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

27TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: OCTOBER  8TH -  OCTOBER  14TH   2017

27TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“.......the  vineyard  of  the  Lord  of  hosts  is  the  House  of  Israel,  and  the  men  of  Judah  that  chosen  plane.”
(prophet  Isaiah)

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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;      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;   Dale  Smith.
LATELY  DEAD:  Andrew  Clase;  Elise  Cutter.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Winifred,  Mary  &  Ernest  Kitto;   Sergio  Auxtero;   Erondina  Tavares;   Elizabeth,  Bet,  Mum  &  Dad. May They Rest in Peace.
A BIRTHDAY MASS BOUQUET  for  Rt. Rev. Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster.
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:  £40.00, £14.05 and £6.01  Gift-Aided:  £0.00
Also:  £30.00 and £11.12  for  CAFOD;   £20 and £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;   £24.51 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.
  • Old one pound coins cease to be legal tender on October 15th (next Sunday).  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.
  • St Patrick’s Fourth Annual International Music Festival: we are again planning our much appreciated Music Festival.  There will be at least two guest artists to supplement our highly entertaining home-grown talent.  The date is Saturday 25th November at 7pm in St Patrick’s church and a full programme will be available nearer the time.
  • Hope in the Future: the Bishop’s initiative to help all parishes including ours to become true missionary parishes centres around the call of God to St Francis in the church of San Damiano in Assisi.  The call was to ‘Rebuild my Church’.  To remind us of this event, the bishop has provided each parish with a copy of the San Damiano Crucifix; ours is currently in front of the altar. He suggests that the first stage of our missionary effort should be towards those who, for whatever reason, are disaffected with the church; walking with them, even as they walk away from the church, so that, with hope and prayer, we may encourage them to turn back.  The bishop has provided a small prayer card to take home and use.  Please take one from the back of church.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
If you wish to contribute to the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day, there are special CAFOD envelopes at the back of church which can be handed in at the sacristy or placed in the Offertory baskets.
SUNDAY: Sacramental Programme -10.00am Mass for children of Holy Rosary school.
MONDAY: You are cordially invited to Oldham Interfaith Forum's next 'Any Questions on Faith' being organised in partnership with Churches' Together in Royton 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.

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th October.
  • 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.
  • International Music Festival in St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 25th November at 7pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Denis & Companions: Denis came from Rome to France in the 3rd century. He became the first Bishop of Paris and died as a martyr with two companions in that city.
St. John Leonardi: born in Tuscany in 1541, he became a pharmacist and later a priest. He founded 2 minor Orders who trained children. He was opposed and died in Rome in 1609.
Blessed John Henry Newman: born in London in 1801, he was educated at Oxford and was the most notable Catholic convert of the age. A member of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, he was made Cardinal and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.
St. Paulinus of York died in 644. He was among a group of monks sent to England by Pope Gregory, ordained bishop and sent to Northumbria. He baptised the king and many of his nobles and returned to Kent, where he served in Rochester.
St. Wilfrid was born in Northumbria about 634. As Bishop of York he was the first English bishop to appeal to the Pope, after his diocese had been divided without reference to him. He fell out with the king and other bishops and finally served in Hexham.
St. Edward the Confessor became King of England in 1042. He was noted for his generosity to the poor and died in 1066.
St. Callistus I: according to tradition he was a slave who became a deacon and later Pope. He was martyred in 222 and buried on the Via Aurelia.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and Joseph praying over him. The Franciscan fell on his face, overcome with awe at the sight of God born in such poverty. The Dominican fell to his knees, adoring the beautiful reflection of the Trinity and the Holy Family. The Jesuit walked up to Joseph, put his arm around his shoulder, and said, “So, have you thought about where to send him to school?”

I was going to tell you about all the drama at the convent, but then remembered it’s nun of your business.

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