SEPTEMBER 27TH - OCTOBER 3RD 2020

THIS "GEM" CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR
PRIVATE PRAYER AND REFLECTION
EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY FROM
12 NOON UNTIL 1.00PM

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings with immediate effect

Apart from the above times
the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:

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All Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays

The church will remain open after Mass for personal prayer and reflection Monday to Saturday until 1.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANYONE CAN ATTEND WEEKDAY MASS ON MONDAY TO SATURDAY BUT SUNDAY MASS ATTENDANCE IS BY PRIOR REQUEST.
YOU MUST CONTACT FR PHIL TO BE ASSIGNED A SEAT FOR SUNDAY MASS.

CONFESSIONS:
Temporarily suspended. (by appointment if deemed necessary).

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:
by arrangement when restrictions permit.

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WEEK: SEPTEMBER 20TH  - SEPTEMBER 26TH  2020

25th Sunday in Ordinary time

‘Why be envious when I am generous’

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Madeleine and Danny Atherton.
LATELY DEAD: Nancy O’Neill; June Barker; Juliet Coley;  Maria Garsteleo, Bronislaw Jarosz, Derek Kilgannon, Seamus McGinn
ANNIVERSARIES:Anthony Flatley;  William and Ellen Shepherd;P.G. Varghese
.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £203.06 Loose: £178.88  Total: £381.94
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 301st August 2020: One off donations: £nil   Standing Order: £549.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
Parish Funds £30.00  Missio £29.81 CAFOD: £5.00; £2.45; £15; £10.00 Foodbank: £10.00 Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 20th September 2020

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

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my Fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
'Twas 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.

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: Christie, eleison.
Christ, have mercy.        Or: Christie, 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.

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

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

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

 

The 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 word,
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 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 founded all the commands of your
sacred Law
upon love of you and of our neighbour,
grant that, by keeping your precepts,
we may merit to attain eternal life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen                                                                        Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading

A reading from the prophet Isaiah                                                                  55:6-9

Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Let the wicked man abandon his way,
the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity
on him,
to our God who is rich in forgiving;
for my thoughts are not your thoughts.
my ways not your ways – it is the Lord who speaks.
Yes, the heavens are as high above earth
as my ways are above your ways,
my thoughts are above your thoughts.

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm                                                                                                  Psalm 144:2-3,8-9.17-18 R.v18

R)          The Lord is close to all who call him.

I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever.
The Lord is great, highly to be praised.
his greatness cannot be measured. (R)

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
Compassionate to all his creatures. (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)

R)          The Lord is close to all who call him.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans                                       1:20-24, 27

Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my
life or by my death. Life to me, of course, is Christ,
but then death would bring me something more;
but then again, if living in this body means doing
work which is having good results – I do not know
what should I choose. I am caught in this
dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ,
which would be very much the better, but for me
to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for
your sake.
Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would
be unworthy of the gospel of Christ.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation                                                                         Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                                                      Lk 19:38
Blessings to the King who comes
in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest heavens!
Alleluia!

Gospel                                                                                                Matthew 20:1-16
The Lord be with you.
And with your Spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of
heaven is like a landowner going out daybreak
to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an
agreement with the workers for one denarius a
day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at
about the third hour he saw others standing idle in
the market place and said to them, “You go to my
vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage.” So
they went. At about the sixth hour and again at
about the ninth hour, he went out and did the
same. Then at about the eleventh hour he went
out and found more men standing round, and he
said to them, “Why have you been standing here
idle all day?” Because no one has hired us” they
answered. He said to them, “You go into my
vineyard too”. In the evening, the owner of the
vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and
pay them their wages, starting with the last
arrivals and ending with the first.” So those who
were hired at about the eleventh hour came
forward and received one denarius each. When
the first came, they expected to get more, but they
too received one denarius each. They took it, but
grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came
last” they said “have done only one hour, and you
have treated them the same as us, though we
have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He
answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am
not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one
denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to
pay the last-comer as much as I pay you. Have I
no right to do what I like with my own? Why be
envious because I am generous?” Thus the last
will be first, and the first, last.’
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 of 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 for the resurrection
   of the dead
and 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

Offertory
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!
Oh, let all that is in us adore Him!
All that has life and breath,
come now with praises before Him!
Let the ‘Amen’ sound from His people again;
Now as we worship before Him

 

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:

Blessed be God for ever.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother 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 with favour, O Lord, we pray,
the offerings of your people.
that what they profess with devotion and faith
may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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 VII of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
Salvation through the obedience of Christ
 (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 so loved the world
that in your mercy you send us the Redeemer,
to live like us in all things but sin,
so that you might love in us what you loved in
your Son,
by whose obedience we have been restored to
those gifts of yours
that, by sinning, we had lost in disobedience.

And so, Lord, with all the Angels and Saints,
we, too, give you thanks, as in exultation 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 comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna, Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest

                                                           Kneel
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II

You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.

Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your spirits 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 have 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 the 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 forever.

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, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.                                                                                   Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy 
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

Communion:
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 II:
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

1.Gentile or Jew
Servant or free
Woman or man, No more

2.Many the gifts,
Many the works
One in the Lord of all

3.Grain for the fields,
Scattered and grown,
Gathered to one, for all

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Communion Antiphon                                                                    Ps 118: 4-5
You have laid down your precepts to be
  carefully kept;
may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.

Prayer after Communion                                                              Stand
Graciously raise up, O Lord,
those you renew with this Sacrament,
that we may come to possess your redemption
both in mystery and in the manner of our 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.

The people reply:
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.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“When we see a mistake, a defect, or a slip, in a brother or sister, usually the first thing we do is go and tell others about it, to gossip. And gossip closes the heart of the community, closes the unity of the Church.  “The great talker is the devil, who always goes about saying the bad things of others, because he is the liar who tries to disunite the Church, to alienate his brothers and not to make community. Please, brothers and sisters, we make an effort not to gossip. Gossiping is a worse pest than Covid!  Let's make an effort: No gossip!”

SMILE AWHILE:  A teacher asked the children in her Sunday School class, “if I sold my house, my car and all my belongings, and gave the money to the church, would I get into heaven?”  “No” the children answered!
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the lawns, and kept everything neat and tidy, would I get into heaven then?”  “No” the children insisted!
“Well” then she said, “how then can I get into heaven?”
A cheeky little five year old, on the back row called out, “You have to be dead first!”

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED. Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or attend on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure of numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.
If you do want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday: 21st September: St Mathew was born in Capernaum and worked as a tax collector until he was called by Jesus.  He wrote his Gospel in Hebrew, and tradition has it that he preached in Syria and India.
Wednesday, 23rd September: St Pius of Pietrelcina was a Capuchin friar who displayed a remarkable devotion to prayer and the sacraments.
Thursday 24th September: Our Lady of Walsingham.
Saturday 26th September: Ss. Cosmas and Damian:  were both said to be doctors and were martyred together in Syria around the year 300.  There is evidence that their tomb was at Cyrrhus, where a basilica was built in their honour.

THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM was founded in the year 1061. When the lady of the manor of Walsingham,  Richeldis de Faverches was inspired in a dream that took her to Nazareth, where she was shown the house of the Annunciation.  She was asked by our Lady to make a replica in Norfolk so that local people could go there in honour of the Incarnation, with the promise that ‘Whoever seeks my help will not go away empty-handed’.  The simple wooded house that she built soon became the focus of special devotion to our Lady.  The ‘Holy House’ was later covered by a stone church.  In 1153 the Augustinian Canons founded a priory to care for the needs of pilgrims.  Only the ruin of the priory arch remains after it’s destruction on the orders of Henry VIII.
Following the destruction, Walsingham declined beyond recognitions, but memories remained.  In 1895, Pope Leo XIII authorised the restoration of the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham in the Church of the Annunciation at Kings Lynn.  This shrine remains and is known as the Pontifical Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham.  The image of our Lady is standing up!!  In 1896 Miss Charlotte Boyd, an Anglican convert and parishioner at Kings Lynn bought the Slipper Chapel at Haughton St Giles, adjacent to Walsingham village, and restored it to Catholic use.  The first Mass since the Reformation was offered in the Slipper Chapel on 15th August 1934 when the present statue, based on the old priory seal was installed, and a few days later Cardinal Francis Bourne led a pilgrimage of 10,000 people to the Chapel and declared it to be the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady. (Our Lady is sitting down)!
Today the Shrine welcomes many thousands every year and facilities for pilgrims are much improved from back in the day.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”op

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24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: SEPTEMBER 13TH  - SEPTEMBER 19TH  2020

24th week in ordinary time

‘The servant’s master felt sorry for him
and cancelled all his debt’

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke.
LATELY DEAD: Patrick (Paddy) Ward; Nancy O’Neill; June Barker.
ANNIVERSARIES: Anthony Flatley.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £2326.85 Loose: £279.09  Total: £2605.94
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 30th July 2020: One off donations: £nil   Standing Order: £544.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; £3.40 Foodbank: £10.00 Parish Funds £5.00; $8.00 Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 13th September 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn                                                      Stand
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.

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 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 word,
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 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
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
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen                                                                        Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading

A reading from prophet Ecclesiasticus                                                            27:30-28:7

Resentment and anger, these are foul things,
and both are found with the sinner.
He who exacts vengeance will experience the
vengeance of the Lord,
who keeps strict account of sin.
Forgive you neighbour the hurt he does you,
and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.
If a man nurses anger against another,
can he then demand compassion from the Lord?
Showing no pity for a man like himself,
can he then plead for his own sins?
Mere creature of flesh, he cherishes resentment;
Who will forgive him his sins?
Remember the last things, and stop hating,
remember dissolution and death, and live by the
commandments.
Remember the commandments, and do not bear
your neighbour ill-will;
remember the covenant of the Most High, and
overlook the offence.

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm                                                                                                  Psalm 102:1-4,9-12 R.v8

R)          The Lord is compassion and love, slow to
              anger and rich in mercy.

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)

It is he who forgives all your guilt,
who heals every one of your ills,
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings. (R)

His wrath will come to an end;
he will not be angry for ever.
He does not treat us according to our sins
nor repay us according to our faults. (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 if from the west
so far does he remove our sins. (R)

R)          The Lord is compassion and love, slow to
              anger and rich in mercy.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans                                       14:7-9

The life and death of each of us has its influence
on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we
die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we
belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both
died and came to life, it was so that he might be
Lord both of the dead and of the living.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation                                                                         Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                             1Sam 3:9; Jn 6:68
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!
Or
Alleluia, alleluia!
I give you a new commandment:
love one another just as I have loved you,
says the Lord.
Alleluia!

Gospel                                                                                                Matthew 18:21-35
The Lord be with you.
And with your Spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Peter went up to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, how often
must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As
often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not
seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.
‘And so the kingdom of heaven may be compared
to a king who decided to settle his accounts with
his servants. When the reckoning began, they
brought him a man who owed ten thousand talents;
but he had no means of paying, so his master gave
orders that he should be sold, together with his wife
and children and all his possessions, to meet the
debt. At this, the servant threw himself down at his
master’s feet. “Give me time” he said “and I will pay
the whole sum.” And the servant’s master felt so
sorry for him that he let him go and cancelled the
debt. Now as this servant went out, he happened
to meet a fellow servant who owed him one
hundred denarii; and he seized him by the throat
and began to throttle him. “Pay what you owe me”
he said. His fellow servant fell at his feet and
implored him, saying. “Give me time and I will pay
you.” But the other would not agree; on the
contrary, he had him thrown into prison till he
should pay the debt. His fellow servants were
deeply distressed when they saw what had
happened, and they went to their master and
reported the whole affair to him. Then the master
sent for him. “You wicked servant,” he said “I
cancelled all that debt of yours when you appealed
to me. Were you not bound then to have pity on
your fellow servant just as I had pity on you?” And
in his anger the master handed him over to the
torturers till he should pay all his debt. And that is
how my heavenly Father will deal with you unless
you each forgive your brother from your heart.’

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 of 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 for the resurrection
   of the dead
and life of the world to come. Amen
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example:      Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer. 

After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.                                 Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:

Blessed be God for ever.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother 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 IV with its own Preface
(The Priest may use a different Preface and
Eucharistic Prayer.)

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

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:

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

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 us in your own image
and entrusted the whole world to our care,
so that in serving you alone, the Creator,
we might have dominion over all creatures.
And when through disobedience we had lost
your friendship,
you did not abandon us 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 to death,
and, rising from the dead,
he destroyed death and restored life.

And that we might live no longer for our 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 his 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 it 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 fruit of the vine,
he gave thanks,
he 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 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, O Lord, remember now
all for whom we offer this sacrifice:
especially your servant Francis our Pope,
John, 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 forever.

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, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.                                                                                   Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy 
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Communion Antiphon                                                                    Cf. Ps 35: 8
How precious is your mercy, O God!
The children of men seek shelter in the
  shadow of your wings.

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.

The people reply:
Thanks be to God.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘If I were to ask you now, ‘For you, who is Jesus?’, there would be a little hesitation .... To confess Jesus is a grace of the Father.  To say that Jesus is the Son of the Living God, that He is the Redeemer, is a grace that we must ask for:‘Father give me the grace to confess Jesus. Amen.’

DID YOU KNOW:  The youngest Pope ever was elected in 1032.  He was about twenty years old and called Theophylactus of Tusculum. He took the regnal name Benedict IX.  He was the nephew of his immediate predecessor John XIX.  He was definitely not the best choice ever made, and was only elected because of the influence of his wealthy family.  He led the most dissolute lifestyle before his election and continued afterwards.  He was the only man to have been de facto Pope 3 times. He was forced to abdicate in September 1044 because of his scandalous lifestyle and was replaced by Sylvester III. Then Benedict was recalled from March to May of 1045, before selling the papacy to his uncle Gregory VI. Gregory, Sylvester and Benedict were all deposed by the Council of Sutri in 1046 but their replacement soon died and Benedict returned to the papacy for a couple more years  He was the only Pope in history to have been Pope more than once and the only one to sell on the Papacy itself.  Thank goodness that the Holy Spirit somehow manages to guide the church despite the machinations of men.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED. Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or attend on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure of numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.
If you do want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

VOLUNTEER STEWARDS during the week are needed to help sanitize the church after the mid-day Mass, i.e. 12.30pm – 100pm.  Otherwise the church will be sanitized and closed immediately after the Mass.

SMILE AWHILE: 
Back in the day:  Curry was a surname;  a takeaway was a mathematical problem; a pizza was a leaning tower somewhere in Italy; you only got bananas and oranges at Christmas (from Father Christmas!);  a Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter;   rice was a milk pudding desert; a Big Mac was something we wore when it rained!

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 14th Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Thursday 17th St. Robert Bellarmine:  Born in 1542, as a young man he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) .  He was made a Cardinal and was Bishop of Capua. He was one of the writers of the Counter Reformation, advising five Popes and the Roman Congregations in the questions and problems of the age.  He died in 1621.
Saturday 19th September: St Theodore of Canterbury: Appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 666, and spent most of his ministry reconciling the Celtic and Roman tradition Christians throughout this country.

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS:  The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross recalls three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by St. Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine: the dedication of the churches built by Constantine on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary: and the restoration of the True Cross to Jerusalem by the emperor Heraclius II.  But, in a deeper sense it also celebrates the Holy Cross as the instrument of our salvation.
The Finding: Shortly after the Resurrection of Jesus, the Jewish authorities tried to hide the site of the Holy Sepulchre by covering it with earth.  Traditionally the Holy Cross was buried too.  In 326, tradition has it, St Helena, who by now was an old woman, decided under divine inspiration, to travel to Jerusalem to excavate the site of the Holy Sepulchre.  On arrival she was aided by a Jewish man by the name of Judas who was aware of the stories and led her to the site where she found many artefacts including the Holy Cross.
The Churches: In celebration of the finding, Constantine ordered the erection of churches on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and on Mount Calvary.  
The Restoration:  In the early seventh century, the Persians conquered Jerusalem and king Khosrau took the Holy Cross to Persia.  Later, Khosrau II was defeated by Emperor Heraclius II, who took the True Cross to Constantinople, before deciding to return it to Jerusalem.  Tradition has it that he carried the Cross into the church on Mount Calvary on his own back.
St Helena returned to Rome, taking part of the True Cross and other relics of the Passion with her. She installed them in her private chapel in the house in which she lived.  After her death they remained in the same chapel, which, has since been incorporated into the present day basilica of the Holy Cross in Rome.  In the 1930’s, they were placed in a new reliquary chapel commissioned by Mussolini.
The Feast Day is celebrated by most Christian denominations.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: SEPTEMBER 6TH  - SEPTEMBER 12TH  2020

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘When two or three meet in my name,
I shall be there with them’
(Matthew 18: 20)

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Juliet Colley; Lee John; Daniel Breslin.
LATELY DEAD: Kevin John Grogan; John Taylor; Veronica Lang.
ANNIVERSARIES: Kenneth John Chorley;  Margaret Kennedy.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £251.10 Loose: £123.99  Total: £375.09
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 30th July 2020: One off donations: £ 120.00.   Standing Order: £549.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; £10.00; £15.00 Foodbank: £10.00 Parish Funds £5.20 Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 6th September 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn                                                      Stand
Ps. 118: 137, 124
You are just, O Lord, and your judgment
  is right
treat your servant in accord with your
  merciful love.
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 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.

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 word,
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 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, by whom we are redeemed and receive
adoption,
look graciously upon your beloved sons and
daughters,
that those who believe in Christ
may receive true freedom
and an everlasting inheritance.
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 prophet Ezekiel                                                         33:7-9

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as
follows, ‘Son of man, I have appointed you as
sentry to the house of Israel. When you hear a
word of my mouth, warn them in my name. If I
say to a wicked man: Wicked wretch, you are to
die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man
to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin,
but I will hold you responsible for his death. If,
however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce
his ways and repent, and he does not repent, then
he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have
saved your life.’

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm                                                                                                  Ps 94:1-2.6-9. R. v8

R)          O that day you would listen to his voice!
Harden not your hearts.

Come, ring out our joy to the Lord;
hail the rock who saves us.
Let us come before him, giving thanks,
with songs let us hail the Lord. (R)

Come in; let us bow and bend low;
let us kneel before the God who made us
for he is our God and we
the people who belong to his pasture,
the flock that is led by his hand. (R)

O that day you would listen to his voice!
‘Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as on that day at Massah in the desert
when your fathers put me to the test;
when they tried me, though they say my work.’ (R)

R)          O that day you would listen to his voice!
Harden not your hearts.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans                                       13:8-10

Avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual
love. If you love your fellow men you have carried
out your obligations. All the commandments: You
shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you
shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are
summed up in this single command: You must love
your neighbour as yourself. Love is the one thing
that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the
answer to everyone one of the commandments.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation                                                                         Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                                                           Jn 17:17
Your word is truth, O Lord,
consecrate us in the truth.
Alleluia!

Gospel                                                                                                Matthew 18:15-20
The Lord be with you.
And with your Spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does
something wrong, go and have it out with him
alone, between your two selves. If he listens to
you, you have won back your brother. If he does
not listen, take one or two others along with you:
the evidence of two or three witnesses is required
to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen
to these, report it to the community; and if he
refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a
pagan or a tax collector.
‘I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth
shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever
you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in
heaven.
‘I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on
earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted
to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or
three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.’

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 of 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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall 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 for the resurrection
   of the dead
and 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 LITERGY OF THE EUCHARIST

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:

Blessed be God for ever.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother 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 give us the gift of true prayer and.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.  
Lift up your hearts.
We left them up 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.)
Preface VI of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The pledge of the eternal Passover
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic 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 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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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 forever.

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, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.                                                                                   Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy 
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Communion Antiphon                                                                    Cf. Ps 41: 2-3
Like the dear that yearns for running streams,
so my soul is yearning for you, my God;
my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.

Prayer after Communion                                                              Stand
Grant that your faithful, O Lord,
whom you nourish and endow with life
through the food of your Word and heavenly
Sacrament,
may so benefit from you beloved Son’s great gifts
that we may merit an eternal share in his life.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made.                                                         Then:

Priest:                 The Lord be with you.
All:                      And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
Amen.

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

The people reply:
Thanks be to God.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘It is necessary to understand Jesus, to be familiar with Jesus.  I always go back to this advice: always carry a small, pocket – size Gospel Book and read a passage every day.  There you will find Jesus as He is, as he presents Himself; you will find Jesus who loves us, who tremendously wants our well-being.  Carry the Gospel in your purse, in your pocket, even on your mobile phone.  May the Virgin Mary intercede with her prayer, so that the joy of faith might grow in us.’

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP JOHN on the Environment:
There is no doubt that we are becoming more aware of the damage we have done and continue to do on our planet Earth, and the damage that is affecting mostly those who have done the least to cause it.  They, live in the poorest countries, where they endure the worst of events, such as crop failures and agricultural land turned to desert.  We have done little to begin our work of repair, but progress has been made in the understanding of the situation, the causes of the damage and the work needed to repair it.  It is impossible to exaggerate the task that lies before us.  It is clear that everyone has a role to play, through simple adjustments to our daily lives, to a change in our routine and priorities. We can also pray.  Pray for insight and understanding of the problem.  And, we must ask for the Grace to make progress in uniting politicians, industrialists and scientists in caring for us and our brothers and sister throughout the world in our common home.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory.  Social distancing must always be maintained.

CAR PARK CLOSURE:
Work to repair and improve the entrance to the car park will begin on Monday, this week.  The work is expected to last two days.  Parking should be available again Wednesday morning. Sorry about any inconvenience!

SMILE AWHILE: 
Church notices best forgotten:
1)  Don’t let worry kill you – let the church help!
2)  Remember in prayer those who are sick of our church community!
3) For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery class downstairs!

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday 8th September: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: marks the birth of our Lady Mary to her parents Anne and Joachim.
Thursday 10th September: Saint Ambrose Barlow:  Born in1585 at the still standing Barlow Hall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.  Ambrose became a Benedictine after his studies at Douai in France and Valladolid in Spain.  He returned to Manchester to serve the many Catholics in the area.  He was particularly famed for his preaching and love of the poor, walking long distances to fulfil his ministry.  He was imprisoned at least four times, for being a Catholic priest, before his final trial and execution at Lancaster in1641.  The relic of his scull is preserved at the residence of our Bishop, Wardley Hall, and his jaw bone at St Ambrose Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

OUR LADY’S BIRTHDAY: Liturgically called the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, marks the birth of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  There is no record in the Sacred Scriptures of this event.  The earliest known account is in an apocryphal text from the second century, known as the Protoevangelium of James, with her parents named as Anne and Joachim. 
In the case of saints, the Church normally commemorates the date of their death, with the Virgin Mary and St John Baptist being the exceptions, because of their mission in salvation history, and because of their holiness in their birth i.e. Mary in her Immaculate Conception and John in his sanctification in his mother’s womb.    
The earliest documentation of the liturgical celebration of this feast comes from a hymn written in the sixth century.  It is thought that the feast may have originated somewhere in Syria, when after the Council of Ephesus, where Mary was proclaimed ‘Theotokos’ or Mother of God, the cult of Mary intensified, especially in Syria.
This feast is celebrated by all the major Christian denominations that keep a liturgical calendar.  September 8th is chosen as the date presumably because it is nine months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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22ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: AUGUST 30TH  - SEPTEMBER 5TH  2020

22nd in ORDINARY TIME

"Psalm 62. V.8"

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Juliet Colley.
LATELY DEAD: Kevin John Grogan; John Taylor; Veronica Lang; Christina Deegan.
ANNIVERSARIES: Kenneth John Chorley;  Margaret Kennedy.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £318.41 Loose: £127.20  Total: £445.61
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 30th July 2020: One off donations: £ 120.00.   Standing Order: £549.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £3.00 and £5.00 Foodbank:£20.00; £10.00; £10.00 Parish Funds £5.50 Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)  30th August 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn                                                      Stand
Cf. Ps 85: 3, 5
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all
   the day long.
O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of mercy to all who call to you.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond:    And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.
Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance
using one of the Penitential Acts.

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 word,
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 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 might,, giver of every good gift,
put into our hearts the love of your name,
so that, by deepening our sense of reverence,
you may nurture in us what is good
and, by your watchful care,
keep safe what you have nurtured.
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 prophet Jeremiah                                                                   20:7-9

You have seduced me, Lord, and I have let
myself be seduced;
you have overpowered me: you were the
stronger;
I am a daily laughing-stock,
everyobody's butt.
Each time I speak a word, I have to howl
and proclaim: ‘Violence and ruin!’
The word of the Lord has meant for me
insult, derision, all day long.
I used to say, ‘I will not think about him,
I will not speak in his name any more.’
Then there seemed to be a fire burning in my heart,
imprisoned in my bones.
The effort to restrain it wearied me,
I could not bear it.

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm                                                                                                  Ps 62:2-6.8-9. R. v2

R) For you my soul is thirsting, O Lord my God.

O God, you are my God, for you I long;
for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water. (R)

So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.
For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise. (R)

So I will bless you all my life,
in you name I will lift u my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy. (R)

For you have been my help,
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice,
My sould clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast. (R)

R) For you my soul is thirsting, O Lord my God.

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans                                       12:1-2

Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship
him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking
beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy
sacrifice, truly pleasing to God. Do not model
yourselves on the behaviour of the world around
you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by
your new mind. This is the only way to discover
the will of God and know what is good, what it is
that God wants, what is the perfect thing to do.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation                                                                         Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                                 Cf. Eph 1:117.18
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                                                                                                Matthew 16:21-27
The Lord be with you.
And with your Spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that
he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer
grievously at the hands of the elders and chief
priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be
raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside,
Peter started to remonstrate with him. ‘Heaven
preserve you, Lord,’ he said.  ‘This must not
happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter,
‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my
path, because the way you think is not God’s way
but man’s.’
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘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 will find it. What,
then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world
and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in
exchange for his life?
‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory
of his Father with his angels, and, when he does,
he will reward each one according to his
behaviour.’
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 of 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 for the resurrection
of the dead
and life of the world to come. Amen
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example:      Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer. 

After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.                                 Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud the response both times is:

Blessed be God for ever.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother 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 sacred offering, O Lord,
confer on us always the blessing of salvation,
that what it celebrates in mystery
it may accomplish in power.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.  
Lift up your hearts.
We left them up 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,
and by his suffering cancelled out our sins;
by his rising from the dead
he has opened way to eternal life,
and by ascending to you, O 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:

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 III
(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 bought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and clip 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 hanks, 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 FORGIVNESS 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 you 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 you 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 Francis our Pope and John 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 form 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 forever.

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, 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

Prayer after Communion                                                              Stand
Renewed by this bread from the heavenly table,
we beseech you, Lord,
that, being the food of charity,
it may confirm our hearts
and stir us to serve you in our neighbour.
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.  

The people reply:
Thanks be to God.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘May the intercession of Mary help us to persevere in faith and fraternal love when the darkness and storms of life place our trust in God in crisis.’

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER:  Oldham Interfaith have organised a
virtual event celebrating and empowering local women of all ages and different belief systems on Thursday 8th October 2020 at 7pm -8.30pm.  Zoom access details will be sent out on the day of the event.  The guest speakers will be Young Women from different communities, and the evening will provide an opportunity to interact and network and even make new friends.  Booking via: wwww.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk or by e-mail to
WCT-OLDHAM@OUTLOOK.COM

NIGHTFEVER takes place on the First Friday of the month at 7:30pm at Holy Name Church, Oxford Road, Manchester.   The concept behind Nightfever is very simple, the church remains open from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, bathed in just candlelight. On the altar is the exposed Blessed Sacrament. Live music is softly played in the background. The atmosphere is one of beauty and of peace.
Our volunteers are outside, in pairs, simply just inviting passers by to come in and light a candle. The response to the invitation varies, but a surprising amount of people come in and their breath is taken away by the beauty. Many are struck by the atmosphere, and ask to stay. Some wish to talk, some just remain in silence.
Afterwards we retire to the chaplaincy next door for some pizza and to share our experiences, Come along and join the team!

