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  

30TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR  B)
WEEK: OCTOBER 28TH  -  NOVEMBER 3RD  2018

30TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME    (YEAR  B)

The  blind  man said  to  Jesus,  “Son  of  David,  have  pity  on  me."Jesus  stopped  and  said,  "What  do  you  want  me  to  do  for  you?" The  blind  man  replied,  "Master,  I  want  to  see." Jesus  told  him,  "Go  your  way;  your  faith  has  saved  you. " Immediately  he  received  his  sight  and  followed  him  on  the  way.

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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:    Jeff  Wright;   Walter  Tomkins;   Kathleen  Soliman;   Timothy  Potts;   Sylvia  Fitton;   Anne  Kennedy.    
ANNIVERSARIES:   Paul  Higson;  Stephen  David  Hilton;  Ann  Devaney; Rose  McGladdery;   Barry & Trevor  Williams;   Anthony  Flatley;      Alexander & Margaret  Fernandes;    Thomas  O’Brien;   Frances  Mundy;   Mathew,  Mariamma & Abraham  Varkey.
May They Rest In Peace.      

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £600.01;    Loose:  £393.19;    Total:  £993.20
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                     
DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose: £ 47.60 and £8.01;         Gift Aided:  £0.00                       
Also:   £17.42;  £30.00;  £10.00;  for CAFOD;   £20; £10; £5 for the Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Remembering Our Dead:  the annual Mass for the recently deceased is in church on Saturday 10th November at 12 noon. This is a special liturgy to remember our beloved dead. If you have someone who died in the last 12 months (November 2017 – November 2018) and would like their names to be announced for prayerful remembrance at this Mass, please fill in the slip provided at the back of church and either put it in the suggestion box or hand it in at the piety shop. All other names of deceased (before November 2017), may be written in the Book of Remembrance, if not already included, and will remain in the sanctuary during the month of November
  • Gaudete et Exsultate - Third Instalment 

I would like to insist primarily on the call to holiness that the Lord addresses to each of us, the call that he also addresses, personally, to you: “Be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:44; cf. 1 Pet 1:16). The Second Vatican Council stated this clearly: “Strengthened by so many and such great means of salvation, all the faithful, whatever their condition or state, are called by the Lord – each in his or her own way – to that perfect holiness by which the Father himself is perfect”.  “Each in his or her own way” the Council says. We should not grow discouraged before examples of holiness that appear unattainable. The important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves, the most personal gifts that God has placed in their hearts (cf. 1 Cor 12:7), rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them. We are all called to be witnesses, but there are many actual ways of bearing witness. Points to ponder or discuss: We are all called to holiness of life. How does that make me feel? How do Pope’s Francis’ words encourage me?

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
OCTOBER DEVOTION: there will be public recitation of the Rosary after Mass on Monday and Wednesday during this October week.
TODAY,  there will be a short meeting for the Christmas Fayre after the 10.00am Mass. Please attend if you are able to help with the planning beforehand or on the day itself (Sunday 2nd December).
ALSO, the bags usually distributed to collect items for the Bottle Stall and Tombola for the Christmas Fayre will be issued.  It was agreed to distribute paper bags rather than plastic ones as part of our effort to reduce plastic waste.
Last Sunday was Missio Sunday. If you wish to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please use the envelopes at the back of church.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“Saint Paul gives us very practical advice about preserving unity: "Bear with one another in love".”
“Health is not a consumer good, but a universal right: let us unite our efforts so that health services are available to all.”

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.
  • Parish Team meeting on Thursday 15th November at 7.00pm.
  • 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
  • Annual International Music Festival in church on Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm
  • Christmas Fayre on Sunday 2nd December.
  • 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. Winifride: little is known for certain about her life but she lived in the 6th or 7th century in Holywell (Wales). By tradition, she was beheaded by a prince whose advances she refused, and springs of water sprang up at the place of her martyrdom. She was restored to life by her uncle and became a nun. Her cult has been widespread since the middle ages, centred at Shrewsbury where her remains were enshrined, and her well at Holywell which has remained a place of healing and pilgrimage.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MINUTES  HELD  IN  OCTOBER

  • Hot Water Heater: Is still not installed in the servery.  Awaiting delivery.
  • School Governors:.  Fr Phil informed the team that he had approached one person who appeared to be interested in the position.
  • Fr Phil informed the team that he would not be able to offer the Parish Mass on Sunday 11th November as he had been asked to attend the Civic Service for Remembrance Sunday.  Fr Callum Brown from St. Edward’s, Lees, will stand in for him.
  • Stained Glass Window.  A meeting with the designer of the new window has been arranged for 30th October.
  • Parish Centre:  A complaint has been received that a window was left open after use by a parish group.  This is a security and insurance matter and will be investigate

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
A minister delivered a sermon in 10 minutes one Sunday morning, which was about half the usual length of his sermons. He explained, "I regret to inform you that my dog, which is very fond of eating paper, ate that portion of my sermon which I was unable to deliver this morning." After the service, a visitor from another church shook hands with the preacher and said, "Reverend, if that dog of yours has any pups, I want to give one to my minister."

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