THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

MAY 20TH - MAY 26TH 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. Rita of Cascia)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Bede the Venerable, priest)

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass
(St. Philip Neri, priest)

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. Christopher Magallanes, priest)

WEDNESDAY:
NO MASS
(Fr. Phil is at Mayor-making ceremony)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 20th May
10.00am
Grace & R. Henri
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
9.00pm
M. Ruffle
Sunday 27th May
10.00am A. Auxtero & P. Bagapuro
11.30am M. Smith
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 20th May
1
J.  Clements
2
R.  Napa
3
M.  Almeida
Sunday 27th May
1
M.  Higson
2
F.  Wisniewski
3
Alexis
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 20th May
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka  and friends (African)
Sunday 27th May
Week 4

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3RD  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   APRIL  15TH    -    APRIL  21ST    2018

3RD   SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)

“Look  at  my  hands  and  my  feet;  yes,  it  is  I  indeed.  Touch  me  and  see  for  yourselves;  a  ghost  has  no  flesh  and  bones  as  you  can  see  I  have.”

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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;       Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael O’Rourke;  Doreen  Lesyk;  Paul & Peter Gartside;   Tony  Sunderland;    Barbara  Booth;    Sr.  Catherine;    Joanne  Hemsley;   Una  Lester;   Elizabeth  Flanagan;   Margaret  Forrest;   Silvia  Haines;   Charlotte  Stockwell;   Barbara  Legg;   John  Fitzsimmons;   Tony  Camusi   Anna  Klein;   Eileen  Filcek. 
LATELY  DEAD: John  Walker;    Graham  Partington;   Tommy  Lally;    Norma  O’Neill;   D.O.M.  Francis  Davidson. 
ANNIVERSARIES:    William  Melia;   Eric  Emsis;   Christopher  Frankland;   Laura  da Silva. May they Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £549.49;    Loose:  £363.39;    Total:  £912.88
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £12.21  Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00,  £20.00,  £15.21  and  £10.00 for CAFOD;   £5.00  for the 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.
  • 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.
  • “Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12th May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a 5million pound programme to combat malnutrition  - and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people. But we need the full amount 0f match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed fot this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent.

SMILE-A-WHILE
A little boy wants a bike for Christmas really badly, but the kid is a real bad lad, and he knows it. He writes a letter to Jesus. "Dear Jesus, if I get a bike for Christmas, I'll be good for a whole week." He thinks about it, crosses out what he wrote, and says, "I can't be good for a whole week, I'll be good for five days." He crosses that out and writes, "I'll be good for four days." Then he thinks again and says, "Can't do that." He gets down to one day and says, "I can't even be good for a day." Then in frustration, goes in his mother's room and gets the statue of the Virgin Mary, wraps it up in a blanket, puts it in a paper bag, throws it in the closet and says, "Dear Jesus, if I don't get a bike for Christmas, you'll never see your mother again!"
 
“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
On Monday and Tuesday this week, services will probably be held in the Parish House dining room due to work being done on the sacristy floor.
NEXT  SUNDAY, the baptism and christening of Nancy Newton will take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Anselm was born in Aosta (Italy) in 1033. He was attracted to the Abbey of Bec in Northern France eventually becoming Abbot before following Lanfranc to become Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. After a turbulent disagreement between Church and Crown, he died in 1109. He left many fine writings, particularly in philosophy and mystical theology.

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

  • New Stained Glass window:   A stained glass expert has been to look at and discuss our need to represent St Mary’s, St Patrick’s, and Holy Rosary as well as our parish origins: history, people, communities, environment etc.  He is to get back to us soon.  He knows the deadline date 2020.
  • Hymnbooks: It was agreed to purchase 50 more hymnbooks.  The problem of storage was discussed and will be looked into.
  • Refreshments after daily Masses: It has been suggested by a parishioner that refreshments should be available after daily Masses.  The team agreed to give the suggestion a trial on two days per week i.e. Tuesday and Thursday.  The provisions of the agreement are that the parishioners should set up and clear away all the necessary stuff and that no one including the priest should be expected or pressurised into attending.  There would be no refreshments if the Mass is a funeral Mass or on a Holy Day.  The sacristy will be kept open for 20 minutes after Mass to enable the use of toilet facilities during that time.
  • Parish Team:  It was agreed that, after the proposed amalgamation of parishes, the Parish team will be extended to include 3 people from each of the former parishes of  St. Mary and Holy Rosary.
  • Faith of our Fathers 2:  John Green, our Estate Manager has agreed to write up a chronological account of major building/renovation projects over the last 20 years for inclusion in the proposed new Jubilee Booklet.  Ideas and stories from our various indigenous communities, about their arrival/development in the parish etc. the development of our choirs; personal stories; notable changes are welcome from all our parishioners. Not everything can be guaranteed to be used as they may be included elsewhere.  We aim to produce a comprehensive booklet portraying our parish development.  

Hope in the Future: It was agreed that as part the Hope in the Future initiative we should try to identify persons from the constituent parts of the proposed new parish, as well as from the ethnic communities, who have their ‘ear to the ground’.  People with ‘local’ knowledge able, after proper training, to bring needs or concerns, in their area, to the attention of the priest.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.”

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