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory.  Social distancing must always be maintained.

THIS WEEK'S NEWS SNIPPETS:

EXAM RESULTS:  Congratulations to all our young people who eventually got their exam results over the past week or so, especially if the results were as good as they were expecting.  If the results were not up to expectations, I hope you will be successful in any appeal or will find another way to achieve what you want in life. It must have been a very difficult time for you all, whether you were successful or not.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 31st August: St Aiden and the Saints of Lindisfarne: Aidan was born in Ireland and died in Bamburgh in 651.  He was sent to Northumbria when King Oswald asked for help in converting his kingdom, and established his monastery on the island of Lindisfarne.  With him are remembered all those holy people who made Lindisfarne a cradle of English Christianity.
Tuesday 1st September: St Edmund Arrowsmith: Born in 1585 at Haydock, Edmund was ordained at Douai and began his work in Lancashire including Salmesbury and Walton-le-Dale.  He was eventually caught and arrested for being a Catholic priest in 1628.  He was imprisoned in Lancaster and hanged drawn and quartered there.
Thursday 3rd September: St Gregory the Great: Born in Rome in 540, he was elected Pope in 590. He was fervent in his pastoral car, in preaching, writing and care for the poor.  He is called ‘Apostle to the English’ because it was he who sent Augustine to England, having encountered English slaves in the Forum.
Friday 4th September: St. Cuthbert: He was born about 634.  He decided to become a monk after having a religious experience.  He soon became prior at Melrose, and after the Synod of Whitby in 664 he became prior of Lindisfarne where he introduced the Roman customs agreed at the synod.  For the last two years of his life he served as bishop of Lindisfarne.  After his death he was immediately acclaimed as a saint and his cult became the most popular in the north of England.

THE SYNOD OF WHITBY: A gathering of the great and the good of the Christian Church in the ‘kingdom’ of Northumbria, held at Whitby Abbey in 663/4, where St. Hilda was Abbess, in order to decide whether to abandon the Celtic methods of church order in favour of the Roman rite.  This included the calculation of the date of Easter.  It marked a vital turning point in the development of the church in England.   The Celtic Party was led by the Abbess Hilda, (who according to Bede was a ‘formidable woman’), and bishops Colman and Chedd.  The strong Roman party was led by Queen Eanfled and Wilfred, bishop of Northumbria.  In the end King Oswin, much influenced by a speech made by Wilfred, decided in favour of Rome.  He believed that Rome followed the teachings of St Peter, the holder of the keys of heaven.  The decision led to the acceptance of Roman usage elsewhere in England, and brought the English Church into line with continental Europe, much as it is today

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SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A
)
WEEK: AUGUST 23RD  - AUGUST 29TH  2020

21st in ORDINARY TIME:  YEAR (A)

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; John Taylor; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke.
LATELY DEAD: Lesley Ann Wardleworth; John Taylor and Veronica Lang.
ANNIVERSARIES: Amy Sexton; Myra Patra;  Bernard Kearns;  Anna Maria Smith;  Maura Higgins;  George Edward Craven. 

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £510.30 Loose: £124.23   Total: £634.53
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 30th July 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £549.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £1.00; £5.00; £20.00 Foodbank:£10.00; £10.00 Parish Funds £9.50
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 16TH AUGUST 2020

Entrance Hymn
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 judgments
Be ruled by you 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!

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Cf. Ps 85: 1-3
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me;
save the servant who trusts in you, my God.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all
the day long.
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.
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
O God, who cause the minds of the faithful
to unite in a single purpose,
grant your people to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, amid the uncertainties of this world,
our hearts may be fixed on that place
where true gladness is found.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 22:19-23
Thus says the Lord of hosts to Shebna, the
master of the palace:
I dismiss you from your office,
I remove you from your post,
and the same day I call on my servant
Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
I invest him with your robe ,
gird him with your sash,
entrust him with your authority;
and he shall be a father
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
and to the House of Judah .
I place the key of the House of David
on his shoulder;
should he open, no one shall close,
should he close, no one shall open.
I drive him like a peg
into a firm place;
he will become a throne of glory
for his father's house.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 137:1-3.6.8. R. V8

R) Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands.

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
Before the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple. (R)

I thank you for your faithfulness and love
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul. (R)

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
and the haughty he knows from afar.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans 11 :33-36

How rich are the depths of God - how deep his
wisdom and knowledge - and how impossible to
penetrate his motives or understand his methods!
Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who
could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever
give him anything or lend him anything? All that
exists comes from him; all is by him and for him.
To him be glory for ever! Amen.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Stand
Mt 16:18
Alleluia, alleluia!
You are Peter
and on this rock I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld
can never hold out against it.
Alleluia!

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea
Philippi he put this question to his disciples, 'Who
do people say the Son of Man is?' And they said,
'Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah,
and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.' 'But
you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?' Then
Simon Peter spoke up, 'You are the Christ, ' he
said, 'the Son of the living God.' Jesus replied,
'Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man!
Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed
this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say
to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build
my Church. And the gates of the underworld can
never hold out against it. I will give you the keys
of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on
earth shall be considered bound in heaven;
whatever you loose on earth shall be considered
loosed in heaven.' Then he gave the disciples
strict orders not to tell anyone that he was the
Christ.
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.
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
O Lord, who gained for yourself a people by
adoption
through the one sacrifice offered once for all,
bestow graciously on us, we pray,
the gifts of unity and peace in your Church.
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 III 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:

Holy
, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and clip 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 JS 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.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Ps 103: 13-15
The earth is replete with the fruits of your
work, O Lord;
you bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer the heart.

Prayer after Communion
Complete within us, O Lord, we pray,
the healing work of your mercy
and graciously perfect and sustain us,
so that in all things we may please 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.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘The Church, which in every age encounters headwinds, very harsh trials at times: we recall long and ferocious persecutions of the last century and even today in certain places.  In situations like that, she may be tempted to think that God has abandoned her.  But, in reality, it is precisely in those moments that the witness of faith, the witness of love, the witness of hope shines the most.  It is the presence of the Risen Christ in His Church that gives the grace of witness, even unto martyrdom, from which buds new Christians and the fruit of reconciliation and peace for the entire world.’

WOMEN GROWING TOGETHER:  Oldham Interfaith have organised a virtual event celebrating and empowering local women, over 18 years old, and different belief systems on Thursday 8th October 2020 at 7pm -8.30pm.  Zoom access details will be sent out on the day of the event.  The guest speakers will be Young Women from different communities, and the evening will provide an opportunity to interact and network and even make new friends.  Booking via: wwww.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk or by e-mail to
WCT-OLDHAM@OUTLOOK.COM

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory, however some people are exempted for medical and other reasons. Social distancing must always be maintained.

SMILE AWHILE:
Why do they call it the novel corona virus? It’s a long story!
What should you do if you don’t understand a corona virus joke? Be patient!
Why didn’t the sick man get the joke? It flu over his head!
What is the best way of avoiding touching your face? A glass of wine in each hand!

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 24th August:  St. Bartholomew: He was a Galilean, and was led to Jesus by the Apostle Philip.  After the Lord’s Ascension, tradition has it that he preached the Gospel in India where he was martyred by being flayed alive. 
Thursday 27th August: St. Monica:  She was born in North Africa around 233AD
She was married to a pagan man called Patricius.  She had three children, one of whom was Augustine, who led a very wayward life.  Monica was a Christian and prayed earnestly for her family.  Patricius was converted, and later in 357 in Milan, Augustine was baptised.  On their return to Africa, Monica was taken ill and died.
Friday 28th August St. Augustine (of Hippo):  After his conversion (thanks to the prayers of his mother St. Monica), he was chosen as bishop of Hippo in North Africa.  Here his pastoral care, teaching and writing were exemplary.  He died in 430AD, leaving many writings, perhaps most famous being his ‘Confessions’. He is recognised as one of the ancient Doctors of the Church.
Saturday 29th August:  The Passion of St John the Baptist:  The feast commemorated the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas following the vengeful request of his step-daughter Salome and her mother Herodias.

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST:  John was born in Judea to Zechariah, a priest of the order of Abijah and his wife Elizabeth.  His formative years were spent in the Judaean desert, where strict Jewish groups like the Essenes existed.  John attained prominence, not as a priest but as a prophet.  His mission was addressed to all ranks and stations of Jewish society.  His message was that God’s judgement on the world was imminent and that people should repent and receive a baptism of repentance. John particularly criticised the marriage of Herod who had married his brother’s wife Herodias.  This, of course, caused the enmity between John and Herodias that resulted in his death.
John was a distant relation to Jesus as his mother was cousin to Mary the mother of Jesus.  The Gospels portray John as the precursor or forerunner of Christ, since John announces Jesus’ coming and prepares the people for his ministry.  Jesus himself recognises John as ‘the second Elijah’, fulfilling the prophesy of Malachi 4. 5-6.  John is recognised as a prophet and celebrated as a saint by most Christian denominations.

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SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
20th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A
)
WEEK: AUGUST 16TH  - AUGUST 22ND  2020

SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

‘Maria Assumpta Est: Alleluia!’

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Judith Swindles.
LATELY DEAD: Sr Patricia Scanlan;  Margaret Kearns; Isobella Slupek; Chandy Mannoorampasambil;  Lesley Ann Wardleworth; John Taylor and Kevin John Grogan.
ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen Street; Fr. Bernard McGarry; John and Elsie Granelli;  Matthew Joseph, Jack Hargreaves.

THANKSGIVING MASSES will be offered for Lee Carter and Michael and Michelle Carter (birthdays); prayers answered.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £441.35 Loose: £151.11  Total: £592.46
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 30th July 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £549.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £0.58;  £15.00; £10 Foodbank:£10.00; £20.00; £25.00 Parish Funds £12.19; £20.52 : Missio: : £102.71  Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 16TH AUGUST 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Cf. Ps 85: 1-3
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me;
save the servant who trusts in you, my God.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all
the day long.
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.
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
O God, who cause the minds of the faithful
to unite in a single purpose,
grant your people to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, amid the uncertainties of this world,
our hearts may be fixed on that place
where true gladness is found.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 22:19-23
Thus says the Lord of hosts to Shebna, the
master of the palace:
I dismiss you from your office,
I remove you from your post,
and the same day I call on my servant
Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
I invest him with your robe ,
gird him with your sash,
entrust him with your authority;
and he shall be a father
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
and to the House of Judah .
I place the key of the House of David
on his shoulder;
should he open, no one shall close,
should he close, no one shall open.
I drive him like a peg
into a firm place;
he will become a throne of glory
for his father's house.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 137:1-3.6.8. R. V8

R) Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands.

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
Before the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple. (R)

I thank you for your faithfulness and love
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul. (R)

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
and the haughty he knows from afar.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the
Romans 11 :33-36

How rich are the depths of God - how deep his
wisdom and knowledge - and how impossible to
penetrate his motives or understand his methods!
Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who
could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever
give him anything or lend him anything? All that
exists comes from him; all is by him and for him.
To him be glory for ever! Amen.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Stand
Mt 16:18
Alleluia, alleluia!
You are Peter
and on this rock I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld
can never hold out against it.
Alleluia!

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea
Philippi he put this question to his disciples, 'Who
do people say the Son of Man is?' And they said,
'Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah,
and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.' 'But
you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?' Then
Simon Peter spoke up, 'You are the Christ, ' he
said, 'the Son of the living God.' Jesus replied,
'Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man!
Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed
this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say
to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build
my Church. And the gates of the underworld can
never hold out against it. I will give you the keys
of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on
earth shall be considered bound in heaven;
whatever you loose on earth shall be considered
loosed in heaven.' Then he gave the disciples
strict orders not to tell anyone that he was the
Christ.
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.
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
O Lord, who gained for yourself a people by
adoption
through the one sacrifice offered once for all,
bestow graciously on us, we pray,
the gifts of unity and peace in your Church.
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 III 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:

Holy
, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS JS 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.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Ps 103: 13-15
The earth is replete with the fruits of your
work, O Lord;
you bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer the heart.

Prayer after Communion
Complete within us, O Lord, we pray,
the healing work of your mercy
and graciously perfect and sustain us,
so that in all things we may please 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.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves.  Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is .... Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.’

SECOND COLLECTIONS:  Bishop John has written to all his parish priests regarding Second Collections in church.  He recognises that many parishes are struggling on the financial front. Therefore, the Bishop insists that parish communities must not be pressurised into having external collections at this time.  As a possible exception, donations to the two collections common to the Universal Church i.e. Holy Places of Palestine (13th September) and Peter’s Pence (4th October) should be taken, but congregations be under no obligation.   
There are several ways that anyone wishing to donate to any charity of their choice is available.  The church wall boxes are now functioning again and can be used.  Donations can be made in a marked, sealed envelope and handed in in the usual way, (cheques made payable to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick Parish’), or of course sent directly.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory, however some people are exempted for medical and other reasons. Social distancing must always be maintained.

Caritas is appealing for donations of IT equipment such as old laptops, tablets and smartphones which will help its Refugee Response Service to continue offering English lessons and provide vital communication tools for those it supports. The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that all of the conversational English classes run by Caritas Salford – which are vital for reducing isolation experienced among refugees – are now delivered virtually. Caritas Salford’s Director, Mark Wiggin, said: “Obviously there’s a great demand nationally for technology, but particularly with refugees there’s a huge demand and also because we’ve now switched a lot of our classes to virtual ones.  Donations left at church will be taken to CARITAS (Diocese of Salford).  

SMILE AWHILE: A hopeful applicant stands outside the gates of Heaven and asks St Peter for admission. St Peter points out that he’d missed Mass on Sundays for several months. The guy said: “Yes. But I've been following every Mass of the week on our TV.”  Then St Peter says “OK, you can come in, but we're getting a bit full and you'll have to socially distance from everybody else and wear a mask.”

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday 19th August. St. John Eudes:  Born in 1601, John became a priest and a missionary, travelling to many parishes in his native France.  He propagated devotion to the Sacred Heart and founded the Congregation of our Lady of Refuge, to help women and girls escape from a life of prostitution.
Thursday 20th August. St. Bernard:  Born near the monastery at Citeaux in1090.  He later joined the monastery and revitalised the place.  He became abbot of Clairvaux and was much in demand for his counsel.  He worked to overcome divisions in the Church at the time.

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Celebrated every year on August 15, (transferred this year to Sunday 16th), the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts.
The Feast of the Assumption is one of the oldest holy days in the Church, with accounts of celebrations going back to the fourth century. Christians in the East, both Catholic and Orthodox refer to it as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, or "the falling asleep of the Mother of God." The earliest printed reference to the belief that Mary's body was assumed into Heaven dates from the fourth century, in a document entitled "The Falling Asleep of the Holy Mother of God." The document is written in the voice of the Apostle John, to whom Christ on the Cross had entrusted the care of His mother, and it recounts the death, laying in the tomb, and assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Tradition variously places Mary's death at Jerusalem or at Ephesus, where John was living.
On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII, declared it as a dogma of the Church "that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."
While members of the Eastern Orthodox church believe in the Dormition, they object to the papal definition of the dogma, seeing it as unnecessary, since belief in Mary's bodily assumption goes back to apostolic times.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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18th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: AUGUST 2ND  - AUGUST 8TH  2020

18th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

‘They ate as much as they wanted’

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Juliet Colley.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Murphy;  Isobella Dodman; Sharon Urmson;  Fr Peter Sheahan, Fr. Bernard McGarry and Mick Maher
ANNIVERSARIES: Nellie Hilton;  Monica Sullivan; Henriett Monteiro; Destoliano Carvalho; Joseph and Winefriede O’Donnell; Kathleen O’Donnell; Joaquim de Almeida and Maria Lourdes; Ellen and William Shepherd; Sally Quarmby; Fr Tom Quinn; Albert Evans.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £336.00 Loose: £154.36  Total: £480.36
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00
to 30th June 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £534.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00;  £15.00; £20 Foodbank:£10.00; Parish Funds £5.75 and £60.00: Missio: : £102.71  Cornerstone: £10.00.
Many thanks for your kind generosity

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 2ND AUGUST 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am this dark world's Light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found
in him my Star, my Sun;
and in that light of life I'll walk,
'til trav’ling das are done.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie
Lord, have mercy.                            Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.                         Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.                            Lord, have mercy.

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 one God, for ever and ever. Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from prophet Isaiah            55:1-3

Thus says the Lord:
Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;
though you have no money, come!
Buy corn without money, and eat,
and, at no cost, wine and milk.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
your wages on what fails to satisfy?
Listen, listen to me and you will have good
things to eat
and rich food to enjoy.
Pay attention, come to me;
listen, and your soul will live.
With you I will make an everlasting covenant
out of the favours promised to David.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 144:8-9.15-18. R.v16
You open wide your hand, O Lord,
you grant our desires.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
Compassionate to all his creatures.

You open wide your hand, O Lord,
you grant our desires.

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.

You open wide your hand, O Lord,
you grant our desires.

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.

You open wide your hand, O Lord,
you grant our desires.


Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:35.37-39

Nothing can come between us and the love of
Christ, even if we are troubled or worried or being
persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being
threatened or even attacked. These are the trials
through which we triumph, by the power of him
who loved us.
For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no
angel, no prince, nothing exists, nothing still
to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor
any created thing, can ever come between us and
the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our
Lord.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

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

Gospel Acclamation  Mt 4:4 Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!                                                                                            
Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the
mouth of God.
Alleluia!

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:13-21

Glory to you, O Lord.

When Jesus received the news of John the
Baptist’s death he withdrew by boat to a lonely
place where they could be themselves. But the
people heard of this and, leaving towns, went
after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he
saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and
healed their sick.
When evening came, the disciples went to him
and said ‘This is a lonely place, and the time has
slipped by; so send the people away, and they can
go to the villages to buy themselves some food.’
Jesus replied, ‘There is no need for them to go:
give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they
answered, ‘All we have with us is five loaves and
two fish.’ ‘Bring them here to me’, he said. He
gave orders that the people were to sit down on
the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two
fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the
blessing. And breaking the loaves he handed
them to his disciples who gave them to the
crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted,
and they collected the scraps remaining, twelve
baskets full. Those who ate numbered about five
thousand men, to say nothing of women and
children.

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

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

Offertory:

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

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

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

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.

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 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 Eucharistic 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:
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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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.
Amen

THE COMMUNION RITE                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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:
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 support 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 hymn:
Oh let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without price
Why should you pay the price
Except for the Lord?
And let all who seek
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without strife
Why should you spend your life
Except for the Lord?

And let all who toil
Let them come to the water
And let all who are weary
Let them come to the Lord
All who labor without rest
How can your soul find rest
Except for the Lord?

And let all the poor
Let them come to the water
Bring the ones who are laden
Bring them all to the Lord
Bring the children without might
Easy the load and light
Come to the Lord.

Communion Antiphon Wis 16: 20
You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven,
Endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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 Hymn:

Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

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 in 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 heav’n adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘Certainly, evil must be rejected, but those who do evil are people with whom it is necessary to be patient.  This does not mean that type of hypocritical tolerance that hides ambiguity; but rather, justice tempered by mercy.  If Jesus came to seek sinners more than the righteous, to cure the sick before the healthy, so must the actions of His disciples be focused not on suppressing the wicked, but on saving them.  Patience lies here!’

New Lockdown Restrictions for Greater Manchester:
Unfortunately, as you will have seen or heard in the Press, Greater Manchester now has a type of newly imposed lockdown. This does not prevent those who wish, and are free from any possible Covid 19 symptoms, from coming to Mass, as long as Social distancing requirements are respected. This does mean no hand shaking or hugging people unless with people who are living in the same house as yourself. It also means keeping the 2 metre distance when you are speaking to people as you arrive at or leave the church. And now, across the country, people attending places of worship are being required to wear face coverings.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

Guideline re: Face coverings: Face coverings in church are now mandatory.  Social distancing must always be maintained.

THIS WEEK'S NEWS SNIPPETS:

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday: 4th August. St. John Mary Vianney (Curé d’Ars)  Born in Lyons in 1786, after many years of struggle to be so, he was ordained priest and sent to the town of Ars..  By his preaching and example of holiness he revived his parish and drew many people back to the sacraments, particularly, the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation).   It is said that he often spent up to 12 hours a day in the confessional, hearing the confessions of people from all stations of life, who often came from far away.
Wednesday, 5th August. Dedication of Basilica of St. Mary Major: A remembrance of the opening of this Basilica by Pope Sixtus III to commemorate the proclamation of the doctrine of Mary, Mother of God by the Council of Ephesus in 431AD.
Friday 7th August, St. Sixtus II and Companions: Sixtus became Pope in 257AD and while celebrating Mass with his deacons, they were all martyred by the Roman authorities.
Saturday, 8th August, St Dominic:  Born in Spain in 1170, Dominic became a priest and after strenuous preaching, particularly against the Albigensian Heresy, he founded the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) to continue his work

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (Thursday 6th August).
The Transfiguration is commemorated by the Church each year on August 6. As tradition has it, Mount Tabor is the place. Rising from the plain of Jezreel, its summit provides a spectacular view of all of Galilee. But what Jesus intends for Peter, James, and John to see is not the countryside. He wishes to provide them a glimpse of who He really is.
Jesus’ clothes suddenly appear dazzlingly white, “whiter,” notes Mark, “than the work of any bleacher could make them.” The first reading for the Feast of the Transfiguration tells us the significance of this. Daniel sees a vision of the “Ancient One.” How does he appear? With clothing that is snow white. Then one like “a Son of Man” comes on the clouds to receive dominion, glory and kingship from the Ancient One.
What we have here is what is called a “theophany,” a manifestation of God. It is revelation, first of all, of the divinity of Christ. What the creed says about him could be viewed as a commentary on this very episode: “God from God, light from light, true God from true God.” But it is also a manifestation of the entire Trinity. The cloud that overshadows the apostles is the same one that overshadowed Mary. It is the glorious cloud of the Holy Spirit out of which the Father’s voice resounds. Father, Son, Holy Spirit, one God in three persons, prefigured in Daniel’s vision, revealed in the Transfiguration.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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17th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JULY 26TH  - AUGUST 1ST  2020

17th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that brings in a haul of all kinds.
The fishermen collect the good ones and throw the others away.

cross

YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman; Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Juliet Colley.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Murphy;  Isobella Dodman; Sharon Urmson;  Maureen Rich;  Kathleen Mary Hilton;  Mary Hindley; Harry Buckley. Nicola Byrne: Fr Bernard McGarry.
ANNIVERSARIES: Arthur and Margaret Lucas; Fr. John Willy Smith;William John McArdle;  Jimmy Hawe;  Sally Quarmby.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £459.75 Loose: £121.59  Total: £581.25
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00
to 30th June 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £534.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00, £14.00; Foodbank:£10.00 and £10.00; Parish Funds £8.71 and £10.72: Missio: £45.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 26TH JULY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art -
Thou my best thought, in the day and the night;
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.
Thou my great Father; and I Thy true heir,
Thou in me dwelling and I in Thy care.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight,
Be thou my armour, and be thou my might,
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r,
raise thou me heav’nward, O power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor all the world’s praise;
Thou mine inheritance, Through all my days;
Thou and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, when battle is won,
grant heav’n’s joys to me, O bright heav’n’s sun;
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O ruler of all.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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.

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
one God, for ever and ever Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the first book of the Kings 3:5. 7-12.

The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and
said. ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’
Solomon replied, ‘Lord, my God, you have made
your servant king in succession to David my
father. But I am a very young man, unskilled in
leadership. Your servant finds himself in the midst
of this people of yours that you have chosen, a
people so many its numbers cannot be counted
or reckoned. Give your servant a heart to
understand how to discern between good and
evil, for who could govern this people of yours that
is so great?’ It pleased the Lord that Solomon
should have asked for this. ‘Since you have asked
for this’ the Lord said ‘and not asked for long life
for yourself or riches or the lives of your enemies,
but you have asked for a discerning judgment for
yourself, here and now I do what you ask. I give
you a heart wise and shrewd as none before you
has had and none will have after you.’

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

R.  Lord, how I love your law!
My part, I have resolved, O Lord,
is to obey your word.
The law from your mouth means more to me
than silver and gold

Lord, how I love your law!

Let your love be ready to console me
by your promise to your servant.
Let your love come to me and I shall live
for your law is my delight.

Lord, how I love your law!

That is why I love your commands
more than finest gold.
That is why I rule my life by your precepts:
I hate false ways.

Lord, how I love your law!

Your will is wonderful indeed;
therefore I obey it.
The unfolding of your word gives light
and teaches the simple.

Lord, how I love your law!


Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:28-30

We know that by turning everything to their good
God co-operates with all those who love him, with
all those that he has called according to his
purpose. They are the ones he chose specially
long ago and intended to become true images of
his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of
many brothers. He called those he intended for
this; those he called he justified, and with those
he justified he shared his glory.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation Jn 15:15

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 13:44-46

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to the crowds, ‘The kingdom of
heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which
someone has found; he hides it again, goes off
happy, sells everything he owns and buys the
field.
‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great
value he goes and sells everything he owns and
buys it]
’Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet
cast into the sea that brings in a haul of all kinds.
When it is full, the fisherman haul it ashore; then,
sitting down, they collect the good ones in a
basket and throw away those that are not use. This
is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will
appear and separate the wicked from the just to
throw them into the blazing furnace where there
will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
‘Have you understood all this?’ They said ‘Yes.’
And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who
becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is
like a householder who brings out from his
storeroom things both new and old.’

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

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
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka 
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) 
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba. (Repeat)
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat)
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)

Ref:     Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu 
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e. 

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

3) Eh e mfumu yamba vinu. (Repeat)
Yamba vinu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

4) Eh e mfumu yamba chorale. (Repeat)
Yamba chorale yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

We are all sinners
But how will it be one day?
How can we gain Heaven?
My God, My God, what more
can we do.

O God accept these offerings that we present to you.

Accept this bread.

Accept this wine.

Accept the fruits of our work

Accept this choir.

What we present is so little but these offerings find
value before you.

What more can we give you?

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 form 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface lll 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:
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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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.
Amen

THE COMMUNION RITE                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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
Bass:   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 support of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Communion Antiphon  Ps 102:2
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and never forget all his benefits.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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 Hymn:

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.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
‘Dear brothers and sisters, what can we do in comparison with God, who saved us even to the point of being betrayed and abandoned?  We can refuse to betray him for whom we were created, and not abandon what really matters in our lives.  We were put in this world to love him and our neighbours.  Everything else passes away, only this remains.

Guidelines from the Government for churches:
Face Coverings: Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and will be mandatory in shops and in supermarkets from 24th July 2020. People are also strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet, such as a church.
Worshippers should limit their interactions with anyone they are not attending church with, i.e. if they are attending corporate worship with one other household, wherever possible they should maintain social distancing with anyone outside of this group.
As you can see this is an encouragement, not a requirement; we have kept the 2 metre social distancing in the spacing of available places.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

OUR NEW ‘UNITY’ WINDOW: has now been installed. It is referred to as the Unity window because it represents the coming together of the three parishes which constitute our present parish of Our Lady and St Patrick.  St Mary’s and Holy Rosary churches are represented in the right-hand window, St Patrick’s church on the left.  The crucifix at the top left-hand side represents the icon that was such a prominent feature in Holy Rosary church, and the image of our Lady at the foot of the cross represents the much venerated Pieta from St. Mary’s church.

unity window

The eclectic mix of people, from over 50 countries, making up our present-day congregation, are represented in the centre of the left-hand panel.  A recognition of those from earlier times, is seen, for example, through the image of the Whit Walks in the right-hand panel.  The nursing profession has always played a great part in the life of the parish, from the time of the old Oldham Royal Infirmary to the present day when so many of our Indian and Filipino community came here to take up work in that profession.  They are all represented at the bottom of the right-hand panel.  Industries such as coal mining and cotton spinning, which have long been associated with Oldham, as elsewhere, are represented at the bottom left panel.   The image of Venerable Mother M. McAuley (bottom centre), foundress of the Mercy sisters, represents the part played by that religious community in the Catholic education of the children of the parish.  There are many other intriguing parts of the window for you to search out yourself.  All in all, it is difficult to imagine how the life and unity of our parish could have been better represented in stained glass.

