THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

AUGUST 20TH - 26TH 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

TUESDAY: 
12  noon Mass  
(The Queenship of the BVM)             

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
Funeral  Service at 9.30am for John O’Hara

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Bartholomew, apostle)

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Louis & St. Joseph Calasanz, priest)

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass 
(Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God, 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
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SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass
(St. Pius the Tenth, Pope)  

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Rose of Lima, virgin)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

14TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK:   JULY  9TH - JULY  15TH  2017

14TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“Come  to  me,  all  you  who  labour  and  are  overburdened,  and  I  will  give  you  rest.  Shoulder  my  yoke  and  learn  from  me,  for  I  am  gentle  and  humble  of  heart,  and  you  will  find  rest  for  your  souls.  Yes,  my  yoke  is  easy  and  my  burden  light.”

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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;    Andrew  Clase;       Barbara  Bankien;   Maureen  Ross;   Sr.  Cathrine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green; Dave  Beech. 
LATELY  DEAD:    Margaret  Hulley;   Delia  Harrison;   Isaiah  Okinde;   Fr. Tony  Duffy;   Fr.  Tony  Lawton.           
ANNIVERSARIES:   Gordon  Mills;   Frederick  David  Cartwright;     Mary  Ellen (Nellie) Lafferty.  May They Rest in Peace.  

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £656.72;   Loose:   £279.52;  Total:   £936.24
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £250.00  Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00  and £20.00 for  CAFOD;   £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £5.00  for the Summer Fun Day.

PARISH  NEWS

  • The PARISH FAMILY FUN DAY was a really lovely day.  The weather was perfect, so the children had a great time winning highly prized medals for their efforts at the games.  All the games were appreciated but I think the favourite was the tug-of-war. The old bell rope came in handy after all! Even though the event was not meant to be a great fund raising affair, the stallholders raised around a thousand pounds towards parish funds. Many thanks to so many people, from various communities, and too many to mention individually, who organised, donated, and helped in any way to make the day memorable. The following raffle prizes remain unclaimed:

Certified Model Lancaster Bomber: Ticket No. 176; Smoked Bottles Relax Lamps: No. 262
Baylis and Harding Slippers and Foot treatment No. 197;  Bottle of Prosecco No. 15;
Box Belgian Chocolates. No. 284;   Box Assorted Biscuits: No.302
Please note: Collect from Piety Shop on production of winning ticket.  Unclaimed prizes will be “recycled” after 3 weeks.

  • Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota (for August, September and October) from the sacristy after Mass today.
  • 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.
  • The piety shop has now received a copy of the Christmas catalogue. Items which are popular and sell quickly e.g. cane calendars, can be reserved. No complete nativity sets will be ordered as there are so many types and prices but if you would like one or indeed anything else, please ask to see the Christmas catalogue.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: Summer Music Festival from 10.30am. at Newman College, Broadway OL9 9QX. Musicians from Oldham Music Centre & Newman College; over 40 different groups performing; rock & pop, orchestras, bands, choirs, ukuleles, hot & cold food, family activities and much more. Adults £6.50, concessions £4.50, £20 family ticket.           
FRIDAY: Oldham Interfaith Forum along with, Remembering Srebrenica, Oldham Sixth Form College and Faith Network 4 Manchester are organising an event titled 'Remembering Srebrenica' in Oldham Sixth Form College 6.00 - 8.00pm. A simple meal will be shared at the end of the event. To book your FREE place, please log on to www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk and type your details in 'Reserve your place’ in this event section on the main page. 

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 27th July at 7.30pm.
  • Mission Appeal for the Comboni Missionaries on Sunday 10th September. This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their Institute.

ITEMS  FROM  ST.  PATRICK’S  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  JUNE

  • It was agreed that the preparation for the Summer Fun Day by the organizing group had worked well but it was thought that it was necessary to have a central person appointed to oversee future events so as to ensure that all contingencies are covered and nothing is overlooked.  Christine Wilson, because of her position as a school governor, who, therefore, already has a working relationship with the school, was asked to take on this responsibility and she agreed.
  • David Daka reported that he has an ‘All age’ parish football team ready to play.  Unfortunately, when Fr Phil raised the matter at the last Deanery Conference, no other parish in the Deanery was able to raise an opposing team. It was suggested that for the time being our team should continue to play 5-a-side games until such time when suitable opponents can be found.
  • Church Decoration: Despite Fr Phil’s reservations, the decorators say that they are on schedule to finish the work on time.  Unfortunately, it was reported that during the preparation work on the ceiling of the side aisles, part of the ceiling collapsed.  The workmen began to repair the damage with plasterboard, but this had to be stopped because, as the church is a listed building, the repair has to be done in the traditional manner i.e. lath and plaster.  Therefore a specialist company has been called in to survey the rest of the side aisle ceilings and to repair as necessary.  Unfortunately when the work is completed there is a three week drying out period required before the ceiling can be painted.  It now looks as though the decoration work will be completed in time except for the side aisle ceilings which will require this extra three weeks.
  •   The Mass for the Sick and Housebound is usually celebrated around this time but  it was decided that because of the ongoing decoration work that there will be no special Mass this year.  Fr. Phil is, of course, always available to administer the Sacrament of Healing as required.     (to be completed next week)

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
An American businessman goes to Japan on a business trip, but he hates Japanese food, so he asks the concierge at his hotel if there's any place around where he can get American food. The concierge tells him he's in luck; there's a pizza place that just opened, and they deliver. The concierge gives the businessman the phone number, and he goes back to his room and orders a pizza. Thirty minutes later, the delivery guy shows up to the door with the pizza. The businessman takes the pizza, and starts sneezing uncontrollably. He asks the delivery man, ''What the heck did you put on this pizza?'' The delivery man bows deeply and says, "We put on the pizza what you ordered, pepper only."

READERS
Today 10.00am D. Sarcodie & L. Nicholls
  11.30am T. Nakawooya
  6.00pm C. Douglas
   
Next Sunday 10.00am J. Williams & P. Hilton
  11.30am P. Marshall
  6.00pm M Ruffle

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

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

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 2

Indian Community

Next week
Week 3
Joyce  &  David  Daka  &  friends  (African)

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