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

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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

24TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:    SEPTEMBER 16TH  -  SEPTEMBER 22ND  2018

24TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“If  anyone  wants  to  be  a  follower  of  mine,  let  him  renounce  himself  and  take  up  his  cross  and  follow  me.”

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:   Ray  Dunn;    Jose  Rodrigues  Coelho  Neto;   Ilona (Helen) Szabo.                        
ANNIVERSARIES:   Veronica  Guilfoyle;   Agnes & James  Killeen;   P. J. Varghese;   James & Mary  Bowden. May they Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £502.46;    Loose:  £289.41;    Total:  £791.87
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

IN  THANKSGIVING FOR the birthday of Elijah Joseph.

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 9.28;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £40.00;  £25.00; £16.30; £10.00 for CAFOD;  £40.00;  £20.00;  £10.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £5.00 for the African Missions.

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 continues 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.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY, we welcome to our morning Mass Fr. Kenneth Okoli, the provincial of the Spiritan community in Britain, as Fr. Phil has been asked by Bishop John to attend the closing Mass of St. Michael’s church (Abbeyhills).
ALSO, 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.
THURSDAY: Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.

 “TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“In the suffering that ecclesial wounds cause us, we embrace the Cross of Christ, because evil can only be opposed with love.”
“Today the Church invites us to contemplate the Cross of Our Lord. Contemplating the Cross for us Christians means contemplating both a sign of defeat and a sign of victory”
“When I am merciful, I am a true child of the Father, because the Father is merciful.”

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

  • 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. Robert Bellarmine was born in Montepulciano (Italy) in 1542. He became a Jesuit and was made cardinal and Bishop of Capua, and advised five popes and the Roman Congregations on the questions and problems of that age. He died in 1621.
St. Theodore of Canterbury: born around 601 he was a monk in Italy who was ordained when Pope Vitalian appointed him Archbishop of Canterbury in 666. For the rest of his life, reorganised and reformed the life of the Church throughout this country, holding visitations and synods, establishing new dioceses and reconciling divisions between the Celtic and Roman traditions. He died in 690.
St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon and companions: Andrew, Paul Chong Hasang and 101 other Korean martyrs were canonised in 1984, representatives of the 10.000 Catholics, of all ages and social status, martyred in Korea before 1882. Andrew, born in 1821, was the first native Korean priest to be martyred.
St. Matthew was born at Capernaum. He was a tax-gatherer when called by Jesus. He wrote his Gospel in the Hebrew language, and tradition has it that he preached the Faith in the East.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • There's this cathedral that's still being worked on, and the workers have rigged a "cage elevator" inside so they can get material up and down to the upper floors. A characteristic of these "cage elevators" is that the doors (gate) must be closed manually for them to be "called" to another floor. One day one of the workers, Peter by name, takes the elevator to the top floor, and it is subsequently needed on the first floor by the sexton. Unfortunately, Peter forgot and left the door open. After the sexton rings for the elevator a couple of times, to no avail, he yells up for the worker to send the lift back down. Visitors to the cathedral were treated to this sight: The sexton of the cathedral, head tipped up, yelling up to the heavens: "Peter! CLOSE THE GATES!!!"
  • A young lad was visiting a church for the first time, checking all the announcements and posters along the walls. When he came to a group of pictures of men in uniform, he asked a nearby usher, “Who are all those men in the pictures?” The usher replied, “Why, those are our boys who died in the service”. Dumbfounded, the youngster asked, “Was that the morning service or the evening service?”
  • The drunk rang Dublin airport and inquired: 'How long does it take to fly to New York from Dublin?'  'Just a second,' said the receptionist.  Thank you,' said the drunk and replaced the phone.

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