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

2ND  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   APRIL  8TH    -    APRIL  14TH      2018
(DIVINE  MERCY  SUNDAY)

2ND  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)

Thomas  replied,  “My  Lord  and  my  God!”  Jesus  said  to  him,  “You  believe  because  you  can  see  me.  Happy  are  those  who  have  not  seen  and  yet  believe.”

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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;    Sr.  Catherine;       Emma;   Jackie  Fisher;   Joanne  Hemsley;   Una  Lester;   Elizabeth  Flanagan;   Margaret  Forrest;   Silvia  Haines;   Charlotte  Stockwell;   Barbara  Legg;   John  Fitzsimmons;   Tony  Camusi. 
LATELY  DEAD:  Graham  Partington;   Tommy  Lally;   Brian  McGladdery;   Margaret  O’Regan;   Norma  O’Neill.
ANNIVERSARIES:    Clementine  Ndikumana;   Joan  Walkden;   Mary  Fogg;   Harry  Doran;   James  Cavannagh;   Tomas  Ryan.       May they Rest in Peace. 
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £916.87;    Loose:  £815.53;    Total:  £1,732.40
Good Friday collection for the Shrines of Palestine:  £175.51
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £37.80 and £13.64  Gift-Aided:  £5.20  
Also:  £40.00,  £30.00,  £26.80,  and  £10.00 for CAFOD;   £20.00 and £5.00 for altar flowers;  £212.00, £40.00  and  £20.00  for the Oldham Food Bank;  £100.00 for Caritas (Cornerstone);  special thanks to Indian community for £37.80.

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.
  • Elections to Oldham Council are taking place in May.  To vote in any local or general election you must be registered to vote.  If you need information or help with this you need to contact:  Elections Office, Oldham Council, West St,  Oldham OL1 1UL  or  tel:  0161 770 4718  or  email:  election@oldham.gov.uk.
  • 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.
  • Please collect a free copy of The Cardinal, the magazine of Newman College, from the back of church.
  • Many thanks to those who made the church and services so special over the Easter period those who donated money for flowers and those who arranged them, the church cleaners, the various choirs etc. Your efforts are much appreciated.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS”
‘Today we repeat that wondrous proclamation: “The Lord is truly risen, as He said!”. A Blessed Easter to you all!’
“May Christ who conquered the darkness of sin and death, grant us peace in our days”.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY,  the baptism and christening of Jayden Kendrick Talag takes place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church. We welcome him into our parish community and wish him many future blessings.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Stanislaus became Bishop of Krakow in Poland in 1071, and immediately took a stand against the brutality of King Boleslaus, eventually excommunicating him. Boleslaus replied by killing Stanislaus himself in 1097.
St. Martin I was born at Todi, in Italy, and having become Pope he called the Lateran Council in 649 to decree against the Monothelite heresy, but was abducted by the Emperor and died in exile in the Crimea in 655.

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.
  • First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 20th May at 2.30pm.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 12th July.

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

  • The Open Consultation Meeting held at Holy Rosary Church on 7th March to discuss parish amalgamations and its effects, sadly but perhaps understandably, was poorly represented by St. Patrick’s parishioners.  The parish teams suggestion of ‘St. Mary of the Rosary and St Patrick’ for the possible new extended parish was voted down in favour of the title of ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’ by 15 votes to 11.  The same meeting agreed that, when the amalgamation takes place the time of the Parish Sunday Morning Mass should be changed to 10.30am from 10am.  Since then, a couple of parishioners have written to the bishop explaining the reasons behind the suggestion made for the Parish Title and asking him to bear them in mind when he makes the final decision.
  • A letter from a parishioner has been received regarding the change of Mass times, suggesting that the later time of 10.30am for the Parish Mass would be inconvenient to young families, eating into their leisure time, and that further consultation should be made.   The team felt that adequate consultation has already been made, as everyone was invited to the Open Consultation Meeting where the decision was made.  The decision was also influenced by the fact that the new time would make it possible for Fr Phil to supply at other earlier Masses in the Deanery if the parish priest was unable to offer Mass on Sundays. It would perhaps look uncaring towards other parishes if the decision was changed.   The team felt that in light of all this, and as they are elected to represent the general wishes of the congregation, no further consultation should take place.
  • Repairs to the roof at Holy Rosary have been done at a cost inclusive of VAT of £990.  The company who did the repair reported that the roof was in fact in a very bad state of repair and realistically requires complete renewal, perhaps over the next few years.  The roof tiles are guaranteed for 60yrs and the church has been open 60 years!  It was also noted that the heating system is in need of renewal.  This raised serious doubts, in the team, about the viability of maintaining the building after amalgamation of the parishes.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
Late one night, a preacher was driving on a country road and had a wreck. A farmer stopped and said, "Sir, are you okay?" The preacher said, "Yes, I had the  Lord riding with me." The farmer said, "Well, you better let him ride with me, because you're gonna kill him."

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