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

SEPTEMBER 19TH - 25TH 2021


WEEKLY SERVICES
SUNDAY:   10.00am.  12.30pm (Polish Mass) 6.00pm
MONDAY:   12 noon Mass
TUESDAY:   12 noon Mass
WEDNESDAY:   12 noon Requiem Mass for Austin Cook
THURSDAY:   12 noon Mass
FRIDAY:   12 noon Mass
SATURDAY:   12 noon Mass

LIVESTREAMING THIS WEEK

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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Weekday Masses and Saturday's 12 noon Mass will continue to be Livestreamed, as will Sunday's 10.00am Mass

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

From next Sunday, there will be no need to book to attend the 10am Mass on a Sunday morning. All the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench will be removed from after Mass on Saturday 4th September. I would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench, at least for the immediate future.

Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family).

We still need to be careful!

Confessions
Every Saturday
11.00am -11.50am

Baptisms & Weddings: by arrangement – no restriction on numbers attending

24TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: SEPTEMBER 12TH -18TH 2021

211209

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King,, Eamon Sheehy, Joseph McConnon, Lee  John Carter

LATELY DEAD: Angela Quinn, Alexis’ sister in France, Kathryn Clarke (Née Street), Giovanni Padula, John Austin Cook, Anita Martin, Theresa Redmond

COLLECTION: £612.18 + £239.20 from the previous Sunday evening.

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

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: General donation £20.00: Foodbank £40.00; Flowers: £20.00; CAFOD £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.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 12th September 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
From heav’n you came helpless babe Entered our world your glory veiled;
Not to be served but to serve,
And give your life that we might live

This is our God the Servant King, 
he calls us now to follow him
To bring our lives as a daily offering...
of worship to the Servant King

There in the garden of tears, 
My heavy load, he chose to bear 
His heart with sorrow was torn
“Yet not my will but yours” he said

Come see his hands and his feet, 
The scars that speak of sacrifice 
Hands that flung stars into space, 
To cruel nails surrendered

So let us learn how to serve, 
And in our lives enthrone him 
Each other’s needs to prefer, 
For it is Christ we're serving. 

Cf. Sir 36:18
Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you,
that your prophets be found true.
Hear the prayers of your servant,
and of your people Israel.
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.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie: Panginoon Maawa Ka

Fr Phil:
Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan sa mundo
Panginoon maawa Ka sa amin.
Community: Panginoon maawa Ka sa amin
Fr Phil:  Ika’y tagahilom naming makasalanan
O Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Community: O Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Fr Phil: Ika’y tagapamagitan ng Diyos at ng bayan
Panginoon maawa Ka sa amin
Community: Panginoon maawa Ka sa amin

Gloria: Papuri
Koro: Papuri sa Diyos, Papuri sa Diyos
Papuri sa Diyos sa kaitaasan

At sa lupa’y kapayapaan,
at sa lupa’y kapayapaan
Sa mga taong kinalulugdan  Niya
Pinupuri Ka namin, dinarangal Ka namin
Sinasamba Ka namin, ipinagbubunyi Ka namin
Pinasasalamatan Ka namin
Dahil sa dakilang Mong angking kapurihan
Panginoong  Diyos, hari ng langit
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat
Panginoong Hesukristo, bugtong na anak
Panginoong Diyos, Kordero ng Diyos,
Anak ng Ama            … Koro

Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang banal
at ang kataas-taasan
Ikaw lamang O HesuKristo ang Panginoon
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo sa kadakilaan
Ng Diyos Ama Amen, ng Diyos Ama Amen
... Koro          

The Collect
Look upon us, O God,
Creator and ruler of all things,
and, that we may feel the working of your mercy,
grant that we may serve you with all our heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
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.
50:5-9
My vindicator is here at hand. Does anyone start
proceedings against me?
Then let us go to court together.
Who thinks he has a case against me?
Let him approach me.
The Lord is coming to my help,
who dare condemn me?
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 114:1-6,8-9. R.v9
R) I will walk in the presence of the Lord,
in the land of the living.
I love the Lord for he has heard
the cry of my appeal;
for he turned his ear to me
in the day when I called him. (R)
They surrounded me, the snares of death,
with the anguish of the tomb;
they caught me, sorrow and distress.
I called on the Lord's name.
O Lord my God, deliver me! (R)
How gracious is the Lord, and just;
our God has compassion.
The Lord protects the simple hearts;
I was helpless so he saved me. (R)
He has kept my soul from death,
my eyes from tears
and my feet from stumbling.
I will walk in the presence of the Lord
in the land of the living. (R)
R) I will walk in the presence of the Lord,
in the land of the living.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St James 2:14-18
Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never
done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will
that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the
sisters in need of clothes and has not enough food to
live on, and one of you says to them, 'I wish you well; keep
yourself warm and eat plenty,' without giving them these
bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is
like that : if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead.
This 1s the way to talk to people of that kind: 'You say
you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to
you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds -
now you prove to me that you have faith without any
good deeds to show.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Gal 6:14
The only thing I can boast about is the
cross of our Lord,
through whom the world is crucified to me,
and I to the world. ·
Alleluia!

Hanapin Mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasa-iyo
Alelu, Aleluya                       …..repeat

Gospel Mark 8:27-35
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round
Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to
his disciples, 'Who do people say I am?' And they told
him: John the Baptist, they said, 'others Elijah; others
again, one of the prophets.' 'But you,' he asked, 'who
do you say I am?' Peter spoke up and said to him 'You
are the Christ.' And he gave them strict orders not to tell
anyone about him.
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was
destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders
and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to
death and after three days to rise again; and he said all
this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started
to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his
d1sc1ples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, 'Get behind
me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God's way
but man's.'
He called the people and his disciples to him and
said, 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him
renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it· but
anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake
of the gospel, will save it.'
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
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.

Paghahandog Sa Sarili
Kunin Mo, O Diyos, at tanggapin Mo
Ang aking kalayaan, ang aking kalooban
Ang isip at gunita ko, lahat ng hawak ko
Lahat ng loob ko, lahat ay aking alay sa Iyo

Mula sa Iyo ang lahat ng ito
Muli kong handog sa Iyo
Patnubayan Mo't paghariang lahat
Ayon sa kalooban Mo

Mag-utos Ka, Panginoon ko
Dagling tatalima ako
Ipagkaloob Mo lamang ang pag-ibig Mo
At lahat tatalikdan ko   …

 

[Translation:  Offertory]

Take and accept O God
My liberty, my will
My mind and memory, and all I hold
All that I have I offer to You

All these came from You
I offer them back to You
Guide and rule according to Your will

Command O Lord and I will obey
Grant me Your love
And I will give up everything

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
Look with favour on our supplications, O Lord
and in your kindness accept these, your servants'
offerings,
that what each has offered to the honour of your name
may serve the salvation of all.
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 VIII of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The Church united by the unity of the Trinity
(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, when your children were scattered afar by sin,
through the Blood of your Son and the power
of the Spirit,
you gathered them again to yourself,
that a people, formed as one by the unity of the Trinity,
made the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit,
might, to the praise of your manifold wisdom,
be manifest as the Church.
And so: in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with JOY we proclaim:

Santo, Santo, Santo
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa
ng kal’walhatian Mo
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito
sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana 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... 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,
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: 
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

Koro 2:
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!

[Translation:]

Our Lord is so good
He will forever be faithful
Even in our shortcomings
He continues to pour us His grace

Just like the golden sun
He continues to give light
So in my heart and mind
I will praise His faithfulness

You are great O God, you are truly faithful
since the roots of our race
The world may end, and You are always there
Even at the end of this life

So, I will praise You O God
I will sing to the whole world 
For Your faithfulness is exceptional
Your love is boundless…

You are forever great O God
Your faithfulness is a strong pillar
where every sorrow, success is there
the source of hope if you need to be calm
You offered us love from then until now
You are great O God.

Communion 2: 
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 Antiphon Cf. 1 Cor 10:16
The chalice of blessing that we bless
is a communion in the Blood of Christ;
and the bread that we break
is a sharing in the Body of the Lord.

Prayer after Communion Stand
May the working of this heavenly gift, O Lord, we pray,
take possession of our minds and bodies,
so that its effects, and not our own desires,
may always prevail in us.
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.

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 still suspended until further notice. 

There is, now, no longer any need to book your places for the 10am Mass on a Sunday morning All the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench have now been removed. I would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench.

Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family).

The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September - the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme 'Towards an ever wider "we"'.
The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
“As you have seen in the news, a number of countries are facing significant crises at the moment. …We would like to reassure you that CAFOD is responding to these multiple crises.

DIOCESE OF SALFORD VACANCIES:
Chancery & Tribunal Administrator (replacement role): 
Appointment type: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week. 30 hours per week will also be considered).
Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Salary: £22,000 - £24,0000 per annum.

Chancery & Tribunal Assistant (replacement role):
Appointment type: Permanent, full or part-time. We can be flexible in how we fill this role and are open to applicants interested in applying for a full-time (35 hours per week) role, or part-time position (please visit the website for further details).
Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Salary: £20,000 - £22,0000 per annum.

For further information and to apply please visit: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/ by clicking the image below

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THE 107TH WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021
The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September - the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme 'Towards an ever wider "we"'.
The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

HOPE IN THE FUTURE - STAGE 4 LAUNCH
Parishes have been invited to launch Stage 4 of our Hope in the Future journey, focussing on ‘Proclaiming the Good News’, on Sunday 3 October 2021. Unlike previous years, where there has been a diocesan celebration at the cathedral, each parish is invited to mark the start of this stage with a Holy Hour at 3:00pm (or a time to suit the parish). Because I have baptisms already booked in that afternoon, we will have to hold the Holy Hour from 3.45pm.- 4.45pm.

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The next meeting of this group will be on 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church. The next sessions for the 7 and 8 year olds will begin at the end of September.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at St. Patrick’s Church on 9th October, 11:30am for those who have attended the sessions at St. Edward’s, Lees. The next meetings for our group will be at St Edward’s Lees – Sat. 18th Sept. Session 2.00-4.00pm.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 13th September  – St. John Chrysostom – (c. 347 –407) was an important Early Church Father who served as archbishop of Constantinople. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders. Chrysostom means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and denotes his celebrated eloquence.
Tuesday 14th September – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Wednesday 15th September – Our Lady of Sorrows
Thursday 16th September – Ss Cornelius and Cyprian  -  these both lived at a time of turbulence within the Church; they were at the forefront of the debate on reconciling those who had denied the faith under persecution. Cornelius became Pope and Cyprian a Bishop. The former died in exile and the latter was martyred. Friday 17th September – St. Robert Bellarmine – he weas born in Montepulciano in 1542 and became a Jesuit. He was appointed Bishop of Capua and was made a Cardinal, advising five popes and the Roman Congregations. In the questions and problems of that age. He died in 1621.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”p

 

23RD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: SEPTEMBER 5TH -11TH 2021

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

“The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King,, Eamon Sheehy, Joseph McConnon, Lee  John Carter

LATELY DEAD: Angela Quinn and Alexis’ sister in France,

ANNIVERSARIES:, Anthony Duckworth, , John McConnon, Maura Higgins, Dioscoro Dumalaog, George Edward Craven, Kenneth John Chorley

COLLECTION: Not been able to count Sunday evening’s collection yet because of me being Covid positive but the morning’s collection was £709.54

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

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: General donation £20.00: Foodbank £40.00; Flowers: £20.00; CAFOD £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.

HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY MORNING'S MASS

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

Kyrie: spoken

Gloria: spoken 

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)

English Translation:
Jesus of the bread 
You are love
You are my soul
I worship you
I worship you

Bigger than all names
and above all Your name
we sing.
Everyone kneels
for you
With great respect

Ruler of all, God,
we bow in front of you.                          
In this world
there is no one like you
to help us.

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: spoken

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.

Every 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, O God,
His praise ever in our mouth;
every face brightened in His light,
for He hears the cry of the poor. 

Communion 2:   
Thiruvosthiyay ennil anayum                    
sneham daiva sneham                             
akatharil aliyaan varunnu                         
sneham ente eesho(2)                        

ithra cheruthakan ethra valarenam 
ithra snehikan enthu venam(x2)   

novicha naavilalle naadhan                    
snehathin koodasha eki(x2)
ninnicha maanasathil nee     
kaarunya theerthavumay(x2)

ithra cheruthakan ethra valarenam
ithra snehikan enthu venam(x2)                

krushicha kayyilalle naadhan                     
jeevante manna thannu(x2)   
kopicha maanasathine                             
snehaagni jwaalayumai(x2)          

thiruvosthiyay ennil anayum                       
sneham daiva sneham                             
akatharil aliyaan varunnu                         
sneham ente eesho(x2)                           

ithra cheruthakan ethra valarenam      
ithra snehikan enthu venam(x2)   

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.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed, but only after I recover from Covid-19 (if that is not too presumptuous!). 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 still suspended until further notice. 

There is, now, no longer any need to book your places for the 10am Mass on a Sunday morning All the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench have now been removed. I would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench.

Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family).

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
“As you have seen in the news, a number of countries are facing significant crises at the moment. …We would like to reassure you that CAFOD is responding to these multiple crises.

CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
To experience just a fraction of what it is like to sleep rough and to help those who live this reality every day, Caritas Cornerstone is inviting people to “boycott their bed” for one night this September.
The Big Sleep Out is returning this autumn with a special hybrid event, asking people to raise funds to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17 September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home.
How to get involved:

Click the image to set up your Just Giving page. This can be done whether you plan to be present on the night or at home boycotting your bed.    just giving
Click the image to register for the overnight event at Xaverian college. For further information, contact Rachel Taylor on 0161 817 2258, or email ffundraising@caritassalford.org.uk   big sleep out

CARITAS DIOCESE OF SALFORD VACANCIES:
1. Housekeeper
Appointment type: 20-25 hours per week/ Location: Caritas House, Manchester, M4 4FA / Salary: £18,328 per annum, pro rata for part-time

2. Housekeeper
Appointment type: 22 hours per week
Location: Morning Star Hostel, Manchester, M4 5DG
Salary: £18,328 per annum, pro rata for part-time £10,897

For further information and other Caritas vacancies, please visit: https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/careers/ by clicking the image below

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THE 107TH WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021
The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September - the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme 'Towards an ever wider "we"'.
The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The next meeting of this group will be on 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church. The next sessions for the 7 and 8 year olds will begin at the end of September.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at St. Patrick’s Church on 9th October, 11:30am for those who have attended the sessions at St. Edward’s, Lees. The next meetings for our group will be at St Edward’s Lees – Sat.11th and Sat. 18th Sept. (2 sessions 2-4pm).

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Wednesday 8th September  – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thursday 9th September – St. Pater Claver – he was born in Spain in 1580 and studied at Barcelona before becoming a Jesuit. He joined the Jesuit mission in Colombia where he spent his life ministering to the slaves arriving from Africa in the most dreadful conditions. He referred to himself as the “servant of the slaves” and continued this work until his death in 1654.
Friday 10th September – St Ambrose Barlow – He was born in 1585 at the still standing Barlow Hall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He became a Benedictine after studies at Douai and Valladolid before returning to Manchester to work for the many Catholics of the region. He was famed for his preaching and love of the poor, walking long distance in order to fulfil his ministry. He was imprisoned at least four times before final arrest and execution at Lancaster in 1641, His skull is preserved at Wardley Hall, and his jawbone in St. Ambrose Church, Chorlton.

This Saturday will see the dreadful anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York by terrorist action. It is one of those days that remain firmly in our memories. For me, it was also the day (twenty years ago now!) that I arrived in this Parish to take on the responsibility as Parish Priest here. I still remember the phone call I received from Eileen Hall (Vincent’s wife) saying to turn on the television and see the images of the dreadful events still unfolding in New York.
Thankfully, since then, there’ve been much better times to remember but this last year and a half have been truly an ordeal because of the Pandemic. History does throw some very trying things in our way but, for me, the last twenty years has also been a time of great blessing. Many thanks to you all!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”p


22ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: AUGUST 29TH - SEPTEMBER 4TH 2021
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

“This people honours me only with lip service”

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King,, Eamon Sheehy, Joseph McConnon, Lee  John Carter

LATELY DEAD: Kathryn Clarke (Née Street), Maureen Chadwick, Tom Leahy, Eileen McGinn, Stephen Mark Hanson, Lerpe Duhaney, Eric Whittaker, Simone Abibe

ANNIVERSARIES:, Anthony Duckworth, , John McConnon, Maura Higgins, Dioscoro Dumalaog, George Edward Craven, Kenneth John Chorley

COLLECTION: Total: £702.28
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To Missio: £53.00; Foodbank £30.00; CAFOD £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.

HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY MORNING'S MASS

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

Kyrie:
Bwana utuhuurimie
Uutuhurumie.
Bwaaana utuhurumie.

Kristu utuhuurumie
Uutuhuumie
Kristu utuuhurumie

Bwana utuhuurimie
Uutuhurumie.
Bwaaana utuhurumie.

Gloria :
Eh Gloria, Gloria
Eh Gloria, Gloria
Gloria nkembo ah Gloria
O Likolo nkembo ah Gloria
O nse boboto ah Gloria

Kun ‘olikolo o o
(Basse) Nkembo
Na ndzambe tata aaa  
         (Basse) Nkembo
Azalisi Biso o o o (Basse) Nkembo 

2) Kun ‘olikolo oo
         (Basse) Nkembo
   Na Ndzambe mwana a a a  
         (Basse) Nkembo
   Abikisi biso ooo (Basse) Nkembo

3) Kun ‘olikolo o o
          (Basse) Nkembo
   N’elimo santu u u u
          (Basse) Nkembo
   A santisi biso o o o (Basse) Nkembo

Gospel Acclamation:
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
Omongo The way
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
Essengo Joy
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
A bia leyaga Everyone come
Le keyaga and listen
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
Ndzia e The way
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
Edi Nzomie The life
Po a Ndzambe The word of God
Abia leyaga Everyone come
Le keyaga and listen

Ref: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

1. Leton’ asumu atsenge
Lelondo ndi mwana nzambe
Lebera abia alleluia
Alleluia .

2. Bini anganga ndzambe
Leteya bisi po a ndzambe
Le langisa bisi ndzia e alleluia

Offertory:
Nye’e Chineke onyiye, nye ya onyiye dinma
Onyiye dinma        (x2)

1. Anyi ebuye gi Onye’nweanyi lko nke nzoputa.

2. Ihe om anile di nuwa si na’aka Chukwu bia.

Sanctus:
Ole Ole bade tchpou
Letia ole bade ee
Ole Ole bade ee tchpou
Letia Hosana sicte tupou

1) Pa ange me low goonimo
   Ke lekrou, ke setcheu
   Pow pe hantu bipe letia
   Naze tchupou mbou yole ee.

2) Fegre pititiani bi wekese
   Nase tchpou le ee
   Didam pimbou biga fek sie
   Dide kwe wetie wa aa.

Agnus Dei :
Mwana kondo wa mungu u (x 2)
Ondo wae makossa ye wanadamu (x2)

1. A Bwana utrumiye (x4)

2. A Bwana utrumiye (x4)

3. A Bwana tupe amani (x4)

Communion 1:   
Eeeeyesu wangu
Nitaenda kwa nani
Nitaenda kwa nani?
Kwa nani tena?
Ni wewe unaye maneno  (x2)
Ya uzima wa milele
Mungu wangu

Eeee yesu, njooni kwangu

1. Mwilil wangu, uuuh nitawapa uuuh
Mutakula, na mta-maliza
Njaa yeeenu, nyinyi wote
Eeee yesu, njooni kwangu

2. Damu yangu uuuh nitawapa uuuh
Mutakunyw, na mta-maliza
Kiu cheenu, nyinyi wote
Eeeeh yesu njooni kwangu.

3. Nyinyi wote uuuh, mupendane uuuh
Vile yesu, ali-wapenda
Siku zote, kwa milele
Eeeeh yesu, njooni kwangu

Communion 2:
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.

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 still suspended until further notice. 

From next Sunday, there will be no need to book to attend the 10am Mass on a Sunday morning. All the ropes that have blocked access to every second bench will be removed from after Mass on Saturday 4th September. I would still ask that families try to keep to one bench and not join others already in a bench, at least for the immediate future.


Face coverings in church
are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested (1 metre apart from others not in your family) . We still need to be careful!

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
“As you have seen in the news, a number of countries are facing significant crises at the moment. …We would like to reassure you that CAFOD is responding to these multiple crises.

CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
To experience just a fraction of what it is like to sleep rough and to help those who live this reality every day, Caritas Cornerstone is inviting people to “boycott their bed” for one night this September.
The Big Sleep Out is returning this autumn with a special hybrid event, asking people to raise funds to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17 September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home.
How to get involved:

Click the image to set up your Just Giving page. This can be done whether you plan to be present on the night or at home boycotting your bed.    just giving
Click the image to register for the overnight event at Xaverian college. For further information, contact Rachel Taylor on 0161 817 2258, or email ffundraising@caritassalford.org.uk   big sleep out

CARITAS DIOCESE OF SALFORD VACANCIES:
1. Housekeeper
Appointment type: 20-25 hours per week/ Location: Caritas House, Manchester, M4 4FA / Salary: £18,328 per annum, pro rata for part-time

2. Housekeeper
Appointment type: 22 hours per week
Location: Morning Star Hostel, Manchester, M4 5DG
Salary: £18,328 per annum, pro rata for part-time £10,897

For further information and other Caritas vacancies, please visit: https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/careers/ by clicking the image below

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THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The next meeting of this group will be on 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church. The next sessions for the 7 and 8 year olds will begin at the end of September.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at St. Patrick’s Church on 9th October, 11:30am for those who have attended the sessions at St. Edward’s, Lees. The next meetings for our group will be at St Edward’s Lees – Sat. 4th, Sat.11th and Sat. 18th Sept. (3 sessions 2-4pm).

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 30th August – Ss. Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line and Margaret Ward – Margaret Clitherow was born in York in 1556 and died there on 25th March 1586. At 15, she married a butcher, John Clitherow and, three years later, became a Catholic. She hid priests in their house until the hiding places were discovered and she was arrested. She was crushed to death. Anne Line was born at Dunmow (Essex) c.1565 and hanged at Tyburn on 27th February 1601. In her teens, she married Roger Line, who was exiled for his faith. After people has been seen at her house for Mass, she was arrested, tried and condemned to death. Margaret Ward was born in Congleton. She was arrested for assisting a priest to escape. She was tried at the Old Bailey and executed in 1588.
Tuesday 31st August – St. Aidan and the saints of Lindisfarne – Aidan was born in Ireland and eventually became a monk of Iona. He was sent to Northumbria when King Oswald asked for help in converting his kingdom and established a monastery on the island of Lindisfarne. With him are remembered the holy abbots, bishops, teachers, and missionaries who made Lindisfarne a cradle of British Christianity.
Wednesday 1st September – St. Edmund Arrowsmith – He was born in 1585 at Haydock, was ordained at Douai and began work in Lancashire. He was amazingly zealous in his work, despite one arrest. He was arrested finally in 1628, was imprisoned and martyred at Lancaster.
Friday 3rd September – St Gregory the Great – Born in Rome in 540 and became a civil servant and Prefect of the City. He entered the Abbey of St. Andrew, and, in 590, was elected Pope. After encountering English slaves at the Forum in Rome, he sent St. Augustine to England as a missionary.
Saturday 4th September – St. Cuthbert– He was born about 634 and died on Farne in 687. He became a monk and was elected Prior at Melrose and, later, Prior at Lindisfarne. In 676 he left the Abbey to live in solitude on the island of Inner Farne. He did become a Bishop but then returned to the island to die.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”p

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21ST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: AUGUST 22ND - 28TH 2021

21ST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

“The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King, Lee Ball, Jackie Shaw, Sean Miller, Eamon Sheehy, Florace Adams, Lee  John Carter
LATELY DEAD:  Kathryn Clarke (Née Street), Maureen Chadwick, Tom Leahy, Eileen McGinn, Philomena Miller,
ANNIVERSARIES:, Myron Patra, Jack Hargreaves, Andrew and Kathleen Curran, Sean Miller, Carthage Minnock, Kieran Hayes, Anthony Duckworth, Vicenti Sregreguez, Maura Higgins, Shirley Finch

COLLECTION: Total: £983.97
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To Missio: £23.79
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.

HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY MORNING'S MASS

Entrance:
The church's one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o'er all the earth;
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth:
one holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food;
and to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.

Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three-in-One;
and mystic, sweet communion
with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.
The churchs one foundation.

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: No. 669
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

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)

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 ( 2 )
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: No. 468
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.

Recessional:
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.

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 still suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is still essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements (first come, first served basis).
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. However, I am planning to open up every bench on the first Sunday of September, as long as the data concerning those being infected with the virus each day do not jump back up to over 50,000.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
“As you have seen in the news, a number of countries are facing significant crises at the moment. The people of Haiti are coping with yet another catastrophic earthquake and tropical storm; the people of Afghanistan are dealing with the shock of the rapid Taliban take-over of most of the country; and millions of people in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria are facing extreme hunger…We would like to reassure you that CAFOD is responding to these multiple crises.”

SYNOD 2023
A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission".

CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
To experience just a fraction of what it is like to sleep rough and to help those who live this reality every day, Caritas Cornerstone is inviting people to “boycott their bed” for one night this September.
The Big Sleep Out is returning this autumn with a special hybrid event, asking people to raise funds to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17 September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home.
How to get involved:

Click the image to set up your Just Giving page. This can be done whether you plan to be present on the night or at home boycotting your bed.    just giving
Click the image to register for the overnight event at Xaverian college. For further information, contact Rachel Taylor on 0161 817 2258, or email ffundraising@caritassalford.org.uk   big sleep out

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The next meeting of this group will be on 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church. The next sessions for the 7 and 8 year olds will begin at the end of September.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 23rd August – St Rose of Lima - She was born in Peru in 1586 and later entered the Third Order of St. Dominic. She became known as a great mystic. She died, aged 31, in 1617
Tuesday 24th August – St. Bartholemew – He was born at Cana in Galilee and was led to Jesus by Philip. After the Ascension, tradition has it that he preached the Gospel in India and finally suffered martyrdom there.
Wednesday 25th August – St. Louis – He was born in 1214 and became King Louis IX of France in 1236. He was famed for his humility and love of the Church. He died in Carthage in 1270.
Thursday 26th August – Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God – He was born in Viterbo in 1792. He became a Passionist and travelled to England in 1841. He worked tirelessly, establishing four Passionist houses and bringing many people into the Church by his preaching and writing. He received St. John Henry Newman into the Church. He died in Reading in 1849.
Friday 27th August – St. Monica – She was born in north Africa in 333 and was the mother of St. Augustine. Thanks to her patience and prayer, her husband was baptised. It was with a similar patience that she prayed for her son Augustine while he continued to live somewhat of a wild life. Her prayers were rewarded when he was baptised in Milan in 387. She fell ill and died at Ostia while on her way home to Africa.
Saturday 28th August – St. Augustine – He was born in 354 and as he developed into adulthood live a rather dissolute life. But, thanks to the prayers of his mother, he changed his ways and became a Christian. Then he was chosen as the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Here, his pastoral care and his teachings were exemplary. He died in 430, leaving many works, the most famous of which was his “Confessions”

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MASS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, WARDLEY.
The August Bank Holiday Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery will not be taking place this year, due to the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: As you know, the last session before the break, had to be postponed. We still await to find out how this will be rescheduled. The next programmed sessions are as follows:

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
SUMMER BREAK  
Wed. 15th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Wed. 22nd Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”p

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THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Year B)
WEEK: AUGUST 15TH - 21ST 2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Nora Hickey, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King, Emily McGladdery, Yara Felipe, Lee Ball, Jackie Shaw, Sean Miller, Eamon Sheehy, Florace Adams
LATELY DEAD:  Jeanette Douglas, Eileen McGinn, Ronald Ehiosu, Philomena Miller, Joyce Luxom, Kyrian Adimora, Tom Leahy
ANNIVERSARIES: Jack Hargreaves, Andrew and Kathleen Curran, James and Mary Bowman, Sean Miller, Carthage Minnock, Kieran Hayes, Noel Lyons, Nellie Hilton, Monica Sullivan

COLLECTION: Total: £648.94
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £10.00; Food Bank: £50.00: General Donation £200.00
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 ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
15TH August 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn. Stand

Entrance:
  Hail Queen of heaven, the ocean star,
  guide of the wanderer here below;
  thrown on life's surge, we claim thy care;
  save us from peril and from woe.
  Mother of Christ, star of the sea,
  pray for the wanderer, pray for me

  O gentle, chaste and spotless maid,
  we sinners make our prayers through thee;
  remind us all that we are saved
  in spite of our iniquity.
  Virgin most pure, star of the sea,
  pray for the sinner, pray for me.

  And while to Him who reigns above,
  in Godhead One, in persons Three,
  the source of life, of grace, of love,
  homage we pay on bended knee,
  do thou, bright Queen, star of the sea,
  pray for thy children, pray for me.

Let us all rejoice in the Lord,
as we celebrate the feast day in honour of
the Virgin Mary,
at whose Assumption the Angels rejoice
and praise the Son of 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
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 Tor me to the Lord our God.
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...

  Lord have mercy...

Gloria - Cwm Rhondda
  Glory be to God in heaven,
  songs of joy and peace we bring,
  thankful hearts and voices raising,
  to creation's Lord we sing:
  Lord, we thank You, Lord, we bless You,
  glory be to God our King, God our King,
  glory be to God our King.

  Lamb of God, who on Your shoulders
  bore the load of this world's sin,
  only Son of God the Father,
  You have brought us peace within:
  Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy,
  now Your glorious reign begin,
  now Your glorious reign begin.

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the
Mother of your Son,
body and soul into heavenly glory,
grant, we pray,
that, always attentive to the things that are
above,
we may merit to be sharers of her glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of the Apocalypse
11:19,12:1-6.10
The sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and
the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a
woman, adorned with the sun, standing on the
moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for
a crown. She was pregnant, and in Jabour,
crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a
second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red
dragon which had seven heads and ten horns,
and each of the seven heads crowned with a
coronet. Its tail dragged a third of the stars
from the sky and dropped them to the earth,
and the dragon stopped in front of the woman
as she was having the child, so that he could
eat it as soon as it was born from its mother.
The woman brought a male child into the world,
the son who was to rule all the nations with an
iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight
up to God and to his throne, while the woman
escaped into the desert, where God had made
a place of safety ready. Then I heard a voice
shout from heaven, 'Victory and power and
empire ·for ever have been won by our God,
and all authority for his Christ.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 44:10-12, 16. R.v10
R) On your right stands the queen,
in garments of gold.
The daughters of kings are among your loved
ones.
On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
Listen, O daughter, give ear to my words:
forget your own people and your father's house.
(R)
So will the king desire your beauty:
He is your lord, pay homage to him.
They are escorted amid gladness and joy;
they pass within the palace of the king. (R)
R) On your right stands the queen,
in garments of gold.

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St.Paul to the
Corinthians 15:20-26
Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits
of all who have fallen asleep. Death came
through one man and in the same way the resurrection
of the dead has come through one
man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men
will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in
their proper order; Christ as the f1rst-fru1ts and
then after the coming of Christ, those who
belong to him. After that will come the end,
when he hands over the kingdom to God the
Father, having done away with every sovereignty
authority and power. For he must be king
until he has put all his enemies under his feet
and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is
death, for everything is to be put under his feet.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!
Mary has been taken up into heaven;
all the choirs of angels are rejoicing.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation
  Halle, halle, halle... lu... jah
  Halle, halle, halle... lu... jah
  Halle, halle, halle... lu... jah
  Hallelujah, hallelujah!   (repeat all)

Gospel Luke 1 :39-56
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Mary set out and went as quickly as she could
to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went
into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth
was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud
cry and said, 'Of all women you are the most
blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
Why should I be honoured with a visit from the
mother of my Lord? From the moment your
greeting reached my ears, the child in my
womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who
believed that the promise made her by the Lord
would be fulfilled ."
And Mary said:
'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit exults in God my saviour;
because he has looked upon his lowly
handmaid.
Yes, from this day forward all generations
will call me blessed, for the Almighty has
done great things for me. Holy is his name,
and his mercy reaches from age to age for
those who fear him.
He has shown the power of his arm,
he has routed the proud of heart.
He has pulled down princes from their
thrones and exalted the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things,
the rich sent empty away.
He has come to the help of Israel his
servant, mindful of his mercy - according to
the promise he made to our ancestors -
of his mercy to Abraham and to his
descendants for ever. '
Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three
months and then went back home.
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
  Gifts of bread and wine, gifts we've offered,
  fruits of labour, fruits of love, taken offered,
  sanctified, blessed and broken;
  words of one who died;

   "Take my body, take my saving blood."
   Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord.

  Christ our Saviour, living presence here,
  as He promised while on earth:
  "I am with you for all time, I am with you
  in this bread and wine."

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
May this oblation, our tribute of homage,
rise up to you, O Lord,
and, through the intercession of the most
Blessed Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
may our hearts, aflame with the fire of love,
constantly long for 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 Glory of Mary assumed into heaven.
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 today the Virgin Mother of God
was assumed into heaven
as the beginning and image
of your Church's coming to perfection
and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your
pilgrim people;
rightly you would not allow her
to see the corruption of the tomb
since from her own body she marvellously
brought forth
your incarnate Son, the Author of all life.
And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:

Sanctus - Israeli
  Holy holy, holy holy,
  Lord of power, Lord of might.
  Heaven and earth are filled with glory.
  Sing hosanna evermore.

  Blest and holy, blest and holy,
  He who comes from God on high.
  Raise your voices, sing His glory,
  praise His name for evermore.

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer I
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
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.
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:
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 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 d1sc1ples, 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 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 Baptist1 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 ... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us ... our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
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:

Agnus Dei - Israeli
  Lamb of God You take away the sin,
  the sin of all the world:
  give us mercy, give us mercy
  give us mercy Lamb of God.

  (repeat verse 1)

  Lamb of God You take away the sin,
  the sin of all the world:
  grant us peace Lord, grant us peace Lord;
  grant us peace o Lamb of God.

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 Lk 1 :48-49
All generations will call me blessed,
for he who is mighty has done great things
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.

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 to hard for Him,
  in faith receive from Him.
  Be still for the power of the Lord,
  is moving in this place.

  Communion 2
  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 knew,
  into my life Your power breaks through,
  living Lord.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Having received the Sacrament of salvation,
we ask you to grant, O Lord,
that, through the intercession of the Blessed
Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
we may be brought to the glory of the resurrection.
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
  Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
  Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
  tender to me the promise of His word;
  in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

  Tell out my soul, the greatness of His might!
  Powers and dominions lay their glory by.
  Proud hearts and stubborn wills
  are put to flight,
  the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

  Tell out my soul, the glories of His word!
  Firm is His promise, and His mercy sure.
  Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord
  to children's children and for evermore.

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 still suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is still essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements (first come, first served basis).
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. However, I am planning to open up every bench on the first Sunday of September, as long as the data concerning those being infected with the virus each day do not jump back up to over 50,000.

REOPENING OF CATHEDRAL CENTRE FACILITIES
The Diocese is delighted to announce that Cathedral Centre Books has now reopened. The shop is open 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Orders can be also placed via the shop website or over the phone on 0161 817 2208.
The Cathedral Centre Café has also reopened and is open to the public 8.30am - 1.30pm Monday to Friday.
 

SYNOD 2023
A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission".

CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
To experience just a fraction of what it is like to sleep rough and to help those who live this reality every day, Caritas Cornerstone is inviting people to “boycott their bed” for one night this September.
The Big Sleep Out is returning this autumn with a special hybrid event, asking people to raise funds to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17 September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home.
How to get involved:

Click the image to set up your Just Giving page. This can be done whether you plan to be present on the night or at home boycotting your bed.    just giving
Click the image to register for the overnight event at Xaverian college. For further information, contact Rachel Taylor on 0161 817 2258, or email ffundraising@caritassalford.org.uk   big sleep out

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The group that met on 17th July will be meeting again on 21st August at 10am, followed by 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 16th August – St Stephen of Hungary - He was crowned as King of Hungary in 1000. He was said to have been a just, peaceful, and religious king, dedicated to spreading Christianity in his realm. He died in 1038.
Thursday 19th August – St. John Eudes – He was born in1601 and became a priest and a missionary travelling to many parishes in France. He propagated devotion to the Sacred Heart and founded a congregation to promote the formation of priests; he also founded the Congregation of Our Lady of the Refuge, to rescue women and girls trying to escape from prostitution. He died in 1680.
Friday 20th August – St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor – He was born near Citeaux in 1090. One book on the lives of the saints states: “Afflicted with anaemia, migraine, gastritis, hypertension, and an atrophied sense of taste, Bernard had obvious monastic leadership potential!” he joined the monastery in Citeaux in 1111. His presence revitalised the Cistercian house and he became the Abbot of nearby Clairvaux. He was much in demand for his advice, and he worked to overcome the divisions in the Church.
Saturday – 21st August – St. Pius X, Pope – He was born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto in Riese (Italy) into a poor family in 1835. He was later ordained a priest and worked as a parish priest for 17 years before being made spiritual director in a seminary. He then became the Bishop of Mantua, the Patriarch of Venice and, finally, the Pope in 1903. He sought to renew the Christian life by emphasising charity and the Eucharist. He encouraged active participation of the faithful in the Eucharist. He lowered the age when children could receive communion for the first time, and he encouraged the frequent reception of communion. He was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. He worked, without success, to avoid war in 1914 and died shortly after its outbreak.

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MASS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, WARDLEY.
The August Bank Holiday Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery will not be taking place this year, due to the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: As you know, the last session before the break, had to be postponed. We still await to find out how this will be rescheduled. The next programmed sessions are as follows:

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
SUMMER BREAK  
Wed. 15th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Wed. 22nd Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”


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19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: AUGUST 8TH - 14TH 2021

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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, Mary Ruffle,  Amelia Ingham, Nora Hickey, Vincent Garside,  Pete McNamara, Richard King, Emily McGladdery, Yara Felipe, Lee Ball, Jackie Shaw, Sean Miller, Eamon Sheehy
LATELY DEAD:Jeanette Douglas, Corazan Santiago, Tony Bruce, Philomena Miller, Joyce Luxon, Eileen McGinn
ANNIVERSARIES: Teresa and Melita Walmsley, Kieran Hayes, Noel Lyons, Nellie Hilton, Monica Sullivan

COLLECTION: Total: £628.60
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £120.00;  Caritas £10.00; Flowers £25.00; Food Bank: £52.00: General Donation £200.00
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
19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 8th August 2021

Entrance:
I am the Bread of Life,
You who come to me shall not hunger;
And who believe in me shall not thirst,
No one can come to me
Unless the Father beckons.

And I will raise you up
And I will raise you up
And I will raise you up on the last day.

The bread that I will give
Is my flesh for the life of the world,
And if you eat of this bread,
You shall live forever,
You shall live forever.

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:

Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Panginoon, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka
Kristo, O Kristo maawa Ka
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Panginoon, Panginoon, Panginoon maawa Ka

Gloria:
Luwalhati sa Diyos sa kaitaasan
Kaloob sa lupa ay kapayapaan
Pinupuri Ka’t ipinagdarangal
Sinasamba Ka dahil sa dakila Mong kalwalhatian

Panginoon naming Diyos, Hari ng langit
Amang makapangyarihan, Panginoong HesuKristo
Bugtong na Anak ng Diyos, Kordero ng Ama
Ikaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan
Ikaw na naluluklok sa kanan ng Ama
Maawa Ka sa amin

Ikaw lamang ang banal Panginoong HesuKristo
Kasama ng Espiritu sa l’walhati ng Ama, Amen
Amen, A…men, A…men

The Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
whom, taught by the Holy Spirit,
we dare to call our Father
bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts
the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters,
that we may merit to enter into the inheritance
which you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the first book of Kings 19:4-8
Elijah went into the wilderness, a day's journey,
and sitting under a furze bush wished he were
dead. 'Lord,' he said 'I have had enough. Take
my life; I am no better than my ancestors.' Then
he lay down and went to sleep. But an angel
touched him and said, 'Get up and eat.' He
looked round, and there at his head was a scone
baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate
and drank and then lay down again. But the
angel of the Lord came back a second time and
touched him and said, 'Get up and eat or the
journey will be too long for you.' So he got up and
ate and drank, and strengthened by that food he
walked for forty days and forty nights until he
reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm:
Response:
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.

