THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH 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
(Our Lady of Walsingham)

TUESDAY: 
12  noon Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(Ss. Cosmas & Damian, martyrs)

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Vincent de Paul, priest)
Mass for St. Patrick’s school children at 10.00am in church.

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass
(St. Wenceslaus & St. Lawrence Ruiz)

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass
(Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels)

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 23rd September
10.00am
P. Hilton & C. Riley
6.00pm

P. Haines

Sunday 30th September
10.00am L. Nicholls & W. Murunyo
6.00pm

M. Ruffle

   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 23rd September
1
B. Auxtero
2
R. Estrellona
3
F. Wisniewski
4
T. Joseph
5
J. Taylor
Sunday 30th September
1
P. Crosby
2
N. Khumalo
3
D. Daka
4
C. Riley
5

J. Finch

   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 23rd September
Week 4 Team  4
Sunday 30th September
Week 1 Mary  &  Francis

16TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   JULY  22ND    -    JULY 28TH   2018

16TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“I  will  raise  up  shepherds  to  look  after  them  and  pasture  them;  no fear,  no  terror  for  them  any  more;  not  one  shall  be  lost – it  is  the  Lord  who  speaks!”

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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;   Maureen  Oultram;   Kathleen  Power;   Annie  Devasia;   Paul  Gartside.                        
ANNIVERSARIES:     Ellen  Brierley;   Elena  Chevez;   Tricia  Morgan (née Cartwright) May they Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  the birthdays of Bridie Murphy and Michael Laverty and also the retirement of Fr. Raymond McKee – Masses will be offered for your intentions. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £443.68;    Loose:  £342.27;    Total:  £785.95
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund: Loose: £8.65 and £1,000 (for stained glass windows). Also:   £16.22 and £10.00 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 if you have not already done so.
  • Fancy a brew?  Beginning on Monday 23rd July and every Monday, except for Bank Holidays and funerals) tea and coffee will be served after Mass at the back of church, Everyone welcome!
  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is welcome.

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.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
THURSDAY:  the marriage of Thomas Andrew Marlor and Hannah Marie Dodd will be celebrated at 1.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
SATURDAY:  the wedding of Ian Michael Tierney and Catrina Anna Fernandez will take place at 2.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
Annual Rosary & Hymns, with Gospel singer Tom McCourt, in Platt Fields, Manchester (Grangethorpe Road entrance), on Saturday 8th September at 3.00pm. Ice cream free (if wet, inside marquee). Contact Sarah Mitchell 0161 431 0410.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“Faith in Jesus Christ frees us from sin, sadness, emptiness, isolation. It is the source of a joy that no one can ever take away.”
“We are called to assist the elderly, the sick and the unborn: life must always be protected and loved, from conception to its natural conclusion.”
“Every kind of material or spiritual poverty, every form of discrimination against our brothers and sisters, comes from turning our backs on God and His love.”
“Europe rediscovers hope when the human person is at the heart of its institutions. St Benedict, pray for us!”

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
St. Bridget of Sweden: born in 1303, after the death of her husband, with whom she had eight children, she founded the Bridgettine Order. She wrote works describing the mystical experiences she had on a penitential pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She died in Rome in 1373.
St Sharbel Makhluf was born in Lebanon, the son of a mule driver and raised by an uncle who opposed his youthful piety. Aged 23, he joined the monastery of St. Maron where he took the name Sharbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. He was ordained after which he lived as a model monk, but became a hermit in 1875, until his death 23 years later. He gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
St. James: born in Bethsaida, son of Zebedee and brother of John, he was killed by Herod in Jerusalem in about 47 and is especially venerated at Compostella in Spain.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • There was a preacher who fell in the ocean and he couldn't swim. When a boat came by, the captain yelled, "Do you need help, sir?" The preacher calmly said "No, God will save me." A little later, another boat came by and a fisherman asked, "Hey, do you need help?" The preacher replied again, "No God will save me." Eventually the preacher drowned and went to heaven. The preacher asked God, "Why didn't you save me?" God replied, "Fool, I sent you two boats!" he Pope
  • Little Philip was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in infant school. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.
  • His grandmother commented, 'Doesn't it look like an artist painted this scenery?  Did you know God painted this just for you?' ‘Yes,’ replied Philip, 'God did it and he did it left handed.' This confused his grandmother so she asked him, 'What makes you say God did this with his left hand?' 'Well, 'said Philip, 'we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God's right hand.'
  • A large, well built man visited the vicarage and asked to see the vicar's wife, who was well known for her charity. As he spoke to her he said in a voice breaking with emotion, 'I'd like to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned out into the cold streets unless someone pays their £400 rent arrears.' 'How frightful!' exclaimed the vicar's wife. 'May I ask who you are?' The enormous visitor wiped his eyes with his handkerchief and wailed, 'I'm their landlord.'
  • A husband comes home from church and he greets his wife and lifts her up. He carries her around the house. The wife is so surprised and she asks, “Did the pastor preach about being romantic?” The husband replies, “No, he said we must carry our burdens and sorrows.”

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