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

22ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:    SEPTEMBER 2ND    -    SEPTEMBER 8TH   2018

22ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“Accept  and  submit  to  the  word  which  has  been  planted  in  you  and  can  save  your  souls.  But  you  must  do  what  the  word  tells  you,  and  not  just  listen  to  it  and  deceive  yourselves.”
(From  the  letter  of  St.  James)

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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;   Shenly  Solano  Jamora.                       
ANNIVERSARIES:   Attia  James  Fuo;   Virgilio  Jamora;   Anna  Maria  Smith. May they Rest in Peace.                                                                                                  
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £377.83    Loose:  £278.72;    Total:  £656.55
Thank you all for your continued generosity.           

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 0.00    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £30.00;  £20.00 and £19.04 for CAFOD;  £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £5.39  and £5.16 for  Missio.   We gratefully acknowledge a donation of £200.00, received in memory of Mary Frances Park by her husband Kevin, and a further £500.00 in thanksgiving for kindness and support received.

PARISH  NEWS

  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is welcome.
  • Paul Mainwaring has expressed his sincere thanks to all parishioners, especially those at the mid-week Masses, for the charismatic prayers and support he has received since the death of his late mother, Patricia. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
  • 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.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
There will be a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome, for those aged 18+, led by Bishop John Arnold, on 16th – 23rd February 2019. The cost is £690.00 (including flights, full board accommodation and insurance. For more details, please contact Tracey Ward, tel. 0161 817 2222 ext. 252; e-mail tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk; web: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/youth.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
Please note that there will be no weekday Masses this week but there will be Eucharistic Services. Masses on Sunday as usual.
TODAY,  we welcome a priest from the African Missions and  there will also be a second collection after each Mass.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“The love of Christ, welcomed with an open heart, changes us, transforms us, and makes us able to love.”
“To pray is the first missionary task of every Christian. It is also the most effective.”
“Our world needs a revolution of love! Let that revolution begin with you and your families!”
“The love of Christ, welcomed with an open heart, changes us, transforms us, and makes us able to love.”

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. Gregory the Great was born in Rome in 540. He became a civil servant, and eventually was Prefect of the city. He entered the abbey of St. Andrew, and was ordained deacon in 578. On the death of Pope Pelagius II in 590, Gregory was elected Pope, showing marvellous pastoral care in preaching, writing, caring for the poor and working for the civil welfare of the city of Rome, then deserted and threatened. He is called the “Apostle of England” because it was he who sent Augustine, the Prior of St. Andrew’s, to minister there, after encountering English slaves in the Forum.
St. Cuthbert: born about 634, Cuthbert died on Farne (Northumberland) in 687. By tradition a shepherd boy, he became monk and prior at Melrose. After the Synod of Whitby, he became Prior of Lindisfarne, and gradually won over the community to Roman customs. In 676 he left the monastery to live in solitude on the island of Inner Farne. For the last two years of his life he served as Bishop of Lindisfarne but returned to his island to die. He is remembered as the most popular of the Anglo-Saxon saints of Northern England.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patty Whack. "Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday." Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?" The bank manager looks back at her and says, "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

Before celebrating a baptism, the deacon approached the young father and said solemnly, “Baptism is a serious step. Are you sure you’re prepared for it?”
“I think so,” the man replied. “My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming to provide plenty of cookies and cakes for our guests.” “I don’t mean that,” the deacon replied. “I mean, are you prepared spiritually?” “Oh sure,” came the reply. “I’ve got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey."

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him, "How do you expect to get into Heaven?" The boy thought it over and said, "Well, I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!'"

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