THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

NOVEMBER 11TH - 17TH 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: 
12  noon Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon Mass

THURSDAY:
12  noon Mass

FRIDAY:
12  noon Mass

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 4th November
10.00am
M. Jubb & T. Nufable                     
6.00pm

M. Ruffle

Sunday 11th November
10.00am J. Finch & M. Fernandez
6.00pm

C.  Dodd

   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 4th November
1
N. Khumalo
2
D. Daka
3
P. Hilton
4
M. Higson
5
C. O’Donnell
Sunday 11th November
1
Alexis
2
L. Nicholls 
3
G. Winterburn 
4
M. Larrad
5
J. Taylor
 
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 4th November
Week 1 Indian  Community
Sunday 11th November
Week 2  

27TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: OCTOBER 7TH  -  OCTOBER 13TH  2018

27TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

“Let  the  little  children  come  to  me;  do  not  stop  them;  for  it  is  to  such  as  these  that  the  kingdom  of  God  belongs.  I  tell  you  solemnly,  anyone  who  does  not  welcome   the  kingdom  of  God  like  a  little  child  will  never  enter  it.”  Then  he  put  his  arms  round  them,  laid  his  hands  on  them  and  gave  them  his  blessing.

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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:    Gabrielle  Weir. Also, please pray for Marianne Haboc, the niece of one of our parishioners, who was sadly killed when she was run over outside her school in Rochdale on  Monday 1st October.   
ANNIVERSARIES:   Marie  Jolley;   Pat  Doran;   Joaquim  Almeida;   Matilde  Pastor;   Ken  Poole;   Gerard & Paul  Smith;   Liam,  Berney  &  Joe  Boland;   Jimmy  Smith;   Robert  McFall. May they Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £540.30;    Loose:  £394.03;    Total:  £934.33
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                     
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 11.61;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £18.17;   £30.00;  £20.00;  £10.00 for CAFOD;   £20.00; for the Oldham Food Bank;   £100.00 for Missio;   £20.00 for CAFOD bird boxes.

PARISH  NEWS

  • There are still some CAFOD “bird & bat” boxes for sale at £10.00 – ideal Christmas presents for family and friends.
  • Extracts from an e-mail received after last Friday’s visit from Maggies:  “Wow, just wow!  I’m actually a little lost for words – you absolutely blew us all away on Friday with your stunning church and your magnificent and moving performances..... can’t thank you enough for your generosity of giving up your evening to support our event....... and for just being so incredibly welcoming.......   the incredibly kind donations made to Maggie’s by you and your parishioners – I’ll let you know once we have a grand total for the amount raised...... our visit was by far a crowd favourite!  It also went down very well on Facebook.....it’s been seen by 2500 people..... everyone can’t believe that you’re right on their doorsteps and have never stepped inside and seen the beauty of the church or heard the glorious sounds of your choir......  on track to raise £10,000 from the event..... wondering if it would be appropriate for me to attend a service some time as a follow up to share more about Maggie’s” (Laura Tomlinson, Centre Fundraising Manager Oldham)  
  • OCTOBER DEVOTION: Pope Francis has asked that the faithful throughout the world should pray the Rosary during the Marian month of October, asking our Lady and St Michael to protect the Church from the Devil who seeks always to separate us from God and each other..  Therefore there will be public recitation of the Rosary after Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during October.  Please feel free to join in these devotions if you wish.


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
WEDNESDAY: There is an “ANY QUESTIONS ON FAITH” event, organised by the Oldham Interfaith Forum 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. 
THURSDAY: Sacramental Programme: children’s and parents’ lesson in Holy Rosary school at 3.00pm.
SATURDAY: Sacramental Programme:  children’s and parent’s lesson in St. Patrick’s Parish House at 10.00am.
ALSO,  the wedding of Wellington Marunya and Shawna-Lee Amanda Cooper takes place at 2.00pm. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
SUNDAY: Sacramental Programme:  Mass of Presentation in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am service.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE
There will be a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome, for those aged 18+, led by Bishop John Arnold, on 16th–23rd February. 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:.

  • Sacramental Programme: 2nd children’s and parents’ lesson on Thursday 8th November at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school.
  • Sacramental Programme:  2nd  children’s and parents’ lesson on Saturday 10th November at 10.00am in St. Patrick’s Parish House at 10.00am.
  • Sacramental Programme: celebration “We are People Who Celebrate Forgiveness” on Sunday 11th November 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.
  • Sacramental Programme:  Reconciliation Service and First Confession on Saturday 1st December at 2.00pm in St. Patrick’s church.
  • 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group on Sunday 16th December.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Blessed John Henry Newman: beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Birmingham in 2010. He was born in London in 1801 and died in 1890. Educated at Oxford, he was the most notable Catholic convert of the age, becoming a member of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, and was made Cardinal by Leo XIII.
St. Paulinus of York died in 644. He was among the second monks sent to England by Pope Gregory. He worked in Kent for 20 years, was ordained bishop, and sent to Northumbria. He baptised the king and many nobles. He became Bishop of Rochester.
St. Wilfrid was born in Northumbria and died about 709. As bishop of York he was the first English bishop to appeal to the Pope after his diocese was divided. He fell out with the king and some bishops then went to the East Midlands and finally Hexham.
St. Edward the Confessor became King of England in 1042 and was remarkable for his generosity to the poor, dying in 1066.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  SEPTEMBER

  • It was noted that the water heater in the servery at the back of church will be replaced by a more suitable one with larger capacity within the next two weeks.
  • School Governors: There are vacancies for two Foundation Governors at St Patrick’s School.  The team recognised that the ideal person for either post would be a parent of a child at the school and with the time and commitment necessary.  The team were asked to identify someone who might be suitable and inform Fr. Phil.
  • Bird or Bat (BOB) Box Appeal on behalf of CAFOD took place on Sunday last.  Several boxes were sold, but there are more remaining.  These will be stored and put out on a weekly basis until they are gone or until there is no further interest. Fr Phil informed the team that he had told the person making the appeal that his speech was too long. Some members of the team spoke of concerns expressed by parishioners about the appeal taking too long.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”

  • Three nuns walk into a bar, the fourth one ducks.
  • Where did Noah keep his bees? – In the ark hives.

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