THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

MAY 20TH - MAY 26TH 2018

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

TUESDAY: 
12  noon Mass
(St. Rita of Cascia)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass

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

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass
(St. Philip Neri, priest)

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
ST MARY

SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass
( St. Christopher Magallanes, priest)

WEDNESDAY:
NO MASS
(Fr. Phil is at Mayor-making ceremony)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 20th May
10.00am
Grace & R. Henri
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
9.00pm
M. Ruffle
Sunday 27th May
10.00am A. Auxtero & P. Bagapuro
11.30am M. Smith
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 20th May
1
J.  Clements
2
R.  Napa
3
M.  Almeida
Sunday 27th May
1
M.  Higson
2
F.  Wisniewski
3
Alexis
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 20th May
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka  and friends (African)
Sunday 27th May
Week 4

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PENTECOST  (WHIT)  SUNDAY  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   MAY  20TH    -    MAY  26TH    2018

PENTECOST  (WHIT)  SUNDAY  (YEAR  B)

Send  forth  your  Spirit,  O  Lord,  and  renew  the  face  of  the  earth.

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK or HOUSEBOUND:  Cecilia;  Jude Michael Harrison;   Orrell Plummer;   Dominic Boardman;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;       Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael O’Rourke;  Doreen  Lesyk;  Paul & Peter Gartside;   Tony  Sunderland;    Barbara  Booth;    Sr.  Catherine;     Elizabeth  Flanagan;   Alina  Ciborowska;   Veronica  Sobieralski;   Sarah  Bell;   Allison  Wild;   John  Bond;   Jackie  Fisher;   Bridie  Murphy;   Rita  Trippier;   Breage  O’Donnell;   Danny  Boyle;   Elaine  Travis.  
LATELY  DEAD:     Filipo  Virgilli.
ANNIVERSARIES:     Kathleen & Andrew  Curran;   Robert  Hendrik;   Jenny  Stubbs;   Peter  Bradbury;   Alered  N’Gouary. May they Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £812.28;    Loose:  £355.40;    Total:  £1,167.68
Retiring Collection for World Communications:  £60.66
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £17.16 Gift Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £31.38,  £30.00,  £10.00  and £10.00 for CAFOD;   £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £45.00 for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund.

PARISH  NEWS

  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St. Patrick’s church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is most welcome.
  • If you wish to donate to the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, then please put your offering in an envelope labelled EEF and hand it in at church.
  • The last Mass at St. Mary’s will be celebrated by Bishop John Arnold (the Bishop of Salford) at 11.45am on Sunday, 3rd June 2018. If you know of people who might like to attend this Mass, please let them know. We are still awaiting a formal letter (expected in the next two weeks) to confirm the final decision about the closure. But, for the moment, we can presume that the Mass on 3rd June will indeed be the final Mass in St. Mary’s.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“The Family is the hope of the future. Let us pray especially for families facing serious difficulties: may Our Lord assist them.”
“There is no freedom greater than letting yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to lead you wherever he wishes.”
“I express my great sorrow over the dead and wounded in the Holy Land and the Middle East. Violence never leads to peace. Therefore, I call on all sides involved and the international community to renew efforts so that dialogue, justice and peace may prevail.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY,  the children on the Sacramental Programme will make their First Holy Communion during  Mass  at 2,30pm. Please pray for them.
THURSDAY: St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
FRIDAY:  the marriage of Christian Howard Lees and Clare Maureen Marshall takes place in St. Mary’s church at 2.00pm.  Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
SATURDAY:  Annual International Mass welcoming migrants and celebrating our diversity at 2.00pm in Salford Cathedral celebrated by Bishop John.

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

  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group  meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday17th June.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 10th July.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 15th July.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Christopher Magallanes was ordained a priest in Mexico, and helped to found schools, a newspaper, catechism centres for children and adults, carpentry shops, and an electric plant. He was arrested and shot without trial in 1927 while en route to celebrate Mass. Pope John Paul II canonised him and his companions in 2000.
St. Rita of Cascia 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. She lived as a wife, mother, widow and nun. She buried her family, and help bring peace to her city, but never lost her faith in God.
St. Bede the Venerable was born in 673in Jarrow, England and educated by the Benedictines. He joined the monastery there, and began a life of great erudition, producing many writings. He worked on the interpretation of the Scriptures and the History of the Church in Britain. He died in 735.
St. Philip Neri was renowned for his prayerfulness and sense of humour. Born in Florence in 1515, he arrived in Rome and after a mystical experience in the catacombs, gathered a community of friends to look after the sick, which eventually became the Oratory. He died in 1595.

SMILE-A-WHILE

  • A preacher visits an elderly woman from his congregation. As he sits on the couch he notices a large bowl of peanuts on the coffee table. "Mind if I have a few?" he asks. "No, not at all!" the woman replied.  They chat for an hour and as the preacher stands to leave, he realizes that instead of eating just a few peanuts, he emptied most of the bowl. "I'm terribly sorry for eating all your peanuts, I really just meant to eat a few." "Oh, that's all right," the woman says. "Ever since I lost my teeth all I can do is suck the chocolate off them."
  • Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?" The man said, "I do Father." The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then the priest asked the second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?" "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply. "Then stand over there against the wall," said the priest. Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "No, I don't Father." The priest said, "I don't believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."

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