THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

DECEMBER 10TH - 16TH 2017

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:      
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

TUESDAY: 
Mass at 10.00am due to the Deanery Conference
(Our Lady of Guadalupe)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans’ meeting) 
(St. John of the Cross, priest)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Funeral Mass for Susan Cosgrove RIP  

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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ST.  MARY’S SERVICES
ST MARY

SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
No Mass
(St. Damasus I, pope)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon  Mass
(St. Lucy, virgin & martyr)
Funeral Service at 1.00pm for Vincent Walsh RIP

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 10th December
10.00am
P. Bagapuro & T. Nufable
11.30am
M. Smith
6.00pm
R. McGlade
Sunday 17th December
10.00am Jaqi Clements & M. Fernandez
11.30am M. Howell
6.00pm P. Haines
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 10th December
1
C.  Riley
2
J.  Finch
3
P.  Crosby
Sunday 17th December
1
R.  Estrellona
2
D.  Daka
3
P.  Hilton
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 10th December
Week 2 Indian  Community
Sunday 17th December
Week 3 Joyce & David Daka and friends (African)
The African Choir

african choir

Saint Patrick's African Singers is more than a choir to its members, who are mainly asylum seekers and refugees living in Oldham.

The group was formed to take part in the 2001 Christmas Liturgy at St Patricks, but its members stayed together and it has become a support system and source of enjoyment and worship. They sing once a month during mass, perform at other churches , and took part in last year's Festival of Light.

Father Phil Sumner said: ''It has boosted their own self-esteem and given them an interest as well as a support network within the town. It has also given a vibrancy to this community. To have so many young people involved in the church has been a boost for others. Many of our community had not encountered asylum seekers before but have gone on to discover a liking for these young people. Previous views have been changed.''

The Filipino Choir

filipino choir

 

Folk Group performing 'Total Praise'
Just click on the photo for the audio clip

folk group

Originally formed as "a one off' to celebrate the Bishop's visitation in 1998 and then later being invited to sing at the Mayor's Mass, St. Patrick's Folk Group continues to go from strength to strength.

The three vocalists, vocal/guitarist all share a musical background, either being classically trained, semi-pro or ex professional. An uplifting and unique combined sound of Caribbean, Eastern European and rich English tones capture the cultural background of the members... with a bit of Oldhamer and Mancunian thrown in for good measure!

We also have an Indian Choir and Parish Choir. If you would like to join any of the choirs just ask. Everyone is welcome.

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