We proclaim the greatness of God,
His praise ever in our mouth;
Every face brightened in His light,
For He hears the cry of the poor.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul
to the Ephesians 4:30-5:2
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God who has
marked you with his seal for you to be set free
when the day comes. Never have grudges
against others, or lose your temper, or raise your
voice to anybody, or call each other names, or
allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one
another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily
as God forgave you in Christ.
Try, then, to imitate God, as children of his that
he loves, and follow Christ by loving as he loved
you, giving himself up in our place as a fragrant
offering and a sacrifice to God.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 6:51
I am the living bread which has come
down from heaven,
says the Lord.
Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:
Hanapin Mo ang kaharian ng Diyos
At ang Kanyang kabanalan
At ang lahat ay mapapasa-Iyo
Alelu, Aleluya              ...Repeat Verse

Gospel John 6:41 -51
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Jews were complaining to each other about
Jesus, because he had said, 'I am the bread that
came down from heaven.' 'Surely this is Jesus son
of Joseph,' they said. 'We know his father and
mother. How can he now say, "I have come down
from heaven"?' Jesus said in reply, 'Stop complaining
to each other.
'No one can come to me
unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me,
and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They will all be taught by God,
and to hear the teaching of the Father,
and learn from it,
is to come to me.
Not that anybody has seen the Father,
except the one who comes from God:
he has seen the Father.
I tell you most solemnly,
everybody who believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate the manna in the desert
and they are dead;
but this is the bread
that comes down from heaven,
so that a man may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread which has come down
from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever;
and the bread that I shall give
is my flesh, for the life of the world.'
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
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:
O Diyos, awang 'di mabilang
Tanggapin Mo yaring aming alay
Gawin ito bilang tanda ng aming kaligtasan

Koro:  Narito O Ama, alak at tinapay,
           Bunga ng lupa at ng aming pag-gawa

O Diyos, awang 'di mabilang
Tanggapin Mo yaring aming alay
Gawing alaala ng pagkamatay,
Muling pagkabuhay ni HesuKristo.   Koro

O Diyos, awang 'di mabilang
Tanggapin Mo yaring aming alay
Sa bisa nitong sakripisyo,
Mapasa amin ang buhay na walang hanggan  Koro

[Translation:  Offertory]

O God of infinite mercy
Accept our gifts
Make it a sign of our salvation

Here it is O Father, wine and bread
Fruit of the earth and of our labour

O God of infinite mercy
Accept our gifts
Make it a memory of the death
And the resurrection of Jesus Christ

O God of infinite mercy
Accept our gifts
This sacrifice we offer,
May it gain for us eternal 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
Be pleased, O Lord, to accept the offerings
of your Church,
for in your mercy you have given them
to be offered
and by your power you transform them
into the mystery of our 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 Ill of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The salvation of man by a man
(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:
Santo, Santo, Santo, Panginoong Diyos 
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kadakilaan Mo
Osana, Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana, Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!
Pinagpala ang naparirito sa ngalan ng   Panginoon
Osana, Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!
Osana, Osana, Osana sa kaitaasan!

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,  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 in 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.. . 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:
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

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:
Koro:
 Yahweh, alam kong Ika'y naririto
 Lagi na tuwina sa tabi ko
 Sa kapahamakan, inililigtas ako
 Sa buhay na walang hanggan, akay-akay Mo

Puso ko'y 'Yong nasiyasat
    batid Mo ang lahat-lahat
Ang aking mga panlulumo
   at ang aking mga pagtayo
Kamay ko'y lagi Mong tangan
   kahit sa bingit ng kamatayan
Yakap MO ako sa 'Yong bisig
   kanlungan ko ang 'Yong pag-ibig  (Koro)

Pag-ibig Mo'y s'an tatakasan?
Sa rurok ng langit 'Ka'y nariyan.
Ikaw ang kaagapay saanman ako maglakbay
Sa ningning man ng araw,
    hahantungan lagi ay Ikaw
Yakap Mo ako sa 'Yong bisig
    kanlungan ko ang 'Yong pag-ibig  (Koro)

Koda:
Sa buhay na walang hanggan, akay-akay Mo

Communion 2:
O bread of heaven beneath this veil,
Thou dost my very God conceal;
My Jesus, dearest treasure, hail;
I love thee and adoring kneel;
Each loving soul by thee is fed,
With thine own self in form of bread.

O food of life, thou who dost give
The pledge of immortality;
I live; no, 'tis not I that live;
God gives me life, God lives in me
He feeds my soul, He guides my ways,
And every grief with joy repays.

O bond of love, that dost unite
The servant to his living Lord;
Could I dare live, and not requite
Such love - then death were meet reward:
I cannot live unless to prove
Some love for such unmeasured love.

Beloved Lord in heaven above,
There Jesus, thou awaitest me;
To gaze on thee with changeless love,
Yes thus I hope, thus shall it be:
For how can He deny me heaven
Who here on earth, Himself hath given.

Prayer after Communion Stand
May the Communion in your Sacrament
that we have consumed, save us, O Lord,
and confirm us in the light of your 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, 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;
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. 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 still suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is still essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements (first come, first served basis).
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. However, I am planning to open up every bench on the first Sunday of September, as long as the data concerning those being infected with the virus each day do not jump back up to over 50,000.

CARITAS CORNERSTONE’S BIG SLEEP OUT 2021
To experience just a fraction of what it is like to sleep rough and to help those who live this reality every day, Caritas Cornerstone is inviting people to “boycott their bed” for one night this September.
The Big Sleep Out is returning this autumn with a special hybrid event, asking people to raise funds to support rough sleepers by sleeping outdoors overnight at Xaverian College, Manchester, from 7pm on Friday 17 September, or by “boycotting their bed” from their own home.
How to get involved:

Click the image to set up your Just Giving page. This can be done whether you plan to be present on the night or at home boycotting your bed.    just giving
Click the image to register for the overnight event at Xaverian college. For further information, contact Rachel Taylor on 0161 817 2258, or email ffundraising@caritassalford.org.uk   big sleep out

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The group that met on 17th July will be meeting again on 21st August at 10am, followed by 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 9th August  – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was born into a Jewish family called Stein in Germany in 1891 and given the name Edith. As a teenager, she became an agnostic. Moved by the tragedies of World War 1, she worked as a nursing assistant in an infectious diseases hospital. She completed her doctoral thesis at Freiburg University in 1916. Then, after reading about the life of St. Teresa of Avila, she became a Catholic. She then became a postulant with the discalced Carmelites and took perpetual vows in April 1938. She was moved by her order to the Netherlands after the even greater rise of Nazism in Germany, but Germany then occupied the Netherlands. She was convinced that she would eventually be arrested, and she began preparing herself for life in a concentration camp by depriving herself of warmth and food. After the Catholic Bishops of the Netherlands condemned the Nazi party in a pastoral letter, Edith and many others were arrested. She and her sister Rosa were taken to Auschwitz where they were killed in the gas chambers in 1942.
Tuesday 10th August. – St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. He was a Deacon in Rome at the time of Pope Sixtus II. He was responsible for the charitable work of the Roman Church. When he was arrested, he was asked for the treasures of the Church. He is said to have pointed to the poor of Rome and claimed that they were the treasure of the Church. Tradition tells us that he was martyred by being roasted on a grid.
Wednesday 11th August  – St. Clare. She was born in Assisi in 1193. She was very much influenced by St Francis of Assisi and founded the Order of the Poor Clares. She led a very austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity. She died in 1253
Saturday 14th August  –St. Maximillian Kolbe. He was born in Poland in 1894. In 1907, he and his brother entered the seminary for conventual Franciscans. He took final vows in this order in 1914. He was ordained a priest in 1918 and was sent to teach in a seminary in Krakow. He then spent time as a missionary in the far East before returning to Poland in 1936. In 1941 his monastery was shut down by the German authorities and Kolbe was arrested. He was taken to Auschwitz. In that same year a prisoner escaped the camp and the prison deputy commander demanded that 10 other prisoners be executed by starvation as a punishment. One of these ten cried out as he was being led off to his ordeal, speaking of his wife and children. Kolbe volunteered to take his place and his offer was accepted. In the underground cell, Kolbe then led the other nine unfortunate prisoners in prayer. Two weeks later, Kolbe was he only one still alive, so he was killed with a lethal injection on 14th August 1941.

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The group that met on 17th July will be meeting again on 21st August at 10am, followed by 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church.

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MASS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, WARDLEY.
The August Bank Holiday Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery will not be taking place this year, due to the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: As you know, the last session before the break, had to be postponed. We still await to find out how this will be rescheduled. The next programmed sessions are as follows:

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
SUMMER BREAK  
Wed. 15th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Wed. 22nd Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

ANNIVERSARY OF THE DROPPING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB ON HIROSHIMA. 6TH AUGUST 1945:
In 2019 Pope Francis visited Japan and stressed the moral imperative of never allowing people to lose the dreadful memory of what happened there.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: AUGUST 1ST - 7TH 2021

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”

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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, Mary Ruffle, Peter Bradbury, Amelia Ingham, Nora Hickey, Vincent Garside, Sophie Royales, Pete McNamara, Richard King, Emily McGladdery, Yara Felipe, Vanessa, Libus and Miska, Lee Ball
LATELY DEAD: Tom Ryan, Alex Dymicz, , Wasyl Danyluk
ANNIVERSARIES: Teresa and Melitta Walmsley

COLLECTION: Total: £534.34
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £98.00;  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.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 1st August 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn

Entrance:
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 you gave your people manna in the desert,
still you fulfill our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord when we thirst
we come to you and we receive...

O God, come to my assistance;
O Lord, make haste to help me!
You are my rescuer, my help;
O Lord, do not delay.
Stand
Ps 69:2,6
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 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
Draw near to your servants, O Lord,
and answer their prayers with unceasing
kindness,
that, for those who glory in you as their
Creator and guide,
you may restore what you have created
and keep safe what you have restored.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Exodus
16:2-4.12-15
The whole community of the sons of Israel began
to complain against Moses and Aaron in the
wilderness and said to them, 'Why did we not die
at the Lord's hand in the land of Egypt, when we
were able to sit down to pans of meat and could
eat bread to our heart's content! As it is, you have
brought us to this wilderness to starve this whole
company to death!'
Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Now I will rain
down bread for you from the heavens. Each day
the people are to go out and gather the day's
portion; I propose to test them in this way to see
whether they will follow my law or not.'
'I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel.
Say this to them, "Between the two evenings you
shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have
bread to your heart's content. Then you will learn
that I, the Lord, am your God." ' And so it came
about: quails flew up in the evening, and they
covered the camp; in the morning there was a
coating of dew all round the camp. When the
coating of dew lifted, there on the surface of the
desert was a thing delicate, powdery, as fine as
hoarfrost on the ground. When they saw this, the
sons of Israel said to one another, 'What is that?'
not knowing what it was. 'That,' said Moses to
them, 'is the bread the Lord gives you to eat.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 77:3-4.23-25.54. R.v24
R) The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
The things we have heard and understood,
the things our fathers have told us,
we will tell to the next generation:
the glories of the Lord and his might. (R)
He commanded the clouds above
and opened the gates of heaven.
He rained down manna for their food,
and gave them bread from heaven. (R)
Mere men ate the bread of angels.
He sent them abundance of food.
He brought them to his holy land,
to the mountain which his right hand had won. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul
to the Ephesians 4:17.20-24
I want to urge you in the name of the Lord, not to
go on living the aimless kind of life that pagans
live. Now that is hardly the way you have learnt
from Christ, unless you failed to hear him properly
when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus.
You must give up your old way of life; you must
put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by
following illusory desires. Your mind must be renewed
by a spiritual revolution so that you can put
on the new self that has been created in God's
way, in the goodness and holiness of the truth.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from
the mouth of God.
Alleluia!
Stand

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

Mt 4:4

Gospel John 6:24-35
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his
disciples were there, they got into boats and
crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When
they found him on the other side, they said to him,
'Rabbi, when did you come here?'
Jesus answered:
'I tell you most solemnly,
you are not looking for me
because you have seen the signs
but because you had all the bread
you wanted to eat.
Do not work for food that cannot last,
but work for food that endures to eternal life,
the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you,
for on him the Father, God himself,
has set his seal.'
Then they said to him, 'What must we do if we
are to do the works that God wants?' Jesus gave
them this answer, 'This is working for God: you
must believe in the one he has sent.' So they said,
'What sign will you give to show us that we should
believe in you? What work will you do? Our fathers
had manna to eat in the desert; as scripture says:
He gave them bread from heaven to eat. '
Jesus answered:
'I tell you most solemnly,
it was not Moses who gave you
bread from heaven,
it is my Father who gives you the
bread from heaven,
the true bread;
for the bread of God
is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.'
'Sir,' they said 'give us that bread always.'
Jesus answered:
'I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never be hungry;
he who believes in me will never thirst.'
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
Graciously sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray,
and, accepting the oblation of this spiritual
sacrifice,
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 II of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The mystery of salvation
(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 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:

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:
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,
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:
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
arid 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:
Thiruvosthi

Communion 2:
Let us break Bread together
on our knees (x2)
When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together...

Let us praise God together...

