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THE PARISH OF OUR LADY AND ST. PATRICK’S
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

JUNE 13TH - 19TH 2021

THIS WEEK'S LIVESTREAMS

Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays, until further notice. There will also be Mass at 6.00pm on Sunday evenings in church. This will not be livestreamed.

From now on we will be using Twitter to provide online Masses. Either download the Twitter App and search for @PhilipSumner13 or click the pic below

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Then either just watch from there. You can also click Follow if you have a Twitter account.

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will be open on Mondays to Saturdays for
12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm. Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 

PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED GUIDELINES

Attending places of worship in Tier 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship. Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings.

Please see the newsletter for more updates regarding Weddings and Funerals, Baptisms and singing in church.

Confessions
Temporarily suspended (by appointment if deemed necessary).
Baptisms & Weddings:
by arrangement when restrictions permit. These are still limited to 6 people, including the person/child being baptised. 

CORPUS CHRISTI (Year B)
WEEK: JUNE 6TH  - 12TH 2021

corpus christi

“Partaking of the Body of Christ, we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD: Donald Heap, Dorothy Fogg, Kathleen Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Fernando Silva, Joao Silva

COLLECTION: Total: £691.72
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £20.00; Food Bank £60.00;
Caritas /CAFOD India £70.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

WORDS FOR TODAY'S HYMNS

Entrance:
Praise to the Lord,
The Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
All you who hear, now to His altar draw near;
Join In profound adoration.

Praise to the Lord,
Let us offer our gifts at His altar;
Let not our sins and transgressions now cause us to falter
Christ, the High Priest
Bids us all join in his feast
Victims with Him on the altar.

Praise to the Lord,
O let all that is in us adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him;
Let the 'Amen' sound from His people again,
Now as we worship before Him.

Kyrie:
Kyrié eléison, Christé eléison, Kyrié eléison, Lord have mercy, have mercy, on me

Let us break bread together, on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun O Lord have mercy on me

Let us drink wine together, on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun O Lord have mercy on me

Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia

Ha ha Aa Amen

Offertory:
Osthiyil vaazhum Dhaivame
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame (Repeat)

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode (Repeat)

Ellam Bharichidum
Dhaivame Njangal
Ninthiru munpil
Namichidunnu
Ille-Jagathil
Veroru Naaman
Maana varkkaalamba maayi (Repeat)

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Communion 1:
Panis angelicus
Fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus
Figuris terminum
O res mirabilis
Manducat dominum
Pauper, pauper
Servus et humilis
Pauper, pauper
Servus et humilis

Panis angelicus (Panis angelicus)
Fit panis hominum (Fit panis hominum)
Dat panis coelicus (Dat panis coelicus)
Figuris terminum
O res mirabilis (O res mirabilis)
Manducat dominum (Manducat dominum)
Pauper, pauper
Servus et humilis
Pauper, pauper
Servus, servus et humilis

Communion 2:
Thiruvosthi

Recessional:
Bread of life, truth eternal,
Broken now to set us free.
The risen Christ, his saving power,
Is here in Bread and Wine for me.

Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you.
You speak the words and I am healed.
Here at your table, Love’s mystery:
One bread, one cup, one family.

Lord by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father.
We have only to believe.
Your sacrifice, our victory,
Now by your blood we are redeemed.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

COMMENT ON THE BORIS JOHNSON WEDDING IN WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL:
Social media has apparently been alive, during the last week, with comments about the wedding of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. Whilst I am not privy to the actual facts, it is said that Boris Johnson was baptised a Catholic and that his first marriages took place outside of the Catholic Church. Every baptised Catholic is required, by Canon Law, to be married before a priest (with the necessary jurisdiction) and two witnesses. If he/she chooses to get married in an hotel or the church of a different Christian denomination, without a special dispensation from the Bishop, the Church regards that marriage as valid in the civil law but invalid according to Canon Law.
However, in 1983, the Code of Canon Law introduced the possibility of leaving the Catholic Church by a formal act. It could have been argued that Johnson's receiving Confirmation in the Anglican Church was just such a 'formal act'. Therefore, according to the Law promulgated in 1983, it could have been said that he was no longer bound by the Canonical Form for marriage. However, Benedict XVI, in a Motu Proprio "Omnium in mentem”, removed from the law all mention of being able to leave by a formal act, and of any juridical effects resulting from such an act. Therefore, it would seem that BJ was still bound by the Canonical Form for marriage imposed on Catholics by virtue of their baptism, and that, therefore, both his first marriages could be declared invalid according to Church Law. This is a law that I have applied many times in my ministry to enable others (who didn’t have the financial or political clout of the current Prime Minister) to be married in the Catholic Church after they had already been involved in a civil marriage that had failed. This is certainly not a case of “one law for the rich and another one for the poor”.

THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia, for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide and for continuing to keep them all in your prayers.

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS THROUGH MARK.
As we return to Ordinary Time after Pentecost, the Department for Formation is pleased to offer four online evenings on the Gospel according to Mark.
Wednesday 9 June 2021 – The Disciples in Mark (with Fr Michael Deas)
Wednesday 16 June 2021 – The Little People in Mark (with Fr Michael Winstanley SDB)
Each presentation will be from 7.00 to 8.30 pm and will include time for discussion and questions. They are offered free of charge.
To reserve a place on one or all the evenings and to receive the Zoom link in advance, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Wednesday- 9th June –St Ephrem and St. Columba. St. Ephrem was born in Nisibis (in what is now Turkey) in 306, and was ordained a deacon. He was famous as a writer of homilies, poems and hymns. He was called “the harp of the Holy Spirit”.
St. Columba (or Colm Cille) was born in Donegal in about 521 and died at Iona in 597. Before leaving Ireland he had founded monasteries at Derry, Durrow and, possibly, Kells. His principal foundation was Iona, from where he converted much of western Scotland and his followers took the Gospel to northern England. He was renowned as a poet and a spiritual guide.
Friday 11t June –The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Saturday 12th June – The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

ECO THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - CORPUS CHRISTI:
In our Psalm we hear ‘by his word the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all the stars. He spoke; and it came to be. He commanded; it sprang into being.’
Our God is a Creator God. God has created all that is by his Word and by his Breath (the same word as Spirit). The Lord is God on earth as in heaven, as Moses proclaims in the First Reading.
How can we care for God’s creation which he has entrusted to us?

FIRST COMMUNIONS (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. Numbers are restricted to 8 people per family, including the child receiving his/her first communion.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest immediately. Names should have been in last week!
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either:             

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

Don’t forget, you need to book on this programme through Fr. Phil

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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TRINITY SUNDAY (Year B)
WEEK: MAY 30TH  - JUNE 5TH 2021

TRINITY SUNDAY

“Everyone moved by the Spirit is a Son of God.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD:Joaquim Da Silva, Dorothy Fogg, Kathleen Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Coen, Bessie Beswick, Hilda Kilroy

COLLECTION: Total: £687.83
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £10.00; Food Bank £50.00;
Caritas /CAFOD India £40.00; Flowers £20.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (B) 30th May 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
Father I know that your love for me knows no bounds
When darkness has fallen your voice from the heaven resounds
Saying trust and believe come and walk on my road to its end
Take me home Father Spirit and Son my Master and friend

Spirit I know that your truth is spoken each day
But power and greed change to creed leaving truth to decay
So let the heavens resound with Hosannas to you Holy One
For in you Father Spirit and Son the battle is won

Jesus, I know that your love for me has no end
My faith growing stronger each day that on you I depend
When the doubting subsides when I’m finally brought to my knees
Through my prayers Father Spirit and Son your Grace is revealed
Through my prayers Father Spirit and Son your Grace is revealed

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore, I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Gloria:
Alleluia kembo, kembo (x2)
(Alleluia Glory, Glory)
O kembo, kembo (Glory, Glory)
Kembo alleluia (Glory alleluia)

1) Kembo na tata sadisi na beto kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Father, the Creator)

2) Kembo na muana sadisi na beta kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Son, the Saviour)

3) Kembo na mpeve santisi na beto kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Spirit, the Sanctifier)

The Collect
God our Father, who by sending into the world
the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification
made known to the human race your
wondrous mystery,
grant us, we pray, that in professing the true
faith,
we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory
and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
Deuteronomy 4:32-34. 39-40
Moses said to the people: 'Put this question to
the ages that are past, that went before you, from
the time God created man on earth: Was there
ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven
to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever
a people hear the voice of the living God
speaking from the heart of the fire, as you heard
it, and remain alive? Has any god ventured to
take to himself one nation from the midst of
another by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with
mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome
terrors all this that the Lord your God did for you
before your eyes in Egypt?
'Understand this today, therefore, and take it to
heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above
as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his
laws and commandments as I give them to you
today so that you and your children may prosper
and live long in the land that the Lord your God
gives you for ever.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 32:4-6.9. 18-20. 22. R.v12
R) Happy the people the Lord has chosen
as his own.
The word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love. (R)
By his word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
He spoke; and they came to be.
He commanded; they sprang into being. (R)
The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine. (R)
Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you. (R)

R) Happy the people the Lord has chosen
as his own.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans 8:14-17
Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God.
The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves
bringing fear into your lives again; it is the
spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, 'Abba,
Father!' The Spirit himself and our spirit bear
united witness that we are children of God. And
if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of
God and coheirs with Christ, sharing his
sufferings so as to share his glory.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! cf Apoc 1 :8
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
the God who is, who was, and who is to
come.
Alleluia.

Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

1) Mimi nasikiya ee
   Sauti ya Bwana ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana
   Inaleta uzima ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the
mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet
them. When they saw him they fell down
before him, though some hesitated. Jesus
came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All
authority in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of
all the nations; baptise them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teach them to observe all the commands I
gave you. And know that I am with you always;
yes, to the end of time.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
Stand
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Intro: Eh bata ta bwetukala kilumbu mundza We are all sinners
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
But how will it be one day?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
How can we gain Heaven?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.
My God, My God, what more can we do.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
O God accept these offerings
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) that we present to you.
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba (Repeat) Accept this bread.
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat) Accept this wine.
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Accept the fruits of our work            
Accept this choir.

Ref: Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu
What we present is so little
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.
But these offerings find value before you.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
What more can we give you?
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Sanctify by the invocation of your name,
we pray, O Lord our God,
this oblation of our service,
and by it make of us an eternal offering to you.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.
Preface: The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For with your Only Begotten Son and the Holy
Spirit
you are one God, one Lord:
not in the unity of a single person,
but in a Trinity of one substance.
For what you have revealed to us of your glory
we believe equally of your Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
so that, in the confessing of the true and
eternal Godhead,
you might be adored in what is proper to each
Person,
their unity in substance,
and their equality in majesty.
For this is praised by Angels and Archangels,
Cherubim, too, and Seraphim,
who never cease to cry out each day,
as with one voice they acclaim:

Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a

Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu

Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi
Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving ·
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
1st voice: Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)

Tenor: Tina beto
Everyone: Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda

Base: 1) Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda
2) Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here
Come bow before Him now
With reverence and fear
In Him no sin is found
We stand on holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here

Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around
He burns with holy fire
With splendour He is crowned
How awesome is the sight
Our radiant King of light
Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around

Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal
To minister His grace
No work too hard for Him
In faith receive from Him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place

Communion 2: Ukuthula
Ukuthula! 
Ukuthula! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthula! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula

Usindiso!
Usindiso! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Usindiso!! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Usindiso

Ukubonga!
Ukubonga! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukubonga! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukubonga

Ukukholwa!
Ukukholwa! Kulo mhlaba wezono
Ukukholwa! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukukholwa

Ukuthemba!
Ukuthemba! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthemba! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthemba

Alleluya!
Alleluya! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Alleluya! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula 

Translation:
Peace in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings peace
Redemption in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings redemption
Praise/Gratefulness in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings gratefulness
Faith in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings faith
Trust in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings trust

Prayer after Communion Stand
May receiving this Sacrament, O Lord our God,
bring us health of body and soul,
as we confess your eternal holy Trinity
and undivided Unity.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.
Recessional:
Abba Father send your spirit
Glory Jesus Christ

I will give you living water
Glory Jesus Christ

Glory Hallelujah
Glory Jesus Christ
Glory Hallelujah
Glory Jesus Christ

I’m your life and resurrection
Glory Jesus Christ

Glory Father, Glory Spirit
Glory Jesus Christ

NOTICES:
Please note that I will be away on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. But, there will be Eucharistic Services on both days. These, however, will not be livestreamed. All Masses, on the other days, will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

APPEAL FROM CARITAS FOR INDIA IN CRISIS:
This appeal will remain open for a while longer. Money for this can be put in an envelope marked “India” and left in the collection plate or handed in to Fr. Phil.

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS THROUGH MARK.
As we return to Ordinary Time after Pentecost, the Department for Formation is pleased to offer four online evenings on the Gospel according to Mark.
Wednesday 2 June 2021- The Humanity of Jesus in Mark (with Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSp)
Wednesday 9 June 2021 – The Disciples in Mark (with Fr Michael Deas)
Wednesday 16 June 2021 – The Little People in Mark (with Fr Michael Winstanley SDB)
Each presentation will be from 7.00 to 8.30 pm and will include time for discussion and questions. They are offered free of charge.
To reserve a place on one or all the evenings and to receive the Zoom link in advance, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday- 31st May – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tuesday 1st June – St. Justin, Martyr. He was born in Samaria in 110 and, on becoming a Christian, he wrote two great works in defence of Christianity – “The Apologia” and “The Dialogue with Trypho”. These give us information about the earliest Christian communities. In about 165 he was arrested and condemned to death.
Wednesday 2nd June – Ss Marcellinus and Peter. They were martyred in the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian in about the year 300. Peter, who was in prison, invited the priest, Marcellinus, to baptise his gaoler, whom Peter had converted to Christianity. The authorities had both of them executed.
Thursday 3rd June - St. Charles Lwanga and companions, Martyrs. The ruler of Uganda from 1885-1887 persecuted the Christians of all denominations. Among those executed were Charles and 21 companions. They were executed for being Christian and for refusing to acquiesce to the king’s desires.
Saturday 5th June – St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr. He was born in Devon around 675 and was killed in the Netherlands in 754. After being a monk and a teacher for many years, he went to evangelise the German peoples. Having been ordained a Bishop, he founded monasteries and diocese, presided at synods, and liaised with kings.

ECO THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - TRINITY SUNDAY:
In our Psalm we hear ‘by his word the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all the stars. He spoke; and it came to be. He commanded; it sprang into being.’
Our God is a Creator God. God has created all that is by his Word and by his Breath (the same word as Spirit). The Lord is God on earth as in heaven, as Moses proclaims in the First Reading.
How can we care for God’s creation which he has entrusted to us?

FIRST COMMUNIONS (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

Don’t forget, you need to book on this programme through Fr. Phil

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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PENTECOST SUNDAY (Year B)
WEEK: MAY 23RD  - 29TH 2021

Pentecost Sunday

“Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD: Paul Lennon
ANNIVERSARIES: Clifford Owen, Kenneth John Chorley, Stirling Smith, Bessie Beswick

COLLECTION: Total: £610.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £48.00; Food Bank £30.00;
Caritas /CAFOD India £110.00 (exactly the same as the week before)
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

WORDS FOR THIS SUNDAY'S HYMNS

Entrance:
The spirit lives to set us free
Walk walk in the light
He binds us all in unity
Walk walk in the light

Walk in the light,
Walk in the light
Walk in the light,
Walk in the light of the Lord

We know his death was not the end
Walk walk in the light
He gave his spirit to be our friend
Walk walk in the light

By Jesus’ love our wounds are healed
Walk walk in the light
The Fathers’ kindness is revealed
Walk walk in the light

The spirit lives in you and me
Walk walk in the light
His light will shine for all to see
Walk walk in the light

Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

Gloria:
Alleluia kembo, kembo (x2)
(Alleluia Glory, Glory)
O kembo, kembo (Glory, Glory)
Kembo alleluia (Glory alleluia)

1) Kembo na tata sadisi na beto kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Father, the Creator)

2) Kembo na muana sadisi na beta kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Son, the Saviour)

3) Kembo na mpeve santisi na beto kembo alleluia. (Glory to the Spirit, the Sanctifier)

Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha Aa Amen

Offertory :
Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This bread we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Bread of Life!

Blessed be God,Blessed be God,
Blessed be God, Forever, Amen!
Blessed be God, Blessed be God,
Blessed be God,Forever, Amen!

Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This wine we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Cup of Life!

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( x2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Lamb of God
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin (x2)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Communion 1:
Come and be filled as you sit at my table
Quenching your thirst as you drink of my wine
Bringing the memory of my dying and rising
Into your bloodstream mingled with mine

This is the bread ...that has come down from heaven... This is my blood ...for the life of the world...

He leads us out ....of the power of darkness... Setting us free.... through the spirit He sends...

Thus shall the world ....know you are my disciples...
If you can love... and if you can forgive...

Communion 2:
Veni Creator Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God's hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life outside

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.

Recessional:
God’s spirit is in my heart
He has called me and set me apart
This is what I have to do
What I have to do

He sent me to give the good news to the poor
Tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more
Tell blind people that they can see
And set the downtrodden free
And go tell everyone , the news that the kingdom of God has come
And go tell everyone, the news that God ’s kingdom has come

Just as the Father sent me
S o I’m s ending you out to be
M y witnesses throughout the world
The whole of the world

Don’t carry a load in your pack
You don’t need two shirts on your back
A workman can earn his own keep
Can earn his own keep

Don’t worry what you have to say
Don’t worry because on that day
God’s spirit will speak in your heart
Will speak in your heart

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed

PENTECOST PASTORAL LETTER:
A Pastoral Letter for this weekend from the Bishops of England and Wales can be found here. 

Bishops Conference

(Scotland will have the same from their Bishops). There is also a children’s version for your information which will be going out to our schools this week. You can listen to Bishop John reading the Pastoral Letter here. Just click the image.

Pastoral letter

APPEAL FROM CARITAS FOR INDIA IN CRISIS:
Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of Caritas India, says, “The Church in India has lost many of its faithful… in their pursuit to serve the distressed population…I make an earnest appeal to all the members of the Caritas Fraternity across the globe, to come together in solidarity and encourage the community of faithful to contribute generously to this humanitarian call and express our solidarity at this crucial moment.” CAFOD is responding to the crisis in India and you can support this response by donating to our Coronavirus Appeal.  

FIRST COMMUNIONS (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday- 24th May – Mary the Mother of the Church.
Tuesday – 25th May – St Bede the Venerable. Bede was born in 673 and was educated by the Benedictines. He then joined the monastery and began a life of great erudition, producing many writings, particularly on Scripture and on the History of the Church in Britain. He died in 735.
Wednesday 26th May – St. Philip Neri. He was born in Florence in 1515 and then travelled to Rome. He had some sort of mystical experience in the catacombs. He then gathered a community of friends to look after the sick. This community eventually became the Oratory. He was renowned for his prayerfulness and sense of humour.
Thursday 27th May – Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest.
Also, this day is the Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury. Augustine was a Benedictine Bishop sent to England from Rome in 597 by Pope Gregory the Great. He converted King Ethelbert and founded the see of Canterbury. He died in 605.
Saturday 29th May – St. Paul VI. He was born Giovanni Battista Montini in 1897 in the north of Italy. He became a priest in 1920 and worked for the Holy See until he became Archbishop of Milan. In 1963 he was elected Pope and continued the Second Vatican Council promoting the renewal of ecclesial life. He died in 1978.

A POEM SENT IN THIS WEEK:
The stone old church of St. Patrick’s R.C.,
Stands in the shadow of the urban sprawl,
Its nostalgic presence of days gone by…
The modern culture dominates now
(Long before the pandemic)!.
A shoddy masterpiece of grotty streets and neglect.
An aftermath of the pristine glory of bygone times.
A church which within its boundaries still emphasises
A quaint domain
Eager to retain the past within its walls.
An unworldly charm still exists,
A place to visit and succumb to the memories, and reflect.
A sanctuary of calm, away from strife and harm.   
(Ms. Rosie B, - Oldham)

ECO THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - PENTECOST:
In the Entrance Antiphon today we hear from the Book of Wisdom ‘the Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world.’ The response to the psalm prays for the sending forth of the Spirit ‘to renew the face of the earth.’ On the evening of Easter Sunday, the Risen Lord breathed on the Eleven. 
How can we work with the Spirit of Jesus living in us ‘to renew the face of the earth?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

Don’t forget, you need to book on this programme through Fr. Phil

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: MAY 16TH  - 22ND 2021

7th Sunday of Easter

“Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD: Adrien Reed, Joan Kenny, Michael Clegg, Kurian Ulahannan
ANNIVERSARIES: Jo Glenfield, Roy Eaton, Stirling Smith

COLLECTION: Total: £568.56
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £10.00; Food Bank £55.00;
Caritas /CAFOD India £110.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 16TH May 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
Bind us together Lord, Bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together Lord
Bind us together Lord
Bind us together in love

There is only one God,
There is only one King.
There is only one Body,
That is why we sing:

Fit for the glory of God,
Purchased by His precious Blood
Born with the right to be free
Jesus the vict’ry has won

We are the fam’ly of God
We are his promise divine
We are His chosen desire,
We are the glorious new wine.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest
says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie:
Lord have mercy Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy on your people
Lord have mercy Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on your people

Give me the heart of stone within you
And I’ll give you a heart of flesh
Clean water I will use to cleanse all your wounds
My spirit I give to you

Gloria:
Gloria, Gloria, In excelsis Deo,
Gloria, Gloria, In excelsis Deo

Lord God, heavenly King,
Peace you bring to us;
We worship you, we give you thanks,
We sing our song of praise.

Jesus, Saviour of all,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away our sins, O Lord,
Have mercy on us all.

At the Father's right hand,
Lord, receive our prayer,
For you alone are the Holy One,
And you alone are Lord.

Glory, Father and Son,
Glory, Holy Spirit,
To you we raise our hands up high,
We glorify your name.

In excelsis Deo, In excelsis Deo,
In excelsis De... ee.... oo

The Collect
Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord,
so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the
human race
is with you in your glory,
may experience, as he promised,
until the end of the world,
his abiding presence among us.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
1 :15-17. 20-26
One day Peter stood up to speak to the
brothers - there were about a hundred and
twenty persons in the congregation: 'Brothers,
the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in
which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David,
foretells the fate of Judas, who offered himself
as a guide to the men who arrested Jesus
- after having been one of our number and
actually sharing this ministry of ours.
'In the Book of Psalms it says:
Let someone else take his office.
'We must therefore choose someone who has
been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus
was travelling around with us, someone who
was with us right from the time when John was
baptising until the day when he was taken up
from us - and he can act with us as a witness to
his resurrection.'
Having nominated two candidates, Joseph
known as Barsabbas, whose surname was
Justus, and Matthias, they prayed, 'Lord, you
can read everyone's heart; show us therefore
which of these two you have chosen to take
over this ministry and apostolate, which Judas
abandoned to go to his proper place.' They
then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to
Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve
apostles.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 102:1-2. 11-12. 19-20. R.v.19
R) The Lord has set his sway in heaven.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord;
all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings. (R)
For as the heavens are high above the earth
so strong is his love for those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west
so far does he remove our sins. (R)
The Lord has set his sway in heaven
and his kingdom is ruling over all.
Give thanks to the Lord, all his angels,
mighty in power, fulfilling his word. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 4:11-16
My dear people,
since God has loved us so much,
we too should love one another.
No one has ever seen God;
but as long as we love one another
God will live in us
and his love will be complete in us.
We can know that we are living with him
and he is living in us
because he lets us share his Spirit.
We ourselves saw and we testify
that the Father sent his Son
as saviour of the world.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son
of God,
God lives in him, and he in God.
We ourselves have known and put our faith in
God's love towards ourselves.
God is love
and anyone who lives in love
lives in God,
and God lives in him.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Ace amation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! cf. Jn 14:18
I will not leave your orphans, says the Lord;
I will come back to you,
and your hearts will be full of joy.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation
Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah
Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah
Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah
Hallelujah, Halle-lujah

Gospel John 17:11-19
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
'Holy Father,
keep those you have given me
true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me true to your name.
I have watched over them and not one is lost
except the one who chose to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you
and while still in the world I say these things
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you to remove them from the
world,
but to protect them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth ;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too may be consecrated in truth .'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homi1y Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man. ·
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of The Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Father the hour has come
For me to glorify your name
I have made You known to all within my care
Brought life to those you call your own
Brought love to those you call your own

Father, may they be one
Father, may they all be one in Us
I will live in them as you live in me
Through love the world will believe
Through love the world will see
Father I pray for those you gave me
To be with me where I am
That they may always know,
The glory that you gave me
Because you’ve loved me forever
Because your love is forever
Because your love is forever

 

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, the prayers of your faithful
with the sacrificial offerings,
that through these acts of devotedness
we may pass over to the glory of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Easter

The Pascha Mystery
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all
to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For he is the true Lamb
who has taken away the sins of the world;
by dying he has destroyed our death,
and by rising, restored our life.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the
angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus (repeat each line)
Holy Holy
God of pow’r
We sing your praise
Hosanna
Hosanna
Ho- san- na
Blessed is He
Who comes in your name
Hosanna
Hosanna
Ho- san- na

Kneel
Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
- Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lords Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ, ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God: (repeat each line)

Lamb of God
You take our sins
Lamb of God have mercy on us
Grant us all your peace

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Ubi caritas et amor
Ubi caritas Deus ibi est

Communion 2:
Be still, and know I am with you,
Be still, I am the Lord.
I will not leave you orphans.
I leave you with my world. Be one.

You fear the light may be fading,
You fear to lose your way.
Be still, and know I am near you.
I'll lead you to the day and the sun.

Be glad the day you have sorrow.
Be glad, for then you live.
The stars shine only in darkness,
and in your need I give my peace

Prayer after Communion Stand
Hear us, O God our Saviour,
and grant us confidence,
that through these sacred mysteries
there will be accomplished in the body of the whole
Church
what has already come to pass in Christ her Head.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Abba Father send your spirit
Glory Jesus Christ

I will give you living water
Glory Jesus Christ

Glory Hallelujah
Glory Jesus Christ
Glory Hallelujah
Glory Jesus Christ

I’m your life and resurrection
Glory Jesus Christ

Glory Father, Glory Spirit
Glory Jesus Christ

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed

APPEAL FROM CARITAS FOR INDIA IN CRISIS:
Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of Caritas India, says, “The Church in India has lost many of its faithful… in their pursuit to serve the distressed population…I make an earnest appeal to all the members of the Caritas Fraternity across the globe, to come together in solidarity and encourage the community of faithful to contribute generously to this humanitarian call and express our solidarity at this crucial moment.” CAFOD is responding to the crisis in India and you can support this response by donating to our Coronavirus Appeal.  

FIRST COMMUNIONS (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Tuesday- 18th May – St John I, Pope and Martyr. He was Pope at the beginning of the sixth century when he was imprisoned by the Arian Emperor Theodoric for not assisting in his campaign. He is honoured as a martyr.
Wednesday 19th May – St. Dunstan, Bishop. He was born near Glastonbury in 909 and died in Canterbury in 988. He studied arts and literature before becoming a monk, then abbot, at Glastonbury. He was the principal agent in the restoration of English monasticism after the Viking devastations. He was renowned as a painter, musician and metal worker. He was a counsellor of kings and a zealous reforming bishop.
Thursday 20th May – St. Bernadine of Siena. He was born near Siena, in Italy in 1380 and became a Franciscan monk. He was renowned as a great preacher. He died in 1444.
Friday 21st May – St. Christopher Magallanes. He was born in Mexico to a farm family and worked as a shepherd in his youth. He was then ordained and founded schools, a newspaper and catechism centres, a carpentry shop and an electric plant. He was arrested and shot on 21st May 1927 while going to celebrate Mass. His final words were: “I forgive, with all my heart, those responsible for my death and I ask God that the shedding of my blood serves toward the peace of our divided Mexico.

