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

21ST  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:   AUGUST  26TH    -    SEPTEMBER 1ST   2018

21ST  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

Then  Jesus  said  to  the  Twelve,  “What  about  you,  do  you  want  to  go  away  too?”  Simon  Peter  answered,  “Lord,  who  shall  we  go  to?  You  have  the  message  of  eternal  life,  and  we  believe;  we know  that  you  are  the  Holy  One  of  God.”

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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:  Mary  Park;   Thelma  Clark;   Fred  Crowther;   William  Kelly;   Jamie  McEnerey;   Vincenti  Enriquez.                       
ANNIVERSARIES:  Alice Veronica Chorley;  Bernard  Kearns;  Edward  Wild.
May they Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  the 50th Wedding Anniversary (Golden) of Angela and Terry Cummings. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £731.90;    Loose:  £292.39;    Total:  £1,024.29
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 13.06    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £60.00;  £10.00 and £19.11 for CAFOD;  £30.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £10.00  and £4.00 for  altar  flowers.

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.
  • Viridor, the local waste disposal company, who under their Viridor Credits arm, awarded the parish with substantial grants for the restoration work we have recently completed. Has produced an article in their Annual  Review.  The article includes ‘before and after’ photographs of the interior of the church and text which include the words: “The result is nothing short of spectacular, with beautiful and sympathetic restoration highlighting the Gothic/Early English style of the octagonal Sanctuary.” A photo-copy of the full article and pictures is on the notice board, in the narthex.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
Please note that there will be no weekday Masses after Tuesday but there will be Eucharistic Services. Masses on Sunday as usual.
MONDAY:  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.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  there will be a second collection and an appeal by a member of the African Missions.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“The family is an icon of God: the bond between a man and a woman generates life and communion.”
“The family is the cradle of life and the school of love and acceptance. It is a window thrown open to the mystery of God.”

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.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Monica: born in North Africa in 331, she married a pagan called Patricius, with whom she had three children, one of whom was Augustine. Eventually, thanks to her patience and prayers, Patricius was baptised. Monica also prayed for her son, Augustine, living an unregulated and wild life. He was baptised in Milan, but as he returned with Monica to Ostia to embark for Africa, she fell ill and died.
St. Augustine was born in 354, and thanks to the example and prayers of his mother Monica he became a Christian and was chosen as Bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Here, his pastoral care, teaching and writings were exemplary. He died in 430, leaving many works, the most famous of which are his “Confessions”.
St. Aidan & Saints of Lindisfarne: born in Ireland, Aidan died at Bamburgh (Northumberland), in 651. A monk of Iona, he was sent to Northumbria when King Oswald asked for help in converting his kingdom, and established his monastery on the island of Lindisfarne. With him are remembered all those holy abbots and bishops teachers and missionaries who made Lindisfarne a cradle of English Christianity.
St. Edmund Arrowsmith: born in 1585 at Haydock, Edmund was ordained at Douai and began his work in Lancashire Mission, including Salmesbury and Walton-le-Dale.
He was amazingly zealous in his work, despite one arrest. Eventually arrested in 1628, he was imprisoned and martyred at Lancaster.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his banker and his lawyer, both church members, to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room, the preacher held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The preacher grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled, and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything.
Both the banker and lawyer were touched and flattered that the preacher would ask them to be with him during his final moments. They were also puzzled; the preacher had never given them any indication that he particularly liked either of them. They both remembered his many long, uncomfortable sermons about greed, covetousness, and avaricious behaviour that made them squirm in their seats. Finally, the banker said, "Preacher, why did you ask us to come?" The old preacher mustered up his strength and then said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves, and that's how I want to go."

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

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