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

26TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: OCTOBER  1ST -  OCTOBER  7TH   2017

26TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“There  must  be  no  competition  among  you,  no  conceit;  but  everybody  is  to  be  self-effacing.  Always  consider  the  other  person  to  be  better  than  yourself,  so  that  nobody  thinks of  his  own  interests  first  but  everybody  thinks  of  other  people’s  interests  instead.  In  your  minds you  must  be  the  same  as  Jesus  Christ.”

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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;   Barbara  Booth;   Philip  Hynes;   Fr.  Michael  Fleming;   Mary  &  Denis  O’Grady;   Eileen  Filcek;   John  Dwyer;   Tony  Martin (Jr);    Sr.  Colette  Flynn.
LATELY  DEAD:    Gerard  Summersgill;   Mon.  Augustine  Hoey;   Audrey;   Terence  Ryan;   Donald  &  Jacky  O’Brien;   John  O’Connor;   D.  Mitchell.      
ANNIVERSARIES:   Canon  Thomas  O’Callaghan;   David  Reed;   May  Boyle;   John  Joseph  Murphy;   Tony  Quinlivan;   Joao  Luiz  Lopes;   P.  J.  Varghese;   Martin  O’Gara;    Eva  Campbell;   Elizabeth  Bernadette  Ursula  Douglas;   Sheila  Bradbury;   Usan  Izabela;   Sheila  Bradbury. May They Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £374.13;   Loose:   £295.22;  Total:   £669.35
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £13.29;  £12.18;  £7.42;  £5.00.               Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £60.00 and £12.12  for  CAFOD;   £20  for the Oldham Food Bank;   £5.00 for the Comboni Fathers;  £20.00 for the Bishop’s Conference.

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.
  • Old one pound coins cease to be legal tender on October 15th.  After this they will be of no value and the banks will not accept them.  If you have any red mission boxes or white collection boxes for St. Patrick's Restoration fund, please bring them in for counting before this date.
  • You are cordially invited to Oldham Interfaith Forum's next 'Any Questions on Faith' being organised in partnership with Churches' Together Royton on Monday 9th October at 7.15pm in Trinity Methodist Church, Royton, Oldham OL2 5QR. Entry to the event is free by booking in advance via our website: oldhaminterfaith.org.uk or by emailing on: oif1events@gmail.com.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
“Let us commit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons by implementing the Non-Proliferation Treaty to abolish these weapons of death.”
“I appeal for peace and disarmament: in this world wounded by violence, we need fraternity among peoples.”
“Let us work together to find concrete solutions to help the poor, refugees, victims of modern forms of slavery, in order to promote peace.”
“Global action is needed in order to reduce pollution and at the same time promote development in poorer countries.”


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
FRIDAY:  CAFOD Harvest Fast Day.  If you wish to contribute, there are CAFOD envelopes at the back of church which can be handed in at the sacristy or placed in the Offertory baskets.
SATURDAY:  first children’s lesson and parents’ meeting for the Sacramental Programme at 10.00am in the Parish House. If you have a child over 7 on May 20th 2018 who has not already made their First Holy Communion and you consider them ready to do so, please attend this meeting or see Fr. Phil.
ALSO: MARIAN PROCESSION (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) at 10.30am starting at St Edward’s Parish (13 Thurloe Street M14 5SG). Everyone is invited to this celebration of our faith! Bishop John will be walking with us. For more information please ring: 0161 2242589(Fraternas) or email marianprocession@gmail.com

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

  • 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.
  • Sacramental Programme: parents’ meeting and children’s lesson in the Parish House on Saturday 11th November at 10.00am.
  • Sacramental Programme: celebration “We are People who Celebrate Forgiveness” at the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 12th November.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
The Holy Guardian Angels: in the 15th and 16th centuries, the feast of the Guardian Angels began to be celebrated in Austria, Spain and Portugal. In 1608 Pope Paul V made it a universal feast. It celebrates God’s constant care for each of his children.
St. Francis of Assisi: born in Assisi in 1182, he was a light-hearted youth, but changed, giving up his inheritance, offering his whole life to God and embracing poverty. He gathered followers around him, instituting a Rule that was approved by Pope Innocent III. The result was the Franciscan Order, known for preaching and the love of poverty.
St. Bruno was born in Cologne in 1035 and was a great scholar and teacher. After a period spent teaching theology, he embraced a solitary life, settling at La Grande Chartreuse. He is considered to be the founder of the Carthusian Order, which follows a way of poverty, silence, prayer and penance. Having been summoned as advisor to Pope Urban II, he died in Calabria in 1101.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • Time for us to take our annual dementia Test  (4 questions):
  •  What do you put in a toaster?  Ans. “bread”  (if you answered !toast”, give up now and do something else!)
  • Say “silk” ten times. Now spell “silk”. What do cows drink?  Ans. “water”  (if you said “milk”, don’t attempt the next question. Your brain is already overstressed)
  • If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?  Ans.  Greenhouses are made from glass   (If you are still doing this, please go and lie down).
  • Please do not use a calculator for this as it would be cheating!  You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia. In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus. In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on. In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Bristol, 3 people get off and people get on. And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive at Philadelphia Station. Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver?  (Oh, for crying out loud, don’t you remember your own age? It was you driving the bus!)

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