GIVING THANKS FOR THE WORK OF OUR SCHOOLS:
As we’ve come to the end of an unusual academic year, we give thanks to all teachers, school staff and governors who have stood behind our young people, encouraging them along and helping them to flourish and overcome adversity.
On 10 July Bishop John celebrated a Mass, via the Cathedral’s live stream, for staff and pupils around our diocese to mark the end of the school term.
From this, Bishop John encouraged young people to find their own definite purpose. He reminded them of their gifts and talents and encouraged them to become ambassadors for Christ in all they do, remembering the diocesan prayer –
‘Stay with us Lord, on our journey’.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday 29th July: St. Martha: the sister of Mary and Lazarus.  She welcomed the Lord into her home and provided for his needs with great care.  At her request, the Lord raised her brother from the dead.
Friday 31st July: St Ignatius of Loyola:  born in1491.  After a life in the army he had a religious experience and converted to a deep spiritual life.  He became a priest and theologian, and founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).  Ignatius sent his companions as missionaries around Europe to create schools, colleges and seminaries.  He and his companions were amongst the most influential of figures in the Counter Reformation and became a leading force in the modernizing of the Catholic church at the time.
Saturday 1st August: St Alphonsus Liguori:  After a career as a civil lawyer, he became a priest and later bishop.  He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists).  He was a prolific writer, particularly on moral theology.  He died in 1787. He was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX.

SMILE AWHILE:
Coroner:   Doctor, did you check for a pulse before the autopsy?
Doctor: NO!
Coroner: Did you check for blood pressure?
Doctor: No!
Coroner:  Did you check for breathing?
Doctor: No!
Coroner: Don’t you think you should have checked for vital signs before you began the post-mortem?
Doctor:  Not really.  I thought it unnecessary, as his brain was in a jar on my desk at the time!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

 

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16th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JULY 19TH  - JULY 25TH  2020

16th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green: Cyril Clarke. Juliet Colley, Beatrice Tucker; Elizabeth Flanagan;Pat Laverty.
LATELY DEAD: Roseline Frisnelle Douniama; James Carroll;  Basil Ellison;Kathleen Mary Hilton;  Mary Hindley; Harry Buckley.
ANNIVERSARIES: Alice Veronica Chorley,  Gordon Mills.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £.370.00 Loose: £211.85  Total: £581.85
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00
to 30th June 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £534.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; Foodbank:£10.00 andf £20.00; Parish Funds £40.00 and £14.16
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 19TH JULY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper rev’rence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard
Beside the Syrian sea
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word,
Rise up and follow Thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
The silence of eternity,
Interpreted by love!

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small Voice of calm.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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
Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison

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,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

  

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Wisdom 12:13-11. 16-19.

There is no god, other than you, who cares for
everything,to whom you might have to prove that you never
judged unjustly.
Your justice has its source in strength,
your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.
You show your strength when your sovereign power is questioned
and you expose the insolence of those who know it;
but, disposing of such strength, you are mild in judgment,
you govern us with great lenience,
for you have only to will, and your power is there.
By acting thus you have taught a lesson to your people
how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow man,
and you have given your sons the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps.85:5-6.9-10.15-16. R.v5

R.   O Lord, you are good and forgiving.
O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvellous deeds,
you who alone are God.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving.


Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:26-27

The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For
when we cannot choose words in order to pray
properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a
way that could never be put into words, and God
who knows everything in our hearts knows
perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas
of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according
to the mind of God.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia,alleluia!                                                                          
Give the glory and the honour to the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Give the glory and the honour to the Lord. 

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 13:24-43

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus put a parable before the crowds, ‘The
kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man
who sowed good seed in his field. While
everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed
darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When
the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel
appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to
him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you
sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel
come from?”  “Some enemy has done this” he
answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us
to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because
when you weed out the darnel you might pull up
the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the
harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the
reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles
to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.”

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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:
God forgave my sin in Jesus' name,
I've been born again in Jesus' name,
and in Jesus' name I come to you
to share his love as he told me to.

He said:'Freely, freely you have received;
freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
others will know that I live.
'

All power is given in Jesus' name,
in earth and heaven in Jesus' name,
and in Jesus' name I come to you
to share his power as he told me to.

He said:'Freely, freely you have received;
freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
others will know that I live.
'

God gives us life in Jesus’ name
He lives in us in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his peace as he told me to.

He said:'Freely, freely you have received;
freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
others will know that I live.
'

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 varies 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface lll 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:
Holy, holy, holy the Lord,
God of endless power and might;
The earth, the heavens are full of your love.
Sing hosanna! Glory to God!

Blessed is he, the one who is sent
in the name of God the Most High
O holy, holy, holy our Lord,
Sing hosanna! Glory to God!

Kneel

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
(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 bought 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 hanks, 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 FORM 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 you 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 you 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 Francis our Pope and John 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 form 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 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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:
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 support 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

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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 Hymn:

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power 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 he gentle breeze;

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!

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:

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 Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home- what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

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!

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“Faith is either missionary or it is no faith at all.  Faith takes us out of ourselves and towards others.  Faith must be transmitted, not to convince but to offer a treasure.  Let us ask the Lord to help us live our faith with open doors: a transparent faith.”

JOB VACANCY: SUPPORT WORKER
1x 25.9 hours (3.5 days per week) - £19,171 per annum (£6,709 actual salary)
Plus Essential Car User Allowance: 6 month Fixed Term Contract
BASED IN MANCHESTER.  The Support Worker will support isolated older people, who may be vulnerable, living at home in North Manchester.  They will provide a highly valued visiting and support service for people with limited mobility, Experience of working with the elderly or disadvantaged groups in a similar setting is essential..  To apply, please visit the Caritas website www.caritassalford.org.uk for an application pack or contact Rebecca Anderson on 0161 817 2264 or by email r.anderson@caritassalford.org.uk

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

TAKING YOUR PLACE AT SUNDAY MORNING MASS. 
If you wish to attend Mass on Sunday, 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.

NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOW: 
By this time next week, despite the Corona Virus, we will have our brand new UNITY WINDOW installed on our Lady’s side of the church.  This only leaves the windows on the other side of the church to complete the set!!
This is a remarkable event and the culmination of several years of effort and planning. Many thanks to all involved but especially to John Green, our Buildings Manager.

The Oldham Interfaith Forum has planned an online discussion on 'How should faith communities respond to the Black Lives Matter movement’. This will be on the 29th of July 2020.If interested in being involved please contact Fazal Rahim on 624 6733. This is a very topical discussion subject; and will have attendees from each of the faith communities to contribute to the discussion which will start at 7.00 and finish at 8.30pm.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday 22nd July: St. Mary Magdalene.  She was one of Jesus’ disciples.  She was one of the two disciples of Jesus, the other being John, who remained at the foot of the cross when Jesus died. According to St. Mark’s Gospel account, on the morning of Easter day she was the first to whom the Risen Lord appeared.
She was entrusted to take the Good News to the rest of Jesus’ disciples and is thus considered by many, to have been the first Apostle, indeed the Apostle to the Apostles’.
Thursday 23rd July: St. Bridget of Sweden:  She was a mystic and saint who after twenty years of marriage and being mother of eight children, becoming widowed, she founded the Bridgetine Order of monks and nuns.  Bridget’s visions, rather than isolating her from the affairs of the world, involved her in many contemporary issues, whether they be royal policy or the turmoil of the years that the legitimate Bishop of Rome lived in Avignon, France. She saw no contradiction between mystical experience and secular activity, and her life is a testimony to the possibility of a holy life in the marketplace.
Saturday 25th July: St James: He was born in Bethsaida, son of Zebedee and brother of John.  He was one of the three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
He was beheaded in Jerusalem by King Herod Agrippa,  during the persecution of the Apostolic Church there. By tradition, his body was later carried to Spain where he is venerated at Santiago de Compostela.

SMILE AWHILE:
Coroner:   Doctor, did you check for a pulse before the autopsy?
Doctor: NO!
Coroner: Did you check for blood pressure?
Doctor: No!
Coroner:  Did you check for breathing?
Doctor: No!
Coroner: Don’t you think you should have checked for vital signs before you began the post-mortem?
Doctor:  Not really.  I thought it unnecessary, as his brain was in a jar on my desk at the time!

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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15th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JULY 12TH  - JULY 18TH  2020

15th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

The Parable of the Sower

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK :
Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green: Cyril Clarke. Juliet Colley, Beatrice Tucker; Pat Laverty.
LATELY DEAD: Fabiana Zoppelli; Kathleen Hilton; Paul Carroll;
Lauren Victoria Royales, Roseline Frisnelle Douniama.
ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Hywel; Mary Francis Park (birthday);
Amy Sexton, Kathleen Widdop, Colin Pritchard; Rose McGladdery, James Taylor, Kathleen O’Donnell.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £.459.00 Loose: £504.78 Total:  £963.78
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00
to 30th June 2020: One off donations £120.00. Standing Order:  £534.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; Foodbank:£110.00; Parish Funds £43.20
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 12TH JULY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

For the fruits of his creation
thanks be to God;
for his gifts to every nation
thanks be to God;
for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safe keeping,
thanks be to God.
 
In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done;
in the help we give our neighbour,
God’s will is done;
in our worldwide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.
 

For the harvests of his Spirit,
thanks be to God;
for the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God;
for the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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

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 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,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

  

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55:10-11

Thus, says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the
snow come down from heavens and
do not return without watering the earth,
making it yield and giving growth to
provide seed for the sower and bread for
the eating, so the word that goes from my
mouth does not return to me empty,
without carrying out my will and
succeeding in what it was sent to do.’

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Ps 144:1-2.8-11.13-14. R.v1

R) Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop

You care for the earth, give it water,
you fill it with riches.
Your river in heaven brims over
To provide its grain

               

R) Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop

And thus, you provide for the earth;
you drench its furrows;
you level it, soften it with showers;
you bless its growth.

R) Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop

You crown the year with your goodness.
Abundance flows in your steps,
in the pastures of the wilderness it
flows.

R) Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop

     

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:18-23

I think that what we suffer in this life can
Never be compared to the glory, as yet
Unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The
whole creation is eagerly waiting for God
to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault
on the part of creation that it was made
unable to attain its purpose, it was made
so by God; but creation still retains the
hope of being freed, like us, from its
slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same
freedom and glory as the children of
God. From the beginning till now the
entire creation, as we know, has been
groaning in one great act of giving birth;
and not only creation, but all of us who
possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too
groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies
to be set free.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia… Alleluia  

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus left the house and sat by the
lakeside, but such large crowds gathered
round him that he got into a boat and sat
there. The people all stood on the beach,
and he told them many things in parables.

He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to
sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the
edge of the path, and the birds came and
ate them up. Others fell on patches of
rock where they found little soil and
sprang up straight away, because there
was no depth of earth; but as soon as the
sun came up they were scorched and,
not having any root, they withered
away. Others fell among thorns, and the
thorns grew up and choked them. Others
fell on rich soil and produced their crop,
some a hundredfold, some sixty, some
thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’

Then the disciples went up to him and
asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in
parables?’ ‘Because’ he replied, ‘the
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are
revealed to you, but they are not
revealed to them. Fr anyone who has
will be given more, and he will have
more than enough; but from anyone who
has not, even what he has will be taken
away. The reason I talk to them in
parables is that they look without seeing
and listen without hearing or
understanding. So, in their case this
prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled:

You will listen and listen again, but not
understand,
see and see again, but not perceive.
For the heart of this nation has grown
coarse,
their ears are dull of hearing, and they
have shut their eyes,
for fear they should see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and be converted
and be healed by me.

‘But happy are your eyes because they
see, your ears because they hear! I tell
you solemnly, many prophets and holy
men longed to see what you see, and
never saw it; to hear what you hear, and
never heard it.

You, therefore, are to hear the parable of
the sower. When anyone hears the word
of the kingdom without understanding,
the evil one comes and carries off what
was sown in his heart: this is the mean
who received the seed on the edge of the
path. The one who received it on patches
of rock is the man who hears the word
and welcomes it at once with joy. But he
has no root in him, he does not last; let
some trial come, or some persecution on
account of the word, and he falls away at
once. The one who received the seed in
thorns is the man who hears th word,
but the worries of this world and the lure
of riches choke the word and so he
produces nothing. And the one who
received the seed in rich soil is the man
who hears the word and understand it;
he is the one who yields a harvest and
produced now a hundredfold, now sixty,
now thirty.’

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa kanya        (Ialay sa kanya)
Tunay na pagsamba  (Tunay na pagsamba)   
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

The people 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, O 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface lll 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 na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kal’walhatian 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 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, 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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:
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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON Mt 11 : 28
Come to me, all who labour and are burdened,
and I will refresh you, says the Lord

Communion Hymn:
Dakilang Katapatan
Sadyang kay buti ng ating Panginoon
Magtatapat sa habang panahon
Maging sa kabila ng ating pagkukulang
Biyaya Niya’y patuloy na laan

Katulad ng pagsinag ng gintong araw
Patuloy Siyang nagbibigay tanglaw
Kaya sa puso ko’t damdamin
Katapatan Niya’y aking pupurihin

Koro:
Dakila Ka O Diyos, tapat Ka ngang tunay
Magmula pa sa ugat ng aming lahi
Mundo’y magunaw man maasahan kang lagi
Maging hanggang wakas nitong buhay

Kaya, O Diyos Ika’y aking pupurihin
Sa buong mundo’y aking aawitin
Dakila ang Iyong katapatan
Pag-ibig  Mo’y walang hanggan  … Koro

Dakila Ka O Diyos sa habang panahon
Katapatan Mo’y matibay na sandigan
Sa bawat pighati tagumpay man ay naroon
Daluyan ng pag-asa kung kailanga’y hinahon
Pag-ibig Mo’y alay sa‘min noon hanggang ngayon
Dakila Ka  O Diyos

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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.
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 Hymn:
I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me;
How He left the realms of glory
For the cross on Calvary.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Raised me up and gently led me
Back into the narrow way,
Days of darkness still may meet me
Sorrow’s path I oft may tread;
But his presence still is with me,
By his guiding hand I’ led.

He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet:
Then he’ll bear me safely over
Made by grace for glory meet.
Yes, I’ll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me –
Sing it with his saints in glory,

Gathered by the crystal sea.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“God wishes to make us grow in giving: only in this way can we become great. We grow if we give ourselves to others… Here is what to ask of God: not only the grace of the moment, but the grace of life…What, then, is the secret of a blessed life; what is the secret of a happy life? Recognizing Jesus, but Jesus as the living God, not as a statue or picture. Because, it is not important to know that Jesus was great in history; it is not so important to appreciate what he said or did; what matters is the place I give him in my life, the place I give to Jesus in my heart.”

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

BOOK A PLACE FOR SUNDAY MASS! 
Because of the restrictions of government regulations regarding Social Distancing, the number of seats available for the Sunday Masses is strictly limited.  Therefore, it is necessary to allocate seating, so that families can be accommodated together, and those who do not have internet access can be given priority.  To book seating please phone or e-mail Fr Phil (details on front page).  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis each week.
When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual.
The method of receiving Holy Communion will also be somewhat different (see facing page).
None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday 15th July. St. Bonaventure:  Born in Italy in 1218, he joined the Franciscans, eventually becoming the Minister General.  He is remembered for his spiritual works and teachings.
Thursday 16th July.  OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the principle patron of our diocese and of this church.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid-13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the "Lady of the place." Since the 15th century, popular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has centred on the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brown Scapular. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the Scapular to an early Carmelite, an Englishman, named Saint Simon Stock.  The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was probably first celebrated in England in the later part of the 14th century. Its object was thanksgiving to Mary, the patroness of the Carmelite Order, for the benefits she had accorded to it through its difficult early years.   Devotion to our Lady of Mount Carmel developed a strong following in Europe in the19th century and was probably why she was chosen to be principal patron of this church, together with St. Patrick.

SMILE AWHILE:
Answers to a R.E. Test at a Caithness school:
1. In the first book of the bible, Guinness. God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off.
2. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire at night.
4. Sampson was a strong man who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.
5. Sampson splayed the Philistines with the axe of the apostles
6. Moses led the Jews to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread without ingredients.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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14th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JULY 5TH  - JULY 11TH  2020

14th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

‘Come unto me all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.
(Matthew 11.28)

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;,   Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green, John Green, Cyril Clarke, Joan Wilson. 
LATELY DEAD: Danny Heap; Alan Devine; Patricia Ann Cosgrove;
ANNIVERSARIES: Mick McGinn; Des McMahon; Joe Glenfield; Robert and Mary McFall; Jean Franklin; Mary Frances Park, Amy Sexton

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £86.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; Foodbank:£20.00; Parish Funds £7.71
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 5TH JULY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am this dark world's Light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found
in him my Star, my Sun;
and in that light of life I'll walk,
'til trav’ling das are done.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Zechariah 9:9-10

The Lord says this:
'Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!
Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!
See now, your king comes to you;
he is victorious, he is triumphant,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will banish chariots from Ephraim
and horses from Jerusalem;
the bow of war will be banished.
He will proclaim peace for the nations.
His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.'
The word of the Lord.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm Ps 144:1-2.8-11.13-14. R.v1

R) I will bless your name for ever,
O God my King.

I will give you glory, O God my King,
I will bless your name for ever.
I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever. (R)

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures. (R)

All your creatures shall thank you, O 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 Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises all who are bowed down. (R)
     

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:9.11 -13

Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the
spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his
home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the
Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and
if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead
is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the
dead will give life to your own mortal bodies
through his Spirit living in you.
So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for
us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live
unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are
doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end
to the misdeeds of the body you will live.
The word of the Lord.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

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

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to
mere children.
Alleluia!

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of
heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from
the learned and the clever and revealing them to
mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it
pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted
to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son
except the Father, just as no one knows the
Father except the Son and those to whom the Son
chooses to reveal him.
'Come to me, all you who labour and are
overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder
my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and
humble in heart, and you will find rest for your
souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light. '

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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

Offertory:

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

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)

Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

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

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.     

 

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 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:
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 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, 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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:
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

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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON Mt 11 : 28
Come to me, all who labour and are burdened,
and I will refresh you, says the Lord

Communion Hymn:
Oh let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without price
Why should you pay the price
Except for the Lord?

And let all who seek
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without strife
Why should you spend your life
Except for the Lord?

And let all who toil
Let them come to the water
And let all who are weary
Let them come to the Lord
All who labor without rest
How can your soul find rest
Except for the Lord?

And let all the poor
Let them come to the water
Bring the ones who are laden
Bring them all to the Lord
Bring the children without might
Easy the load and light
Come to the Lord

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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 Hymn:
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast,
Let us all in thee inherit,
Let us find thy promised rest.

Changed from glory into glory
Till in heaven we take our place
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love and praise.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“There is no true love without the cross, that is, without a personal price to pay...And when borne with Jesus, the cross is not scary because He is always at our side to support us in the hour of the most difficult trial, to give us strength and courage. Nor is it necessary to get agitated to preserve one’s own life through fearful or egotistical behaviour.”

RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION and SOCIAL DISTANCING:   
When going to receive Holy Communion it will be necessary for us to approach the altar row by row from the front, the benches on the sacristy side going first.  Those sitting in the benches against the wall, should follow the people sitting in the centre block immediately at the side of them.  Move down the centre aisle, returning by the side aisles.  Maintain social distancing!    Communion will be given under one kind only and placed onto the hand.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

BOOK A PLACE FOR SUNDAY MASS! 
Because of the restrictions of government regulations regarding Social Distancing, the number of seats available for the Sunday Masses is strictly limited.  Therefore, it is necessary to allocate seating, so that families can be accommodated together, and those who do not have internet access can be given priority.  To book seating please phone or e-mail Fr Phil (details on front page).  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis each week.
When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual.
The method of receiving Holy Communion will also be somewhat different (see facing page).
None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Saturday 11th July: St. Benedict: is known as the ‘Father of Western Monasticism’.  Born in Norcia in 480, he gathered followers in Subiaco before moving south to Monte Casino in 529.  Here, he founded his most famous monastery and composed his Rule, still the indispensable guide of the Benedictine Order, and the basis of many later monastic rules.  He died in 547AD.

Receiving Holy Communion under one or both kinds:
The ability to receive Holy Communion under both kinds (Consecrated bread – the Body of the Lord and Consecrated Wine – the Precious Blood) may seem like a recent development within our lifetime.  However, it is really the restoration of the practice of the Church for the first 11 centuries of her existence. 
While the priest must always consume both species of the Eucharist, the lay faithful may receive under just one of the forms.
The true body, soul and divinity of Christ is present in both species of the Eucharist.  So, when we receive the Body of Christ under the form of bread, we also receive his Precious Blood, and vice versa.

SMILE AWHILE:
A drunken man staggers into a Catholic church and sits in the confessional.  He sat there but said nothing.  The priest coughs to attract his attention, but the man remains silent.  The priest then knocks on the wall three times in order to get the man to speak.
Finally, the drunk replies: ‘No use knocking mate, there’s no paper in this one either’.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fr Murphy went into a local pub and asked a man ‘Do you want to go to heaven?  The man said. ‘I do father’.  The priest said, ‘Stand over by that wall then’.  The priest did the same to another man with the same result.  Then he went to O’Toole and said, ‘Do you want to go to heaven?’ O’Toole said, ‘No I don’t’.  The priest said, ‘You don’t want to go to heaven when you die?’  O Toole said,’ Oh when I die, of course I want to go to heaven, but I thought you meant NOW!’   

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL (YEAR A)
WEEK: JUNE  28TH  - JULY 4TH  2020

FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;,   Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green: Cyril Clarke.
LATELY DEAD: Paul Carroll; John McCloy; Patricia Ann Cosgrove; Basil Ellison; Alan Devine
ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen Street; John Coen; James and Mary Fogg, Jan Bordiuk, Annie and Tom Higson, Luke Tully (Jr)

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £153.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; £200.00; £35.00; Foodbank: £20.00;Parish Funds:£30.00; £50.00; £20.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL (A) 28TH JUNE 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:
Be still, my soul, The Lord is at your side
Bear patiently, the cross of grief and pain
Leave to your God, to order and provide
In every change, He faithful will remain
Be still, my soul, your best your heavenly friend
Through thorny ways, leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul, your God will undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Your hope, your confidence, let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be clear at last
Be still, my soul, the tempests still obey
His voice who ruled them once in Galilee.

Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone
Sorrow forgotten, love's pure joy restored
Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed, we shall meet at last

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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.

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 word, 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 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 on the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul
give us the noble and holy joy of this day,
grant, we pray, that your Church
may in all things follow the teaching
of those through whom she received
the beginnings of right religion.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you un the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 12:1-11

King Herod started persecuting certain
members of the Church. He beheaded James
the brother of John, and when he saw that this
pleased the Jews he decided to arrest Peter as
well. This was during the days of Unleavened
Bread, and he put Peter in prison,
assigning four squads of four soldiers each to guard him
in turns. Herod meant to try Peter in public
after the end of Passover week. All the time
Peter was under guard the Church prayed to
God for him unremittingly.
On the night before Herod was to try him,
Peter was sleeping between two soldiers,
fastened with double chains, while guards kept
watch at the main entrance to the prison Then
suddenly the angel of the Lord stood there, and
the cell was filled with light. He tapped Peter
on the side and woke him. ‘Get up!’ he said
‘Hurry!’ – and the chains fell from his hands.
The angel then said, ‘Put on your belt and
Sandals.’ After he had done this, the angel next
Said, ‘Wrap your cloak round you and follow
me.’ Peter followed him, but he had no idea that
what the angel did was all happening in reality;
he thought he was seeing a vision. They
passed through two guard posts on after the
other, and reached the iron gate leading to the
city. This opened of its own accord; they went
through it and had walked the whole length of
one street when suddenly the angel left him. It
was only then that Peter came to himself. ‘Now
I know it is all true,’ he said, ‘The Lord really did
send his angel and has saved me from Herod
and from all that the Jewish people were so
certain would happen to me.’

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm  Ps 33:2-9. R v5

R) From all my terrors the Lord sent me free.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
His praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad. (R)

Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free. (R)
Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called; the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress. (R)

The angel of the Lord is encamped
Around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.

He is happy who seeks refuge in him. (R)     

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Paul to Timothy  4:6-8, 17-18

My life is already being poured away as a
libation, and the time has come for me to be
gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I
have run the race to the finish; I have kept the
faith; all there is to come now is the crown of
righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day;
and not only to me but to all those who have
longed for his Appearing.
The Lord stood by me and gave me power, so
that through me the whole message might be
proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so, I
was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord
will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and
bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To
him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

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)

Alleluia, alleluia!          
You are Peter and, on this rock, I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it.
Alleluia

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Glory to you, O Lord.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea
Philippi, he put this question to his disciples,
‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And
they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist,
some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the
prophets.’ ‘But you, he said ‘who do you say I
am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the
Christ,’ he said, ‘the Son of the living God.’
Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a
happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood
that revealed this to you but my Father in
heaven. So, I now say to you: You are Peter
and on this rock, I will build my Church. And the
gates of the underworld can never hold out
against it. I will give you the keys of the
kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on
earth shall be considered bound in heaven;
whatever you loose on earth shall be
considered loosed in heaven.’

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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  
Beno bayaya a bwetukala kudiku zulue  
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nhidi ka
Eh mfumu ame mfumu ame nkidi aka a.

1) Eh e mfumu yamba makabu. (Repeat)
Yamba makabu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)
Tala maboko ya muno yokele pamba. (Repeat) 
Tala muni kibeni suka tiyanene. (Repeat)
Kikima munukalenda pesa nange e. (Repeat)
Ref:     Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu 
Mfumu e mfumu, mfumu e mfumu e e e.

2) Eh e mfumu yamba mapa. (Repeat)
Yamba mapa yange pesa na beto. (Repeat) 

3) Eh e mfumu yamba vinu. (Repeat)
Yamba vinu yange pesa na beto. (Repeat)

4) Eh e mfumu yamba chorale. (Repeat)
Yamba chorale yange pesa na beto. (Repeat

We are all sinners
But how will it be one day?
How can we gain Heaven?
My God, My God, what more can we do.

O God accept these offerings that we present to you Accept this bread.
Accept this wine.
Accept the fruits of our work Accept this choir.

What we present is so little
But these offerings find value before you.
What more can we give you?

The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
May the prayer of the Apostles, O Lord,
accompany the sacrificial gift
that we present to your name for consecration,
and may their intercession make us devoted to you
in celebration of the 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: The twofold mission of Peter and
Paul in the Church
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 by your providence
the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul bring us joy:
Peter, foremost in confessing the faith,
Paul, its outstanding preacher,
Peter, who established the early Church
from the remnant of Israel,
Paul, master and teacher of the Gentiles that
you call.

And so, each in a different way
gathered together the one family of Christ;
and revered together throughout the world,
they share one Martyr’s crown.

And therefore, with all the Angels and Saints
we declare your glory, as with one voice, we acclaim.

Sanctus:
Holy, holy, holy theLord
God of endless power and might.
The earth, the heavens are full of your love.
Sing Hosanna! Glory to God!

Blessed is he, the one who is sent
in the name of God the Most High.
O holy, holy, holy our Lord
Sing Hosanna! Glory to God!

Kneel

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
(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 on 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 bought 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 hanks, 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 you 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 you 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 Francis our Pope and John 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 form 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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

Bass:   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 support 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

THE 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 
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 Hymn:
For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest:
Alleluia, alleluia!

