APRIL 11TH - 17TH 2021

Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown


Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays, until further notice. There will also be Mass at 6.00pm on Sunday evenings in church. This will not be livestreamed.

The way that Mass is livestreamed has now changed.

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


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

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will be open on Mondays to Saturdays for
12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm. Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 


Attending places of worship in Tier 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship. Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings.

Please see the newsletter for more updates regarding Weddings and Funerals, Baptisms and singing in church.

Temporarily suspended (by appointment if deemed necessary).
Baptisms & Weddings:
by arrangement when restrictions permit. 

WEEK: APRIL 11TH  - 17TH  2021

2nd Sunday of Easter (Year B)

“Give me your hand. Put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.”


YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Kevin Mullin, Angela Marshall, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: John Birtles, Dermot Butler, Nora Conway, Veronica Sobieralski, HRH Prince Philip
ANNIVERSARIES: Sidolyne Chiappi, Bertin Djiedeu, Ronald Wilkinson, Maureen Ross, William and Maureen Sumner, William Melia

COLLECTION: Total: £1054.35
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £36.00; Food Bank: £80.00; ; Indian Community: £55.14; Flowers: £25
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

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

The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.Taxpayers will also have to sign a declaration form (available at the back of church) so that we can claim the tax back.

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) (or of Divine Mercy)
11th April 2021


All people that on Earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear His praise forth tell
Come yea before him and rejoice

The wisdom of the living God
Is seen in Jesus crucified
Such weakness can unite and heal
Where human parlance strength divide

To Father Son and Holy Ghost
The God whom heav’n and earth adore
From us and from the angel host
Be praise and glory ever more

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts. Alternatively, the Rite for
the Blessing and Sprinkling of Water may be used.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and m what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. Alf reply: Amen.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

The Collect
God of everlasting mercy,
who, in the very recurrence of the paschal
kindle the faith of the people you have made
your own,
increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand
in what font they have been washed,
by whose Spirit they have been reborn,
by whose Blood they have been redeemed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35
The whole group of believers was united, heart
and soul· no one claimed for his own use
anything that he had, as everything they owned
was held in common.
The apostles continued to testify to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power,
and they were all given great respect.
None of their members was ever in want, as
all those who owned land or houses would sell
them, and bring the money from them, to
present it to the apostles; it was then disturbed
to any members who might be in need.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 117:2-4. 15-18. 22-24. R.v.1
R) Give thanks to the Lord for he is Good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
'His love has no end.'
Let the sons of Aaron say:
'His love has no end.'
Let those who fear the Lord say:
'His love has no end.' (R)
The Lord's right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds.
I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
but not doomed to die. (R)
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 5:1-6
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
has been begotten by God;
and whoever loves the Father that begot him
loves the child whom he begets.
We can be sure that we love God's children
if we love God himself and do what he has
commanded us;
this is what loving God is -
keeping his commandments;
and his commandments are not difficult
because anyone who has been begotten by God
has already overcome the world·
this is the victory over the world '
our faith.
Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God;
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
not with water only,
but with water and blood;
with the Spirit as another witness -
since the Spirit is the truth.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus said:
Jn 20:29
'You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen
and yet believe.'

Gospel Acclamation:
Hanapin mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasaiyo
Allelu, Alleluia. (x2)

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
John 20:19-31
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the evening of that same day, the first day of
·the week, the doors were closed in the room
where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews.
Jesus came and stood among them. He said to
them, 'Peace be with you,' and showed them his
hands and his side. The disciples were filled
with joy when they saw the Lord and he said to
them again, 'Peace be with you."
'As the Father sent me, so am I sending you '
tier saying this he breathed on them and said:
Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven; for those who sins
you retain, they are retained.'
Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the
Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came
When the disciples said, 'We have seen the
Lord,' he answered, 'Unless I see the holes that
the nails made in his hands and can put my fin-
ger into the holes they made, and unless can
put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.'
Eight days later the disciples were in the house
again and Thomas was with them. The doors
were closed, but Jesus came in and stood
among them. 'Peace be with you,' he said.
Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your finger here;
look, here are my hands. Give me your hand·
put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe."
Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus
said to him:
'You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen
and yet believe.'
There were many other signs that Jesus worked
and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded
1n this book. These are recorded so that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
God, and that believing this you may have life
through his name.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Apostles' Creed Stand
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the All bow
Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, died and was buried·
he descended into hell; '
on the third day he rose again from the dead·
he ascended into heaven, '
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the
living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory: Reyna ng langit
Reyna ng langit, magsaya, Aleluya!Anak mong dinala sa tuwa, Aleluya!Ay nabuhay na mangmuli, Aleluya!Ipanalangin mo kami sa Ama, Aleluya!

Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, ·and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters)
that my sacrifice and yours '
may be acceptable to God
the almighty Father. '
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer· over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, we pray,
the oblations of your people
(and of those you have brought to new birth )
that, renewed by confession of your name '
and by Baptism,
they may attain unending happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface 1 of Easter, The Paschal Mystery
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation
at all times to acclaim you O Lord '
but on this day above all '
to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For he is the true Lamb
who has taken away the sins of the world·
by dying he has destroyed our death, '
and by rising, restored our life.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers with the
angelic hosts, '
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus Holy Holy Holy
Santo, Santo, Santo,
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!


Eucharistic Prayer II
{The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
In a similar way, when ·supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep in the hope of the
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ ... for ever and ever. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Come and be filled as you sit at my table
Quenching your thirst as you drink of my wine
Bringing the memory of my dying and rising
Into your bloodstream mingled with mine

This is the bread ...that has come down from heaven... This is my blood ...for the life of the world...

He leads us out ....of the power of darkness... Setting us free.... through the spirit He sends...

Thus shall the world ....know you are my disciples...
If you can love... and if you can forgive...

Prayer after Communion
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that our reception of this paschal Sacrament
may have a continuing effect
in our minds and hearts.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia. Or:
Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.

A new commandment I give unto you:
That you love one another as I have loved you,
That you love one another as I have loved you.

By this shall all know
That you are My disciples
If you have love one for another...
You are My friends
If you do what I commend you
Without My help you can do nothing

I am now livestreaming the Mass each day through the Twitter app (@PhilipSumner13). However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google (or another search engine) will take you to my Twitter feed. Steve has now incorporated this on to the home page of our Parish Website. So, all you need to do is go to that homepage and, on the right-hand side, you will see the written invitation: “Click here for Mass livestream”. That will take you to my Twitter feed. You will then be able to follow the Mass live or watch previous recordings of Masses or services. BUT be aware that you must click on the two arrows at the bottom of the screen (pointing towards each other) to view the whole picture. Otherwise, you might not pick up the image of people at the lectern. It was interesting that on Holy Thursday 347 people followed the service on Twitter, on Good Friday, 368, on Easter Sunday 333, but, for the 2-minute test, 441!!

The only feast day (optional memoria) this week is on Tuesday. St. Martin I, Pope and martyr. Martin was born in Todi in Italy and when he became Pope, he called the Lateran Council in 649. He was abducted by the Emperor and died in exile in the Crimea in 655.


A section of the Response from the Catholic Association for Racial Justice to the recent report of the Government Commission on Race and Ethnic disparities (published on 31st March).
“The Report is rich with data, but its interpretations and reflections go beyond the data and are questionable. However, many of its recommendations should be given thoughtful consideration. The Report has met with a chorus of criticism from reputable sources. We share many of these criticisms, and we are especially concerned about the Reports’ sceptical discussion of ‘institutional racism’.”
The following are a few of the critics with a link to their statements:

The Runnymede Trust

British Sociological Association (BSA)

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: or, after Tuesday, via the Twitter App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning, this next week, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

The Acts of the Apostles today presents a wonderful vision of the early Church  where ‘no one claimed for their use anything that they had; as everything they owned was held in common.’
None of us own the planet. It is given us by God on trust, to be held in common.

To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 3rd July at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am, The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 26th June at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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