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

OUR  LADY  OF  MOUNT  CARMEL
WEEK:   JULY  16TH  - JULY  22ND 2017

OUR  LADY  OF  MOUNT  CARMEL

“The  one  who  received  the  seed  in  rich  soil  is  the  man  who  hears  the  word  and  understands  it; 
he  is  the  one  who  yields  a  harvest  and  produces  now  a  hundredfold.”

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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;   Patricia  Thompson.
LATELY  DEAD:    Margaret  Hulley;   Bridget  (Delia)  Harrison;   Mary  Grant.
ANNIVERSARIES:     Phil  Mason;   Rose  McGladdery;   Fred  Frederick. May They Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  Fr. Michael Fleming, on the anniversary of his Ordination, for his service to the Holy Priesthood.                                                                                  
SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £553.28;   Loose:   £254.20;  Total:   £807.48
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £20.00; £20.00; £10.66; £5.00; £4.05.         Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00; £25.30; £20.00; £10.00  for  CAFOD;   £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank. 

PARISH  NEWS

  • The PARISH FAMILY FUN DAY: 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 another 2 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 if you have not already done so.
  • 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.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“I entrust sailors, fishermen, and all those in difficulty on the seas far away from home, to the motherly protection of Mary, Star of the Sea.”
“Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger, and war.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the principal patron of our diocese and one of the patrons of our church (Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Patrick). Mount Carmel Elias') is a coastal mountain range in northern Israel stretching from the Mediterranean Sea towards the southeast. Here there is a Carmelite monastery, of which
Our Lady is the patroness. The Stella Maris Monastery (Star of the Sea) on Mount Carmel, named after a traditional title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is considered the spiritual headquarters of the order.

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 a time and date for catechists to meet with Fr Phil to work out a programme for initiation and safeguarding will be made as soon as possible.
  • Organ Restoration:  Fr Phil said that he had received different reports regarding the pros and cons of electronic and wind organs.  It was agreed that when the time comes for making a decision on the matter, our parish organist, Steve Owen, will take a leading role, but the matter is pretty academic at the moment as we won’t know how much money is available until after the decoration and electrical installation is paid for..
  • The team did not think a further notice board was required to advertise social events, but Tina Nufable would be allowed to display approved notices for social events but she would also need to remove them as they became out of date.  Peter Hilton who looks after the notice boards will have overall responsibility.
  • Planned Finish Celebrations – The ‘All choirs Mass and Barbecue’ may likely now have to be postponed.  The bishop had indicated that he would be minded to join us for the celebrations, but now with this possible delay his diary might well be full for the actual finish date.  Fr Phil is going to consult with Bishop John to clarify the situation after we become more certain about the finish date.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. John Plessington: the family originated near Blackburn in the north of the diocese. He was born in 1637 and studied for the priesthood in Valladolid. He worked first at Holywell, in North Wales, before moving to Cheshire. He was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales - he was arrested, tried and hanged in Chester in 1697.
St. Apollinaris was thought to be a disciple of St. Peter, and the first Bishop of Ravenna (Italy), beaten to death near the end of the first century.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi: born in 1559, he entered the Capuchin Order, where he taught theology to the students and engaged in many of the works of the Order. As a renowned preacher, he travelled throughout Europe and wrote many works to explain the Catholic faith. He died at Lisbon in 1619.
St. Mary Magdalene was one of Christ’s disciples and was present at his death. On Easter morning, she was the first to whom the risen Redeemer appeared (St. Mark’s Gospel).

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
Fred was dying in hospital and he asked the chaplain for some paper and, gathering his strength, he wrote a note and then died. The chaplain, without reading the note, put it in his pocket and prayed for Fred. At the eulogy at Fred’s funeral, the chaplain remembered the note so he pulled it out of his pocket still unread, and read it to the assembled congregation. It said, “You’re standing on my oxygen tube.”

READERS
Today 10.00am J. Williams & P. Hilton
  11.30am P. Marshall
  6.00pm M Ruffle
   
Next Sunday 10.00am A. Auxtero & M. Chiappi
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm A. McGlade

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
J. Finch
 
2.
P.  Crosby
 
3.
R. Estrellona
   
Next Sunday
1.
D. Daka
 
2.
P.  Hilton
 
3.
M.  Higson

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 3

Joyce  &  David  Daka  &  friends  (African)

Next week
Week 4
Team  4

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