Thou wast their rock, their refuge and their might,
Thou, Lord, the vision ever in their sight,
Thou in the darkness drear their one true light:
Alleluia, alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine,
Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine:
Alleluia, alleluia!

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia!

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“The protection of the environment and respect for the biodiversity of the planet are issues that affect us all. We cannot pretend to be healthy in a world that is sick. The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us. Caring for ecosystems demands a look to the future, one that is not concerned only with the immediate moment or that seeks a quick and easy profit, but rather one that is concerned for life and that seeks its preservation for the benefit of all.”

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday 30th June: First Martyrs of the Roman Church:  These are the Christians who died (with St.Peter) in the great persecution under the Roman Emperor Nero.
Wednesday 1st July:  St Oliver Plunket.  Born in Count Meath (Ireland) in 1625 and died at Tyburn in 1681.  He was ordained in Rome and later appointed as Archbishop of Armagh.  He was imprisoned, tried , condemned and executed in London, the final victim of the so called the ’Popish Plot’, and the last to be martyred for the faith in England.
Friday, 3rd July: St Thomas: 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 after Pentecost, his Apostolic work took him as far as India, where he preached and was martyred there.

OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
The church has been open for private prayer and reflection for over a week now, and we have received a steady flow of parishioners and others taking advantage of this facility.  The times of opening are given above.

New Guidelines for Non-Eucharistic funeral services in Churches.

From this weekend, “the pattern of funeral practices which, up to now, have been permitted in chapels at cemeteries and crematoria can now take place in church.”
As a principle, numbers attending should be minimised as far as possible.  Only the deceased person’s close family or household, or if these are unable to attend, close friends are permitted to attend.  Social Distancing and Sanitizing Practices should be maintained.  Congregational singing will not be allowed at this time, although recorded music will be permitted. It is important that anyone attending should not exhibit any Symptoms of COVID 19, or place themselves or anyone else at risk.
Opening of churches for the celebration of Mass from 4th July:  This will only apply to churches that currently fulfil the requirements for opening for private prayer.
The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday REMAINS SUSPENDED. Please be aware that there will be a limit on the number of people who can attend, determined by social distancing requirements.  We cannot return immediately to our customary practices.  This next step is not, in any sense, a moment when we are ‘going back to normal’.
Given there is no Sunday obligation, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.  When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.

OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP:
I would appreciate having some idea of the number of people who might want to attend Mass in the church on Sunday 5th July. I could allocate benches for families who can attend together but I would also have to keep some benches for individuals who do not have access to the internet. Could you phone me or email me? You won’t simply be able to turn up. It must be on a first come, first served basis. I will, of course, continue to broadcast the Mass online

TODAY’S FEAST: S.S. Peter and Paul. 
On June 29 the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day.          
Peter, who was named Simon, was a fisherman of Galilee and was introduced to the Lord Jesus by his brother Andrew, also a fisherman. Jesus gave him the name Cephas (Petrus in Latin), which means ‘Rock,’ because he was to become the rock upon which Christ would build His Church. Despite his human weaknesses, Peter was chosen to shepherd God's flock. The Acts of the Apostles illustrates his role as head of the Church after the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. Peter led the Apostles as the first Pope and ensured that the disciples kept the true faith.  St. Peter spent his last years in Rome, leading the Church through persecution and eventually being martyred in the year 64. Tradition has it that he was crucified upside-down at his own request, because he claimed he was not worthy to die as his Lord.  Peter was buried in the catacomb on the Vatican Hill, under what is now the Basilica of St Peter.

St. Paul, often called, the Apostle of the Gentiles, wrote most of the Letters included in the writings of the New Testament, and through them we learn much about his life and the faith of the early Church. Before receiving the name Paul, he was Saul, a Jewish pharisee who zealously persecuted Christians in Jerusalem.  Saul's conversion took place as he was on his way to Damascus to persecute the Christian community there. As he was travelling along the road, he experienced a great light from heaven which blinded him. He then heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He answered: “Who are you, Lord?” Christ said: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”  Saul's conversion took place as he was on his way to Damascus to persecute the Christian community there. As he was traveling along the road, he was suddenly surrounded by a great light from heaven. He was blinded and fell off his horse. He then heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He answered: “Who are you, Lord?” Christ said: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”  Saul continued to Damascus, where he was baptized and his sight was restored. He took the name Paul and spent the remainder of his life preaching the Gospel tirelessly to the Gentiles of the Mediterranean world.  Eventually, he was imprisoned by the Jewish authorities and after claiming his right as a Roman citizen was sent and taken by a very circuitous route to Rome, where, after about three years, he was beheaded in the year 67.  He is buried in Rome under what is now the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
WEEK: JUNE  21st  - JUNE 27TH  2020

THE 12th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Jesus said “Do not be afraid, everything now hidden will be made clear.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley  Hayes; Emma  Golden; Michael Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green, Megan Taylor 
LATELY DEAD: Victor Febrero; Joseph Mellor; Trevor Sykes; Paul Carroll, Mrs. Twoey
ANNIVERSARIES: Alan Redvers Whitehead;  Kristian Bordiuk;  Gordon Higham; Bernard and Mary Grogan, Michael McGladdery, John Coen.

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £230.00
Paid directly to the bank:
to 30th April 2020:  One off donations £495.00  Standing Orders: £310.00
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; ;Foodbank:£20.00; Conerstone:£20 ; Parish Funds: £42.00Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 21ST JUNE 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom;
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene—one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that thou
Shouldst lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path; but now,
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years.

So long thy pow’r hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone.
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Kyrie
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy on us all.

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 word, 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 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, 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, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Jeremiah 20:10-13

Jeremiah said:
I hear so many disparaging me,
“Terror from every side!”
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’
All those who used to be my friends
watched for my downfall,
‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.
Then we will master him
and take our revenge!’
But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;
my opponents will stumble, mastered,
confounded by their failure;
everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.
But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with
Justice, who scrutinises the loins of heart,
let me see the vengeance you will take on them,
for I have committed my cause to you.
Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord,
for he has delivered the soul of the needy
from the hands of evil men.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm                                                68:8-10. 14. 17.33-35 R v14

R)In your great love, answer me, O God.

It is for you that I suffer taunts,
that shame covers my face,
that I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my own mother’s sons.
I burn with zeal for your house
and taunts against you fall on me. (R)

This is my prayer to you,
my prayer for your favour.
In your great love, answer me, O God,
with your help that never fails:
Lord, answer, for your love is kind;
in your compassion, turn towards me. (R)

The poor when they see it will be glad
and God-seeking hearts will revive;
for the Lord listens to the needy
and does not spurn his servants in their chains.
Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,
The sea and all its living creatures. (R)      

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans  5:12-15

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world before the law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even through their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fault so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

 

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!           Jn1:14.52
The Word was made flesh and lived among us:
to all who did accept himhe gave power to become children of God.
Alleluia!

Halle, Halle, Halle – lu – jah
Halle, Halle, Halle – lu – jah
Halle, Halle, Halle – lu – jah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:26-33

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows:
‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.
‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without the Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So, there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.
‘So, if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 of 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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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:
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, loves mystery,
One bread, one cup, one family.

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, 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.

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 fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive.

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.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Father most holy, through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, your Word through whom you made all things, whom you sent as our Saviour and Redeemer, incarnate by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin. Fulfilling your will and gaining for you a holy people, he stretched out his hands as he endured his Passion, so as to break the bonds of death and manifest the Resurrection.

And so, with all the Angels and Saints we declare your glory, as with one voice, we acclaim.

Sanctus:
Holy, holy, holy theLord
God of endless power and might.
The earth, the heavens are full of your love.
Sing Hosanna! Glory to God!

Blessed is he, the one who is sent
in the name of God the Most High.
O holy, holy, holy our Lord
Sing Hosanna! Glory to God!

Kneel

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
(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 on 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 bought 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 hanks, 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 you 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 you 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 Francis our Pope and John 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 form 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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
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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON Ps 144:  15
The eyes of all look to you, Lord,
and you give them their food in due season.

COMMUNION HYMN:
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 blood stream mingled with mine.

This is the bread that has come down from heaven
This is my blood for the life of the world.
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 blood stream mingled with mine.
He leads us out of the power of darkness
and brings us safe to his kingdom of life

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 blood stream mingled with mine.

For those in Christ, there is no condemnation
He sets them free through the Spirit, he says
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 you blood stream mingled with mine.
Thus shall the world know you are my disciples
If you can love and if you can forgive.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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 Hymn:
I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me;
How He left the realms of glory
For the cross of Calvary.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Raised me up and gently led me,
Back into the narrow way.
Days of darkness still may meet me
Sorrow’s path, I oft may tread; but his presence still is with me
By his guiding hand I’m led.

He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet;
Then He'll bear me safely over,
made by grace for glory meet.
Yes, I’ll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me
Sing it with the saints in glory

Gathered by the crystal sea.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
O Mary, woman and mother, you carried the divine Word in your womb, you recounted by your life the magnificent works of God. Listen to our stories, hold them in your heart and make your own the stories that no one wants to hear. Teach us to recognize the good thread that runs through history. Look at the tangled knots in our life that paralyse our memory. By your gentle hands, every knot can be untied. Woman of the Spirit, mother of trust, inspire us too. Help us build stories of peace, stories that point to the future. And show us the way to live them together.”

TODAY IS FATHER’S DAY:
In most ‘Catholic’ countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19th (St. Joseph’s day).  Here, of course, we follow the secular ‘American’ model! But it’s only fair that we should take one day a year, at least, to acknowledge the fathers of our community who have been such a positive influence on their children. At the same time, we pray for forgiveness for those who failed in their responsibilities in this regard. 

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS:
Monday 22nd St John Fisher and St Thomas More:  Two great men who gave their lives rather than accept the claims of King Henry VIII in his Act of Supremacy, that he was the Supreme Head of the Church in England. John Fisher, who died 22 June 1535, was Bishop of Rochester, and Thomas More, who died 6th July 1535, was Lord Chancellor of England.
Tuesday 23rd St Etheldreda (St. Audrey):  Born and lived in Suffolk, she founded a monastery at Ely (now Ely cathedral), where she died in 679.   She was famed for her virginity (despite having been married twice) and for her personal austerity.
Wednesday 24th The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.  A solemnity, that is one of the most important feast days of the year, as John is revered as the forerunner of Christ.  It is counted as one of the Quarter Days of the financial year.
Saturday 27th St. John Southworth:  Born in Salmsbury in 1582.  He trained in Douai for the priesthood during the time of Catholic persecutions during the Protestant Reformation.  He returned to England to work in Lancashire.  He was caught and imprisoned in Lancaster.  He was moved to London and was hanged drawn and quartered at Tyburn at the age of 72.

OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
The church opened for private prayer on Thursday last week and will continue to be open for private prayer and reflection Monday to Saturday 12 noon - `1pm. 
It will be quite a different experience from your previous visits to church.  When you arrive.  You will be greeted by two of our stewards, not, perhaps, as they would like to do so, with a handshake or similar welcome; SOCIAL DISTANCING must be maintained.  Sanitizer hand gel will be available at the door.  When you enter you will be asked to keep to a one-way system, entering the church by the side aisle (on our Lady’s side of the church) and leaving by the side aisle on the sacristy side.  The centre aisle is out of use.  Only the central bank of pews can be used and every second and third one of those have been roped off in order to maintain social distancing.
It’s all a bit of a nuisance, but it is a step on the way to getting back to ‘normal’.

LITURGICAL COLOURS:  This Sunday Fr. Phil will be wearing Green Vestments for the first time (on a Sunday) since 25th February.  Why?  The theological virtue of Hope, is symbolised by the colour green.  Green is the colour of growing things, and of hope.  Liturgically, green is the colour of Ordinary Time, the orderly sequence of weeks throughout the year, a season in which we are neither single-mindedly penitent (in purple) nor overwhelmingly joyful (in white).
Generally we could say that White is worn for Feasts of our Lord and our Lady, and for feast day of saints who are not martyrs.  Red is for Feasts of the Holy Spirit and the Martyrs.  Purple is used in Penitential Seasons.

WELCOME:
Welcome to Fr. Lawrence Imoisili as the new priest in charge of the Divine Mercy Parish (St. Hertbert’s and Corpus Christi).

SMILE AWHILE:
A man, his wife and his mother-in-law went on vacation to the Holy Land. While they were there, the mother-in-law passed away.  The undertaker told them, 'You can have her shipped home for £5000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for £150.'  The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.  The undertaker asked, 'Why would you spend £5000 to ship your mother-in-law home, when it would be wonderful to have her buried here and spend only £150?'  The man replied, ‘Jesus died here and rose from the dead.  I can’t chance it with her!’

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)
WEEK: JUNE  14TH  - JUNE 20TH  2020

CORPUS CHRISTI

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley  Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;, Dominic Boardman.  Beatrice Tucker, Antonia Patra, Paul Carroll, Kath Green.
LATELY DEAD: Vera Howells;  Stephanie Finch;  Mrs Kolodzej; .Mary Fleming;  Jane McDermot; Joseph Mellor; Kathleen Rose.
ANNIVERSARIES: Terry Mills Sr; Terry Mills Jn. Mary Lowry;  John Cartmell; Raymond Wood; Kristian Bordiuk

THANKSGIVINGS: COLLECTION: Birthday Thanksgivings for Cora Overton; Denis O’Grady.
COLLECTION:   Envelopes: £335.00 (There are other donations, paid directly into the bank, that we won’t be able to report on until the end of the month.

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:CAFOD: £35.00  £5.00; ;Foodbank:£20.00 £25.00; Cornerstone: £20 
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

THE JERUSALUM MASS SHEET
THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI) (A) 14TH JUNE 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

Jesus you’re the one I love, you’re the one I know,
You’re the one who makes me strong, Spirit in my soul.
From the clouds of yesterday, through the night of pain,
Teach me Lord to know your way, know it once again.

Bread blessed and broken for us all,
Symbol of your love from the grain so tall.
Bread, blessed and broken for us all,
Breda of life, you give to us, bread of life for all.

May the bread we break today, may the cup we share,
Lift the burdens of our hearts, lift them everywhere;
Passing on to each of us a measure of your love,
Love to make us whole again as we share your word.

Bread blessed…

Jesus you’re the one I love; you’re the one I know,
You’re the one who makes me strong, Spirit in my soul.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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.

Kyrie: Panginoon Maawa Ka

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

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 word, 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 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 this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy 8:2-3.14-16

Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart – whether you would keep his commandments or not. He humbled you, he made you fell hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers have known, to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone but that man lives on everything that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

‘Do not forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery: who guided you through this vast and dreadful wilderness, a land of fiery serpents, scorpions, thirst; who in this waterless place brought you water from the hardest rock; who in this wilderness fed you with manna that your fathers had not known.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm                                                Os 147:12-15.19-20.R.v12

R)O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Zion, praise to God!
He has strengthened the bars of your gates,
he has blessed the children within you. (R)

He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.
He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command. (R)

He makes his word known to Jacob,
to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has not taught them his decrees. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Pail to the Corinthians                           10:16-17

The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we bread is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

Sequence (Shorter form)
Behold the bread of angels, sent
For pilgrims in their banishment,
The bread of God’s true children meant,
That may not unto dogs be given;
Off in the olden types of foreshowed;
In Isaac on the altar bowed,
And in the ancient paschal food,
And in the manna sent from heaven.

Come then, good shepherd, bread divine,
Still show to us thy mercy sign;
Oh, feed us still, still keep us thine;
So may we see the glories shine
In fields of immortality;

O thou, the wisest, mightiest, best,
Our present food, our future rest,
Come, make us each thy chosen guest,
Co-heirs of thine, and comrades blest
With saints whose dwelling is with thee.

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

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Gospel: John 6:51-58

Jesus said to the Jews:
‘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.’
Then the Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said. Jesus replied:
‘I tell you solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him.
As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.’

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 of 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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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:
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, loves mystery,
One bread, one cup, one family.

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, 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.

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 fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive.

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.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to 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, as promised by your Son, the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more abundantly the hidden mystery of this sacrifice and graciously lead us into all truth. 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 the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: Mystery of Pentecost
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 he is the true and eternal Priest, who instituted the pattern of an everlasting sacrifice and was the first to offer himself as the saving Victim, commanding us to make this offering as his memorial. As we eat his flesh that was sacrificed for us, we are made strong, and as we drink his Blood that was poured our for us, we are washed clean.

And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:

Sanctus: Santo

Santo, Santo, Santo
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa ng kal’walhatian 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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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

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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON Jn 6:57
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

COMMUNION HYMN: Sumasamba Sumasamo

Sa Iyo iaalay ang buhay at  kalakasan
Sa pagkat  ito ang nararapat  sa katulad Mong matapat

Dahil sa  pag-ibig Mo, ang buhay ko ay nagbago
Sa t’wina ang ninanais ko ay laging maglingkod  sa Iyo

Koro: Sumasamba,  sumasamo
Naghahandog sa ngalan Mo
Pagkat sa ’Yo ay nadama
Ang pagmamahal ng Ama

Sa Iyong kabanalan,  biyaya Mo  ay nakamtan
Sa Iyo ay may kagalakan at buhay na walang hanggan

Tunay Kang maginoo,  namalas ko sa kalbaryo
Buhay man  inalay Mo O Kristo, upang maligtas ang tao...  Koro 2x

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
Grant of Lord, we pray,
that we may delight for all eternity
in that share in your divine life,
which is foreshadowed in the present age
by our reception of your precious Body and Blood.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen

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

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Or
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. 
Or

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.                                    
Or
Go in peace
Thanks be to God.

Recessional Hymn:
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. 

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:    
“ Many people suffer due to the great difficulties they endure.  We can help them by accompanying them along a journey full of compassion which transforms people’s lives.  It brings us closer to the Heart of Jesus, which welcomes all of us into the revolution of tenderness.  We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.”

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS:
Friday: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:  Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is devotion to Jesus Himself, but in the particular ways of meditating on his interior life and on His threefold love.  His divine love, His burning love that fed His human will, and His sensible love that affects His interior life.
The source of the modern devotion is the religious experience undergone by St Margaret Mary, which took place on June 16th 1675.  In that vision, Christ asked Margaret Mary to request that the Feast of the Sacred Heart be celebrated on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi.  The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents not simply His physical heart, but His love for all mankind.

OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
We are going to open the church for private prayer from Thursday of this week but only from 12 noon till 1pm (Monday to Saturday). Even with these reduced opening times we are still unable to cover some of the slots.  If you can help, please contact Fr. Phil – contact details on front of the newsletter. The slots still required to be covered are: one person for each of Monday’s slots (12.00 -12.30 & 12.30 – 1pm), two people for Thursdays from 12.30pm – 1pm, one person for Fridays from 12.00-12.30pm and two people for Fridays from 12.30pm-1pm. The reason we cannot open before Thursday is that the rope, which we have ordered from the diocese to block access to every second and third bench, hasn’t arrived yet. We could have used tape but I didn’t want the church to look like a crime scene!

TODAY’S FEAST:
The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, as it is known today, goes back to the 13th century, but celebrates something much older:  the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. While Holy Thursday is also a celebration of this mystery, the solemn nature of Holy Week and the focus on Christ’s Passion overshadows this aspect of Holy Thursday.
For centuries, after the celebration was extended to the universal Church, the feast was celebrated with Eucharistic processions. More generally, the practice has now been discontinued.

SMILE AWHILE:
One day a man decided to get as close to God as he could. He thought climbing a mountain would be the best route to get there. Once he reached the top of the mountain, he called out to God. To his amazement, God answered him loud and clear. With such an amazing opportunity to speak with God, he wanted to ask a few philosophical questions. “God, how long is a million years to you?”“It’s like a minute to you,” answered God. “What does a million dollars mean to you?” “It’s like a penny,” answered God. The man replied, “Can I have a penny?” The Lord answered, “In a minute.”

Thank you from the Deputy Leader of Oldham Council:
“I’m writing because I don’t want the incredible work of groups like yours to go unrecognised. The support St. Patrick’s has given to Oldham Foodbank is hugely appreciated. Without a doubt Oldham would be in a far worse situation if it wasn’t for the generosity, spirit and determination we have seen from residents helping those who need it with food, equipment or just a friendly word. It reminds me why we are lucky to live where we do, and how much we have to build on when the recovery begins.” (Councillor Arooj Shah).

Pastoral letter from the Bishop:
The bishop has sent a link for an audio file of his pastoral letter.
https://soundcloud.com/salford-diocese/pastoral-letter-june-2020

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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TRINITY SUNDAY (YEAR A)
WEEK: JUNE  7TH  - JUNE 13TH  2020

TRINITY   SUNDAY (YEAR A)

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;     Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;,  Joseph Mellor, Veera Howells, John Bahyra; Kath Green; John and Mara Bahyra;  Beatrice Tucker;  Paul Carroll.  Dominic Boardman.
LATELY DEAD: Joseph Mellor;  Kathleen Rose; Basil Ellison;  Arthur Hamer;  John Cleary;  Paul Vincent Lennon, Stephanie Finch, Jane McDermott

THANKSGIVINGS: COLLECTION: Envelopes: £75.00 (There are other donations, paid directly into the bank, that we won’t be able to report on till the end of the month).

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £50.00  £5.00; ;Foodbank:£20.00 £5.00; Conerstone:£20  £10;
Parish Funds £80.00 (in memoriam Alice Lees – again, at least one other donation has been paid directly into the bank).
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
TRINITY SUNDAY (A) 7TH JUNE 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:

Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning
Our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, holy, holy!
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons
Blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy!
Though the darkness hide thee
Though the sinful, mortal eye
Thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy
There is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty
All thy works shall praise Thy name
In earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy!
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons
Blessed Trinity!

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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,
though 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.

Kyrie
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison. Lord have mercy, have mercy on me

Gloria
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,
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
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit and sanctification made known the human race your wondrous mystery,
grant us, we pray, that in profession 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 reign with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.
Amen   

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Exodus          34:4-6.8-9
With two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form of a cloud, and Moses stood with him there.
He called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness.’ And Moses bowed down to the ground at once and worshipped. ‘If I have indeed won your favour, Lord,’ he said ‘let my Lord come with us, I beg. True, they are a headstrong people, but forgive us our faults and our sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm                                                                                                  You are the blest, Lord God of our fathers.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.
Blest your glorious holy name.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the temple of your glory.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest on the throne of your kingdom.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest who gaze into the depths.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the firmament of heaven.
R.   To you glory and praise for evermore.

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
13:11-13
Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another; Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Give the glory and the honour to the Lord
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Give the glory and the honour to the Lord.

Gospel
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 Nicodemus,
‘God loved the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
for God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned;
But whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,
Because he has refused to believe
In the name of God’s only Son.’
The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 of 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 on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead
and 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.  

 

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:
Father I know that your love for me knows no bounds.
When darkness has fallen your voice from the heavens resounds;
Saying, “trust and believe, come an 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 the 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 my doubting subsides, when I’m finally brought to my knees:
Through my prayers, Father Spirit and Son your grace is revealed.

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to 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 left them up the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: Mystery of Pentecost
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 confessing of the true and eternal Godhead, you might be adored in what is proper to each Person, this 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
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 III
(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 bought 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 hanks, 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 OYU, AND DRINK FORM 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, 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 you 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 you 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 Francis our Pope and John 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 form 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                                            
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 forever.

The Priest
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
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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hears the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.

COMMUNION HYMN:
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, loves 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 the

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

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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.
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 Hymn:
Purify my heart,
Let me be as gold and precious silver.
Purify my heart,
Let me be as gold, pure gold.
Refiner's fire,
My heart's 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.
Refiner's fire,
My heart's one desire
Is to be... holy;
Set apart for You, Lord.
I choose to be... holy;
Set…
Refiner's fire,
My heart's 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.
Refiner's fire,
My heart's 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.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“The Church is feminine because it is ‘’church’ and ‘bride’.  She is also mother; she gives life.  Bride and Mother.  The Fathers of the Church go further and say that even your soul is the bride of Christ and mother. And it is with this attitude that comes from Mary, who is Mother of the Church,  with this attitude we can understand this feminine dimension of the Church, which, when it is not there, the Church loses its identity and becomes a charitable organization or a football team, or whatever, but not the Church.......
A Church that is mother goes along the path of tenderness.  It knows the language of caresses, of silence, of the gaze that knows compassion.  This way of being a member of the Church, knowing that he or she is a mother and must go along the same path: a person who is gentle, tender, smiling, full of love.”.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS:
Tuesday 9th June: St. Columba:  Born in Donegal about 520 and went into the Church at anearlt age.  He reluctantly left Ireland (as an exile for Christ) and founded a community on Iona from where he converted much of Western Scotland.  His followers carried the Gospel to much of northern England.
Thursday 11th June: St Barnabas (Apostle) was born in Cyprus, became a companion of St Paul in his missionary journeys before returning to Cyprus to preach the Gospel there
Saturday 13th June: St Anthony of Padua.   An Augustinian canon who became a Franciscan working in Italy. A great preacher and theologian

150 Years old this week!   
“On Sunday 4th June 1870, the present church of Our Lady and St. Patrick’s was opened for the first time for divine service. At 11am the clergy and people assembled at the old chapel (just next door) and walked in procession to the new church. Solemn High Mass was sung and, during the singing of the Gloria, the statue of Mary, the mother of the world’s Redeemer, was unveiled. The formal opening of the church was actually later in the year, on August 20th. Then, the Rt. Rev. Doctor Turner, Bishop of Salford, formally dedicated the church in the name of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Patrick. The music of the Mass, Haydn’s Imperial No. 3, was performed by the full choir (how times have changed!). Don’t forget that you can access the history of this church on the Parish website (Faith of our Fathers and Faith of our Fathers II). The Bishop was due to be celebrating the Mass with us this Sunday to mark the Jubilee, but the Corona Virus has put a stop to that! We’ll have to ask him to come later in the year when, hopefully, we will be able to be together again in church.

Other anniversaries this week!
I’m afraid that not having Setu (one of our altar servers) to inform me of the birthdays of many of our parishioners, I’m restricted to the ones I know; This week, on 11th June it’s Peter Hilton’s birthday and it also happens to be mine on the same day. Then, on 12th June, it’s Bishop John Arnold’s birthday and the 44th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood!

OPENING THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
We are still hoping to open the church for private prayer when we are cleared to do so by the Diocese.  However, we still need more volunteers, who will work in pairs gently to encourage social distancing and to carry out the required sanitising of surfaces e.g. door handles and benches touched by visiting people.  So far, we have received twelve names of people willing to help, which means that we will only be able to open for about an hour each day, Monday to Saturday.  We were hoping to open longer, but to do so we need more volunteers.  If you can help, please contact Fr. Phil – contact details on front of the newsletter.

SMILE AWHILE:
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed between the pages.  Mummy he cried, “Look what I’ve found”  “What have you got there” she asked.  With astonishment in his voice, the boy replied, “I’m not one hundred percent certain, but I think it’s Adam’s suit!” 
What excuse did Adam give his children for no longer living in Eden?
“Your mother ate us out of house and home!”

NEW WINDOW UPDATE:
Progress with the stained-glass window to mark our coming together as different communities:

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It had been hoped that we would have had the windows installed by now, but I suppose we will have to blame Covid-19 for the delay. However, as you can see, work is progressing. Yes, you have to use your imagination at this stage, but the basics are there.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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PENTECOST   SUNDAY (YEAR A)
WEEK: MAY  31ST  - JUNE 6TH  2020

PENTECOST   SUNDAY   (YEAR A)

Come O Holy Spirit!

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK :Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;     Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;,  Joseph Mellor, Dominic Boardman, Veera Howells, John Bahyra; Ann Wilson Kath Green, Paul Carrol
LATELYDEAD: Alice Lees; George Greenwood; Katarina Bugalova, Paul Legowski; Beatrice Corless (Mona), Clifford Owen
ANNIVERSARIES: Frank Winterbottom;  Frank Wisniewski (Sr.);  Martin Lucas;  Rita Higham;  Michael and Catherine McGladdery;  Eileen Lomas;  Stella Paterson; 
Bessie Beswick.

