THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

OCTOBER 15TH - 21ST 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. Ignatius of Antioch)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(Ss. John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues & St. Paul of the Cross)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass 

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
ST MARY

SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass
(St. Hedwig & St. Margaret Mary Alcoque)

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass
(St. Luke, Evangelist)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday
15th October
10.00am
M. Fernandez & J. Finch
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
6.00pm
C. Dodd
Sunday 21st October
10.00am D. Daka & P. Hilton
11.30am T. Nakawooya
6.00pm R. McGlade
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 15th October
1
F. Wisniewski
2
Alexis
3
M. Larrad
Sunday 21st October
1
J.  Taylor
2
B.  Auxtero
3
C.  Riley
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 15th October
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka  and  friends  (African
Sunday 21st October
Week 4 Team 4

19TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: AUGUST  13TH -  AUGUST  19TH      2017

19TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“Lord!  Save  me!”  Peter  cried.  Jesus  replied,  “Man  of  little  faith,  why  did  you  doubt?”

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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;      Tony  Martin (Jr);   John  Dwyer;   Edwige  Fomo;   Fr.  Michael  Fleming;   Hannah;   Nancy  O’Neill.  
LATELY  DEAD:  Brendan  Ward;   Bernard MacNamara;   Julia  Pritchard;   Derek;   John  O’Hara.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Fermina  &  Juanito  (Jr)  Moniza;   Leoncio  Celo;   Christopher,  Dionisio & Milagros  Febrero;   Lilia  Edvarte.
May They Rest in Peace.
SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £467.35;   Loose:   £448.63;  Total:   £915.98
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £200.00,  £11.15  and  £4.32.      Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00;  £17.30;  £10.00;  for  CAFOD;   £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;   £15.00  for  flowers.

PARISH  NEWS
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.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“When something makes us suffer, let us listen to the voice of Jesus in our hearts: “Do not fear! Go ahead! I am with you!”
“Jesus does not leave us alone because we are precious to Him.”
“Forgiveness sets our hearts free and allows us to start anew.  Forgiveness gives hope” “Without forgiveness, the Church is not built up.”
“Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn't lock itself into darkness, that doesn't dwell on the past, but is able to see a tomorrow”

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE

  • The Annual Rosary & Hymns with Gospel Singer Tom McCourt will take place in Platt Fields, Manchester (Grangethorpe Road entrance) on Saturday 9th September at 3.00pm. Ice cream is free. Contact Sarah Mitchell on 0161 431 0410.
  • The Oldham Walsingham Association is holding an Autumn Quiet Day on Wednesday 25th October at Werneth Convent beginning at 10.00am with Fr. Andrew Pastore of the Schoenstatt Fathers as the leader. The cost is £13.00 which includes lunch and tea. Cheques payable to Oldham Walsingham Association and posted to Mrs. V.  Brocklehurst, 433 Shaw Rd., Royton, OldhamOL2 6BP. Closing date Wednesday 6th October. Information from David on 01706 661172.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: the baptism and christening of Scarlett will take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church.
TUESDAY is the feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.

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.
  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 21st September at 7.30pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894 and became a Franciscan in 1910. He was arrested by the invading German forces in 1939 and sentenced to heavy labour in the extermination camp at Auschwitz. When a married man was chosen to be executed, Maximilian volunteered to take his place and he was killed by lethal injection in 1941. He was canonised in 1982 in the presence of the man whose life he saved.
St. Stephen of Hungary: crowned as King in 1000, he was just, peaceful, religious and dedicated to spreading Christianity in his realm. He established dioceses and strengthened the life of the Church before dying in 1038.
St. John Eudes: born in 1601, John became a priest and a Missioner, travelling to many parishes in his native France. He was devoted to the Sacred Heart and founded a Congregation to promote the formation of priests. He also founded the Congregation of Our Lady of the Refuge, to rescue women and girls trying to escape from a life of prostitution.

ITEMS  FROM  ST.  PATRICK’S  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  HELD  IN  JULY.
Church Decoration:  Fr Phil said that the decoration of the church would be completed in time for the Bishop’s visit on Sunday 6th August except for a few minor works and final ‘snagging’.  He also announced that there was a meeting with the architects to be held the day after this team meeting to discuss an alternative to the blue colour presently in the cloister window type alcoves around the sanctuary wall.  It had been a much expressed opinion of those who had seen this blue that it was dominating and took away from the rest of the work.
Planned Finish Celebrations – All the choirs have been informed about the planned ‘All Choirs’ Mass and this will go ahead.  It was decided that because the bishop was unable to stay for long after the Mass because of a pre-planned appointment at Ampleforth, and bearing in mind the vagaries of the weather the barbecue in the afternoon would not now go ahead.  Instead, it was decided that people will be asked to bring ‘party’ food for the coffee bar to celebrate after mass.
Magazine / Booklet:  It was suggested that information and pictures regarding the restoration work in the church should be compiled.  A similar magazine was produced for Waterhead church, and this could be used as a guide.  Frank Wisniewski was asked and agreed to look into the organizing and costing of such a magazine.  Fr Phil suggested that an electronic version for our web site would reach more people and might be more effective.  He agreed to look into the matter.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
WRINKLES:  Something other people have....similar to my character lines. TOOTHACHE:  The pain that drives you to extraction.

READERS
Today 10.00am M. Fernandez & J. Finch
  11.30am T. Nakawooya
  6.00pm M. Ruffle
   
Next Sunday 10.00am  
  11.30am  
  6.00pm  

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
M.  Larrad
 
2.
J.  Taylor
 
3.
B. Auxtero
   
Next Sunday
1.
 
 
2.
 
 
3.
 

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 2

Indian  Community

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

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