THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

NOVEMBER 19TH - 25TH 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  Concelebrated Mass for the deceased priests and laity of the Deanery. 
(The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Clement I, Pope / St. Columban, abbot)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass(St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, martyrs)

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass(St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin & martyr)

 
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

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Cecilia, virgin & martyr)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 19th November
10.00am
K. Rajnauth & J. Williams
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
6.00pm
P. Haines
Sunday 26th November
10.00am M. Chiappi & A. Auxtero
11.30am T. Nakawooya
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 19th November
1
A.  Powell
2
F. Wisniewski
3
Alexis
Sunday 26th November
1
M.  Larrad
2
J.  Taylor
3
B. Auxtero
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 19th November
Week 3   Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)   
Sunday 26th November
Week 4  Team  4

22ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: SEPTEMBER  3RD -  9TH   2017

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

“If  anyone  wants  to  be  a  follower  of  mine,  let  him  renounce  himself  and  take  up  his  cross  and  follow  me.  For  anyone  who  wants  to  save  his  life  will  lose  it;  but  anyone  who  loses  his  life  for  my  sake  will  find  it.” 

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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;   Ruth;   Brian  Slicker. 
LATELY  DEAD:    Antonio  Gonzalez  Navas;   Brian  Knaggs;   Joseph  Kane;   Kevin  O’Toole;   Cardinal  Cormac  Murphy- O’Connor.     
ANNIVERSARIES:   Samantha  Conway  Gittens;   Czeslaw  Tyl;   Myron  Patra;   Margaret  Kennedy;    Margaret  Turner;   Harry  Barnes.      May They Rest in Peace.

CONGRATULATIONS  to Mr. & Mrs. T. Kennealey as they celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary. They were married in 1952 in Corpus Christi church by Canon Taylor. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £494.67;   Loose:   £391.71;  Total:   £886.38
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £200.00;  £10.70;  £10.00;  £2.21;  £1.29.  Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00;  £20.00;  £7.40;  for  CAFOD;   £10.00 for altar flowers;  £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank. Special thanks for a donation of £200 following a baptism.

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.
  • Masses for the Recently Bereaved: This year's dates for the Masses are:

St Mary's - Sunday 5th November at 11.30am;
St Patrick's - Saturday 11th November at 12.00 noon;
The reason for the St Patrick's Mass not being on the 4th November is that Fr Phil is not available.

  • The Oldham Food Bank has sent a letter of grateful thanks for the recent parish donations totalling £670.00.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“Today how many mothers shed tears, like St Monica, so that their children will return to Christ! Do not lose hope in God’s grace!”
“The Lord is close to all those who are victims of old and new forms of slavery: inhuman labour, illegal trafficking and exploitation.”
“The Gospel invites us to answer first and foremost to God who loves us and saves us, recognising Him in our neighbour”
“Lord, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of creation and reawaken our gratitude and sense of responsibility.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
After tomorrow (Monday) there will be no weekday Masses or Confessions until Saturday 16th September. Sunday Masses will be as normal.
TODAY:  the wedding of Gareth Lee Maznyczenko and Katie Christine Lally takes place at 2.30pm in St. Mary’s church.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  there will be a Mission Appeal for the Comboni Missionaries after each Mass. This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their Institute. The priest coming for the appeal is Fr. Melaku, an Ethiopian Comboni priest.

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 21st September at 7.30pm.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Mary’s church on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Cuthbert: born about 634 and died on Farne (Northumberland) in 687. By tradition, a shepherd boy he became monk and prior at Melrose. After the Synod of Whitby, he became prior of Lindisfarne and gradually won over the community to Roman customs. In 676 he left the monastery to live in solitude on the island of Inner Farne. For the last two years of his life, he served as Bishop of Lindisfarne but returned to his island to die. He is remembered as the most popular of the Anglo-Saxon saints of Northern England.
St. Peter Claver was born in Spain in 1580 then studied at the University of Barcelona before becoming a Jesuit. He joined the Jesuit mission in Columbia, where he spent his life in ministering to the slaves arriving from Africa in the most dreadful conditions. He referred to himself as the “servant of the slaves” and continued this work until his death in 1654.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”

  • One day God calls down to Noah and says, "Noah me old friend, I want you to make me a new Ark". Noah replies, "No problems God, anything you want, after all you're the boss'. But God interrupts, "Ah, but there's a catch. This time Noah, I want not just a couple of decks, I want 20 decks one on top of the other". 20 DECKS!", screams Noah. "Well, OK, whatever you say. Should I fill it up with all the animals just like last time?"
    Yep, that's right, well . .. sort of right . .. this time I want you to fill it up with fish", God answers. Fish?", queries Noah. "Yep, fish. . .well, to make it more specific Noah, I want carp wall to wall, floor to ceiling - Carp!" Noah looks to the skies. "OK God my old friend, let me get this right, you want a New Ark?" Check". With 20 decks, one on top of the other?"  “Correct". And you want it full of Carp?". “Correct". “Dunno", says God, "I just fancied a Multi-Storey Carp Ark.”
  • “Sir you have got to help!” said the tearful man at the door. “There is a family that I know very well that is in desperate need of money. The Father has been out of a job for over a year, they have five kids at home with barely a bit of food to eat. The worst part is, that they are about to kicked out of the house and they will be left on the streets without a roof over their heads!” The man concluded with one last heart wrenching sob.  “Well,” said the man at the door, “that really is a sad story. Why don’t you come inside and we’ll talk about it a little more.” “So how much money is needed exactly?” asked the man when they were both seated. “Oh it’s really terrible”, said the man starting up again, “why just for the rent £3000 is needed by tomorrow, otherwise they’ll be kicked out onto the streets.” “How do you know so much about this situation?” asked the man as he reached for his cheque book. “Well,” said the man breaking down once more “they are my tenants.”
  • WRINKLES:   Something other people have....similar to my character lines.
READERS
Today 10.00am M. Capili & A. Tee
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm C. Douglas
   
Next Sunday 10.00am P. Hilton & K. Rajnauth 
  11.30am C. O’Donnell
  6.00pm M. Ruffle

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

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

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 1

Mary  &  Francis

Next week
Week 2
Indian  Community

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