THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 17TH - 23RD 2017

ST.  PATRICK’S SERVICES

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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

20TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: AUGUST  20TH -  AUGUST  26TH      2017

20TH    SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

Let  the  peoples  praise  you,  O  God;  let  all  the  peoples  praise  you.

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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;   Barbara  Booth;   Sr.  Colette  Flynn;   baby  Orla  Boland. 
LATELY  DEAD:    John  O’Hara;    Hirondina  Alhinho  Tavares;     Mary Whittaker  (née  Dutson, now in New Zealand).  
ANNIVERSARIES:   George  Varkey;   Kunjamma  George;   Varghese  Thomas;   Amy  Sexton;   Nellie  &  Len  Bates;   Bernard  Kearns.   May They Rest in Peace.

CONGRATULATIONS  to Fr. David O’Kane, former parish priest of St. Patrick’s church, on his well-earned retirement.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £654.22;   Loose:  £410.89;  Total:  £1,065.11
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £100.00  and   £12.45.      Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £60.00;  £10.00;  £6.70  for  CAFOD;   £21.11  for  Missio.

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”
“May nothing stop you from living and growing in your Heavenly Father’s friendship, and from witnessing to His infinite goodness and mercy.”
“The journey of entrusting ourselves to the Lord begins every day, starting each morning.”
“In Mary we see that humility is not a virtue of the weak but of the strong who don’t have to treat others badly to feel important”
“Dear young people, you are the hope of the Church. Do you dream about your future? Then take part in #synod18! http://goo.gl/WghUv”

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE

  • 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”
FRIDAY:  the wedding of Carl Alexander Anderson and Rachel Victoria Wolfenden takes place at 2.00pm in St. Patrick’s church. Congratulations and best wishes to you both.
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30  -  11.45am.
SUNDAY: the baptism and christening of Lydia Patricia Mendy take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church. Welcome into our parish community.

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. Pius X: born in Italy into a poor family in 1835, he was ordained and worked as parish priest for 17 years before being made spiritual director at the seminary, then Bishop of Mantua, patriarch of Venice and finally Pope in 1903. He sought to renew Christian life by emphasising charity and the Eucharist. He worked to avoid war in 1914, but died shortly after its outbreak.
St. Rose of Lima was born in Peru in 1586. She entered the third order of St. Dominic and became known as a great mystic, all the time living at home. She died, aged 31, in 1617.
St. Bartholomew: born at Cana in Galilee, he was led to Jesus by the apostle Philip, and after the Lord’s Ascension, tradition has it that he preached the Gospel in India and there suffered martyrdom.
St. Louis; born in 1214, he became King Louis IX of France in 1236. He undertook Crusades to the Holy Land, and was famed for humility and love of the Church. He died in Carthage in 1270.
St. Joseph Calasanz: born in Spain in 1557, he went to Rome as a priest devoting great energy to the education of the children of the poor. He faced opposition to this work, but was finally vindicated by the Pope.
Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God: Dominic Barberi was born at Viterbo in 1792. He became a Passionist and travelled to England in 1841. Here he laboured tirelessly, establishing four Passionist houses and bringing many people into the Church by his preaching and writing. He received John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman into the church. He died at Reading in 1849.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
The teacher asked her pupils to write an essay on what they would do if they received a million pounds each. Every pupil began writing immediately. But not Tommy - he just sat in his chair, stared at the ceiling and played with his pen. At the end of the class, Tommy submitted his blank sheet of paper to the teacher. "What is the meaning of this, Tommy?" asked the teacher. "You have done absolutely nothing!" "Well ", replied Tommy, "if I had that much money, that's exactly what I'd do - nothing ".

Actual Comments by Football Commentators:
1.  "Well, it's Liverpool two, Ipswich nil, and if the score stays this way, I've got to fancy Liverpool for the win."
2.  " He had an eternity to play that ball, but took too long."
3.  "And so they have not been able to improve on their 100% record."
4.  "With the last kick of the game, he scored with a header."
5.  "Well, it’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour: almost all the Brazilians are wearing yellow shirts.

READERS
Today 10.00am D. Daka & W. Powell
  11.30am P. Marshall
  6.00pm A. McGlade
   
Next Sunday 10.00am C. Riley & L. Nicholls
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm C. Dodd

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
C.  Riley
 
2.
J.  Finch
 
3.
P.  Crosby
   
Next Sunday
1.
R.  Estrellona
 
2.
D.  Daka
 
3.
J.  Clements

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 3

Joyce  &  David   Daka  and  friends  (African)

Next week
Week 4
Team 4

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