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

16TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK:   JULY  23RD  - JULY  29TH 2017

16TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

O  Lord,  you  are  good  and  forgiving,  full of  love  to  all  whom call.  Give  heed,  O  Lord,  to  my  prayer  and  attend  to  the  sound  of  my  voice.

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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;          Maureen  Ross;   Sr.  Cathrine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;   Edna  Bagaporo.  
LATELY  DEAD:      Delia  Harrison;    Eileen  Partington.             
ANNIVERSARIES:   Ellen  Brierley;   Ron  Wilkinson;   Elena  Chavez;   John  Royle. May They Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £464.91;   Loose:   £346.63;  Total:   £811.54
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £20.00; £11.82 £5.00; £5.00.         Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00; £15.30; £10.00  for  CAFOD;   £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £20.35 for Missio. 

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 next week.

  • 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.
  • VOLUNTEER ARMY REQUIRED to clean the church after decoration. As many as possible. Young and older, men and women. Massive job to be done.  Be at St Patrick's next Saturday morning from 9am. We really have a BIG job on. Please help.
  • There are free copies of Newman College’s newsletter “The Cardinal” at the back of church. Please take one. 
  • Also, free copies of “The Caritas Beacon”.
  • This week, the newsletter will be printed earlier than usual, so any items or names that you would like to be included, must be handed in at church by noon on Wednesday (July 26th).

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
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 is cancelled due to cleaning of the church. See message on the opposite page.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“We must overcome all forms of racism, of intolerance and of the instrumentalization of the human person.”
“Let us be led by the Virgin Mary on the path that leads to the holy mountain that is Christ, where God and man meet.”

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

  • Mission Appeal for the Comboni Missionaries on Sunday 10th September. This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their Institute.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Sharbel Makhluf was born in Lebanon, the son of a mule driver, and was raised by an uncle who opposed his youthful piety. Aged 23, he joined the monastery of Saint Maron where he took the name Sharbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. He was ordained in 1859, after which he lived as a model monk, but became a hermit in 1875, until his death 23 years later. He gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing as a priest. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
St. James: an apostle, born at Bethsaida, the son of Zebedee and the brother of John, he was killed by Herod in Jerusalem in about 42, and is especially venerated at Compostella, in north-west Spain.
Saints Joachim and Anne: an old tradition going back to the second century, gives these as the names of the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus. She received the Lord into her house and provided for his needs with great care. At her request, the Lord raised her brother from the dead.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”

  • A preacher of the old school was describing the events of Judgment Day and, of course, he used Biblical phrases whenever he could. "Oh, my friends," he shouted, "imagine the suffering of the sinners as they find themselves cast into the outer darkness, removed from the presence of the Lord and given to eternal flames. My friends, at such a time there will be weeping, wailing and a great gnashing of teeth!" At this point, one of the elders of the congregation interrupted. "But Reverend," he said, "what if one of those hopeless sinners has no teeth?" The preacher crashed his fist on the pulpit, "My friends, the Lord is not put out by details. Rest assured ... teeth will be provided!"
  • A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?" "Sixteen," the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly. "How do you know that?" "Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add it up, like the pastor said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."
  • I saw this homeless chap, wearing a Square & Compass pin.  I offered him a cigarette, but he said he doesn't smoke. I offered to take him to the pub, but he said he doesn't drink. I asked if he'd been to a Mason’s lodge meeting recently, but he said he hadn't. I asked him to come to my home.  He asked why?  I said I wanted to show the wife what happens to someone who doesn't smoke, drink or go to Lodge meetings.
  • My dog is called Minton. Today he ate a shuttlecock. Bad Minton!
  • Q:  How does Moses make his tea?   A:  Hebrews it.
READERS
Today 10.00am A. Auxtero & M. Chiappi
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm A. McGlade
   
Next Sunday 10.00am T. Nufable & D. Sarkodie
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm R. McGlade

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
D. Daka
 
2.
P.  Hilton
 
3.
M.  Higson
   
Next Sunday
1.
A.  Powell
 
2.
F. Wisniewski
 
3.
Alexis

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 4

Team  4

Next week
Week 1
Mary  &  Francis

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