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

21ST  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: AUGUST  27TH -  SEPTEMBER  2ND   2017

21ST   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

 “You  are  Peter  and  on  this  rock  I  will  build  my  Church.  And  the  gates  of  the  underworld  can  never  hold  out  against  it.  I  will  give  you  the  keys  of  the  kingdom  of  heaven;  whatever  you  bind  on  earth  shall  be  considered  bound  in  heaven;  whatever  you  loose  on  earth  shall  be  considered  loosed  in  heaven.”

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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.  Catherine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;   Tony  Martin (Jr);   Barbara  Booth;   Sr.  Colette  Flynn;   baby  Orla  Boland;   Patrick  Joseph  Smith. 
LATELY  DEAD:    bishop  John  Salt;   Thomas  Brian  Hennessy;   Vic  Enriquez;   Fe  Atabeto;   Aurea  Sacedon;   Beryl  Worthington;   John  O’Hara;   Thelma  Vaño;   Kevin  Dolman;   Kathleen  McMullan.     
ANNIVERSARIES:   Edward  Wild. May They Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £592.85;   Loose:   £285.74;  Total:   £878.59
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £100.00;  £29.10;  £15.00;  £10.50. Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £31.80;  £30.00;  £20.00;  £10.00  for  CAFOD;   245p  for  Missio;  £20.00  and  £20.00  for the Oldham Food Bank.

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 we are feeling sad, when it feels like everything is going wrong, we should remember: “God loves me. God never abandons me”.’
“May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the whole world and heal the wounds of war and terrorism.”
“I pray for all the victims of the attacks of these days. May the blind violence of terrorism no longer find room to exist in this world!”
“Humanity needs hope in order to live and needs the Holy Spirit in order to hope.”

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
The Filipino Association of Oldham invites you to a BBQ today from noon to 5.00pm at St. Patrick’s school, Lee St., Oldham OL8 1EF. Entrance Fee: adults £1.00 including raffle ticket, children free entry. Join us for an afternoon of fundraising, fun and food  -  bingo, raffle, face painting and music.

It’s easy to turn my back, to feel offended, hurt.
Lord, ease my bitterness my selfish sense of hurt ego, dented pride.
Let me replace them with a smile, a kind word.
May I turn back to those who need my love.
Move my heart to care less for myself and more for others.” (Fr. Pat Sayles)

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
SUNDAY: the baptism and christening of Lydia Patricia Mendy take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church. We welcome you into our parish community and wish you many future blessings.
MONDAY:  Masses will be held in St. Joseph’s cemetery (Moston) and at St. Mary’s cemetery (Wardley) at 11.00am. If wet weather, the Mass at St. Joseph’s cemetery will be held at St. Dunstan’s church, Moston Lane.
NEXT SUNDAY:  the wedding of Gareth Lee Maznyczenko and Katie Christine Lally will be held at 2.30pm in St. Mary’s church.

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. Augustine: born in 394, and thanks to the example and prayers of his mother Monica he became a Christian and was chosen as bishop of Hippo, in North Africa. Here his pastoral care, teachings and writings were exemplary. He died in 430, leaving many works, famous of which are his “Confessions”.
Ss. Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line and Margaret Ward: Margaret Middleton was born in York in 1556 and lived and died there in 1586. At 15, she married a butcher, John Clitherow, and three years later became a Catholic. Imprisoned for her non-attendance at church, she taught herself to read and later ran a small school for her own and neighbour’s children. Her husband remained Protestant, but allowed her to hide priests in their house. In 1586 the secret hiding places were discovered, and Margaret was put on trial. She refused to plead, for which the punishment was being crushed to death.
Anne Heigham was born in Essex around 1565 and was hanged at Tyburn in 1601. In her teens she became a Catholic and was disinherited, and in 1585 married Roger Line, also a disinherited convert, who was subsequently imprisoned and exiled for his faith, leaving her destitute. She taught and embroidered, and also kept house for priests. After a large number of people had been seen gathering at her house for Mass, she was arrested, tried and condemned to death. Margaret Ward was born at Congleton (Cheshire), but entered into the service of a family in London. She was arrested after assisting a priest escape from prison, but refused, under severe torture, to reveal his hiding place or to renounce her faith. She was tried at the Old Bailey, and executed in 1588.
St. Aidan & All Saints of Lindisfarne: born in Ireland, Aidan died in Northumberland in 651. A monk of Iona, he was sent to Northumbria when King Oswald asked for help in converting his kingdom and established his monastery on the island of Lindisfarne. With him are remembered all those abbots and bishops, teachers and missionaries who made Lindisfarne a cradle of English Christianity.
St. Edmund Arrowsmith: born in 1585 at Haydock, Edmund was ordained at Douai and began his work in Lancashire Mission, including Salmesbury and Walton-le-Dale. He was amazingly zealous in his work, despite one arrest but was eventually arrested in 1628 and was imprisoned and martyred at Lancaster.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
BEAUTY PARLOUR: A place where women curl up and dye.
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better. 

READERS
Today 10.00am C. Riley & L. Nicholls
  11.30am M. Smith
  6.00pm C. Dodd
   
Next Sunday 10.00am M. Capili & A. Tee
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm C. Douglas

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
R.  Estrellona
 
2.
D.  Daka
 
3.
J.  Clements
   
Next Sunday
1.
R.  Napa
 
2.
M.  Almeida
 
3.
J. Clements

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 4

Team 4

Next week
Week 1
Mary  &  Francis 

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