A POEM SENT IN THIS WEEK:
The stone old church of St. Patrick’s R.C.,
Stands in the shadow of the urban sprawl,
Its nostalgic presence of days gone by…
The modern culture dominates now
(Long before the pandemic)!.
A shoddy masterpiece of grotty streets and neglect.
An aftermath of the pristine glory of bygone times.
A church which within its boundaries still emphasises
A quaint domain
Eager to retain the past within its walls.
An unworldly charm still exists,
A place to visit and succumb to the memories, and reflect.
A sanctuary of calm, away from strife and harm.   
(Ms. Rosie B, - Oldham)

ECO THOUGHT FOR SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER:
In the third Eucharistic Prayer we pray ‘all you have created rightly gives you praise.’ In these spring days how can we enable creation’s song of praise to be heard more clearly?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

Don’t forget, you need to book on this programme through Fr. Phil

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: MAY 9TH  - 15TH 2021

6th Sunday of Easter

“Love one another as I have loved you.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD: Suraia Seiros, Edward Messitt
ANNIVERSARIES: Alice Lees, Mary Bowden and Catherine Duddy. Douglas Finch, Alfredo Dumalaog, John and Mary Joceylin, Ray Heaton, Terence Charles Higgins

COLLECTION: Total: £842.48
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £43.20; Food Bank £40.00;
Missio £65.95
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 9th May 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
A new commandment I give unto you:
That you love one another as I have loved you,
That you love one another as I have loved you.

By this shall all know
That you are My disciples
If you have love one for another...
You are My friends
If you do what I commend you
Without My help you can do nothing

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory
Lord God, heavenly King, '
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father
you take away the sins of the world, '
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world
receive our prayer; '
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Grant, almighty God,
that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion
these days of joy,
which we keep in honour of the risen Lord,
and that what we relive in remembrance
we may always hold to in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
10:25-26. 34-35. 44-48
As Peter reached the house Cornelius went out
IC? meet him, knelt at his feet and prostrated
himself. But Peter helped him up. 'Stand up '
he said 'I am only a man after all!' '
Then Peter addressed them : 'The truth I have
now come to realise ' he said 'is that God does
not have favourites, but that anybody of any
nationality who fears God and does what is
right is acceptable to him.'
While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit
came down on all the listeners. Jewish
believers who had accompanied Peter were all
astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit should
be poured out on the pagans too, since they
could hear them speaking strange languages
and proclaiming the greatness of God. Peter
himself then said, 'Could anyone refuse the
water of baptism to these people, now they
have received the Holy Spirit just as much as
we have?' He then gave orders for them to be
baptised in the name of Jesus Christ.
Afterwards they begged him to stay on for
some days.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 97:1-4. R.v2
R) The Lord has shown his salvation
to the nations.
Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation. (R)
The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel. (R)
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord all the earth,
ring out your joy. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 4:7-10
My dear people,
let us love one another
since love comes from God
and everyone who loves is begotten by God
and knows God.
Anyone who fails to love can never have
known God,
because God is love.
God's love for us was revealed
when God sent into the world his only Son
so that we could have life through him;
this is the love I mean:
not our love for God,
but God's love for us when he sent his Son
to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 14:23
Jesus said: 'If anyone loves me he will
keep my word,
and my Father will love him, and we shall
come to him.'
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Hanapin mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasaiyo
Allelu, Alleluia. (x2)

Gospel John 15:9-17
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples:
'As the Father has loved me,
so I have loved you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments
you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father's commandments
and remain in his love.
I have told you this
so that my own joy may be in you
and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment:
love one another,
as I have loved you. ·
A man can have no greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends,
if you do what I command you.
I shall not call you servants any more,
because a servant does not know
his master's business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you ;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you
is to love one another.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten,
not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory: Reyna ng langit
Reyna ng langit, magsaya, Aleluya!
Anak mong dinala sa tuwa, Aleluya!
Ay nabuhay na mangmuli, Aleluya!
Ipanalangin mo kami sa Ama, Aleluya!

Aleluya, Aleluya!
Aleluya, Aleluya!
Aleluya, Aleluya!
Aleluya, Aleluya!

If the Priest says the two prayers of offermg
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
May our prayers rise up to you, O Lord,
together with the sacrificial offerings,
so that, purified by your graciousness,
we may be conformed to the mysteries of
your mighty love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts. .
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface V of Easter
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud you yet more
gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
By the oblation of his Body,
he brought the sacrifices of old to fulfilment
in the reality of the Cross
and, by commending himself to you for our
salvation,
showed himself the Priest, the Altar, and the
Lamb of sacrifice.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the
angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus Holy Holy Holy
Santo, Santo, Santo,
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you :
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him
O God, almighty Father, '
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us·
and lead us not into temptation, '
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ, ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word ·
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
One bread, one body, one Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many, throughout the earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Gentile or Jew
Servant or free
Woman or man
No more

Many the gifts, many the works
One in the Lord
Of all

Communion 2:
Sumasamba

Prayer after Communion Stand
Almighty ever-living God,
who restore us to eternal life in the
Resurrection of Christ,
increase in us, we pray, the fruits of this
paschal Sacrament
and pour into our hearts the strength of this
saving food.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

May the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life .Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Sing a new song unto the Lord
Let your song be sung from mountains high
Sing a new song unto the Lord
Singing 'alleluia

All God’s people dance for joy
O come before the Lord
And play for Him on glad tambourines
And let your trumpet sound

Rise, o children, from your sleep
Your Saviour now has come
And he has turned your sorrow to joy
And filled your soul with song

Glad my soul for I have seen
The glory of the Lord
The trumpet sounds, the dead shall be raised
I know my Saviour lives.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed

APPEAL FROM CARITAS FOR INDIA IN CRISIS:
As we all know, India is facing a devastating second wave of coronavirus, Father Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of  Caritas India, says, “The Church in India has lost many of its faithful… in their pursuit to serve the distressed population…I make an earnest appeal to all the members of the Caritas Fraternity across the globe, to come together in solidarity and encourage the community of faithful to contribute generously to this humanitarian call and express our solidarity at this crucial moment.” CAFOD is responding to the crisis in India and you can support this response by donating to our Coronavirus Appeal.  Just to let you know, CAFOD also held a special online Mass on Friday 7 May at 6.30pm to pray for the people of India. The link is in the sidebar near our link for online Masses.

YOUNG ADULTS: AN EVENING WITH AUSTEN IVEREIGH
We are privileged to invite all young adults (18 – 35 years) to an evening of reflection with Dr Austen Ivereigh on Thursday 13th May 2021  7pm – 9pm
Austen is the co-author of Pope Francis' latest book: “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”
In it the Pope sets out his vision on how to create a better world as we emerge from the crisis that we have been living through.  He sees this crisis as having meaning for us and inviting us to new ways of thinking and doing things.
To listen to the invitation on YouTube, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZT4nZcd1yE
The first 20 young adults to register will receive a free copy of the book!
To register or for more information, please email: formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Wednesday- 11th May – St Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs. They were soldiers, who converted to Christianity and were executed. Their tomb is in a cemetery on the Via Ardiantina in Rome, where a basilica was erected in their honour.
Also on this day is the feast of St. Pancras. Who suffered martyrdom under the emperor Diocletian and was buried on the Via Aurelia. Again, a basilica has been built over his tomb. Tradition tells us that he was only 12 or 14 at the time of his death.
Thursday – 12th May – The Ascension of the Lord.
Friday – 14th May – St. Matthias, Apostle. St. Matthias was chosen by the Apostles to take the place of Judas Iscariot, so that the number of Apostles might remain as twelve. Tradition has it that Matthias went on to preach in Ethiopia.

SMILE AWHILE:
A priest was handed a woman’s watch that had been found on one of the benches. He announced the find and invited the owner to see him after Mass. The choir then sang the final hymn: “Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping.”

ECO THOUGHT FOR SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
On Thursday of this week we will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. Notice Jesus’ parting words, as recounted by Mark; ‘proclaim the Good News to all creation.’
What is the Good News we bring to creation?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: MAY 2ND  - 8TH 2021

5th Sunday of Easter

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Ozan Deniz Karaduman, Sister Agnes, Sister Regina, Angela Marshall, John Diveney
LATELY DEAD: Michael Maher, Jose Varghese, Jovy Santiago
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael and Catherine McGladdery, Alice Lees, Gerry Taylor, Mary Bowden and Catherine Duddy

COLLECTION: Total: £672.26
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £34.00; Food Bank £60.00;
Caritas £10.00; Flowers £25.00; EEF £10.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.Taxpayers will also have to sign a declaration form (available at the back of church) so that we can claim the tax back.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 2nd May 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn.

Entrance:
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render, O help us to see:
'Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.

Stand
Cf. Ps 97:1-2
O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders;
in the sight of the nations
he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie: Quem Pastores
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery
within us,
that those you were pleased to make new in
Holy Baptism
may, under your protective care, bear much
fruit
and come to the joys of life eternal.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit ·

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 9:26-31
When Saul got to Jerusalem he tried to join the
disciples, but they were all afraid of him: they
could not believe he was really a disciple.
Barnabas, however, took charge of him,
introduced him to the apostles, and explained
how the Lord had appeared to Saul and spoken
to him on his journey, and how he had
preached boldly at Damascus in the name of
Jesus. Saul now started to go round with them
in Jerusalem, preaching fearlessly in the name
of the Lord. But after he had spoken to the
Hellenists, and argued with them, they became
determined to kill him. When the brothers
knew, they took him to Caesarea, and sent him
off from there to Tarsus.
The churches throughout Judaea, Galilee and
Samaria were now left in peace, building
themselves up, living in the fear of the Lord,
and filled with the consolation of the Holy Spirit.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 21 :26-28. 30-32. R.v26
R) You, Lord, are my praise in the great
assembly.
My vows I will pay before those who fear him.
The poor shall eat and shall have their fill.
They shall praise the Lord, those who seek him.
May their hearts live for ever and ever! (R)
All the earth shall remember and return to the
Lord,
all families of the nations worship before him.
They shall worship him, all the mighty of the earth;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust.
And my soul shall live for him, my children
serve him.
(R)
They shall tell of the Lord to generations yet to
come,
declare his faithfulness to peoples yet unborn:
'These things the Lord has done.' (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 3:18-24
My children,
our love is not to be just words or mere talk,
but something real and active;
only by this can we be certain
that we are the children of the truth
and be able to quieten our conscience in his
presence,
whatever accusations it may raise against us,
because God is greater than our conscience
and he knows every1hing.
My dear people,
if we cannot be condemned by our own
conscience,
we need not be afraid in God's presence,
and whatever we ask him,
we shall receive,
because we keep his commandments
and live the kind of life that he wants.
His commandments are these:
that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus
Christ
and that we love one another
as he told us to.
Whoever keeps his commandments
lives in God and God lives in him.
We know that he lives in us
by the Spirit that he has given us.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 15:4-5
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
Whoever remains in me bears fruit in plenty.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen

Gospel John 15:1-8
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples:
'I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit
he cuts away,
and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes
to make it bear even more.
You are pruned already,
by means of the word that I have spoken to you.
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself,
but must remain part of the vine,
neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is like a branch that has been thrown away
- he withers;
these branches are collected and thrown on
the fire,
and they are burnt.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you ,
you may ask what you will
and you shall get it.
It is to the glory of my Father that you should
bear much fruit,
and then you will be my disciples.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Osthiyil  vaazhum Dhaivame            
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame       (Repeat)

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

Ellam  Bharichidum
Dhaivame Njangal
Ninthiru munpil
Namichidunnu   
Ille-Jagathil
Veroru Naaman
Maana varkkaalamba maayi   (Repeat)

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever. ·
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
O God, who by the wonderful exchange
effected in this sacrifice
have made us partakers of the one supreme
Godhead,
grant, we pray,
that, as we have come to know your truth,
we may make it ours by a worthy way of life.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface IV of Easter
The restoration of the universe through the
Paschal mystery
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud you yet more
gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For, with the old order destroyed,
a universe cast down is renewed,
and integrity of life is restored to us in Christ.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the
angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVNESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
- Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ, ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
This is my body broken for you
bringing you wholeness, making you free
Take it and eat it and when you do
Do it in love for me.

This is my blood poured out for you
bringing forgiveness, making you free
Take it and eat it and when you do
do it in love for me.

Filled with my Spirit, how you will grow
You are my branches, I am the tree
If you are faithful, others will know
you are alive in me.

Love one another, I have loved you
and I have shown you how to be free
serve one another, and when you do
do it in love for me.

Communion 2:
Thiruvosthi

Communion Antiphon Cf. Jn 15:1,5
I am the true vine and you are the
branches , says the Lord.
Whoever remains in me, and I in him,
bears fruit in plenty, alleluia.
After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Graciously be present to your people, we pray,
O Lord,
and lead those you have imbued with
heavenly mysteries
to pass from former ways to newness of life.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
Solemn Blessing
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the blessing.
The Priest continues:
May God, who by the Resurrection of his Only
Begotten Son
was pleased to confer on you
the gift of redemption and of adoption,
give you gladness by his blessing.
Amen.
May he, by whose redeeming work
you have received the gift of everlasting
freedom,
make you heirs to an eternal inheritance.
Amen.
And may you, who have already risen with
Christ
in Baptism through faith,
by living in a right manner on this earth,
be united with him in the homeland of heaven.
Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you
for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth; the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your lite .Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:

God is love: His the care,
Tending each, everywhere.
God is love, all is there!
Jesus came to show him,
That we all might know Him!

Sing aloud, loud, loud!
Sing aloud, loud, loud!
God is good! God is truth!
God is beauty! Praise Him!

None can see God above;
We can share life and love;
Thus may we Godward move,
Seek him in creation,
Holding every nation.

Jesus lived on the earth,
Hope and life brought to birth
And affirmed human worth,
For He came to save us
By the truth He gave us.

To our Lord praise we sing,
Light and life, friend and King,
Coming down, love to bring,
Pattern for our duty,
Showing God in beauty.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed

PROBLEMS WITH TWITTER:
I have been having problems uploading the livestreamed Mass over the last week. People have been able to follow ‘live’ but have not been able to watch the most recent broadcasts after they have finished. I got onto my “technical advisor” at the Oldham Sixth Form College, and he sent me a link to Twitter support. They put me in touch with their ‘support’ feed where I found out that many other people had been experiencing similar problems uploading their tweets. Twitter said that they were working on it and that they hoped to fix the problem soon. In fact, yesterday, I was able to upload the service again, so, I’m hoping that the problem is fixed now. Fingers crossed and prayers said!

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE – 4th May 2021
On Thursday 6th May at Salford Cathedral Bishop John will celebrate Mass for Survivors of Abuse. The Mass will begin at 7pm and is open to all. It will also be streamed on church stream 

Watch the Salford Cathedral livestream here

churchtv

YOUNG ADULTS: AN EVENING WITH AUSTEN IVEREIGH
We are privileged to invite all young adults (18 – 35 years) to an evening of reflection with Dr Austen Ivereigh on Thursday 13th May 2021  7pm – 9pm
Austen is the co-author of Pope Francis' latest book: “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”
In it the Pope sets out his vision on how to create a better world as we emerge from the crisis that we have been living through.  He sees this crisis as having meaning for us and inviting us to new ways of thinking and doing things.
To listen to the invitation on YouTube, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZT4nZcd1yE
The first 20 young adults to register will receive a free copy of the book!
To register or for more information, please email: formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Monday – 3rd May – Ss. Philip and James, Apostles. Philip was born in Bethsaida. He had been a disciple of john the Baptist before becoming a disciple of Jesus. The St. James referred to was the son of Alphaeus and a cousin of Jesus. After the Ascension of Jesus, he was to lead the Church in Jerusalem. He was martyred in 62 AD.
Tuesday – 4th May – The English Martyrs. On this day in 1535 three Carthusian monks were executed at Tyburn. They were to be the first of many martyrs. 42 of these have been canonised and a further 242 have been declared ‘Blessed’, but the number of those who died either in prison or on the scaffold, or who suffered harsh persecution for their faith over a century and a half, cannot be reckoned. They came from every walk of life and they are remembered for their faith and for their courage.

ECO THOUGHT FOR FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Today we have another powerful image from the world of nature; Jesus as the True Vine, with the invitation to remain connected to him in order to bear much fruit.
As we reflect on our call to care for the world around us, the world of nature, what in our attitudes needs to be pruned away?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

 

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4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: APRIL 25TH  - MAY 1ST 2021

4th Sunday of Easter

“The Good Shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Ozan Deniz Karaduman, Sister Agnes, Sister Regina, Angela Marshall, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: Veronica Sobieralski, Richard Frank Magnall, William Gallagher, Joe Boyd, Michael Maher
ANNIVERSARIES: V.L.Thomas, Christopher Frankland, Brenda Taylor, Dawn Cookson Martinez and baby Robbie, Frank Norcliffe, Martin James Culkin, Douglas Finch

COLLECTION: Total: £597.58
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £22.00; Food Bank: £20.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.Taxpayers will also have to sign a declaration form (available at the back of church) so that we can claim the tax back.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 25th April 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for His own name’s sake.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me.
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling-place shall be.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and m what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply. Amen.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

 

Gloria: Nkembo 
Translation: 
1) Glory to God the creator. We all rejoice 

Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son 
Glory to the Holy Spirit, 
Glory to the trinity

1) Glory to Jesus our Saviour
2) Glory to the Holy our sanctifier
2) Glory to God for eternity

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
lead us to a share in the joys of heaven,
so that the humble flock may reach
where the brave Shepherd has gone before.
Who Jives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said: 'Rulers of
the people, and elders! If you are questioning us
today about an act of kindness to a cripple, and
asking us how he was healed, then I am glad to
tell you all, and would indeed be glad to tell the
whole people of Israel, that it was by the name
of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the one you
crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by
this name and by no other that this man is able
to stand up perfectly healthy, here in your
presence, today. This is the stone rejected by
you the builders, but which has proved to be
the keystone. For of all the names in the world
given to men, this is the only one by which we
can be saved.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 117:1. 8-9. 21-23. 26. 28-29. R.v22
R) The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in men:
it is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes. (R)
I will thank you for you have given answer
and you are my saviour.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes. (R)
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
I will thank you for you have given answer
and you are my saviour.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love has no end. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 3:1-2
Think of the love that the Father has lavished
on us,
by letting us be called God's children ;
and that is what we are.
Because the world refused to acknowledge him,
therefore it does not acknowledge us.
My dear people, we are already the children
of God
but what we are to be in the future has not yet
been revealed;
all we know is, that when it is revealed
we shall be like him
because we shall see him as he really is.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 10:14
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my own sheep and my own know me.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia
Translation
1) The king (Jesus) has risen, let's rejoice Alleluia 
2) Maria Magdalene went to the tomb 
3) When she got there, she found the tomb opened, Christ has risen

Gospel John 10:11-18
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said:
'I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd is one who lays down his
life for his sheep.
The hired man, since he is not the shepherd
and the sheep do not belong to him,
abandons the sheep and runs away
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep;
this is because he is only a hired man
and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own
and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father;
and I lay down my life for my sheep.
And there are other sheep I have
that are not of this fold,
and these I have to lead as well.
They too will listen to my voice,
and there will be only one flock
and one shepherd.
The Father loves me,
because I lay down my life
in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from me;
I lay it down of my own free will,
and as it is in my power to lay it down,
so it is my power to take it up again;
and this is the command I have been given
by my Father.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered. death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
· of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Intro: Eh bata ta bwetukala kilumbu mundza  We are all sinners
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
But how will it be one day?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
How can we gain Heaven?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.
My God, My God, what more can we do.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
O God accept these offerings
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)  that we present to you.
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba (Repeat)  Accept this bread.
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat)  Accept this wine.
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Accept the fruits of our work            
Accept this choir.

Ref: Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu
What we present is so little
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.
But these offerings find value before you.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
What more can we give you?
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he
says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that we may always find delight in these
paschal mysteries,
so that the renewal constantly at work within us
may be the cause of our unending joy.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Ill of Easter
Christ living and always interceding for us
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud you yet more
gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
He never ceases to offer himself for us
but defends us and ever pleads our cause
before you:
he is the sacrificial Victim who dies no more,
the Lamb, once slain, who lives for ever.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the
angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a

Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu

Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and >I< Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ, ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
1st voice: Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)

Tenor: Tina beto
Everyone: Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda

Base: 1) Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda
2) Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
The love I have for you my Lord
Is only a shadow of your love for me
Only a shadow of your love for me
Your deep abiding love

My own belief in you my Lord
Is only a shadow of your faith in me
Only a shadow of your faith in me
Your deep and lasting faith

My life is in your hands
My life is in your hands
My love for you will grow my God
Your light in me will shine

The dream I have today my Lord
Is only a shadow of your dreams for me
Only a shadow of all that will be
If I but follow you

The joy I feel today my Lord
Is only a shadow of your joys for me
Only a shadow of your joys for me
When we meet face to face

Communion 2: Ukuthula
Ukuthula! 
Ukuthula! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthula! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula

Usindiso!
Usindiso! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Usindiso!! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Usindiso

Ukubonga!
Ukubonga! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukubonga! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukubonga

Ukukholwa!
Ukukholwa! Kulo mhlaba wezono
Ukukholwa! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukukholwa

Ukuthemba!
Ukuthemba! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthemba! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthemba

Alleluya!
Alleluya! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Alleluya! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula 

Translation:
Peace in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings peace
Redemption in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings redemption
Praise/Gratefulness in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings gratefulness
Faith in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings faith
Trust in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings trust

Prayer after Communion Stand
Look upon your flock, kind Shepherd,
and be pleased to settle in eternal pastures
the sheep you have redeemed
by the Precious Blood of your Son.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

The Priest continues:
May the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
This is the day
This is the day that the Lord has made
That the Lord has made
We will rejoice
We will rejoice and be glad in it
And be glad in it
This is the day that the Lord has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day
This is the day that the Lord has made

This is the day
This is the day when He rose again
When He rose again
We will rejoice
We will rejoice and be glad in it
And be glad in it
This is the day when He rose again
We will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day
This is the day when He rose again

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are still mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed

YOUNG ADULTS: AN EVENING WITH AUSTEN IVEREIGH
We are privileged to invite all young adults (18 – 35 years) to an evening of reflection with Dr Austen Ivereigh on Thursday 13th May 2021  7pm – 9pm
Austen is the co-author of Pope Francis' latest book: “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”
In it the Pope sets out his vision on how to create a better world as we emerge from the crisis that we have been living through.  He sees this crisis as having meaning for us and inviting us to new ways of thinking and doing things.
To listen to the invitation on YouTube, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZT4nZcd1yE
The first 20 young adults to register will receive a free copy of the book!
To register or for more information, please email: formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Wednesday – 28th – St. Peter Chanel. He had nothing to do with a certain perfume brand! He was born in France in 1803, joined the Marists and travelled to the South Pacific. After working there for five years, with mixed success, he was clubbed to death. His martyrdom succeeded in converting all the islanders to the Catholic faith.
Thursday – 29th – St Catherine of Sienna, Patron of Europe. She was born in Sienna (Italy) in 1347, entered the Third Order of St. Dominic while still an adolescent. She was ‘on fire’ with the love of God and neighbour; she brought peace and harmony between fellow citizens and worked to renew religious life.
Friday – 30th – St Pius V, Pope. He became Pope in 1566 and began a wide-reaching reform of the Church at the Council of Trent, renewing the liturgy, creating seminaries for the training of priests and a catechism of the Catholic faith.
Saturday – 31st – St. Joseph the Worker. This feast has been transferred from 1st May, which falls on a Sunday. It was originally created as a counter celebration to the communist ‘May Day’.

ECO THOUGHT FOR FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
So many Gospel passages are connected to the world of nature and farming. Every year, on this Sunday, the Gospel is connected to the image of Jesus as shepherd, the Good Shepherd.
While in English the word shepherd denotes the one who herds the sheep, in many languages the word (Pasterz, Pastore, Pasteur) denotes the one who feeds the sheep.
How may we allow the Good Shepherd to lead us, and the whole of God’s people, to fresh and sustainable pastures?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: APRIL 18TH  - 24TH  2021

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

“He then opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Ozan Deniz Karaduman, Sister Agnes, Sister Regina, Angela Marshall, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: Veronica Sobieralski, HRH Prince Philip, Inacia Pereira da Silva, Richard Frank Magnall
ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Sumner, William Melia, Morgan Otoghile, T. Philip, Doreen Whitehead, Jeff Wright, Martine Lucas, V.L.Thomas, Christopher Frankland, Brenda Taylor

COLLECTION: Total: £765.09
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £30.00; ; Polish Community: £645.00 ; Flowers: £25.00, Donation £150.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.Taxpayers will also have to sign a declaration form (available at the back of church) so that we can claim the tax back.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) 18th April 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
Bind us together Lord, Bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together Lord
Bind us together Lord
Bind us together in love

There is only one God,
There is only one King.
There is only one Body,
That is why we sing:

Fit for the glory of God,
Purchased by His precious Blood
Born with the right to be free
Jesus the vict’ry has won

We are the fam’ly of God
We are his promise divine
We are His chosen desire,
We are the glorious new wine.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you were lifted up to draw all
people to yourself:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
You shouldered the cross, to bear our suffering
and sinfulness:
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
You open for your people the way from death
into life:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply:
Amen.

Kyrie (Israeli ):
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Christ have mercy on us all
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Christ have mercy on us all

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

Gloria:
Gloria, Gloria, In excelsis Deo,
Gloria, Gloria, In excelsis Deo

Lord God, heavenly King,
Peace you bring to us;
We worship you, we give you thanks,
We sing our song of praise.

Jesus, Saviour of all,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away our sins, O Lord,
Have mercy on us all.

At the Father's right hand,
Lord, receive our prayer,
For you alone are the Holy One,
And you alone are Lord.

Glory, Father and Son,
Glory, Holy Spirit,
To you we raise our hands up high,
We glorify your name.

In excelsis Deo, In excelsis Deo,
In excelsis De... ee.... oo

The Collect
May your people exult for ever, O God,
in renewed youthfulness of spirit,
so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of
our adoption,
we may look forward in confident hope
to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
3:13-15. 17-19
Peter said to the people: 'You are Israelites
and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his
servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed
over and then disowned in the presence of
Pilate, after Pilate had decided to release him.
It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just
One, you who demanded the reprieve of a
murderer while you killed the prince of life.
God, however, raised him from the dead, and to
that fact we are the witnesses.
'Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor
your leaders had any idea what you were really
doing; this was the way God carried out what
he had foretold, when he said through all his
prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you
must repent and turn to God, so that your sins
may be wiped out.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 4:2. 4.7.9. R.v7
R) Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.
When I call, answer me, O God of justice;
from anguish you released me, have
mercy and hear me! (R)
It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom
he loves;
the Lord hears me whenever I call him. (R)
'What can bring us happiness?' many say.
Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. (R)
I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once,
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 2:1-5
I am writing this, my children,
to stop you sinning;
but if anyone should sin,
we have our advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ, who is just;
he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away,
and not only ours,
but the whole world 's.
We can be sure that we know God
only by keeping his commandments.
Anyone who says, 'I know him',
and does not keep his commandments, is a liar,
refusing to admit the truth.
But when anyone does obey what he has said,
God's love comes to perfection in him.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Cf.Lk 24:32
Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.
Make our hearts burn within us as you talk
to us.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation ( Ukrainian):
Alleluia, Alleluia, Aa... le... luia (x 3)

Gospel Luke 24:35-48
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The disciples told their story of what had
happened on the road and how they had
recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.
They were still talking about this when Jesus
himself stood among them and said to them
'Peace be with you! In a state of alarm and
fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost.
But he said, 'Why are you so agitated, and why
are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at
my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me
and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh
and bones as you can see I have.' And as he
said this he showed them his hands and feet.
Their joy was so great that they could not
believe it, and they stood dumbfounded· so he
said to them, 'Have you anything here to eat?'
And they offered him a piece of grilled fish,
which he took and ate before their eyes.
Then he told them, 'This is what I meant when
I said, while I was still with you, that everything
written about me in the Law of Moses, in the
Prophets and in the Psalms, has to be fulfilled. '
He then opened their minds to understand the
scriptures, and he said to them, 'So you see
how it is written that the Christ would suffer and
o~ the third day rise from the dead, and that, in
his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins
would be preached to all the nations, beginning
from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come a9ain in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver o life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of The Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Take our bread, we ask you,
Take our hearts, we love you,
Take our lives, oh Father,
We are yours, we are yours

Yours as we stand at the table you set,
Yours as we eat the bread our hearts can't forget.
We are the signs of your life with us yet;
We are yours, we are yours.

Your holy people stand washed in your blood,
Spirit-filled, yet hungry, we await your food.
Poor though we are we have brought ourselves to you
We are yours, we are yours.

