THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

AUGUST 19TH - 25TH 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:      
10.00am Mass

TUESDAY: 
12  noon Funeral Mass for Mary Frances Park RIP
(St. Pius X, pope)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Rose of Lima, virgin)

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Bartholomew, apostle)

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass
(St. Louis & St. Joseph Calasanz, 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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READERS for Sunday 19th August
10.00am
Naomi & Obey
6.00pm
M. Ruffle
Sunday 25th August
10.00am C. Falle & C. O’Donnell
6.00pm A. McGlade
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday19th August
1
Rose
2
Gayle
3
Grace
4
Joe
5
Angela
Sunday 25th August
1
J.Taylor
2
B.Auxtero
3
R.Estrellona
4
F.Wisnewski
5
T. Joseph
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 19th August
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka  and  friends  (African)
Sunday 25th August
Week 4 Team  4

14TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   JULY  8TH    -    JULY 14TH   2018

14TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“My  grace  is  enough  for  you;  my  power  is  at  its  best  in  weakness. ....... for  it  is  when  I  am  weak  that  I  am  strong.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: our parishioners, relatives and friends. (Because of the recent changes to Data Protection Law, we are no longer permitted to print the names of those people who are sick in the newsletter, unless the sick person assures us that he/she wish their name to be printed. However, Masses requested for sick persons will still be offered.)
LATELY  DEAD:  Michael  Gerard  Ryan;   Patricia  Mainwaring.                          
ANNIVERSARIES:    Brian  Dodd;   Esther  Parkinson;   Mick  McGinn;   Kathleen  O’Donnell;   Cliff  Bridgehouse;   Joseph & Winifriede O’Donnell;   Fred  Cartwright;   Gordon  Mills;   Sheila & John  Etchells. May they Rest in Peace.                                  

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £575.40;    Loose:  £244.20;    Total:  £819.60
Retiring Collection for Peter’s Pence:  £105.02
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £8.14 Gift Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £28.00, £25.00  and  £10.00  for CAFOD. Many thanks to our Polish community for their very generous Easter gift of £902.85.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Anyone wishing to be put on the weekday Readers list, please inform Colin Riley by July 25th.
  • Anyone wishing to use Ring and Ride, in order to get to church on Sunday,  please contact Sharon Teefy who is trying to organise initial set up.
  • Summer Fun Day: special thanks to all those who helped in any way to make it a success, not forgetting Mr. Sun and blue sky! The day made a profit of £473.33. The winning raffle numbers are:
    • Mystery Tour for 6 in a limousine  946 … unclaimed
    • 1 Ltr. Whisky  818  Rita
    • Ivory & Hart Bathing Set  957   unclaimed
    • Btl Pino Gregio  781    Marlene
    • Yankee Candle  873  unclaimed
    • Another Btl. Pino Gregio  826  Laurence

Prizes unclaimed by 30th September will be re-cycled.  

Meeting of Eucharistic Ministers:  Ministers were told of their responsibilities as ministers, and the logistics of administering communion using 4 chalices was worked out. This will begin on August 5th at the 10-00am Parish Mass.  In order to maintain the ‘flow’ of the Mass it was agreed that the ablutions of the vessels after communion should be simplified i.e. any contents remaining in the chalice should be consumed and the chalice covered with a purificator (cloth).  The full cleansing of the chalice is to be completed in the sacristy after Mass.  Ministers should return to their seats as soon as the first cleansing is completed.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea, the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work and remember seafarers in your prayers. Please take a prayer leaflet from the back of church.
ALSO, The Manchester Italian Association, along with other Manchester churches, presents the Madonna Del Rosario procession, departing from St. Michael’s, George Leigh St., Ancoats, at 1.15pm.
TUESDAY: our Day of Prayer for Vocations.
NEXT  SUNDAY, the 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass.

Fr Phil, I just wanted to let you know that we won the Prestigious Highly Decorative Award yesterday in London for the work we carried out on St Patricks Church. Both me, dad and our decorators are delighted.  I have got some spare certificates that I will get over to you.  Kind regards,  Clare Watson

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

  • Parish Team meeting on Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Saturday 10th November.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Augustine  Zhao-Rong and Companions: the Chinese martyrs who died between 1648 and 1930. Augustine was a Chinese diocesan priest. Having been a soldier who accompanied a priest,, he was moved by his patience and had asked to be baptised. He was sent to the seminary and ordained. Arrested, he suffered the most cruel tortures and died in 1815.
St. Benedict: the “Father of Western Monasticism”. Born at Norcia in 480, he gathered followers in Subiaco before moving to Monte Cassino. Here he composed his Rule, the indispensable guide  of the Benedictine Order. He died in 547.
St. Henry: born in 973, he was elected Holy Roman Emperor, working for the good of his people, building monasteries and helping the poor.
St. Camillus de Lellis: a saint who began as a soldier. Born in Italy in 1550, he underwent a conversion and began a life dedicated to the sick. He was ordained and founded a Congregation which set up hospitals, especially for the poor. He died in 1614.

ITEMS  FROM THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  IN  JUNE.

  • Safeguarding:  Fr Phil explained that because of other work commitments he had not been able to provide the declaration forms for voluntary workers, but he did expect to have them by the next meeting.
  • The parish centre kitchen has been cleaned.The school secretary asked for a lock to be fixed to the store room in the kitchen.  It was agreed to do this.
  • Ring and Ride:  Sharon Teefy said that no one had approached her so far regarding Ring and Ride.  It was thought that this would have been of interest particularly to people from the former parishes of St Mary and Holy Rosary.  
  • Eucharistic Ministers:  Because at present, the queue for reception of the Blessed Sacrament from the chalice is often so long that it interrupts the ‘flow’ of the Mass, it was agreed that from July, there will be four chalices used to administer communion.  It was also agreed that there should be a general meeting of Eucharistic Ministers on Thursday 5th June at 7.30pm in church in order to discuss any problems and standardise practice.
  • Hope in the Future: The next stage of the Bishop’s initiative ‘Hope in the Future’ has been received.  The first section of which will be discussed at the next team meeting.

“SMILE – A – WHILE” s
When I was little I would pray to Jesus every night for him to get me a new bike, I learned one week in Sunday school that that’s not how it works, so instead I just stole one and asked him for forgiveness.

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