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

19TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   AUGUST  12TH    -    AUGUST 18TH   2018

19TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“I  tell  you  most  solemnly  everyone  who  believes  has  eternal  life.  I  am  the  bread  of  life.  Your  fathers  ate  the  manna  in  the  desert  and  they  are  dead;  but  this  is  the  bread  that  comes  down  from  heaven,  so  that  a  man  may  eat  it  and  not  die.  I  am  the  living  bread  which  has  come  down  from  heaven. Anyone  who  eats  this  bread  will  live  for  ever;  and  the  bread  that  I  shall  give  is  my  flesh,  for  the  life  of  the  world.”

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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.)
Mary  Frances  Park.
LATELY  DEAD:  Mary  Doyle;  Margaret  Butler;   Pannassya  Paranka  Hnatiw; Beryl  Brown.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Mr. & Mrs.  George;  V. V. Thomas; Noel  Lyons;  Robbie & Ena  Sweeney;   Mary  Wilson;   Kevin & Josephine O’Connor.
May they Rest in Peace. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £636.95;    Loose:  £316.75;    Total:  £953.70
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 25.00; £20.00; £8.92.     Gift Aided:  £20.43:  £19.10                       
Also:   £22.34;  £10.00 for CAFOD;  £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Two of our parish choirs – the African choir and our parish choir (Nostro Coro), which means “our choir”, are asking for new members. You don’t have to be a West End singer but a “shower singer” who just enjoys singing. Contact either Alexis or Steve Owen or any member of the choirs.
  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is welcome.
  • Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 24th September 2018.  £599.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel.  Limited single rooms at supplement of £100.  Groups and Individual bookings welcome.   Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com
  • The SVP is seeking to recruit a Young Vincentians Programme Manager, and a Mini Vinnies Officer as part of the expansion of our youth programme. Young Vincentians Programme Manager: £30k pa; full time permanent contract. Closing date: 15:00 on Thursday 23rd August 2018. Interviews: Thursday 30th August 2018. Start date: ASAP. Mini Vinnies Officer: £23k pro rata; 2 days/wk; one year contract. Closing date: 10:00 Monday 20th August 2018. Interviews: Friday 24th August. Start date: ASAP. Both roles based at national office. For more details & application pack, please visit the vacancies section of the SVP website: https://www.svp.org.uk/.


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: the baptism and christening of Sophia Ysabelle Bautista take place during the 10.00am Mass. We welcome her into our parish community and wish her many future blessings.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  the Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion for Patience takes place during the 10.00am Mass.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
The man was immaculately dressed. Kitted out more for the Ritz than the street. But in the street he lay dressed in black tail suit, patent leather shoes, top hat and bow tie, and very dead. 'How did he get here?' asked patrolman Muldoon. 'He threw himself off the roof,' said a bystander. 'Does anyone know the man?' said Muldoon. 'I do,' said Barrie Quinn. 'What religion is he?' asked the policeman. 'Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim?' 'None at all,' said Quinn. 'He's an atheist!' 'What a shame,' said Muldoon. 'All dressed up and nowhere to go!'

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

  • Parish Team meeting on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Saturday 10th November.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  JULY

  • An Appeal on behalf of PACT (a prisoner’s aid charity) has been requested.  Regretfully, the team decided that there are already sufficient mandatory appeals, together with our chosen charities, and that a further appeal would not be appropriate.  Therefore the request was refused.  
  • Hope in the Future: The next stage of the Bishop’s initiative ‘Hope in the Future’ entitled ‘Developing Parish Communities, was discussed.  Welcoming those in the various stages of initiation, as well as those returning to the church was discussed and the team found that in these areas we already have a successful programme in force.  Equally the involvement of children and young people was considered admirable as care is taken when fulfilling these activities, that others are not excluded.
  • It was agreed to hang the ‘San Damiano’ crucifix from the gallery balcony where it will be clearly visible as people leave the church, as a reminder of mission.
  • Inclusiveness: Fr Phil reported that he had received a request that we join an ‘Inclusive Church Group’.  It is our aim to always be an inclusive church, but we were not sure of the wider agenda of the group requesting us to join.  Therefore we decided against the request.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Ss. Pontian and Hippolytus: Pontian, the Pope, and Hippolytus, a priest, had disagreed on matters of Church Law, but were reconciled to each other when they were both exiled to the mines of Sardinia in 235. They died there, and their bodies were returned to Rome, where their cult began in the 4th century.
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe was born in Poland in1894 and became a Franciscan in 1910. Arrested by the invading German forces in 1939 and sentenced to heavy labour in the extermination camp at Auschwitz. When a married man was chosen to be executed, he volunteered to take his place and was killed by lethal injection in 1941. He was canonised in 1982 in the presence of the man whose life he saved.
St. Stephen of Hungary: crowned as king in the year 1000, he was just, peaceful and religious, and dedicated to spreading Christianity in his realm, dying in 1038.

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