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Receive, O Lord, we pray,
these offerings of your exultant Church,
and, as you have given her cause for such
great gladness,
grant also that the gifts we bring
may bear fruit in perpetual happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface II of Easter
New life in Christ
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord, '
but in this time above all to laud you yet more
gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
Through him the children of light rise to
eternal life
and the halls of the heavenly Kingdom
are thrown open to the faithful ;
for his Death is our ransom from death,
and in his rising the life of all has risen.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the
angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus (American Mass):
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS , ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we Proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father ... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
• Lord Jesus Christ, ...
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God
You take our sins
Lamb of God have mercy on us
Grant us all your peace

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Bread of life, truth eternal,
Broken now to set us free.
The risen Christ, his saving power,
Is here in Bread and Wine for me.

Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you.
You speak the words and I am healed.
Here at your table, Love’s mystery:
One bread, one cup, one family.

Lord by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father.
We have only to believe.
Your sacrifice, our victory,
Now by your blood we are redeemed.

Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert,
Still you fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive

Communion 2:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

I love you for you first loved me Lord
You saved me from all my distress
From darkness you called me and freed me
When I was caught in helplessness

My voice you did hear and you answered
With your blood you thus set me free
Your cup of salvation I’ll raise Lord
I’ll call on your name and will honour your word

Prayer after Communion Stand
Look with kindness upon your people, O Lord,
and grant, we pray,
that those you were pleased to renew by
eternal mysteries
may attain in their flesh
the incorruptible glory of the resurrection.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

Solemn Blessing
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the blessing.
The Priest continues:
May God, who by the Resurrection of his Only
Begotten Son
was pleased to confer on you
the gift of redemption and of adoption,
give you gladness by his blessing. Amen.
May he, by whose redeeming work
you have received the gift of everlasting freedom,
make you heirs to an eternal inheritance. Amen.
And may you, who have already risen with Christ
in Baptism through faith,
by living in a right manner on this earth,
be united with him in the homeland of heaven.
Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life .Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
give thanks to the risen Lord
Alleluia, Alleluia,
give praise to his name

Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation

Spread the good news o’er all the earth
Jesus has died and is risen

Come let us praise the living God
Joyfully sing to our Saviour

LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES
I am now livestreaming the Mass each day through the Twitter app (@PhilipSumner13). However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google (or another search engine) will take you to my Twitter feed. Steve has now incorporated this on to the home page of our Parish Website. So, all you need to do is go to that homepage and, on the right-hand side, you will see the written invitation: “Click here for Mass livestream”. That will take you to my Twitter feed. You will then be able to follow the Mass live or watch previous recordings of Masses or services. BUT be aware that you must click on the two arrows at the bottom of the screen (pointing towards each other) to view the whole picture. Otherwise, you might not pick up the image of people at the lectern. It was interesting that on Holy Thursday 347 people followed the service on Twitter, on Good Friday, 368, on Easter Sunday 333, but, for the 2-minute test, 441!!

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Wednesday – 21st – St. Anselm of Canterbury. He was born in Aosta, Italy, in 1033 and entered the abbey of Bec in France, before following Lanfranc to become Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. After a turbulent period of disagreement between Church and Crown, Anselm died in 1109.
Friday – 23rd – St George, Martyr and Patron Saint of England. George was a soldier in the Roman army and a Christian. He was martyred at Lydda (in Israel) in about 303, during the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian, because he refused to renounce his Christian faith. His cult, even before the development of the legend concerning the slaying of the dragon, spread quickly through both East and West.
Saturday – 24th – St Fidelis of Sigmaringen. He was born in Germany in 1578. He was later to abandon his law career and become a Capuchin monk; he was sent to preach in protestant Switzerland but was killed there in 1622

NOTICES
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or, after Tuesday, via the Twitter App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning, this next week, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

ECO THOUGHT FOR THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
In one of the Easter Prefaces we pray ‘for, with the old order destroyed, a universe cast down is renewed.’
Note the breadth of vision; not just people, not just the earth, but a UNIVERSE is renewed in the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. How can I be an instrument of that renewal?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 26th June at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am (I made an error last week and got the dates the wrong way round!). The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 3rd July at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
WEEK: APRIL 11TH  - 17TH  2021

2nd Sunday of Easter (Year B)

“Give me your hand. Put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Kevin Mullin, Angela Marshall, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: John Birtles, Dermot Butler, Nora Conway, Veronica Sobieralski, HRH Prince Philip
ANNIVERSARIES: Sidolyne Chiappi, Bertin Djiedeu, Ronald Wilkinson, Maureen Ross, William and Maureen Sumner, William Melia

COLLECTION: Total: £1054.35
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £36.00; Food Bank: £80.00; ; Indian Community: £55.14; Flowers: £25
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.Taxpayers will also have to sign a declaration form (available at the back of church) so that we can claim the tax back.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) (or of Divine Mercy)
11th April 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
All people that on Earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear His praise forth tell
Come yea before him and rejoice

The wisdom of the living God
Is seen in Jesus crucified
Such weakness can unite and heal
Where human parlance strength divide

To Father Son and Holy Ghost
The God whom heav’n and earth adore
From us and from the angel host
Be praise and glory ever more

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts. Alternatively, the Rite for
the Blessing and Sprinkling of Water may be used.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and m what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. Alf reply: Amen.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
God of everlasting mercy,
who, in the very recurrence of the paschal
feast
kindle the faith of the people you have made
your own,
increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand
in what font they have been washed,
by whose Spirit they have been reborn,
by whose Blood they have been redeemed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35
The whole group of believers was united, heart
and soul· no one claimed for his own use
anything that he had, as everything they owned
was held in common.
The apostles continued to testify to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power,
and they were all given great respect.
None of their members was ever in want, as
all those who owned land or houses would sell
them, and bring the money from them, to
present it to the apostles; it was then disturbed
to any members who might be in need.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 117:2-4. 15-18. 22-24. R.v.1
R) Give thanks to the Lord for he is Good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
'His love has no end.'
Let the sons of Aaron say:
'His love has no end.'
Let those who fear the Lord say:
'His love has no end.' (R)
The Lord's right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds.
I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
but not doomed to die. (R)
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 5:1-6
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
has been begotten by God;
and whoever loves the Father that begot him
loves the child whom he begets.
We can be sure that we love God's children
if we love God himself and do what he has
commanded us;
this is what loving God is -
keeping his commandments;
and his commandments are not difficult
because anyone who has been begotten by God
has already overcome the world·
this is the victory over the world '
our faith.
Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God;
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
not with water only,
but with water and blood;
with the Spirit as another witness -
since the Spirit is the truth.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus said:
Stand
Jn 20:29
'You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen
and yet believe.'
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Hanapin mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasaiyo
Allelu, Alleluia. (x2)

Gospel
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
John 20:19-31
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the evening of that same day, the first day of
·the week, the doors were closed in the room
where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews.
Jesus came and stood among them. He said to
them, 'Peace be with you,' and showed them his
hands and his side. The disciples were filled
with joy when they saw the Lord and he said to
them again, 'Peace be with you."
'As the Father sent me, so am I sending you '
tier saying this he breathed on them and said:
Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven; for those who sins
you retain, they are retained.'
Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the
Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came
When the disciples said, 'We have seen the
Lord,' he answered, 'Unless I see the holes that
the nails made in his hands and can put my fin-
ger into the holes they made, and unless can
put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.'
Eight days later the disciples were in the house
again and Thomas was with them. The doors
were closed, but Jesus came in and stood
among them. 'Peace be with you,' he said.
Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your finger here;
look, here are my hands. Give me your hand·
put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe."
Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus
said to him:
'You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen
and yet believe.'
There were many other signs that Jesus worked
and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded
1n this book. These are recorded so that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
God, and that believing this you may have life
through his name.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Apostles' Creed Stand
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the All bow
Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, died and was buried·
he descended into hell; '
on the third day he rose again from the dead·
he ascended into heaven, '
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the
living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory: Reyna ng langit
Reyna ng langit, magsaya, Aleluya!Anak mong dinala sa tuwa, Aleluya!Ay nabuhay na mangmuli, Aleluya!Ipanalangin mo kami sa Ama, Aleluya!

Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, ·and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters)
that my sacrifice and yours '
may be acceptable to God
the almighty Father. '
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer· over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, we pray,
the oblations of your people
(and of those you have brought to new birth )
that, renewed by confession of your name '
and by Baptism,
they may attain unending happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface 1 of Easter, The Paschal Mystery
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation
at all times to acclaim you O Lord '
but on this day above all '
to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For he is the true Lamb
who has taken away the sins of the world·
by dying he has destroyed our death, '
and by rising, restored our life.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers with the
angelic hosts, '
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Sanctus Holy Holy Holy
Santo, Santo, Santo,
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
{The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the
dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when ·supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU , AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep in the hope of the
resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ ... for ever and ever. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
All then make an appropriate sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Come and be filled as you sit at my table
Quenching your thirst as you drink of my wine
Bringing the memory of my dying and rising
Into your bloodstream mingled with mine

This is the bread ...that has come down from heaven... This is my blood ...for the life of the world...

He leads us out ....of the power of darkness... Setting us free.... through the spirit He sends...

Thus shall the world ....know you are my disciples...
If you can love... and if you can forgive...

Prayer after Communion
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that our reception of this paschal Sacrament
may have a continuing effect
in our minds and hearts.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia. Or:
Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.

Recessional:
A new commandment I give unto you:
That you love one another as I have loved you,
That you love one another as I have loved you.

By this shall all know
That you are My disciples
If you have love one for another...
You are My friends
If you do what I commend you
Without My help you can do nothing


LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES
I am now livestreaming the Mass each day through the Twitter app (@PhilipSumner13). However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google (or another search engine) will take you to my Twitter feed. Steve has now incorporated this on to the home page of our Parish Website. So, all you need to do is go to that homepage and, on the right-hand side, you will see the written invitation: “Click here for Mass livestream”. That will take you to my Twitter feed. You will then be able to follow the Mass live or watch previous recordings of Masses or services. BUT be aware that you must click on the two arrows at the bottom of the screen (pointing towards each other) to view the whole picture. Otherwise, you might not pick up the image of people at the lectern. It was interesting that on Holy Thursday 347 people followed the service on Twitter, on Good Friday, 368, on Easter Sunday 333, but, for the 2-minute test, 441!!

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
The only feast day (optional memoria) this week is on Tuesday. St. Martin I, Pope and martyr. Martin was born in Todi in Italy and when he became Pope, he called the Lateran Council in 649. He was abducted by the Emperor and died in exile in the Crimea in 655.

THE CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

A section of the Response from the Catholic Association for Racial Justice to the recent report of the Government Commission on Race and Ethnic disparities (published on 31st March).
“The Report is rich with data, but its interpretations and reflections go beyond the data and are questionable. However, many of its recommendations should be given thoughtful consideration. The Report has met with a chorus of criticism from reputable sources. We share many of these criticisms, and we are especially concerned about the Reports’ sceptical discussion of ‘institutional racism’.”
The following are a few of the critics with a link to their statements:

The Runnymede Trust

British Sociological Association (BSA)

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

NOTICES
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or, after Tuesday, via the Twitter App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning, this next week, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

ECO THOUGHT FOR SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
The Acts of the Apostles today presents a wonderful vision of the early Church  where ‘no one claimed for their use anything that they had; as everything they owned was held in common.’
None of us own the planet. It is given us by God on trust, to be held in common.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery who have registered for this year’s preparation programme leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have, or haven’t yet, or are unsure if you have, registered for the programme, and you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest before June 1st.
The team has remained realistic in terms of planning the programme; determined to avoid ‘tuition overkill’ we have come up with one introductory ‘Zoom’ session for parents, followed by six proper gatherings for students at either: St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector), or SS Aidan & Oswald RC Royton (for West Oldham sector).
Confirmation Sessions (at SS. Aidan and Oswald’s).
The first session (the one for the parents) is by zoom; the others are live.

Mon. 21st June Parent Zoom Session   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 28th June Student Session 1   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 5th July Student Session 2   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 12th July Student Session 3   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 19th July Student Session 4   (6 – 8pm)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

First Communions (finishing last year’s programme).
The final session of the first communion programme, which was meant to conclude last May, will now take place, for the Holy Rosary Group on 3rd July at St. Patrick’s Church at 10am, The final session for the St. Patrick’s group will now take place in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday 26th June at 10am. We would hope to celebrate the First communions at 3pm on 27th June, for the Holy Rosary group and at 3pm on 4th July for the St. Patrick’s group. This is, of course, if the planned opening up of society takes place on 21st June.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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EASTER SUNDAY (Year B)
WEEK: APRIL 4TH  - 10TH  2021

Easter Sunday

“I saw Christ’s glory as he rose.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Kevin Mullin, Sister Regina, Lisa, Mohammed Salim, Veronica Sobieralski, Angela Kendrick, Lee John Carter, Fred and Simon Kibblewhite, Kathleen Orugan
LATELY DEAD: Dermot Butler, Nora Conway, Joan Parker, John Birtles
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary McDermott, John Worthington, Myron Patra, Fred and Kathleen Kibblewhite, Sidolyne Chiappi, Bertin Djiedeu, Anabelle and James Fitsimmons

COLLECTION: Total: £646.87
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £114.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.

WORDS FOR VIGIL AND EASTER SUNDAY HYMNS

Easter Sunday Entrance:
Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heav'nly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He's King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Easter Sunday Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

Easter Vigil: Exodus Psalm

You shall cross the barren desert
but you shall not die of thirst
You shall wander far in safety
Though you do not know the way
You shall speak your words in foreign lands
And they will understand
You shall see the face of God and live

Be not afraid I go before you always Come follow me and I will give you rest

If you pass through raging waters
In the sea you shall not drown
If you walk amid the burning flames
you shall not be harmed
If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side
Know that I am with you through it all

Bless-ed are the poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs
Blest are you that weep and mourn
For one day you shall laugh
And if wicked men insult and hate you
All because of me ....
Bless-ed bless-ed are you

Easter Vigil: Ezekiel Psalm

Lord have mercy Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy on your people
Lord have mercy Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on your people

Give me the heart of stone within you
And I’ll give you a heart of flesh
Clean water I will use to cleanse all your wounds
My spirit I give to you

You’ll find me near the broken-hearted Those crushed in spirit I will save
So turn to me for my pardon is great
My word shall heal all your wounds

Easter Sunday Psalm:
My hands, were made, to worship you
My heart, my King, it beats, for you
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you

My life (I give you) My love ( I give you) My all

Your love, Your peace, Your grace, to me
Is deeper than my soul can see
My purpose it changed when you called me by name

My sins... have been erased ... with just one thought from you My clouds, my rain, my pain has changed
Your blood has made me new
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you

And when this world has come to end And paradise with you begins
Well done You'll say, when I see, your face

My sins... have been erased ... with just one thought from you My clouds, my rain, my pain has changed
Your blood has made me new
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you (x2)

Jesus you are

Jesus you are

Gloria: Nkembo Translation:

1) Glory to God the creator. We all rejoice

Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son
Glory to the Holy Spirit,
Glory to the trinity

1) Glory to Jesus our Saviour
2) Glory to the Holy our sanctifier
2) Glory to God for eternity

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia Translation
1) The king (Jesus) has risen, let's rejoice Alleluia
2) Maria Magdalene went to the tomb
3) When she got there, she found the tomb opened, Christ has risen

Offertory:
Reyna ng langit, magsaya, Aleluya!Anak mong dinala sa tuwa, Aleluya!Ay nabuhay na mangmuli, Aleluya!Ipanalangin mo kami sa Ama, Aleluya!
Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!Aleluya, Aleluya!

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana (x2)

Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu nirupamame

Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Lamb of God:
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Communion 1:
Manasoru Sakrariyayi Orukkukayanivide.
Manushyaputhran Than Thirubaliye
Orkkukayanivide – (x2)

Dhyovorukkunnori Virunnil
Eesho Swayam Bhoojyamayi – (x2)
Uyaratheyum Aazhatheyum Orupole Cheerkkune Baliyil – (x2)

Manassoru…………

Swargeeya Gehathin Maargamathil Aathmeeyamam Jeevanayi – (x2)
Aaharamayi Daivam Tharum Swargeeya Manna Ee Bhojyam – (x2)

Manassoru……….- (x2)

Translation:
The altar in our heart is being prepared
We remember Jesus’ death and resurrection
Jesus gives us manna for food
At the altar the rich and poor are equal

Communion 2:
Ukuthula!
Ukuthula! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthula! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula

Usindiso!
Usindiso! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Usindiso!! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Usindiso

Ukubonga!
Ukubonga! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukubonga! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukubonga

Ukukholwa!
Ukukholwa! Kulo mhlaba wezono
Ukukholwa! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukukholwa

Ukuthemba!
Ukuthemba! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Ukuthemba! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthemba

Alleluya!
Alleluya! Kulo mhlaba wezona
Alleluya! Igazi lika Jesu Linyenyez Ukuthula

Translation:

Peace in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings peace
Redemption in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings redemption
Praise/Gratefulness in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings gratefulness
Faith in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings faith
Trust in this world of sin
The blood of Jesus brings trust

Recessional:
Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vic’try thou o’er death hast won;

1.Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vic’try thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.

2. Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom.
Let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth; death has lost its sting.

3. No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life,
Life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife.
Make us more than conqu’rors through thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above
.

LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES
I am now livestreaming the Mass each day through the Twitter app (@PhilipSumner13). However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google (or another search engine) will take you to my Twitter feed. Steve has now incorporated this on to the home page of our Parish Website. So, all you need to do is go to that homepage and, on the right-hand side, you will see the written invitation: “Click here for Mass livestream”. That will take you to my Twitter feed. You will then be able to follow the Mass live or watch previous recordings of Masses or services. BUT be aware that you must click on the two arrows at the bottom of the screen (pointing towards each other) to view the whole picture. Otherwise, you might not pick up the image of people at the lectern.

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEY
We'd like to find out more about the views of anyone connected to the Diocese of Salford on the environment and so we'd like to invite you to take part in a survey which will go on to shape our environmental strategy. We would be grateful if you could share this link in your parishes.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SalfordEnvironment

NOTICES
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or, after Tuesday, via the Twitter App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning, this next week, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis. I ask that you do not come for both the Vigil and the Sunday Mass; please choose one or the other so that as many as possible have a chance to have a place allocated to them.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

CHANGES TO THE GUIDELINES AROUND ATTENDANCE AT WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS ETC.
Up to 28th March, weddings could only take place in exceptional circumstances. From 29th March they are no longer limited to exceptional circumstances but still limited to six people.

Funerals: Requiem Masses permitted with 30 mourners. There is no date, as yet, for this to increase. Graveside liturgies: Limited to 30 mourners encouraged to socially distance.
Important : The present Government plan is to lift number restrictions on gatherings, though it will still insist on maintaining a distance, sanitising hands and wearing facemasks.
From 29th March:

EASTER PODCAST
A further podcast, in the same style as the Lenten podcasts but celebrating Easter, is now available on the Parish website. The link is in the sidebar.

GEO-THERMAL HEATING
You may remember that I suggested we were going to investigate geo-thermal heating for the church, hoping to reduce our carbon footprint. John Green did some research for us and it seems that, unfortunately, it would probably not be feasible for us. In order to provide sufficient heating, we would need to drill a borehole over 300 feet down. This would be at considerable cost, but it would also mean that the car park would not be available, at least while the borehole was being drilled. We have two other alternatives to consider. One is a system being developed by the company who installed the boilers for both our church and the house; we have a meeting about this after Easter. The other is to wait for hydrogen boilers to be developed at scale. But hydrogen production can also be carbon intensive, depending on what system is used.

ECO THOUGHT FOR EASTER
One of the choices as Second Reading today has St. Paul telling us ‘You must know how even a small amount of yeast is enough to leaven all the dough, so get rid of all the old yeast and make yourselves into a completely new batch of bread.’ 
‘A small amount’ can make something wonderful and sustaining. What small action can I take, in this season of Easter newness, to care for God’s creation?

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Each of the days of Easter week are considered as Feast Days; we celebrate Easter for the whole Octave.

May you know the new life of Easter amongst us and truly become Easter people! Happy Easter!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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PALM SUNDAY (Year B)
WEEK: MARCH 28TH  - APRIL 3RD  2021

Palm Sunday

“Blessed are you who have come in your abundant mercy.”

cross

YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Kevin Mullin, Patricia Haines, David Coop, John Hurtles
LATELY DEAD: Joan Parker, Norman Hardman, Kathleen Mary Doyle, Marjorie Finney, Joan Coop, Anna Hordynska
ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Norman Davitt SVD, Donald Carr, Harry Lawless, Joe Glenfield, Michael Hywell, Mary Ann Coen, Reginald Sutton, Marie McDermott, Mary Fogg, Harry Doran, James Cavanagh, Margaret, Edgar and Paul Lees

COLLECTION: Total: £611.07
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £44.13; Food Bank: £70.00; Church donation for decoration or refurbishment: £11.44
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
The next year’s envelopes are ready for collection. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do now is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
PALM SUNDAY 28th March 2021
Adapted in this time of pandemic*

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn. Stand

Entrance:

Give me Joy in my heart keep me praising

Give me Joy in my heart I pray
Give me Joy in my heart keep me praising
Keep me praising till the end of day

Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna
Sing Hosanna to the King of Kings
Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna
Sing Hosanna to the King

Give me love in my heart keep me serving
Give me love in my heart I pray
Give me love in my heart keep me serving
Keep me serving till the end of day

Give me light in my heart keep me shining

Give me light in my heart I pray

Give me light in my heart keep me shining

Keep me shining till the end of day

Cf. Jn 12:1 , 12-13; Ps 23:9-10
Six days before the Passover,
when the Lord came into the city of Jerusalem,
the children ran to meet him;
in their hands they carried palm branches
and with a loud voice cried out:
*Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed are you, who have come in your
abundant mercy!
O gates, lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!
Who is this king of glory?
He, the Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory.
*Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed are you , who have come in your
abundant mercy!

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.
Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance Then
Lord Jesus, you were lifted up to draw all
people to your self:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
You shouldered the cross, to bear our
suffering and sinfulness:
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
You open for your people the way from death
into life:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
who as an example of humility for the human
race to follow
caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to
the Cross,
graciously grant that we may heed his lesson
of patient suffering
and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 50:4-7
The Lord has given me a disciple 's tongue. So
that I may know how to reply to the wearied he
provides me with speech. Each morning he
wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple. The
Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made
no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered
my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to
those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my
face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes
to my help, so that I am untouched by the
insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I
shall not be shamed.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps. 21 :8-9. 17-20. 23-24. R.v2
R) My God, my God, why have you
forsaken me?
All who see me deride me.
They curl their lips, they toss their heads.
'He trusted in the Lord, let him save him;
let him release him if this is his friend .' (R)
Many dogs have surrounded me,
a band of the wicked beset me.
They tear holes in my hands and my feet.
I can count every one of my bones. (R)
They divide my clothing among them.
They cast lots for my robe.
O Lord, do not leave me alone,
my strength, make haste to help me! (R)
I will tell of your name to my brethren
and praise you where they are assembled.
'You who fear the Lord give him praise;
all sons of Jacob, give him glory.
Revere him, Israel's sons.' (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Philippians 2:6-11
His state was divine,
yet Christ Jesus did not cling
to his equality with God
but emptied himself
to assume the condition of a slave,
and became as men are;
and being as all men are,
he was humbler yet,
even to accepting death,
death on a cross.
But God raised him high
and gave him the name
which is above all other names
so that all beings
in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld,
should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
and that every tongue should acclaim
Jesus Christ as Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory:
Christ was humbler yet,
even to accepting death, death on a cross.
But God raised him high
and gave him the name which is above all
names.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.

The Passion
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to Mark. 14:1 - 15:47
At the end: The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with
the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the
Virgin Mary, All bow
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the
giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Or:

The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the All bow
Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the
living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Offertory:
Intro: Eh bata ta bwetukala kilumbu mundza We are all sinners

Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
But how will it be one day?

Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
How can we gain Heaven?

Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.
My God, My God, what more can we do.


1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
O God accept these offerings

Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) that we present to you.

Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba (Repeat) Accept this bread.

Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat) Accept this wine.

Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Accept the fruits of our work
Accept this choir.

Ref: Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu
What we present is so little

Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.
But these offerings find value before you.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
What more can we give you?

Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.
Prayer over the Offerings
Through the Passion of your Only Begotten
Son, O Lord,
may our reconciliation with you be near at hand,
so that, though we do not merit it by our own
deeds,
yet by this sacrifice made once for all,
we may feel already the effects of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.
Preface: The Passion of the Lord.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For, though innocent, he suffered willingly for
sinners
and accepted unjust condemnation to save
the guilty.
His Death has washed away our sins,
and his Resurrection has purchased our justification.
And so, with all the Angels,
we praise you, as in joyful celebration we acclaim:

Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a

Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu

Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
{The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the
dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when ·supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU , AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep in the hope of the
resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone and at the end all
join in:
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest continues alone and at the end all
join in:
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
1st voice: Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)

Tenor: Tina beto
Everyone: Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda

Bass: 1) Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda
2) Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngembaKneel

The Priest continues alone and at the end all
join in:
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
My song is love unknown
My Saviour’s love to me.
Love to the loveless shown
that they might lovely be.
Oh, who am I that for my sake, my Lord should take frail flesh and die?

He came from his blest throne
salvation to bestow; but men made strange,
and none the longed-for Christ would know. But O my friend, my friend indeed,
Who at my need, his life did spend.

Sometimes they strew his way
and his sweet praises sing,
Resounding all the day Hosannas to their King.
Then, “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for his death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run
he gave the blind their sight.

Sweet injuries, yet they at these,
Themselves displease and ‘gainst him rise

They rise and needs will have
my dear Lord made away;
A murderer they save
The Prince of Life they slay.
Yet cheerful he, to suff’ring goes,
that he his foes from thence might free.

Here might I stay and sing
No story so divine:
Never was love, dear King
never was grief like thine.
This is my friend in whose sweet praise,
I all my days would gladly spend.

Communion Antiphon Mt 26:42
Father, if this chalice cannot pass without
my drinking it,
your will be done.
Prayer after Communion Stand
Nourished with these sacred gifts,
we humbly beseech you, O Lord,
that, just as through the death of your Son
you have brought us to hope for what we believe,
so by his Resurrection
you may lead us to where you call.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you .
All: And with your spirit.
Prayer over the People
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the Blessing.
The Priest continues:
Look, we pray, O Lord, on this your family,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ
did not hesitate to be delivered into the hands
of the wicked
and submit to the agony of the Cross.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity,
In perfect harmony - the Man who is God;
Lord of eternity, dwells in humanity,
Kneels in humility and washes our feet

O what a mystery - meekness and majesty….
Bow down and worship

For this is your God…
This is your God

Father's pure radiance ,perfect in innocence,
Yet learns obedience to death on a cross;
Suff’ring to give us life, conquering through sacrifice,
And as they crucify prays Father forgive

Wisdom unsearchable, God the invisible,
Love indestructible in frailty appears;
Lord of infinity, stooping so tenderly,
Lifts our humanity to the heights of His throne

LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES AFTER 31ST MARCH 2021
Those of you who follow the Mass from the Parish online will be aware that, after 31st March, the PeriscopeTV app is going to be terminated. Twitter owns PeriscopeTv, so the simplest way forward is for me to broadcast through Twitter. Therefore, to ensure that you will be able to continue to watch the livestream, you might like to download the “Twitter” App. and follow me @PhilipSumner13. However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google will work; at least, it did for me. In fact, this also seems to work as a hyperlink. So, this Tuesday will be the last time that I will use PeriscopeTv to livestream. There’ll be no Mass on Wednesday because I will be at the Cathedral for the Chrism Mass. The first time we will use the Twitter app for broadcasting the Mass will be for Maundy Thursday, Mass of the Last Supper. I will ask Steve to replace the livestream link on the website with the hyperlink above for that day.

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEY
We'd like to find out more about the views of anyone connected to the Diocese of Salford on the environment and so we'd like to invite you to take part in a survey which will go on to shape our environmental strategy. We would be grateful if you could share this link in your parishes.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SalfordEnvironment

NOTICES
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or, after Tuesday, via the Twitter App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning, this next week, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis. I ask that you do not come for both the Vigil and the Sunday Mass; please choose one or the other so that as many as possible have a chance to have a place allocated to them.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

LENT PODCAST
Join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion

GEO-THERMAL HEATING
You may remember that I suggested we were going to investigate geo-thermal heating for the church, hoping to reduce our carbon footprint. John Green did some research for us and it seems that, unfortunately, it would probably not be feasible for us. In order to provide sufficient heating, we would need to drill a borehole over 300 feet down. This would be at considerable cost, but it would also mean that the car park would not be available, at least while the borehole was being drilled. We have two other alternatives to consider. One is a system being developed by the company who installed the boilers for both our church and the house; we have a meeting about this after Easter. The other is to wait for hydrogen boilers to be developed at scale. But hydrogen production can also be carbon intensive, depending on what system is used.