Communion Antiphon Jn 6:35
I am the bread of life, says the Lord;
whoever comes to me will not hunger
and whoever believes in me will not thirst.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Accompany with constant protection, O Lord,
those you renew with these heavenly gifts
and, in your never-failing care for them,
make them worthy of eternal redemption.
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:

Alleluia sing to Jesus,
his the sceptre his the throne;
alleluia his the triumph,
his the victory alone:
hark the songs of peaceful Sion
thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus, out of every nation
hath redeemed us by his blood

Alleluia, bread of angels,
here on earth our food our stay;
alleluia, here the sinful
come to you from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth's redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia, King eternal,
he the Lord of lords we own.
Alleluia, born of Mary,
earth his footstool, heav'n his throne;
he within the veil has entered
robed in flesh, our great High Priest;
he on earth both priest and victim
in the Eucharistic feast.

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 still suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is still essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements (first come, first served basis).
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. I can’t see this situation changing till after the summer, but I will keep the matter under review. The ‘one-way system’ in church is no longer required.
There is a possibility that all restrictions could possible be removed in September. This will be confirmed nearer the time.

CARITAS SUMMER APPEAL
This summer, Caritas Salford will support over 5,000 families experiencing challenges and crisis. We will give practical support to those living in insecure accommodation, help alleviate poverty and provide food packs, shopping vouchers and ‘in-crisis’ grants to those in need. 
We will be there for people who need housing support, tenancy assistance and help with applications for benefits and for the high cost of school uniforms.
If you want to donate to this appeal, simply put money in a plain envelope and write the word ‘Caritas’ on the outside. Or you can make cheques payable to Caritas Diocese of Salford and send to Cathedral Centre 3 Ford Street, Salford M3 6DP specifying that it is for the Caritas Summer Appeal.

COMMUNITY CHOIRS:
I ask that the African and Filipino community choirs, at least from now until the beginning of September, will perform ‘live’ in the organ gallery of the church. The African choir tried this out last week and it seemed to go extremely well. The sound travelled down from the gallery and filled the church. It also means that I don’t have to save extra spaces in the church when every bench is at a premium.

THE ’CATCH-UP GROUP FOR FIRST COMMUNION:
The group that met on 17th July will be meeting again on 21st August at 10am, followed by 18th September at 10am, then 16th October at 10am. I am then hoping to celebrate the First Communions for this group on 31st October at the main 10am Parish Mass. I am hoping that, by then, we will have reverted to using every bench in the church.

CARITAS SUMMER APPEAL
This summer, Caritas Salford will support over 5,000 families experiencing challenges and crisis. We will give practical support to those living in insecure accommodation, help alleviate poverty and provide food packs, shopping vouchers and ‘in-crisis’ grants to those in need. 
We will be there for people who need housing support, tenancy assistance and help with applications for benefits and for the high cost of school uniforms.
If you want to donate to this appeal, simply put money in a plain envelope and write the word ‘Caritas’ on the outside. Or you can make cheques payable to Caritas Diocese of Salford and send to Cathedral Centre 3 Ford Street, Salford M3 6DP specifying that it is for the Caritas Summer Appeal.

CARITAS SALFORD – ‘BUSINESS BUDDIES’ FOR REFUGEES:
Caritas Salford has teamed up with TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) and Ben & Jerry’s (the well-known ice cream manufacturer) to launch the Ice Academy for the first time in Manchester.  This is a project to support refugees in developing business ideas and starting their own business in Greater Manchester by connecting them to the experts, programmes and support they need to move forward.  As a result, Caritas is searching for 15 volunteer ‘business buddies’ interested in social innovation and with some business/public sector experience or a professional services background.  For more information and to express an interest, please contact Amir by email at a.raki@caritassalford.org.uk or call/text to 07477 926517.  You can also register your interest by clicking the image below.

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THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 2nd August  – St. Eusebius of Vercelli. A bishop in the fourth century who preached and worked against Arianism. He was exiled for his efforts in this regard. He returned to Vercelli before his death in 371.
Wednesday 4th August . – St. John Mary Vianney. He was born in Lyons in 1786. After years of struggle, he was ordained and sent to Ars where, by preaching and holiness, he drew people back to the sacraments, especially the sacrament of penance. He died in 1859..
Thursday 5th August  –Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major. The doctrine of Mary the Mother of God (Theotokos) was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Pope Sixtus III erected a Basilica on the Esquiline Hill in Rome to honour her. This Basilica was later to be known as St. Mary Major.
Friday 6th August  – The Transfiguration of the Lord. The transfiguration is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being the baptism, crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. He prepares his closest companions for the passion he was to experience in Jerusalem.  
Saturday 7th August – Ss. Sixtus II and his companions. He became Pope in 257. He was arrested, along with his deacons, while celebrating Mass in the Catacombs. They were all executed there and then.
Also, on this day, is the feast of St. Cajetan, originally a lawyer who founded the Theatines to work with the poor. The order spread and its work embraced the earliest credit unions. Cajetan died in 1547.

BISHOP JOHN ON THE ENVIRONMENT:
“With Pope Francis as an inspiration in our lives, we can mend our broken home” says Bishop John, the Lead Bishop for Environmental Issues for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. He was speaking on Saturday, 24 July, at a Mass during the annual conference of the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) on the theme 2021: Moment of Truth – Action for Life on Earth.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: As you know, the last session before the break, had to be postponed. We still await to find out how this will be rescheduled. The next programmed sessions are as follows:

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
SUMMER BREAK  
Wed. 15th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Wed. 22nd Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JULY 25TH  - 31ST 2021

17th Sunday

“They will eat and have something left over.”

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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, Mary Ruffle, Peter Bradbury, Amelia Ingham, Nora Hickey, Vincent Garside, Sophie Royales, Pete McNamara, Emily McGladdery, Rosanne McDonagh
LATELY DEAD: Brian McDonagh, Tom Ryan, Alex Dymicz, Wasyl Danyluk
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary and Patrick Glenfield, Anna Rousz, Richard Charles Alty, Colin Pritchard

COLLECTION: Total: £580.59
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £10.00;  Food Bank: £50.00; Missio: £185; General Donations: £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
17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 25th July 2021

Entrance:
The church's one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o'er all the earth;
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth:
one holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food;
and to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.

Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three-in-One;
and mystic, sweet communion
with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
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
O God, protector of those who hope in you,
without whom nothing has firm foundation,
nothing is holy,
bestow in abundance your mercy upon us
and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide,
we may use the good things that pass
in such a way as to hold fast even now
to those that ever endure.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading .
A reading from the second book of Kings
4:42-44
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing
Elisha the man of God bread from the first fruits,
twenty barley loaves and fresh grain. in the
ear. 'Give it to the people to eat, Elisha sa_1d. But
his servant replied, 'How can I serve this to a
hundred men?' 'Give it to the people to eat,' he
insisted, 'for the Lord says this, "They will eat and
have some left over. " ' He served them; they ate
and had some over, as the Lord had said.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 144: 10-11.15-18. R.v16
R) You open wide your hand, O Lord,
and grant our desires.
All your creatures shall thank you, Lord ,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God. (R)
The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live. (R)
The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul
to the Ephesians 4:1-6
I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a
life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another
charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness
and patience. Do all you can to preserve the
unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you
together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as
you were all called into one and the same hope
when you were called. There is one Lord, one
faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of
all, through all and within all.
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 John 6:1-15
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus went off to the other side of the Sea of
Galilee - or of Tiberias - and a large crowd
followed him, impressed by the signs he gave
by curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside, and
sat down there with his disciples. It was shortly
before the Jewish feast of Passover.
Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching
and said to Philip, 'Where can we buy some bread
for these people to eat?' He only said this to test
Philip; he himself knew exactly what he was going
to do. Philip answered, 'Two hundred denarii would
only buy enough to give them a small piece each.'
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's
brother, said, 'There is a small boy here with five
barley loaves and two fish; but what is that between
so many?' Jesus said to them, 'Make the
people sit down.' There was plenty of grass there,
and as many as five thousand men sat down.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and
gave them out to all who were sitting ready; he
then did the same with the fish, giving out as much
as was wanted. When they had eaten enough he
said to the disciples, 'Pick up the pieces left over,
so that nothing gets wasted.' So they picked them
up, and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over
from the meal of five barley loaves. The people,
seeing this sign that he had given, said, 'This really
is the prophet who is to come into the world .'
Jesus, who could see they were about to come
and take him by force and make him king,
escaped back to the hills by himself.
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,
arid 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 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 offerings
which we bring from the abundance of your gifts,
that through the powerful working of your grace
these most sacred mysteries may sanctify our
present way of life
and lead us to eternal gladness.
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 VI of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The pledge of the eternal Passover
(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 in you we live and move and have our being,
and while in this body
we not only experience the daily effects
of your care,
but even now possess the pledge of life eternal.
For, having received the first fruits of the Spirit,
through whom you raised up Jesus from the dead,
we hope for an everlasting share in the
Paschal Mystery.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you,
as in joyful celebration 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:
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, 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:
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,
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:
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:
African

Communion 2:
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
One bread (all verses)

Prayer after Communion Stand
We have consumed, O Lord, this divine Sacrament,
the perpetual memorial of the Passion of your Son;
grant, we pray, that this gift,
which he himself gave us with love beyond
all telling,
may profit us for salvation.
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:
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.

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 still suspended until further notice. 
If you want to attend Church on Sunday mornings, numbers are limited. Therefore, it is still essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements (first come, first served basis).
Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. I can’t see this situation changing till after the summer, but I will keep the matter under review. The ‘one-way system’ in church is no longer required.

CARITAS SUMMER APPEAL
This summer, Caritas Salford will support over 5,000 families experiencing challenges and crisis. We will give practical support to those living in insecure accommodation, help alleviate poverty and provide food packs, shopping vouchers and ‘in-crisis’ grants to those in need. 
We will be there for people who need housing support, tenancy assistance and help with applications for benefits and for the high cost of school uniforms.
If you want to donate to this appeal, simply put money in a plain envelope and write the word ‘Caritas’ on the outside. Or you can make cheques payable to Caritas Diocese of Salford and send to Cathedral Centre 3 Ford Street, Salford M3 6DP specifying that it is for the Caritas Summer Appeal.

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER.
We are hoping to hold this festival again in November of this year. But we need to have a planning meeting of the choir and youth leaders. I suggest a meeting in the Parish House on Saturday 31st July at 3.00pm.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY 2021 – SUNDAY 25TH JULY
The inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 25 July 2021, instituted by Pope Francis. it has been given the theme “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 28: 30).
Identifying with the more senior members of our society, he says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”

CARITAS SALFORD – ‘BUSINESS BUDDIES’ FOR REFUGEES:
Caritas Salford has teamed up with TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) and Ben & Jerry’s (the well-known ice cream manufacturer) to launch the Ice Academy for the first time in Manchester.  This is a project to support refugees in developing business ideas and starting their own business in Greater Manchester by connecting them to the experts, programmes and support they need to move forward.  As a result, Caritas is searching for 15 volunteer ‘business buddies’ interested in social innovation and with some business/public sector experience or a professional services background.  For more information and to express an interest, please contact Amir by email at a.raki@caritassalford.org.uk or call/text to 07477 926517.  You can also register your interest by clicking the image below.

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THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 26th  – Ss Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These are the names traditionally given to the parent of Our lady, the grandparents of Jesus.
Thursday 29th . – St. Martha. She was the sister of Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. She received the Lord into her house and provided for his needs with great care. At her request, the Lord raised her brother from the dead.
Friday 30th  – St. Peter Chrysologus. He was the Bishop of Ravenna in the fifth century. He used short homilies as a w ay of instructing the faithful, as well as writing theological texts. He died in 450.
Saturday 31st  – St. Ignatius of Loyola. He was born in 1491, the youngest of 11 children. Apparently, he was a five-foot two swaggering redhead, “a man given to the vanities of the world”, as he later wrote of himself. His leg was shattered by a canon ball at the Battle of Pamplona in 1521 and he was confined to bed for quite some time. He asked for something to read, and his pious sister gave him a book on the lives of the saints. The book must have had the desired effect because he then retired from the world, dedicated his life to God and began to practise certain spiritual exercises. At the age of 32, he went back to school to study Latin. By the age of 43, he had obtained a MA in Paris where he was twice imprisoned, but later released, by the Inquisition for unorthodox evangelical methods. He became the founder of the Jesuit order (The Society of Jesus). He died in 1556.

ECO THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - 18th July, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel, Jesus took the apostles to a lonely place to rest for a while. Might we find time and space in these weeks to rest for a while and enjoy the beauty of God’s gift of creation?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: There are now four remaining gatherings for students at St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector). The meetings take place on Wednesdays at St. Edward’s, Lees. Last week’s session had to be postponed because of Fr. Callum testing positive for Covid 19 (lateral flow tests). We await to find out how this will be rescheduled.

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
SUMMER BREAK  
Mon 13th Sept.   Student Session 5   (6 – 8pm)
Mon. 20th Sept.  Student Session 6   (6 – 8pm)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JULY 18TH  - JULY 24TH 2021

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.”

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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, Mary Ruffle, Peter Bradbury, Amelia Ingham, Nora Hickey, Vincent Garside, Sophie Royales
LATELY DEAD: John Fairfoull, Mick O’Connor, Jess O’Reilly, Kevin Harman, Alex Dymicz
ANNIVERSARIES: Gordon Mills, Anna Rousz, Richard Charles Alty, Joseph, Colin Pritchard

COLLECTION: Total: £761.51
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £10.00;  Food Bank: £10.00; General Donations: £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.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 18th July 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance:
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.

