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 OF  LENT  (YEAR  B) 
WEEK:   MARCH  18TH  -  MARCH  24TH  2018

FIFTH   SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR  B)

“Now  sentence  is  being  passed  on  this  world;  now  the  prince  of  this  world  is  to  be  overthrown.  And  when  I  am  lifted  up  from  the  earth,  I  shall  draw  all  men  to  myself.”

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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;    Barbara  Booth;   Tommy  Lally;   Sr.  Catherine;   baby  Kaliste  Gardiner;    Charlotte  Stockwell;   Anna  Klein. 
LATELY  DEAD:    Helen  Lally;    Phillip  Hynes;   Christopher  Blunn;    Anna  Maria  Libe.                  
ANNIVERSARIES:  William  Rainsford;   Vera  Melia;   George  Brooks;   Marie  Wood;   Salome  Espiritu;   Elijah  Joseph;   George  Murphy.    May they Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  the safe birth of Isabella   Maisie  Ruffle.
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £664.91;    Loose:  £326.21;    Total:  £991.12
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £12.76  Gift-Aided:  £7.23  
Also:  £20.00;  £10.00;  £5.00 for CAFOD;   £20.00 and £10.00 for Oldham Food Bank. 

PARISH  NEWS

  • Walsingham Pilgrimage:  If you wish to join the pilgrimage please see Colin as soon as possible so that transport can be arranged.  The more that go - the cheaper the cost.
  • Offertory Envelopes for the next financial year 2018/19 will be available   before and after both Masses at St Patrick's, and after the 11.30 am Mass at St. Mary's.  If you would like envelopes for the first time please see Colin and he will make the arrangements.
  • Donations for Easter flowers for the sanctuary would be gratefully received.
  • The piety shop has a wide range of cards and gifts for First Holy Communion.
  • The redecoration of St. Patrick’s church has been shortlisted for a Painting and Decorating Association Award  and there will be a site visit to the church on Friday 6th April at 11.00am.
  • Please take one minute to sign a “Power to be” card at the back of church, in order to ask the U.K’s representatives at the World Bank to support local renewable energy which tackles poverty.  Thank you.
  • Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the Easter Rota from the sacristy after Mass today.
  • The piety shop has 4 tickets for the Mass of Sacred Chrism on Wednesday 28th March at 11.00am in Salford Cathedral.  First come, first served.
  • Clocks go forward one hour on Saturday night!

THIS  WEEK’S  FEAST
St. Turibius of Mongrovejo: born in1538, he trained as a lawyer and became Professor at the University of Salamanca, then the Archbishop of Lima in Peru. He made efforts to learn the native Indian dialects so that as he visited his diocese he could talk directly with his people. He died in 1606.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TUESDAY:  Lenten Station Mass at St. Mary’s church, Failsworth, at 7.30pm. The preacher is Fr. Michael Kujacz.
THURSDAY:  St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  is Palm/Passion Sunday. The 10.00am service at St. Patrick’s church will start in the Parish House garden and the people will then process into church with their palms. The narrators of the Passion at this Mass are T. Nufable and L. Nicholls. The narrators at 6.00pm are A. McGlade and K. McCarthy.
The Parish Reconciliation Service at St. Mary’s church, Oldham, is at 3.00pm.

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.
  • First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 20th May at 10.00am.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 12th July

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

  • There have been sufficient volunteers to fill the jobs which Colin has relinquished.  Because of Lent, the new volunteers for flower arranging will  meet in the sacristy for the first time on Holy Saturday morning March 31st from 9am.
  • The curate at Oldham Parish Church, Charlie Annis, informed the team that the ‘First Base’ night shelter for the homeless, was in fact a pilot scheme only.  However we congratulated him on his efforts and promised our support should such a scheme be started again.
  • Change in order of Sunday masses:  The plan to move the ‘youth Sunday’ from the 1st to the 3rd Sunday with ‘Nostro Choro’, our traditional choir, moving to the 1st Sunday will not happen until the first Sunday of May, as the rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers is published until then.
  • It was agreed that additional hymn books are needed.  The number required will be decided at the next meeting after enquires into cost  have been made.
  • Sunday Mass Times: It was agreed to change the time of the 10am Mass to 10.30am, probably in October, after the amalgamation of parishes is likely to be complete.  This would allow Fr. Phil to ‘supply’ at other churches if required.
  • A letter from a parishioner concerned church discipline with regard to Sacramental Marriage and Holy Communion.  The letter was anonymous and would not normally have been considered for that reason, but the team thought that it was necessary to point out the insensitivity of the letter and to note that the writer would probably be completely unaware of the complexity of the situation in the various cases.
  • Repair work at Holy Rosary:  Fr Phil announced that urgent repairs were needed to the roof of Holy Rosary church, amounting to £1020.00p.  However, the team has already agreed a moratorium on spending above £1000 on any projects until we are financially certain of our situation. Therefore Fr. Phil has agreed to pay £900 towards the cost.  Fr Michael Job, who is currently Parochial Administrator of Holy Family and Holy Rosary has agreed to pay the rest.  The team approved of this in light of the realignment of the parishes. 

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
A local priest and a pastor were fishing on the side of the road. They thoughtfully made a sign saying, "The end is near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!" and showed it to each passing car. One driver who drove by didn't appreciate the sign and shouted at them, "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!" All of a sudden they heard a big splash, looked at each other, and the priest said to the pastor, "You think maybe we should have just said 'Bridge Not In Use' instead?"

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