NOVEMBER 11TH - 17TH 2018


GEMThis “gem church” will be open each day for private prayer and meditation from 9.30am. until 3.30pm.

10.00am;  12.30pm (Polish  Mass) and 6.00pm. 

10.00am Mass

12  noon Mass

12  noon Mass

12  noon Mass

12  noon Mass

12  noon Mass

Saturday  11.00 – 11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm.     

By  appointment

6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement


READERS for Sunday 4th November
M. Jubb & T. Nufable                     

M. Ruffle

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

C.  Dodd

Sunday 4th November
N. Khumalo
D. Daka
P. Hilton
M. Higson
C. O’Donnell
Sunday 11th November
L. Nicholls 
G. Winterburn 
M. Larrad
J. Taylor
Sunday 4th November
Week 1 Indian  Community
Sunday 11th November
Week 2  

WEEK:   AUGUST  19TH    -    AUGUST 25TH   2018


“Anyone  who  does  eat  my  flesh  and  drink  my  blood  has  eternal  life,  and  I  shall  raise  him  up  on  the  last  day.  For  my  flesh  is  real  food  and  my  blood  is  real  drink.  He  who  eats  my  flesh  and  drinks  my  blood  lives  in  me  and  I  live  in  him.”


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:  Mary  Park;   John  Patterson;   Maddalena  Jaremcha.   ANNIVERSARIES:   Mary  Whittaker;   George  Edward  Craven.May they Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  prayers  answered.                                                                                                   
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: £ 9.31 and  £5.16    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £60.00;  £10.00 and £19.11 for CAFOD;  £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £20.00  for  altar  flowers.


  • 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
  • On Monday 27th August, Masses will be held at 11.00am in St. Mary’s RC  cemetery and in St. Joseph’s cemetery (Moston). If the weather is wet in Moston, Mass will be held at St. Dunstan’s RC church on Moston Lane.
  •  WANT  A  JOB? I work for a National Training Provider called Free2learn who specialise in getting local unemployed people back in to work There is no payment required as all courses are free and we also pay for the SIA badge.  Customers must fall in to the following criteria:  Unemployed;  Over 19 years old; Lived in the UK or EU for the past 3 years. If there is any of your parishioners who would be interested in enrolling on the courses they are able to phone 0161 4140400 and we can organise a day to get them signed up.

TODAY: the Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion for Patience takes place during the 10.00am Mass.
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 – 11.45am.
ALSO,  the wedding of William Gibbs and Janet Oluwatoyosi Amu takes place at 1.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

ADOREMUS: Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool 2018. The Congress will cover 3 days: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.  Fuller details of the programme for Friday and Saturday and the Solemn Masses on Sunday culminating in the outdoor Eucharistic Procession and Benediction led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols can be found on the parish notice board.  The cost for the Friday and Saturday events is £40 per day.  The Sunday events are open to all, but those attending on either of the previous days will have preferential allocated seating in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.  Booking Forms are available now – please see Colin Riley if you are interested or need further information.  Information is also available on the diocesan web site (

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.

St. Bernard was born at Citeaux in France in 1090 and joined the monastery there. He revitalised the Cistercian house, became the abbot of nearby Clairvaux and worked to overcome divisions within the Church.
St. Pius X was born in Riese (Italy) into a poor family in 1835 and became Pope in 1903. He sought to renew Christian life by emphasising charity and the Eucharist. He work to avoid war in 1914 but died shortly after its outbreak.
St. Rose of Lima: born in Peru in 1586, she entered the Third Order of St. Dominic and became known as a great mystic, all the time living at home. She died, aged 31 in 1617.
St. Bartholomew: born at Cana in Galilee, he was led to Jesus by Philip, and after the Lord’s Ascension tradition has it that he preached the Gospel in India and there suffered martyrdom.
St. Louis: born in 1214, he became King Louis IX of France in 1236. He undertook Crusades to the Holy Land and was famed for humility and love of the Church.
St. Joseph Calasanz: born in Spain in 1557, he went to Rome as a priest devoting great energy to the education of the children of the poor. He faced opposition to this work, but was finally vindicated by the Pope.


A preacher attended a conference to help encourage and better equip pastors for their ministry. Among the speakers were many well known and dynamic speakers. One such boldly approached the pulpit and, gathering the entire crowd's attention, said, "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn't my wife!" The crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, "And that woman was my mother!" The crowd burst into laughter and he delivered the rest of his talk, which went over quite well. The next week, the pastor decided he'd give this humour thing a try, and use that joke in his sermon. As he  approached the pulpit that sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It suddenly seemed a bit foggy to him. Getting to the microphone he said loudly, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of another woman that was not my wife!" The congregation inhaled half the air in the room. After standing there for almost 10 seconds in the stunned silence, trying to recall the second half of the joke, the pastor finally blurted out, "...and I can't remember who she was!"

When I was a kid my dad would say, "Emo, do you believe in the Lord?" I'd say, "Yes!" He'd say, "Then stand up and shout Hallelujah!" So I would ... and I'd fall out of the roller coaster.

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