, nkembo
Nkembo o o Nkembo o o nkembo
Nkembo o o Nkembo o o nkembo

Ref:     Ah nkembo na tata ah a ah a              
(Glory be to the Father)
Ah nkembo na mwana ah a ah a        
(Glory be to the Son)
Ah nkembo na mpeve santu              
(Glory be to the Holy Spirit)

Bass:    Ah nkembo nkembo

Nkembo na tata a a a a nkembo
(Everyone) Nkembo na tata a a a a nkembo
Yina salaka beto o o o nkembo
(Everyone) Yina salaka beto o o o nkembo (Ref)

Nkembo na mwana a a a a nkembo
(Everyone) Nkembo na mwana a a a a nkembo
Yina sadisa beto o o o nkembo
(Everyone) Yina sadisa beto o o o nkembo (Ref)

Nkembo na mpeve e e e e nkembo
(Everyone) Nkembo na mpeve e e e e nkembo
Yina santisa beto o o o nkembo
(Everyone) Yina santisa beto o o o nkembo

Acclamation
Chorus:
Ndinga mvulusi yiwakanae
Makanda ma manso matelamane
Eh ngue e e ndinga mvulusi
Eh ngue e e ndinga mvulusi

Verse:
Ndinga mvulusi yiwakane
Ambe ni tat’ eto wufuilamane
Eh ngue e e ndinga mvulusi
Eh ngue e e ndinga mvulusi


Offertory 1
Ref:     Mabondza ma biso tata oyamba                    
(Father, accept our offerings)
            Na motema essengo tko bondzela yo.           
(With a joyful heart.)

1) Mapa ma biso e oyamba                                         
(Accept our bread)
    Mabondza manso oyamba e.                                  
(Accept all our offerings, Lord.)

2) Vino ya biso e oyamba                                           
(Accept our wine)
    Mabondza manso oyamba e.                                  
(Accept all our offerings, Lord.)

3) Paroisse ya biso e oyamba                                      
(Accept this parish )
    Mabondza manso oyamba e.                                  
(Accept all our offerings, Lord.)

4) Mangomba ma biso e oyamba                                
(Accept all the groups of the)
    Mangomba manso oyamba e.                                 
(parish, Accept them, Lord.)

Offertory 2
Solo: Ipe la no alongo a ndzoro e
All: Awo da
Solo: La ngninga etso e
All: Awo da da
Solo: Awo e
Chorus: Awo da, awo da da, awo da
Ipe la no a e da

Solo: Ipe no a e da lo otena ngo otso e
All: Awo da
Solo: La ngninga etso e
All: Awo da da
Solo: Awo e

Sanctus:
Santu yo mosantu u u
Zambe wa bokasiii

Mapata malikolo makoyembelakayo. Santu.
Banjelu balikolo bakoyembelakayo. Santu.
Hozana, Hozana kembo nayo Kristo. Santu.


Agnus Dei
Mane tombe Zambe o
Yesu nkore
Wa ye wa va bise bisi yo
Kun bi ngoy a tondo be
Mvok le biya
Eh ngongol.

Mane tombe Zambe o
Yesu nkore
Wa ye wava bise bisi yo
Va bi nvoy a tondo be
Mvok le biya
Eh ngongol.

Communion 1
Ref: Mwinda epela a a mwinda epela
Mwinda epela o kati na lingomba ya Nzambe
(May the light shine, may it shine on the community,
on the community of God.)

1)    Mwinda epela Ba Tata mwinda epela Mwinda epela o kati na lingomba ya Nzambe.         
(May the light shine on your father, may it shine on the community of God.)
2)    Mwinda epela Ba Mama mwinda epela Mwinda epela o kati na lingomba ya Nzamba.
(May the light shine on your mother, may it shine on the community of God.)
3)  Mwinda epela Bilenge mwinda epela Mwinda epela, o kati ya lingomba ya Nzamba. 
(May the light shine on the young, may it shine on the community of God.)


Communion 2
Chorus
All:      Pima ya mvamva ya kala ndzoro a moro
All:      Wa ye dinga kosola.
Tenor:   Bana ba wateyi wo
All:      Pima ya mvamva ya kala ndzoro a moro
All:      Wa ye dinga kosola

1) All: Leyo dza wa aye leyo dza wa
Tenor:            Tina o nde
All:      Pima ya mvamva y’edi ndzoro awa (Repeat verse)
Chorus:

2) All: Leyo gnua wa aye leyo gnua wa
Tenor:            Tina o nde
All:      Ngoyi y’aloyi y’edi alongo awa (Repeat verse)
Chorus:

3) All: Leyo dza wa aye leyo dza wa
Tenor:            Tina o nde
All:      Lebi labisi atso ledi lawa (Repeat verse)
Chorus

Communion 3 
Like a sea without a shore,
love divine is boundless.
Time is now and evermore,
and his love surrounds us.

