JUNE 25TH -  JULY 1ST 2017


gemSt Patrick's church will be closed on weekdays for the next few weeks while redecoration takes place. Weekday services will be in the meeting room in the Parish House. (St. Mary's will function as normal.)

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

12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

12  noon Mass
(St. Cyril of Alexandria & St. John Southworth)

12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

Masses at 12 noon and 6.00pm in church  - Ss.  Peter & Paul – Holy Day of Obligation

12  noon Mass
(The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church)

12  noon Mass
(St. Oliver Plunkett, bishop & martyr)

Saturday:  11.00  -  11.50am  and  12.30 – 12.45pm 

By  appointment

6 months notice must be given (Diocesan requirement)



11.30am Mass 

10.00am Mass

12  noon Mass
(St. Irenaeus, bishop & martyr)

THURSDAY: Ss. Peter & Paul – Mass at 10.45am.

FRIDAY: Funeral Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Marie Czerwonka

By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

WEEK:   JUNE  25TH - JULY  1ST  2017


“Do  not  be  afraid.  For  everything  that  is  now  covered  will  be  uncovered,  and  everything  now  hidden  will  be  made  clear.”


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;    Chris O’Brian;    Brian  Slicker;   John  Campbell;   Barbara  Bankien.
LATELY  DEAD:    Kevin  O’Connor;  Kathleen  Marie  Czerwonka; the victims of the tower block fire in London.        
ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen  Street;  Michael  McGladdery; Annie  Brierley;   Terry  Mills (Sr & Jr);   Joe  Glenfield;   Robert  &  Mary  McFall;   Martin  Lucas;   John  Warwick. May They Rest in Peace. 

SUNDAY COLLECTION:  Envelopes:  £461.69;  Loose:  £260.86; Total:   £722.55
Retiring collections for the Bishop’s Conference:  £98.07
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

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


  • 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.
  • PARISH FUN DAY: 1pm – 4pm next Sunday at the Parish Centre and the school playing fields: cream-coloured bags are available at the back of church. As usual these are there for you to return, full of goodies for the day.  Good quality items for the tombola and raffle are urgently needed and we are particularly short of bottles for the bottle stall.  No jumble or broken toys please. All the usual stalls: Tombola, Fancy Goods, Bottle stall etc.  Plus traditional games for mixed ages: 3 legged race, Sack race, Egg and Spoon race and Tug of War. Hopefully outside but inside if necessary.  There will be Entertainment, Karaoke, and Bingo. There will be a barbeque as well as a selection of international food, plus tea and coffee and soft drinks including a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails from the bar.  An event not to be missed!  Bring friends and family too!! Entrance price: Adult £1; Child (6 - 16) 50p;  Family of 4 or more £2.

Please be aware that work on the redecoration of the church has begun and should end on Friday 28th July. During this time the church will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Midweek Masses will take place in the dining room of the Parish House.
TODAY there will be a collecting basket at the back of church if you wish to donate to  The Holy See (originally Peter’s Pence).
THURSDAY:   St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish House.
NEXT  SUNDAY:  the 3s – 11s Children’s Liturgy Group meet during the 10.00am Mass in St. Patrick’s church.
ALSO:  Parish Summer Fun Day in the Parish Hall. Please see the details opposite.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED to set up the Parish Hall for the Fun Day: Meet at the Parish Hall  2pm – 4ish on Friday 30th June, and Saturday 1st July 10am until the place is ready.  There is a form at the back of the church for volunteers to enter their names and times when they will be available.

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

  • Mission Appeal for the Comboni Missionaries on Sunday 10th September.. This year is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of their Institute.  They work mainly in Africa, South America, China and the Philippines.

St. Cyril of Alexandria: born in Alexandria in 370, Cyril became Patriarch of the city. He fought against the Nestorianism heresy and presided over the Council of Ephesus in 431. He is primarily remembered in the West for defending Our Lady’s divine motherhood, expressed in the title “Theotokos”. He died in 444.
St. John Southworth: Salmesbury, in the north of our diocese, was the seat of the Southworth family and John was born there in 1582. He trained in Douai, and returned to England in 1619, carrying out his missionary work in Lancashire. He was arrested in 1627 and imprisoned in Lancaster Castle, before being removed to London. There, he was released on condition he left the country, but was found ministering to plague victims in London in 1636. Arrested again in 1654, aged 72, he was executed at Tyburn. His body lies in Westminster Cathedral.
St. Irenaeus: born around 130, he became Bishop of Lyons (France). His writing and preaching was mainly directed against Gnosticism, emphasising that God wished all to be saved and is freely revealed in Jesus his Son. Tradition has it that he was martyred in 200.
The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome: these are the Christians who died (with St. Peter), in the first great Roman persecution under the Emperor Nero in the year 67. The pagan writer Tacitus records their deaths.
St. Oliver Plunkett was born in County Meath (Ireland) in 1625 and died at Tyburn in 1681. Ordained in Rome, he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669. He held synods and visitations and promoted the reforms initiated by the Council of Trent. Imprisoned in Dublin in 1679, he was tried, condemned and executed in London, the final victim of the “Popish Plot” and the last person to be executed for the faith in England.

“SMILE  -  A  -  WHILE”
There were two evil brothers. They were rich, and used their money to keep their evil ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church, and appeared to be perfect Christians. Then, their pastor retired, and a new one was hired. Not only could the new pastor see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church membership grew in numbers. A fund-raising campaign was started to build a new assembly. All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building. "I have only one condition," he said. "At the funeral, you must say my brother was a saint." The pastor gave his word, and deposited the check. The next day, at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an  evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on like this, he finally concluded, "But, compared to his brother, he was a SAINT."

"Somebody has well said that there are only two kinds of people in the world - there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning!”

Today 10.00am W. Powell & K. Rajnauth
  11.30am M. Howell
  6.00pm J.K.Green
Next Sunday 10.00am Gayle  &  Grace
  11.30am C. O’Donnell
  6.00pm C. Dodd


V. Hall
M. Larrad
Next Sunday
J. Clements
R. Napa


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Team  4

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Week 1
Mary  &  Francis

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