PALM SUNDAY ECO THOUGHT:
The drama of this week starts on the Mount of Olives. On Thursday evening we relive the Lord taking bread and wine to be his Body and Blood. Olives, bread, wine, the dying and rising of Jesus. There can be no olive oil without the crushing of the olives.
Bread needs flour, but flour cannot be made without the crushing of the wheat.
And wine comes forth from the crushed grapes.
There can be no Easter without Good Friday. As olives and wheat and grapes, crushed, give rise to something new, so the life of Jesus offered by himself to be crushed as a sacrifice for sin, gives rise, in the Resurrection to new life for Jesus and for ourselves.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Each of the days of Holy Week are so important. The readings from Isaiah at Mass will remind us that the Christ will be someone full of mercy, who will not break the crushed reed nor quench the wavering flame. He will, however, be someone who must accept suffering and will be treated most cruelly.
Thursday, 1st April, Maundy Thursday / Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
This marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum (Three days) and the most important part of the Church’s liturgical year, when we are invited to experience the climax of Jesus’ story together. We are called to place ourselves at table with him, or to walk that terrible journey of the cross, or to struggle with the apparent failure of his mission, while retaining, perhaps, a glimmer of hope even then.
Friday, 2nd April, Good Friday. Why, on earth, do we call this day “Good” when the images associated with it are full of horror and apparent disaster? It is, of course, because, if we can see beyond the horror, we see an image of perfect humanity, someone who is able to trust when everything seems so bleak, someone who is able to love in the face of hate, someone who is able to forgive when he has been treated so cruelly.
Saturday, 3rd April. Holy Saturday. This is a “dies non” (a Latin term meaning, basically, a day of emptiness when nothing happens). It’s only at 8pm that we gather for the great vigil. This year, we have been asked considerably to shorten and simplify this service because of the restrictions imposed on us at this time of pandemic. There will be no lighting of the Easter fire, but we will begin by lighting the Easter Candle in the church. There will be fewer readings, but we will still attempt to convey the same breadth of the story of the people of Israel, encouraging faith in the face of great difficulty. The vigil then leads into the singing of the Gloria and the proclamation of Easter

Have a prayerful and powerful Holy Week!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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5TH SUNDAY IN LENT (Year B)
WEEK: MARCH 21ST  - 27TH  2021

5th Sunday in Lent (Year B)

“Unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Kevin Mullin, Patricia Haines, David Coop
LATELY DEAD: Peter Doran, Sr. M. Assunta, Anna Hordynska, Michael Devlin
ANNIVERSARIES: Vera Melia, Edith Brooks, Harry Lawless, Joe Glenfield, Michael Hywell, Mary Ann Coen

COLLECTION: Total: £593.08
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £10.00; Missio: £95.75; Church donation: £10
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
I am aware that you will have used up last year’s envelopes for planned-giving at the beginning of April. The next year’s envelopes are ready for distribution. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do, in two weeks’ time, is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (B) 21st March 2021

Entrance:
When you call me I will answer
When you seek me you will find
I will lead you back from exile
And reveal to you my mind.
Our hearts, were made for You Lord
Our hearts were made for You
They’ll never, never find rest
Till they find their rest with You

I will take you from the nations
And will bring you to your land
From your idols I will cleanse you
And you’ll cherish My command.
I will put My law within you
I will write it on your heart
I will be your God and Saviour
You, my people set apart.

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie: Quem Pastores
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

The Collect
By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity
with which, out of love for the world,
your Son handed himself over to death.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah 31 : 31-34
See, the days are coming - it is the Lord who
speaks - when I will make a new covenant with
the House of Israel and the House of Judah,
but not a covenant like the one I made with
their ancestors on the day I took them by the
hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.
They broke that covenant of mine, so I had to
show them who was master. It is the Lord who
speaks. No, this is the covenant I will make
with the House of Israel when those days arrive
- it is the Lord who speaks. Deep within them I
will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts.
Then I will be their God and they shall be my
people. There will be no further need for
neighbour to try to teach neighbour, or brother
to say to brother, 'Learn to know the Lord!' No,
they will all know me, the least no less than the
greatest - it is the Lord who speaks - since I will
forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to
mind.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm:
Purify my heart,
let me be as gold - and precious silver
Purify my heart,
let me be as gold - pure gold

Refiners fire,
my hearts one desire, is to be - Holy
Set apart for you Lord,
I choose to be - Holy
Set apart for you my Master,
ready to do your will

Purify my heart,
cleanse me from within - and make me Holy Purify my heart,
cleanse me from my sin - deep within

 

Second Reading
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews 5:7-9
During his life on earth, Christ offered up prayer
and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears, to the
one who had the power to save him out of
death, and he submitted so humbly that his
prayer was heard. Although he was Son, he
learnt to obey through suffering; but having
been made perfect, he became for all who obey
him the source of eternal salvation.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Jn 12:26
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word
of God!
If a man serves me, says the Lord,
he must follow me;
wherever I am,
my servant will be there too.
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word
of God!

Gospel John 12:20-33
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Among those who went up to worship at the
festival were some Greeks. These approached
Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee,
and put this request to him, 'Sir, we should like
to see Jesus.' Philip went to tell Andrew, and
Andrew and Philip together went to tell Jesus.
Jesus replied to them:
'Now the hour has come
for the Son of Man to be glorified.
I tell you, most solemnly,
unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and
dies,
it remains only a single grain;
but if it dies,
it yields a rich harvest.
Anyone who loves his life loses it;
anyone who hates his life in this world
will keep it for the eternal life.
If a man serves me, he must follow me,
wherever I am, my servant will be there too.
If anyone serves me,
my Father will honour him.
Now my soul is troubled.
What shall I say:
Father, save me from this hour?
But it was for this very reason
that I have come to this hour.
Father, glorify your name!'
A voice came from heaven, 'I have glorified it,
and I will glorify it again.'
People standing by, who heard this, said it
was a clap of thunder; others said, 'It was an
angel speaking to him.' Jesus answered, 'It
was not for my sake that this voice came, but
for yours.
'Now sentence is being passed on this world;
now the prince of this world is to be overthrown.
And when I am lifted up from the earth,
I shall draw all men to myself.'
· By these words he indicated the kind of
death he would die.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Take our bread, we ask you,
Take our hearts, we love you,
Take our lives, oh Father,
We are yours, we are yours.

Yours as we stand at the table you set,
Yours as we eat the bread our hearts can't forget.
We are the signs of your life with us yet;
We are yours, we are yours.

Your holy people stand washed in your blood,
Spirit-filled, yet hungry, we await your food.
Poor though are we have brought ourselves to You
We are yours, we are yours.

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he
says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Hear us, almighty God,
and, having instilled in your servants
the teachings of the Christian faith,
graciously purify them
by the working of this sacrifice.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Lent
The spiritual meaning of Lent
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For by your gracious gift each year
your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts
with the joy of minds made pure,
so that, more eagerly intent on prayer
and on the works of charity,
and participating in the mysteries
by which they have been reborn,
they may be led to the fullness of grace
that you bestow on your sons and daughters.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
God of power and might
Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Bless-ed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world .
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory ·
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God: (repeat each line)
Lamb of God
You take our sins
Lamb of God have mercy on us
Grant us all your peace

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Let us break bread together on our knees
Let us break bread together on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me

Let us drink wine together on our knees
Let us drink wine together on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me

Let us praise God together on our knees
Let us praise God together on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me

Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison
Lord have mercy, have mercy on me 

Communion 2:
Lord make me a means of Your Peace
Where there’s hatred grown
Let me sow Your love
Where there’s injury Lord
Let forgiveness be my sword
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Lord make me a means of Your Peace
Where there’s sadness here
Let me sow Your joy
When the darkness nears
May Your light dispel our fears
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Lord grant me to seek and to share
To forgive in Thee
You’ve forgiven me
For to die in Thee
Is eternal life to me
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Communion 3:
O the Love of my Lord is the essence
Of all that I love here on Earth
All the beauty I see He has given to me
And his giving is gentle as silence

Every day every hour every moment
Has been blessed by the strength of His love
At the turn of each tide he is there at my side
And his touch is as gentle as silence

There’ve been times when I’ve turned from his presence
And I’ve walked other paths other ways
But I’ve called on his name in the dark of my shame
And his mercy was gentle as silence

Prayer after Communion Stand
We pray, almighty God,
that we may always be counted
among the members of Christ,
in whose Body and Blood we have
communion.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
Prayer over the People
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the Blessing.
Then the Priest continues:
Bless, O Lord, your people,
who long for the gift of your mercy,
and grant that what, at your prompting, they desire
they may receive by your generous gift.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Behold, Behold, the wood of the cross,
On which is hung our salvation.
O come, let us adore.

Unless a grain of wheat shall fall
upon the ground and die,
It shall remain but a single grain
and not give life

LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES AFTER 31ST MARCH 2021
Those of you who follow the Mass from the Parish online will be aware that, after 31st March, the PeriscopeTV app is going to be terminated. Twitter owns PeriscopeTv, so the simplest way forward is for me to broadcast through Twitter. Therefore, to ensure that you will be able to continue to watch the livestream, you might like to download the “Twitter” App. and follow me @PhilipSumner13. However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google will work; at least, it did for me. In fact, this also seems to work as a hyperlink. So, in the next two weeks, I will try a couple of ‘test’ broadcasts on Twitter. I would be grateful for any feedback after these tests. When I am sure that everything is working, I will ask Steve to replace the livestream link on the website with the hyperlink above.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
We will be celebrating Palm Sunday next week, but the palms will be blessed at the beginning of the service and then, during Mass will be taken to the back of the church so that you can pick them up as you leave. There will be NO Mass on Wednesday of Holy Week because I will be at the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral. Maundy Thursday Mass will begin at 8pm (booking will open from Thursday 25th March). Good Friday service will be at 3pm (booking will open from Thursday 25th). Vigil Mass (1st Mass of Easter) will be at 8pm (booking will open on Thursday 25th). Easter Sunday Masses will be at 10am and 6pm (you must book for the 10am – any time after Palm Sunday - but not for the 6pm.

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEY
We'd like to find out more about the views of anyone connected to the Diocese of Salford on the environment and so we'd like to invite you to take part in a survey which will go on to shape our environmental strategy. We would be grateful if you could share this link in your parishes.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SalfordEnvironment

NOTICES
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday morning, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

LENT PODCAST
Join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT  ECO THOUGHT:
‘Unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.’
Take time over these next two weeks to notice signs of new life in the natural world around you; new growth making its way from beneath the winter soil, leaves returning, springtime making its presence felt, albeit often hesitantly.
And let the cycle of dying and rising in nature deepen our resolve to draw closer, in these two weeks, to Jesus, and walk with him on his journey through the Cross to the Resurrection.

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THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Tuesday, 23rd March, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo.
He was born in 1538, trained as a lawyer became a professor at the University of Salamanca. In 1580 he was chosen as Archbishop of Lima in Peru. There he is said to have controlled the abuses of the clergy and used his authority to protect the poor. He made special efforts to learn the native Indian dialects, so that, as he visited his Diocese, he could talk directly with his people.
Thursday, 25th March. The Annunciation of the Lord.

EARTH HOUR - 27TH MARCH 2021
No matter where you are in the world, you can make an impact and join WWF for the Hour as we speak up for nature. At 8.30pm on 27th March, we are encouraged to switch off our lights for an hour. For more ideas on ways to get involved from home, click here. https://latest.earthhour.org/earthhour-at-home

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

Don’t forget that the clocks go forward next Sunday morning. That means that we lose an hour in bed!!

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4TH SUNDAY IN LENT (Year B)
WEEK: MARCH 14TH  - 20TH  2021

4th Sunday in Lent

“God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but so that, through him, the world might be saved.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: Peter Doran, Darren Hazelgrove, Edward Black, Susan Bagan, Elidah Joseph
ANNIVERSARIES: Vera Melia, Josephine Craven, Edith Brooks, Jack Hargreaves

COLLECTION: Total: £639.83
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £35.00;   Food Bank: £35.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
I am aware that you will have used up last year’s envelopes for planned-giving at the beginning of April. The next year’s envelopes are ready for distribution. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do, in two weeks’ time, is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.

SUNDAY MISSALETTE

Due to an administrative error (someone forgot to send someone else the Missalette), the Missalette will be provided by a link in the comments of the live broadcast this Sunday. The hymns are here, as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Entrance:

Vaster far than any ocean,
Deeper than the deepest sea
Is the love of Christ my Saviour,
Reaching through eternity.

But my sins are truly many,
Is God’s grace so vast, so deep?
Yes, there’s grace o’er sin abounding,
Grace to pardon, grace to keep.

Can he quench my thirst for ever?
Will his Spirit strength impart?
Yes, he gives me living water
Springing up within my heart. 

Kyrie
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

Offertory
Ah......Ah
Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba 
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod Bilang haing buhay
Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon
Ah......Ah
Ialay sa kanya (Ialay sa kanya) 
Tunay na pagsamba (Tunay na pagsamba) Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod Bilang haing buhay
Tanging sa kanya lang (Tanging sa kanya lang) 
Panahong kalakasan....
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo...... ngayon

Sanctus Holy Holy Holy
Santo, Santo, Santo, 
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo! 
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon 
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Lamb of God 
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                         
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                     
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin    |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Communion (1)
Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices;
Who from our mother's arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours to-day. 

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in his grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next. 

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son and him who reigns,
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Communion (2) - Sumasamba

Recessional: 
Great Father of light 
In glory above
All wisdom and pow’r 
Are gifts of Your love 
O look on all people
Of notable place
And let all their judgements 
Be ruled by Your grace 
Authority Pure
In Jesus we see 
Who humbled Himself 
To set people free
The keys of the Kingdom
To Peter He Gave 
With pow’r and dominion
To heal and to save 
O wonder untold!
O mystery great

No art can design 
Nor mind penetrate!
His infinite wisdom
No author may pen
To Him be all glory
Forever Amen!

LIVESTREAMING OF CHURCH SERVICES AFTER 31ST MARCH 2021
Those of you who follow the Mass from the Parish online will be aware that, after 31st March, the PeriscopeTV app is going to be terminated. Twitter owns PeriscopeTv, so the simplest way forward is for me to broadcast through Twitter. Therefore, to ensure that you will be able to continue to watch the livestream, you might like to download the “Twitter” App. and follow me @PhilipSumner13. However, just putting Philip Sumner (@PhilipSumner13) / Twitter into Google will work; at least, it did for me. In fact, this also seems to work as a hyperlink. So, in the next two weeks, I will try a couple of ‘test’ broadcasts on Twitter. I would be grateful for any feedback after these tests. When I am sure that everything is working, I will ask Steve to replace the livestream link on the website with the hyperlink above.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday morning, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

LENT PODCAST:
Allow yourself just ten minutes or so from all the distractions of daily toil and join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion and listen in to our weekly meditation podcast based on services previously prepared by Sister Eileen. We ask you to help us and stay with us Lord on our journey. This Podcast is accessed through the Parish website www.smwp.org.uk

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT ECO THOUGHT.
Today is, according to a long-standing English tradition, Mothering Sunday. We pray in thanksgiving for our mothers. We pray to for our Mother the Church. But let’s not forget to pray for the Earth which is our Mother.
May we make our own today and always the words of St. Francis of Assisi: Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colours.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Wednesday, 17th March. St. Patrick (Patron of Ireland). He was born around 385 and, in his youth, was taken as a captive to Ireland where he worked as a herdsman. Having escaped, he became a priest and, later, a Bishop. He then returned to Ireland where he preached the Gospel and influenced many to convert to the Faith. He died in 461 and was buried in Downpatrick.
Thursday, 18th March. St. Cyril of Jerusalem. He became Bishop of Jerusalem in 348. He is famed for the catechetical instructions he gave to candidates for baptism and for his defence of the faith. He was exiled three times.
Friday, 19th March. St. Joseph (Husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus)

HOPE IN THE FUTURE REPRESENTATIVES ZOOM GATHERING - TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021, 7:00pm. Parish and Deanery Hope in the Future Representatives are invited to attend a Zoom Gathering on Tuesday 23rd March at 7:00pm. There will be chance to share the challenges and opportunities of this time in your locality as well as to hear about plans for Stage 4. Register by emailing: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

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3RD SUNDAY IN LENT (Year B)
WEEK: MARCH 7TH  - 13TH  2021

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

“Destroy this sanctuary and, in three days, I will raise it up.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton
LATELY DEAD: Doris Kenway, Brain Lund, Kathleen Errock, Peter Doran, Darren Hazelgrove
ANNIVERSARIES: Regina Wisniewski, Alice Clements, Bernard Doran, Norman Hussey, Austin Hussey, Judith Warburton, Mary Heaton, Patrick Cosgrave, Eric Emsis, Dr. David Atherton, Dr. John Duddy, Philip Miley

COLLECTION: Total: £641.99
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £43.24;   Food Bank: £55.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

ENVELOPES FOR PLANNED-GIVING:
I am aware that you will have used up last year’s envelopes for planned-giving at the beginning of April. The next year’s envelopes are ready for distribution. However, on this occasion, we are not going to allocate you a box. All you have to do, in two weeks’ time, is take any box of envelopes from the large boxes at the back of church. Then, if you are a taxpayer, and wish the Parish to claim back the tax on the money you will pay during the year, the first time you put money in an envelope and hand it in at church, write your name and address on that envelope. This is important; the money we claim back in this way brings more than £8000 a year into the Parish.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (8) 7th March 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
A new commandment I give unto you:
That you love one another as I have loved you,
That you love one another as I have loved you.

By this shall all know
That you are My disciples
If you have love one for another...
You are My friends
If you do what I commend you
Without My help you can do nothing

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit . .
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you call your people to turn away
from sin:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or. Kyrie, eleison.
You teach us wisdom, and write your truth in our
inmost heart:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You forgive sins through the ministry of
reconciliation:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.

Kyrie:
Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison
Lord have mercy, have mercy on me

The Priest says the absolution:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

The Collect
O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness,
who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving
have shown us a remedy for sin,
look graciously on this confession of our lowliness,
that we, who are bowed down by our conscience,
may always be lifted up by your mercy.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading Shorter form
A reading from the book of Exodus
20:1-3. 7-8. 12-17
God spoke all these words. He said, 'I am the
Lord your God who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
'You shall have no gods except me.
'You shall not utter the name of the Lord your
God to misuse it, for the Lord will not leave
unpunished the man who utters his name to
misuse it.
'Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.
'Honour your father and your mother so that you
may have a long life in the land that the Lord your
God has given to you.
'You shall not kill.
'You shall not commit adultery.
'You shall not steal.
'You shall not bear false witness against your
neighbour.
'You shall not covet your neighbour's house.
'You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, or his
servant, man or woman, or his ox, or his donkey,
or anything that is his.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 18:8-11. R. Jn 6:68
R) You, Lord, have the message of eternal life.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple. (R)
The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes. (R)
The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
and all of them just. (R)
They are more to be desired than gold,
than the purest of gold
and sweeter are they than honey,
than honey from the comb. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians. 1 :22-25
While the Jews demand miracles and the
Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching
a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that
they cannot get over, to the pagans madness,
but to those who have been called, whether they
are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power
and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness
is wiser than human wisdom, and God's
weakness is stronger than human strength.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory! Jn 3:16
God loved the world so much that he his only Son;
everyone who believes in him has eternal life
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
11Gospel John 2:13-25
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up
to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found
people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons,
and the money changers sitting at their
counters there. Making a whip out of some
cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle
and sheep as well, scattered the money
changers' coins, knocked their tables over and
said to the pigeon-sellers, 'Take all this out of
here and stop turning my Father's house into a
market.' Then his disciples remembered the
words of scripture: Zeal for your house will
devour me. The Jews intervened and said,
'What sign can you show us to justify what you
have done?' Jesus answered, 'Destroy this
sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.'
The Jews replied, 'It has taken forty-six years to
build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up
in three days?' But he was speaking of the
sanctuary that was his body, and when Jesus
rose from the dead, his disciples remembered
that he had said this, and they believed the
scripture and the words he had said.
During his stay in Jerusalem for the
Passover many believed in his name when
they saw the signs that he gave, but Jesus
knew them all and did not trust himself to them;
he never needed evidence about any man; he
could tell what a man had in him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
Sit
Stand
All bow
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:

Osthiyil vaazhum Dhaivame
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame (Repeat)

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode (Repeat)

Ellam Bharichidum
Dhaivame Njangal
Ninthiru munpil
Namichidunnu
Ille-Jagathil
Veroru Naaman
Maana varkkaalamba maayi (Repeat)

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Be pleased, O Lord, with these sacrificial
offerings,
and grant that we who beseech pardon for our
own sins,
may take care to forgive our neighbour.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Lent
(Preface II of Lent may be used.)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For by your gracious gift each year
your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts
with the joy of minds made pure,
so that, more eagerly intent on prayer
and on the works of charity,
and participating in the mysteries
by which they have been reborn,
they may be led to the fullness of grace
that you bestow on your sons and daughters.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus:

Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,Paramashakthan Nirandharam muzhagunnu Vanilevam Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,

WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, .. .
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world/
grant us peace. Knee
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:

This is my body broken for you
bringing you wholeness, making you free
Take it and eat it and when you do
Do it in love for me.

This is my blood poured out for you
bringing forgiveness, making you free
Take it and eat it and when you do
do it in love for me.

Filled with my Spirit, how you will grow
You are my branches, I am the tree
If you are faithful, others will know
you are alive in me.

Love one another, I have loved you
and I have shown you how to be free
serve one another, and when you do
do it in love for me.

After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
As we receive the pledge
of things yet hidden in heaven
and are nourished while still on earth
with the Bread that comes from on high,
we humbly entreat you, O Lord,
that what is being brought about in us in mystery
may come to true completion.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you .
All: And with your spirit.

Prayer over the People
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the Blessing.
Then the Priest continues:
Direct, O Lord, we pray, the hearts of your faithful,
and in your kindness grant your servants this grace:
that, abiding in the love of you and their neighbour,
they may fulfil the whole of your commands.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, >I< and the Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:

All people that on Earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear His praise forth tell
Come yea before him and rejoice

The wisdom of the living God
Is seen in Jesus crucified
Such weakness can unite and heal
Where human parlance strength divide

To Father Son and Holy Ghost
The God whom heav’n and earth adore
From us and from the angel host
Be praise and glory ever more

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday morning, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

LENT PODCAST:
Allow yourself just ten minutes or so from all the distractions of daily toil and join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion and listen in to our weekly meditation podcast based on services previously prepared by Sister Eileen. We ask you to help us and stay with us Lord on our journey. This Podcast is accessed through the Parish website www.smwp.org.uk

DEMENTIA PRAYER WEEK – 12-19 MARCH 2021
Advance notice of the Dementia Prayer Week which takes place in March.  Frances Molloy of the Pastoral Project has asked that this be publicised in the dioceses. 
Please visit www.rpbooks.co.uk for information and resources about Dementia Prayer Week.

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT ECO THOUGHT.
The First Reading today gives us the Ten Commandments. Concerning ‘Keep the Sabbath day holy’ we hear ‘in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and all that these hold, but on the sabbath day he rested.’ The whole of creation is the work of our Creator God. What did our Creator God do on the eighth day, according to the spirit of the Genesis account? Surely, after his Sabbath rest, God carried on his enduring work of creation and, in Jesus, re-creation. God’s task of bringing the whole of creation to its fulfilment is not ended. God has the broader vision, but we can take necessary steps so that creation is not ended but fulfilled. What step can I take this Lent to live more simply and sustainably?

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER:
You are warmly invited to our next evening event on Wednesday 10th March at 7pm. Our speakers, one from each of four faiths, will speak on: 'The significance, practice and place of prayer in my life'. Email wgt-oldham@outlook.com for Zoom details.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday, 8th March. St. John of God. He was born at the end of the 15th century and became a soldier. However, after a religious experience he gave up soldiering and founded a hospital in Seville where he was outstanding in caring for the sick.in spite of suffering himself from a debilitating heart condition. He died in 1550.
Tuesday, 9th March. St. Frances of Rome. She was born in 1384, married and had three children. She was exemplary in her care of victims of the frequent epidemics of that time, founding a congregation to continue her work.

CATECHISTS’ ZOOM GATHERING
CHANGE OF DATE
Thursday 11th March 2021.
Due to the Diocesan Lenten Course, 'Let us dream', taking place on Wednesdays in Lent, we have decided to move the Catechists' Zoom Gathering to Thursday 11th March 2021 at 7:00pm for those who wish to attend both events.
We have a wonderful evening planned with input from the Wisdom Group on 'Divine Interruptions', case studies of ways forward during this time, group discussion and practical resources to help you in your ministry now and when restrictions are lifted. Register by emailing formation@dioceseofsalford.org.ukand you will receive the link the day before.

HOPE IN THE FUTURE REPRESENTATIVES ZOOM GATHERING - TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021, 7:00pm. Parish and Deanery Hope in the Future Representatives are invited to attend a Zoom Gathering on Tuesday 23rd March at 7:00pm. There will be chance to share the challenges and opportunities of this time in your locality as well as to hear about plans for Stage 4. Register by emailing: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND SUNDAY IN LENT (Year B)
WEEK: FEBRUARY 28TH  - MARCH 6TH  2021

2nd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

“This is my Son, the beloved. Listen to him.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, John Diveney, Lee John Carter, Patricia Haines
LATELY DEAD: Veronica Fieldhouse, Susan Chorlton, Doris Kenway, Antony Korecki, Florence Murray, Florence Shaw, Lawrence Mooney, Lawrence Murray
ANNIVERSARIES: Bernard Kearns, Hermie Korolczuk, Catherine and Thomas Finnegan, Bernard Doran, Norman Hussey, Austin Hussey, Judith Warburton, Mary Heaton, Patrick Cosgrave, Eric Emsis, Dr. David Atherton

COLLECTION: Total: £646.55
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00;   Food Bank: £45.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (B) 28th February 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
These are the days of Elijah
Declaring the word of the Lord
And these are the days of your servant, Moses
Righteousness being restored
And though these were days of great trial
Of famine and darkness and sword
Still we are the voice in the desert crying Prepare Yea the way to the Lord

Behold he comes..riding on the clouds...
Shining like the sun... Is my beloved One Hear his voice, it’s the year of Jubilee And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes

These are the days of Ezekiel
The dry bones becoming as flesh
And these are the days of your servant David
Rebuilding a temple of praise
These are the days of the harvest
The fields are as white in your world
And we are the labourers in your vineyard Declaring the word of the Lord

Pre....paring the way to the Lord
Pre....paring the way to the Lord

Behold he comes..riding on the clouds...
Shining like the sun... Is my beloved One Hear his voice, it’s the year of Jubilee And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes (x2)

Pre....paring the way to the Lord
Pre....paring the way to the Lord

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest
says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,

And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The Collect
O God, who have commanded us
to listen to your beloved Son,
be pleased, we pray,
to nourish us inwardly by your word,
that, with spiritual sight made pure,
we may rejoice to behold your glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Genesis
22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18
God put Abraham to the test. 'Abraham,
Abraham ' he called. 'Here I am' he replied.
'Take your son,' God said 'your only child Isaac,
whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.
·There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on
a mountain I will point out to you.'
When they arrived at the place God had
pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there
and arranged the wood. Then he stretched out
his hand and seized the knife to kill his son.
But the angel of the Lord called to him from
heaven. 'Abraham, Abraham' he said. 'I am
here' he replied. 'Do not raise your hand
against the boy' the angel said. 'Do not harm
him, for now I know you fear God. You have
not refused me your son, your only son.' Then
looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its
horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and
offered it as a burnt-offering in place of his son.
The angel of the Lord ·called Abraham a
second time from heaven. 'I swear by my own
self - it is the Lord who speaks - because you
have done this, because you have not refused
me your son, your only son, I will shower
blessings on you, I will make your descendants
as many as the stars of heaven and the grains
of sand on the seashore. Your descendants
shall gain possession of the gates of their
enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless
themselves by your descendants, as a reward
for your obedience.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 115:10. 15-19 R. Ps 114:9
R) I will walk in the presence of the Lord
in the land of the living.
I trusted, even when I said:
'I am sorely afflicted. '
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful. (R)
Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:
I will call on the Lord's name. (R)
My vows to the Lord I will fufil
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans 8:31-34
With God on our side who can be against us?
Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave
him up to benefit us all, we may be certain,
after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything
he can give. Could anyone accuse those that
God has chosen? When God acquits, could
anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No!
He not only died for us - he rose from the dead,
and there at God's right hand he stands and
pleads for us.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
From the bright cloud the
Father's voice was heard:
Stand
Mt 17:5
'This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him!'
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!

