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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4TH  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   APRIL  22ND    -    APRIL  28TH    2018

4TH    SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)

Alleluia,  alleluia!  I  am  the  good  shepherd,  says  the  Lord;  I  know  my  own  sheep  and  my  own  know  me.  Alleluia!

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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;     Elizabeth  Flanagan;   Margaret  Forrest;   Silvia  Haines;   Charlotte  Stockwell;   Barbara  Legg;   John  Fitzsimmons;   Tony  Camusi   Anna  Klein;   Eileen  Filcek. 
LATELY  DEAD:   John  Walker;    Graham  Partington;   Christopher  Ryan; Marie  Furnival; Helen  Craigan.
ANNIVERSARIES:   Fernando Lopes da Silva;   Brenda  Taylor;   Terry Mills (Snr). May they Rest in Peace.                                                                        

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £543.06;    Loose:  £376.42;    Total:  £919.48
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £100.00; £20.00; £13.79;  £2.25   Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £40.00,  £30.00  and  £23.00 for CAFOD.

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.
  •  “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 of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent.
  • Will St. Patrick’s Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the latest rota (for May, June and July) from the sacristy after Mass today.

SMILE-A-WHILE
A Catholic priest and a rabbi were chatting one day when the conversation turned to a discussion of job descriptions and promotions. "What do you have to look forward to in terms of being promoted?" asked the rabbi."Well, I'm next in line for the Monsignor's job," replied the priest. "Yes, and then what?" asked the rabbi. "Well, next I can become a bishop." "Yes, and then?" "If I work real hard and do a good job as bishop, it's possible for me to become an archbishop." "OK, then what?"  Exasperated, the priest replied, "With some luck and real hard work, maybe I can become a cardinal." "And then?" Growing angry, the priest responded, "Well, with lots and lots of luck and some real difficult work, if I'm in the right places at the right times and play my political games just right, maybe, just maybe, I can get elected Pope."  "Yes, and then what?" "Good grief!" shouted the priest. "What do you expect me to become, God?" "Well," responded the rabbi, "One of our boys made it!"

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY, the baptism and christening of Nancy Newton will take place during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church. We welcome her into our parish community and wish her many future blessings.
THURSDAY: St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY:  the wedding of Jonathan Steele and Kimberly Sonia Howes takes place in St. Patrick’s church at 1.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
NEXT  SUNDAY, the baptism and christening of Vimbai Sarah Bema 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:

  • First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 20th May at 2.30pm.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 10th July.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. George was martyred at Lydda (Israel), around 303, in the persecution of Diocletian, in spite of him being an imperial guard. His cult spread quickly through East and West. King Richard I of England placed his crusading army under his protection, and in 1222 his feast was proclaimed a national holiday.
St. Adalbert was the second bishop of Prague. Born in 956, he was ordained bishop and became a Benedictine, working in France. He travelled as a missionary in Eastern Europe and was martyred there in 997.
St. Mark: a cousin of St. Barnabas, his contact with St. Peter is reflected in the composition of the Gospel that bears his name. Traditionally he is credited with founding the Church of Alexandria in Egypt.
St. Peter Chanel: the first martyr of Oceania. Born in France in 1803, he joined the Marists and travelled to the South Pacific. After working with indifferent success, he was clubbed to death. His martyrdom converted all the islanders to the Catholic faith.
St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort: born in 1673, he became a priest after great hardships, and founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Wisdom and the Missionary Priests of Mary. He died in 1716.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE

  • Annual International Mass – a diocesan celebration, welcoming migrants and celebrating our diversity – on Sunday 27th  May at 2.00pm celebrated by Bishop John in Salford Cathedral.  Register your interest at cathedral@dioceseofsalford.org.uk.
  • National Mass Prayer Event UK on Sunday  29th April at 3.00pm to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles. Various sites from the island of Guernsey to St. Ninian’s Isle in Scotland – our nearest location is on Crosby beach. Info. on www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“All it takes to encounter God is to acknowledge that we are needy. And the key to that encounter lies in humbling ourselves”
“Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father.”
“The Christian, by vocation, is the brother of all men, especially if they are poor, and also of enemies.”

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