THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

MAY 21ST -  27TH 2017

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:      
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
Funeral Service at 10.00am for Josef Smialowski RIP

TUESDAY: 
12  noon Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Bede the Venerable, priest)

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Philip Neri, priest)

SATURDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop)

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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ST.  MARY’S SERVICES
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SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass 
(St. Rita of Cascia, religious)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

SIXTH    SUNDAY   OF   EASTER  (YEAR  A)
WEEK:  MAY  21ST   -   MAY  27TH    2017

SIXTH    SUNDAY   OF   EASTER

“If  you  love  me  you  will  keep  my  commandments.  Anyone  who  receives  my  commandments  and  keeps  them  will  be  one  who  loves  me;  and  anybody  who  loves  me  will  be  loved  by  my  Father,  and  I  shall  love  him  and  show  myself  to  him.”

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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;   Dominic Boardman;  Alice Abraham;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    John  Walker;   Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael  O’Rourke;   Doreen  Lesyk;    Paul & Peter Gartside;    Sister  Catherine Wybourne;   Andrew  Clase;     Patricia  Haines;   Irene;   John  Campbell;   Joan  Martin;  
LATELY  DEAD:  Josef  Smialowski;    Arturo  Boy  Dolendo;   Annie  Collinson;   Michael St. Ledger;  Tommy  Ryan;   Eva  Campbell;   Robert  Case;   P. V. Ouseph.  
ANNIVERSARIES:  Alfred  N’Gouary;   Francis  Gerard  Ryan;   Susan  Anne  Kennealey;   John  &  Mary  Joceylin.                                        
May They Rest in Peace.                                          

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £371.96;   Loose:   £371.01;  Total:   £742.97
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                                   
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £12.00   
Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:   £7.75  and  £4.00  for  CAFOD;  £10.00,  £10.00  and  £5.00 for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund.

PARISH  NEWS

  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is most welcome.
  • VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Anyone with a couple of hours to spare Saturday mornings between 9am and 12 noon wanted for lawn mowing, brass cleaning, flower arranging etc. No experience required, equipment and training provided together with tea or coffee as required. If interested, please see Colin.  
  •  Church Decoration:  Fr Phil confirmed that permission to proceed with the work had been received from the diocese and from the Historic Churches Committee and therefore the date for the start of the work is 5th June and to end 28th July. During this time the church will only be open on Saturday and Sundays.  Midweek masses will take place in the dining room of the Parish House.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
WALKING TOGETHER: there is a walk of unity on Saturday 10th June supported by all the leaders of the main church traditions across Greater Manchester. The route is: 10.00am – gather to worship at Salford Cathedral, 11.15am- open air worship in St. Ann’s Square, 12 noon – United Celebration in Manchester Cathedral. There are flyers available at the back of church.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“God makes His most beautiful flowers grow among the driest stones.”
“Our hope is the Lord Jesus whom we recognize as living and present in us and in our brothers and sisters.”
“Let us ask for the grace to follow Jesus faithfully, not in words but in deeds, and to have the patience to carry our own cross.”
“Fatima is more than anything this mantle of Light where we take refuge when we ask the Virgin Mary: “show unto us Jesus”.”


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass.  Please pray for the following children:
Nicholas Ali;    Gabriel Roy Balanza;    Clara Ebuta;   Marcelina Golka;   Aneeka Kashif;
Aneeka Kashif;   Zoya Kashif;   Julia Maria Labuda;   Oliwia Labuda;  Blessing B Ndalu;
Charlotte Ndikumana;    Khanysile Ndikumana;    Maria Pereira;    Oliver James Rigby;
Raquel Seca;    Asad Sher;    Johnson Warden.
ALSO, if you wish to donate to the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, place your donation in an envelope labelled EEF and hand it in at church. This appeal  will close in 2 weeks time.
THURSDAY:  St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30 – 11.45am
NEXT  SUNDAY: is the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. There will be a mandatory retiring collection after all Masses for the Catholic Communications Network.

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

  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 4th June.
  • Parish Walk on Saturday 24th June.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 2nd July
  • Parish Summer Fun Day on Sunday 2nd July at 12.30pm.
  • Mission Appeal for the Comboni Missionaries on Sunday 6th August. This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their Institute.  They work mainly in Africa, South America, China and the Philippines.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Rita of Cascia:  despite an early desire to enter religious life, she was married at the age of 18. After the violent death of her abusive husband, and the death of her children, she joined the Augustinian monastery in Cascia (Italy) at the age of 36 in 1413. She helped to bring peace to her city and never lost her faith in God, or her desire to be with Him.St. Bede the Venerable was born in 673 in Jarrow and educated by the Benedictines. He joined the monastery there and led a life of great erudition, producing many writings. He worked on interpreting the Scriptures and the History of the Church in Britain, dying in 735.
St. Philip Neri renowned for his piety and sense of fun and humour, he was born in Florence in 1515. He arrived in Rome and after a mystical experience in the catacombs he gathered a community of friends to look after the sick which eventually became the Oratory. He died in 1595.
St. Augustine of Canterbury: in 597 Pope Gregory the Great sent Augustine, then a monk in the monastery of St. Peter in Rome, to evangelise the people in Britain. Despite turning back once, he succeeded in converting King Ethelbert and founding the See of Canterbury. He died in 605. He is now the secondary patron of our diocese.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
A young woman brought her fiance home to meet her parents. After dinner, her father asked the young man into his study for a chat. "So, what are your plans?", the father said. "I'm a theology scholar," the young man replied. "Admirable," the father said, "but what will you do to provide a nice home for my daughter?" "I will study and God will provide," the young man explained. "And how will you afford to raise children?", The father asked. "God will provide", said the young man. The men left the study and the mother asked her husband, "How did it go?" "Very well; I like him. He has no money or employment plans," the father said. "But on the other hand, he thinks I'm God."

An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip, the beast tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both. As the man sailed head over heels, he cried out, "Oh, my God! Help me!" At once, the ferocious attack scene froze in place, and as the atheist hung in mid-air, a booming voice came down from the clouds, "I thought you didn't believe in Me!" "Come on God, give me a break!!" the man pleaded, "two minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"

READERS
Today 10.00am M. Chiappi & A. Auxtero
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm M. Ruffle
   
Next Sunday 10.00am P. Bagapuro & T. Nufable
  11.30am  
  6.00pm A. McGlade

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
M. Larrad
 
2.
J. Taylor
 
3.
B.  Auxtero
   
Next Sunday
1.
C.  Riley
 
2.
J.  Finch
 
3.
P.  Crosby

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week  4

Team  4

Next week
Week 1
Mary  &  Francis

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