Gospel Mark 9:2-10
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to
Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John
and led them up a high mountain where they
could be alone by themselves. There in their
presence he was transfigured: his clothes
became dazzlingly white, whiter than any
earthly bleacher could make them . Elijah
appeared to them with Moses; and they were
talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus.
'Rabbi', he said 'it is wonderful for us to be
here; so let us make three tents, one for you,
one for Moses and one for Elijah.' He did not
know what to say; they were so frightened. And
a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and
there came a voice from the cloud, 'This is
my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.' Then
suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no
one with them any more but only Jesus.
As they came down the mountain he warned
them to tell no one what they had seen, until
after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
They observed the warning faithfully, though
among themselves they discussed what 'rising
from the dead' could mean.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
Sit
Stand
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
Intro: Eh bata ta bwetukala kilumbu mundza We are all sinners
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
But how will it be one day?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
How can we gain Heaven?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.
My God, My God, what more can we do.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
O God accept these offerings
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) that we present to you.
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba (Repeat) Accept this bread.
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat) Accept this wine.
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Accept the fruits of our work            
Accept this choir.

Ref: Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu
What we present is so little
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.
But these offerings find value before you.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
What more can we give you?
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he
says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.
Prayer over the Offerings
May this sacrifice, O Lord, we pray,
cleanse us of our faults
and sanctify your faithful in body and mind
for the celebration of the paschal festivities.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: The Transfiguration of the Lord.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For after he had told the disciples of his
coming Death,
on the holy mountain he manifested to them
his glory,
to show, even by the testimony of the law and
the prophets,
that the Passion leads to the glory of the
Resurrection.
And so, with the Powers of heaven,
we worship you constantly on earth,
and before your majesty
without end we acclaim :

Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a

Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu

Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi
.
Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and .,. Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim you Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you :
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
1st voice: Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)

Tenor: Tina beto
Everyone: Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda

Base: 1) Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda
2) Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba
Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
God is love: His the care,
Tending each, everywhere.
God is love, all is there!
Jesus came to show him,
That we all might know Him!

Sing aloud, loud, loud!
Sing aloud, loud, loud!
God is good! God is truth!
God is beauty! Praise Him!

None can see God above;
We can share life and love;
Thus may we Godward move,
Seek him in creation,
Holding every nation.

Jesus lived on the earth,
Hope and life brought to birth
And affirmed human worth,
For He came to save us
By the truth He gave us.

To our Lord praise we sing,
Light and life, friend and King,
Coming down, love to bring,
Pattern for our duty,
Showing God in beauty.

Communion Antiphon Mt 17: 5
This is my beloved Son, with whom I am
well pleased;
listen to him.
After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
As we receive these glorious mysteries,
we make thanksgiving to you, O Lord,
for allowing us while still on earth
to be partakers even now of the things of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you .
All: And with your spirit.

Prayer over the People
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the Blessing.
Then the Priest continues:
Bless your faithful, we pray, O Lord,
with a blessing that endures for ever,
and keep them faithful
to the Gospel of your Only Begotten Son,
Then
so that they may always desire and at last attain
that glory whose beauty he showed in his own Body,
to the amazement of his Apostles.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render, O help us to see:
'Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday morning, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed.

LENT PODCAST:
Allow yourself just ten minutes or so from all the distractions of daily toil and join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion and listen in to our weekly meditation podcast based on services previously prepared by Sister Eileen. We ask you to help us and stay with us Lord on our journey. This Podcast is accessed through the Parish website www.smwp.org.uk

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ECO THOUGHT.
The Gospel of the Second Sunday of Lent is always one of the accounts of the Transfiguration. Jesus is revealed in glory as the Beloved Son of God, fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets, on the mountain top. Throughout the Scriptures the mountain top has been one of the chief places of encounter with God. Why do you think that may be so? Our own Diocese is placed under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. As we recognise the Lord in the Eucharist, let us recognise him too in the beauty of creation, of which he has made us guardians.

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER:
You are warmly invited to our next evening event on Wednesday 10th March at 7pm. Our speakers, one from each of four faiths, will speak on: 'The significance, practice and place of prayer in my life'. Email wgt-oldham@outlook.com for Zoom details.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday, 1st March. St. David, the Patron of Wales. He was born in Cardigan, Wales around the year 520. He travelled to the Isle of Wight to study under a Welsh ascetic, Paulinurus, but then returned to Wales and established many monasteries. It is claimed that he and his monks had a very severe diet, basically, bread, salt, water and leeks, hence the now national symbol of Wales – the leek. He died in about 588.
Thursday, 4th March. St. Casimir. He was the son of the King of Poland and was born in 1458. He was known for his love of the poor and for his devotion to the Eucharist and Our Lady. He died when he was just 26 years old of a lung disease

CATECHISTS’ ZOOM GATHERING
CHANGE OF DATE
Thursday 11th March 2021.
Due to the Diocesan Lenten Course, 'Let us dream', taking place on Wednesdays in Lent, we have decided to move the Catechists' Zoom Gathering to Thursday 11th March 2021 at 7:00pm for those who wish to attend both events.
We have a wonderful evening planned with input from the Wisdom Group on 'Divine Interruptions', case studies of ways forward during this time, group discussion and practical resources to help you in your ministry now and when restrictions are lifted. Register by emailing formation@dioceseofsalford.org.ukand you will receive the link the day before.

KEEP THE LIFELINE CAMPAIGN:
At the start of the pandemic the Government decided to give an extra £20 a week to those receiving Universal Credit, helping those on the lowest incomes to continue paying their bills and feed their families. 
At the end of March, the £20 benefit uplift is expected to end, pulling half a million people into poverty. (Joseph Rowntree Foundation).
Caritas Salford, is calling MPs to urge the Chancellor to Keep The Lifeline by making permanent the £20 uplift and extending it to those on legacy benefits too. You can support the campaign by emailing your MP.  A template letter is available by emailing k.ansley@caritassalford.org.uk
Further information is available from https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/keepthelifeline-urging-government-keep-20-uc-uplift.

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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1ST SUNDAY IN LENT (Year B)
WEEK: FEBRUARY 21ST  - FEBRUARY 27TH  2021

1st Sunday in Lent (Year B)

“The time has come…Repent and believe the Good News”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, John Diveney, Lee John Carter, Patricia Haines
LATELY DEAD: Margaret Crowley, Veronica Fieldhouse, Susan Chorlton, Maureen Fox, Michael Grimes, Doris Kenway, Antony Korecki, Florence Murray, Florence Shaw, Lawrence Mooney, Lawrence Murray
ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Burke, Bernard Kearns, Hermie Korolczuk

COLLECTION: Total: £508.70
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00;   Food Bank: £10.00 Caritas: £5.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  I am aware that several people have had a problem fitting the name with the bank account. I have looked again at our bank statement and notice a difference. I have, therefore, made the change to the name above and I hope that this solves the problem. Please let me know.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (B) 21st February 2021

Entrance:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
Who abide in His shadow for life
Say to the Lord, "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand

The snare of the fowler will never capture you
And famine will bring you no fear
Under His wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield

For to His angels He's given a command
To guard you in all of your ways
Upon their hands they will bear you up
Lest you dash your foot against a stone

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie: Quem Pastores
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

The Collect
Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Genesis 9:8-15
God spoke to Noah and his sons, 'See, I
establish my Covenant with you, and with your
descendants after you; also with every living
creature to be found with you, birds, cattle and
every wild beast with you : everything that came
out of the ark, everything that lives on the earth.
I establish my Covenant with you: no thing of
flesh shall be swept away again by the waters
of the flood . There shall be no flood to destroy
the earth again.'
God said, 'Here is the sign of the Covenant I
make between myself and you and every living
creature with you for all generations: I set my
bow in the clouds and it shall be a sign of the
Covenant between me and the earth. When I
gather the clouds over the earth and the bow
appears in the clouds, I will recall the Covenant
between myself and you and every living
creature of every kind. And so the waters shall
never again become a flood to destroy all
things of flesh.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 24:4-9. R. cf.v10
R) Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love
for those who keep your covenant.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour. (R)
Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
In your love remember me,
because of your goodness, O Lord. (R)
The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
he guides the humble in the right path;
he teaches his way to the poor. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Peter
3:18-22
Christ himself, innocent though he was, died
once for sins, died for the guilty, to lead us to
God. In the body he was put to death, in the
spirit he was raised to life, and, in the spirit, he
went to preach to the spirits in prison. Now it
was long ago, when Noah was still building that
ark which saved only a small group of eight
people 'by water', and when God was still waiting
patiently, that these spirits refused to
believe. That water is a type of the baptism
which saves you now, and which is not the
washing off of physical dirt but a pledge made
to God from a good conscience, through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has entered
heaven and is at God's right hand, now that he
has made the angels of the Dominations and
Powers his subjects.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Mt 4:4
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the
mouth of God.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Gospel Mark 1 :12-15
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to
Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness
and he remained there for forty days, and was
tempted by Satan. He was with the wild
beasts, and the angels looked after him.
After John had been arrested, Jesus went
into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good
News from God. 'The time has come' he said
'and the kingdom of God is close at hand.
Repent, and believe the Good News.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.

Offertory:
Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This bread we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Bread of Life!

Blessed be God,Blessed be God,
Blessed be God, Forever, Amen!
Blessed be God, Blessed be God,
Blessed be God,Forever, Amen!

Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This wine we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Cup of Life!

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Give us the right dispositions, O Lord, we
pray,
to make these offerings,
for with them we celebrate the beginning
of this venerable and sacred time.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: The Temptation of the Lord
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
By abstaining forty long days from earthly food,
he consecrated through his fast
the pattern of our Lenten observance
and, by overturning all the snares of the
ancient serpent,
taught us to cast out the leaven of malice,
so that, celebrating worthily the Paschal
Mystery,
we might pass over at last to the eternal
paschal feast.
And so, with the company of Angels and Saints,
we sing the hymn of your praise,
as without end we acclaim :

Sanctus
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
God of power and might
Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Bless-ed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Eucharistic Prayer II
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church ,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection ,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all , we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas, [ ... ]
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
through Christ our Lord.
Through whom
you continue to make all these good things,
O Lord;
you sanctify them, fill them with life,
bless them, and bestow them upon us.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

The people acclaim: Amen.
The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, .. .
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ. .. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God: (repeat each line)
Lamb of God
You take our sins
Lamb of God have mercy on us
Grant us all your peace

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Come and be filled as you sit at my table
Quenching your thirst as you drink of my wine
Bringing the memory of my dying and rising
Into your bloodstream mingled with mine

This is the bread ...that has come down from heaven... This is my blood ...for the life of the world...

He leads us out ....of the power of darkness... Setting us free.... through the spirit He sends...

Thus shall the world ....know you are my disciples...
If you can love... and if you can forgive...

Communion 2:
Bread of life, truth eternal,
Broken now to set us free.
The risen Christ, his saving power,
Is here in Bread and Wine for me.

Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you.
You speak the words and I am healed.
Here at your table, Love’s mystery:
One bread, one cup, one family.

Lord by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father.
We have only to believe.
Your sacrifice, our victory,
Now by your blood we are redeemed.

Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert,
Still you fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive

Prayer after Communion Stand
Renewed now with heavenly bread,
by which faith is nourished, hope increased,
and charity strengthened,
we pray, O Lord,
that we may learn to hunger for Christ,
the true and living Bread,
and strive to live by every word
which proceeds from your mouth.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.
Priest: The Lord be with you .
All: And with your spirit.

Prayer over the People
The Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Bow down for the Blessing.
Then the Priest continues:
May bountiful blessing, O Lord, we pray,
come down upon your people,
that hope may grow in tribulation,
virtue be strengthened in temptation,
and eternal redemption be assured.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
And may the blessing of almighty God,
Then:
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain with you for
ever.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
God of mercy and compassion
Look with pity upon me
Father let me call Thee Father
‘tis thy child returns to Thee

Jesus Lord, I ask for mercy,
knowing it is not in vain
All my sins I now detest them,
Help me not to sin again.

Only by thy grace and mercy
May I hope for Heaven above
Where the Saints rejoice for ever
In a sea of boundless love

See our Saviour bleeding, dying
On the cross of Calvary
To that cross my sins have nailed Him
Yet He bleeds and dies for me.

ECO THOUGHT FOR LENT:
From today’s first reading: God spoke to Noah and his sons, ‘See, I establish my Covenant with you and with your descendants after you; also with every living creature to be found with you, birds, cattle and every wild beast with you.’
God pledges never to destroy his creation. Can we make that same pledge to God and safeguard the gift God has given us? Think of one practical step that you will take this Lent and beyond.
Keep The Lifeline campaign.
At the start of the pandemic the Government decided to give an extra £20 a week to those receiving Universal Credit, helping those on the lowest incomes to continue paying their bills and feed their families. 
At the end of March, the £20 benefit uplift is expected to end, pulling half a million people into poverty. (Joseph Rowntree Foundation).
Caritas Salford, is calling MPs to urge the Chancellor to Keep The Lifeline by making permanent the £20 uplift and extending it to those on legacy benefits too. You can support the campaign by emailing your MP. A template letter is available by emailing k.ansley@caritassalford.org.uk 

For more information at https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/keepthelifeline-urging-government-keep-20-uc-uplift

FAMILY FAST DAY:
Friday 26th February. The Bishop, in his Pastoral letter, encouraged us all to fast in some way on that day.

LENT PODCAST (Prepared some of our own parishioners)
As we consider how we will be able to celebrate Easter this year during a possible period of further lockdown, allow yourself just fifteen minutes or so from all the distractions of daily toil and join with us as we follow Jesus on his journey of the ‘stations’ through to His Passion and listen in to our weekly meditation podcast. 
We ask you to help us and stay with us Lord on our journey. 

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER: You are warmly invited to our next evening event on Wednesday 10th March at 7pm. Our speakers, one from each of four faiths, will speak on: 'The significance, practice and place of prayer in my life'. Email wgt-oldham@outlook.com for Zoom details.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday, 22nd February. The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. This feast for the See of Rome, kept since the fourth century, celebrates the unity of the Church around the pope, the Bishop of Rome.
Tuesday, 23rd February. St. Polycarp (AD. 69-155). It is suggested by Tertullian, Irenaeus and Jerome that Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle, and Evangelist, John, and that John had ordained him as Bishop of Smyrna. His name means “much fruit”. He is regarded as one of the three chief Apostolic Fathers of the Church, along with Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch. His sole surviving work is the Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians. He was eventually burned at the stake and pierced with a spear for refusing to burn incense to the Roman Emperor.

CATECHISTS’ ZOOM GATHERING
“Waiting for Green – Being a catechist on ‘Pause’”              
Wednesday 3rd March, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zoom
Led by The Wisdom Group exploring how we can support you and your ministry with practical resources for use now and in the future.
Email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk
to register.

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

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6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: FEBRUARY 14TH  - FEBRUARY 20TH  2021

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

“Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, John Diveney, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: Christine O’Brien, Margaret Crowley, Raymundo Moniza, Veronica Fieldhouse, Michael Grimes, Susan Chorlton, Maureen Fox
ANNIVERSARIES: Wendy Hogan, Henryk Sobieralski, Joe Rimmer, Romeo Tee, Bernard Kearns

COLLECTION: Total: £1,108.96
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £27.00;   Food Bank: £30.00 Caritas: £70.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 14th February 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found;
Was blind, but now I see

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you.
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
O God, who teach us that you abide
in hearts that are just and true,
grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace
as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Leviticus
13:1-2. 44-46
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 'If a swelling
or scab or shiny spot appears on a man's skin,
a case of leprosy of the skin is to be suspected.
The man must be taken to Aaron, the priest, or
to one of the priests who are his sons.
'The man is leprous: he is unclean. The priest
must declare him unclean; he is suffering from
leprosy of the head. A man infected with leprosy
must wear his clothing torn and his hair
disordered; he must shield his upper lip and
cry, "Unclean, unclean." As long as the disease
lasts he must be unclean; and therefore he
must live apart; he must live outside the camp.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 31 :1-2.5.11.R.v7
R) You are my refuge, O Lord;
you fill me with the joy of salvation.
Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord
imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile. (R)
But now I have acknowledged my sins;
my guilt I did not hide.
I said: 'I will confess
my offence to the Lord.'
And you, Lord, have forgiven
the guilt of my sin. (R)
Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
exult, you just!
O come, ring out your joy,
all you upright of heart. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians 10:31-11 :1
Whatever you eat, whatever you drink,
whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of
God. Never do anything offensive to anyone -
to Jews or Greeks or to the Church of God; just
as I try to be helpful to everyone at all times, not
anxious for my own advantage but for the
advantage of everybody else, so that they may
be saved.
Take me for your model, as I take Christ.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Lk 7:16
A great prophet has appeared among us;
God has visited his people.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Hanapin mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasaiyo
Allelu, Alleluia. (x2)

Gospel
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Mark 1 :40-45
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his
knees: 'If you want to' he said 'you can cure
me.' Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out
his hand and touched him. 'Of course I want
to!' he said, 'Be cured!' And the leprosy left him
at once and he was cured. Jesus immediately
sent him away and sternly ordered him, 'Mind
you say nothing to anyone, but go and show
yourself to the priest, and make the offering for
your healing prescribed by Moses as evidence
of your recovery.' The man went away, but then
started talking about it freely and telling the
story everywhere, so that Jesus could no
longer go openly into any town, but had to stay
outside in places where nobody lived. Even so,
people from all around would come to him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.

Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory
Ah......Ah

Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

Ah......Ah

Ialay sa kanya (Ialay sa kanya)
Tunay na pagsamba (Tunay na pagsamba) Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang (Tanging sa kanya lang)
Panahong kalakasan....
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo...... ngayon

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
May this oblation, O Lord, we pray,
cleanse and renew us
and may it become for those who do your will
the source of eternal reward.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Ill of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
(The Priest may use a different Preface.)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For we know it belongs to your boundless glory,
that you came to the aid of mortal beings with
your divinity
and even fashioned for us a remedy out of
mortality itself,
that the cause of our downfall
might become the means of our salvation,
through Christ our Lord.
Through him the host of Angels adores your
majesty
and rejoices in your presence for ever.
May our voices, we pray, join with theirs
in one chorus of exultant praise, as we acclaim:

Sanctus Holy Holy Holy
Santo, Santo, Santo,
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!
Osana! Osana! sa kaitaasan!

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                        
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                    
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin    |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Lord Jesus Christ
You have come to us
You are one with us
Mary’s Son
Cleansing our souls from all their sin
Pouring Your love and goodness in
Jesus, our love for you we sing
Living Lord

Lord Jesus Christ
Now and every day
Teach us how to pray
Son of God
You have commanded us to do
This in remembrance Lord of you
Into our lives your power breaks through
Living Lord

Lord Jesus Christ
You have come to us
Born as one of us
Mary’s Son
Led out to die on Calvary
Risen from death to set us free
Living Lord Jesus help us see
You are Lord

Lord Jesus Christ
I would come to You
Live my life for You
Son of God
All Your commands I know are true
Your many gifts will make me new
Into my life Your pow’r breaks through
Living Lord

Communion 2:
Dakilang Katapatan

After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Having fed upon these heavenly delights,
we pray, O Lord,
that we may always long
for that food by which we truly live.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more
Feed me till I want no more

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be Thou still my strength and shield,
Be Thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee,
I will ever give to Thee.

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2020:
Balance on Current account on 1st Jan. 2020 -- £42,710.61
Balance on No. 2 account on 1st Jan. 2020 --     £10,858.10
Total on 1st Jan. 2020                                        £53,706.35
Balance on Current account on 31st Dec.           £28,824.65
Balance on No. 2 account on 31st Dec.               £10,287.72
Total on 31st December 2020                             £39,323.22
End of year Balance                                 MINUS £14,383.13

Our total income for the year was £70,800.58. Our Total expenditure for the year was £85,183.71. During the year, we received £9,228.48 back from the Government through the Gift Aid scheme. And, through funerals, marriages and baptisms, and work for the BBC, I was able to earn £11,437.00 for the Parish. However, we paid £7,200 towards the new stained-glass window (we had paid about £6000 towards this in the previous year) and £9,289.21 towards costs for the closure of St. Mary’s Church. We also had to pay £12,360.44 for our Diocesan levy. In view of these three large amounts of expenditure, I believe that we did extremely well when you consider that, during the Covid Pandemic, many people were not able to come to church for most of that year, and, therefore, in many cases, not able to contribute. So, many thanks!

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  I am aware that several people have had a problem fitting the name with the bank account. I have looked again at our bank statement and notice a difference. I have, therefore, made the change to the name above and I hope that this solves the problem. Please let me know.

HOLY WEEK VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND: POEMS AND REFLECTIONS
Holy Week Voices from the Holy Land is a unique spiritual prayer resource with 15 contributors from the Holy Land drawn from across the main Christian denominations.  It features prayers and resources to offer support for many people in this year's Lenten and Easter Journey.
The book can be found here

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK (linked to today’s readings – but how?).
It's no good to fool yourself about love. You can't fall into it like a soft job, without dirtying up your hands.”
― John Osborne, “Look Back in Anger”

FAMILY FAST DAY:
Friday 26th February. The Bishop, in his Pastoral letter, is encouraging us all to fast in some way on that day.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
The only special day this week, apart from Sunday, is Wednesday, which is, of course, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The need to protect each other from the Covid-19 virus means that we will not be able to apply the ashes in the usual way. The Bishops of England and Wales have requested that, after we have blessed the ashes, we simply sprinkle them on people’s foreheads, not making a cross on the foreheads as we have done previously. I’m not sure how this is going to work but it sounds as though someone is going to have to sweep up these ashes later on and people might find ashes on their clothes; I hope no-one puts in a cleaning bill to the Parish! There is, of course, no requirement to come forward for the ashes; it’s your choice.

CATECHISTS’ ZOOM GATHERING
“Waiting for Green – Being a catechist on ‘Pause’”              
Wednesday 3rd March, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zoom
Led by The Wisdom Group exploring how we can support you and your ministry with practical resources for use now and in the future.
Email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk
 to register.

LET US DREAM -- Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh. 
Over the Wednesdays of Lent the sessions will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. 
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society. The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday  24th February at 7pm.
Every Wednesday from 2nd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis. This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.
To sign up, please email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

More information at https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/lentcourse/

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: FEBRUARY 7TH  - FEBRUARY 13TH  2021

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

“I made myself all things to all men, in order to save some at any cost.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Brian Firth, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, John Diveney, Lee John Carter
LATELY DEAD: Janet Townsend, Christine O’Brien, Margaret Crowley, Raymuno Moniza
ANNIVERSARIES: Wendy Hogan, Henryk Sobieralski, Joe Rimmer, Anna and Peter Kopacz, Charlie Kopacz and Zofia Fillingham, Romeo Tee

COLLECTION: Total: £2,513.36
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00;   Food Bank: £55.00 Caritas: £267.50 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
5th SUNDAY I ORDINARY TIME (B) 7th February 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Antiphon or a hymn. Stand

Entrance:
Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of Your peace
It is pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving of ourselves that we receive
And in dying that we're born to eternal life

O come, let us worship God Ps 94:6-7
and bow low before the God who made us
for he is the Lord our God. '
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters
that I have greatly sinned, '
In my thoughts and in my words,
1n what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,

And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin
all the Angels and Saints, '
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie:
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Christ have mercy on us all
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Christ have mercy on us all

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest, ·
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lora God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care,
that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace,
they may be defended always by your protection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Job
Job began to speak:
7:1 -4.6-7
Is not man's life on earth nothing more than
pressed service,
his time no better than hired drudgery?
Like the slave, sighing for the shade,
or the workman with no thought but his wages,
months of delusion I have assigned to me,
nothing for my own but nights of grief.
Lying in bed I wonder, 'When will it be day?'
Risen I think, 'How slowly evening comes!'
Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.
Swifter than a weaver's shuttle my days have
passed,
and vanished, leaving no hope behind.
Remember that my life is but a breath,
and that my eyes will never again see joy.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 146:1-6.R.v3
R) Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted.
Praise the Lord for he is good;
sing to our God for he is loving:
to him our praise is due. (R)
The Lord builds up Jerusalem
and bring back Israel 's exiles,
he heals the broken-hearted,
he binds up all their wounds.
He fixes the number of the stars;
he calls each one by its name. (R)
Our Lord is great and almighty;
his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord raises the lowly;
he humbles the wicked to the dust. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to
the Corinthians 9:16-19. 22-23
I do not boast of preaching the gospel, since it
1s a duty which has been laid on me; I should
be punished if I did not preach it If I had chosen
this work myself, I might have been paid for it,
but as I have not, it is a responsibility which has
been put into my hands. Do you know what my
reward is? It is this: in my preaching, to be able
to offer the Good News free, and not insist on
the rights which the gospel gives me.
So though I am not a slave of any man I have
made myself the slave of everyone so as to win
as many as I could. For the weak I made myself
weak. I made myself all things to all men in
order to save some at any cost; and I still do
this, for the sake of the gospel, to have a share
in its blessings.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
He took our sicknesses away,
and carried our diseases for us.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen

Stand
Mt 8:17

Gospel Mark 1 :29-39
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with
James and John straight to the house of Simon
and Andrew. Now Simon's mother-in-law had
gone to bed with fever, and they told him about
her straightaway. He went to her, took her by
the hand and helped her up. And the fever left
her and she began to wait on them.
That evening, after sunset, they brought to
him all who were sick and those who were
possessed by devils. The whole town came
crowding round the door, and he cured many
who were suffering from diseases of one kind or
another; he also cast out many devils, but he
would not allow them to speak, because they
knew who he was.
In the morning, long before dawn, he got up
and left the house, and went off to a lonely place
and prayed there. Simon and his companions
set out in search of him, and when they found
him they said, 'Everybody is looking for you.' He
answered, 'Let us go elsewhere, to the
neighbouring country towns, so that I can
preach there too, because that is why I came.'
And he went all through Galilee, preaching in
their synagogues .and casting out devils.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
Sit
Stand
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
Osthiyil  vaazhum Dhaivame            
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame       (Repeat)

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

Ellam  Bharichidum
Dhaivame Njangal
Ninthiru munpil
Namichidunnu   
Ille-Jagathil
Veroru Naaman
Maana varkkaalamba maayi   (Repeat)

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
O Lord our God,
who once established these created things
to sustain us in our frailty,
grant, we pray,
that they may become for us now
the Sacrament of eternal life.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface for Eucharistic Prayer IV
(The priest may use a different Preface and Eucharistic Prayer).
It is truly right to give you thanks,
truly just to give you glory, Father most holy,
for you are the one God living and true,
existing before all ages and abiding for all eternity,
dwelling in unapproachable light;
yet you, who alone are good, the source of life,
have made all that is,
so that you might fill your creatures with blessings
and bring joy to many of them by the glory of
your light.
And so, in your presence are countless hosts
of Angels,
who serve you day and night
and, gazing upon the glory of your face,
glorify you without ceasing.
With them we, too, confess your name in
exultation,
giving voice to every creature under heaven,
as we acclaim:

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer IV
(The priest may use a different Preface and Eucharistic Prayer).
We give you praise, Father most holy,
for you are great
and you have fashioned all your works
in wisdom and in love.
You formed man in your own image
and entrusted the whole world to his care,
so that in serving you alone, the Creator,
he might have dominion over all creatures.
And when through disobedience he had lost
your friendship,
you did not abandon him to the domain of death.
For you came in mercy to the aid of all,
so that those who seek might find you.
Time and again you offered them covenants
and through the prophets
taught them to look forward to salvation.
And you so loved the world, Father most holy,
that in the fullness of time
you sent your Only Begotten Son to be our
Saviour.
Made incarnate by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary,
he shared our human nature
in all things but sin.
To the poor he proclaimed the good news of
salvation,
to prisoners, freedom,
and to the sorrowful of heart, joy.
To accomplish your plan,
he gave himself up to death,
and, rising from the dead,
he destroyed death and restored life.
And that we might live no longer for ourselves
but for him who died and rose again for us,
he sent the Holy Spirit from you, Father,
as the first fruits for those who believe,
so that, bringing to perfection his work in the world,
he might sanctify creation to the full.
Therefore, O Lord, we pray:
may this same Holy Spirit
graciously sanctify these offerings,
that they may become
the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
for the celebration of this great mystery,
which he himself left us
as an eternal covenant.
For when the hour had come
for him to be glorified by you, Father most holy,
having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end:
and while they were at supper,
he took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way,
taking the chalice filled with the fruit of the vine,
he gave thanks,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
And the people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.
Therefore, O Lord,
as we now celebrate the memorial of our
redemption,
we remember Christ's Death
and his descent to the realm of the dead,
we proclaim his Resurrection
and his Ascension to your right hand,
and, as we await his coming in glory,
we offer you his Body and Blood,
the sacrifice acceptable to you
which brings salvation to the whole world.
Look, O Lord, upon the Sacrifice
which you yourself have provided for your Church
and grant in your loving kindness '
to all who partake of this one Bread and one
Chalice
that, gathered into one body by the Holy Spirit,
they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ
to the praise of your glory.
Therefore, Lord, remember now
all for whom we offer this sacrifice:
especially your servant N. our Pope
N. our Bishop, and the whole Order of Bishops
all the clergy, '
those who take part in this offering,
those gathered here before you,
your entire people,
and all who seek you with a sincere heart.
Remember also
those who have died in the peace of your Christ
and all the dead,
whose faith you alone have known.
To all of us, your children,
grant, O merciful Father,
that we may enter into a heavenly inheritance
with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and with your Apostles and Saints in your
kingdom.
There, with the whole of creation,
freed from the corruption of sin and death
may we glorify you through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him
O God, almighty Father, '
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us·
and lead us not into temptation, '
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the
Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
The Lord hears the cry of the poor
Blessed be the Lord

I will bless the Lord at all times
His praise ever in my mouth
Let my soul glory in the Lord
For He hears the cry of the poor

Let the lowly hear and be glad
The Lord listens to their pleas
And to hearts broken He is near
For He hears the cry of the poor

Ev'ry spirit crushed He will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
For He hears the cry of the poor

We proclaim the greatness of God,
His praise ever in our mouth;
ev'ry face brightened in His light,
For He hears the cry of the poor

Communion Antiphon Mt 5:5-6
Blessed are those who mourn, for they
shall be consoled.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
for they shall have their fill
After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
O God, who have willed that we be partakers
in the one Bread and the one Chalice,
grant us, we pray, so to live
that, made one in Christ,
we may joyfully bear fruit
for the salvation of the world.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
For the healing of the nations,
Lord, we pray with one accord,
for a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action
help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us Father into freedom,
from despair your world release,
that, redeemed from war and hatred,
all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness
fear will die and hope increase.