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

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
Show favour, O Lord, to your servants
and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace,
that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity,
they may be ever watchful in keeping your
commands.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah 23:1-6
'Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of
my pasture to be destroyed and scattered - it is
the Lord who speaks! This, therefore, is what the
Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds
in charge of my people: You have let my flock be
scattered and go wandering and have not taken
care of them. Right, I will take care of you for your
misdeeds - it is the Lord who speaks! But the
remnant of my flock I myself will gather from all
the countries where I have dispersed them, and
will bring them back to their pastures: they shall
be fruitful and increase in numbers. I will raise up
shepherds to look after them and pasture them;
no fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall
be lost - it is the Lord who speaks!
See, the days are coming - it is the Lord
who speaks when
I will raise a virtuous Branch for David,
who will reign as true king and be wise,
practising honesty and integrity in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel dwell in confidence.
And this is the name he will be called:
The Lord-our-integrity. '
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm:
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.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul
to the Ephesians 2:13-18
In Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart
from us have been brought very close, by the
blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us,
and has made the two into one and broken down
the barrier which used to keep them apart,
actually destroying in his own person the hostility
caused by the rules and decrees of the Law.
This was to create one single New Man in himself
out of the two of them and by restoring peace
through the cross, to unite them both in a single
Body and reconcile them with God. In his own
person he killed the hostility. Later he came to
bring the good news of peace, peace to you
who were far away and peace to those who were
near at hand. Through him, both of us have in the
one Spirit our way to come to the Father.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Jn 10:27
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice,
says the Lord,
I know them and they follow me.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation (USA):
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 Mark 6:30-34
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all
they had done and taught. Then he said to them,
'You must come away to some lonely place all by
yourselves and rest for a while'; for there were
so many coming and going that the apostles
had no time even to eat. So they went off in a
boat to a lonely place where they could be by
themselves. But people saw them going, and
many could guess where; and from every town
they all hurried to the place on foot and reached
it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw
a large crowd; and he took pity on them because
they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he
set himself to teach them at some length.
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:
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!

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 in the one perfect sacrifice
brought to completion varied offerings of the law,
accept, we pray, this sacrifice from your
faithful servants
and make it holy, as you blessed the gifts
of Abel,
so that what each has offered to the honour
of your majesty
may benefit the salvation of all.
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 the Sundays in Ordinary Time
Creation
(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 you laid the foundations of the world
and have arranged the changing of times
and seasons;
you formed man in your own image
and set humanity over the whole world
in all its wonder,
to rule in your name over all you have made
and for ever praise you in your mighty works,
through Christ our Lord.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you,
as in joyful celebration we acclaim:

Sanctus (USA):
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:
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:
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, 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:

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:
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:
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.

Every 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, O God,
His praise ever in our mouth;
every face brightened in His light,
For He hears the cry of the poor. 

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.
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.


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 encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. I can’t see this situation changing till after the summer, but I will keep the matter under review. The ‘one-way system’ in church is no longer required.

THREE MORE ROLES AT THE DIOCESE FOR WHICH PEOPLE CAN APPLY:
PA/Senior Administrator – COO Office.
to provide office management and oversight of the administration of the COO Office, particularly in relation to the IT, telephony, and Data Protection.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021.
Personal Assistant to the Vicars General and the Secretary to the TrusteesClosing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021.
Receptionist – at The Cathedral Centre
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021. For more information and application packs, please visit the website here:

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https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/

EMERGING FROM LOCKDOWN / RESTRICTIONS:
As we begin, hopefully, to emerge from the restrictions, I would like to express my thanks to those who have helped to keep the ship afloat through it all. Different people have quietly kept on doing the essential work to keep parishioners informed or to provide what’s needed for the liturgy. People have continued to work in the church, the office, and the house. We’ve had people step forward to be monitors so that we could keep the church open. But there are so many more. Indeed, to all those who have kept coming to church or followed the Mass online and to those who have continued to support the church financially - Thankyou! We’ve also seen so many key workers continuing through the pandemic to provide for the needs of our communities. So many have been exhausted and worried but have stuck with it. Thank you

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER.
We are hoping to hold this festival again in November of this year. But we need to have a planning meeting of the choir and youth leaders. I suggest a meeting in the Parish House on Saturday 31st July at 3.00pm.

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY 2021 – SUNDAY 25TH JULY
The inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 25 July 2021, instituted by Pope Francis. it has been given the theme “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 28: 30).
Identifying with the more senior members of our society, he says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”

CARITAS SALFORD – ‘BUSINESS BUDDIES’ FOR REFUGEES:
Caritas Salford has teamed up with TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) and Ben & Jerry’s (the well-known ice cream manufacturer) to launch the Ice Academy for the first time in Manchester.  This is a project to support refugees in developing business ideas and starting their own business in Greater Manchester by connecting them to the experts, programmes and support they need to move forward.  As a result, Caritas is searching for 15 volunteer ‘business buddies’ interested in social innovation and with some business/public sector experience or a professional services background.  For more information and to express an interest, please contact Amir by email at a.raki@caritassalford.org.uk or call/text to 07477 926517.  You can also register your interest by clicking the image below.

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THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Tuesday 20th  – St Apollinaris. He was a disciple o St. Peter, the Apostle. He became the first Bishop of Ravenna (Italy) and died near the end of the first century.
Wednesday 21st. – St. Laurence of Brindisi. He was born in 1559 and entered the Capuchin Order where he taught theology and became a renowned preacher, travelling through Europe and writing many works to explain the faith. He died at Lisbon in 1619.
Thursday 22nd. – St. Mary Magdalen. She was one of Jesus’ disciples, present at his death and the first to witness the risen Christ.
Friday 23rd  – St. Bridget of Sweden. She was born in Sweden in 1303. She was married and had eight children. Then, after the death of her husband, she formed the Bridgettine Order. She died in Rome in 1373.
Saturday 24th – St. Sharbel Makhluf. He was born in the Lebanon and was the son of a mule driver. At the age of 23 he became a monk and was ordained in 1859. Sixteen years later he became a hermit until his death in 1884.

ECO THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - 18th July, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel, Jesus took the apostles to a lonely place to rest for a while. Might we find time and space in these weeks to rest for a while and enjoy the beauty of God’s gift of creation?

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: There are now four remaining gatherings for students at St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector). The meetings take place on Wednesdays at St. Edward’s, Lees.

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
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)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”


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15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JULY 11TH  - JULY 17TH 2021

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“Jesus…began to send them out in pairs, giving them authority…and he instructed them to take nothing for the journey,…no haversack, no coppers for their purses.”

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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, Mary Ruffle, Peter Bradbury, Amelia Ingham
LATELY DEAD: Michael Mahney, Christopher McGrattan, Brian Bernard McDonagh, Kevin Harmon
ANNIVERSARIES: Rose McGladdery, Henriett Ramos Monteiro, Annakutty Varghese, Mary Frances Park and Amy Sexton. Mick McGinn, Gordon Mills

COLLECTION: Total: £631.24
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £10.00;  Food Bank: £30.00; Flowers £20.00; General Donations: £50.00
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
15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 11th July 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand

Entrance:
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.

Cf. Ps 16:15
As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;
I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.
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:
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,
0 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.

The Collect
0 God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray,
so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians
the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ
and to strive after all that does it honour. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Amos 7:12-15
Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, said to Amos, 'Go away, seer; get back to the land of Judah; earn your bread there, do your prophesying there. We want no more prophesying in Bethel; this is the royal sanctuary, the national temple.' 'I was no prophet, neither did I belong to any of the brotherhoods of prophets,' Amos replied to Amaziah . 'I was a shepherd, and looked after sycamores: but it was the Lord who took me from herding the flock, and the Lord who said, "Go, prophesy to my people Israel."

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 84:9-14. R.v8
R) Let us see, 0 Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.
I will hear what the Lord God has to say, a voice that speaks of peace,
peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him and his glory will dwell in our land. (R)
Mercy and faithfulness have met; justice and peace have embraced. Faithfulness shall spring from the earth and justice look down from heaven. (R)
The Lord will make us prosper and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
and peace shall follow his steps. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians For shorter form, 3-10, read between[ ...] 1 : 3-14 [Blessedbe God the Father of our Lord Jesus
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.
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
in whom, through his blood, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins.
Such is the richness of the grace which he has showered on us
in all wisdom and insight.
He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, the hidden plan he so kindly made in Christ
from the beginning
to act upon when the times had run their course to the end:
that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head,
everything in the heavens and everything on earth]
And it is in him that we were claimed as God's own, chosen from the beginning,
under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things
as he decides by his own will; chosen to be, for his greater glory,
the people who would put their hopes in Christ before he came.
Now you too, in him,
have heard the message of the truth and the good news of your salvation,
and have believed it:
and you too have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the Promise,
the pledge of our inheritance
which brings freedom for those whom God has taken for his own,
to make his glory praised.
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation Stand Alleluia, alleluia! Cf. Eph 1:17.18 May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

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

Gospel Mark 6:7-13
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, 0 Lord.
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff- no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, 'Do not take a spare tunic.' And he said to them, 'If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.' So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.
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: 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
Look upon the offerings of the Church, 0 Lord, as she makes her prayer to you,
and grant that, when consumed by those who believe,
they may bring ever greater holiness . 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 the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The history of salvation
(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 by his birth he brought renewal
to humanity's fallen state
by his rising from the dead
he has opened the way to eternal life, and by ascending to you, 0 Father, he has unlocked the gates of heaven.
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
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:
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, 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.
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 kapayapaanKneel

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:
Dakilang katapatan

Communion Antiphon Jn 6:57
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and
I in him, says the Lord.
Prayer after Communion           Stand
Having consumed these gifts, we pray, 0 Lord, that, by our participation in this mystery,its saving effects upon us may grow. 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:
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
So I’m sending you out to be
My 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.

THREE MORE ROLES AT THE DIOCESE FOR WHICH PEOPLE CAN APPLY:
PA/Senior Administrator – COO Office.
to provide office management and oversight of the administration of the COO Office, particularly in relation to the IT, telephony, and Data Protection.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021.
Personal Assistant to the Vicars General and the Secretary to the TrusteesClosing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021.
Receptionist – at The Cathedral Centre
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021. For more information and application packs, please visit the website here:

diocese

https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT:
John Green has been working to investigate ways of reducing the Parish’s carbon footprint. Unfortunately, at each turn, we have been met with problems. If we were to go down the geo-thermal route, to gain the heat required, this would necessarily involve drilling down to a considerable depth (anything from 300 to thousands of feet) and we are unsure on the damage this could cause to the structure of the building. We then investigated an air source heat pump, using a slave boiler to top up heat when needed. We were awaiting a report on this when the contractor said that he would be unwilling to go ahead unless we upgraded our electrical system. I presume that he meant that we needed phase 3. This doesn’t mean that we can’t go ahead with this, but it all adds to the not inconsiderable cost. The third alternative is to wait for the hydrogen boilers to come on stream, but this could be some years off! We are also investigating solar tiles. We had already been informed that we wouldn’t get permission to install solar panels because of the church being a listed building, but these tiles are made in units to look very similar to the existing tiles. We hope that we might be more successful with this.lford.org.uk

CARITAS SALFORD – ‘BUSINESS BUDDIES’ FOR REFUGEES:
Caritas Salford has teamed up with TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) and Ben & Jerry’s (the well-known ice cream manufacturer) to launch the Ice Academy for the first time in Manchester.  This is a project to support refugees in developing business ideas and starting their own business in Greater Manchester by connecting them to the experts, programmes and support they need to move forward.  As a result, Caritas is searching for 15 volunteer ‘business buddies’ interested in social innovation and with some business/public sector experience or a professional services background.  For more information and to express an interest, please contact Amir by email at a.raki@caritassalford.org.uk or call/text to 07477 926517.  You can also register your interest by clicking the image below.

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THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Tuesday 13th  – St Henry. Born in 973, he succeeded his father as the Duke of Bavaria and was elected as the Holy Roman Emperor at the age of 41. He concentrated on the good of his people, building monasteries and helping the poor. He fostered missionary activity. He died in 1024.
Wednesday 14th  – St Camillus of Lellis. He was born in Italy in 1550 and became a soldier. However, he turned to ministering to the sick and became a priest. He founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick, which set up hospitals for the poor. He died in 1614 and is the patron of all health care workers.
Thursday 15th July – St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. He was born in Italy in 1218 and became a Franciscan Friar. He was to be chosen as the Minister General of the Order and the Cardinal Bishop of Albano near Rome. He is remembered for his spiritual teaching. He died in 1274.
Friday 16th July – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the principal Patron of the Diocese of Salford and the Patron of this Parish. According to Chapter 18 of the first Book of Kings, Elijah had a confrontation with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel challenging them to prove whose God was more powerful. A Catholic religious order named the Carmelites was founded on this mountain in 1209 and they took Our Lady, the Mother of God as their Patron. This is the origin of the name, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

ECO THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - 11th July, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Mark’s Gospel today, Jesus sends out the Twelve, warning them ‘to take nothing for the journey except a staff- no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses.’ How simply to we journey through life in terms of what we use, what we consume?

"CATCH-UP FIRST COMMUNIONS":
If there are children of 8 years old or more who have not yet made their First Communion and would like to do so, I suggest a first meeting in the church next Saturday 17th July at 10am.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery: There are now four remaining gatherings for students at St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector). The meetings take place on Wednesdays at St. Edward’s, Lees.

