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

26TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK:    SEPTEMBER 30TH  -  OCTOBER 6TH  2018

26TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“If  anyone  gives  you  a  cup  of  water  to  drink  just  because  you  belong  to  Christ,  then  I  tell  you  solemnly,  he  will  most  certainly  not  lose  his  reward.”

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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:   Teresa  Quinn;   William  McGrattan;   Kathleen  Cartwright;   Kathleen  O’Doherty.                       
ANNIVERSARIES:   May  Boyle;   Sheila  Bradbury;   James  Anthony  Ambrose  Dobson. May they Rest in Peace.  

CONGRATULATIONS  on your birthday , Margaret Green. A Mass will be  celebrated for you.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £506.82;    Loose:  £344.34;    Total:  £851.16
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                     
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 9.68;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £19.93;   £20.00;  £10.0;  £10.00 for CAFOD;   £20.00; for the Oldham Food Bank;  £10.00 for altar flowers

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.
  •  There is an “ANY QUESTIONS ON FAITH” event, organised by the Oldham Interfaith Forum on Wednesday 11th October at the Oldham Muslim Centre, Neville Street, Oldham OL9 6LD, at 7.30pm. The Christian panellist will be Fr. Gaspar Oladosu from Corpus Christi. The evening will perhaps begin with some food (light refreshments) followed by the “Any Questions” event. 
  • There are still some CAFOD “BIRD & BEE” boxes for sale at £10.00 – ideal Christmas presents for family and friends.
  • Two pairs of spectacles have recently been found in church and can be claimed from the sacristy.

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”
THURSDAY: “Hope in the Future” service at 7.30pm in Salford Cathedral. See the details on the opposite page.
ALSO, “Women & Belief” 7.00 – 9.00pm at the Chadderton Suite, Civic Centre, West St., Oldham OL1 1NT. Meet women from different backgrounds and faiths; share your views on how your beliefs influence your life; ask the panel questions about their faith and beliefs; take a look around the Council Chambers; enjoy time to network with refreshments provided. Entrance is free by booking in advance on website www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk; by email: oldham_ interfaith@msn.com; or by phone 0161 624 6733.
FRIDAY:  CAFOD Family Fast Day.

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.  Contact Tracey Ward, tel.0161 817 2222 ext. 252; e-mail tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk; web: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/youth.

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

  • 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.
  • 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. Therese of the Child Jesus: born in France, she entered the Carmelite monastery at Lisieux at an early age. By her words and example, she taught humility, simplicity and faith in God. She died in 1897, aged 24.
The Holy Guardian Angels: in the 15th and 16th centuries, this feast began to be celebrated in Austria, Spain and Portugal. In 1608 Pope Paul V made it a universal feast. It celebrates God’s constant care for each of his children.
St. Francis of Assisi: born in Assisi in1182, he was a light-hearted youth, but changed, giving up his inheritance, offering his life to God and embracing poverty. He gathered followers around him, instituting a Rule that was approved by Pope Innocent III. The result was the Franciscan Order, known for preaching and the love of poverty.
St. Bruno: a great scholar and teacher, he was born in Cologne in 1035. After a period teaching theology, he embraced a solitary life, settling at La Grande Chartreuse. He is considered to be the founder of the Carthusian Order, which follows a way of poverty, silence, prayer and penance. Having been summoned as advisor to Pope Urban II, he died in Calabria in 1101.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • O’Toole worked in the lumber yard for twenty years and all that time he’d been stealing the wood and selling it. At last his conscience began to bother him and he went to confession to repent. “Father, it’s 15 years since my last confession, and I’ve been stealing wood from the lumber yard all those years,” he told the priest. “I understand my son,” says the priest. “Can you make a Novena?” O’Toole said, “Father, if you have the plans, I’ve got the lumber.”
  • The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, “If he gets loose, will he hurt us?

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
Life becomes more beautiful when we discover that our spirit finds rest in God alone.

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