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

25TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:    SEPTEMBER 23RD  -  SEPTEMBER 29TH  2018

“If  anyone  wants  to  be  first,  he  must  make  himself  last  of  all  and  servant  of  all..........25TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

He  then  took  a  little  child,  and  set  him  in  front  of  them,  put  his  arms  around  him,  and  said  to  them,  “Anyone  who  welcomes  one  of  these  little  children  in  my  name,  welcomes  me;  and  anyone  who  welcomes  me  welcomes  not  me  but  the  one  who  sent  me.”

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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:   Ray  Dunn.                        
ANNIVERSARIES:   Stephen  McEntee;   Romeo  Tee;   Fermina  Moniza;   Juanito  Moniza (Jr);   Sr.  Alda  Moniza  RVM.      May they Rest in Peace.                                                                                                  
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £422.63;    Loose:  £334.68;    Total:  £757.31
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                     
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 1.86;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £60.00;   £14.00;  £10.00 for CAFOD;   £20.00; for the Oldham Food Bank;  £20.00 for the African Missions;  £11.33 for Missio.

PARISH  NEWS

  • HOPE IN THE FUTURE:  The bishop has arranged for a service, based on Evening Prayer of the Church, at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th October in the cathedral.  The purpose being, to introduce the second stage of his initiative 'Hope in the Future'.  He has asked that representatives from every parish should attend.  We have been allocated four tickets for this parish.  Anyone wishing to attend please see Colin Riley or Peter Hilton. 
  • Congratulations to our Filipino community for their efforts for the Macmillan Coffee Morning held after last Sunday’s morning Mass – they raised an amazing £220.00. Well done everybody!
  • Next Friday evening (28th September), “Maggies” (a charity which provides practical, emotional and social support from professional staff for those suffering with cancer or those supporting them) are holding a fundraising walk which will stop off at several places throughout Oldham. The first stop on this walk is to be at St. Patrick’s Church at 7.30pm. Because of existing links between Maggies and the Filipino community through nursing, the Filipino choir were asked and have agreed to sing some songs for them for about 15minutes as they arrive. Anyone can come to listen and to share in the welcome. Unfortunately, this will mean that the weekly Charismatic Prayer meeting will have to be put back half an hour, to 8pm.

SACRAMENTAL  PROGRAMME
The training sessions are happening on two sites (Holy Rosary School and St. Patrick’s Presbytery) but both groups are coming together for the Sunday celebrations. Any baptized child over the age of 7 on 19th May 2019 to join the programme by coming along to either venue for the first session for parents and children on Thursday 11th October at Holy Rosary School at 3.00pm or Saturday, 13th October at St Patrick’s Presbytery at 10am. You only need to attend on one of these dates

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 – 11.45am.
ALSO,  the marriage of Kenneth Simon Davies and Michelle Susan Fletcher takes place at 2.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
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.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • A man was beaten up by robbers on the road. He lay on the side of the road, half dead. A humanist came along, saw him and passed by on the other side. A Samaritan came by and also crossed to the other side. Finally, a modern Christian came along, looked at the man and said: "Whoever did this to you needs help.”
  • Q: Why do they say Amen at the end of a prayer instead of Awomen ? A: The same reason they sing Hymns instead of Hers.

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

  • CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 5th October.
  • Marian Procession on Saturday 6th October at 10.00am.
  • Sacramental Programme: 1st meeting – children & parents lesson on Thursday 11th October at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school and on Saturday 13th October at 10.00am in St. Patrick’s Parish House.
  • Sacramental Programme: Mass of Presentation on Sunday 14th October at 10.00am in St. Patrick’s church.
  • 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
Our Lady of Walsingham: the lady of the manor of Walsingham, Richeldis de Faverches, was instructed by a vision of the Virgin Mary to build in her village an exact replica of the house of Nazareth. The vision occurred, according to tradition, in 1061.During the 19th and early 20th centuries pilgrimage to Walsingham was revived.
Ss. Cosmas and Damian: according to ancient tradition, Cosmas and Damian were doctors who were martyred in Syria around 300. There is evidence that their tomb was at Cyrrhus, where a basilica was built in their honour.
St. Vincent de Paul was born in France in 1581, and became a parish priest in Paris where he founded the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) for the formation of the clergy and the relief of the poor. He also founded the Congregation of Sisters of Charity. He died in 1660. His work also inspired the foundation, in1833, of the St. Vincent de Paul Society by Frederick Ozanam.
St. Wenceslaus: born in Bohemia in 907, he was a Christian in a pagan land. He became king, and began to encourage the Faith, bringing back priests, building churches, and practising a life of charity and care for the poor. His brother Boleslaus became jealous and had him killed in 935.
St Lawrence Ruiz was born in Manila in the Philippines in 1600 and he became a Dominican, and travelled to Japan. He was arrested, taken to Nagasaki and executed in 1637. He is the first Filipino martyr.
Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: the feast of the archangels celebrates God’s constant care for his people and intervention in their lives. The names of the angels reveal the aspects of God’s care: Michael means “Who is like God?”, Gabriel means “Strength of God” and Raphael “God has healed”.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“It takes effort to always do good… The road to holiness is not for the lazy!”
“Peace is a choice: it cannot be imposed and it isn’t found by chance.”

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