Maranatha! Maranatha!
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus, come!

So that we could all be free,
he appeared among us.
Blest are those who have not seen
yet believe his promise.

All our visions, all our dreams,
are but ghostly shadows
of the radiant clarity
waiting at life's close.

Death, where is your victory?
Death, where is your sting?
Closer than the air we breathe
is our risen King.

Recessional
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion,
pure unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast;
let us all in thee inherit,
let us find thy promised rest.

Take away the love of sinning,
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all thy grace receive;
suddenly return, and never,
never more thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above;
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation,
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love and praise.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended until further notice. 
There is, now, no longer any need to book your places for the 10am Mass on a Sunday morning All the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench have now been removed. I would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench.
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family).

THE CURRENT SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME FOR FIRST COMMUNION
The next occasions for the current sacramental programme will be for the Holy Rosary Group, who will be making their first confessions at a reconciliation service on Saturday 4th December at 2pm in St. Patrick’s Church. The St. Patrick’s group will make their first confessions on Saturday 11th December at a reconciliation service in St. Patrick’s Church at 2pm.

SYNOD
Pope Francis has called a Universal Synod which is taking place in every Catholic diocese across the world. The Synod is themed: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. We want to hear from as many people as possible, those involved in the church and those who are not. You can take part by completing an online submission using the QR code or following this link. 
www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D3FXJ2.
Please share this link with family and friends. We have until 1st March 2022 to make our submissions then, after national and continental gatherings, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome in 2023 to reflect on what has been heard. Please remember the Synod in your prayers. Your contribution is invaluable and will make a considerable difference to the future of the Church in our diocese and across the world. 

CARITAS SALFORD’S ADVENT APPEAL 2021: #LOVED
Caritas Salford’s work with children and families is at the heart of our Love in Action as much as it ever was, and is just one aspect of their diverse work supporting those facing crisis and challenge.
Please visit http://www.caritassalford.org.uk/advent-2021  to see the difference your donations have made in the past 12 months to over 5,000 families*.

CHRISTMAS MASSES
If you are planning ahead, I suggest that we have Mass on Christmas Eve (the first Mass of Christmas) at 8pm and then Mass on Christmas Day itself at the usual time of 10am. Masses on the Sunday (Boxing Day) will be at the usual times of 10am and 6pm. Then, I shall be going away for a few days!

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Tuesday 30th - St Andrew (Apostle):  St Andrew was the brother of St Peter.  When Jesus called them to be apostles, he promised to make them ‘fishers of men’.
After the Ascension, Andrew worked mostly in Greece. He is, of course, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Wednesday 3rd December - St. Francis Xavier: He was a Basque Spaniard and a friend of St. Ignatius Loyola and one of the first Jesuits. He preached in India, arriving at the Portuguese colony of Goa. After about seven years, he set sail for Japan where he became the first European to set foot on those islands and preached there for two years with incredible success. He then set off for China but died on an island off the coast of China in 1552.
Saturday 4th December: St. John Damascene – He was from Damascus in Syria. He became a monk, a philosopher, a theologian and a Defender of Sacred Art during the iconoclast crisis of the eighth century

PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE
There will be a Parish Reconciliation service on Sunday 19th December at 3.15pm. It should last about three quarters of an hour.

CHANNEL DEATHS
Channel deaths “tragic summons to action”, says Cardinal. Following the tragic death of at least 27 migrants in the Channel on Wednesday – the worst-ever migrant tragedy in that body of water – Cardinal Vincent Nichols said:
“The terrible loss of so many lives in the Channel is a tragic summons to action. This event illustrates graphically both the ruthless evil of the traffickers and the desperation of those trying to escape poverty, conflict or persecution in search of a better life."

FUTURE EVENTS
Oldham Interfaith Forum's Festival of Light 2021 is being held on the 1st of December. The Festival of Light celebrates Christmas, Chanukkah, Diwali and Mualid un Nabbi.
When? Wednesday 1st December
What time? Starting at 6.30pm,
Where?  Queen Elizabeth II Hall, West Street, Civic Centre Oldham 
To reserve your FREE PLACE please email Fazal Rahim at oldham_interfaith@msn.com

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”p