All that kills abundant living,
let it from the earth be banned:
pride of status, race or schooling,
dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice
may we hallow brief life's span.

You, Creator-God, have written
your great name on humankind;
for our growing in your likeness
bring the life of Christ to mind;
that by our response and service
earth its destiny may find.

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2020:
Balance on Current account on 1st Jan. 2020 -- £42,710.61
Balance on No. 2 account on 1st Jan. 2020 --     £10,858.10
Total on 1st Jan. 2020                                        £53,706.35
Balance on Current account on 31st Dec.           £28,824.65
Balance on No. 2 account on 31st Dec.               £10,287.72
Total on 31st December 2020                             £39,323.22
End of year Balance                                 MINUS £14,383.13

Our total income for the year was £70,800.58. Our Total expenditure for the year was £85,183.71. During the year, we received £9,228.48 back from the Government through the Gift Aid scheme. And, through funerals, marriages and baptisms, and work for the BBC, I was able to earn £11,437.00 for the Parish. However, we paid £7,200 towards the new stained-glass window (we had paid about £6000 towards this in the previous year) and £9,289.21 towards costs for the closure of St. Mary’s Church. We also had to pay £12,360.44 for our Diocesan levy. In view of these three large amounts of expenditure, I believe that we did extremely well when you consider that, during the Covid Pandemic, many people were not able to come to church for most of that year, and, therefore, in many cases, not able to contribute. So, many thanks!

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  I am aware that several people have had a problem fitting the name with the bank account. I have looked again at our bank statement and notice a difference. I have, therefore, made the change to the name above and I hope that this solves the problem. Please let me know.

NEW TRANSLATION OF THE LECTIONARY FOR USE IN CHURCHES:
For several years, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have been considering the publication of a new edition of the Lectionary to replace that originally published in the year 1969 (second edition 1981).
After consultation with a number of English-speaking Conferences of Bishops, the Bishops of England and Wales studied the translation of the Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible produced by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India..
The English Standard Version: Catholic Edition is seen as fulfilling the qualities the Church seeks when considering a translation of scripture.
When will the Lectionary published?
It is expected that the bishops will complete their approval process in Autumn 2021. The text will then need to be reviewed by the Holy See and others. The earliest date for publication would therefore be in 2022.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday, 8th February. St. Josephine Bakhita. She was born in Sudan in 1869. Her respected and reasonably prosperous father was brother of the village chief. She was surrounded by a loving family of three brothers and three sisters. She was later to write about herself: "I lived a very happy and carefree life, without knowing what suffering was." Then, in 1877, when she was 7–8 years old, she was seized by Arab slave traders, who had abducted her elder sister two years earlier. She was forced to walk barefoot about 600 miles to El-Obeid. She was sold and bought twice before she even arrived there. Over the course of twelve years (1877–1889) she was sold three more times and then given away. Bakhita was not the name she received from her parents at birth. It is said that the trauma of her abduction caused her to forget her own name; she took one given to her by the slavers, bakhita, which in Arabic means 'lucky' or 'fortunate.' She was treated appallingly by her different owners, frequently whipped, beaten and scarred. Bakhita was then bought, in Khartoum, by the Italian Vice Consul, Callisto Legnani, who treated her kindly and did not beat or punish her. Two years later, when Legnani himself had to return to Italy, Bakhita begged to go with him. Eventually she was to be given her freedom and she asked to be baptised. Then, she entered the Sisters of Mary Magdalene. She died on 8th February 1947.
The current high incidence of trafficking and modern slavery has meant that Bakhita has become the ‘go to’ saint in prayers for assistance in combatting this evil.
Wednesday,10th February – St. Scholastica. She was the twin sister of St. Benedict. With his help, she founded a convent of what would be called, ‘Benedictine Sisters’ about five miles away from Monte Casino, where Benedict had his own monastery. 

CATECHISTS’ ZOOM GATHERING
“Waiting for Green – Being a catechist on ‘Pause’”              
Wednesday 3rd March, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zoom
Led by The Wisdom Group exploring how we can support you and your ministry with practical resources for use now and in the future.
Email formation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk
 to register.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 31ST  - FEBRUARY 6TH  2021

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

“Here is a teaching that is new, …and with authority behind it.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton
LATELY DEAD: David Monaghan, Mrs. Morgan, Sophie Welch, Janet Townsend, Willie McVeigh, Dylan Cummaford
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGladdery, Terry Mills, Catherine and Lewis Laverty

COLLECTION: Total: £568.80
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £35.00;   Food Bank: £65.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 31st January 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn.

Entrance:
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here
Come bow before Him now
With reverence and fear
In Him no sin is found
We stand on holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here

Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around
He burns with holy fire
With splendour He is crowned
How awesome is the sight
Our radiant King of light
Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around

Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal
To minister His grace
No work too hard for Him
In faith receive from Him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place

Save us, O Lord our God!
And gather us from the nations,
Stand
Ps 105:47
to give thanks to your holy name,
and make it our glory to praise you.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
For we have sinned against you .
Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
And grant us your salvation.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.
Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Grant us, Lord our God,
that we may honour you with all our mind,
and love everyone in truth of heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy
18:15-20
Moses said to the people: 'Your God will raise
up for you a prophet like myself, from among
yourselves, from your own brothers; to him you
must listen. This is what you yourselves asked
of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the
Assembly. "Do not let me hear again" you said
"the voice of the Lord my God, nor look any
longer on this great fire, or I shall die"; and the
Lord said to me, "All they have spoken is well
said. I will raise up a prophet like yourself for
them from their own brothers; I will put my
words into his mouth and he shall tell them all I
command him. The man who does not listen to
my words that he speaks in my name, shall be
held answerable to me for it. But the prophet
who presumes to say in my name a thing I have
not commanded him to say, or who speaks in
the name of other gods, that prophet shall die."'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 94:1-2.6-9.R.v9
R) O that today you would listen to his voice!
Harden not your hearts.
Come, ring out our joy to the Lord;
hail the rock who saves us.
Let us come before him, giving thanks,
with songs let us hail the Lord. (R)
Come in; let us kneel and bend low;
let us kneel before the God who made us
for he is our God and we
the people who belong to his pasture,
the flock that is led by his hand. (R)
O that today you would listen to his voice!
'Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as on that day at Massah in the desert
when your fathers put me to the test;
when they tried me, though they saw my work.' (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians 7:32-35
I would like to see you free from all worry. An
unmarried man can devote himself to the
Lord's affairs, all he need worry about is
pleasing the Lord; but a married man has to
bother about the world's affairs and devote
himself to pleasing his wife: he is torn two
ways. In the same way an unmarried woman,
like a young girl, can devote herself to the
Lord's affairs; all she need worry about is being
holy in body and spirit. The married woman, on
the other hand, has to worry about the world's
affairs and devote herself to pleasing her
husband. I say this only to help you, not to put
a halter round your necks, but simply to make
sure that everything is as it should be, and that
you give your undivided attention to the Lord.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
The people that lived in darkness
has seen a great light;
Stand
Mt 4.16
on those who dwell in the land and shadow
of death
a light has dawned.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

1) Mimi nasikiya ee
   Sauti ya Bwana ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana
   Inaleta uzima ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Gospel
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Mark 1 :21-28
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus and his followers went as far as
Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came
Jesus went to the synagogue and began to
teach. And his teaching made a deep
impression on them because, unlike the
scribes, he taught them with authority.
In their synagogue just then there was a man
possessed by an unclean spirit, and it shouted,
'What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us? I know who you
are: the Holy One of God.' But Jesus said
sharply, 'Be quite! Come out of him!' And the
unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions
and with a loud cry went out of him. The people
were so astonished that they started asking
each other what it all meant. 'Here is a
teaching that is new' they said 'and with
authority behind it: he gives orders even to
unclean spirits and they obey him.' And his
reputation rapidly spread everywhere, through
all the surrounding Galilean countryside.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
Sit
Stand
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
Intro: Eh bata ta bwetukala kilumbu mundza We are all sinners
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
But how will it be one day?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
How can we gain Heaven?
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.
My God, My God, what more can we do.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
O God accept these offerings
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) that we present to you.
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba (Repeat) Accept this bread.
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat) Accept this wine.
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Accept the fruits of our work            
Accept this choir.

Ref: Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu
What we present is so little
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.
But these offerings find value before you.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
What more can we give you?
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
O Lord, we bring to your altar
these offerings of our service:
be pleased to receive them, we pray,
and transform them
into the Sacrament of our redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface II of Sundays in Ordinary Time
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For out of compassion for the waywardness
that is ours,
he humbled himself and was born of the Virgin;
by the passion of the Cross he freed us from
unending death,
and by rising from the dead he gave us life
eternal.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a

Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu

Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church ,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all , we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
1st voice: Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)
Tenor: Tina beto
Everyone: Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda
Base: 1) Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda
2) Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Ubi caritas et amor
Ubi caritas Deus ibi est

Communion Antiphon Mt 5:3-4
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall
possess the land.
After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Nourished by these redeeming gifts,
we pray, O Lord,
that through this help to eternal salvation
true faith may ever increase.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.
Recessional:
O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works they hand has made
I see the stars I hear the mighty thunder
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul
My Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

And when I think that God his Son not sparing, sent him to die
I scarce can take it in
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

THE GLOBAL CATHOLIC MOVEMENT INVITES YOU TO “GLOBAL HEALING.”
In 2015, Pope Francis published his ground-breaking letter on the environment ‘Laudato Si’. Since then, millions of people worldwide have joined the global movement to address the environmental crisis our world is facing. This Lent, we are inviting YOU to join us for a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”. These engaging documentaries will inform and challenge people to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home. Suitable for all who are concerned about what is happening to our world and who want to take action.
When? Six Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March 2021, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
How to join? To register please click HERE
or email jane@catholicclimatemovement.global

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP FORMATION PROGRAMME, offered in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham and the Catholic Union of Great Britain, is now open to applications. The programme is offered to students in Lower Sixth who are committed to their faith and aspiring to some form of public life. Students will require the support of their schools and religious minister in applying. For info and application forms: https://christianheritagecentre.com/clf/

POPE FRANCIS:
In the words of Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb: "In the name of God ... we declare the adoption of a culture of dialogue as the path; mutual cooperation as the code of conduct; reciprocal understanding as the method and standard.".

TODAY’S FIRST READING:
How do we know the difference between a prophet sent by God and a false prophet? The Jews of Jesus’ time said that Jesus was different because he spoke with ‘authority’.  But what did they mean by that? There are so many voices, today, clamouring for our attention, some trying to persuade us to have the vaccine and some arguing otherwise, some arguing a Labour line and others a Conservative one, some arguing for independence and others for union. The example given to support Jesus’ authority was that he was able to give healing. In contrast, what we’ve seen over recent years, with the rise of populism and nationalism, is greater division and very sick and dysfunctional societies.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY IN 2021
From 18th January to the 25th January 2021 is Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The theme this year is  " Abiding in Christ" and it is taken from the Gospel of John chapter 15: 1-7.
On the CTE website there are listed materials and information that may well prove helpful to Parishes. You can find them here: https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=591118

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday, 2nd February. The Presentation of the Lord
Wednesday 3rd February – St. Blaise – Bishop in Armenia in the 4th century.
Friday 5th February – St Agatha– was martyred in Sicily in the persecution under the Emperor Decius. Her name is included in the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I).
Saturday 6th February – St. Paul Miki and Companions – these are the Japanese martyrs who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597. Paul Miki was a young Jesuit but some of the others in the group were as young as thirteen.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

CARITAS SUNDAY 2021 – message from Caritas
“We are very grateful to Bishop John for his pastoral letter last weekend and to our clergy for reading it out and sharing it with your parishioners online and in your newsletters. 
Thank you in advance to our parishes for holding a retiring collection on Caritas Sunday weekend of 30th/31st January if you are able. 
A bank transfer to Caritas Diocese of Salford, sort code 16:00:18, account no. 41523268 is the safest and quickest way to pay in your parish Caritas Sunday collection and will allow us to continue to deliver an immediate response to those in most urgent need.” 


CARITAS IMPACT REPORT
We are pleased to share with you and your parishioners the Caritas Diocese of Salford Impact Report 2020 that highlights the charitable work Caritas Salford has carried out last year across the Diocese.
The report can be found at https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/news/caritas-impact-report-2020/ 

CJM SIX MONTH INTENSIVE COURSE FOR PARISH MUSICIANS AND SINGERS
The frustration of not being able to sing at Mass is being keenly felt by many parish congregations and musicians during this pandemic.  As yet, we do not know when we will be able to sing again and when we do, we will surely want to do so with great enthusiasm. CJM is offering us the opportunity to develop music leadership skills with a six-month intensive course (money back guarantee if you do not find the first month helpful). Why not take a look and then persuade someone in your parish to do the course with you. Sharing it together is likely to make it a very fruitful experience.Full details can be found here: https://cjmmusic.mykajabi.com/parish-music-ministry-collective     

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 24TH  - JANUARY 30TH  2021

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) January 24th – January 30th

“Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, Sebastian Ruffle, Mary Nash
LATELY DEAD: David Monaghan, Judy Heald, Stuart Lees, Antonio Viggiano, David Robert Humphry, Moira Clougherty
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGladdery, Terry Mills

COLLECTION: Total: £662.13
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £12.65;   Food Bank: £20.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 24th January 2021

Entrance:
The voice of redemption
repeatedly cries,
and calls us from futile
indulgence to rise,
Our ways we must change,
not a moment delay,
the call to repentance
must move us today!

The voice of the present,
the voice of the past,
recall us from things which
we know cannot last.
Our pain and our pleasures
are passing away;
so follow the hope which
will never decay.

Where daily concerns
and obsessions enslave,
the voice of redemption
is pow’rful to save.
The call of the Saviour
our souls can release,
to share in his mission
of justice and peace.

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:
Lord, have mercy. Or Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You came to call sinners:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father
to intercede for us:

Kyrie: Quem Pastores

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all

The Priest says the absolution:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
direct our actions according to your good pleasure,
that in the name of your beloved Son
we may abound in good works.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Jonah 3:1-5.10
The word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah:
'Up!' he said 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and
preach to them as I told you to.' Jonah set out
and went to Nineveh in obedience to the word
of the Lord. Now Nineveh was a city great
beyond compare: it took three days to cross it.
Jonah went on into the city, making a day's
journey. He preached in these words, 'Only
forty days more and Nineveh is going to be
destroyed.' And the people of Nineveh
believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put
on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least.
God saw their efforts to renounce their evil
behaviour. And God relented: he did not inflict
on them the disaster which he had threatened.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

'Psalm Ps. 24:4-9. R.v4
R) Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour. (R)
Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
In your love remember me,
because of your goodness, O Lord. (A)
The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
he guides the humble in the right path;
he teaches his way to the poor. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians 7:29-31
Brothers: our time is growing short. Those who
have wives should live as though they had
none, and those who mourn should live as
though they had nothing to mourn for; those
who are enjoying life should live as though there
were nothing to laugh about; those whose life is
buying things should live as though they had
nothing of their own; and those who have to deal
with the world should not become engrossed in
it. I say this because the world as we know it is
passing away.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Mk 1 :15
The kingdom of God is close at hand;
believe the Good News.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
1) Mimi nasikiya ee
Sauti ya Bwana
ee ndani mwangu. (x2)
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana
Inaleta uzima
ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Gospel Mark 1 :14-20
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord. ·
After John had been arrested, Jesus went into
Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News
from God. 'The time has come' he said 'and the
kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and
believe the Good News.'
As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a
net in the lake - for they were fishermen. And
Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will make
you into fishers of men.' And at once they left
their nets and followed him.
Going on a little further, he saw James son of
Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in
their boat, mending their nets. He called them at
once and, leaving their father Zebedee in the
boat with the men he employed, they went after
him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.

Offertory:
Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This bread we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Bread of Life!

Blessed be God,Blessed be God,
Blessed be God, Forever, Amen!
Blessed be God, Blessed be God,
Blessed be God,Forever, Amen!

Blest are You Lord God of all creation
Thanks to Your goodness
This wine we offer
Fruit of the earth, work of our hands
It will become the Cup of Life!

If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Accept our offerings, O Lord, we pray,
and in sanctifying them
grant that they may profit us for salvation.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Sundays in Ordinary Time
(The Priest may use a different Preface.)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For through his Paschal Mystery,
he accomplished the marvellous deed,
by which he has freed us from the yoke of sin
and death,
summoning us to the glory of being now called
a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for your own possession,
to proclaim everywhere your mighty works,
for you have called us out of darkness
into your own wonderful light.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( x2 )

Parishudhan, parishudhan, Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu Vanilevam

Ehaparakailavum makhileswara Mahimayal nirayunnu nirupamame

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and >I< Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world .
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God:
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin (x2)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan.

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood) of Christ.

Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
Bread of life, truth eternal,
Broken now to set us free.
The risen Christ, his saving power,
Is here in Bread and Wine for me.

Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you.
You speak the words and I am healed.
Here at your table, Love’s mystery:
One bread, one cup, one family.

Lord by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father.
We have only to believe.
Your sacrifice, our victory,
Now by your blood we are redeemed.

Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert,
Still you fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive

Communion 2:
Lord make me a means of Your Peace
Where there’s hatred grown
Let me sow Your love
Where there’s injury Lord
Let forgiveness be my sword
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Lord make me a means of Your Peace
Where there’s sadness here
Let me sow Your joy
When the darkness nears
May Your light dispel our fears
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Lord grant me to seek and to share
To forgive in Thee
You’ve forgiven me
For to die in Thee
Is eternal life to me
Lord make me a means of Your Peace

Prayer after Communion
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, receiving the grace
Stand
by which you bring us to new life,
we may always glory in your gift.
Through Christ our Lord
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Follow Me, follow Me,
Leave your home and family,
Leave your fishing nets and boats upon the shore.
Leave the seed you have sown,
Leave the crops that you’ve grown,
Leave the people you have known and follow Me.

The foxes have their holes,
And the swallows have their nests,
But the Son of man
Has no place to lie down.
I do not offer comfort,
I do not offer wealth,
But in Me will all happiness be found.

If you would follow Me,
You must leave old ways behind.
You must take My cross
And follow on My path.
You may be far from loved ones,
You may be far from home,
But My Father will welcome you at last.

Although I go away
You will never be alone.
For the Spirit will be
There to comfort you.
Though all of you may scatter,
Each follow his own path,
Still the Spirit of love will lead you home.

THE GLOBAL CATHOLIC MOVEMENT INVITES YOU TO “GLOBAL HEALING.”
In 2015, Pope Francis published his ground-breaking letter on the environment ‘Laudato Si’. Since then, millions of people worldwide have joined the global movement to address the environmental crisis our world is facing. This Lent, we are inviting YOU to join us for a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”. These engaging documentaries will inform and challenge people to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home. Suitable for all who are concerned about what is happening to our world and who want to take action.
When? Six Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March 2021, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
How to join? To register please click HERE
or email jane@catholicclimatemovement.global

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY:
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, together with the ten councils of Greater Manchester has invited people in our diocese to join them online for the Greater Manchester Holocaust Memorial Day Service, streamed from the Mayor’s Facebook page on January 27, 2021 10am to 11:15am. Part of Oldham’s input is being recorded, hopefully, from St. Patrick’s.

TODAY’S FIRST READING:
When Jonah finally went to Nineveh, he went as a prophet of doom. He thought he was there to denounce them for their bad behaviour and to promise them their comeuppance. He certainly didn’t expect them to repent, but that is exactly what they did. If God asks us to hold up a mirror to what is wrong in society, it’s to offer healing and pardon, not simply to proclaim condemnation.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY IN 2021
From 18th January to the 25th January 2021 is Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The theme this year is  " Abiding in Christ" and it is taken from the Gospel of John chapter 15: 1-7.
On the CTE website there are listed materials and information that may well prove helpful to Parishes. You can find them here: https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=591118

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday, 25th January. The Conversion of St. Paul.
Tuesday 26th January – St Timothy and Titus:  These were both companions of St. Paul, entrusted with the care of Christian communities in Ephesus and Crete, respectively.
Wednesday 27th January – St. Angela of Merici – born in Brescia in the north of Italy c1470, she entered the third Order of St. Francis and founded the Ursulines, devoted to the education of girls from families in poverty. She died in 1540.
Thursday 28th January – St Thomas Aquinas – He became a Dominican and studied in Cologne under St. Albert the Great. He remains the most influential theologian / philosopher in the Catholic Church and, perhaps beyond. In his two great books, Summa contra gentiles and Summa theologica, according to Pope John XXII, who canonised him, he cast greater light within the Church than all the other doctors taken together.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

CARITAS SUNDAY 2021 – message from Caritas
“We are very grateful to Bishop John for his pastoral letter last weekend and to our clergy for reading it out and sharing it with your parishioners online and in your newsletters. 
Thank you in advance to our parishes for holding a retiring collection on Caritas Sunday weekend of 30th/31st January if you are able. 
A bank transfer to Caritas Diocese of Salford, sort code 16:00:18, account no. 41523268 is the safest and quickest way to pay in your parish Caritas Sunday collection and will allow us to continue to deliver an immediate response to those in most urgent need.” 

SMILE AWHILE:
“I’ve just heard the vaccine roll out called “The road to de-mask us!”

NEXT SUNDAY:
31st January is also meant to be Racial Justice Sunday but, because (as you’ve just read) we are being asked to focus on the work of Caritas on that day, it seems inappropriate, to me, to attempt to focus on Racial Justice at the same time. My concern is that we try to do too much on the same day and so lose the impact on both massively important elements of our mission. I commit myself, therefore, to choosing a later date to focus on Racial Justice, which, the events of last year have reminded us (if you needed a reminder), is something we are from having achieved.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 17TH  - JANUARY 23RD  2021

2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

“Rabbi, Where do you live?” “Come and see.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Elaine Egerton, John-Paul Ruffle, Christopher Armstrong, Ruth Tyler, Mary Nash
LATELY DEAD: David Monaghan, Judy Heald, James Patrick McKenna, Stuart Lees, Antonio Viggiano, David Robert Humphry
ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Beswick, Robert McFall

Congratulations to Veronica Sobieralski who is 93 tomorrow (18th January 2021).

COLLECTION: Total: £410.45
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00;   Food Bank: £30.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 17th January 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Stand

Entrance:
We hold a treasure
Not made of gold
In earthen vessels, wealth untold
One treasure only, the Lord, the Christ
In earthen vessels.

Light has shown in our darkness
God has shown in our hearts
With the light of the glory
Of Jesus the Lord.

He has chosen the lowly
Who are small in this world
In his weakness His Glory
In Jesus the Lord

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance
using one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply:
Amen.

Kyrie: Quem Pastores
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy on us all
.
The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
who govern all things,
both in heaven and on earth,
mercifully hear the pleading of your people
and bestow your peace on our times.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the first book of Samuel
3:3-10. 19
Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord
where the ark of God was, when the Lord
called, 'Samuel! Samuel!' He answered, 'Here I
am.' Then he ran to Eli and said, 'Here I am,
since you called me.' Eli said, 'I did not call. Go
back and lie down.' So he went and lay down.
Once again the Lord called, 'Samuel! Samuel!'
Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, 'Here
I am, since you called me.' He replied, 'I did not
call you, my son; go back and lie down.'
Samuel had as yet no knowledge of the Lord
and the word of the Lord had not yet been
revealed to him. Once again the Lord called,
the third time. He got up and went to Eli and
said, 'Here I am, since you called me.' Eli then
understood that it was the Lord who was calling
the boy, and he said to Samuel, 'Go and lie
down, and if someone calls say, "Speak, Lord,
your servant is listening."' So Samuel went and
lay down in his place.
The Lord then came and stood by, calling as
he had done before, 'Samuel! Samuel!'
Samuel answered, 'Speak, Lord, your servant
is listening.'
Samuel grew up and the Lord was with him
and let no word of his fall to the ground.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 39:2.4.7-10.R.wS.9
R) Here I am, Lord!
I come to do your will.
I waited, I waited for the Lord
and he stooped down to me;
he heard my cry.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God. (R)
You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings,
but an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
Instead, here am I. (R)
In the scroll of the book it stands written
that I should do your will.
My God, I delight in your law
in the depth of my heart. (R)
Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord. (R)
R) Here I am, Lord!
I come to do your will.

