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

FIFTH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: FEBRUARY  4TH - FEBRUARY  10TH 2018

FIFTH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)

The  Lord  builds  up  Jerusalem  and  brings  back  Israel’s  exiles,  he  heals  the  broken-hearted,  he  binds  up  all  their  wounds.

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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; Margaret  Whatmough.
LATELY  DEAD:   Alfonse Jagusz;   Muriel  Owen;   Anne  Sylvia  Richardson;   Agnes  Lamb;   Mary  Madely;   Mary  Rose  Mendoza;   Michael  King;   Sammy  Mallet.           
ANNIVERSARIES:    Patricia  Joceylin;   Barry  Wilson;   Martin  Villacampa;   Bemisio  Viera  Tavares;   Eduardo  Lopes  Sermedo;   Romeo  Tee.          

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR the family of Ines Ngande.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £463.12;    Loose:  £383.52;    Total:  £846.64
Retiring Collection for CARITAS Diocese of Salford:  £519.99
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £8.95 and £4.54 Gift-Aided:  £00.00  
Also:  £60.00;  £40.00 and £16.00 for CAFOD;  £80.00 and £40.00 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Caritas Diocese of Salford has 21 formal services and centres helping homelessness; poverty alleviation; those suffering from benefit sanctions; raising awareness of human trafficking; welcoming the stranger; visiting the elderly and housebound; campaigning for justice; working in our schools, and housing and supporting young mothers and babies. If you still wish to donate (and add to last week’s retiring collection), please use one of the Caritas envelopes at the back of church, or put in your envelope with the word “Caritas” written on it.
  • Last Sunday a bracelet in a box was left in church. Enquiries to St. Patrick’s piety shop.
  • 40 Days for Life (Manchester): Want to end abortion? The launch meeting for the upcoming Lent campaign will be held on Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm at St. Kentigern’s Social Club, 36 Wilbraham Rd., Fallowfield, Manchester M14 7DW. Please come along to learn more.

As we journey through the year no matter what it holds,
There will be a light to lead us as each week unfolds.
Through the wonder of the seasons and the beauty too,
God will always walk beside us guiding all we do.
In the springtime and the winter as we travel on our way,
God will plant new hope within us growing day by day.


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”

  • FRIDAY: The Catenian Association is holding a Province One Quiz Night at St. Herbert’s Parish Centre, Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 OJYat 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.

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:

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm.
  • CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 23rd February.
  • 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. Agatha was born to a rich and noble family and was martyred in Sicily in the persecution under the Emperor Decius in the 3rd century.
Ss Paul Miki and Companions were Japanese martyrs. The Emperor began a persecution of the Catholic Church in Japan and among those arrested were Paul, a  Jesuit, and 25 others, some as young as 13. They were crucified at Nagasaki in 1597.
St. Jerome Emiliani was a soldier, but after imprisonment he left his military career to serve the poor. He founded an order to serve the poor and needy, dying in 1537.
St. Josephine Bakhita: born in Sudan in 1869, she was kidnapped, sold as a slave and taken to Italy, where here she became a Catholic. Her humanity, simplicity and constant smile won the hearts of all the citizens. She died in 1947.
St. Scholastica was the sister of St. Benedict and was born in Umbria, Italy about 480. She dedicated her life to God, founding a religious community. She died in 547.

ITEMS  FROM  ST.  PATRICK’S  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  IN  JANUARY

  • Again the Music Festival was a great success.  It was suggested that next year we should involve the Parish School.
  • Christmas Eve Mass: It was suggested that the pre-service preparations for the First Mass of Christmas could have been better,  It was mentioned that some people were not able to have candles for the carol singing as no one knew where they are stored.  More volunteers are needed to arrange preparations for special events.  Colin agreed to look into the problems to see what can be done.
  • Begging in Church: It was reported that despite Fr. Phil’s warning against giving money to beggars in church, some people are still doing so.  The team felt that this simply made vulnerable people feel even more vulnerable.  The team agreed to do everything they can to discourage begging if they see it going on.
  • The request for volunteers to take over some of the jobs relinquished by Colin has been partly successful.  John Mellor has agreed to look after the disposal of paper and other waste and Sean Heneghan and Chris Dodd have agreed to take on the maintenance of the lawns.  There has been no response to the request for flower arranging. It was agreed that Colin should produce a job description of what the job involves so that possible volunteers know exactly what they may be getting themselves into. 

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • Where in the Bible is the first tennis match mentioned?  When Joseph served in the Pharaoh’s court.

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