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  

28TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: OCTOBER 14TH  -  OCTOBER 20TH  2018

28TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

I  entreated,  and  the  spirit  of  Wisdom  came  to  me. I  esteemed  her  more  than  sceptres  and  thrones;  compared  with  her,  I  held  riches  as  nothing.
(the  Book  of  Wisdom)

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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:    Barbara  Loughlin (2);  Barbara  Legg;   Billy  McGrattan;   Margaret (Peggy) Johnston.;   Filomena  Green. 
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary  Bordiuk; Teresa & George Murphy;  Michael  Ruffle;   Marie  Francçoise  Boyi;   Michael  Hywel;   Jack & Peggy  Reddish;   Esther Tyas;   John  Joceylin;   Fr.  Michael  Fleming;   Alice  Buckley;   Maureen  Mills;   William  Fitzpatrick;   Nellie  Hilton;   Mary  Whittaker.                                                                                                         
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £422.15;    Loose:  £280.80;    Total:  £702.95
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                     
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 7.20;    Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £19.17; £50; £45; £30; £10; £5; £5; £5 for CAFOD;   £20 for the Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS
Earlier this year the Holy Father Pope Francis released the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Gaudete et Exsultate'-  on the call to holiness in today’s world. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing 'bite sized' chunks of the document for parish newsletters. They will also include some points for reflection. The first instalment is below: 

1    “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. We see it expressed in the Lord’s words to Abraham: “Walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen 17:1).

2    The Letter to the Hebrews presents a number of testimonies that encourage us to “run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (12:1). It speaks of Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Gideon and others (cf. 11:1-12:3). Above all, it invites us to realize that “a great cloud of witnesses” (12:1) impels us to advance constantly towards the goal. These witnesses may include our own mothers, grandmothers or other loved ones (cf. 2 Tim 1:5). Their lives may not always have been perfect, yet even amid their faults and failings they kept moving forward and proved pleasing to the Lord.
Points to ponder or discuss:  Who are the witnesses among our own family and friends who inspire us? What is it about them?

Jim Taylor says a big thank you to everyone who sponsored his “Big Skydive” for the N.S.P.C.C. especially Nostro Choro who supported him in Lancaster and raised £2,298. The videoed event will be played after the 10am Mass today.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
OCTOBER DEVOTION: there will be public recitation of the Rosary after Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during October. 
TODAY:  Sacramental Programme:  Mass of Presentation in St. Patrick’s church during the 10.00am service.
THURSDAY:  Parish Team meeting on Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  SEPTEMBER

  • New stained glass window: A proposed design has been received from the artist concerned, but has been rejected as unsuitable.  Suggestions were given regarding the inclusion of images of the Pieta from St Mary’s church and the mosaic crucifix from Holy Rosary church, with the intention that they could perhaps be included in the final design.
  • Car Park problems: There will always be problems when there are two events happening in quick succession. It was suggested that in the future Fr. Phil might try to delay the start of weddings until 2pm at the earliest to avoid clashes with people leaving after the Mass at noon.

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.
  • Advent Service of Reconciliation: in church on Sunday 16th December at 3pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila): born in Vienna in 1515, she entered the Carmelite Order, and made great progress in the way of perfection and had mystical revelations. She undertook the reform of the Order against great opposition, dying in 1582.
St. Hedwig: born in Bavaria in 1174, she married and had 7 children. Renowned for kindness to the sick and the poor, for whom she built hostels. On her husband’s death she retired to a monastery where she died in 1243.
St Margaret Mary Alacoque: born in 1647, she joined the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial and was granted revelations of the Sacred Heart and spread this devotion.
St. Ignatius of Antioch was the second Bishop of Antioch, was sentenced to death in 107 and deported to Rome where he was thrown to wild beasts. He wrote Letters to the Christian churches in which he expounded Christian doctrine and life.
St. Luke: born of a pagan family, he converted to the faith and was a companion of St. Paul and wrote the Gospel in accordance with Paul’s teaching.
Ss. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues were Jesuits who preached the Gospel in North America from 1635. They worked among the Huron and Iroquois between 1642 and 1649 but they and their companions were all brutally killed.
St. Paul of the Cross: Paul Danel was born in 1694 and was devoted to the Passion of Our Lord, and set up houses for others to share his work – the Passionist Order. He died in Rome in 1775.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: We are now at the middle of the financial year, but it is not too late to get a box of Offertory Envelopes.  These are the best way to make your offering towards the work of the church, and if you are a tax payer it means the church can claim an extra 25% of your gift from the government, at no cost to you if you Gift Aid it.  If you would like to join or get more information, see Colin Riley.  People using envelopes from churches which have now sadly closed, will need to get new envelopes. 

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