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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5TH  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   APRIL  29TH    -    MAY  5TH    2018

5TH    SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)

“I  am  the  vine,  you  are  the  branches. Whoever  remains  in  me,  with  me  in  him  bears  fruit  in  plenty:  for  cut  off  from  me  you  can  do  nothing.”

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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;     Anna  Klein;    Eileen  Filcek;   Adly  Ayad.
LATELY  DEAD:   John  Walker;    Graham  Partington;   Tommy & Helen  Lalley;   Geoff  Wright;                          
ANNIVERSARIES:   Gerry  Taylor;   Douglas  Finch;  Mary  Joceylin;   Catherine  Duddy;  Mary  Bowden;   Michael  &  Catherine  McGladdery;           Peter  Philbin;   Eleanor  Philbin;   Stephen  Brierley;   Billy  Murphy;    Aaron;  James  Andrew  Fogg. May they Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £446.12;    Loose:  £367.25;    Total:  £813.37
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:   £13.21  Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00,  £20.00,  £20.00,  £20.00,  £17.00 and £10.00 for CAFOD;  £10.00 for altar flowers;  £50.00 for MISSIO;  £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham:  The parish Pilgrimage to our Lady's Shrine will be leaving on Saturday 5th May at 7.00am.  Anyone with prayer intentions for our Lady, please write them down, seal in an envelope and give them to Colin, who will place them in the intercessions box before our Lady in the shrine.
  •  “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 Eucharistic Ministers please collect a new, amended copy of the rota for the next three months – the incorrect dates were originally printed. However, this does not apply to the rota for Readers, which is the same as before.
  • New DATA PROTECTION LAWS will shortly come into effect. We need to have your permission to hold any of your personal data.  This affects mainly those who use Offertory Envelopes.  We hold paper records of the addresses of those who use the envelopes in a secure file, the whereabouts of which is known only to Fr. Phil and Colin Riley (Gift-Aid Co-ordinator).  Records of donations are stored electronically in a secure file.  We are as sure as we can be that these records are secure, but we will need your permission to keep them.    If anyone objects to their details being held in this way please inform Fr. Phil or Colin.  Next year and onwards you will be asked to sign a permission  to allow us to keep your details when the new Offertory Boxes are issued.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY, the baptism and christening of Vimbai Sarah Bema takes place in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am Mass. We welcome her into our parish community and wish her many future blessings.
ALSO,  the National Mass Prayer Event UK 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

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.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group  meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday17th June.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 10th July.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 15th July.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Pius V was a Dominican, who became Pope in 1566, and began a wide-reaching reform of the Church, begun by the Council of Trent. Among his works was the first systematic renewal of the liturgy, the creation of seminaries for the training of priests and the creation of a catechism of the Catholic faith. He died in 1572.
St. Athanasius: foremost in the fight against Arianism, he was Bishop of Alexandria. For his work against Arius he was exiled several times before dying in 373.
Ss. Philip & James: Philip was born at Bethsaida. Formerly a disciple of John the Baptist, he became a follower of Christ. James, the son of Alphaeus and cousin of the Lord, ruled the Church at Jerusalem, wrote a letter and was martyred in the year 62.
The English Martyrs: on this day in 1535 three  Carthusian monks died at Tyburn, the first of many martyrs. Forty two have been canonised and a further 242 declared blessed, but the number of those who died or suffered harsh persecution for their faith cannot now be reckoned. They are remembered for the example they gave of constancy in their faith, and courage in the face of persecution.

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.

 “TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“I sincerely hope that all that is necessary to continue with compassion accompany little Alfie Evans and that the immense suffering of his parents will be heard. I pray for Alfie, for his family and for all the persons involved.”

SMILE-A-WHILE
A preacher was finishing a rousing sermon against the evils of drink. His voice filling the church, he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." Growing more impassioned, he shouted, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." Finally, he thundered, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." He sat down. The choir master then stood up and announced, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn 365: “Shall We Gather at the River."

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