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians 6:13-15. 17-20
The body is not meant for fornication; it is for
the Lord, and the Lord for the body. God who
raised the Lord from the dead, will by his power
raise us up too.
You know, surely, that your bodies are
members making up the body of Christ; anyone
who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
Keep away from fornication. All the other sins
are committed outside the body; but to
fornicate is to sin against your own body. Your
body, you know, is the temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you since you received him from God.
You are not your own property; you have been
bought and paid for. That is why you should
use your body for the glory of God.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 1 :41 .17
We have found the Messiah - which means
the Christ
grace and truth have come through him.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia
Give the glory and the honour to the Lord
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia
Give the glory and the honour to the Lord

Gospel John 1 :35-42
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus
passed, and John stared hard at him and said,
'Look, there is the lamb of God.' Hearing this,
the two disciples followed Jesus. Jesus turned
round, saw them following and said, 'What do
you want?' They answered, 'Rabbi,' - which
means Teacher - 'where do you live?' 'Come
and see' he replied; so they went and saw
where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of
that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of these two who became followers of
Jesus after hearing what John had said was
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. Early next
morning, Andrew met his brother and said to
him, 'We have found the Messiah' - which
means the Christ - and he took Simon to Jesus.
Jesus looked hard at him and said, 'You are
Simon son of John; you are to be called
Cephas' - meaning Rock.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in deepest sin
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them,
Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

The Priest completes additional personal
preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that we may participate worthily in these
mysteries,
for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is
celebrated
the work of our redemption is accomplished.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface for Eucharistic Prayer IV
It is truly right to give you thanks,
truly just to give you glory, Father most holy,
for you are the one God living and true,
existing before all ages and abiding for all eternity,
dwelling in unapproachable light;
yet you, who alone are good, the source of life,
have made all that is,
so that you might fill your creatures with blessings
and bring joy to many of them by the glory of
your light.
And so, in your presence are countless hosts
of Angels,
who serve you day and night
and, gazing upon the glory of your face,
glorify you without ceasing.
With them we, too, confess your name in
exultation,
giving voice to every creature under heaven,
as we acclaim:

Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
God of power and might
Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Bless-ed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer IV
(The priest may use a different Preface and
Eucharistic Prayer).
We give you praise, Father most holy,
for you are great
and you have fashioned all your works
in wisdom and in love.
You formed man in your own image
and entrusted the whole world to his care,
so that in serving you alone, the Creator,
he might have dominion over all creatures.
And when through disobedience he had lost
your friendship,
you did not abandon him to the domain of death.
For you came in mercy to the aid of all,
so that those who seek might find you.
Time and again you offered them covenants
and through the prophets
taught them to look forward to salvation.
And you so loved the world, Father most holy,
that in the fullness of time
you sent your Only Begotten Son to be our Saviour.
Made incarnate by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary,
he shared our human nature
in all things but sin.
To the poor he proclaimed the good news of
salvation,
to prisoners, freedom,
and to the sorrowful of heart, joy.
To accomplish your plan,
he gave himself up to death,
and, rising from the dead,
he destroyed death and restored life.
And that we might live no longer for ourselves
but for him who died and rose again for us,
he sent the Holy Spirit from you, Father,
as the first fruits for those who believe,
so that, bringing to perfection his work in the world,
he might sanctify creation to the full.
Therefore, O Lord, we pray:
may this same Holy Spirit
graciously sanctify these offerings,
that they may become
the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
for the celebration of this great mystery,
which he himself left us
as an eternal covenant.
For when the hour had come
for him to be glorified by you, Father most holy,
having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end:
and while they were at supper,
he took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FDR THIS JS MY B ODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way,
taking the chalice filled with the fruit of the vine,
he gave thanks,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THI S, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS JN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
And the people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world ,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.
Therefore, O Lord,
as we now celebrate the memorial of our
redemption,
we remember Christ's Death
and his descent to the realm of the dead,
we proclaim his Resurrection
and his Ascension to your right hand,
and, as we await his coming in glory,
we offer you his Body and Blood,
the sacrifice acceptable to you which brings salvation to the whole world.
Look, O Lord, upon the Sacrifice
which you yourself have provided for your Church,
and grant in your loving kindness
to all who partake of this one Bread and one
Chalice
that, gathered into one body by the Holy Spirit,
they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ
to the praise of your glory.
Therefore, Lord, remember now
all for whom we offer this sacrifice:
especially your servant N. our Pope,
N. our Bishop, and the whole Order of Bishops,
all the clergy,
those who take part in this offering,
those gathered here before you,
your entire people,
and all who seek you with a sincere heart.
Remember also
those who have died in the peace of your Christ
and all the dead,
whose faith you alone have known.
To all of us, your children,
grant, O merciful Father,
that we may enter into a heavenly inheritance
with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and with your Apostles and Saints in your
kingdom.
There, with the whole of creation,
freed from the corruption of sin and death,
may we glorify you through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against
us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, . ..
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God (repeat each line)
Lamb of God
You take our sins
Lamb of God have mercy on us
Grant us all your peace

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and
says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper of the
Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion 1:
One bread, one body, one Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many, throughout the earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Gentile or Jew
Servant or free
Woman or man
No more

Many the gifts, many the works
One in the Lord
Of all

Communion 2:
My hands, were made, to worship you
My heart, my King, it beats, for you
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you

My life (I give you) My love ( I give you) My all

Your love, Your peace, Your grace, to me
Is deeper than my soul can see
My purpose it changed when you called me by name

My sins... have been erased ... with just one thought from you My clouds, my rain, my pain has changed
Your blood has made me new
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you

And when this world has come to end And paradise with you begins
Well done You'll say, when I see, your face

My sins... have been erased ... with just one thought from you My clouds, my rain, my pain has changed
Your blood has made me new
Oh lamb so true, I surrender to you (x2)

Jesus you are

Jesus you are

After the distribution of Holy Communion a
sacred silence may be observed or a psalm,
hymn or canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Pour on us, O Lord, the Spirit of your love,
and in your kindness
make those you have nourished
by this one heavenly Bread
one in mind and heart.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you .
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, ~ and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life .Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
You shall cross the barren desert
But you shall not die of thirst
You shall wander far in safety
Though you do not know the way
You shall speak your words to foreign men
And they will understand
You shall see the face of God and live

Be not afraid,
I go before you always
Come, follow me and I will give you rest

If you pass through raging waters in the sea
You shall not drown
If you walk amid the burning flames
You shall not be harmed
If you stand before the power of hell
And death is at your side
Know that I am with you through it all

Blessed are the poor
For the kingdom shall be theirs
Blest are you that weep and mourn
For one day you shall laugh
And if wicked men insult and hate you
All because of me
Blessed, blessed are you
.

PASTORAL LETTER - 16th/17th January

DIOCESE OF SALFORD

Pastoral Letter of the
Right Reverend John Arnold
Bishop of Salford

 

To be read and circulated on the weekend of 16th/17th January 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the first place, I would like to wish you all a Hope-filled, happier and healthier New Year; one in which we may rise to the challenges and opportunities of our response to the pandemic, renewing those Gospel values which will make us more attentive to the needs of our brothers and sisters, our global family, and care for our common home. I do believe that there are important choices to be considered, in which we will all have our part to play. Today, I am writing to you about two important, and connected, matters.

The final Sunday of this month, January 31st, is dedicated, in this Diocese, to the work of Caritas Diocese of Salford. You may well be familiar with at least some of the wide range of work and projects that are undertaken by Caritas. Its whole focus of activity is the commitment of putting Faith into action by responding to emergencies, helping people to transform their lives and emerge from poverty in all its forms, and advocating change in our society so that everyone may live with dignity, in a sustainable way.

There is much work to be done. While we live in the sixth wealthiest nation, the statistics indicate that all too many people are not included in this prosperity. For example, there are 70-80 people sleeping on the streets in central Manchester every night, while many families are in inadequate and temporary housing, vulnerable to eviction. A recent government survey estimated that over one million people in this country are isolated and alone, even before the pandemic arrived. Isolation and loneliness lead to depression and mental illness. Even the increasing adoption of the real living wage still means that many families, even where the adults are employed, do not have adequate resources to provide healthy food for their children. All too many people are marginalised as if, as Pope Francis says, they have been “thrown away”

Our Faith has a very practical priority. We are asked to love our neighbours as ourselves and that love must include a constant care for the well-being of others. There should be no need for foodbanks and night shelters but, while ever there is the need, we as Christians must strive to provide them.

The Covid pandemic has caused so much more poverty, unemployment, and distress but I believe that we have every good reason to be proud of the work of Caritas and its diverse engagement in the social problems of our times. Caritas has been able, because of your generosity, to continue its services throughout this difficult time. Thank you for all that you have done, by generous giving and volunteering, to make Caritas all that it is today. I can only ask that this good work is enabled to continue so that no-one is beyond reach and no-one is marginalised or left behind. Your gift in the retiring collection on Caritas Sunday is even more important in these difficult times.

I have asked Fr Paul Daly, the Episcopal Vicar for Formation, to extend his role, both in planning for our immediate needs in sacramental provision and for developing our various adult formation programmes which will be essential in our “Journey to 2030” when our parishes will need to function in a very different way. Parishes will need to be increasingly reliant on the contribution of their parishioners in many and diverse ways. Fr Paul has agreed to relinquish his role as parish priest so as to be more available to assist others in developing parish formation. I am very grateful to him for his readiness to undertake this extended role which is initially intended for one year but may be extended according to need. Fr Paul will be working from Cathedral Centre and visiting parishes.

Despite the advent of vaccines, this time of pandemic will be with us for some time to come. Even with the gloom, anxiety, and frustration of living through these days, I am optimistic that we can set ourselves a new road, with better priorities for our Church and our nation and our world. I believe that much good can be achieved and we must remain adamant in our prayer, as we ask: “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”.

With my best wishes for all that lies ahead in this New Year and my thanks for all that is being achieved through your goodness and generosity.


+John Arnold
Bishop of Salford

Tel: 0161 794 2825
bishop@dioceseof salford.org.uk (bishop)
marie.sartini@dioceseof salford.org.uk (secretary)
Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered Charity

A voice recording of the letter can be found by clicking on the picture of the Bishop:

The Bishop

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY IN 2021 (18th-25th January)
From 18th January to the 25th January 2021 is Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The theme this year is  " Abiding in Christ" and it is taken from the Gospel of John chapter 15: 1-7.
On the CTE website there are listed materials and information that may well prove helpful to Parishes. You can find them here: https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=591118
There is a county wide celebration in Lancashire, which has been adapted due to COVID. A poster with details of this Zoom event here.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday, 19th January. St. Wulstan. Born in Warwickshire around 1008. He became a Benedictine monk at the priory of Worcester. In 1062 he was appointed Bishop. He was renowned for his care of the poor and sick and the high standards he asked of his clergy.
Wednesday 20th January – St Sebastian:  he was said to have been born in Gaul and brought up in Milan. Despite being a Christian, he entered the Roman army while Diocletian was emperor and was even promoted to the Praetorian Guard. All this time he was secretively converting others to Christianity. He was eventually betrayed to the authorities and sentenced to death by bow and arrow. There are the famous Renaissance paintings of this event by Boticelli, Bernini and El Greco. But legend has it that he amazingly survived this attempted martyrdom and he returned to the emperor’s palace to castigate Diocletian for his pagan policies. He was then beaten to death.
Thursday 21st January – St. Agnes: She was martyred around the year 300 aged just 12 or 13 according to St. Ambrose. Little else is known about her, though, again, there are various legends about the reason for her martyrdom.
Friday 22nd January – St. Vincent: He was still a boy when he was ordained a deacon. He was arrested in Spain and tortured most cruelly (reported by St. Augustine in some detail).

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

DECARBONISATION PROJECT
The Diocese of Salford has started work with academic partners on a ‘decarbonisation strategy.’ This will involve understanding our carbon footprint and ways to reduce it, over the next two years. The team would welcome anyone with expertise in this area in our parish communities to get in touch at decarbonisation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk, so that we are more aware of those that might want to get involved. Thank you.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 (18th-25th January) has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning.

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION PROGRAMMES:
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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BAPTISM OF THE LORD (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 10TH  - JANUARY 16TH  2021

BAPTISM OF THE LORD

“You are my Son, the beloved, my favour rests on you.”

cross

YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, David Monaghan
LATELY DEAD: Bernadette McGladdery, Allan Wray, Patricia Jagger, Angela Grady, Judy Heald, James Patrick McKenna, Stuart Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Ron Kain, Margaret Hywel, Margaret Grudzien, Judith Dwyer

COLLECTION: Total: £517.42;  Polish Community’s Christmas Donation to Parish £710
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £30.00;   Food Bank: £65.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (B) 10th January 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Stand

Entrance
O let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without price
Why should you pay the price
Except for the Lord?

And let all who seek
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without strife
Why should you spend your life
Except for the Lord?

And let all who toil
Let them come to the water
And let all who are weary
Let them come to the Lord
All who labour without rest
How can your soul find rest
Except for the Lord?

And let all the poor
Let them come to the water
Bring the ones who are laden
Bring them all to the Lord
Bring the children without might
Easy the load and light
Come to the Lord

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance
using one of the Penitential Acts.
You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You came to call sinners:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father
to intercede for us:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
who, when Christ had been baptized
in the River Jordan
and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him,
solemnly declared him your beloved Son,
grant that your children by adoption,
reborn of water and the Holy Sprit,
may also be well pleasing to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55:1-11
Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;
though you have no money, come!
Buy corn without money, and eat,
and, at no cost, wine and milk.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
your wages on what fails to satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and you will have good things to eat
and rich food to enjoy.
Pay attention, come to me;
listen, and your soul will live.
With you I will make an everlasting covenant
out of the favours promised to David.
See, I have made of you a witness to the peoples,
a leader and a master of the nations.
See, you will summon a nation you never knew,
those unknown will come hurrying to you,
for the sake of the Lord your God,
of the Holy One of Israel who will glorify you.
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Let the wicked man abandon his way,
the evil man his thoughts.
Let him tum back to the Lord who will take pity on him,
to our God who is rich in forgiving;
for my thoughts are not your thoughts,
my ways are not your ways - it is the Lord who speaks.
Yes, the heavens are as high above earth
as my ways are above your ways,
my thoughts above your thoughts.
Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from
the heavens and do not return without watering
the earth, making it yield and giving growth to
provide seed for the sower and bread for the
eating, so the word that goes from my mouth
does not return to me empty, without carrying out
my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm
R) With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
Truly, God is my salvation,
I trust, I shall not fear.
Is 12:2-6 R.3
For the Lord is my strength, my song,
he became my saviour.
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation. (R)
Give thanks to the Lord, give praise to his name!
Make his mighty deeds knows to the peoples!
Declare the greatness of his name. (R)
Sing a psalm to the Lord
for he has done glorious deeds,
make them known to all the earth!
People of Zion, sing and shout for joy
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
(R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 5:1-9
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
has been begotten by God;
and whoever loves the Father that begot him
loves the child whom he begets.
We can be sure that we love God's children
if we love God himself and do what he has
commanded us;
this is what loving God is -
keeping his commandments;
and his commandments are not difficult,
because anyone who has been begotten by God
has already overcome the world;
this is the victory over the world -
our faith.
Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God:
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
not with water only,
but with water and blood;
with the Spirit as another witness -
since the Spirit is the truth -
so that there are three witnesses,
the Spirit, the water and the blood,
and all three of them agree.
We accept the testimony of human witnesses,
but God's testimony is much greater,
and this is God's testimony,
given as evidence for his Son.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Cf. Jn 1 :29
John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said:
This is the Lamb of God who takes away the
sin of the world.
Alleluia!

Gospel Mark 1:7-11
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the course of his preaching John the Baptist
said, 'Someone is following me, someone who
is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to
kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals.
I have baptised you with water, but he will
baptise you with the Holy Spirit.'
It was at this time that Jesus came from
Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the
Jordan by John. No sooner had he come up out
of the water than he saw the heavens torn apart
and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him.
And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my
Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times
is: Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, the offerings
we have brought to honour the revealing of your
beloved Son,
so that the oblation of your faithful
may be transformed into the sacrifice of him
who willed in his compassion
to wash away the sins of the world.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: The Baptism of the Lord
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For in the waters of the Jordan
you revealed with signs and wonders a new Baptism,
so that through the voice that came down from heaven
we might come to believe in your Word dwelling
among us,
and by the Spirit's descending in the likeness of a dove
we might know that Christ your Servant
has been anointed with the oil of gladness
and sent to bring the good news to the poor.
And so, with the Powers of heaven,
we worship you constantly on earth,
and before your majesty
without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognising the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with
your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious
Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world
all that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ. .. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

Communion 2
Do not be afraid, 
For I have redeemed you. 
I have called you by your name; 
You are mine. 

When you walk through the waters I'll be with you, 
You will never sink beneath the waves. 

Chorus

When you dwell in the exile of a stranger, 
Remember you are precious in my eyes. 

Chorus

You are mine, O my child; I am your father, 
And I love you with a perfect love. 

Chorus

Prayer after Communion Stand
Nourished with these sacred gifts,
we humbly entreat your mercy, O Lord,
that, faithfully listening to your Only Begotten Son,
we may be your children in name and in truth.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, >I< and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast.’
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary, worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Behold, I freely give
the living water, thirsty one;
stoop down and drink and live.’
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.’
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk
till trav’lling days are done.


NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD:
Rather like writing an essay, Jesus, in agreeing to be baptised by John, is pointing, right at the beginning of his ministry, to what the conclusion of his ministry will be. He shows that he is prepared even to be thought of as a sinner (accepting the baptism of people acknowledging their sinfulness) as he would take our sins upon him again on the cross and, there too, be thought of as a sinner, and someone deserted by God. And, for Jesus, baptism is a type of death, death to an old way of life. You will remember that he is quoted in the Gospels, saying “There is another baptism I must undergo…” (Luke 12:50) when he is referring to his death on the cross. He is, therefore, announcing just what his ministry would be about.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday, 12th January. St. Aelred of Rievaulx. Born in 1110 and died in 1167. He was educated at Durham and in the King’s household in Scotland. He entered the Cistercian monastery at Rievaulx in 1134 and was eventually elected Abbot. He is remembered for his spiritual writings, above all on the gift of friendship.
Wednesday 13th January – St Hilary:  born of pagan parents, in 325, he was baptised as an adult and chosen as Bishop of Poitiers.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

ATTENDING PLACES OF WORSHIP IN TIER 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship…Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times… In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

PRIMARY EDUCATION POOL
The Diocesan Department for Education’s 2021 Newly Qualified Teacher Pool is now open for applications.  Advert and further details, along with application form to apply can be found on the diocesan website using the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/education/vacancies/

DECARBONISATION PROJECT
The Diocese of Salford has started work with academic partners on a ‘decarbonisation strategy.’ This will involve understanding our carbon footprint and ways to reduce it, over the next two years. The team would welcome anyone with expertise in this area in our parish communities to get in touch at decarbonisation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk, so that we are more aware of those that might want to get involved. Thank you.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 (18th-25th January) has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning.

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION PROGRAMMES:
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

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SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 3RD  - JANUARY 9TH  2021

SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (YEAR B)

 

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton
LATELY DEAD: Tony Cagney, Chrissie Deegan, Edna Fox, Roy Nicholls, Joan Turmeau
ANNIVERSARIES: Irene Dodd, Patrick Regan Jnr., Mary and Robert McFall, Eric James Royales and Daisy Eleanor Royales, Thomas and Catherine Finnegan, James Fogg, Wilfrid and Raymond Brooks, Teresa Donovan, Abraham Matthew, Maria Ammini, Paddy Joe Canny

COLLECTION: Total: £1,604.62 (This includes both Christmas Day and the Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family)
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £30.00;   Food Bank: £60  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER. THE NATIVITY (B) 3rd January 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Wis 18: 14-15
When a profound silence covered all things
and night was in the middle of its course,
your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from
heaven's royal throne.
Alf make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
splendour of faithful souls,
graciously be pleased to fill the world with your glory,
and show yourself to all peoples by the radiance of
your light.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus
24:1-2,8-12
Wisdom speaks her own praises,
in the midst of her people she glories in herself.
She opens her mouth in the assembly of the Most High,
she glories in herself in the presence of the Mighty One;
'Then the creator of all things instructed me,
and he who created me fixed a place for my tent.
He said, "Pitch your tent in Jacob,
make Israel your inheritance."
From eternity, in the beginning, he created me,
and for eternity I shall remain.
I ministered before him in the holy tabernacle,
and thus was I established on Zion.
In the beloved city he has given me rest,
and in Jerusalem I wield my authority.
I have taken root in a privileged people,
in the Lord's property, in his inheritance.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20
R) The Word was made flesh, and lived among us.
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Zion, praise your God!
He has strengthened the bars of your gates
he has blessed the children within you. (R)
He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.
He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command. (R)
He makes his word known to Jacob,
to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has not taught them his decrees. (R)

Second Reading
Ephesians 1 :3-6, 15-18
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of
heaven in Christ.
Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us
in Christ,
to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in
his presence,
determining that we should become his adopted
sons, through Jesus Christ
for his own kind purposes,
to make us praise the glory of his grace,
his free gift to us in the Beloved.
That will explain why I, having once heard about your
faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love that you show
towards all the saints, have never failed to remember
you in my prayers and to thank God for you. May the
God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give
you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is
revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May
he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can
see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories
he has promised the saints will inherit.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! cf.1Tim3:16
Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans.
Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world.
Alleluia!

Gospel John 1 :1-18
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the beginning was the Word:
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
The Word was the true light
that enlightens all men;
and he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had its being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his own domain
and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to all who believe in the name of him
who was born not out of human stock
or urge of the flesh
or will of man
but of God himself.
The Word was made flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John appears as his witness. He proclaims:
'This is the one of whom I said :
He who comes after me ranks before me
because he existed before me.'
Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received – yes,
grace in return for grace,
since, though the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is nearest to the Father's heart,
who has made him known.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
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Stand
All bow
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we make
on the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son,
for by it you show us the way of truth
and promise the life of the heavenly Kingdom.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Christ the Light
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For in the mystery of the Word made flesh
a new light of your glory has shone upon the eyes
of our mind,
so that, as we recognize in him God made visible,
we may be caught up through him in love of things
invisible.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father .... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ.. . Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Jn 1: 12
To all who would accept him,
he gave the power to become children of God.

Prayer after Communion
Let us pray.
Lord our God, we humbly ask you,
that, through the working of this mystery,
our offences may be cleansed
and our just desires fulfilled.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RlTES
Stand
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.

Thanks be to God.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS:
In the first reading from Ecclesiasticus, we hear of wisdom (which Christians understand as the Christ) being instructed to ‘pitch her tent in Jacob’…taking root in a privileged people. The second reading, from the letter to the Ephesians, recognises the privileges we have, indeed, received and encourages us to acknowledge our own blessings. The Gospel is a second showing of the Gospel we heard on Christmas Day. The older people among us will remember this Gospel being read at Mass every day before Vatican II (1965), albeit in Latin. That fact suggests the importance of this reading to the Church. John gives his version of the Christmas story but there’s no mention, by him, of angels or shepherds, or of three kings. His is a more figurative account, speaking of Jesus as the Light of the world. This light is a sign of God reaching out to dispel the darkness in our world. There’s a recognition that this light is not so dazzling that it can’t be ignored or rejected; we are told that his own people did not accept it. But, despite its apparent vulnerability, it cannot be overpowered. To me, it’s a tremendously hopeful reading, speaking of God present in the very fabric (or DNA) of our world bringing healing and hope. And it can certainly take a second outing as we endure this second wave of the corona virus pandemic.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

A very Happy New Year to you all! I pray that, with the Mercy of God, the Brexit Deal and the Vaccine, and with us all treading more gently on the earth, we will see the vulnerable light enter our world to give real hope for 2021. Fr. Phil

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday, 6th January. Feast of the Epiphany (normally a Holyday of Obligation but not during this time of Covid-19)   
Thursday 7th January – St Raymond Penyafort: at the age of 47, Raymond entered the Dominican Order. He then became confessor to Pope Gregory IX and collated the Decrees of the Popes and Councils into the Book of Decretals. He lived to a grand old age and died in 1275. He is regarded as the Patron Saint of Canon Lawyers because of his work on the Decretals.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

ATTENDING PLACES OF WORSHIP IN TIER 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship…Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times… In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION PROGRAMMES:
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 27TH  - JANUARY 3RD  2021

Feast of the Holy Family (Year B) December 27th – January 3rd

“Destined to be a sign that is rejected  - and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan
LATELY DEAD: Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Celia Cusack, Terrence Lees, Chrissie Deegan, Isabel Masy, Lina Feniuk
ANNIVERSARIES: Frances Michailuk, Peter Gartside, Herbert and Nellie Hilton, Joaquin De Almeida. Peter and Mary Philbin, Richard Teefy

COLLECTION: Total: £911.53
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Parish funds:£50, CAFOD: £50.00;   Food Bank: £30  Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
HOLY FAMILY (B) 27th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Lk 2:16
The shepherds went in haste,
and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant
lying in a manger.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The Collect
O God, who were pleased to give us
the shining example of the Holy Family,
graciously grant that we may imitate them
in practising the virtues of family life and in the
bonds of charity,
and so, in the joy of your house,
delight one day 1n eternal rewards.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Genesis 15:1-6. 21 :1-3
The word of the Lord was spoken to Abram in a
vision: 'Have no fear, Abram, I am your shield; your
reward will be very great'.
'My Lord,' Abram replied, 'what do you intend to
give me? I go childless ... ' Then Abram said, See,
you have given me no descendants; some man of
my household will be my heir'. And then this word of
the Lord was spoken to him, 'He shall not be your
heir; your heir shall be of your own flesh and blood'.
Then taking him outside, he said, 'Look up to
heaven and count the stars if you can. Such will be
your descendants' he told him. Abraham put his faith in
the Lord, who counted this as making him justified.
The Lord dealt kindly with Sarah as he had said,
and did what he had promised her. So Sarah
conceived and bore a son to Abraham m his old
age, at the time God had promised. Abraham
named the son born to him Isaac, the son to whom
Sarah had given birth.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 104:1-6. 8-9. R.w7.8
R) He, the Lord, is our God.
He remembers his covenant for ever.
Give thanks to the Lord, tell his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
O sing to him, sing his praise;
tell all his wonderful works! (R)
Be proud of his holy name,
let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.
Consider the Lord and his strength;
constantly seek his face. (R)
Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, the judgments he spoke.
O children of Abraham, his servant,
O sons of the Jacob he chose. (R)
He remembers his covenant for ever,
his promise for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
11 :8. 11-12. 17-19
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set
out for a country that was the inheritance given to
him and his descendants, and that he set out
without knowing where he was going.
It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being
past the age, was made able to conceive, because
she believed that he who had made the promise
would be faithful to it. Because of this, there came
from one man, and one who was as good a dead
himself, more descendants than could be counted,
as many as the stars of heaven or the grains of
sand on the seashore.
It was by faith that Abraham, when put to the test,
offered up Isaac. He offered to sacrifice his only
son even though the promises had been made to
him and he had been told: It is through Isaac that
your name will be carried on.
He was confident that God had the power even to
raise the dead ; and so, figuratively speaking, he
was given back Isaac from the dead.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Heb 1 :1-2
At various times in the past
and in various different ways,
God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets;
but in our own time, the last days,
he has spoken to us through his Son.
Alleluia!

Gospel Luke 2:22-40
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to
For shorter form, 2:22. 39:40, read between []
[When the day came for them to be purified as laid
down by the Law of Moses, the parents of Jesus
took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord]
-observing what stands written in the Law of the
Lord: Every first-born male must be consecrated to
the Lord - and also to offer in sacrifice, in
accordance with what is said in the Law of the Lord,
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. Now in
Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He
was an upright and devout man; he looked forward
to Israel 's comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on
him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he would not see death until he had set eyes
on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he
came to the Temple; and when the parents brought
in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law
required, he took him into his arms and blessed
God; and he said:
'Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace,
just as you promised;
because my eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared for all the nations to see,
a light to enlighten the pagans
and the glory of your people Israel.'
As the child 's father and mother stood there
wondering at the things that were being said about
him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his
mother, 'You see this child: he is destined for the fall
and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a
sign that is rejected - and a sword will pierce your
own soul too - so that the secret thoughts of many
may be laid bare.'
There was a prophetess also, Anna the daughter
of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well on in
years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been
married for seven years before becoming a widow.
She was now eighty-four years old and never left
the Temple, serving God night and day with fasting
and prayer. She came by just at that moment and
began to praise God; and she spoke of the child to
all who looked forward to the deliverance of
Jerusalem.
[When they had done everything the Law of the
Lord required, they went back to Galilee, to their
own town of Nazareth. Meanwhile the child grew to
maturity, he was filled with wisdom ; and God's
favour was with him.]
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
Sit
Stand
All bow
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
We offer you, Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation,
humbly asking that,
through the intercession of the Virgin Mother of
God and Saint Joseph,
you may establish our families firmly in your grace
and your peace.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Ill of the Nativity of the Lord
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For through him the holy exchange that restores our
life
has shone forth today in splendour:
when our frailty is assumed by your Word
not only does human mortality receive unending honour
but by this wondrous union we, too, are made eternal.
And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father .... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Bar 3:38
Our God has appeared on the earth, and lived
among us.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Bring those you refresh with this heavenly Sacrament,
most merciful Father,
to imitate constantly the example of the Holy Family,
so that, after the trials of this world,
we may share their company for ever.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

QUOTATION:
“A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower” (John’s Gospel).
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun shall rise” (Victor Hugo”).
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that” (Martin Luther King Jr).
“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light” (Stanley Kubrick).

COLIN RILEY’S FUNERAL:
Quite a few people have asked about Colin’s funeral but, of course, the funeral is restricted to 30 people in the church and I don’t know who Colin’s sister would like to attend. So, I will livestream the service on the Periscope TV App. It will be next Tuesday (29th December) at 1.00pm. I know that this app is currently warning everyone that it is due to finish at the end of March, but you can still get rid of that notice and watch the livestream. We are still investigating other ways to livestream for the Parish at a later date.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

SMILE AWHILE.
This New Year I’m going to make a resolution I can keep—no dieting all year long.
I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.
My New Year’s resolution is to get better at pretending to know the words to “Auld Lang Syne.”
Not to brag, but I already have a date for New Year’s Eve....... December 31st! 

