THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

APRIL 22ND - 28TH 2018

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 Mass
(St. Adalbert)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass  

FRIDAY:
12  noon Funeral Mass for Helen Craigan RIP

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass
(St. Peter Chanel & St. Louis Grignion)

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
(St. George, martyr, Patron of England)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Mark, evangelist)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 22nd April
10.00am
D. Sarkodie & M. Fernandez
11.30am
M. Smith
9.00pm
A. McGlade
Sunday 28th April
10.00am D. Daka & J. Finch
11.30am M. Howell
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 22nd April
1
A.  Powell
2
F.  Wisniewski
3
Alexis
Sunday 28th April
1
M.  Larrad
2
J.  Taylor
3
B.  Auxtero
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 22nd April
Week 3 Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)
Sunday 28th April
Week 4

Team  4

THIRD  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: JANUARY  21ST - JANUARY  27TH 2018

THIRD  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)

Jesus  saw  Simon  and  his  brother  Andrew  casting  their  fishing  net  into  the  Sea  of  Galilee  and  said,   “Follow  me  and  I  will  make  you  fishers  of  men.”

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YOUR CHARITABLE PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK or HOUSEBOUND: Cecilia; Jude Michael Harrison; Orrell Plummer; Dominic Boardman; Michael Francis Douglas; John Ownsworth; Gina Templo; John Walker; Dorothy Fogg; Samantha Deakin; Michael O’Rourke; Doreen Lesyk; Paul & Peter Gartside; Tony Sunderland; Philip Hynes; Barbara Booth; Tommy Lally; Bernd Piekniewski; Helen Lally; Sr. Cathrine; Graham Partington
LATELY DEAD: Joseph Ronnie Flanagan; Mick Redmond; Victoria Otoghile.
ANNIVERSARIES: James & Hannah Sexton; Kathleen Sexton; James Fogg (Snr.); Margaret Rainsford; Joe Rimmer; Olga Tyl; Susan Anne Kenneally; Michael McGladdery (Snr); Terry Mills (Jnr); Peter & Antonietta Hordynski; Laura Marie Dabrowski. May They Rest in Peace.

IN THANKSGIVING to Our Blessed Lady for prayer answered.
COLLECTION: Envelopes: £520.18; Loose: £329.01; Total: £849.19.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £17.10 and £3.71 Gift-Aided: £20.00
Also: £30.00; £20.14 and £10.00 for CAFOD; £20.00 and £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank; grateful thanks to our Polish community for their generous gift of £836.00.

PARISH NEWS

  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St. Patrick’s church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is most welcome.
     Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota for February, March and April from the sacristy after Mass today.
  • Hope in the Future: Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham: Saturday 5th May 2018: Bishop John has incorporated the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham into the ‘Hope in the Future’ programme. Pilgrimage is a religious journey with a purpose, a mission or even a holy expedition. This year the intention will be for the success of Hope in the Future, to develop our missionary identity and our call to evangelization. The prayers of the Mother of God can only help! Anyone wishing to go on the pilgrimage should contact Colin Riley who will provide all the necessary information. The cost cannot be determined until the number of people interested is known. It will only be the cost of transport - (approx. £20.00p).
  • The Catenian Association is holding a Province One Quiz Night at St. Herbert’s Parish Centre, Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 OJY ON Friday 9th February at 7.30 – 11.00pm. with a first prize of £100.00. Only £2.00 per person for teams of 4 to 6, including refreshments. The proceeds will go into the Bursary Fund which is designed to support young people aged 16 to 25 whilst they participate in trips to Lourdes or other charitable work abroad.

“WHAT’S ON” THIS WEEK”
SATURDAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30 – 11.45am. There are no Confessions today.
NEXT SUNDAY: Racial Justice Day – there will be a mandatory retiring collection for Caritas Diocese of Salford after each Mass.

“TWEETS” FROM POPE FRANCIS”
“Every life counts: from the beginning to the end, from conception to natural death.”
“The Gospel message is a source of joy: a joy that spreads from generation to generation and which we inherit.”

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

  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Mary’s – Wednesday 4th April.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 12th July

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS
St. Vincent: a deacon from Saragossa in Spain, Vincent died in the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian.

St. Francis de Sales: born in 1597, he was ordained priest and worked strenuously for the Church by distributing printed essays on the Catholic faith. He became Bishop of Geneva, exemplary in his pastoral care. He also wrote “The Introduction to the Devout Life”, a handbook to holiness. He is patron saint of journalists and writers.
Ss. Timothy and Titus were disciples and companions of Saint Paul. They were entrusted with the care of the Christian communities of Ephesus and Crete respectively. In the New Testament are preserved Paul’s letters of pastoral advice to them.
St. Angela Merici: born near Brescia in Italy around 1470, she entered the Third Order of St. Francis and gathered nuns around her to share the work of charity. She founded the Ursulines (who were devoted to the education of poor girls) in Brescia.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • My sister-in-law was teaching Sunday school class. The topic for the day: Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Christ. “What did Jesus do on this day?” she asked. There was no response, so she gave her students a hint:“It starts with the letter R.” One boy blurted, “Recycle!”
    • When my husband, James Rowles, was in the seminary, he was invited to preach at a small rural church. However, the man who was to introduce him to the congregation had trouble pronouncing his name. So James 
offered this verbal clue: “Remember rolls, like hot buttered rolls.” It worked. When it came time 
for the introduction, the man announced, “We are pleased to have with us the Reverend James Biscuits.”
    • The topic for my ninth-grade class was palindromes, words or sentences that are the same read forward and backward. I asked the question "What is the first thing Adam said to Eve?" I was expecting the answer "Madam, I’m Adam," but one student had a better reply: "Wow."
    • When our minister and his wife visited our neighbour, her four-year-old daughter answered the door. "Mom!" she yelled toward the living room. "God’s here, and he brought his girlfriend."
    • Not long after I resigned as pastor of a small community church, the phone rang. "Is the reverend there?" a man asked. I explained that I was a minister, though not the current pastor. "You’ll do," he said. The man wanted to know which Scripture verses applied to funeral services. I gave him several references, and he jotted them down. "What about the ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ part?" he asked. I read it to him slowly. Then, intending to offer him some sympathy, I inquired, "And who is the deceased?" "My daughter’s rabbit," he replied.

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