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
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)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JULY 4TH  - JULY 10TH 2021

My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness

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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, Mary Ruffle, Peter Bradbury, Amelia Ingham
LATELY DEAD: Clare (Doran) Igoe, Michael Mahney, Christopher McGrattan, John O’Brien, Brian Bernard McDonagh
ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen Street, Esther Ndubuaku, Henriett Ramos Monteiro, Annakutty Varghese, Mary Frances Park and Amy Sexton. Mick McGinn

COLLECTION: Total: £725.22
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: To CAFOD: £10.00;  Food Bank: £50.00; Missio £5.13; Flowers £25.00; General Donations: £100.00
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
14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 4th July 2021

Entrance:
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 lme 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

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

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

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 in the abasement of your Son
have raised up a fallen world,
fill your faithful with holy joy,
for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin
you bestow eternal gladness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 2:2-5
The spirit came into me and made me stand up,
and I heard the Lord speaking to me. He said,
'Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites,
to the rebels who have turned against me. Till
now they and their ancestors have been in revolt
against me. The sons are defiant and obstinate;
I am sending you to them, to say, "The Lord
says this." Whether they listen or not, this set of
rebels shall know there is a prophet among
them.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 122:2. R.v2
R) Our eyes are on the Lord
till he show us his mercy.
To you have I lifted up my eyes,
you who dwell in the heavens:
my eyes, like the eyes of slaves
on the hand of their lords. (R)
Like the eyes of a servant
on the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes are on the Lord our God
till he show us his mercy. (R)
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
We are filled with contempt.
Indeed all too full is our soul
with the scorn of the rich,
with the proud man's disdain. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians 12:7-10
In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations,
to stop me from getting too proud I was
given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to
beat me and stop me from getting too proud!
About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord
three times for it to leave me, but he has said,
'My grace is enough for you: my power is at its
best in weakness.' So I shall be very happy to
make my weaknesses my special boast so that
the power of Christ may stay over me, and that
is why I am quite content with my weaknesses,
and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and
the agonies I go through for Christ's sake. For it
is when I am weak that I am strong.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Lord has sent me to bring the
good news to the poor,
to proclaim liberty to captives.
Alleluia!
Stand
Lk 4:18

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 6:1-6
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus went to his home town and his disciples
accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath
he began teaching in the synagogue and most
of them were astonished when they heard him.
They said, 'Where did the man get all this? What
is this wisdom that has been granted him, and
these miracles that are worked through him?
This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary,
the brother of James and Jose! and Jude and
Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with
us?' And they would not accept him. And Jesus
said to them, 'A prophet is only despised in his
own country among his own relations and in his
own house'; and he could work no miracle there,
though he cured a few sick people by laying
his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack
of faith.
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:
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
May this oblation dedicated to your name
purify us, O Lord,
and day by day bring our conduct
closer to the life 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 V of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
Creation
{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 you laid the foundations of the world
and have arranged the changing of times
and seasons;
you formed man in your own image
and set humanity over the whole world in all
its wonder,
to rule in your name over all you have made
and for ever praise you in your mighty works,
through Christ our Lord.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you,
as in joyful celebration we acclaim:

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

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:
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,
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:
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:
1. Take Lord, receive....,
All my liberty.... my memory.... Understanding ....my entire will....

Give me only your love ...
and your grace....
That’s enough for me....
Your love and your grace....
are enough for me ....

2. Take Lord receive ....
All I have and possess ....
You have given all to me .... now I return it....

3. Take Lord receive ....
All is yours now.... Dispose of it ....
wholly according to your will....

Communion 2:
Thiruvosthi

Prayer after Communion Stand
Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that, having been replenished by such great gifts,
we may gain the prize of salvation
and never cease to praise you.
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:
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.

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.

TWO NEW ROLES AT THE CATHEDRAL CENTRE (SALFORD):
Communication and Marketing Officer (Cathedral). 
to work with the Communications Manager and Cathedral Dean. This role will be key in supporting the Cathedral to tell its story, past, present & future. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th July 2021. 
Cathedral Campus Estate & Facilities Manager.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th July 2021. 

Please visit the website here:

diocese

https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT:
John Green has been working to investigate ways of reducing the Parish’s carbon footprint. Unfortunately, at each turn, we have been met with problems. If we were to go down the geo-thermal route, to gain the heat required, this would necessarily involve drilling down to a considerable depth (anything from 300 to thousands of feet) and we are unsure on the damage this could cause to the structure of the building. We then investigated an air source heat pump, using a slave boiler to top up heat when needed. We were awaiting a report on this when the contractor said that he would be unwilling to go ahead unless we upgraded our electrical system. I presume that he meant that we needed phase 3. This doesn’t mean that we can’t go ahead with this, but it all adds to the not inconsiderable cost. The third alternative is to wait for the hydrogen boilers to come on stream, but this could be some years off! We are also investigating solar tiles. We had already been informed that we wouldn’t get permission to install solar panels because of the church being a listed building, but these tiles are made in units to look very similar to the existing tiles. We hope that we might be more successful with this.lford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 5th  – St Antony Mary Zaccaria. Born in Italy in 1502. He was later ordained a priest and he founded the Barnabites to imitate Paul and Barnabas in preaching the Gospel. He died in 1539.
Tuesday 6th  – St Maria Goretti. She was born into a poor family in Ancona, Italy in 1890. She spent her childhood at Nettuno helping her mother with the domestic chores. She was a religious girl, much given to prayer. In 1902, while defending herself against someone who was trying to rape her, she was fatally stabbed. Before she died, on the following day, she forgave her attacker.
Friday 9th July – St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions – This feast celebrates the 119 Chinese martyrs who died between 1648 and 1930. Augustine was a Chinese diocesan priest. But, before he became a priest, while he was still a soldier, he accompanied a priest to Beijing. Augustine was moved by the priest’s patience and asked to be baptised. He was later sent to the seminary and ordained a priest. Eventually, he was arrested and suffered the most cruel tortures and he died in 1815.

ECO THOUGHT OF THE WEEK. 4TH JULY 2021
Each week the Eucharistic Prayer begins with one of a number of Prefaces. In Ordinary Time one such Preface prays:
“You have laid the foundations of the world and have arranged the changing of times and seasons; You formed man in your own image and set humanity over the whole world in all its wonder, to rule in your name over all you have made
and for ever praise you in your mighty works, through Christ our Lord.”
How have succeeding generations exercised that ‘rule’ over all creation?
How will we do so?
This week has seen record temperatures in Western Canada resulting in over 100 deaths; there were 130 sudden deaths in Vancouver alone and many of those deaths could be attributed to the extreme heat impacting on other underlying health conditions. It is galling, therefore, to read about the influence continuing to be exerted by Charles Koch in America. He and his brother David (now deceased) have been applying their considerable wealth, much of which has come from high carbon using industries, to fund universities that will challenge climate change or even deny it. Paul Vallely, in his book, “Philanthropy, from Aristotle to Zuckerberg”, charts their impact on the rise of the ‘Tea Party’ and, at the time of the election of Donald Trump, the success of right-wing politicians and civil servants and academics, who wanted to see a massive reduction in the size of the State and fewer taxes.

FIRST COMMUNIONS (finishing last year’s programme).
The first communions for the St. Patricks’ Group will take place this Sunday (4th July) at 3pm.  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: There are now five remaining gatherings for students at St. Edward’s RC Lees (for East Oldham &Tameside sector). Despite my previous claim that we come under the West Oldham sector, in fact, for these purposes, we come under the EAST OLDHAM SECTOR! Therefore, the meetings for our group are those taking place on Wednesdays at St. Edward’s, Lees. Sorry for the confusion!

Confirmation Sessions (at St Edward’s Parish Hall, Lees)
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)

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JUNE 27TH  - JULY 3RD 2021

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“ 'Little girl, I tell you to get up!’ The little girl got up and began to walk about…”

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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: Marie Dixon, John O’Brien
ANNIVERSARIES:
Bernard and Mary Grogan, John Cohen, Kathleen Street, Esther Ndubuaku

COLLECTION: Total: £611.01
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Donations: To CAFOD: £33.50;  Food Bank: £20.00; General Donations: £120.00
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
13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 27th June 2021

Entrance:
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.

All that kills abundant living
Velet 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.

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
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:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
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
O God, who through the grace of adoption
chose us to be children of light,
grant, we pray,
that we may not be wrapped in the darkness
of error
but always be seen to stand in the bright light
of truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Wisdom
1 :13-15;2:23-24
Death was not God's doing,
he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the
living.
To be - for this he created all ;
the world's created things have health in them,
in them no fatal poison can be found,
and Hades holds no power on earth;
for virtue is undying.
Yet God did make man imperishable,
he made hill) in the image of his own nature;
it was the devil 's envy that brought death into
the world,
as those who are his partners will discover.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 29:2.4-6. 11-13. R.v2
R) I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.
I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me
and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,
restored me to life from those who sink
into the grave. (R)

Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,
give thanks to his holy name.
His anger lasts but a moment; his favour
through life.
At night there are tears, but joy comes
with dawn. (R)

The Lord listened and had pity.
The Lord came to my help.
For me you have changed my mourning into
dancing.
O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians 8:7.9.13-15
You always have the most of everything - of
faith, of eloquence, of understanding, of keenness
for any cause, and the biggest share of our
affection - so we expect you to put the most
into this work of mercy too. Remember how
generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but
he became poor for your sake, to make you rich
out of his poverty. This does not mean that to
give relief to others you ought to make things
difficult for yourselves: it is a question of
balancing what happens to be your surplus now
against their present need, and one day they
may have something to spare that will supply
your own need. That is how we strike a balance:
as scripture says: The man who gathered much
had none too much, the man who gathered little
did not go short.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Cf. 2 Tim 1 :10
Our Saviour Jesus Christ abolished death,
and he has proclaimed life through the
Good News.
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 Mark 5:21-43
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
For shorter form, 21-24, 35-43 read between[ ... ]
[When Jesus had crossed in the boat to the
other side, a large crowd gathered round him
and he stayed by the lakeside. Then one of the
synagogue officials came up, Jairus by name,
and seeing him, fell at his feet and pleaded with
him earnestly, saying, 'My little daughter is
desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands
on her to make her better and save her life. '
Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed
him; they were pressing all round him.]
Now there was a woman who had suffered
from a haemorrhage for twelve years; after long
and painful treatment under various doctors, she
had spent all she had without being any the
better for it; in fact, she was getting worse. She
had heard about Jesus, and she came up behind
him through the crowd and touched his cloak. 'If
I can touch even his clothes,' she had told herself,
'I shall be well again. ' And the source of the
bleeding dried up instantly, and she felt in herself
that she was cured of her complaint. Immediately
aware tbat power had gone out from him Jesus
turned round in the crowd and said, 'Who
touched my clothes?' His disciples said to him,
'You see how the crowd is pressing round you
and yet you say, "Who touched me?"' But he
continued to look all round to see who had done
it. Then the woman came forward, frightened
and trembling because she knew what had
happened to her, and she fell at his feet and told
him the whole truth. 'My daughter,' he said, 'your
faith has restored you to health; go in peace and
be free from your complaint.'
[While he was still speaking some people
arrived from the house of the synagogue official
to say, 'Your daughter is dead: why put the
Master to any further trouble?' But Jesus had
overheard this remark of theirs and he said to
the official, 'Do not be afraid; only have faith. '
And he allowed no one to go with him except
Peter and James and John the brother of
James. So they came to the official's house and
Jesus noticed all the commotion, with people
weeping and wailing unrestrainedly. He went in
and said to them, 'Why all this commotion and
crying? The child is not dead, but asleep.' But
they laughed at him. So he turned them all out
and, taking with him the child's father and
mother and his own companions, he went into
the place where the child lay. And taking the
child by the hand he said to her, Talitha, kum! ',
which means 'Little girl, I tell you to get up.' The
little girl got up at once and began to walk about,
for she was twelve years old. At this they were
overcome with astonishment, and he ordered
them strictly not to let anyone know about it, and
told them to give her something to eat.]
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
O God, who graciously accomplish
the effects of your mysteries,
grant, we pray,
that the deeds by which we serve you
may be worthy of these sacred gifts.
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 VI of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The pledge of the eternal Passover
(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 in you we live and move and have our being,
and while in this body
we not only experience the daily effects of your
care,
but even now possess the pledge of life eternal.
For, having received the first fruits of the Spirit,
through whom you raised up Jesus from the dead,
we hope for an everlasting share in the
Paschal Mystery.
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:
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, 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.
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:
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 
Lord Jesus Christ

Communion 2:
Ukuthula  

Prayer after Communion Stand
May this divine sacrifice we have
offered and received
fill us with life, O Lord, we pray,
so that, bound to you in lasting charity,
we may bear fruit that lasts 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.

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

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.

TWO NEW ROLES AT THE CATHEDRAL CENTRE (SALFORD):
Communication and Marketing Officer (Cathedral). 
to work with the Communications Manager and Cathedral Dean. This role will be key in supporting the Cathedral to tell its story, past, present & future. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th July 2021. 
Cathedral Campus Estate & Facilities Manager.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th July 2021. 