THANKSGIVINGS: COLLECTION:   Envelopes: £175.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £50.00  £5.00; ;Foodbank:£10.00 £5.00; Conerstone: £10; Parish Funds £120.00 (in remembrance of Alice Lees)
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
PENTECOST SUNDAY (A) 31ST MAY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:               

VENI, Creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.

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.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.

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.

Tu, septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.

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.

Accende lumen sensibus:
infunde amorem cordibus:
infirma nostri corporis
virtute firmans perpeti.

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.

Hostem repellas longius,
pacemque dones protinus:
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

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 aside.

Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

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.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Amen.

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.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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 have revealed yourself as the way to the Father:
Lord, have mercy.                                                                               Lord, have mercy.
You have poured out on your people the Spirit of truth:
Christ, have mercy.                                                                             Christ, have mercy.
You are the Good Shepherd, leading us to eternal 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.

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

1) Kembo na tata sadisi na beto kembo alleluia.                   
2) Kembo na muana sadisi na beta kembo alleluia.               

3) Kembo na mpeve santisi na beto kembo alleluia.

The Collect
O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. 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                                                                                                 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
2:1-11
When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, an began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them gift of speech.
Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phyrgia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Lybia round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm                                                                                                  Ps 103:1.24 29-31. 34. R.cf v30
Send forth your Spirit, O Lord
And renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are.
How many are your works, O Lord!
The earth is full of your riches. (R)

You take back your spirit, they die,
Returning to the dust from which they came.
You send forth your spirit, they are created;
And you renew the face of the earth. (R)

May the glory of the Lord last for ever!
May the Lord rejoice in his works!
May the thoughts be pleasing to him.
I find my joy in the Lord. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians
12:3-7. 12-13
No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them. The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose.
Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Sequence
Holy Spirit, Lord of llight,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.

Come, thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Coe, thou light of all that live!

Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul’s delighful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;

Though in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, light divine,
Visit thoug these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill:

If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guides the steps that go astray.

Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend:

Give us comfort when we die;
Give us life with thee on high;

Give us joys that never end.

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

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

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

Gospel
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

‘In the evening of 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.’
After saying this he breathed on them and said:
‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven;
for those whose sin you retain,
they are retained.’

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 of 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, (all bow) 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 on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead and 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.  

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

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to 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, as promised by your Son, the Holy Spirit may reveal to us more abundantly the hidden mystery of this sacrifice and graciously lead us into all truth.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
 
Lift up your hearts.
We left them up the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: Mystery of Pentecost
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, bringing your Paschal Mystery to completion, you bestowed the Holy Spirit today on those you made your adopted children by uniting them to your Only Begotten Son. This same Spirit, as the Church came to birth, opened to all peoples the knowledge of God and brought together the many languages of the earth in profession of the one faith.
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 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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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 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                                            
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 forever.
Amen.

The Priest
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.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God

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 ngemba

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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Acts 2:4, 11
Father, I pray that they may be one
as we also are one, alleluia.

COMMUNION HYMN:

Yalitchue yo yo yalitchue
Yalitchue yo yo yalitchue

Soloist:         O yalitchue e e kula tarame
Choir:           Yo yo yo yalitchue e
Soloist:         Yeliye yeliye e
Choir:           Kula tar me e e

2nd ref:         Mandzo malo yo yo mandzo malo
                     Mandzo malo yo yo mandzo malo

3rd ref:          Barunie e yo yo barunie
                      Barunie e yo yo barunie

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
O God, who bestow heavenly gifts upon your Church, safeguard, we pray, the grace you have given, that the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon her may retain all its force and that this spiritual food may gain her abundance 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, alleluia, alleluia.

Recessional Hymn:

Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine…

As we gaze on your kingly brightness,
So our faces display your likeness,
Ever changing from glory to glory;
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story.
Shine on me, shine on me.

Shine, Jesus shine

 

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“Each of us can say: there is a place for me. We do not live aimlessly and without destination. We are awaited. We are precious. God is in love with us, we are his children. And he has prepared for us the most worthy and beautiful place: Paradise. Let us not forget this: the dwelling place that awaits us is Paradise. We are in transit here. We are made for Heaven, for eternal life, to live forever. Forever: it is something we cannot even imagine now. But it is even more beautiful to think that this forever will be entirely in joy, in full communion with God and with others, without any more tears, without resentment, without division or turmoil.”

‘LAUDATO SI’: This month marks the fifth anniversary of  ‘Laudato si’,Pope Francis’ great encyclical on the environment.  The Vatican is planning a special Laudato si Anniversary Year with a year- long series of initatives dedicated to the safeguarding and care of the Earth.  As Pope Francis reminds us, “All of us can co-operate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.”  What can YOU do?

SMILE A WHILE:
What time of day was Adam created?   A little before Eve!
What kind of man was Boaz, before he married Ruth ?     Ruthless!
What did Adam say the day before Christmas?    It’s Christmas Eve!

Opening of the Church for private prayer.
We still hope to be able to open the church for private prayer in the near future (when we are cleared to do so by the Diocese). But, we need many more volunteers, who will work in pairs to ensure that surfaces are cleaned after anyone has been into the church and gently to encourage those praying to keep the required distance between themselves and others. So far, I have had about ten people; this, at half an hour a time, would only enable us to open up half an hour each day (during the week) and an hour on Saturday.

Oldham Council Press Release - Friday 29th May. Military-run coronavirus testing unit in Oldham Town centre from Sunday 
A Mobile Testing Unit staffed by the army will be visiting Oldham next week to provide testing for COVID-19 for local residents (adults and children over 5 years) and keyworkers.  
The Unit will be at the Old Leisure Centre Car Park, on Rock Street, in the Town Centre for 3 days, from Sunday 31st May to Tuesday 2nd June.  
Testing will be by pre-booked appointment only and people can arrive either by car or by foot and are advised to follow the national social distancing guidelines.
 Residents wishing to book at test will be able to make an appointment through the national booking website (the NHS testing site) from the evening of Saturday 30th May. 
Employers of keyworkers can also book tests for their staff at this site, by referring staff through the national employer booking portal. Employers need to register via e-mail (portalservicedesk@dhsc.gov.uk) at the Coronavirus testing guidance site to be able to refer their employees.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Wednesday, 3rd June: St. Charles Lwanga and Companions.  Charles and 21 others all under the age of 25 were martyred by burning or beheading under a persecution of Christians of all denominations by the deviant King Mwanga of Uganda in 1885/7.
Thursday, 4th June: Feast Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest. A new feast day instituted by Pope Francis last year.
Friday 5th June:  St Boniface.  An Englishman, born in Devon who evangelized the Germanic peoples.  He was martyred in the Netherlands in 754.
Saturday 6th June.  St Norbert.  Born in Germany, and after a religious experience became a priest and formed a religious community, known as the Premonstratensian (or Norbertine) Order of preachers.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: MAY  24TH  - MAY 30TH  2020

7th SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)

Now, Father, is the time for you to glorify me with that glory I had with you before the world was.

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine; Vivien  Higgins;  Breda  Barret; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Veronica Sobieralski,  , Joseph Mellor, Veera Howells, John Bahyra; Ann Wilson; Dominic Boardman.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Eaton, Jordan Lees; Rose Dawson; Kathleen Mills, Kathleen Mayres, Doreen Whitehead, Dr, Catherine McGrother; Doreen Lesyk; George Greenwood; Fred Lees; Elizabeth Ann (Alice) Lees, Clifford Owen
ANNIVERSARIES:Stirling Smith;  Rosemary Atkins;  Kenneth John Chorley;  Frank Winterbottom;  Hilda Kilroy, Rita Higham, Eileen Lomas, Stella Paterson, Martin Lucas

THANKSGIVINGS: COLLECTION:   Envelopes: £105.00
DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £20.00  £5.00; ;Foodbank: £20.00 £10.00 £5.00; Cornerstone: £20; Parish Funds £20
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (A) 24TH MAY 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance Hymn:                  

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates. Alleluia!
He has conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

There we shall with you remain, Alleluia!
partners of your endless reign, Alleluia!
see you with unclouded view, Alleluia!
find our heaven of heavens in you. Alleluia!

Cf. Ps 26:7-9
O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you;
of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face;
hide not your face from me, alleluia.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and 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 llifted up to draw all people to yourself:
Lord, have mercy.                                                                               Lord, have mercy.
You shouldered the cross, the bear our suffering and sinfulness:
Christ, have mercy.                                                                             Christ, have mercy.
You open for your people the war from death into life:
Lord, have mercy                                                                                Lord, have mercy.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply:Amen.

Kyrie
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison. Lord have mercy, have mercy on me.

Gloria
Glory to God! Our hearts to you we raise!
Joy and peace on earth, in highest heaven praise!
Songs of adoration, Lord to you we bring,
praising your great goodness, Father heavenly King.
Glory to God! Our hearts to you we raise!
Joy and peace on earth, in highest heaven praise.

Son of the Father, bearing this world’s sin,
Lamb of God have mercy, grant us peace within.
You, O Christ, are holy, you alone are Lord
With the Holy Spirit, evermore adored.

The Collect
Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the human reace 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                                                                                                 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
1:12-14
After Jesus was taken up into heaven, the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and then they reached the city they went in to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James and Alpaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm                                                                                                  Ps 26:1.4.7-8. R.v13
The Lord is my redeemer,
He is my light and salvation.

The Lord is my light and my help;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
before whom shall I shrink? (R)

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life. (R)

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;
have mercy and answer.
Of you my heart has spoken;
‘Seek his face.’ (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Peter.
4:13-16
If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you. None of you should ever deserve to suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer; but if anyone of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; he should thank God that he has been called one.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord; I will come back to you and your hearts will be full of joy.
Alleluia!

Gospel
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:
‘Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him, let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I have glorified you on earth and finished the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, it is time for you to glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world was. I have made your name known to the men you took from the world to give me, and they have kept your word. Now at least they know that all you have given me comes indeed from you; for I have given them the teaching you gave to me, and they have truly accepted this, that I came from you, and have believed that it was you who sent me. I pray for them: I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they belong to you: all I have is yours and you have is mine, and in them I am glorified. I am not in the world any longer, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

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 of 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, (all bow) 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 on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 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 for the resurrection of the dead and 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.  

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

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brother and sisters), that my sacrifice and your may be acceptable to 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 left them up 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:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, Holy is the Lord God almighty!
Who was and is and is to come; Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.
Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,
blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name.
Hosanna in the heights of heaven. Blessed, blessed, blessed is the Lord

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 spirits 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 have 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 the 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 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                                            
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 forever.
Amen.

The Priest
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.                                                                                              

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 support 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

THE COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Jn 17:22
Father, I pray that they may be one
as we also are one, alleluia.

COMMUNION HYMN:

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 loved me forever,
Because your love is for ever

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 
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.
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 Deaco, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Or
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. 
Or

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.                                    
Or
Go in peace
Thanks be to God.

Recessional Hymn:

I the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry,
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them. Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread, I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?

 

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial.  You can decide according to your own situations whether to pray individually, in a family group or in other groups. It is easy on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Since its start in May 2016, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.  While this year may be different and mostly taken part at home, we can still get involved from home.
Thy Kingdom Come have come up with a few ways that your family and church can get involved.  Inspired by the love and kindness shown by people so far through the coronavirus pandemic, a new strand has been added to this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, which is to put your faith into action and care for those you are praying for. Whether this is a friendly phone call or sharing a book or small gift you think someone may enjoy, you can make a big difference. (see diocesan website for more details)

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Monday: St Bede the venerable, renowned for the History of the Church in Britain.
He died in735.
Tuesday: St. Philip Neri, who founded a community that would eventually be referred
to as the Oratorians. Died 1595.
Wednesday: St. Augustine of Canterbury. Died in 605

The Post!
Yesterday, a huge bundle of post, from the last three weeks, arrived on my doorstep. So, if some of you have been wondering why I did not mention names in the anniversaries or the sick that you had sent in, this is because the Post Office have been holding on to your correspondence, some of it for as long as three weeks! Any donations sent through the post or directly to the bank have not been included yet in the amounts reported because they came in after the first part of this newsletter had been typed. The Bank statement also arrived in the same post!

Opening of the Church for private prayer.
Several churches across the Diocese have now been selected to be opened for periods during the week for private prayer. St. Patrick’s is one of the churches that has been selected for this purpose. But all must be done under certain restrictions and taking precautions to keep surfaces clean. The number of hours we will be able to leave the church open will depend on the number of volunteers who are prepared to give half an hour of their day to be monitors. We must have two monitors on duty at any time and they would be expected to ensure that surfaces are wiped down after each person has visited for private prayer. If anyone is prepared to be a monitor, please contact me either by telephone, mobile or email, giving me an idea about the time of day you would be available.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: MAY  17TH  - MAY 23RD  2020

SIXTH    SUNDAY   OF  EASTER (YEAR A)

Jesus said: “I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate.

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless;  Lesley  Hayes;  Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Veronica Sobieralski; Joseph Mellor; Veera Howells; John Bahyra; Ann Wilson.
LATELY DEAD: Roy Eaton, Marika Babych, Alice Lees, Frank Norcliffe, Esther Casey, Theresa Ingred Hulme, Michael John Kerling, Paul Lennon; Katherine Holdaway.
ANNIVERSARIES: Stirling Smith

THANKSGIVINGS: For the safe arrival of baby Rosie Mae Ruffle

COLLECTION: Envelopes: £115

DONATIONS /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £20; Foodbank: £20; Conerstone: £20; Parish Funds £20
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“The peace the world gives isolates us from others. It lulls us to sleep, and is temporary and sterile. The peace the Lord gives is lasting, fruitful, contagious. It makes us go out to create community. It is filled with hope because it looks toward Heaven.

RECOGNITION: 
Deputy Head of Blessed John Henry Newman RC College, Mr. Glynn Potts, has been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant, in assisting the Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester,, Sir Warren Smith, as her representative of the city region. 
Deputy Lieutenants are asked to support in areas including, honours nominations, suggesting names for Royal Garden Parties, and representing the Queen at citizenship ceremonies.

‘OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’.
The Catholic Bishops responded to this document on May 11th.  The following is an excerpt.
 “In dialogue with the Government, the Catholic Church will continue its engagement… and has already submitted a detailed plan, in full accordance with public health guidelines, for churches to be opened for private prayer.”

There is no date given for when this might take place and with what restrictions.

WORDS FOR TODAY'S MUSIC AT MASS

Entrance Hymn:
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, not as orphans are we left in sorrow now:
Alleluia, he is near us, faith believes nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget his promise, “I am with you evermore”.

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.

Kyrie
Lord have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on us all.

Gloria (Peruvian):
Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father. To him be glory forever. Alleluia, Amen.
Glory to God…Son of the Father.
Glory to God…Glory to the Spirit.

Gospel Acclamation:
Halle, Halle, Halle.

Sanctus
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, Holy is the Lord God almighty!
Who was and is and is to come; Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.
Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,
blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name.
Hosanna in the heights of heaven. Blessed, blessed, blessed is the Lord.

Communion:
Be still and know I am with you; be still I am the Lord.
I will not leave you orphans. I leave with you 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.

Recessional:
Come down O Love Divine, seek thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardour glowing.
O comforter draw near, within my heart appear,
and kindle it thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn to dust and ashes in its heat consuming.
And let thy glorious light, shine ever on my sight
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity mine outward vesture be
And lowliness become mine inner clothing.
True lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part

And, o’er its own shortcomings, weeps with loathing.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: MAY  10TH  - MAY 16TH  2020

FIFTH    SUNDAY   OF  EASTER (YEAR A)

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one can come to the Father, except through me.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine; Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman; Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; , Margaret Mills,  Shirley Stanley, Rosie Barber, Veronica Sobieralski, Darrel Smith, Mildred Winterbottom, Joseph Mellor, Veera Howells, John Bahyra
LATELY DEAD: Frank Norcliffe, Ernie Rowbottom, Kath Mayers, Alfredo Dumalaog, Rose Dawson, Esther Casey, Kathleen Mills, Jordan Lees, Doreen Lesyk (née Hallett), Roy Eaton, Marika Babych, Alice Lees, Fr. Paul Dillon and Fr. Liam Comer
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Bowden, Catherine Duddy, Michael and Catherine McGladdery

COLLECTION:   Envelopes: £115.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £20 ; Foodbank: £20; Conerstone: £20; Parish Funds £20
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

WORDS FOR TODAY'S MUSIC AT MASS

Entrance Hymn:
Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead thou me on;
The night is dark, and I am far from home; Lead thou me on.
Keep thou my feet, I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now lead thou me on.
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long thy power hath blest me, sure it still will lead me on,
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till the night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
which I have loved long since and lost awhile.

Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.

Gloria:

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

1) Kun ‘olikolo o o 
Na ndzambe tata aaa
Azalisi Biso o o o

2) Kun ‘olikolo oo  
Na Ndzambe mwana a a a

Abikisi biso ooo 

3) Kun ‘olikolo o o
N’elimo santu u u u

A santisi biso o o o

 

(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo

(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo

(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo
(Basse) Nkembo

Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Give the glory and the honour to the Lord.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Give the glory and the honour to the Lord.

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

STANDING ORDERS:  Many thanks to those people who have decided to pay their Offertory Money by Standing Order.  I will of course be able to still claim Gift Aid on your donation if you have already made a Gift Aid Declaration.  This means that your offering / donation is increased in value by 25%.
Gift Aid, can be claimed on any donation made by someone who pays income tax, provided of course they pay enough tax to cover the claim and have filled in a Declaration Form.  Anyone who would like to make a Gift Aid Declaration please contact Colin by e-mail at colinriley.rjl@gmail.com or phone Fr Phil’s mobile 07976 230 919.
For the benefit of anyone else wishing to make a Standing Order, our Bank Details are:

Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank
Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick
Sort Code 20 55 34
Account Number 50949825
Reference: St Pats Contributions  

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘St. Patrick’s church’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

RECENT TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us #PrayTogether for all those who are suffering from sadness, because they are alone, do not know what future awaits them, or cannot take care of their family because they have no job. Let us pray for them today.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS (incorrectly put in last week but correctly put in this week!)
Tuesday - St. Pancras: Suffered martyrdom under Diocletian (c304) and was buried on the Via Aurelia with a basilica over his tomb.  Tradition has it that he was only around 13 years of age at his death.
Thursday -St. Matthias.  He was chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot, so that the number of apostles should remain at twelve.
Wednesday - Our Lady of Fatima.: (Feast Day)

CAFOD launched a coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal, or post a donation through the door of the presbytery marked “CAFOD”.  

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: MAY  3RD  - MAY 9TH  2020

THIRD   SUNDAY   OF  EASTER (YEAR A)

Jesus said: “I am the gate to the sheepfold.  All others who have come are thieves and brigands ..... Anyone who enters through me will be safe.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine;Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman;Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret;Roy Eaton;Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; , Margaret Mills,  Doreen Lesyk,  Shirley Stanley, Rosie Barber, Veronica Sobieralski, Darrel Smith, Mildred Winterbottom
LATELY DEAD: Doreen Alicia Whitehead, Antonietta Zelenczuk; John Stanley,   Bill Ince;  Ernie Davis.. Maureen McCoy; Marie Adams;  Mary Joyce Odams; Marie Terese Hocktor;  Stephen Grimshaw; Anne Marrie McGrail, Teresa Devlin, Frank Norcliffe, Kath Mayers, Alfredo Dumalaog
ANNIVERSARIES: Ellie McDermott; Ann Vause;  Gerry Taylor

COLLECTION:   Envelopes: £40.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £5.00;    Parish Funds: £50.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

STANDING ORDERS:  Many thanks to those people who have decided to pay their Offertory Money by Standing Order.  I will of course be able to still claim Gift Aid on your donation if you have already made a Gift Aid Declaration.  This means that your offering / donation is increased in value by 25%.
Gift Aid, can be claimed on any donation made by someone who pays income tax, provided of course they pay enough tax to cover the claim and have filled in a Declaration Form.  Anyone who would like to make a Gift Aid Declaration please contact Colin by e-mail at colinriley.rjl@gmail.com or phone Fr Phil’s mobile 07976 230 919.
For the benefit of anyone else wishing to make a Standing Order, our Bank Details are:

Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank
Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick
Sort Code 20 55 34
Account Number 50949825
Reference: St Pats Contributions  

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘St. Patrick’s church’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

QUOTATIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS
If one has the answers to all the questions - that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.

YEAR OF THE WORD:  Acts of the Apostles
Following Peter’s declaration of Salvation in the name of Jesus, the temple authorities arrested Peter and John and several other Nazarenes, as they were known.  The following day they were brought before the Sanhedrin.  The apostles were full of the Holy Spirit and, when they appeared before the Sanhedrin, they continued their proclamation of the Risen Messiah with such eloquence that Annas, the high priest, and his associates were so astounded they could not think how to proceed.  News of the healing of the lame man was everywhere and hundreds, even thousands of ordinary Jews, were joining their cause.  In the end they let the apostles go, with a stern warning not to preach in the name of Jesus again.  This had no effect whatsoever.  
They continued their preaching, and the community grew at an amazing rate.  They were now living a common life, sharing their wealth.  We are given an example: A Cypriot convert, whom the apostles had named Barnabas, donated the proceeds of the sale of a field he owned to the common fund.  Unfortunately, all was not to run smoothly for long. A couple called Ananias and Sapphira tried to cheat the community and, when they were challenged by Peter, they dropped down dead!
The apostles continued their preaching and found themselves in prison again.  St Luke tells us that they were miraculously released during the night by the intervention of an Angel of the Lord.  This could possibly have been an explanation used by Luke to protect a senior officer in the gaol, a convert to ‘the Way’, who had perhaps facilitated the escape. Maybe, however, it could have been an Angel of the Lord!    To be continued.......
THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Tuesday - St. Pancras: Suffered martyrdom under Diocletian (c304) and was buried on the Via Aurelia with a basilica over his tomb.  Tradition has it that he was only around 13 years of age at his death.
Thursday -St. Matthias.  He was chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot, so that the number of apostles should remain at twelve.
Wednesday - Our Lady of Fatima.: (Feast Day)

CAFOD launched a coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal, or post a donation through the door of the presbytery marked “CAFOD”.  

TODAY is Good Shepherd Sunday when we traditionally think of vocations. There are many different vocations, which we could perhaps describe as ministries of service to each other through which we feel a sense of fulfilment in our lives. Yes, traditionally, we tend to focus on vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. And the current crisis has flagged up again just how much these are needed; so many of our priests, for example, have had to “self-isolate” because of being over 70! But the current crisis has highlighted for us other vocations for which we must be so thankful, namely, those of nurses and care-workers, who, like Jesus, are putting their lives on the line for the rest of us. We are truly blessed by many of these vocations within our community. Thank you and thank God!

SMILE – A –WHILE 
A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it. ‘Not Guttenberg’ gasped the collector, ‘it would be worth a fortune’.  ‘Yes that was it’ the friend said, ‘But it was ruined, it had scribbling all over it by some chap called Martin Luther! 

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3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: APRIL  26TH  - MAY 2ND  2020

THIRD   SUNDAY   OF  EASTER (YEAR A)

Now  while  he was  with  them  at  table,  he  took  the  bread  and  said  the  blessing;  then  he  broke  it  and  handed  it  to  them.  And  their  eyes  were  opened  and  they  recognised  him;  but  he  had  vanished  from  their  sight.

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman;Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret;Roy Eaton;Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade; Irene Carr, Margaret Mills,  Doreen Lesyk, Frank Norcliffe, Joseph Mellor
LATELY DEAD: Doreen Alicia Whitehead,  Mary Joyce Oadams, Antonietta Zelenczuk and Kath Mayers
ANNIVERSARIES: Martin James Culkin;  James Andrew Fogg; Aaron; Billy  Murphy and Tony Martin

COLLECTION: Envelopes: £35.00   Loose:£0.00 Total:£35.00
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £5.00; Restoration:  £7.00.

STANDING ORDERS:  There has been considerable interest by parishioners in setting up Standing Orders with their bank as a way of continuing the day to day financial support of the parish.  As has been said earlier, we are in the fortunate position of being able financially to weather the storm for a few weeks..But it looks as though this  corona virus situation is going to last for more than a few weeks. It would be irresponsible and indeed disrespectful to those, who in the past have contributed their pennies and pounds, according to their means, not to ensure the financial stability of the parish.  Therefore, the use of Standing Orders is a way of getting us through this difficult time.
If you use online banking you can arrange a Standing Order on-line.  You will be asked to make an initial payment. (whatever you decided).  Then you will be asked to make a fixed payment (your normal donation) to be paid on a fixed date every week / month.  
The date suggested to start the fixed payment is the 7th day of each month until further notice.  This is purely for administrative purposes - Colin is not getting younger - it is easier to track and record payments if they are all made more or less at the same time.
Then you will be asked who you want to pay. That's us:

Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank
Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick
Sort Code 20 55 34
Account Number 50949825
Reference: St Pats Contributions  

The advantage of a Standing Order, is that you are in control.  You can increase / decrease or stop the payments as you wish.  The parish has no control whatsoever.  The parish will be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made this way.  Anyone who has not made a Gift Aid Declaration already, and wishes to do so, should contact Colin Riley at colinriley.rjl@gmail.com .
If you do not have access to on-line or phone banking, Colin will provide a hard copy of a Standing Order Mandate which you can fill in and send to your bank.  Just inform the Parish Office by e-mail  colinriley.rjl@gmail.com  or leave a message on Fr. Phil’s mobile: 07976 230919 and leave your name and full postal address.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
Many things can divide communities: money, vanity, gossip. But the Spirit comes to save us from divisions. The Holy Spirit is the Master of harmony. He creates harmony in the community, because He Himself is harmony, the harmony between the Father and the Son.

YEAR OF THE WORD:  Acts of the Apostles
The Lectionary of the Church allows for the reading of the Acts of the Apostles as the First Reading at Mass throughout the Easter Season.  The book of Acts was written by St. Luke around the year 70 AD, Some people suggest that it was intended to be part of his Gospel account, but it was certainly regarded as a separate book when the Canon of Scripture was compiled. The book is a record of the development and growth of the Apostolic Church
Following the death of Jesus, the Apostles and the other followers of Jesus, were dumbfounded, all their hopes for a Messiah had been dashed – this despite Jesus himself having told them clearly that all this had to happen. Despite too, the evidence of the empty tomb and the witness of Mary Magdelen.   We know two of them set off from Jerusalem to their home in Emmaus. 
Then it happened.  Jesus appeared amongst them, in a closed room. ‘Look at me, touch me’, he said.  He even ate a piece of grilled fish! This was no ghost!  After this there was no stopping them.  The Acts of the Apostles tells us that they were out in the temple every day telling people about the Risen Jesus, and meeting in their homes for the Breaking of Bread.  One day Peter and John were going into the temple and met a man crippled from birth.  Peter healed him in the name of Jesus.  The man was obviously overjoyed and naturally was running around telling everyone exactly what happened.  The temple authorities were definitely not impressed.  They asked Peter, by what power they had managed to cure this man who everyone knew had been a cripple from birth.  Peter did not hold back in proclaiming that it was in the name of Jesus, who they had killed, who was now alive having risen from the dead.  He then added, ‘ there is no other name under heaven by which you can be saved!’
The temple authorities were horrified ...... they couldn’t let that go. To be continued............

