THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 17TH - 23RD 2017

ST.  PATRICK’S SERVICES

gemThis “gem church” will be open each day for private prayer and meditation from 9.30am. until 3.30pm.

SUNDAY:
10.00am;  12.30pm (Polish  Mass) and  6.00pm.

MONDAY:      
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

TUESDAY: 
Mass at 10.00am due to the Deanery Conference
(St. Januarius & St. Theodore of Canterbury)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service
(Fr. Phil is at a Council of Deans)
(St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist)

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Funeral Mass for Brian Slicker RIP

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass 
(St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest)

CONFESSION: 
Saturday:  11.00  -  11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm 

BAPTISM:           
By  appointment

MARRIAGE:       
6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)

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ST.  MARY’S SERVICES
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SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass
(Ss. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn & Companions)  

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

24TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: SEPTEMBER  17TH -  23RD   2017

24TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

.......and  that  is  how  my  heavenly  Father  will  deal  with  you  unless  you each  forgive  your  brother  from  your  heart.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK or HOUSEBOUND:  Joanna;  Shirley;  Cecilia;  Jude Michael Harrison;  Sheila  McNicholas;   Orrell Plummer;   Dominic Boardman;  Alice Abraham;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    John  Walker;   Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael  O’Rourke;   Doreen  Lesyk;    Paul & Peter Gartside;    Andrew  Clase;          Maureen  Ross;   Sr.  Catherine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;   Barbara  Booth;   Ruth.
LATELY  DEAD:    Antonio  Marrone;   Jane  Ayr;   Brian  Slicker;   Mary  Hilton.
ANNIVERSARIES:    Romeo  Tee;   Sr.  Aida  Presentation  Moniza (RVM);   Benicio  Vieira  Tavares;   Veronica  Guilfoyle;   James  &  Agnes  Killeen;   Peter   Urzan;   Ernest  Winston-Paul  Chukwu.  May They Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £312.90;   Loose:   £262.20;  Total:   £575.10
Retiring collection for the Comboni Fathers:  £305.49
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £56.50;  £6.06;  £4.70;  50p. Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £30.00 and £19.25  for  CAFOD;   £20.00 and £10.00  for the Oldham Food Bank.

PARISH  NEWS

  • The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Friday for Praise and Worship in St Patricks Church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact: 07970188673. Everybody is most welcome.
  • Old one pound coins cease to be legal tender on October 15th.  After this they will be of no value and the banks will not accept them.  If you have any red mission boxes or white collection boxes for St. Patrick's Restoration fund, please bring them in for counting before this date.
  • There are still a few places available for the Quiet Day at Werneth Convent led by Fr. Andrew Pastore (Schoenstatt Fathers).on Wednesday 25th October.  Cost including lunch & tea is £13.00. See Colin for details. 
  • You are cordially invited to Oldham Interfaith Forum's next 'Any Questions on Faith' being organised in partnership with Churches' Together Royton on Monday 9th October at 7.15pm in Trinity Methodist Church, Royton, Oldham OL2 5QR. Entry to the event is free by booking in advance via our website: oldhaminterfaith.org.uk or by emailing on: oif1events@gmail.com.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
A tramp knocks on the door of a large house and begs for a meal. “Tell you what,” says the householder, “if you go round the back and paint my porch with whitewash I’ll give you all the food you can eat.” The tramp agrees. He goes round the back, finds a tin of whitewash and a brush, and gets started. Ten minutes later the tramp knocks on the door for his reward. “That was fast work,” says the householder. I thought it would take hours to paint that huge porch. “Oh, it wasn’t so big,” replies the tramp. “And by the way, it isn’t a Porsche, it’s a BMW!”

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:  a mandatory retiring collection will be taken after all Masses for the Bishops’ Conference. If you wish to contribute, there will be an Offertory basket at the back of church.
ALSO, our Filipino community will be selling “coffee and cakes” after the 10.00am Mass, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning. Please support this good cause.
THURSDAY:  St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY:  the marriage of Michael John Whalen and Sherrie Ann Flanagan will take place in St. Patrick’s church at 3.00pm. Congratulations to the happy couple.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS
Please see the church notice board for further details of the following:

  • CAFOD Harvest Fast Day on Friday 6th October.
  • Marian Procession on Saturday 7th October at 10.30am from St. Edward’s Parish (13, Thurloe St., M14 5SG)
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Mary’s church on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon.

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Januarius was Bishop of Benevento in Italy, and together with his companions suffered martyrdom under the Emperor Diocletian in about 305. He is still greatly venerated in Naples, where a relic of his blood liquefies on his feast day.
St. Theodore of Canterbury: born around 601, he was a monk in Italy who was ordained when Pope Vitalian appointed him Archbishop of Canterbury in 666. For the rest of his life he reorganised and reformed the life of the Church throughout the country, holding visitations and synods, establishing new dioceses and reconciling divisions between the Celtic and Roman traditions. He died in 690.
Ss. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn & Companions: Andrew, Paul Chong Hasang and 101 other Korean martyrs were canonised in 1984, representatives of the 10,000 Catholics, of all ages and social status, martyred in Korea before 1882. Andrew, born in 1821, was the first native Korean priest to be martyred.
St. Matthew was born at Capernaum. He was a tax-gatherer when called by Jesus. He wrote his Gospel in the Hebrew language, and tradition has it that he preached the Faith in the East.
St. Pius of Pietrelcina: born in 1887, at the age of 16 he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars and was ordained priest in 1910. His ministry displays a remarkable devotion to prayer and the sacraments. He also committed himself to relieving the pain of many families, chiefly through the foundation of the “House for the Relief of suffering”. He died in 1968. He was also better known as Padre Pio.

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE

  • 40 DAYS FOR LIFE (MANCHESTER):  Want to end abortion? The launch meeting for the upcoming autumn campaign will be held on Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm at St. Kentigern's Social Club, 36 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7DW. Get involved with this life-saving effort!
  • MONTHLY MASS IN ITALIAN AT ST MARY’S, THE HIDDEN GEM:
    On Sunday, 24th September, at 3pm, Mass will be celebrated in Italian at St Mary’s, the Hidden Gem, Manchester.  Mass is celebrated each month, on the fourth Sunday, by Fr Lorenzo Frosio, the Chaplain to the Italian Community in the Diocese of Leeds, and everyone is welcome to join in this celebration of the Mass in the heart of the city of Manchester.

READERS
Today 10.00am J. Williams  M. Chiappi
  11.30am T. Nakawooya
  6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
Next Sunday 10.00am A. Auxtero & P. Bagapuro
  11.30am P. Marshall
  6.00pm R. McGlade

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT 10.00AM MASS

Today
1.
Alexis
 
2.
C.  Riley
 
3.
J.  Finch
   
Next Sunday
1.
P.  Crosby
 
2.
R. Estrellona
 
3.
D.  Daka

CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA

This week
Week 3

Joyce  &  David  Daka and friends (African)

Next week
Week 4
Team  4

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