Please visit the website here:

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https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies/

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.salford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 28th  – St Irenaeus – (c.130-202AD) Born in Smyrna. He was eventually chosen as the Bishop of Lugdunun (now Lyons) in France. He is famous for his writings against heresies, in particular a refutation of Gnosticism. Nothing is known of the actual date of his death but he is venerated as a martyr.
Tuesday 29th  – SS Peter and Paul
Wednesday 30th – The First martyrs of the Roman Church – are martyrs who dies (with SS Peter and Paul) in the first great Roman persecution under the emperor Nero in the year 67. The famous Roman writer, Tacitus, records their deaths.
Thursday 1st July – St. Oliver Plunkett – he was born in Co. Meath (Ireland) in 1625 and died at Tyburn in 1681. He was ordained in Rome and then was eventually appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669. He held synods and visitations and promoted the reforms of the Council of Trent. He was imprisoned in Dublin in 1679. He was tried, condemned and executed in London, the final victim of the ‘Popish Plot’ and the last to be executed for the faith in England.
Saturday 3rd July -  St. Thomas the Apostle – Thomas is perhaps unfairly remembered as ‘Doubting Thomas’. His profession of faith, ‘My Lord and my God’ is the climax of one of the Easter stories. Tradition has it that Thomas travelled far and wide to preach the Gospel and reached India where he was martyred.

URGENT - EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME - There are now only ten days to go until the EU Settlement Scheme deadline of 30 June 2021.It's really important that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members apply to continue to live, work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK.  To apply for the EU Settlement Scheme please visit the Gov website by clicking the image below:

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ECO THOUGHT OF THE WEEK. 27TH JUNE 2021
The Old Testament Book of Wisdom addresses us with these inspiring words today:
“Death was not God’s doing; He takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living.
To be – for this he created all; The world’s created things have health in them,
In them no fatal poison can be found.” How can we value the health which is found in the world’s created things and ensure their benefit for future generations?
How can we keep ‘fatal poisons’ of discarded plastics and emissions and other pollutants from our lands and our seas and our skies?

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 . 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.
The girls making their first communion do not need to wear white and the boys do not have to wear white shirts and red ties. They can dress in any smart clothes that they might wear again. I know that some parents will look to have their children dressed in the traditional ways, and that is fine for those who wish it, but they don’t have to be

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery:                                   If you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest immediately. Names should have been in three weeks ago!
The team 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).
The numbers involved do allow for the sessions to go ahead within the current restrictions while keeping everyone socially distanced.
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

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12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JUNE 20TH  - 26TH 2021

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous from the womb?”

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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: John O’Brien, Maureen O’Regan, Shane Keating (13 years old), Michael Eric Hamilton, Eric McGibbon and Anne McGibbon, John Moore.
ANNIVERSARIES: Paul Carroll, John Cartmell, Veera Howells, Michael McGladdery, Patricia Egerton, Marie Polis, Raymond Wood, Mario de Lourdes Barros, Robert McFall, Alex McFall

CONGRATULATIONS to Shaji and Jeemol Thomas on their 30th Wedding Anniversary

COLLECTION: Total: £733.21
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Donations: from AA £100, Anonymous £50.To CAFOD: £20.00;  Food Bank: £70.00;  Caritas /CAFOD India £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
12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 20th June 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand

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.

Cf. Ps 27: 8-9
The Lord is the strength of his people,
a saving refuge for the one he has anointed.
Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage,
and govern them for ever.
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:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.
 have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
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
Grant, O Lord,
that we may always revere and love your holy name,
for you never deprive of your guidance
those you set firm on the foundation of your love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Job 38:1 .8-11
From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job
his answer. He said:
Who pent up the sea behind closed doors
when it leapt tumultuous from the womb,
when I wrapped it in a robe of mist
and made black clouds its swaddling bands;
when I marked the bounds it was not to cross
and made it fast with a bolted gate?
Come thus far, I said, and no farther:
here your proud waves shall break.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 106:23-26.28-31 . R.v1
R) O give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures for ever.
Some sailed to the sea in ships
to trade on the mighty waters.
These men have seen the Lord's deeds,
the wonders he does in the deep. (R)
For he spoke; he summoned the gale,
tossing the waves of the sea
up to heaven and back into the deep;
their soul melted away in their distress. (R)
Then they cried to the Lord in their need
and he rescued them from their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper:
all the waves of the sea were hushed. (R)
They rejoiced because of the calm
and he led them to the haven they desired.
Let them thank the Lord for his love,
the wonders he does for men. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to
the Corinthians 5:14-17
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect
that if one man has died for all, then all men should
be dead; and the reason he died for all was so
living men should live no longer for themselves,
but for him who died and was raised to life for
them.
From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge
anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we
did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how
we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ,
there is a new creation; the old creation has gone,
and now the new one is here.
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!

 have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy
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

Gospel Mark 4:35-41
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his
disciples, 'Let us cross over to the other side.' And
leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he
was, in the boat; and there were other boats with
him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves
were breaking into the boat so that it was almost
swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the
cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him,
'Master, do you not care? We are going down!' And
he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the
sea, 'Quiet now! Be calm!' And the wind dropped,
and all was calm again. Then he said to them,
'Why are you so frightened? How is it that you
have no faith?' They were filled with awe and said
to one another, 'Who can this be? Even the wind
and the sea obey 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,
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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:
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.

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
Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation
and praise
and grant that, cleansed by its action,
we may make offering of a heart pleasing 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 V of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
Creation
(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 you laid the foundations of the world
and have arranged the changing of times
and seasons;
you formed man in your own image
and set humanity over the whole world in all
its wonder,
to rule in your name over all you have made
and for ever praise you in your mighty works,
through Christ our Lord.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you,
as in joyful celebration 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
Blessed 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 >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:
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, ...
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:
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:
Lord I will lift my eyes to the Hills
Knowing my faith is coming from You
Your peace you give me
In time of the storm

You are the source of my strength
You are the strength of my life
I lift my hands in total praise to You
Amen Amen Amen Amen (x2)

You are the source of my strength
You are the strength of my life
I lift my hands in total praise to You
Amen Amen Amen Amen (x2)

Communion 3:
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

Communion Antiphon Ps 144: 15
The eyes of all look to you, Lord,
and you give them their food in due season.
Prayer after Communion Stand
Renewed and nourished
by the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of
your Son,
we ask of your mercy, O Lord,
that what we celebrate with constant devotion
may be our sure pledge of redemption.
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

 


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.

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.salford.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS:
Monday 21st – St Aloysius Gonzaga -Aloysius came from a noble family from Venice. His father wished him to be a soldier, but Aloysius would have nothing of it. He was, therefore, sent to serve in the court of Philip II of Spain. He eventually joined the Jesuits, but he died of a plague before he was to be ordained. He contracted the plague while looking after the sick.
Tuesday 22nd – SS John Fisher and Thomas MooreJohn Fisher was born in Beverley (Yorkshire) in 1469. He became the Bishop of Rochester but then fell foul of King Henry VIII, was imprisoned, and finally executed on 22nd June 1535.
Thomas moore was born in London in 1578 and became an Oxford scholar and, later, a Judge. He was made Speaker and Lord Chancellor. But he, like John Fisher, was to upset his former friend King Henry VIII over questions of the King’s decision to remarry and papal supremacy. He too was imprisoned in the Tower of London and was then beheaded on 22nd June 1535.
Wednesday 23rd – St. Etheldreda (Audrey) She was born in Suffolk as the daughter of a Saxon King. She was married off twice for political reasons and, because of the second of these marriages, became the Queen of Northumbria. As such, she befriended and sought advice from St. Cuthbert and St. Wilfrid. She was greatly attracted by the monastic life and her husband finally allowed her to live as a nun but then relented. She escaped and fled south, where she became the foundress of a monastery in Ely. St Wilfrid made her the Abbess of this monastery, and it was here that she died in 679.
Thursday 24th – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – Please note that Mass today will be at 10am; Fr Phil is giving a lecture to the staff of the Tablet Catholic Newspaper at midday!

URGENT - EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME - There are now only ten days to go until the EU Settlement Scheme deadline of 30 June 2021.It's really important that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members apply to continue to live, work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK.  To apply for the EU Settlement Scheme please visit the Gov website by clicking the image below:

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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 . 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.
The girls making their first communion do not need to wear white and the boys do not have to wear white shirts and red ties. They can dress in any smart clothes that they might wear again. I know that some parents will look to have their children dressed in the traditional ways, and that is fine for those who wish it, but they don’t have to be

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 8 PUPILS:
To families of all Year 8 Students across the Oldham and Tameside Deanery:                                   If you wish to be confirmed, please contact your local parish priest immediately. Names should have been in three weeks ago!
The team 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).
The numbers involved do allow for the sessions to go ahead within the current restrictions while keeping everyone socially distanced.
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

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11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B)
WEEK: JUNE 13TH  - 19TH 2021

11th Sunday in ordinary time

“The Kingdom of God…is like a mustard seed which…grows into the biggest shrub of them all….so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.”

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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: Dorothy Fogg, Joaquim Da Silva, John O’Brien, Maureen O’Regan, Shane Keating (13 years old), Michael Eric Hamilton, Eric McGibbon and Anne McGibbon, John Moore.
ANNIVERSARIES: Paul Carroll, Raymond Wood, Jack Mullin, Sergio and Irene Auxtero, Alan Redvers Whitehead, Terry Mills Snr. and Terry Mills Jr., Veera Howells

COLLECTION: Total: £575.04
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £624 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD £59.00; Food Bank £20.00;
Caritas /CAFOD India £50.00
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
11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) 13th June 2021

Entrance:
The church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her
and for her life he died.

'Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore:
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blessed;
and the great church victorious
shall be the church at rest!

Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three-in-One;
and mystic, sweet communion
with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

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:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
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, strength of those who hope in you,
graciously hear our pleas, . .
and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing,
grant us always the help of your grace,
that in following your commands
we may please you by our resolve and our deeds.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel 17:22-24
The Lord says this:
'From the top of the cedar,
from the highest branch I will take a shoot
and plant it myself on a very high mountain.
I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.
It will sprout branches and bear fruit
and become a noble cedar.
Every kind of bird will live beneath it,
every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches.
And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord,
am the one
who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,
who withers green trees and makes the withered green.
I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 91 : 2-3, 13-16.R.cf. v2
R) It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord
to make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your truth in the watches of the night. (R)
The just will flourish like the palm-tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar.(R)
Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of our God,
still bearing fruit when they are old,
still full of sap, still green,
to proclaim that the Lord is just.
In him, my rock, there is no wrong. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Paul
to the Corinthians 5:6-10
We are always full of confidence when we remember
that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord,
going as we do by faith and not by sight - we are full
of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from
the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether
we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent
on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be
brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us
will get what he deserves for the things he did in the
body, good or bad.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!
The seed is the word of God, Christ the Sower;
whoever finds the seed will remain for ever.
Alleluia!

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

Gospel Mark 4:26-34
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 the crowds: 'This is what the kingdom
of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night
and day, While he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed
is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of
its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then
the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop
is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because
the harvest has come.'
He also said, 'What can we say the kingdom of God
is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a
mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil
is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is
sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and
puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can
shelter in its shade.'
Using many parables like these, he spoke the word
to them, so far as they were capable of understanding
it. He would not speak to them except in parables,
but he explained everything to his disciples when they
were alone.
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
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.

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 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 in the offerings presented here
provide for the twofold needs of human nature,
nourishing us with food
and renewing us with your Sacrament,
grant, we pray,
that the sustenance they provide
may not fail us in body or in spirit.
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.

Eucharistic Prayer IV with its own Preface
(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 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
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.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
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, 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    |(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:
Dakilang katapatan

Prayer after Communion Stand
As this reception of your Holy Communion, O Lord,
foreshadows the union of the faithful in you,
so may it bring about unity in your Church.
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:
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
So I’m sending you out to be
My 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.

EXTRACTS FROM POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.
This week is Refugee week (14th – 20th June).
“I have wished to devote the Message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the theme, Towards An Ever Wider “We”, in order to indicate a clear horizon for our common journey in this world.
Indeed, the Church’s catholicity, her universality, must be embraced and expressed in every age, according to the will and grace of the Lord who promised to be with us always, until the end of the age (cf. Mt 28:20). The Holy Spirit enables us to embrace everyone, to build communion in diversity, to unify differences without imposing a depersonalized uniformity. In encountering the diversity of foreigners, migrants and refugees, and in the intercultural dialogue that can emerge from this encounter, we have an opportunity to grow as Church and to enrich one another.
This is the ideal of the new Jerusalem (cf. Is 60; Rev 21:3), where all peoples are united in peace and harmony, celebrating the goodness of God and the wonders of creation. To achieve this ideal, however, we must make every effort to break down the walls that separate us and, in acknowledging our profound interconnection, build bridges that foster a culture of encounter. Today’s migration movements offer an opportunity for us to overcome our fears and let ourselves be enriched by the diversity of each person’s gifts. Then, if we so desire, we can transform borders into privileged places of encounter, where the miracle of an ever wider “we” can come about.”

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:
Monday- 14th June –Dedication of the Cathedral.
Wednesday 16th June – St. Richard of Chichester. He was born in Droitwich in 1197 and died in Dover in 1253. He was ordained a priest at 45 years old and was appointed bishop of Chichester just two years later. However, because of the King’s opposition to this appointment, he was unable to take over his diocese until 1247. He is remembered for his generosity to the poor, for the mercy he showed to sinners, and for the reform of the liturgical life of the Diocese.
Saturday 19th June – St Romuald, Abbot. Romuald’s father killed a man leaving Romuald feeling that he had to do penance for his father’s crime. He became a hermit and founded monasteries and restored a solitary religious life. He died aged 75 in 1027.

FR. PHIL WAS ORDAINED 45 YEARS AGO ON 12TH JUNE 1976!

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

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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

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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

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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/

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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 Wedne