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Sacramental Programme: postponed  till  further  notice.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Tuesday - St. Peter Chanel:the first martyr of Oceania, born in France in 1803, he joined the Marists and travelled to the S. Pacific. He had varied success and was clubbed to death. His martyrdom succeeded in converting all the islanders to the Catholic faith.
Tuesday - St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort: born in 1673, he founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine wisdom and the Missionary Priests of Mary.
Wednesday – St. Catherine of Siena: born in Italy in 1347, she entered the Third Order of St. Dominic while still an adolescent. She brought harmony between her fellow citizens and did much for the religious life. She is a Patron of Europe.
Thursday -St. Pius V:a Dominican who became Pope in 1566, and began a reform of the Church and revival of the clergy. He built seminaries for the training of priests and the creation of a catechism of the Catholic faith.
Saturday - St. Athanasius:a Bishop of Alexandria and a fighter against Arianism, for which he was vilified and exiled several times. He died in 373.

A PRAYER FROM POPE FRANCIS:  Domus Sta. Marta, Rome
“Let us pray together for the sick, for all the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, Oh Holy Mother of God.  Do not despise our pleas- we who are put to the test – and deliver us from danger.  Oh glorious and blessed Virgin.  I thank all Christians, all men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison whichever religious tradition they belong to.”

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“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A)
WEEK: APRIL  19TH  - APRIL  25TH  2020

SECOND   SUNDAY   OF  EASTER  (YEAR A)

Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to 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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman; Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret; Roy Eaton; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;    Emma   Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;    Martha McGlade;    Irene  Carr,   Margaret Mills, Bill Ince, Frank Norcliff
LATELY  DEAD:  Don Carr;  Sheila  Heald;  Stanislaw  Ogorek,  Stephen Grimshaw,  Mary Joyce Oadams, Stephen Mulholland, Anne Marie McGrail
ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Sumner, Peter Jennings, Jeff Wright, William Brian Burgin, Brenda Taylor, Marion Fitzpatrick, Christopher Frankland

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £35.00    Loose:  £0.00    Total:  £35.00
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £5.00;    Church Expenses: £25   .

STANDING ORDERS:  There has been considerable interest by parishioners in setting up Standing Orders with their bank as a way of continuing the day to day financial support of the parish.  As has been said earlier, we are in the fortunate position of being able financially to weather the storm for a few weeks..But it looks as though this  corona virus situation is going to last for more than a few weeks. It would be irresponsible and indeed disrespectful to those, who in the past have contributed their pennies and pounds, according to their means, not to ensure the financial stability of the parish.  Therefore, the use of Standing Orders is a way of getting us through this difficult time.
If you use online banking you can arrange a Standing Order on-line.  You will be asked to make an initial payment. (whatever you decided).  Then you will be asked to make a fixed payment (your normal donation) to be paid on a fixed date every week / month.  
The date suggested to start the fixed payment is the 7th day of each month until further notice.  This is purely for administrative purposes - Colin is not getting younger - it is easier to track and record payments if they are all made more or less at the same time.
Then you will be asked who you want to pay. That's us:

Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank
Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick
Sort Code 20 55 34
Account Number 50949825
Reference: St Pats Contributions  

The advantage of a Standing Order, is that you are in control.  You can increase / decrease or stop the payments as you wish.  The parish has no control whatsoever.  The parish will be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made this way.  Anyone who has not made a Gift Aid Declaration already, and wishes to do so, should contact Colin Riley at colinriley.rjl@gmail.com .
If you do not have access to on-line or phone banking, Colin will provide a hard copy of a Standing Order Mandate which you can fill in and send to your bank.  Just inform the Parish Office by e-mail  colinriley.rjl@gmail.com  or leave a message on Fr. Phil’s mobile: 07976 230919 and leave your name and full postal address.

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
Pray for government leaders, scientists and politicians who are beginning to study a way out of the pandemic, though its "aftermath" has already begun. May they find the right way, always for the good of their people.

TEACHING VACANCY
The Governors at Holy Rosary are looking to appoint a committed, energetic and caring teacher to join a warm, enthusiastic team. If you would like to visit the school before you apply you will be very welcome. Please contact the office if you wish to visit. Successful applicants will be observed teaching prior to interview as part of the application process. 
Salary MPS – UPS . Hours Full Time for 12 months initially.   Starting 1st September 2020
Experience - at least 2 years experience
Applicants should be: committed to uphold the Catholic ethos of our school; an excellent classroom practitioner with experience of teaching across Key Stage Two; have high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour; is able to inspire and motivate by providing high quality teaching and learning experiences; Self-motivated and able to work cooperatively as part of a team In return we can offer: friendly children who are keen to learn; a welcoming and caring catholic ethos; the opportunity to be part of a hard-working, supportive team; the opportunity for career and professional development
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and pre employment check in line with safer recruitment guidelines. Applications are available from the school head@holyrosary.oldham.sch.uk  Closing Date for Applications: noon on Tuesday 28th April 2020 Shortlisting: Friday 1st May 2020. Interviews: Thursday 7th May

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Sacramental Programme: postponed  till  further  notice.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
Tuesday - St. Anselm: born in Italy in 1033 abbot at Bec in France and became Archbishop of Canterbury. He disagreed with the king and left many fine writings.
Thursday - St. George the Patron Saint of England:  martyred about 303 in Emperor Diocletian’s persecution. During the Crusades, he was seen to personify the ideals of Christian chivalry and King Richard 1 of  England placed his crusading army under his protection and in 1222 his feast was proclaimed a national holiday.
Friday - St Adalbert: became the second Bishop of Prague. He went to Poland then travelled as a missionary converting many in E.  Europe and was martyred there in 997.
Saturday - St. Mark: an apostle and a cousin of St. Barnabas. Traditionally he is credited with founding the Church of Alexandria in Egypt.

SMILE – A –WHILE

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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EASTER  SUNDAY (YEAR A)
WEEK: APRIL  12TH  - APRIL  19TH  2020

EASTER   SUNDAY (YEAR A)

 

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman; Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret; Roy Eaton; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Mara  Bahyra; Joan Coop; Lina Feniuk; Martha McGlade; Irene Carr and Margaret Mills
LATELY DEAD: Don Carr; Arthur Hamer, Dr. John Kelley, Peter Boothby;  Margaret Turner, Shiela Heald, Kevin McDonagh, Ann McGough and Stanislaw Ogorek
ANNIVERSARIES: Tom and Mary Wadsworth, Joan Walkden and Peter Jennings

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £80.00  Loose:£0.00  Total:£80.00
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £5.00;  Oldham Food Bank:£20.00; Cornerstone: £20.00

STANDING ORDERS:  There has been considerable interest by parishioners in setting up Standing Orders with their bank as a way of continuing the day to day financial support of the parish.  As has been said earlier, we are in the fortunate position of being able financially to weather the storm for a few weeks..But it looks as though this  corona virus situation is going to last for more than a few weeks. It would be irresponsible and indeed disrespectful to those, who in the past have contributed their pennies and pounds, according to their means, not to ensure the financial stability of the parish.  Therefore, the use of Standing Orders is a way of getting us through this difficult time.
If you use online banking you can arrange a Standing Order on-line.  You will be asked to make an initial payment. (whatever you decided).  Then you will be asked to make a fixed payment (your normal donation) to be paid on a fixed date every week / month.  
The date suggested to start the fixed payment is the 7th day of each month until further notice.  This is purely for administrative purposes - Colin is not getting younger - it is easier to track and record payments if they are all made more or less at the same time.
Then you will be asked who you want to pay. That's us:

Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank
Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick
Sort Code 20 55 34
Account Number 50949825
Reference: St Pats Contributions  

The advantage of a Standing Order, is that you are in control.  You can increase / decrease or stop the payments as you wish.  The parish has no control whatsoever.  The parish will be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made this way.  Anyone who has not made a Gift Aid Declaration already, and wishes to do so, should contact Colin Riley at colinriley.rjl@gmail.com .

SMILE-A-WHILE:

Joshua, a Jewish father was troubled by the way his son, Benjamin, had turned out, and went to see Rabbi Goldberg about it. 'I brought Benjamin up in the faith, gave him a very expensive bar mitzvah; it cost me a fortune to educate him, then he tells me last week he has decided to be a Christian. Rabbi, where did I go wrong?' pleaded Joshua. ‘Funny, Joshua, that you should come to me,' commented Rabbi Goldberg. 'Like you I, too, brought my boy up in the faith, put him through University; that cost me a fortune, then one day he, too, tells me he has decided to become a Christian.'  What did you do?' inquired Joshua.  'I turned to God for the answer,' replied the Rabbi.  'And what did He say’, was the next question.  'God said, 'Funny you should come to me..........'

An atheist was taking a walk through the woods. 'What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!', he said to himself. As he continued walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes. Turning to look, he saw a 7 foot grizzly charging towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. At that instant the atheist cried out: 'Oh my God!...'Time stopped.  The bear froze.  The forest was silent.  It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice came out of the sky saying: 'You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident.  Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?'  The atheist looked directly into the light.  'It would be hypocritical of me suddenly to ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you make the BEAR a Christian?'  'Very well, 'said the voice. The light went out, and the sounds of the forest resumed.  And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke: 'Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful, Amen.'

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Sacramental Programme: postponed  till  further  notice.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
EASTER WEEK is the Most Sacred Week of the Christian Year.  Each day is treated as though it was Easter Day itself.  No other Feasts or Celebrations are allowed at this time

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS:
I would like to pray today for pastors who need to accompany the people of God during this crisis.  May the Lord grant them the strength and ability to choose the best ways to help.

And a further Message from the Pope:  Last Friday, in an address ‘to the city and the world, Pope Francis stood alone in St Peter’s Square with the rain lashing down to lead a meditation on Jesus’ calming of the storm from St Mark’s Gospel.  ‘Thick darkness’ he said, ‘has gathered over our streets and cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with deafening silence’ We feel it in the air, we notice it in people’s gestures, their glances give them away.  We find ourselves afraid and lost’  ‘Why are you afraid?  Have you no faith/’ Francis said, quoting Jesus.  He went on: ‘Lord your word this evening strikes us and regards us, all of us.  In this world, that you love more than we do, we have gone ahead at breakneck speed, feeling powerful and able to do anything .....  Now that we are in a stormy sea, we implore you: ‘Wake up Lord!’’

Post Script to the article on Standing Orders:  If you do not have access to on-line or phone banking, Colin will provide a hard copy of a Standing Order Mandate which you can fill in and send to your bank.  Just inform the Parish Office by e-mail  colinriley.rjl@gmail.com  or leave a message on Fr. Phil’s mobile: 07976 230919 and leave your name and full postal address.

EASTER MESSAGE FROM FR. PHIL: 
It’s very difficult to get a sense of Easter at this time of continued lockdown. And how can we “turn on” the celebration mode when many families are losing loved ones and have not even been able to accompany them in their final hours. But there are some “green shoots” beginning to show; in China the lockdown is being relaxed, and Italy and Spain are beginning to see the death-toll level off and even fall. Here too, there’s been a slight decline in people needing critical care in hospital. Easter begins with green shoots and then we gradually become more aware of it.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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PALM / PASSION  SUNDAY (YEAR A)
WEEK: APRIL  5TH  - APRIL  11TH  2020

PALM  /  PASSION     SUNDAY (YEAR A)

Blessed  is  the  King  who  comes  in  the  name  of  the  Lord!  Peace  in  heaven  and  glory  in  the  highest!

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Sr. Catherine;Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan; Dominic  Boardman;Sarah  Bell;  Breda  Barret;Roy Eaton;Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;  Ann  Frost;   Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;   Mara  Bahra;   Joan  Coop;Lina  Feniuk;   Kevin  McDonough; Martha McGlade.
LATELY DEAD: Margaret Mary Turner, Sheila Heald, Peter Boothby, Arthur Hamer, Theresa Morris, Geoff Smith, Joan Taylor, Harry Hearne and Terence Oldfield.
ANNIVERSARIES: Eric  Emsis, William Sumner

COLLECTION: Envelopes:£;25.00   Loose:£;00  Total:£25.00
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS: many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £5.00;  Oldham Food Bank:£10.00; Restoration: £7.95.

PARISH  NEWS

TWEETS FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
Profoundly moved and troubled, He weeps (Jn 11:35). We ask the Lord for the grace of weeping today before all the people who are suffering the consequences of this pandemic. May today be for everyone like a Sunday of tears
Pray  togetherfor the many people who are not succeeding in coping and remain in fear because of this pandemic. May the Lord help them to have the strength to cope for the good the entire community.
We are one human family. Let us bring all hostilities to a halt. May our joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic bring everyone to recognize the great need to reinforce brotherly and sisterly bonds.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY is Palm / Passion Sunday and Mass will be live-streamed from St. Patrick’s at 10.00am
TUESDAY: Parish Team meeting is postponed
SATURDAY: NO CONFESSIONS - No live-streaming of a Mass
BAPTISMS: Deferred till after the crisis except in emergency
MARRIAGE: 6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)

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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Sacramental Programme: postponed  till  further  notice.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Francis of Paola:born in Italy in 1416, he founded  congregation of hermits and was approved by the Holy See. He died in France in 1507.
St. Isidore was born in Spain 560 and brought up strictly by his brother, the Bishop of Seville. He succeeded his brother as bishop and established the discipline of the Spanish Church calling the Councils of Seville and Toledo. He was a great teacher and wrote prolifically. He died peacefully and was declared Doctor of the Church.

MARY’S  DOWRY
Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, it is hardly surprising that the Re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary by the English Bishops last weekend was overlooked. Whatever the term actually means is unclear, but it is unlikely that the Blessed Mother cares more about the English than the Welsh, Scots or Irish.
English Catholics have always shown a great love and devotion to our Lady as her shrine at Walsingham  testifies, and therefore we can confidently call upon her for prayer and support in this time of trial .....................
“O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.  You know what we need and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.  Help us Mother of Divine Love to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us through the Cross to the joy of the Resurrection.  Amen.”

STANDING ORDERS: Several parishioners have asked if they can pay their collection money by Standing Order during this time of lock-down.  The simple answer is “yes”. Anyone wishing to use this method please e-mail Fr. Phil (Philip_sumner@tiscali.co.uk)  or Colin (colinriley.rjl@gmail.com) making the request and including full name, home address and telephone number. The necessary form will then be sent to you.  Parishioners using this method may still request a box of envelopes - NOT for their offertory money, but for any occasional donations (for flowers etc) which they may want to make.  If the donor is a taxpayer, these extra donations can then be gift-aided. 

MESSAGE FROM FATHER PHIL
I pray that God keeps us all safe. While it’s strange to say Mass in an empty church each day, I have a real sense that there are many who worship with me through the internet and show their appreciation. Those who don’t have the internet are also held in our prayer.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FIFTH  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)
WEEK: MARCH  29TH - APRIL  4TH  2020

FIFTH    SUNDAY   OF   LENT   (YEAR A

“I  am  the  resurrection  and  the  life.  If  anyone   believes  in me,  even  though  he  dies  he  will  live,  and  whoever  lives  and  believes  in  me  will  never  die.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;    Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton; Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;    Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;   Mara  Bahra;   Joan  Coop;  Lina  Feniuk;   Kevin  McDonough. 
LATELY  DEAD:   Ida  Jones;  Kevin Nickerson. Terence Oldfield, Harry Lawless and Harry Hearne
ANNIVERSARIES: May They Rest in Peace.
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £0.00;     Loose:   £0.00;    Total:   £40.00
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:                     
CAFOD:  £14.00;  Oldham Food Bank: £100.00 and £20.00; Cornerstone: £20  

PARISH  NEWS

TWEETS FROM  POPE  FRANCIS

“Today Jesus speaks those same words to you: “Take heart, I am here with you, allow me to enter and your life will change”

“Let us pray for the many people who are dying alone, without being able to say goodbye to their loved ones. Let us pray also for the families who cannot accompany their loved ones on that journey."

“Pray for the deceased, those who have died because of the virus. Let us pray especially for healthcare providers who have given their life in service of the sick.”

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Parish Team meeting on Tuesday 7th April Postponed
Sacramental Programme: postponed  till  further  notice.                             

OUR  LADY  and  ST.  PATRICK’S  WEEKLY  SERVICES

During the Corona Virus Crisis the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:
Weekdays at 9.30am.
SUNDAY at 10am
At the last look, 345 people/households followed Mass through this app last Sunday and 96 people/households followed Mass last Thursday. Live-screening the Mass during the week has enabled me to iron out the creases in my broadcasting technique. Some of you will have realised that the broadcast, last Sunday, crashed 4 minutes before Mass was due to start; I received a phone-call on the phone which I was using for the broadcast. I’ve now found out how to block calls while I’m broadcasting. But, on Wednesday, the broadcast crashed again when I was at the offertory of the Mass. This time it was my family who were WhatsApping! But I now mute my family while I’m broadcasting. I hope I’ve also found a better position for the camera so that you can all hear better.
SATURDAY: NO CONFESSIONS   
BAPTISM: Deferred till after the crisis except in emergency
MARRIAGE: 6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA  (Suspended)

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  CANCELLED: Parish Reconciliation Service.
TUESDAY;  CANCELLED ;Lenten Station Mass at St. Jospeh’s,.Mossley.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  is Palm / Passion Sunday. Mass will live-streamed from St. Patrick’s at 10.00am
NEW OFFERTORY ENVELOPES for Tax Year 2020/21 are now available.  Have been prepared and are ready for collection.  Because of the present lock-down situation it is not presently possible to distribute them.

COLLECTION MONEY: As you will see elsewhere, the collection last week amounted to £40.00!  DON'T PANIC! As a parish, we are in the fortunate position of having sufficient money in the bank to financially see us through a few weeks of this disaster. However the bills still have to be paid! The advantage of the Offertory Envelope Scheme is that even when we are not able to go to Mass we can still put our offering in the envelope until a later date.
If you have spare old envelopes, they can be used, otherwise an ordinary envelope, with the word ‘Offertory’ AND your envelope number, will do fine.  These can be handed in the usual way when this dreadful trial is over.
In the meantime, if you wish to make a donation now please email Father Phil at philip_sumner@tiscali.co.uk for details of how to arrange a direct debit or a one-off payment.

SMILE – A –WHILE

                          
THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Francis of Paola: born in Italy in 1416, he founded  congregation of hermits and was approved by the Holy See. He died in France in 1507.
St. Isidore was born in Spain 560 and brought up strictly by his brother, the Bishop of Seville. He succeeded his brother as bishop and established the discipline of the Spanish Church calling the Councils of Seville and Toledo. He was a great teacher and wrote prolifically. He died peacefully and was declared  Doctor of the Church.

A POETIC THOUGHT
As your cupboards creak and crumble as you chuckle to yourself,
And then wander off for more supplies and empty every shelf.
As you cram and stuff your freezer with the things you do not need
May your conscience sneak upon you and remind you of your greed.
We are in this thing together and this is just the start
So look deep inside your trolley and then deep inside your heart.

MESSAGE FROM FATHER PHIL
I pray that God keeps us all safe. While it’s strange to say Mass in an empty church each day, I have a real sense that there are many who worship with me through the internet and show their appreciation. Those who don’t have the internet are also held in our prayer.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FOURTH  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)
WEEK: MARCH  22ND - MARCH  28TH  2020

FOURTH    SUNDAY   OF   LENT   (YEAR A)

As  Jesus  went  along,  he  saw  a  man  who  had  been  blind  from  birth.  He  spat  on  the  ground,  made  a  paste  with  his  spittle,  put  this  over  the  eyes  of  the  blind  man,  and  said  to  him,  “Go  and  wash  in  the  Pool  of  Siloam”.  So  the blind  man  went  off  and  washed  himself,  and  came  away  with  his  sight  restored.

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;    Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;    Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;    Angela  Spencer;    Teresa  Brown;   Paul Carroll;  Joanna;   Arthur Bodden;   Lillian Watt;   Sr. Esther Armstrong;   Mara  Bahra;   Joan  Coop;  Lina  Feniuk;   Kevin  McDonough. 
LATELY  DEAD:  Dr. David  Atherton, Paul Nickerson and Leon Richards
May They Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £471.80;     Loose:   £315.18;    Total:   £786.98.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:                     
Restoration Fund:  £10.00;  £7.00; £5.00;  CAFOD:  £10.00; £27.21;  Fast Day Envelopes:  £104.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £10.00 and £10.00;    MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy

PARISH  NEWS

CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19): 

I just received this instruction in the Bishop’s Friday email to all his priests: “There are to be no public celebrations of Mass. Please do not celebrate Mass in a church which is open and accessible to people.”

TWEETS FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
Pray together today for those who are working to guarantee public services: those working in pharmacies, supermarkets, transportation, police officers, and for all those working to allow social and civil life to go ahead.

OUR  LADY  and  ST.  PATRICK’S  WEEKLY  SERVICES
This “gem church” will be open each day for private prayer and meditation from 8.30am. until 3.30pm.

NO  MASS  OR  EUCHARISTIC  SERVICE TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Sunday Mass will be livestreamed at 10am from St. Patrick’s on: https://www.periscope.tv/OLASPChurch

CONFESSION: Saturday  11.00 – 11.50am  These will still take place!    

BAPTISM: By  appointment (But no dates will be accepted in the immediate future because of the Corona Virus)
MARRIAGE: 6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
This  week:   Week  1  -  Mary  &  Francis
Next  week:   Week  2  -  Indian  Community

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TUESDAY\; Lenten Station Mass at 7.30pm at St. Christopher’s church, Lees New Rd., Ashton  (CANCELLED)
SATURDAY:  is the start of British Summer Time. Don’t forget to move your clocks and watches FORWARD ONE HOUR!
NEXT  SUNDAY:  The Parish Reconciliation Service at 3.00pm. (CANCELLED)

SMILE – A –WHILE
When my son, William, was young, we belonged to a small country church. On Communion day, deacons would pass around the “bread and juice.” One Sunday, we attended another church that was more formal. What our church called bread and juice, this one referred to as elements, a word William didn’t understand. As Communion began, the pastor said, “If the deacons will come forward, the elements will pass among us.”William was suddenly excited. Then he leaned toward me, whispering something that caused me to burst out laughing. With all eyes on us, I took him by the hand and we made a hasty exit. All protested. “Mom, we’re going to miss the circus. The pastor said the elephants were going to pass among us! All the way to the car, he protested. “Mom, we’re going to miss the circus. The pastor said the elephants were going to pass among us!”

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Tuesday 7th April at 7.30pm.
Sacramental Programme: Postponed till further notice!

THIS  WEEK’S  FEAST
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo: born in 1538, he trained as a lawyer and became a professor at the University of Salamanca. He was made Archbishop of Lima (Peru), he was an excellent choice, controlling the abuse of the clergy and protecting the poor from oppression. He learned the native Indian dialects in order to talk with the natives.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  HELD  ON  FEBRUARY  27TH

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THIRD  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)
WEEK: MARCH  15TH - MARCH  21ST  2020

THIRD    SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A

“Whoever  drinks  this  water  will  get  thirsty  again;  But  anyone  who  drinks  the  water  that  I  shall  give  will  never  be  thirsty  again;  the  water  that  I  shall  give  will  turn  into  a  spring  inside  him,  welling  up  to  eternal  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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;    Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;    Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;    Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;    Angela  Spencer;    Teresa  Brown;  Jack  Bowland;   Emily McGladdery;   John  Cummings; Paul Carroll;  Joanna;   Arthur Bodden;   Lillian Watt;   Sr. Esther Armstrong;   Mara  Bahra;   Joan  Coop;  Lina  Feniuk;   Kevin  McDonough. 
LATELY  DEAD:  Dr. David  Atherton;    Hermine Korolczuk.
ANNIVERSARIES:   Josephine Craven; George Murphy; Marie Francoise Boyi;  Romain Kibiti; Vera Melia; Lesley & John  Duffy; Robert Hendrick; Marjorie Hindle;   Francis Coop; Margaret  &  Edgar Lees; Paul   Lees,  Elijah Joseph. May They Rest in Peace.
COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £489.61;     Loose:   £339.06;    Total:   £828.67.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  
Many thanks for the following donations:                     
Restoration Fund:  £40.00 and £30.00;  CAFOD:  £1,000.00; £10.00;  £3.03;  Fast Day Envelopes:  £92.20;   Oldham Food Bank: £20.00 and £10.00;  Cornerstone £20.00;    MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: Sacramental Programme: Mass at 10.00am in church with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts"
TUESDAY; Lenten Station Mass at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s church, Failsworth.
SATURDAY: A get together with the women of the Pitt Street Mosque has been organized by some of our women at 2.00pm here at St. Patrick's.  Any of our women who would like to join the group for an enjoyable afternoon, welcoming other women of faith, and sharing afternoon tea please add your name to the list on the table in the narthex. 

SMILE – A –WHILE
Little Susie, a six-year-old, came home from school whining, "Mommy, I've got a stomach ache." "That's because your stomach is empty," her mother replied. "You'd feel better if you had something in it." She gave Susie a snack and sure enough, Susie felt better right away. That afternoon the family's priest dropped by. While he was chatting with Susie's mum, he mentioned he'd had a bad headache all day long. Susie perked up. "That's because it's empty,"  she said. "You'd feel better if you had something in it." 

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Lenten Station Mass on Tues. 24th March at 7.30pm at St. Christopher’s, Lees New Road, Ashton.
The Parish Reconciliation Service before Easter at 3pm on Sunday 29th March.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mossley.
Parish Team meeting on Tuesday 7th April at 7.30pm.
Sacramental Programme:  parents’ meeting & children’s lesson at 10.00am in church on Saturday 16th May.
Sacramental Programme:  First Holy Communion on Sunday 17th May at 2.30pm in church.    

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Patrick: born about 385, as a youth he was taken captive to Ireland as a slave and worked as a herdsman. After making his escape he became a priest and became Bishop for Ireland. He preached the Gospel and converted many to the faith.  He was buried at Downpatrick.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem: became Bishop of Jerusalem in 348 and defended the faith during the Arian heresy, being exiled 3 times.. He organised the liturgy of the city of Jerusalem.

HOLY ROSARY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL, Fir Tree Avenue, Oldham OL8 2SR. The Governors wish to appoint a Site Manager to provide maintenance services, general assistance and security on school premises. Salary: Grade 4 (SCP12 – 17) £21,589 - £23,836 per annum. Salary: Grade 4 (SCP12 – 17) £21,589 - £23,836 per annum. Contract: Permanent starting 17th August 20.  Hours: Full Time - 36hrs 40mins per week (Term Time - Mon-Fri 7.00am-10.20am & 2.00pm-6.00 and School Holidays - 7hr 20minutes per day ) (20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays - Any holidays to be taken during school holidays). This position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and pre employment check in line with safer recruitment guidelines. Applications should be completed on the CES application form and emailed to head@holyrosary.oldham.sch.uk by the closing date below. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office on 0161 624 3035 to make an appointment. Closing Date for Applications: by noon on 27th March 2020; Shortlisting: Monday 6th April 2020 Interviews: Week Beginning 21st April.

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SECOND  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)
WEEK: MARCH  8TH - MARCH  14TH  2020

SECOND  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)

Jesus  took  Peter,  James  and  John  up  a  mountain  where  he  was  transfigured,  his  face  shone  like  the  sun  and  his  clothes  became  as  white  as  the  light.  From  a  bright  cloud  a  voice  said,  “This  is  my  Son,  the  Beloved,  he  enjoys  my  favour.  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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton; Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin; Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle;    Angela  Spencer;    
Jack  Bowland;   Emily McGladdery;   John  Cummings. Paul Carroll;  Joanna,   Arthur Bodden;  Lillian Watt;   Sr. Esther Armstrong.
LATELY  DEAD:  Nicky  Burns;   Edna  O’Connell;   Nicky  James  McShane;    David Taylor, Teresa Brown.    
ANNIVERSARIES:   John  Worthington;   Regina  Wisniewski.;   John  Fogg;   Bernard  Doran.  May They Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £716.68;     Loose:   £427.55;    Total:   £1,144.23.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:                     
Restoration Fund:  £10.03;  CAFOD:  £30.00;  £20.00  £10.00;  £10.00;  £5.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £58.00  and £10.00;  Cornerstone £20.00;   Syro Malabar community:   £25.00 and £10.00  MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS

TWEETS FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“I ask you to remember me in your prayers and also the members of the Roman Curia, who this evening begin a week of Spiritual Exercises.”
“We pray, fast, and perform the works of mercy in this time of grace, so that the Lord might find our hearts ready and fill them with the victory of His love.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”

TUESDAY; Lenten Station Mass at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s church, Abbeyhills.
THURSDAY:  Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school.
SATURDAY:  Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House.
SUNDAY:  Sacramental Programme: Mass at 10.00am in church with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts

SMILE – A –WHILE

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm at St. Mary, Failsworth.
Lenten Station Mass on Tues. 24th March at 7.30pm  St. at Christopher’s, Lees New Road, Ashton.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mossley.      

