THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

FEBRUARY 18TH - 24TH 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: 
Mass at 10.00am because of the Deanery Conference.

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Polycarp, bishop & martyr)

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass


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

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 18th February
10.00am
D. Sarkodie & M. Fernandez
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
9.00pm
C. Dodd
Sunday 25th February
10.00am J. Finch & A. Powell
11.30am M. Howell
6.00pm R. McGlade
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 18th February
1
B.  Auxtero
2
C.  Riley
3
J.  Finch
Sunday 25th February
1
P.  Crosby
2
R. Estrellona
3
D.  Daka
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 18th February
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka and friends (African)
Sunday 25th February
Week 4

Team  Four

FOURTH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: JANUARY  28TH - FEBRUARY  3RD 2018

FOURTH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)

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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:   Agnes  Lamb;   Eric de Fazio;   Celia  Malpas;   Mary  Madely;   Anne  Sylvia  Richardson.        
ANNIVERSARIES:   Peter & Antonietta  Hordynski;   Laura  Marie  Dabrowski;    Catherine & Lewis  Laverty;    Joe  Rimmer;   Elsie  Farrell;   Gavin  Rubacha;   Thomas  Kulangaratte;   Frank  O’Connor. May They Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £411.09;    Loose:  £260.12;    Total:  £671.21
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £12.82 and £4.30 Gift-Aided:  £20.00  
Also:  £16.45;  £11.95 and £7.00 for CAFOD;  grateful thanks once again to the anonymous donor for the sanctuary carpet and its fitting.

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 if you have not already done so.
  • 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.
  • The used stamps in the yellow box at the back of church have been taken to Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice and received with grateful thanks.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  Racial Justice Day – there will be a mandatory retiring collection for  Caritas Diocese of Salford after each Mass. Today is Caritas Sunday and an opportunity to hear more about Caritas Diocese of Salford, our home charity of the diocese.  The second collection after Mass, and the ongoing support, will allow us to respond where the need is greatest in our Parishes in the year ahead.  We will continue to reach out with love and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our communities, in step with the Hope in the Future programme.
NEXT SUNDAY:  the baptism and christening of Oscar Jack Wilson takes place in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass.

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. John Bosco was born near Turin in 1815. He was ordained priest and laboured to improve the education of young people, founding a religious foundation called the Salesians, for this purpose.
St. Blaise: very little is known about Blaise, except that he was the Bishop of Sivas (Armenia) in the 4th century. He is associated with the healing of throats as he was a doctor, recorded as helping with patients suffering from objects stuck in their throat. He was martyred by Agricola, the Governor of Cappadocia.
St. Ansgar is the missionary of Scandinavia. He set out in 826 to preach the Gospel in Denmark and despite great difficulties he persevered in his mission until his death.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
The safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives. We recognise that with increased reporting and the ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse and this may have led to individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co – Ordinator, or Kath Taylor, Safeguarding Officer via the contact details below: tel: 0161 817 2206 or email: dawn.lundergan@dioceseof salford.org.uk or catherine.taylor@dioceseofsalford.org.uk.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • The preacher, arriving in a small town to be guest speaker at a local church, wanted to mail a letter to his family back home. He stopped a young boy on a bike and asked him where the post office was. The boy gave him directions, and the preacher thanked him. "If you come to church this evening," the preacher said, "I’ll tell you how to get to heaven." "I don’t think I’ll be there," the boy said. "You don’t even know your way to the post office."
  • The funeral director of a mortuary was asked by a grieving family if they could place a golf club in the casket alongside their uncle, who had been an avid golfer. "Of course," was the answer. On the day of the funeral, as the pallbearers descended the steps toward the hearse, a loud rattling and rolling came from the coffin. "Sounds like a pinball machine," murmured the startled director. Later a family member of the deceased came to the chapel office to apologize. At the last minute, they had decided to place in the casket, along with the club, a half-dozen golf balls.

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