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

17TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   JULY  29TH    -    AUGUST 4TH   2018

17TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

........as  many  as  five  thousand  men  sat  down.  Then  Jesus  took  the  loaves,  gave  thanks,  and  gave  them  out  to  all  who  were  sitting  ready;  he  then  did  the  same  with  the  fish,  giving  out  as  much  as  was  wanted.  When  they  had  eaten  enough  he  said  to  the  disciples  “Pick  up  the  pieces  left  over,  so  that  nothing  gets  wasted.”  So  they  picked  them  up,  and  filled  twelve  hampers  with  scraps  left  over  from  the  meal  of  five  barley  loaves.

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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:   Maureen  Oultram;    Paul  Gartside;   Rita  Trippier;   Memmina  Scappaticci;   Bob  Trelfa.                        
ANNIVERSARIES:     Barbara  Doyle;   Amy  Simpson;   Antonietta  Hordynski;    Alfonso  Saint-Alfonso. May they Rest in Peace.
IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  favours received by the Keating and Egan families.  
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £571.77;    Loose:  £343.99;    Total:  £915.76
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 25.00 and £9.13  Gift Aided:  £71.05
Also:   £66.93 for CAFOD.

PARISH  NEWS

  • 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.

  • 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.

Last Thursday, 550 pilgrims from across the Diocese of Salford, led by Bishop John Arnold, made the 1000 mile journey to Lourdes, in the foothills of the French Pyrenees.  At the heart of the Salford pilgrimage are 23 sick pilgrims who are cared for by a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and carers who are assisted by lay volunteers. We wish them a fruitful pilgrimage and a safe and trouble-free journey home.

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
“Jesus invites us to build together the civilization of love in the situations that we have to live on a daily basis.”
“Prayer is never in vain: it always brings forth something new that, sooner or later, bears fruit.”
“Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!”
“May the Virgin Mary, mother and Queen of Carmel, accompany your footsteps on the daily journey to the Mount of God.”

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 Peter Chrysologus was the 5th century Bishop of Ravenna (Italy). He used short homilies to instruct the faithful, and theological and dogmatic texts. He died in 450.
St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491. After life in the army, he converted to a spiritual life. He gathered companions who later became the Society of Jesus.
St. Alphonsus Liguori was born near Naples, became a priest and founded the Redemptorists. He wrote on Moral Theology and was vigorous in combating Jansenism. He died in 1787.
St. Eusebius of Vercelli: a 4th century bishop who preached against Arianism. He suffered greatly and was exiled to Palestine for his opposition, dying in 371.
St. Peter Julian Eymard was born in France in 1811 and ordained in 1834. He founded the “Priests of the Blessed Sacrament”, dedicated to fostering devotion to the Blessed Eucharist. He died in 1868.
St. John Mary Vianney was born in Lyons in 1786 and after years of struggle was ordained and sent to Ars. By preaching and example of holiness, he drew people back to the sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Penance. He died in 1859.

“SMILE – A – WHILE” s
A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby sitter."

  • Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers.
    The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem. They give him £50." The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song. They give him £100."
    The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!"
  • A young lad was visiting a church for the first time, checking all the announcements and posters along the walls. When he came to a group of pictures of men in uniform, he asked a nearby usher, “Who are all those men in the pictures?” The usher replied, “Why, those are our boys who died in the service”. Dumbfounded, the youngster asked, “Was that the morning service or the evening service?”
  • It was about a month ago when a man in Amsterdam felt that he needed to confess, so went to his priest: “Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. During WWII I hid a refugee in my attic.” “Well,” answered the priest, “that’s not a sin.” “But I made him agree to pay me 20 Gulden for every week he stayed.” “I admit that wasn’t good, but you did it for a good cause.” “Oh, thank you, Father; that eases my mind. I have one more question…” “What is that, my son?” “Do I have to tell him the war is over?”
  • The Three Wise Men sound very generous, but what you’ve got to remember is that those gifts were joint Christmas and birthday presents.

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