THIS  WEEK’S  FEAST
St. Frances of Rome:  born in Rome in 1384, was married with 3 children. Known for her love of the sick and victims of the epidemics among the poor. She founded a Congregation. 

HOLY ROSARY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL, Fir Tree Avenue, Oldham OL8 2SR. The Governors wish to appoint a Site Manager to provide maintenance services, general assistance and security on school premises. Salary: Grade 4 (SCP12 – 17) £21,589 - £23,836 per annum. Contract: Permanent starting 17th August 20.  Hours: Full Time - 36hrs 40mins per week (Term Time - Mon-Fri 7.00am-10.20am & 2.00pm-6.00 and School Holidays - 7hr 20 minutes per day ) (20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays - Any holidays to be taken during school holidays). The role will be to: ensuring the site is secure and well-maintained including daily cleaning and minor  improvement and decoration work, supervise a range of external contractors, ensure health and safety requirements and school regulations are met at all time, manage the external cleaning service provider and support the existing cleaning staff, need excellent communication and IT skills ability to work effectively with all members of the school community. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of previous experience in the same or similar role. This position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and pre employment check in line with safer recruitment guidelines. Applications should be completed on the CES application form and emailed to head@holyrosary.oldham.sch.uk by the closing date below. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office on 0161 624 3035 to make an appointment. Closing Date for Applications: by noon on 27th March 2020; Shortlisting: Monday 6th April 2020 Interviews: Week Beginning 21st April.

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FIRST  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)
WEEK: MARCH  1ST - MARCH  7TH  2020

FIRST  SUNDAY  OF  LENT  (YEAR A)

Tell  these  stones  to  turn  to  loaves;
Man does not live on  bread alone but from every word that comes from the  mouth of God.

If you are the Son of God throw yourself down;      
You must not put the Lord your God to the test.

I will give you all these if you fall at my feet and worship me;
Be off Satan for scripture says you must worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone. Then the devil left him, and angels appeared and looked after 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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;    Mark  Wilson;    Emma  Golden;    Angela  Spencer;   Kath  Tierney;   Teresa  Brown;  Jack  Bowland;   Emily McGladdery;   John  Cummings.
LATELY  DEAD:  Nicky  Burns;   Edna  O’Connell;   Nicky  James  McShane. 
ANNIVERSARIES:  Mary  Heaton;   Judith  Warburton;   Bernard  Doran;   John  Joceylin;        Norman  &  Austin  Hussey;   Dr.  John  Duddy.                      
May They Rest in Peace.

THANKSGIVING  MASSES  will be offered for:  a birthday;  for Colum Malone, Dan Aherrn, Ann and Ken Freakley; and in thanksgiving to our Lord and our Lady for healing.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £633.05;     Loose:   £416.60;    Total:   £1,049.65.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:                     
CAFOD:  £100.00;  £10.00  £5.00;  £1.76;  £1.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £20.00;  £10.00 and £10.00;   Cornerstone  £40.00 and £30.00;  Thanks also for donations of £20.00 and  600 euros.  MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS

Congratulations and best wishes to Sheila Mills (nee McGladdery) on your 80th birthday.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TUESDAY\; Lenten Station Mass at 7.30pm at Ss. Aidan and Oswald, Royton.
FRIDAY:  CAFOD Lent Family Fast Day is the 60th anniversary of the first Family Fast Day and is an opportunity to reach out and support highly-skilled local experts around the world who help the poorest members of our global family. Please collect your Family Fast Day envelope this week and give whatever you can to help experts like Sister Consilia - a nun and trained pharmacist who treats people in rural Zimbabwe - continue their vital work

SPECIAL NOTICE: ‘Women Growing together’ Join this group in celebrating and empowering local women of all ages and different beliefs. Guest speakers and refreshments.  An opportunity to interact, network and share a light meal.  Organised by the Oldham Interfaith Forum..
6pm. The Chadderton Suite, Oldham Civic Centre.  Thursday 19th March .

SMILE – A –WHILE
What did the strawberry do when it crossed the road?  It made a traffic jam!!
What did one ocean say to another ocean?  Nothing, they just waved!
Why did the scientist put a knocker on his door? He wanted the No-bell prize!
Thanks, Alexa!!

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday10th March at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s, Abbeyhills.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm at St. Mary, Failsworth.
Lenten Station Mass on Tues. 24th March at 7.30pm  St.Christopher’s, Lees New Road, Ashton.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mossley.      

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS

St. Casimir: the son of the King of Poland, he was born in 1458, and became known for his practice of Christian virtues especially chastity and love of the poor. He died at 26 of a lung disease and is remembered for his love of the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ss. Perpetua and Felicity: both died in Carthage in 203 in the persecution of Septimus Severus – the account of their lives, written by themselves and eye-witnesses, survives.

Colin’s Luxury Lenten Lentil Bake. (As a penance: Say that again, twice and quickly)
Ingredients: 1 tbsp; 1 lge onion;2 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1 red pepper ( seeds removed), 2 garlic cloves; 1 tbsp hot curry powder, 1 tbsp tomato purée,  1 tin lentils, 5000ml vegetable stock, 4 free-range eggs, handful fresh coriander, chopped, salt and freshly ground black pepper, pinch paprika, tomato, cucumber, naan bread..
Method: Finely chop all the vegetables and crush the garlic cloves.  Drain tin of lentils. Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid over a medium heat.  Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery and pepper and gently fry, for 8-10 minutes, until softened and starting to take on colour. Add the tomato purée and curry powder and cook for five minutes. Add the lentils and the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure the mix does not stick to the pan.  When the mix is firm (not sloppy) place into an oven proof dish.  Make four 'wells' in the lentil mixture and crack an egg into each hole.  Place dish into pre-heated oven (180 degrees) until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with coriander and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a pinch of paprika to the top of each egg. To serve, carefully spoon a portion of the lentils with an egg onto each plate. Serve with warmed naan bread and tomato and cucumber slices. 

Quotation for Lent: In the matter of almsgiving, not only the rich but those of average means and the poor are able to play their part.  Those who are unequal in their capacity to give can be equal in the love in their hearts. (Pope St. Leo the Great).

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7TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  FEBRUARY 23RD - FEBRUARY 29TH 2020

7TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A)

“Love  your  enemies  and  pray  for  those  who  persecute  you;  in  this  way  you  will  be  sons  of  your  Father  in  heaven,  for  he  causes  his  sun  to  rise  on  bad  men  as  well  as  good  and  the  rain  to  fall  on  honest  and  dishonest  men  alike.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton; Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden;    Michael  Guilfoyle;   Lilian  Watt;   baby  Noah  Kenneally;   Angela  Spencer;   Kath  Tierney.  
LATELY  DEAD:  Jean  Lamb;    Marie  Jubb;   Wendy  Marley;   Madeleine  Inianga, Teresa Brown.      
ANNIVERSARIES:  Hannah  Sexton;   Joseph  Diveney;  Anna  &  Stirling  Smith;    Kitty  Finegan;      Thomas  Finegan.  
May They Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £574.10;     Loose:   £312.17;    Total:   £886.27
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:                     
CAFOD:  £10.00;  £7.00  £5.00;  £5.00a cheque for £75.00 in memory of the late Marie Jubb has been sent direct.  Food Bank £10.00..  (MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS

“TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“To follow Jesus we must take three steps: draw close to Him to know Him better, confess - with the strength of the Holy Spirit - that He is the Son of God, and accept the path of humility and humiliation that He chose for the redemption of humanity.”
“The option for the poor and the abandoned motivates us to liberate them from material poverty and to defend their rights, but also to invite them to friendship with the Lord, who loves them and has given them immense dignity.”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TUESDAY\;  Shrove Tuesday or “Pancake Day” is a way of using up fatty foods, eggs, sugar etc. before the start of the season of Lent. In some Catholic countries it is called Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” and is a day of carnivals and parades.
WEDNESDAY:  Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, a day of fast and abstinence.
THURSDAY:  Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 – 11.

SMILE – A –WHILE
Having lost most of his hearing a number of years ago, this elderly man goes to the doctor to be fitted with hearing aids which promise to allow him to hear 100%. A month later, he returns to the doctor for a check up on his progress. The doctor tells him that his hearing is perfect and asks if his family is pleased. The man says, "Oh, I haven't told them about the hearing aids yet. I just sit around and listen to them talk. I've changed my will three times!

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm at Ss. Aidan and Oswald, Royton/
CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 6th March.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday10th March at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s, Abbeyhills.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm at St. Mary, Failsworth.
Lenten Station Mass on Tues. 24th March at 7.30pm  St.Christopher’s, Lees New Road, Ashton.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mossley.      

The Lectionary:  In line with the Bishop's declaration of the Year of the Word and our own bishop's initiative in the Hope in the Future programme 'Living the Sunday Eucharist', the following article has been produced and is well worth reading:

LITURGY OF THE WORD: Lectionary v Bible
One of the richest products of the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council was the book we call the “Lectionary.” Literally this simply means “A Book of Readings”, and it describes the arrangement of the bible passages that we hear at Mass on Sundays, weekdays and in the celebration of the Sacraments. There is something very special about the Lectionary: it differs from the Bible as a book because passages are not read in the order found in the Bible, nor are they read at random. There is a very careful structure to the passages we hear! This is not all a product of Vatican II: the earliest “Lectionaries” date way back into the first millennium of the Church, and consist of lists of bible passages to be read on certain days. So, for example, the different Gospels we read today for the Vigil, Midnight, Dawn and Day Masses of Christmas have been set as such for hundreds of years! What the Vatican II Lectionary does is extend this, making sure that in the course of a three-year cycle someone coming to Mass every Sunday will hear most of the four Gospels, most of the letters of Saints Paul, Peter, James and others, and a very rich selection of passages from the Old Testament. There is nothing to stop you reading the Bible at home, starting at Genesis and working your way through to the Apocalypse, but in the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass we allow the Church to guide our reading, so that we may be helped in our listening to, and understanding of the love of God revealed through the Word.

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6TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  FEBRUARY 16TH - FEBRUARY 22ND 2020

6TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A)

“.....the  man  who  infringes  even  one  of  the  least  of  these  commandments  and  teaches  others  to  do  the  same  will  be  considered  the  least  in  the  kingdom  of  heaven;  but  the  man  who  keeps  them  and  teaches  them  will  be  considered  great  in  the  kingdom  of  heaven.

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Harry  & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden;     Paul  Carroll;    Ian  Curley;   Michael  Guilfoyle;   Lilian  Watt;   baby  Noah  Kenneally.
LATELY  DEAD:  Sally  Quarmby;   Marie  Jubb;   Damien  Sheeran;   Kath  Tierney;
Terry  Kenneally;    Winnie  Myron;   Tim  Steffiuk;   Malcolm.      
ANNIVERSARIES:  Alice  Dutson;     Henryk  Sobieralski;   Una  Lester.
May They Rest in Peace.

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £623 60;     Loose:   £260.13;    Total:   £883.73
Retiring Collection for Catholic Association for Racial Justice:  £106 23
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD:  £10.00;  £7.00  £5.00;  £1.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £10.00;   Cornerstone:  £20.00;     Missio  £50.00. MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS
Minutes of St Patrick’s Finance Meeting,11th February 2020
Presentation of Financial Report:  Cyril Clarke, the parish accountant, gave an overall view of the Annual Financial Statement, presented to the diocese for the year ending 31st December 2019.  The following points were raised: 1) Cash in bank at the start of the year: £69,792.33.
Cash in bank at the end of the year:   £53,815.99. Difference: -£15,976.34.
The negative balance was attributed mainly to unexpectedly heavy maintenance costs over the year, particularly with regard to the car park barrier and the reconstruction of the shed in the church garden. The analysis  of income and expenditure was accepted as a true record.
2)  In the Analysis of Income /expenditure, Cyril pointed out:  a) The Tax Refunds on Gift Aided income had produced an income of £8,564.22 from the government.  This indicates the importance of using the Offertory Envelope Gift Aid Scheme by taxpaying members of the congregation. b) The income from Fr. Phil’s ministry activities brought in £8,039.93. The amount paid by the parish to Fr. Phil amounted to £5,047.71. c) The amount paid to the diocese as our Diocesan Levy was £16,665.26.  This fee is now calculated at a percentage, set by the diocese, of the  money received as collection on Sunday. 
The foreseeable planned spending for 2020 includes:
i) The new stained glass window, planned as part of our Jubilee Celebrations.  ii)   Investigation and correction of a leak problem in the church roof. iii)    Investigation and correction of a leak problem in the double glazed windows in the presbytery (particularly in Fr. Phil’s sitting room). iv)  Reconstruction of the en suite facility in Fr. Phil’s bedroom. These projects were agreed

NOTE: Faith of our Fathers 2 booklets are still available from the piety shop: Suggested donation: £5.00.

SMILE – A – WHILE

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 27th February at 7.30pm.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm at Ss. Aidan and Oswald, Royton/
CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 6th March.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday10th March at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s, Abbeyhills.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm at St. Mary, Failsworth.
Lenten Station Mass on Tues. 24th March at 7.30pm  St.Christopher’s, Lees New Road, Ashton.
Lenten Station Mass on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mossley.      

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order; born in Florence, these seven men lived the life of hermits, before founding the 0rder in 1304. On this date St. Alexis Falconieri died.
St. Peter Damian; born in 1007 Peter became a hermit before taking part in a reform of the Church then became Bishop of Ostia and was immediately venerated as a saint.
The Chair of St. Peter; this feast of the See of Rome has been kept from the 4th century and celebrates the unity of the Church gathered around Peter, the Prince of the Apostles.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  ON  JANUARY  23RD

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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5TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  FEBRUARY 9TH - FEBRUARY 15TH 2020

5TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME  (YEAR A)

“A  city  built  on  a  hill-top  cannot  be  hidden.  No  one  lights  a  lamp  to  put  it  under  a  tub; they  put  it  on  the  lamp-stand  where  it  shines  for  everyone  in  the  house.  In   the  same  way,  your  light  must  shine  in  the  sight  of  men,  so  that,  seeing your  good  works,  they  may  give  the  praise  to  your  Father  in  heaven.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden;   Peter  Hilton;   Paul  Carroll;   Ian  Curley;   Michael  Guilfoyle;   Lilian  Watt;   baby  Noah  Kenneally.
LATELY  DEAD:  Marie  Jubb;     Mary McDermott;    Edu  Dumadapat,  William Cooke;   Kath Teirney; Terence  Kenneally.
ANNIVERSARIES; Arthur Haynes; Margaret Mahady; Una Lester; Romeo Tee;
Henrique Novais; Louis de Melchor; Elizabeth and John Riley.
(May they rest in peace)

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £483.55;     Loose:   £423.68;    Total:   £907.23.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:  £0.00    Gift Aided:  £0.00.                      
CAFOD:  £10.00, £7.00 and £3.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £10.00;   Cornerstone:  £10.00;   Caritas:   £5.00.  
MISSIO:  Anyone wishing to assist the work of APF World Missions, by using the Red Missionary Boxes, please feel free to take one of the red boxes from the table at the back of church.  Just leave your name at the piety shop or sacristy.

PARISH  NEWS

FROM  THE  DIOCESE
Safeguarding  Officer  Appointment Type: Full time, permanent.
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, flexible working will be required to include evening and weekend work. Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Salary: £42,000- 45,000 per annum based on skills and experience
The Diocese is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and qualified practitioner to join our Safeguarding Team. They will be a highly motivated and well-organised professional, able to contribute to the development and implementation of safeguarding policies and strategies throughout the Diocese. They will have a practical working knowledge and experience of safeguarding and the ability to relate this experience to providing advice and support.
The closing date for this role is 12 noon on Friday 21st February 2020
To find out more about the role and how to apply, please visit our vacancies page: www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/news/vacancies

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: is a Day of Prayer for Racial Justice and there will be a basket at the back of church if you wish to make a donation. The beneficiary is the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.

SMILE – A – WHILE

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 27th February at 7.30pm.
CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 6th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Scholastica:  the sister of St. Benedict, was born about 480 in Italy. She dedicated her life to God, forming a community of contemplative religious.  She died at Monte Cassino.
Our Lady of Lourdes: in 1858, Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes (France). Through her, Mary called sinners to penance and there arose a spirit of prayer and charity in helping the poor and the sick.
Ss. Cyril and Methodius: were brothers and missionaries who took the Gospel to the Slavs, translated liturgical books into the Slavonic language.  Both died in the late 9th century.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  ON  JANUARY  23RD

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THE  PRESENTATION  OF  THE  LORD (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  FEBRUARY 2ND - FEBRUARY 8TH 2020

THE  PRESENTATION  OF  THE  LORD (YEAR A)

Simeon:  “Now,  Master, you  can  let  your  servant  go  in  peace,  just  as  you  promised;   because  my  eyes  have  seen  the  salvation  which  you  have  prepared  for  all  the  nations  to  see;  a  light  to  enlighten  the  pagans  and  the  glory  of  your  people  Israel.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;    Sarah  Bell;    Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes; Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden;   Peter  Hilton;   Paul  Carroll;   Terence  Kenneally;   Ian  Curley;   Michael  Guilfoyle;   Lilian  Watt;   baby  Noah  Kenneally.
LATELY  DEAD:    Kath Tierney,   Marie Jubb;    Madeline  Summerscales,   Dennis Walsh;   Anthony Jordon,;  Celine McGratton;
ANNIVERSARIES:  Peter Crosby;   Maria Marrone;  Tina Dadamo;  Michelle Kowel; Terry Mills;   Michael McGladdery;   Patricia Joceylin;   Ofelina Vieira;   Herminio Moleta; Avelineo,  Alice  and  Alsino  Batista. Sue Kemmeally.
May They Rest in Peace.

A  THANKSGIVING MASS  will be offered for the intentions of Akhil Abraham and 'For all God's Blessings'.

COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £527. 23;  Loose: £318.45; Total: £845.68
Retiring  collection  for  Caritas:  £383.76
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:  £0.00    Gift Aided:  £0.00.                      
CAFOD:  £10.00 and £5.00;   Oldham Food Bank: £10.00;   Cornerstone:  £10.00;   Flowers:  £10.00.

PARISH  NEWS

  • CAFOD  DONATIONS: Please note that the Wall Box for donations, at the back of the church has been damaged by thieves and cannot now be opened.  DO NOT USE THIS BOX. All donations should be put in a CAFOD envelope (on the table at the back of church) and handed in to the piety shop or sacristy.
  • On the front of the Mass Offering envelope, will parishioners please carefully check that they have ticked the correct intention i.e. sick, lately dead, anniversary or private intention..
  • Faith of our Fathers 2:  A history of the developments in the parish over the last 20 years, containing photographs, testimonies and articles. Now available at the piety shop. Suggested donation of £5.00 to defray the cost of printing.  An on-line copy is available, free of charge, on the parish web-site in ‘parish histories’ section.

TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS

  • “If we lose our memory, we destroy our future. May the anniversary of the Holocaust, the unspeakable cruelty that humanity learned of 75 years ago, serve as a summons to pause, to be still and to remember. We need to do this, lest we become indifferent.”
  • “The Beatitudes are the "identity card" of a Christian. They are not about the joy that passes, but about happiness that knows how to live side by side with suffering.”


“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing of candles is included in today's liturgy.  It is also the anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop John.
NEXT  SUNDAY is a Day of Prayer for Racial Justice and there will be a basket at the back of church if you wish to make a donation. The beneficiary is the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.

SMILE – A – WHILE

  • Frank went to  a psychiatrist and said, I keep thinking I’m a horse.” “I’m sure I can cure you,” the psychiatrist replied, “but it’ll cost you a lot of money.” “Well, money’s no object, Frank replied, “because I’ve just won the Grand National!”
  • Advertisement in the gardening section of an Irish newspaper:  Don’t kill yourself in your garden. Let us do it for you.
  • Mother: “Be quiet! You two children are always quarrelling. Why can’t you agree once in a while?”  Mary: We do agree. Jimmy wants the biggest apple – and so do I”.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 27th February at 7.30pm.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Blaise:  little is known about him except that he was Bishop of Armenia in the 4th century and is associated with the healing of throats.
St. Ansgar:  the missionary of Scandinavia who set out in 826 to preach the Gospel in Denmark, despite great difficulties but he persevered in his mission until he died in 865.
St. Agatha:  martyred in Sicily in the persecution of Decius (240 – 251).
St Paul Miki & Companions are Japanese martyrs. Towards the end of the 16th century there began a persecution of the church in Japan. Among those arrested were Paul Miki, a young Jesuit, and 25 others some as young as 13 and sent to Nagasaki where they were crucified.
St. Jerome Emilani: started adult life as a soldier but after capture and imprisonment he left his military career and began to serve the poor. He founded the “Order of Clerks Regular of Somaschi to serve the poor and needy. He died in 1537.
St. Josephine Bakhita: born in Sudan in 1869, she was kidnapped, sold as a slave and taken to Italy where she entered the Institute of Mary Magdalene of Canossa, and took part in the community life of prayer, cooking, sewing, and attending to the door. She died in 1947.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  ON  JANUARY  23RD

  • Hope in the Future: The team studied the leaflets prepared by Colin and approved  them to be used at the meeting of lay ministers in a few weeks time.  This was after the following additions were made to the leaflet for Eucharistic Ministers:  i) Ministers should take their place in the sanctuary during the Sign of Peace in order to be in position in time for the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). ii) Ministers should wipe the chalice on both sides – inside and out – when giving communion with the chalice.  iii) Ministers taking communion to the sick should not keep the Blessed Sacrament at home overnight before taking communion. (This is an instruction from the Bishop).
  • The team then considered the Ministry of Music.  Generally it was thought that the music at the Parish Mass, hymns etc.) is enjoyed and sung well.  It was suggested that we might consider singing the Responsorial Psalm.  It was agreed that this might take place, but not every week, and after consultation with Steve, the parish organist.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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3RD  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  JANUARY 26TH - FEBUARY 1ST 2020

2ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME (YEAR A)

“This  is  the  one  I  spoke  of  when  I  said  :  A  man  is  coming  after  me  who  ranks  before  me  because  he  existed before  me ....... he  is  the  one  who  is  going  to  baptise  with  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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden,    Peter Hilton,   Paul Carroll;    Marie Jubb;     Kath  Tierney;   Terrence  Kenneally.
LATELY  DEAD:  Madeline  Mary  Summerscales;   Kenneth  Winger;   Rita  Lowe;   Jack  Lawton;   Tim  McCormack.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Catherine & Lewis  Laverty;   Joao  Luis  Silva;   Joe  Rimmer;   Victoria Otoghile. 
May They Rest in Peace.   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £611.66   Loose   £423.37   Total:   £1,035.03
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:.£8.78;     CAFOD   £10.00;  £7; £1.00;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00 and £10.00;  Cornerstone £10.00;  Missio  £34.64.

PARISH  NEWS

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
“Ecumenical hospitality requires a willingness to listen to other Christians, paying attention to their personal stories of faith and to the history of their community.”
“This year, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was dedicated to the theme of hospitality.”

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“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY is Caritas Sunday and there will be a retiring collection after each Mass for Caritas Diocese of Salford. Formerly the Catholic Children’s Rescue Society (founded in 1886), Caritas Diocese of Salford has now expanded to respond to many areas of need in our parishes, from our work with the homeless, with children, families and the wider community, and in welcoming refugees. This time last year, thanks to your help, our appeal raised £29,833, which went directly to fund where the need was greatest; namely work with Children and Families in our Bolton Young Parents’ Home; work with Homeless people at Cornerstone Day Centre; and their work with Refugee education and integration.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Angela Merici:  born in Italy around 1470, she entered the Order of St. Francis and gathered girls around her to share the work of charity. She founded the Ursulines (who were devoted to education of poor girls in Brescia in 1535 and died in 1540.
St. Thomas Aquinas: born in Italy around 1225, entered the Dominican Order and studied under St. Albert the Great in Cologne, an outstanding writer and teacher of philosophy.
St. John Bosco:  born near Turin in 1815, he was ordained priest and laboured to improve the education of young people, founding a religious congregation (the Salesians) for this purpose.

YEAR OF THE WORD: Pope Francis has designated today as the start of this special year., when we are asked to pay special attention to the Word of God in the Scriptures.  The Parish Team are in the process of organising an event, later in the year, in order to help parishioners join in this celebration.

WORLD HOLOCOST DAY is on 27th January.  Many Christians will be keeping this in their thoughts and prayers at this time.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  JANUARY 19TH - JANUARY 25TH 2020

2ND  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME (YEAR A)

“This  is  the  one  I  spoke  of  when  I  said  :  A  man  is  coming  after  me  who  ranks  before  me  because  he  existed before  me ....... he  is  the  one  who  is  going  to  baptise  with  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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden, Sr. Regina, Doris Wild, Baby Ruby Lee Farrow, Peter Hilton, Marie Jubb;   Sister  Eileen, Kath Tierney
LATELY  DEAD:  Richard Teefy, Carole Barnes, Anthony Richard Warburton, Teresa Flannigan,  Christtine  Barnes (former  teacher  at  St. Alban’s and St. Augustine’s schools); Teresa, Maureen and Veronica Crane and Sue Boothroyd.
ANNIVERSARIES;  Joe Rimmer, Olga Tyl,  Michael Mahady. May They Rest in Peace.   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes  £564.01   Loose   £519.58  Total:   £1083.59
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD  £10;   Oldham Food Bank  £10;   Cornerstone £10.

PARISH  NEWS

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“The Lord has so much compassion, He involves Himself in our problems. Let us often repeat this simple prayer: Lord, I am a sinner, have mercy on me, have compassion for me.”
“Jesus had authority because there was consistency in what he taught and what he did, in how he lived. Authority is seen in this: consistency and witness”

SMILE – A – WHILE
Father Michael, of St Mary's church began his sermon with this story: 'I was on a plane last week, from Edinburgh to London, when we ran into some very severe weather which resulted in turbulence.  As it got worse, the passengers became more and more alarmed, and even the airline stewards began to look concerned.  Finally, one of them noticed that I had 'Reverend' in front of my name on the passenger list, so she approached me, and said, 'Sir, this is really frightening. Do you suppose you could, I don't know.........do something religious?'  So I took up a collection,' said Father Michael with a grin.
Father Phil (not that one), told the congregation, 'Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you all understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark, chapter 17.'  The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon; Fr Phil asked for a show of hands, he wanted to know how many people had read Mark 17. Almost every hand went up.  ‘That’s great’ he said, ‘except, St Mark’s Gospel only has 16 chapters ...... NOW, about lying!

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY is a Day of Prayer for Peace.
THURSDAY:  Parish Team meeting on at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY: End of Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity.
NEXT SUNDAY is Caritas Sunday and there will be a retiring collection after each Mass for Caritas, Diocese of Salford. Formerly Catholic Children’s Rescue Society (founded in 1886), Caritas, Diocese of Salford, has now expanded to respond to many areas of need in our parishes, to include our work with the homeless, with children, families and the wider community, and in welcoming refugees. This time last year, thanks to your help, our appeal raised £29,833, which went directly to fund where the need was greatest; namely work with Children and Families in our Bolton Young Parents’ Home; work with Homeless people at Cornerstone Day Centre; and their work with Refugee education and integration.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Fabian: chosen as Bishop of Rome in 236, he gave leadership when the Emperor Decius decided to restore pagan worship and he died a martyr  being buried on the Via Appia.
St. Sebastian; a native of Milan, he was martyred in Rome  and buried on the Appian Way.
St. Agnes; martyred at age of 12 or 13 around the year 300.
St. Vincent: a deacon from Spain who died in the persecution of Diocletian.
St. Francis de Sales: born in 1597, he was ordained priest and worked for the Church by distributing printed essays on the Catholic faith. As Bishop of Genoa, he was exemplary in his pastoral care.

