THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

OCTOBER 22ND - 28TH 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: 
12  noon   Mass
(St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop)

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(Ss. Chad and Cedd, bishops)

FRIDAY:
12  noon  Funeral Mass for John O’Connor RIP

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass
(Ss. Simon and Jude, apostles) 

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

BAPTISM:           
By  appointment

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

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ST.  MARY’S SERVICES
ST MARY

SUNDAY:     
11.30am Mass 

MONDAY:
10.00am Mass
(St. John of Capistrano, priest)

WEDNESDAY:
12 noon Mass

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday
22nd October
10.00am
D. Daka & P. Hilton
11.30am
T. Nakawooya
6.00pm
R. McGlade
Sunday 29th October
10.00am P. Hilton & W. Powell
11.30am P.  Crosby
6.00pm K. McCarthy
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 22nd October
1
J.  Taylor
2
B.  Auxtero
3
C.  Riley
Sunday 29th October
1
J.  Finch
2
P.  Crosby
3
R.  Estrellona
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 22nd October
Week 4 Team 4
Sunday 29th October
Week 5 Hilary  &  Ruth  Hockenhull  

29TH  SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME
WEEK: OCTOBER  22ND -  OCTOBER  28TH   2017

29TH   SUNDAY  IN  ORDINARY  TIME

“Give  back  to  Caesar  what  belongs  to  Caesar  -  and  to  God  what  belongs  to  God.”

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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;      Maureen  Ross;   Sr. Catherine;   Tony  Sunderland;   Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;   Barbara  Booth;   Philip  Hynes;    Mary  &  Denis  O’Grady;   Eileen  Filcek;   John  Dwyer;   Tony  Martin (Jr);    Sr.  Colette  Flynn;   Dale  Smith;    Renato  Agustin;   Joan  Mullaney;   Susan  McHugh;   Patricia  Hefferman;   Edwige  Fomo;   Hermann  Kamemi;   Rodrigue  Owono;   Herman  Mamba;   Martin  Manga.   
LATELY  DEAD:   Fr. Michael Fleming;   John  O’Connor;   Fiona  Thornton;   Anthony  Dobson;   Tony  Stott;   John  Taylor.
ANNIVERSARIES:  Stephen David Hilton;   Michael  Ruffle;   Pat  McGinn;    Elsie  O’Grady;   Maureen  Mills. May They Rest in Peace.

IN  THANKSGIVING  FOR  the birth of Angelica Otoghile.
SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:   £503.69;   Loose:   £351.95;  Total:   £855.64
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £55.00;  £16.26;  £10.19;  £5.00;  £3.92. Gift-Aided:  £0.00  
Also:  £99.60 and £24.50  for  CAFOD;   £20 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £12.78 and £5.34 for Missio.

PARISH  NEWS

  • Will St. Patrick’s readers and Eucharistic Ministers please collect a copy of the new rota from the sacristy after Mass today, if you have not already done so.
  • The Macmillan Coffee Morning held recently after the 10.00am Mass by the Filipino community raised a magnificent £145.81. Well done, girls!
  • On the church notice board are two letters thanking the parish for their latest donations - £433.66 from the Comboni Missionaries and £351.63 from Missio.
  • Remembering our Dead: the annual parish Masses for the recently deceased are in St. Patrick’s church at noon on Saturday 11th November and in St. Mary’s church on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am. These are special liturgies to remember our beloved dead. If you have someone who died in the last 12 months (November 2016 – November 2017) and would like their names to be announced for prayerful remembrance at these Masses, please fill in the slip provided at the back of church and either put it in the suggestion box or hand it in at the shop. All other names of deceased (before November 2016) may be written in the Book of Remembrance, if not already included, and will remain in the sanctuary during the month of November.

Fr Fleming’s body will be received into Holy Family church, Oldham, for concelebrated Mass at 7.00pm on Wednesday 25th October. Bishop John will celebrate the Requiem Mass at Holy Family, Oldham, on Thursday 26th October at 11.00am.

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
If you wish to contribute to the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day, there are special CAFOD envelopes at the back of church which can be handed in at the sacristy or placed in the Offertory baskets.
TODAY:  there will be a mandatory retiring collection for Missio after all Masses.
WEDNESDAY:  Quiet Day at Werneth Convent led by Fr. Andrew Pastore (Schoenstatt Fathers).   
THURSDAY:  St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
SATURDAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Patrick’s church 10.30 – 11.45am. ALSO, British Summer Time ends at 2.00am on Sunday – remember to move your clocks and watches BACK ONE HOUR.

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

  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Mary’s on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am.
  • Mass for the Recently Bereaved at St. Patrick’s on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon.
  • Sacramental Programme: parents’ meeting and children’s lesson in the Parish House on Saturday 11th November at 10.00am.
  • Sacramental Programme: celebration “We are People who Celebrate Forgiveness” at the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church on Sunday 12th November.
  • International Music Festival in St. Patrick’s church on Saturday 25th November at 7pm.
  • Annual Paris Christmas Fayre on Sunday 3rd December.

ITEMS  FROM  ST.  PATRICK’S  PARISH  TEAM  MEETING IN  SEPTEMBER

  • Fr. Phil announced that the Mass for Vocations planned in church for October had been cancelled as the deanery priests had decided that a more effective approach would be to involve the local Catholic schools with targeted events along the lines of a “Vocations Fayre” targeted at students at the schools. It is hoped that this will take place after Easter next year in both the High Schools of the deanery.
  • The Financial Report produced by the parish accountant for the Parish Financial Committee was accepted and the recommendations regarding the restoration of the parquet flooring and replacement of the carpet in the sanctuary were agreed. The Parish Team added their thanks to the anonymous donor for the offer to provide the carpet. It was agreed that the current sound system in church is no longer acceptable for our needs and should be upgraded or replaced as required.
  • Following an unacceptable service call from our present fire extinguisher servicing, it was decided to obtain our annual service from an alternative supplier.
  • Parish Twinning: A request for our parish to be twinned with a parish in Ethiopia has been received. It was regrettably decided because of the multi-ethnic nature of our congregation it would not be appropriate to single out any particular area e.g. Africa, Asia, South America etc. for our mission support effort. Parishioners are exceedingly generous in their support of Missio/CAFOD etc. already.
  • The date for the Christmas Fayre was set for Sunday 3rd December. All communities group leaders will be asked to take part and Christine Wilson and Sharon Teefy agreed to be coordinators.
  • Data Protection Law is about to change, and Fr. Phil informed the team that the diocese is producing guidelines which we will receive shortly. It is thought that all the personal data we possess is already secure.
  • It was proposed and agreed that we should hold our 4th International Music Festival on Saturday 25th November. There will be at least two guest artists, and it was thought that this year more publicity should be given the event as so many people are missing out on the event.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
Two Jesuit novices both wanted a cigarette while they prayed. They decided to ask their superior for permission. The first asked but was told no. A little while later he spotted his friend smoking and praying. "Why did the superior allow you to smoke and not me?" he asked. His friend replied, "Because you asked if you could smoke while you prayed, and I asked if I could pray while I smoked!"

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