THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 17TH - 23RD 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: 
Mass at 10.00am due to the Deanery Conference
(St. Januarius & St. Theodore of Canterbury)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans)
(St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Funeral Mass for Brian Slicker RIP

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass 
(St. Pius of Pietrelcina, 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

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass
(Ss. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn & Companions)  

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

17TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK:   JULY  30TH - AUGUST  5TH 2017

17TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

God  to  Solomon:  “Since  you  have  asked  for  this and  not  asked  for  long  life  for  yourself  or  riches  or  the  lives  of  your  enemies,  but  have  asked  for  a  discerning  judgement  for  yourself,  here  and  now  I  do  what  you  ask.”.

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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;   Tony  Martin (Jr).  
LATELY  DEAD:      Delia  Harrison;    Eileen  Partington;   Sharon  Eastwood;   Geoff  Coleman;   Gerard  Bowat.
ANNIVERSARIES:   Antonietta  Hordynski;   Elsie  McGivern;   Gerard  Poole;   Ken  Poole;   Paul  Smith;   Joe  Boland;   Liam  Boland;   Pat  Boland;    Mary  Jane  Burn;   William  Boland  (Sr & Jr);   Bernise   Boland.
May They Rest in Peace.

IN  THANSGIVING FOR: Rosemary Guilfoyle on the occasion of her 70th birthday.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £399.34;   Loose:   £247.17;  Total:   £646.51
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £0.00      Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00; £20.00; £10.0; £11.21 £2.00  for  CAFOD;   £20.00 and £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. This is the last opportunity to claim prizes.

  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • Volunteers still required (as many as possible) to clean the church after decoration. Young and older, men and women – there is still a massive job to be done. Please be at St. Patrick’s on Saturday morning from 9.00am and/or Thursday night from 7.00pm. Please help!

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
NEXT  SUNDAY:  at 10.00am Mass, the official ceremony for the reopening of St. Patrick’s church after redecoration, celebrated by Bishop John Arnold.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“When we need help, let us turn to the Father who always looks on us with love and never abandons us.”
“How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage so essential for each and every society!”
Stay  with  us  Lord on  our  Journey

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. Ignatius of Loyola: born in 1491, after life in the army, he converted to a deep spiritual life. He studied in Paris, and gathered companions around himself, who later became the Society of Jesus. They were effective in teaching and evangelising. He died in 1556.
St. Alphonsus Liguori: after a career as a lawyer, he became a priest and founded the Redemptorists. He wrote on Moral Theology and combated Jansenism dying in 1787.
St. Eusebius of Vercelli: a 4th century bishop who preached against Arianism. He was exiled for his opposition and suffered greatly. He returned to Vercelli, dying in 371.
St. Peter Julian Eymard: born in France in 1811, ordained in 1834, and after 20 years in the Society of Mary, he was dispensed from vows to found the “Priests of the Blessed Sacrament”, dedicated to fostering devotion to the Blessed Eucharist. He died in 1868.
St. John Mary Vianney was born in Lyons in 1786. After years of struggle he was ordained and sent to Ars, where by preaching and example of holiness he drew people back to the sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Penance. He died in 1859.
Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major: the doctrine of Mary, Mother of God, was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Afterwards Pope Sixtus III erected a Basilica on the Esquiline Hill in Rome to honour her, later to be known as St. Mary Major.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”

  • I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don't have a curfew. I have a driver's licence and my own car. I have ID that gets me into bars and the wine store.  I like the wine store best. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, they aren’t scared of anything, they have been blessed to live this long, why be scared? And I don't have acne. Life is good! Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager. Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Scientists believe this also makes you hard of hearing as it puts pressure on your inner ear. Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.  SO THERE!!
  • One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Davey staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church's foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it."Father Donovan," the boy asked, "what is this?"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service," the priest explained. They stood together quietly, staring at the memorial plaque. Little Davey softly asked, "Which service? The 9:00 or the 10:30?"
READERS
Today 10.00am T. Nufable & D. Sarkodie
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm R. McGlade
   
Next Sunday 10.00am  
  11.30am  
  6.00pm  

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
A.  Powell
 
2.
F. Wisniewski
 
3.
Alexis
   
Next Sunday
1.
J.  Clements
 
2.
R.  Napa
 
3.
M. Almeida

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 4

Team  4

Next week
Week 1
Mary  &  Francis

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