THANK YOU
We have had letters of thanks from both the Oldham Food Bank and Cornerstone for our recent donations, totalling over £2000.  Our help is so greatly appreciated by those on the front line, fighting against poverty and homelessness on our own door step.

UNCLAIMED CHRISTMAS  DRAW PRIZES

3

£50

Marie Williams

1761

7

Box Roses Chocs

J. Leach

1599

Unclaimed Prizes will be kept until February 1st 2020 after which they will be recycled.

JUST  A  PRAYER
Just a little word of kindness, just a little word of love,
Just a little smile of tenderness are all blessings from above.
Just a little thought of comfort, just a token that you care,
Just a little gesture of sympathy may be answer to a prayer.
Just a little smile of happiness and a little song of peace.
Just a word of praise at eventide will give the soul release.
For the little bit of kindness and the little bit of care.
The little bit of tenderness are the essence of a prayer.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  JANUARY 12TH - JANUARY 18TH 2020

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR A)

A voice spoke from heaven
’This is my Son, the Beloved;
My favour rests on 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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden, Sr. Regina, Doris Wild, Baby Ruby Lee Farrow, Peter Hilton, Paul Carroll. Marie Jubb.
LATELY  DEAD:  Richard Teefey, Maureen Arthur, Michael Winterburn.
Rita Lowe (Walsingham Association)
ANNIVERSARIES Margaret Grudzien, Judith Dwyer, Sergio Auxtero, Margaret Blachburn, Joe Beswick, Anthony Holland, Paddy Joe Canny, Alan Henthorn, Myron Patra, Ron Kain, Mary and Robert McFall,.
May They Rest in Peace.   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £610.90;    Loose   £361.75;    Total:   £972.65.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:.£0.00.  Christmas Donation from Polish Community £750.58  CAFOD   £22.03,  £10;   Oldham Food Bank  £10;   Cornerstone £20.

PARISH  NEWS
Shop sale:  all 2020 Catholic calendars and children’s books have been reduced to less than half price.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS:
Salvation is in the name of Jesus. We must testify to this.  He is the only Saviour.

SMILE – A – WHILE
Two beggars were sitting on a park bench in Ireland.  One was holding a cross and the other a Star of David.  Both were holding hats to collect contributions.  People walked by, lifted their noses at the man with the Star of David and dropped money into the hat of the man with the cross.  Soon, the hat of the man with the cross was filled and the hat of the man with the Star of David was empty. Father O'Malley, the priest, was watching for a while and then approached the men. He said to the man with the Star of David, 'Don't you realize that this is a Catholic country?  You'll never get any contributions holding a Star of David.'  The man turned to the one with the cross and said, 'Moishe, can you imagine, this guy is trying to tell us how to run our business?'

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY  is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, (End of the Christmas Season)
: Sacramental Programme: Mass in church at 10.00am with the theme: “We Are People Who Celebrate God’s Word”.
SATURDAY: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins.

THANK YOU
We have had letters of thanks from both the Oldham Food Bank and Cornerstone for our recent donations, totalling over £2000.  Our help is so greatly appreciated by those on the front line, fighting against poverty and homelessness on our own door step..

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St  Hilary (Bishop and Doctor of the Church). : Born of pagan parents in Poitiers in France in 315; he and his family were baptised, and shortly afterwards Hilary was chosen as bishop of Poitiers; he fought strenuously against Arianism, being exiled to Phrygia for this. He died in 367, after publishing works outstanding in their doctrine.
St. Anthony (Abbot): Inspired by the words of the Lord “Sell everything you own and give it to the poor” Anthony retired to the Egyptian desert at the age of twenty; he attracted many followers, who shared his ascetic life, and bequeathed to the Church an example of life spent in solitude and total devotion to prayer. He died in the year 356, aged about 105 

2020 AT ST PATRICKS
2020 looks like it is going to be  a full and exciting year, as usual, for our parish community.
We began the year with Holy Mass with around 200 people meeting to seek God’s blessing on the year and to celebrate the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God. In the early part of the year the Parish Team, together with Fr. Phil, will be planning our next Ten Year Plan, as required by our Parish Mission Statement. The main event planned for 2020 is of course our 150th anniversary of the opening of this church in June. Plans are already underway, which involve the installation and dedication by the bishop of  the new ‘Unity’ Window.  The   booklet ‘Faith of our Fathers 2’ which  gives details of the changes and development of the parish over the last 20 years should be out in about a month or so. We expect that our practice of a fundamental option for the poor, as stated in our Mission Statement will continue.  Our charitable giving last year was exceptional.  All in all it looks as though we are going to be busy about the Lord’s work ........ again.

UNCLAIMED CHRISTMAS  DRAW PRIZES

3 £50 Marie Williams 1761
7 Box Roses Chocs J. Leach 1599

Unclaimed Prizes will be kept until February 1st 2020 after which they will be recycled.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THE  EPIPHANY  OF  THE  LORD (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  JANUARY 5TH - JANUARY 11TH 2020

THE  EPIPHANY  OF  THE  LORD  (YEAR A)

.......they  saw  the  child  with  his  mother  Mary,  and  falling  to  their  knees  they  did  him  homage.  treasures,  they  offered  him  gifts  of  gold  and  frankincense  and   myrrh."

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret; Roy Eaton;    Angela  Spencer; Michael O’Connor;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost; Anne  Devlin; Mark  Wilson; Emma  Golden;   Rita  Wells, Sr. Regina, Doris Wild, Baby Ruby Lee Farrow, Peter Hilton. 
LATELY  DEAD:  Richard Teefey, Lucy Thornhill, Christopher Eames    
ANNIVERSARIES:   James & Hannah  Sexton;   James  Fogg (Snr.);  Dorothy & Keith      Taylor -  Holroyd;   Janet  Shaw; Patrick and Margaret Kelley, Laura Silva, Joanna Felismina Jesus, Frances Atkinson, Nathan McLean.  May They Rest in Peace.                                                   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £477.17;    Loose   £426.91;    Total:   £904.08.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund: £20. CAFOD   £21, £10;   Oldham Food Bank  £10;   

PARISH  NEWS

TWEETS FROM POPE FRANCIS:
Let us ask for the Grace to live this New Year with the desire to take others to heart and to care for them.

SMILE – A – WHILE
After Quasimodo's death, Bishop Thomas of the cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed. The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.  After observing while several applicants demonstrated their skills, he decided to call it a day.  Just then a lone, armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job.  Bishop Thomas was incredulous. 'You have no arms..’ No matter,' said the man, 'observe!' He then began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon. The bishop listened in astonishment, convinced that he had finally found a suitable replacement for Quasimodo. Suddenly, while rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below. The stunned bishop immediately rushed down the stairways. When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, 'Bishop, who was this man?'  'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied, 'but his face rings a bell.'

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY  is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, a Holyday of Obligation, which has been transferred from January 6th.
THURSDAY: Sacramental Programme:  3rd meeting – children & parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school.
SATURDAY: Sacramental Programme: 3rd meeting – children & parent’s lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House.
SUNDAY: Sacramental Programme: Mass in church at 10.00am with the topic “We Are People Who Celebrate God’s Word”.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting – children’s and parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 12th March.
Sacramental Programme: 4th meeting -  children’s and parents’ lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 14th March.
Sacramental Programme : Mass at 10.00am in church on Sunday15th March with the topic of “We Celebrate God’s Gifts”.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Raymond of Penyafort: at the age of 47, he became a Dominican and then confessor to the pope and collated the decrees of popes and councils. He also wrote a book on the Sacrament of Penance for the use of priests. He died, aged about 100, in 1275.
St Raymond is recognised as the patron saint of canon lawyers.

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY is also known as ‘The Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles’  There are several times in the scriptures when Christ is manifest or shown to unbelievers.  The first we celebrate is this feast of the Epiphany.  Next week, another manifestation: ‘The Baptism of the Lord’ and there are other times too such as the Wedding at Cana in Galilee..
The Epiphany also marks ‘twelfth night’ the end of the Christmas Season ..... or does it?  Well , it did before Pope Saint Paul VI altered the General Calendar of the Roman Church on February 14th 1969 when the official end to the Christmas Season became  the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
In the Middle Ages, the Christmas Season went on until Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2nd).  There would be a few buckets full of pine needles if we still had to keep our Christmas Trees up that long now!

UNCLAIMED CHRISTMAS  DRAW PRIZES

3

£50

Marie Williams

1761

7

Box Roses Chocs

J. Leach

1599

12

Btl Schloer Grape Juice

Cathy J. B.

4509

Unclaimed Prizes will be kept until February 1st 2020 after which they will be recycled.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THE  HOLY  FAMILY  OF  JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH   (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  DECEMBER 29TH 2019 - JANUARY 4TH 2020

THE  HOLY  FAMILY  OF  JESUS,  MARY  &  JOSEPH   (YEAR A)

“.......when  Joseph  learnt  that  Archelaus  had  succeeded  his  father  Herod  as  ruler  of  Judaea,  he  was  afraid  to  go  there,  and  being  warned  in  a  dream  he  left  for  the  region  of  Galilee.  There  he  settled  in  a  town  called  Nazareth.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret; Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer; Michael O’Connor; Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley Hayes; Ann Frost; Anne Devlin; Mark Wilson; Emma Golden; Rita Wells
LATELY  DEAD:   Mary  McDermott;   Peter  Gartside.     
ANNIVERSARIES:   Markijanas  Sokolovas; Dennis  Buckley; Margaret  Daley;   Margaret  Hywel. May They Rest in Peace. 

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £1,105.27;    Loose   £1,416.30;    Total:   £2,521.57 (including Christmas)  Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund: £100.00  (from the Filipino Dance Group) and  £11.77   Gift Aided:  £0.00.                      
CAFOD   £20.00;  £10.00;  £7.10;   Oldham Food Bank  £50.00;  £10.00;   £10.00;   Cornerstone  £27.29;   £20.00;  £10.00.

PARISH  NEWS

TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
“Dear brother, dear sister, if your hands seem empty, if you think your heart is poor in love, this night is for you. The grace of God has appeared to shine forth in your life. Accept it and the light of Christmas will shine forth in you.”
“The nativity scene reminds us how important it is to stop and contemplate. Because only when we recollect ourselves can we embrace what counts in life. Only if we leave the noise of the world outside can we open ourselves to listening to God, who speaks in silence.”

SMILE – A – WHILE

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Sacramental Programme:  3rd meeting – children & parents’ lesson at 3.00pm in Holy Rosary school on Thursday 9th January.
Sacramental Programme: 3rd meeting – children & parent’s lesson at 10.00am in the Parish House on Saturday 11th January.
Sacramental Programme: Mass in church at 10.00am on Sunday 12th January with the topic
“We Are People Who Celebrate God’s Word”.
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Sylvester I: became Pope in 314 in the reign of the Emperor Constantine and fought against heresies.
Ss. Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen: close friends and of the Eastern church in the 4th century. Basil was Bishop of Caesarea and promoted the monastic life. Gregory was Bishop of Constantinople – he retired to a monastery.
The Most Holy Name of Jesus: the greatest promoters of this devotion were St. Bernardine of Siena and St. John of Capistrano. As the devotion was new, he was accused before the pope but was successfully defended by John.

CHRISTMAS  PRIZE  DRAW

1

£200  CASH

3911

NIGE  YEO

2

£100  CASH

1615

M.  FERRARA  (TERESA)

3

£50  CASH

1761

MARIE  WILLIAMS

4

1 LT. BTL FAMOUS GROUSE  WHISKY

2135

E.  GRANELLI

5

RINGTON’S XMAS HAMPER

6431

ANGELA  AGUSTIN

6

BOTTLE  OF  RED  WINE

2516

SUSAN  LEES

7

BOX OF ROSES CHOCOLATES

1599

MR. J. LEACH

8

BOTTLE  OF  WHITE  WINE

3435

M. McGLADDERY

9

BOX  OF  QUALITY  STREET

6656

LISA  LEE

10

BOTTLE  OF  RED  WINE

4000

YVONNE  ASHWORTH

11

PACK OF CHRISTMAS CHUTNEYS

10

P.  HIGSON

12

BTL SCHLOER GRAPE JUICE

4509

CATHY  J - B

13

FOX’S  BISCUIT  SELECTION

2401

AIMEE  MASON

14

TRAD. ENGLISH TEA & CADDY

6221

LOUISE  CLARKE

15

SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD SELECTION

5321

E.  P.

Prizes can be collected from church on receipt of the winning counterfoil. Those not claimed by January 31st will be “re–cycled”.

WITH  BEST  WISHES  FOR  A  HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL  AND  HEALTHY  2020  TO  ALL  OUR  READERS

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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4TH  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  DECEMBER  22ND   -   DECEMBER 28TH  2019

4TH   SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A)

The  angel  said:  “Joseph,  son  of  David,  do  not  be  afraid  to  take  Mary  home  as  your  wife,  because  she  has  conceived  what  is  in  her  by  the  Holy  Spirit.  She  will  conceive  and  give  birth  to  a  son  and  they  will  call  him  Emmanuel,  a  name  which  means  ‘God-is-with-us.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;      Michael O’Connor;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;     Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden;   Rita  Wells. 
LATELY  DEAD:   Mary  McDermott;   Peter  Gartside;   Joan  Mullaney;   Dale  Kremner-Wood;   Kathleen  McBegarty.     
ANNIVERSARIES:   Henriett  Monteiro;   Destoliano  Carvalho;   Mary  Dillamore;   Wilfred & Raymond  Brooks;   Frances  Michailuk;    Herbert & Nellie  Hilton;   Robert  & Kathleen  Shepherd;   Nick  Kuczeresky;   Julie  White.   Claire  Higham. May They Rest in Peace.                  

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR:  recovery from sickness within the family.

CHRISTMAS  MASSES  FOR: Anthony  Flatley;   Jeff  Wright;  the Doyle family.

COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £602.28;    Loose   £365.08;    Total:   £967.36.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:   £32.00;  £100.00;  £10.00;  £8.16. Gift Aided:  £0.00.  
CAFOD   £16.39 and  £10.00;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00;  £10.00;    Sanctuary flowers  £10.00;   Cornerstone  £30.00  and  £10.00.

PARISH  NEWS

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:   the Christmas Draw will take place after the 10.00am Mass. Please make sure that you hand in your completed counterfoils before the start of Mass

LIVE SIMPLY: RECIPES: Our plan to publish easy 'living simply' recipes seems to have been neglected over the weeks, so we have decided to revive it.  Parishioners with favourite recipes of  of their own can forward them to the office for possible inclusion in the newsletter. We begin our series with: Bishop John's Rice and Veg.
Ingredients: Rice (enough), chopped onion, squashed garlic clove, leftover vegetables, veg. stock, olive oil.
Method: Heat onion and garlic in the oil.  After a couple of minutes add the vegetables.  Remove from pan and add the rice, heating it until it absorbs the oil.  Add vegetable stock and bring to the boil.  Put the vegetables back in, then transfer to a casserole dish.  Cook in the oven at 180 degrees, covered, for about 35 minutes, until the rice is cooked through.  When rice is ready, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper.  Enjoy!

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. John of Kanty: born in Poland in 1390, after ordination he taught at university and was a good example of learning, erudition, charity and holiness.
St. Stephen: the first Christian martyr, a Jew and was stoned to death.
St. John: the son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of apostle James, he wrote a Gospel and was the longest living apostle and the only one not to die a martyr.
The Holy Innocents: Christian feast in remembrance of the massacre of young children in Bethlehem by King Herod in his attempt to kill the infant Jesus. The slain children were regarded by the early church as the first martyrs,

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  HELD  ON  NOVEMBER 28TH  

SMILE – A – WHILE

A  HAPPY,  HOLY,  AND  PEACEFUL   CHRISTMAS  TO  READERS  OF  THE  NEWSLETTER

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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3RD  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  DECEMBER  15TH   -   DECEMBER 21ST  2019

3RD  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A)

“.......the  blind  see  again,  and  the  lame  walk,  lepers  are  cleansed,  and  the  deaf  hear,  and  the  dead  are  raised  to  life  and  the  Good  News  is  proclaimed  to  the  poor;  and  happy  is  the  man  who  does  not  lose  faith  in  me.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK:  Sr. Catherine;   Vivien  Higgins;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;      Michael O’Connor;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;   Peter  Gartside;    Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson;   Emma  Golden. 
LATELY  DEAD:   Mary  McDermott;    Maureen  Teresa  Wroe;   Eileen  Rankin;   Hilda  Coles;   Jaden  Okoye;   Joseph  Sebastian.   
ANNIVERSARIES:   Vincent & Ethel  Concannon;    Patrick & Mary  Glenfield;   Patricia  Locke. May They Rest in Peace.                  

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR:  the birthdays of   Fred  Dyson  and  Anna  Biczo.

CHRISTMAS  MASSES  FOR:  Dawn Cookson – Martinez 7 baby Robbie;   Sophie  Royale;   Fr.  R. McKee;   Fr.  Derek  Woodhead;   Margaret  Wright;   Michael  Laverty;   Michael & Lorraine;   Cora  Overton;     Steph  Keogh;   Beatrice  Tucker.                                   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £557.74;    Loose   £480.09;    Total:   £1,037.83.
Thank you all for your continued generosity

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:   £20.00,  £12.86  and  £10.45. Gift Aided:  £0.00.
CAFOD   £10.00  and  £7.39;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00;   Missio  £51.00,  £6.16 and £5.79;     Cornerstone  £20.00.

PARISH  NEWS

CHRISTMAS  FAYRE  |PRIZE  RAFFLE
All numbers are white / yellow tickets and of the 15 prizes, there are only five unclaimed. These will be kept in the piety shop until January 1st after which they will be “recycled”.

3 RINGTON’S  CHRISTMAS  BREAKFAST  SET

139

 

6 ROSES  CHOCOLATES

216

 

7 CHRISTMAS  PRESERVES

258

 

10 FOX’S  BISCUITS

253

 

12 SCOTTISH  SHORTBREAD

262

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  The Parish Advent Reconciliation Service at 3.00pm.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  the Christmas Draw will take place after the 10.00am Mass. Please make sure that you hand in your completed counterfoils before the start of Mass.

LIVE SIMPLY: RECIPES: Our plan to publish easy 'living simply' recipes seems to have been neglected over the weeks, so we have decided to revive it.  Parishioners with favourite recipes of  of their own can forward them to the office for possible inclusion in the newsletter. We begin our series with: Bishop John's Rice and Veg.
Ingredients: Rice (enough), chopped onion, squashed garlic clove, leftover vegetables, veg. stock, olive oil.
Method: Heat onion and garlic in the oil.  After a couple of minutes add the vegetables.  Remove from pan and add the rice, heating it until it absorbs the oil.  Add vegetable stock and bring to the boil.  Put the vegetables back in, then transfer to a casserole dish.  Cook in the oven at 180 degrees, covered, for about 35 minutes, until the rice is cooked through.  When rice is ready, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper.  Enjoy!

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Christmas Services:   the First Mass of Christmas will be at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve, preceded by a Carol Service starting at 7.30pm. The Parish Mass of Christmas will be at the usual time of 10.00am.  There will be no evening Mass.
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Peter Canisius: a Dutch Jesuit, active in Germany during the Counter-Reformation, when he wrote a famous catechism. He died in 1597 and is called the “second apostle of Germany”.

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  HELD  ON  NOVEMBER 28TH  

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“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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2ND  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  DECEMBER  8TH   -   DECEMBER 14th    2019

2ND   SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A)

“I  baptise  you  in  water  for  repentance,  but  the  one  who  follows  me  is  more  powerful  than  I  am,  and  I  am  not  fit  to  carry  his  sandals;  he  will  baptise  you  with  the  Holy  Spirit  and  fire.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;      Michael O’Connor;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;   Peter  Gartside;    Ann  Frost;    Anne  Devlin;   Mark  Wilson. 
LATELY  DEAD:   Mary  McDermot;    Nick  Walmsley.   
ANNIVERSARIES:   Elizabeth  Lucas;   Michael  McGrother;   Piotr & Anna  Kopacz; Charlie  Kopacz;   Zofia  Fillingham;   Richard  Charles  Alty.   May They Rest in Peace.                   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £554.06;    Loose   £400.25;    Total:   £954.31.
Thank you all for your continued generosity

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:   £4.51. Gift Aided:  £0.00.
CAFOD   £44.53  and  £10.00;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00;   Missio  £3.12;  Retired Priests’ Fund  £20.00.

PARISH  NEWS

CHRISTMAS  FAYRE
Many thanks to the organisers, stall holders, volunteers and supporters for an enjoyable afternoon which raised a wonderful profit of £1,240 for church funds. The entertainment was excellent - possibly a few 'Britain's Got Talent' contestants there!

PRIZE  RAFFLE
All numbers are white / yellow tickets and of the 15 prizes, there are only five unclaimed. These will be kept in the piety shop until January 1st after which they will be “recycled”.

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RINGTON’S  CHRISTMAS  BREAKFAST  SET

139

6

ROSES  CHOCOLATES

216

7

CHRISTMAS  PRESERVES

258

10

FOX’S  BISCUITS

253

12

SCOTTISH  SHORTBREAD

262

CORNERSTONE: are making a special appeal for bags! Yes, BAGS: Full of used / new hats /gloves / sanitary & hygiene products / hand gel / tissues / wipes etc.  They will hand them on to women and men who are homeless.  If over the next two weeks you can drop them off at the church, we will get them to Cornerstone.  Many thanks.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
NEXT  SUNDAY:  The Parish Advent Reconciliation Service  will be at 3.00pm.

TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
The Church exists to keep alive in people’s heart the memory that God loves them. It exists to tell everyone, even those furthest away: “God doesn’t forget you, He cares about you”.
Today the Church praises stability. “Trust in the Lord forever, because the Lord is an eternal Rock” (Isa 26:4). Those who trust in the Lord will always be safe, because their foundations are sunk into the Rock.
Let us pray for all the pastors of the Church, that they might guide the flock entrusted to them with the same firmness and tenderness of the Good Shepherd.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
Christmas Services:   the First Mass of Christmas will be at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve, preceded by a Carol Service starting at 7.30pm. The Parish Mass of Christmas will be at the usual time of 10.00am.  There will be no evening Mass.
Parish Team meeting on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Damasus I: born in Spain, he became pope in 366 and encouraged devotion to the Roman martyrs, writing verses to adorn their resting places.
St. Lucy: a Sicilian martyr who died in the persecution of Diocletian. An example of innocence and faithfulness, her cult was popular in the early Church.
St. John of the Cross: born in 1542, he was a Carmelite friar who reformed the Order.

SMILE – A – WHILE
A husband is advised by a psychiatrist to assert himself. "You don't have to let your wife henpeck you. Go home and show her you're the boss." The husband takes the doctor's advice. He rushes home, slams the door, shakes his fist in his wife's face, and growls, "From now on, you're taking orders from me. I want my supper right now, and when you get it on the table, go upstairs, and lay out my best clothes. Tonight, I'm going out with the boys, and you are going to stay at home where you belong. And another thing, guess who's going to comb my hair, give me a shave, and tie my necktie?" His wife says calmly, "The undertaker."

ITEMS  FROM  THE  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING  HELD  ON  NOVEMBER 28TH  

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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1ST  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A) 
WEEK:  DECEMBER  1st   -   DECEMBER  7th    2019

1ST  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR A)

“Come,  let  us  go  up  to  the  mountain  of  the  Lord,  to  the  temple  of  the  God  of  Jacob  that  he  may  teach  us  his  ways so  that  we  might  walk  in  his  paths;  since  the  Law  will  go  out  from  Zion,  and  the  oracle  of  the  Lord  from  Jerusalem.”

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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;  Elizabeth  Flanagan;     Dominic  Boardman;   Andrea  Spencer;   Sarah  Bell;   Breda  Barret;    Roy  Eaton;    Angela  Spencer;      Michael O’Connor;   Harry & Margaret  Lawless;   Lesley  Hayes;   Peter  Gartside;   John Green;   Ann  Frost;      Anne  Devlin;    Mary  McDermott;   Mary  Malone;   Roseanne  McDonagh;   Emma  Golden;   Marie  Wilson.   
LATELY  DEAD:   Dennis  Massey;   Paul  Ostapowycz.
ANNIVERSARIES: Peter Hordynski;  Alfonso  Ferrara;   Jan Dabrowski;  Paul  Lees;   Margaret  &  Edgar  Lees;    John  & Elsie  Granelli;   Christopher  Alan  Whitehead;     Romeo  Tee;   Fermina  Moniza;   Juanito   Moniza;   Clementi  Terso;   Elvira  Terso;   Sarah  Russo;   Denis  Guilfoyle;   Maggie  Moores;   Marie  Francoise  Boyi.
May They Rest in Peace.                   

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:   £583.60;    Loose   £363.99;    Total:   £947.59.
Thank you all for your continued generosity

DONATIONS  / COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration  Fund:   £8.20. Gift Aided:  £0.00.
CAFOD:   £10.00;   Oldham Food Bank  £10.00;   Altar Flowers  £20.00;   Cornerstone   £100.00 and £243.61  (the latter amount due to donations made during the Music Festival).

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A  PRAYER  FOR  ADVENT
God of patience and constancy, be with us in this time of waiting. Though pressures mount and distractions increase, keep our eyes open to your beauty, our minds open to your wisdom, our ears open to your word. Help us to guide those in our care, as your star led the Magi, so that we might journey to your Son together, inspired by truth and love.    Amen.

TWEETS”  FROM  POPE  FRANCIS
My apostolic journey to Thailand and Japan was a gift for which I am so grateful to the Lord. This visit increased my closeness and affection for these peoples: may God bless them with prosperity and peace in abundance.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY: Christmas Fayre starting at 12.30pm in the school.
ALSO, it is the start of Advent and the beginning of Liturgical Year A in the churches’ calendar.
SATURDAY:  Filipino Mass at 2.00pm.

CHRISTMAS  FAYRE
CHRISTMAS FAYRE:  Don't forget, the Fayre is TODAY, in the Parish Hall at the school on Lee Street, starting at 12.30pm until 3.30pm.  The hall will be open at 12 noon, but the stall holders WILL NOT be selling items until 12.30pm. Cakes and buns (home made or not) are requested for the cake stall.  Please deliver to school before 12.30pm.
There has been a good response for the tombola, but we are a little short for the bottle stall.  Any donations of bottles please deliver between noon and 12.30pm today.
Thanks to everyone involved for a remarkable effort, to make the Fayre a great success.  I am sure the organizers will as usual have some great entertainment for us too.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:
The Parish Reconciliation Service before Christmas will be at 3.00pm on Sunday 15th December.  
Christmas Services:   the First Mass of Christmas will be at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve, preceded by a Carol Service starting at 7.30pm. The Parish Mass of Christmas will be at the usual time of 10.00am.  There will be no evening Mass.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Francis Xavier: a friend of Ignatius Loyola and one of the first members of the “Company of Jesus”. He preached in India and Japan and died in China in 1552.
St. John Damascene: from Damascus, a monk, philosopher and theologian. He sprang to the defence of Sacred Art in the iconoclast crisis in the 8th century.
St. Nicholas: Bishop of Myra (in Turkey). He died in the 4th century – in Eastern Europe, St. Nicholas distributes presents to children on this day.
St. Ambrose: born about 340, he was a surprising choice to be Bishop of Milan , renowned for his charity and his eloquence. It is said that St. Augustine returned to the faith after hearing him preach. A great writer oh hymns, some of which survive to this day.

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“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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