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

MAY 22ND - 28TH
2022


WEEKLY SERVICES
SUNDAY:

NO SUNDAY OBLIGATION
10.00am.  12.30pm (Polish Mass) 6.00pm

MONDAY: 12 noon Mass

TUESDAY:

12 noon Funeral Mass for James Lynham
WEDNESDAY: 10.00am Mass Father Phil has to attend the Mayor-making ceremony at noon
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THURSDAY:
12 noon and 6.00pm Mass
FRIDAY: 9.30am Mass Father Phil has a meeting at the Cathedral at 11.00am
SATURDAY 12 noon Mass

LIVESTREAMING THIS WEEK

From now on we will be using Twitter to provide online Masses. Either download the Twitter App and search for @PhilipSumner13 or click the pic below

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Then either just watch from there. You can also click Follow if you have a Twitter account.

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

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will normally be open on Mondays to Saturdays for 12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm.

Please check Mass Times above to avoid any disappointments.

Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 

Confessions

CONFESSIONS
11.00am -11.50am.

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

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)
WEEK: MAY 22ND - 28TH 2022  

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK: Vivien Higgins; Margaret Lawless; Michael Guilfoyle; Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke; Elizabeth Flanagan, Pete McNamara, Angela Marshall, Joseph McConnon, Margaret Cole, Michael Tootill, Rev. Derek Palmer, Breda Barret, Victoria Villaruz, Juanito Auxtero, Joan Killeen, Thomas McLean, Frank O’Donnell, Michael Walsh
LATELY DEAD: Dorothy Sheeran, Doris Wild
ANNIVERSARIES:Paul Lennon, Bessie Beswick, Phil and Ellie McDermott, Dorothy Fogg, Elizabeth Anne and Fred Lees, Clifford Owen

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: £818.29
Standing Order: £734.00 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Foodbank £10.00; CAFOD £10.00
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: TSDT St Mary and St Patrick Oldham;   Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.

MASS SHEET
Apologies but there isn't an online Mass sheet this week

 

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Twitter App (@PhilipSumner13).
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended until further notice. 

MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE RE SUNDAY OBLIGATION
Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.
We understand there will still be some members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.

DIOCESAN MASS for LGBTQIA+ Catholics - Saturday 28th May, 4pm
St Augustine's Church, Grosvenor Square, Manchester
The next Diocesan Mass for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their family and friends will be at St Augustine’s Church, Grosvenor Square, Manchester on Saturday 28th May at 4pm. The celebrant and preacher will be Fr Paul Daly. All are welcome.

FIRST COMMUNIONS
We have the final meeting for the St. Patrick’s Group on Saturday 4th June at 10am and then they will make their First Communion the next day (5th June) at 2.30pm.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
This series of seminars began last Friday but you can still join them. The next session is from 6-8pm on Friday 27th May. Fr. Nwachukwu will be the speaker that night. Subsequent sessions will be on each Friday night from 6-8pm, all in St. Patrick’s Church, until the final session, which will be on a Saturday, 25th June at the same time (6-8pm). There will be several different priest speakers over the course of the seminars. There’s a notice at the back of the church with more details.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
This programme has now begun. For those who have enrolled, the next sessions is on Wednesday 25th May: 6th Student Session (6-8pm)

All meetings will take place at St. Edward’s Church, Lees. If you have given your name in to Fr. Callum or myself, then just turn up at the meetings on the set days.

THE READINGS THIS SUNDAY
As Eastertide unfolds, we feel the power and influence of the Spirit growing. This is the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, and the Spirit who brings the Church to birth at Pentecost. As we journey towards Pentecost - the climax of the Easter Season - we should be considering the presence of the Spirit in the Church today: the reconciler of disputes, the solver of problems, true inspiration for the family of God on our journey to the New Jerusalem! From this side, Pentecost is about promise: the Lord at the Last Supper promises that He and the Father will be "at home" with all who keep his words - and it is the Advocate, the Holy Spirit who will remind us of these and all his words. We believe that all Scripture is "inspired" - the word of the Spirit - so as we listen or proclaim this Sunday let us look for the fulfilment of the promise made by the Lord.

LAST SUNDAY’S YOUTH MASS
I hope to put a photographic report of this Mass on the website but, if any of the parents of the young people concerned do not want their child/teenager to appear, please let me know as soon as possible.

THIS WEEK’S FEASTS OR SPECIAL DAYS
Wednesday – 25th May – St Bede the Venerable. Bede was born in 673 and was educated by the Benedictines. He then joined the monastery and began a life of great erudition, producing many writings, particularly on Scripture and on the History of the Church in Britain. He died in 735.
Thursday 26th May – The Ascension of the |Lord (A Holyday of Obligation)
Friday 27th May – the Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury. Augustine was a Benedictine Bishop sent to England from Rome in 597 by Pope Gregory the Great. He converted King Ethelbert and founded the see of Canterbury. He died in 605.

CARITAS SALFORD ANNOUNCES
REOPENING OF MORNING STAR ACCOMMODATION

Following improvement works, Caritas Salford is delighted to announce the re-opening of their Morning Star supported accommodation for people who are homeless. From this week, the Caritas team will welcome 20 single homeless men who would otherwise be housed in poor quality, unsupported temporary accommodation. Many will have been sleeping rough or ‘sofa surfing’ and will benefit from having their own room in a supported project.
Could you help by sponsoring a room at Morning Star? Please visit www.caritassalford.org.uk/service-view/morning-star-hostel/ or call 0161 817 2285.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
On Friday 16 September 2022, Caritas Diocese of Salford will once again be holding its Big Sleep Out fundraising event. More details to follow. 

WALK FOR CREATION
Following on from its successful climate walk last October, the Diocese of Salford has decided to hold another reflective walk this year. 
The walk will take place on Sunday 2nd October. Further details will be announced in due course.

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE
The Laudato Si' Centre is launching a two-day foundation course in wildlife gardening at its base at Wardley Hall. The dates are Saturday 21st May and Saturday 1st October.  The course will include practical activities to encourage wildlife and create specific habitats for wildlife corridors. The full course fee is £60 per person.  If you only want to attend one day this will be £45 per person.  To book or for more information please see https://northernschool.info/wildlife-gardening-laudato-si