THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

DECEMBER 9TH - 15TH 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

TUESDAY: 
Mass  at  10.00am  due to the Deanery Conference
(St. Damasus I, Pope)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass
(Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Funeral Service at 10.00am for Julie Jobey RIP

THURSDAY:
12  noon Eucharistic Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans) (St. Lucy, virgin & martyr)

FRIDAY:
12  noon Funeral Mass for Trent  Warburton RIP
(St. John of the Cross, priest)

SATURDAY
12  noon Mass


CONFESSION: 
Saturday  11.00 – 11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm.     

BAPTISM:           
By  appointment

MARRIAGE:       
6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement

-------------------

READERS for Sunday 9th December
10.00am W. Murunyo & J. Williams
6.00pm

A. McGlade

Sunday 9th December
10.00am Naomi  &  Maybella
6.00pm

B.  Marley

   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 9th December
1
M. Higson
2
C. O’Donnell
3
Alexis
4
L. Nicholls
5
G. Winterburn
Sunday 9th December
1
Grace
2
Joe
3
Angela
4
Gayle
5
Rose
 
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 9th December
Week 3

Joyce & David Daka & friends (African)

Sunday 9th December
Week 4

Team 4

23RD  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:    SEPTEMBER 9TH  -  SEPTEMBER 15TH  2018

23rd  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“Courage!  Do  not  be  afraid.  Look,  your  God  is  coming,  vengeance  is  coming,  the  retribution  of  God;  he  is  coming  to  save  you.  Then  the  eyes  of  the  blind  shall  be  opened,  the  ears  of  the  deaf  unsealed.”

cross

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;   Margaret  Durkin.                       
ANNIVERSARIES:   Anthony  Flatley. May they Rest in Peace.                                                                                                  
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £358.27;    Loose:  £253.46;    Total:  £611.73
Retiring collection for the African Missions: £233.82
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 4.60;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £30.00;  £20.00; £12.00; £10.00 for CAFOD;  £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £25.00 and £10.00 for altar flowers.

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.
  • Steve Burrows from CAFOD will be speaking about the B. O. B. Boxes at the Masses next Sunday. They are a dual-purpose bird nesting or bat roosting box. They can raise valuable proceeds for CAFOD’S work, and will be on sale for £10.00 on the 23rd September at both Masses. The boxes are made up of the different sections required for self-assembly. They are already found at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, 10 Downing Street, Kew Gardens, Knowsley Safari Park, Wardley Hall and the Vatican. They are a “B. and B. for birds and bats” that give us a real opportunity to connect with nature, by helping endangered birds and bats that are so important to our local environment.
  • End of Summer Sale – the piety shop sale starts today with items mainly from Holy Rosary church. All cards are priced at only 20p each and most items are under a pound e.g. all rosaries are priced at only £1.00 each. There are also a variety of statues  - happy bargain hunting!

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.

“Carry peace with you to give it to others with your life, with a smile, with works of charity. Saint Mother Teresa, pray for us!”
“Faith helps us grasp the meaning of life: God is with us and loves us infinitely.”


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY, there will be a mandatory second retiring collection for the Catholic Education Service.
NEXT  SUNDAY, our Filipino community will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning after the 10.00am Mass. Donations of cakes are being asked for this very worthy cause.
ALSO,  the 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy group meet during the 10,00am Mass.
ALSO,  Steve Burrows from CAFOD will be speaking about  the B. O. B. Boxes after both Masses. Please see the item opposite.
If you still wish to donate to the appeal made last week by the priest from the African Missions, please put your offering in an envelope labelled African Missions and hand it in at church.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“May the Lord strengthen our efforts to care for our common home, and especially for water, a basic good that must be protected and made available to everyone.”
“Without the right to education there is no real freedom, which allows every person to be the protagonist of their own destiny!”
“Remember the more you give yourselves to others, the more you will receive and be happy!”

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

  • 3s – 11s Children’ s Liturgy Group on Sunday 16th September
  • Parish Team meeting on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm.
  • CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 5th October.
  • 3s - 11s Children’s Liturgy Group on Sunday 21st October.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved on Saturday 10th November.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group on Sunday 18th November.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group on Sunday 16th December.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Ambrose Barlow: born in 1585 at the still-standing Barlow Hall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Ambrose became a Benedictine after his studies at Douai and Valladolid, before returning to Manchester to work for the many Catholics of this region. He was particularly famed for his preaching and love of the poor, walking long distances in order to fulfil his ministry. He was imprisoned at least four times, before his final arrest and execution at Lancaster in 1641. His skull is preserved at Wardley Hall, and his jaw-bone at St. Ambrose, Chorlton-cum Hardy.
St. John Chrysostom was given the name Chrysostom (“Golden Mouth”) because of his excellent preaching, and the many exhortations and catecheses he produced. He was born in Antioch in 349 and after a glowing career as priest was made Bishop of Constantinople in 397. Here, because of his preaching and care for justice, he faced opposition from the Imperial court, and was twice exiled. He died in exile in 407.
The letter sent by the Bishop to priests of the Diocese:
Sadly we continue to be shocked and appalled by the reports of abuse that have taken place in America. As a priest and as bishop it has been difficult but essential that we hear the voices of those who have been hurt for so long. Pope Francis has this week issued a letter in which he expresses his “sorrow and shame.” As bishop, I share this sorrow and shame and ask that you all read this letter and share with your parishes. I pray for the healing of those that have been hurt and abused by the Church. We must now think what we can do as priests. Firstly we must try to rebuild the trust many have lost in the Church. This will not be easy. Scandals like this test the faith of our people. It is right that we speak openly of these abuses and that we come together to heal as a community.
Secondly we must look to the positive steps we have taken in our own diocese. I give thanks to all those who give their time and support to ensure parishes take all the necessary safeguarding precautions. We must never become complacent and strive to always place the protection of the young and the vulnerable at the heart of what we do.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A. The area around the Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

Back to the top