A very Happy Christmas to you all! I pray that, with the Mercy of God, the Brexit Deal and the Vaccine, and with us all treading more gently on the earth, we will see the vulnerable light enter our world to give real hope for 2021. Fr. Phil

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 28th December- Holy Innocents: 
Tuesday 29th December – St Thomas Becket: Born in London in 1118, he became Chancellor of England and in 1162 was chosen to be Archbishop of Canterbury. He was exiled to France by King Henry II, and then, on his return, he was killed by friends of the King.
Thursday, 31st December – St. Sylvester I: He became Pope in 314 and lived through the period of settlement under the Emperor Constantine.
Friday, 1st January – Mary the Mother of God
Saturday, 2nd January – St Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen..

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

Videos of interfaith work over the last year and previous Festivals of Light.
There are two short videos on the home page of the Oldham Interfaith Forum website that might be of interest to you. The first is an account of the Interfaith work carried out by the Forum over the last year. The second is a compilation of pieces from the last Festivals of Light. Since we will not be able to hold a Festival of Light this year, we’ve done a short video online. The Filipino community certainly feature briefly in that video. The African choir feature briefly in the report of the Forum over the last year. They are both worth a watch! The website is:www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk .

Confirmation and communion programmes.
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 20TH  - DECEMBER 26TH  2020

4th Sunday of Advent

“Let what you have said be done to me.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy
LATELY DEAD: Lina Feniuk, Christine Harrison, Harry Taylor, Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Edward Patrick Ganley, Amy Alimon, Celia Cusack
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGrother, Frances Michailuk, Peter Gartside, Bertha Doran, Mary and Patrick Glenfield, Dawn Cookson Martinez and Baby Robbie, Jeff Wright

COLLECTION: Total: £1574.70
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Parish funds: £275, CAFOD: £15.00;Food Bank: £55  Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS  25th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn.  Stand

First Hymn:
O come all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him,
Born the king of angels.

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of light,
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb
Very God,
Begotten not created

Sing choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above:
Glory to God
In the highest.

Yea, Lord we greet thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesu, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing.

Cf. Is 9:5
A child is born for us, and a son is given to us;
his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder,
and his name will be called Messenger of great
counsel.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The Priest says the absolution:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Kyrie:   Panginoon Maawa Ka
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
GLORIA:
Les anges dans nos campagnes
Ont entonné l’hymne des cieux
Et l’echos de nos montagnes      
Redis ce chant melodieux            

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
The infant Christ, the newborn king.

Yoka nainu otei ya butu                
Yoka ndzembo elengi mbe          
Banjelu bayeli biso                                          
Sango ya mobikisi                                            

Pesec wa por hey Bethlehem     
Jor jachi fee bi moufee
Kepe wa tie zroye bibe
Tena door me dji dje mbou

The Collect
O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of
human nature
and still more wonderfully restored it,
grant, we pray,
that we may share in the divinity of Christ,
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 52:7-10
How beautiful on the mountains,
are the feet of one who brings good news,
who heralds peace, brings happiness,
proclaims salvation,
and tells Zion,
'Your God is king!'
Listen! Your watchmen raise their voices,
they shout for joy together,
for they see the Lord face to face,
as he returns to Zion.
Break into shouts of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem;
for the Lord is consoling his people,
redeeming Jerusalem.
The Lord bares his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Mary Do You Know?
1. Mary do you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Do you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

2.  Mary do you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Do you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, we all will live again.
The lame will leap, we all will speak the praises of the Lamb....

3. Mary do you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Do you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding, is the great  I... Am...
Second Reading
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. 1 :1-6
At various times in the past and in various different
ways, God spoke to our ancestors through the
prophets; but in our own time, the last days, he has
spoken to us through his Son, the Son that he has
appointed to inherit everything and through whom
he made everything there is. He is the radiant light
of God's glory and the perfect copy of his nature,
sustaining the universe by his powerful command;
and now that he has destroyed the defilement of sin,
he has gone to take his place in heaven at the right
hand of divine Majesty. So he is now as far above
the angels as the title which he has inherited is
higher than their own name.
God has never said to any angel: You are my Son,
today I have become your father; or: I will be a
father to him and he a son to me. Again, when he
brings the First-born into the world, he says: Let all
the angels of God worship him.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen

Gospel John 1 :1-18
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Shorter form, read between brackets [ ... ]
[In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.]
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
[The Word was the true light
that enlightens all men;
and he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had its being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his own domain
and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to all who believe in the name of him
who was born not out of human stock
or urge of the flesh
or will of man
but of God himself.
The Word was made flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth .]
John appears as his witness. He proclaims:
'This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
ranks before me
because he existed before me.'
Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received -
yes, grace in return for grace,
since, though the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is nearest to the Father's heart,
who has made him known.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
All Kneel
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering aloud
the response both times 1s:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
KAMPANA NG SIMBAHAN
Kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
At waring nagsasabi na tayo'y magsimba
Maggising at magbangon, tayo'y magsilakad
At masiglang tunguhin ang ating simbahan

Ang kampana'y tuluyang nanggigising
Upang tayong lahat ay manalangin
Ang bendisyon kapag nakamtan na
Tayo'y magkakaroon ng higit na pag-asa

Kinagisnang simbang gabi
Huwag nating limutin
Pagka't tayo'y may tungkulin sa panalangin
Ang kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
Tayong lahat ay manalangin habang nagsisimba

 

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Make acceptable, O Lord, our oblation on this
solemn day,
when you manifested the reconciliation
that makes us wholly pleasing in your sight
and inaugurated for us the fullness of divine
worship.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of the Nativity of the Lord
(The Priest may choose Preface II or Ill of the Nativity.)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For in the mystery of the Word made flesh
a new light of your glory has shone upon the eyes of
our mind,
so that, as we recognize in him God made visible,
we may be caught up through him in love of things
invisible.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
 
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
 
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana.

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon)
To you, therefore, most merciful Father,
we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord:
that you accept
and bless these gifts, these offerings,
these holy and unblemished sacrifices,
which we offer you firstly
for your holy catholic Church.
Be pleased to grant her peace,
to guard, unite and govern her
throughout the whole world,
together with your servant N. our Pope
and N. our Bishop,
and all those who, holding to the truth,
hand on the catholic and apostolic faith.
Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N.
and all gathered here,
whose faith and devotion are known to you.
For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise
or they offer it for themselves
and all who are dear to them:
for the redemption of their souls,
in hope of health and well-being,
and paying their homage to you,
the eternal God, living and true.
Celebrating the most sacred night (day)
on which blessed Mary the immaculate Virgin
brought forth the Saviour for this world,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
Peter and Paul, Andrew, [ ... ]
and all your Saints;
we ask that through their merits and prayers,
in all things we may be defended
by your protecting help.
Therefore, Lord, we pray:
graciously accept this oblation of our service,
that of your whole family;
order our days in your peace,
and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation
and counted among the flock of those you have chosen.
Be pleased, O God, we pray,
to bless, acknowledge,
and approve this offering in every respect;
make it spiritual and acceptable,
so that it may become for us
the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the day before he was to suffer,
he took bread in his holy and venerable hands,
and with eyes raised to heaven
to you, O God, his almighty Father,
giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took this precious chalice
in his holy and venerable hands,
and once more giving you thanks, he said the blessing
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The priest says:
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world;
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.
Therefore, O Lord,
as we celebrate the memorial of the blessed Passion,
the Resurrection from the dead,
and the glorious Ascension into heaven
of Christ, your Son, our Lord,
we, your servants and your holy people,
offer to your glorious majesty
from the gifts that you have given us,
this pure victim,
this holy victim,
this spotless victim,
the holy Bread of eternal life
and the Chalice of everlasting salvation.
Be pleased to look upon these offerings
with a serene and kindly countenance,
and to accept them,
as once you were pleased to accept
the gifts of your servant Abel the just,
the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith,
and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek,
a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim.
In humble prayer we ask you, almighty God:
command that these gifts be borne
by the hands of your holy Angel
to your altar on nigh
in the sight of your divine majesty,
so that all of us, who through this participation at the altar
receive the most holy Body and Blood of your Son,
may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing.
Remember also, Lord, your servants N. and N.,
who have gone before us with the sign of faith
and rest in the sleep of peace.
Grant them, O Lord, we pray,
and all who sleep in Christ,
a place of refreshment, light and peace.
To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners,
hope in your abundant mercies,
graciously grant some share
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas, [ ... ]
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
through Christ our Lord.
Through whom
you continue to make all these good things, O Lord;
you sanctify them, fill them with life,
bless them, and bestow them upon us.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim:
Amen.

 

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it. Meanwhile
the people say or sing:
Lamb of God:   Kordero Ng Diyos
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                           
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                            
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin    |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis    
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion (African)
Chorus: Aaaa aaaa aaaa amezaliwa
Aaaa aaaa aaaa Emanueli (Repeat)

1. Mutoto Yesu amezaliwa humo zizini
Amechunga na mamaye bikira Maria
2. Raha kubwa duniani na mbinguni
Kwa kuzaliwa kwa mutoto Emanueli
3. Kitanda chake ni manyasi malaika
Wamwimbia nyimbo nzuri za kumupendeza
4. Noeli Noel no Noeli azaliwa
Yesu aishi katika amani na umoja wetu

Silent Night:
Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright,
Round yon virgin mother and child,
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night.
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia:
Christ, the saviour is born,

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beans from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace:
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Communion Indian:
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Karalile Chorayal Paarinte Paapaghal Kazhuki Kalanjavane – (2)
Adiyanghal Nin Naamam Vaazhtheedunnu Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Kanivin Kadale Arivin Porule Choriyu Choriyu Anugrahaghal – (2)
Nin Munnil Vannitha Nilppu Njaghal Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Ulakin Uyirayi Manasil Madhuvayi Unaru Unaru Manivilakke – (2)
Karthave Kaniyu Nee Yeshu Naadha Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Karalile Chorayal Paarinte Paapaghal Kazhuki Kalanjavane – (2)
Adiyanghal Nin Naamam Vaazhtheedunnu Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)

Communion Antiphon Cf. Ps 97:3
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation
of our God.
After the distribution of Holy Communion a sacred
silence may be observed or a psalm, hymn or
canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Grant, O merciful God,
that, just as the Saviour of the world, born this day,
is the author of divine generation for us,
so he may be the giver even of immortality.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.
THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then :
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

RECESSIONAL:
Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new born king;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With th’angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn king.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail th’incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.

Hail the heaven born Prince of peace!
Hail the sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris’n with healing in his wings;
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give us second birth,

Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn king.

QUOTATION:
“It is required of every man," …"that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide;
“I will honour Christmas in my heart…. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Fourth Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

Fr Peter McKie will be buried on 8th January at 10am at St. Herbert’s , Chadderton but, of course, only 30 people will be able to attend.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 21st December- St Peter Canisius:  A Dutch Jesuit, active in Germany during the counter reformation when he wrote a famous catechism. He died in 1597 and is called the second Apostle of Germany.
Wednesday 23rd December – St. John Kanty. Born near Kracow in 1390; after ordination he taught in the university there, He is remembered as an example of learning, charity and holiness. He died in 1473.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

Videos of interfaith work over the last year and previous Festivals of Light.
There are two short videos on the home page of the Oldham Interfaith Forum website that might be of interest to you. The first is an account of the Interfaith work carried out by the Forum over the last year. The second is a compilation of pieces from the last Festivals of Light. Since we will not be able to hold a Festival of Light this year, we’ve done a short video online. The Filipino community certainly feature briefly in that video. The African choir feature briefly in the report of the Forum over the last year. They are both worth a watch! The website is:www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk .

Confirmation and communion programmes.
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 13TH  - DECEMBER 19TH  2020

3rd WEEK OF ADVENT

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: Fr. Peter McKie, Barry Everett, Christine Harrison, Harry Taylor, Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Edward Patrick Ganley
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGrother, Vincent and Ethel Concannon, Patricia Locke, Patrick Glenfield

COLLECTION: Total: £60.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £125.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) 13th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon
Phil 4:4-5
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.
Indeed, the Lord is near.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Entrance:
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o'er the grave.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

O come, Thou Key of David, come
and open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

Penitential Act
Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations
into the peace of God's kingdom :
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You come in word and in sacrament
to strengthen us and make us holy:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You will come again in glory
with salvation for your people:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Collect
O God, who see how your people
faithfully await the feast of the Lord's Nativity,
enable us, we pray,
to attain the joys of so great a salvation
and to celebrate them always
with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
61 : 1-2.10-11
The spirit of the Lord has been given to me
for the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to bring the news to the poor,
to bind up hearts that are broken;
to proclaim liberty to captives,
freedom to those in prison;
to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord.
'I exult for joy in the Lord,
my soul rejoices in my God,
for he has clothed me in garments of salvation,
he has wrapped me in a cloak of integrity,
like a bridegroom wearing his wreath,
like a bride adorned in her jewels.
'For as the earth makes fresh things grow,
as a garden makes seeds spring up,
so will the Lord make both integrity and praise
spring up in the sight of all nations.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Lk 1 :46-50. 53-54. R. Is 61 :10
R) My soul rejoices in my God.
My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her nothingness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed. (R)
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy is his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him. (R)
He has fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Thessalonians 5:16-24
Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all
things give thanks to God, because this is what
God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.
Never try to suppress the Spirit or treat the gift
of prophecy with contempt; think before you do
anything -hold on to what is good and avoid every
form of evil.
May the God of peace make you perfect and
holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless,
spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ. God has called you and he will not
fail you .
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Is 61 :1 (Lk 4:18)
The spirit of the Lord has been given to me.
He has sent me to bring good news to the poor.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:  
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia… Alleluia  

Gospel John 1 :6-8. 19-28
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
This is how John appeared as a witness. When
the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem
to ask him, 'Who are you?' he not only declared,
but he declared quite openly, 'I am not the Christ. '
'Well then,' they asked 'are you Elijah?' 'I am not'
he said. 'Are you the Prophet?' He answered,
'No.' So they said to him, 'Who are you? We must
take back an answer to those who sent us. What
have you to say about yourself?' So he said, 'I am,
as Isaiah prophesied:
a voice that cries in the wilderness:
Make a straight way for the Lord'
Now these men had been sent by the Pharisees,
and they put this further question to him, 'Why are
you baptising if you are not the Christ, and not
Elijah, and not the Prophet?' John replied, 'I
baptise with water; but there stands among you -
unknown to you - the one who is coming after me;
and I am not fit to undo his sandal- strap.' This
happened at Bethany, on the far side of the
Jordan, where John was baptising.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
Stand
All bow
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection
of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both
times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory :  Ialay Sa Kanya

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah
Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa kanya        (Ialay sa kanya)
Tunay na pagsamba  (Tunay na pagsamba)   
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
May the sacrifice of our worship, Lord, we pray,
be offered to you unceasingly,
to complete what was begun in sacred mystery
and powerfully accomplish for us your
saving work.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Advent
It is truly right and just, our duty and
our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh,
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all is at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus :  
Santo, Santo, Santo
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa
Ng kaluwalhatian Mo
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito
sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                          
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                      
Maawa Ka sa amin, maawa Ka sa amin (2x)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Is 35:4
Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do
not fear.
Behold, our God will come, and he will
save us.

Communion 2:  Dakilang Katapatan
Sadyang kay buti ng ating Panginoon
Magtatapat sa habang panahon
Maging sa kabila ng ating pagkukulang
Biyaya Niya’y patuloy na laan

Katulad ng pagsinag ng gintong araw
Patuloy Siyang nagbibigay tanglaw
Kaya sa puso ko’t damdamin
Katapatan Niya’y aking pupurihin

Koro:
Dakila Ka O Diyos, tapat Ka ngang tunay
Magmula pa sa ugat ng aming lahi
Mundo’y magunaw man maasahan kang lagi
Maging hanggang wakas nitong buhay

Kaya, O Diyos Ika’y aking pupurihin
Sa buong mundo’y aking aawitin
Dakila ang Iyong katapatan
Pag-ibig  Mo’y walang hanggan  … Koro

Dakila Ka O Diyos sa habang panahon
Katapatan Mo’y matibay na sandigan
Sa bawat pighati tagumpay man ay naroon
Daluyan ng pag-asa kung kailanga’y hinahon
Pag-ibig Mo’y alay sa‘min noon hanggang ngayon
Dakila Ka  O Diyos

Prayer after Communion Stand
We implore your mercy, Lord,
that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of
our faults
and prepare us for the coming feasts.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Let the valleys be raised and the mountains made low,
Every meadow and field overturn.
Make the pathway straight and the highway run smooth,
For the coming of God in our day.

God has come to his people, as he promised of old.
He has raised up a saviour in the sight of us all.

You little child go before him like the prophets of old,
Bringing news of his coming by the mercy of God.

God will come like the morning on the darkness of night,
As a light to the people, like the breaking of day.

QUOTATION:
This love, which did not recoil before death in order to show its depth, is something I can believe in; Christ’s total self-gift overcomes every suspicion and enables me to entrust myself to him completely” (“Lumen Fidei,” 16).

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Third Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 14th December- St John of the Cross:  St John was born in 1542 and is the author of the famous poem “Noche obscura del alma” (Dark night of the soul). He was a Carmelite priest and a friend of the great mystic St Teresa of Avila. He was imprisoned for undertaking to return the Carmelites to their primitive rule of poverty. It was while he was in his gaol cell in Toledo that he composed his great poem.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

POPE FRANCIS:
“Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world. It is the desire of many people tormented by hunger, by injustice and by war. It is the desire of the poor, the weak, the abandoned. This is a favourable time to open our hearts, to ask ourselves concrete questions about how and for whom we expend our lives.”
This quotation fits with this Sunday’s first reading:” He has sent me to bring the news to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken…to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord. After the year we have just lived, we all need a year of favour!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 6TH  - DECEMBER 12TH  2020

2nd WEEK OF ADVENT

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: Fr. Peter McKie, June Walsh, Peter David Jones, Andrew Maguire, Terry Lees, Ohaka Fidelio
ANNIVERSARIES: Denis Guilfoyle, Maggie Moores, Elizabeth Lucas, David Beatty, Charles Alty

COLLECTION: Total: £60.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £25.00; Food Bank: £35.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) 6th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance hymn:
These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes (x2)

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Cf. Is 30:19,30
O people of Sion, behold,
the Lord will come to save the nations,
and the Lord will make the glory of his
voice heard
in the joy of your heart.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.
Lord , have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The Collect
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 40:1-5.9-11
'Console my people, console them, '
says your God.
'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem
and call to her
that her time of service is ended,
that her sin is atoned for,
that she has received from the hand of the Lord
double punishment for all her crimes.'
A voice cries, 'Prepare in the wilderness
a way for the Lord.
Make a straight highway for our God
across the desert.
Let every valley be filled in,
every mountain and hill be laid low,
let every cliff become a plain,
and the ridges a valley;
then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all mankind shall see it;
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'
Go up on a high mountain,
joyful messenger of Zion.
Shout with a loud voice,
Joyful messenger of Jerusalem.
Shout without fear,
say to the towns of Judah,
'Here is your God.'
Here is the Lord coming with power,
his arm subduing all things to him.
The prize of his victory is with him,
his trophies all go before him.
He is like a shepherd feeding his flock,
gathering lambs in his arms,
holding them against his breast
and leading to their rest the mother ewes.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Resp. Psalm:

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum.

Drop down dew you heavens above and let the clouds rain down righteousness.

Do not be full of anger, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever.
Behold the holy cities are laid waste, Sion is deserted, Jerusalem desolate,
The home of your blessing and glory where our fathers praised you.

Console, console my people, your salvation is coming quickly.
Why are you consumed with sadness and full of pain?
I will save you, don’t fear for I am the Lord your God the Holy One of Israel, your redeemer.

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Peter
3:8-14
There is one thing, my friends, that you must never
forget: that with the Lord, 'a day' can mean a
thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.
The Lord is not being slow in carrying out his
promises, as anybody else might be called slow;
but is he being patient with you all, wanting nobody
to be lost and everybody to be brought change
his ways. The Day of the Lord will come like a thief,
and then with a roar the sky will vanish, the
elements will catch fire and fall apart, the earth and
all that it contains will be burnt up. . .
Since everything is coming to an  end like this,
you should be living holy and saintly lives while you
wait and long for the Day of God to come, when
the sky will dissolve in flames and the elements
melt in the heat. What we are waiting for is what
he promised · the new heavens and new earth, the
place where' righteousness will be at home. So
then, my friends, while you are waiting , do your
best to live lives without spot or stain so that he will
find you at peace.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Prepare a way for the Lord,
Stand
Lk 3:4.6
make his paths straight, .
and all mankind shall see the salvation of God.
Alleluia!
Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen
Gospel Mark 1 :1-8
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit. .
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The beginning of the Good News about Jesus
Christ, the Son of God. It is written in the book of
the prophet Isaiah:
Look, I am going to send my messenger before you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice cries in the wilderness:
Prepare a way for the Lord,
make his paths straight,
and so it was that John the Baptist appeared in the
wilderness proclaiming a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins. All Judaea and all the
people of Jerusalem made their way to him, and
as they were baptised by him in the ricer Jordan
they confessed their sins. John wore a garment of
camel-skin and he lived on locusts and wild honey.
In the course of his preaching he said, 'Someone
is following me, someone who is more powerful
than I am, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo
the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with
water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit’.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the to
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times 1s:
Blessed be God for ever.
Offertory hymn:
Osthiyil  vaazhum Dhaivame            
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame       (Repeat)
Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

Prayer over the Offerings
Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers
and offerings,
and, since we have no merits to plead our cause,
come, we pray, to our rescue
with the protection of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.
Preface I of Advent
It is truly right and just, our duty and
our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh,
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,
that when he comes again in glory and majesty
and' all is at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:
Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
 
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
 
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana
Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying :
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen
The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest in vites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, .
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Bar 5:5;4:36
Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights,
and behold the joy which comes to you from God.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment,
we humbly beseech you, O Lord,
that, through our partaking in this mystery,
you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth
and hold firm to the things of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional hymn:
Let the valleys be raised and the mountains made low,
Every meadow and field overturn.
Make the pathway straight and the highway run smooth,
For the coming of God in our day.

God has come to his people, as he promised of old.
He has raised up a saviour in the sight of us all.

You little child go before him like the prophets of old,
Bringing news of his coming by the mercy of God.

God will come like the morning on the darkness of night,
As a light to the people, like the breaking of day.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“In this season of Advent, we are called to expand the horizons of our hearts, to be amazed by the life which presents itself each day with newness. In order to do this, we must learn not to depend on our own certainties, on our own established strategies, because the Lord comes at a time that we do not imagine. He comes to bring us into a more beautiful and grander dimension.”

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Second Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 7th December- St Ambrose:  St Ambrose was a lawyer in Milan and not yet baptised when, inspired the shouts of a child in the crowd, the people of the city made him their bishop. He was renowned for his eloquence as a preacher and for his gifts as a hymn-writer. He is said to have baptised Augustine.
Tuesday 8th December – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Friday 11th December: St. Damasus I (Pope) – Born in Spain, he became Pope in 366 and encouraged devotion to the martyrs of Rome. He, therefore, ordered that the catacombs, in which they were entombed, be excavated, drained, adorned and opened to the public.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

CAFOD's Annual Review has been published. As is the case every year, the majority of CAFOD's income came from the hugely generous support of the Catholic community of England and Wales, including from the Diocese of Salford. 
To read a full summary of CAFOD's Annual Report, visit its website at https://cafod.org.uk/About-us/How-we-work/Annual-reviews.

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FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: NOVEMBER 29TH  - DECEMBER 5TH  2020

1st WEEK OF ADVENT

‘Lord... We are the clay, you are the potter.  We are the work of your hands

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Terry Lees, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: June Walsh, Peter David Jones, Andrew Maguire, Terry Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Edith Brooks, Sergio Auxtero, Myron Patra, Denis Guilfoyle, Maggie Moores, Elizabeth Lucas, David Beatty, Christopher Alan Whitehead, Alex and Willy McFall

COLLECTION: Total: £0.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £15.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B)
29th November 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand

Entrance
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o'er the grave.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

Cf. Ps 24:1-3
To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.
In you, I have trusted; let me not be put
to shame.
Nor let my enemies exult over me;
and let none who hope in you be put
to shame.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations
into the peace of God's kingdom :
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You come in word and in sacrament
to strengthen us and make us holy:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
You will come again in glory
with salvation for your people:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa                            
Yokela biso mawa                                         
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The Collect
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the
heavenly Kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
63:16-17; 64:1 . 3-8
You, Lord, yourself are our Father.
Our Redeemer is your ancient name.
Why, Lord, leave us to stray from your ways
and harden our hearts against fearing you?
Return, for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your inheritance.
Oh, that you would tear the heavens open and
come down
- at your Presence the mountains would melt.
No ear has heard,
no eye has seen
any god but you act like this
for those who trust him.
You guide those who act with integrity;
and keep your ways in mind.
You were angry when we were sinners;
we had long been rebels against you.
We were all like men unclean,
all that integrity of ours like filthy clothing.
We have all withered like leaves
and our sins blew us away like the wind.
No one invoked your name
or roused himself to catch hold of you.
For you hid your face from us
and gave us up to the power of our sins.
And yet, Lord, you are our Father;
we the clay, you our potter,
we are all the work of your hand.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm
These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes (x2)

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians 1 :3-9
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
send you grace and peace.
I never stop thanking God for all the graces you
have received through Jesus Christ. I thank him
that you have been enriched in so many ways
especially in your teachers and preachers; the
witness to Christ has indeed been strong among
you so that will not be without any of the gifts
of the Sp1.nt while you are waiting for our Lord
Jesus Christ to be revealed ; and he will keep you
steady and without blame until the last day, the
day. of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by
calling you has joined you to his Son Jesus
Christ; and God is faithful. '
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:.
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

1) Mimi nasikiya ee                                       
Sauti ya Bwana ee ndani mwangu. (x2)    

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana                              
Inaleta uzima ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Stand
Ps 84:8
Gospel Mark 13:33-37
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'Be on your guard, stay
awake, because you never know when the time
will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has
gone from his home, and left his servants in
charge, each with his own task; and he has told
the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake,
because you do not know when the master of the
house .is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow,
dawn; 1f he comes unexpectedly, he must not find
you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all : Stay
awake!'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
Sit
Stand
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried
and rose again on the third day '
m accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver
of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son
who with the Father and the Son is adored '
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of
sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:

Offertory: (Translation)
We are all sinners
But how will it be one day?
How can we gain Heaven?
My God, My God, what more can we do.

O God accept these offerings
we present to you.
Accept this bread.
Accept this wine.
Accept the fruits of our work           
Accept this choir.

What we present is so little
But these offerings find
value before you.

What more can we give you? (Repeat)

 

Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters)
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.
Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make,
gathered from among your gifts to us,
and may what you grant us to celebrate
devoutly here below,
gain for us the prize of eternal redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Advent
It is truly right and just, our duty and
our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God
through Christ our Lord. '
For he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all 1s at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven
we sing the hymn of your glory, '
as without end we acclaim :
Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a
Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu.
Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended
he took the chalice,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with
your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you :
1n your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Agnus Dei:
1st voice:          Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)
Tenor:              Tina beto
Everyone:        Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda
Base:   1)         Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda

  1. Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Ps 84:13
The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our
earth shall yield its increase.
Prayer after Communion Stand
May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now, as we walk amid passing things,
you teach us by them to love the things
of heaven
and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional
Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more
Feed me till I want no more

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

Advent Services.  Today is the first Sunday in Advent and as we enter this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.  The link is under the Mass times.
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 30th - St Andrew (Apostle):  St Andrew was the brother of St Peter.  When Jesus called them to be apostles, he promised to make them ‘fishers of men’.
After the Ascension, Andrew worked mostly in Greece. He is, of course, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Thursday 3rd December - St. Francis Xavier: He was a Basque Spaniard and a friend of St. Ignatius Loyola and one of the first Jesuits. He preached in India, arriving at the Portuguese colony of Goa. After about seven years, he set sail for Japan where he became the first European to set foot on those islands and preached there for two years with incredible success. He then set off for China but died on an island off the coast of China in 1552.
Friday 4th December: St. John Damascene – He was from Damascus in Syria. He became a monk, a philosopher, a theologian and a Defender of Sacred Art during the iconoclast crisis of the eighth century.

Online financial contributions to the Parish: Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr. 
 

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

CAFOD's Annual Review has been published. As is the case every year, the majority of CAFOD's income came from the hugely generous support of the Catholic community of England and Wales, including from the Diocese of Salford. 
To read a full summary of CAFOD's Annual Report, visit its website at https://cafod.org.uk/About-us/How-we-work/Annual-reviews.

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