THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

NOVEMBER 11TH - 17TH 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 Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass


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 4th November
10.00am
M. Jubb & T. Nufable                     
6.00pm

M. Ruffle

Sunday 11th November
10.00am J. Finch & M. Fernandez
6.00pm

C.  Dodd

   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 4th November
1
N. Khumalo
2
D. Daka
3
P. Hilton
4
M. Higson
5
C. O’Donnell
Sunday 11th November
1
Alexis
2
L. Nicholls 
3
G. Winterburn 
4
M. Larrad
5
J. Taylor
 
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 4th November
Week 1 Indian  Community
Sunday 11th November
Week 2  

15TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   JULY  15TH    -    JULY 21ST   2018

15TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

Jesus  sent  out  the  Twelve  in pairs, telling  them  to take nothing  for  the  journey except  a  staff  -  no  bread,  no  haversack,  no  coppers  for  their  purses.

 

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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: Patricia  Mainwaring;   Martha  Smyth;   Janice  Kirkpatrick;   Teresa  Platt.                          
ANNIVERSARIES: Rose  McGladdery;   Terence  Whelan;   Mr.  Royle.  May they Rest in Peace.          

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £556.51;    Loose:  £317.79;    Total:  £874.30
Retiring  Collection  for  Sea  Sunday:  £173.21
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £40.00;  £9.29;  £1.11 Gift Aided:  £3.36  
Also:  £30.00,  £20.00,  £10.00 and £17.20 for CAFOD.

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: The winning unclaimed raffle numbers are:

Mystery Tour for 6 in a limousine  946;
Ivory & Hart Bathing Set  957;  
Yankee Candle  873.      

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

  • Will all Readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota (August – October) from the sacristy after Mass today.
  • A note from the Oldham Food Bank thanks the parish for a donation of £674.00  – “it is very much appreciated”.
  • A letter from CAFOD, displayed on the church notice board, thanks the parish for our donation of £2, 694.90. Cynthia, a CAFOD-funded vegetable garden in Zimbabwe explains: “A lot has changed since the garden was planted. Our nutrition is better, we have more diverse food to eat, we’re better at preparing food and even our health is better. I can’t imagine life without the garden now. I am very grateful to you for sharing our problems and showing them that their money has not been wasted. I am very, very grateful. May God bless you.”
  • A North West painting and decorating firm has fought off stiff competition to secure a prestigious national title. The firm has transformed St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Oldham, to its former glory. The specialist project involved removing paint from the Church’s altar to expose existing artwork and the team also discovered intricate detailing in the window reveals. A member of the judging panel said, “The overall finish of the work was exceptionally good.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  the 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass.
THURSDAY:  Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm.
SATURDAY: the marriage of Leonard Chirozvani and Rose Mabiza takes place at 2.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

WHAT  HAPPENS  EACH  SUNDAY  IN  CHURCH
FIRST  SUNDAY:  Indian choir and Offertory procession.
SECOND  SUNDAY:  Filipino choir and Offertory procession.
THIRD  SUNDAY: “Youth Sunday”  - Parish choir, 3s – 11s Offertory procession, youth Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Offertory collection.
FOURTH  SUNDAY (if any) Parish choir.
LAST  SUNDAY:  African choir and Offertory procession.

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

  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Saturday 10th November.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Our Lady of Mount Carmel: the Principal Patron of the Diocese and of our church.
In 1156, a group of hermits, settled on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, established the Carmelite Order to lead a contemplative life under the patronage of the Mother of God.
Devotion to her has centred on the Brown Scapular, given to St. Simon Stock.
St. John Plessington: born in 1634 at the Plessington home in the north of the diocese. He studied for the priesthood in Valladolid, being ordained in 1662. He worked first at Holywell, in North Wales, before moving to Cheshire. He was arrested, tried and executed in Chester in 1679. He is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
St. Apollinaris is thought to be a disciple of St. Peter, and the first bishop of Ravenna (Italy), dying near the end of the first century.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi: born in 1559 near Naples, he entered the Capuchin Order, where he taught theology. As a renowned preacher, he travelled throughout Europe and wrote many works to explain the Catholic faith, dying at Lisbon in 1619.

“SMILE – A – WHILE” s

  • An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The policeman smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?" "Just water," says the priest, fingers crossed. The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?" The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!"
  • A Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on my door yesterday, so I answered it and asked if he wanted to come in he said, "Yeah, okay." I said I'm just making a cup of tea do you want one? He said, "Yeah, sure." I said I've just made some toast do you want a slice? He said, "Yeah, why not." I then he sat down and I asked him, "So what now?" He said, "I don't know I've never got this far before!"
  • There was this little boy who was scared of the dark. One evening his mother asked him to go out onto the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy said, "Mum, please don't make me go out there. It's dark and you know I'm scared of the dark." His mother smiled at him and said reassuringly, "There's no need to be afraid of the dark. Jesus is out there and he'll look after you and protect you." The little boy seemed unsure and said, "Are you sure Jesus is out there?"The mother said, "Yes, I'm sure. Jesus is everywhere and is always there and ready to help when you're in need." The boy thought for a moment, then went to the back door and opened it a tiny amount. He looked out into the darkness and called out, "Jesus - if you're out there, please pass me the broom."
  • I was talking to my priest the other day and he's getting quite elderly now. He said to me, "You know, when you get as old as me you start to spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter.""Why do you say that?" I asked him. He said, "Well nowadays I'm always going into a room and then stopping and thinking what did I come in here after?"

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