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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6TH  SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   MAY  6TH    -    MAY  12TH    2018

6TH    SUNDAY  OF  EASTER  (YEAR  B)

Proclaim  a  joyful  sound  and  let  it  be  heard;  proclaim  to  the  ends  of  the  earth:  the  Lord  has  freed  his  people.  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;     Adly  Ayad;   Alina  Ciborowska;   Veronica  Sobieralski;   Sarah  Bell; Allison  Wild;   John  Bond.    
LATELY  DEAD:     Geffrey  Wright;   Christopher  Ryan;   Geoffrey  Clarke;    Sr.  Maura   Walker  Maria;   Kazimierz  Cholewa.                          
ANNIVERSARIES:    Danny  McGarrigle;   Tony  Martin;   Kathleen  Murphy;   Tommy  Ryan;   Mr. & Mrs.  K.  Kibblewhite;   John  Kibblewhite.   
May they Rest in Peace. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £446.12;    Loose:  £367.25;    Total:  £813.37
Ecclesiastical Education Fund:  £101.65
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £100.00;  £30.00;  £20.00;  £9.33;  £9.12  
Also:  £1000.00,  £30.00,  £20.00,  £10.00,  £10.00 and £18.42 for CAFOD; £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you wish to donate to the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, then please put your offering in an envelope labelled EEF and hand it in at church.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS

“I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.”
“Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.”
“Joyfully performing works of charity for those who are suffering in mind and body, is the most authentic way to live the Gospel.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
SATURDAY: the wedding of Brian Terence Pemberton and Amanda Josephine Murray takes place in St. Patrick’s church at 3.00pm. Congratulations to you both.
NEXT  SUNDAY  there will be a retiring collection after all Masses for World Communications, a day when we are asked to pray for those who work in the media. The communications office supports the Church in promoting the Gospel through digital, social, print and broadcast media. Please take a leaflet from the back of church.

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
Ss. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who converted to Christianity and were executed for this. Their tomb is in a cemetery on the Via Ardeatina in Rome, where a basilica was erected in their honour.
St. Pancras suffered martyrdom under Diocletian (about304) and was buried on the Via Aurelia, again with a basilica over his tomb. Tradition tells that he was only 12 or 14 at the time of his death.

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.

SMILE-A-WHILE

  • An engineer dies and reports to the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter checks his dossier and not seeing his name there, accidentally sends him to Hell. It doesn't take long before the engineer becomes rather dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell. He soon begins to design and build improvements. Shortly thereafter, Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. Needless to say, the engineer is a pretty popular guy. One day, God calls Satan and says: "So, how are things in Hell?" Satan replies: "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning, flush toilets, and escalators. And there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next. "What!" God exclaims: "You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he should never have been sent to Hell. Send him to me." "Not a chance," Satan replies: "I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him!" God insists: "Send him back or I'll sue." Satan laughs uproariously and answers: "Yeah, right. And where are you going to get a lawyer?”
  • A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding. “But, Officer,” the man protested, “I can explain.” “Be quiet,” ordered the officer. “You can sit in jail until the chief gets back.” “But, sir, I just wanted to say—“ “I told you to stay quiet! You’re going to jail!” A couple of hours later the officer checked in on the man and said, “You’re lucky that the chief is at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a great mood when he gets back.” “I doubt that,” answered the prisoner. “I’m the groom.”

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