THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

JANUARY 14TH - 20TH 2018

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

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Eucharistic  Service

THURSDAY:
12  noon   Mass 

FRIDAY:
12  noon   Mass 
(St. Wulstan bishop)

SATURDAY
12  noon   Mass
(St. Fabian, pope & martyr and St. Sebastian)

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

WEDNESDAY:
12  noon   Mass
(St. Anthony, abbot)

CONFESSION: 
By  appointment

BAPTISMS and MARRIAGES:   as  for  St.  Patrick’s

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READERS for Sunday 14th January
10.00am
L. Nicholls & K. Rajnauth
11.30am
C. O’Donnell
9.00pm
K. McCarthy
Sunday 20th January
10.00am C. Riley & J. Williams
11.30am M. Smith
6.00pm R. McGlade
   
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
AT 10.00AM MASS
Sunday 14th January
1
B.  Auxtero
2
C.  Riley
3
J.  Finch
Sunday 20th January
1
P.  Crosby
2
R.  Estrellona
3
D.  Daka
   
CHURCH  CLEANING  ROTA
Sunday 14th January
Week 2 Indian  Community
Sunday 20th January
Week 3 Joyce  &  David  Daka and friends (African)

FOURTH  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR  B)
        WEEK: DECEMBER  24TH - DECEMBER  30TH 2017

FOURTH  SUNDAY  OF  ADVENT   (YEAR  B)

“Listen!  You  are  to  conceive  and  bear  a  son,  and  you  must  name  him  Jesus.  He  will  be  great  and    will  be  called  Son  of  the  Most  High.”

 

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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;   Michael Francis Douglas;   John  Ownsworth;  Gina  Templo;    John  Walker;   Dorothy  Fogg;   Samantha  Deakin;   Michael O’Rourke;  Doreen  Lesyk;  Paul & Peter Gartside;  Sr. Catherine;   Tony  Sunderland;  Jeanette  Green;   Patricia  Thompson;  Philip  Hynes;  Clifford  Taylor;   John  Keane;  Ava  Faye  Rigby;  Barbara  Booth;  Eileen  Filcek;  David  Shaw;  Sarah  Bell.
LATELY  DEAD:   Maureen  Ross;   Pat  Phelan;   Ossie  Richards;   Lucia  Dubas.  
ANNIVERSARIES:  Herbert Hilton;  Julia  White;   Dorothy Taylor-Holroyd;   Edgar & Margaret  Lees;   Christopher  Slicker;   Mary  Taylor;   Frances  Michailuk    Nick  Kuczerewski;   baby twins Daisy & Eric  Royales;   Robert & Kathleen  Shepherd;   Joan  Orriss;  Joanne Jesus;  Laura Fragoso da Silva.    May They Rest in Peace.

CHRISTMAS MASSES FOR: George, Joan & Raymond  Orriss;  Fiona  Thornton;   Katie  Hunt;  Peggy & Jack Baker;  Brian Short;  Anita & Chris;  Brian & Ross;  Dawn Cookson-Martinez & baby Robbie.                                    

COLLECTION:   Envelopes:  £622.72;    Loose:  £339.52;    Total:  £962.24
Thank you all for your continued generosity.                                        

DONATIONS/COLLECTIONS:  many thanks for the following donations:
Redecoration Fund:  Loose:  £20.00,  £15.25  and  £11.37  Gift-Aided:  £0.00  Also:  £30.00;  £20.00 and £19.15 for CAFOD;  £40.00 £25.00 and £20.00 for the Oldham Food Bank;  £20.00 for the Christmas Fayre  £25.00,  £20.00 and £5.00 for altar flowers.


CHRISTMAS   DRAW  2017

NO.

PRIZE

TICKET

WINNER

1.

£200  CASH

7799

DANIELLE

2.

£100  CASH

9281

MRS. C. O’DONNELL

3.

£50  CASH

9330

MRS.  BROWN

4.

£30  PIZZA  HUT  VOUCHER

2826

VICTORIA  SCOTT

5.

RINGTON’S LUXURY HAMPER

2007

VIV.  HIGGINS

6.

LTR BOTTLE BELLS WHISKEY

1502

H.  KOWALCZYK

7.

TOWER  OF  TREATS

2091

P. & S.  ROYALES

8.

LTR BOTTLE BELLS WHISKEY

9191

KATH. &  JIM

9.

BOTTLE  OF  BACARDI

6148

SARA  SONY

10.

£10  PODIATRY  VOUCHER

5241

J.  COOPER

11.

BOTTLE SPARKLING WINE

9208

JEAN

12.

BOTTLE  RED  WINE

4781

ANN  TAYLOR

13.

BOTTLE  WHITE  WINE

3615

SARAH  HAMM

14.

BOTTLE  RED  WINE

7508

SUE  (CLEANER)

15.

BOTTLE  WHITE  WINE

4861

ELIZABETH

16.

BOX  MILK  TRAY

0061

RITA  LOWE

“WHAT’S  ON”  THIS  WEEK”
TODAY:   Masses at St. Patrick’s 10.00am (no 6.00pm Mass), Carol Service at 8.30pm, First Mass of Christmas at 9.00pm. St Mary’s at 11.45am & First Mass of Christmas at 7.00pm.
There are no Masses at either church from Tuesday until Friday this week.

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

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Team meeting on Thursday 18th January at 7.30pm.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Mary’s – Wednesday 4th April.
  • Day of Prayer for Vocations: St. Patrick’s – Tuesday 12th July

THIS  WEEK’S  FEASTS
St. Stephen: the first martyr to shed his blood for Christ.
St. John: his Gospel is another form of witness to the Word made flesh.
The Holy Innocents is the biblical account of infanticide by Herod the Great, the Roman-appointed King of the Jews. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth had been announced by the Magi.
St. Thomas Becket: born in London in 1118, he became Chancellor of England and then Archbishop of Canterbury. He so defended the rights of the Church that he made an enemy of the King Henry II, who exiled him to France. On his return the king’s followers murdered him.

PARISH  NEWS

  • (email from the Sixth Form College):  Just to let you know that the car park barrier has not been left down deliberately, we have recently had some work done to repair the barrier and inadvertently the timings for the week end were messed up!  I have spoken to our IT dept. and I hope that you will now find the barrier will remain open over the week end and your parishioners are very welcome to make use of it.
  • Parishioners are invited to a New Year’s Eve Buffet Dance at St. Herbert’s Parish Centre, Broadway Tickets are £16.00 and are available from Elsie on 0161 652 3930.

“SMILE – A – WHILE”
What is Santa’s favourite pizza?    One that’s deep-pan, crisp and even.
Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?  A mince spy.
Why did Santa quit smoking?    Because it was bad for his elf.
How did the Three Wise Men figure out Jesus was exactly 6lb 9oz when he was born?    They had a weigh in a manger.

EQUALITIES COMMISION / HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE ON “FESTIVE SONGS
LITTLE  DONKEY
Little donkey, little donkey, on the dusty road,
Got to keep on plodding onward with your precious load.

The RSPCA have issued strict guidelines with regard to how heavy a load that a donkey of small stature is permitted to carry. Also included in the guidelines is guidance regarding how often to feed the donkey and how many rest breaks are required over a four hour plodding period. Please note that due to the increased risk of pollution from the dusty road, Mary and Joseph are required to wear face masks to prevent inhalation of any airborne particles. The donkey has expressed his discomfort at being labelled “little” and would prefer just to be simply referred to as Mr. Donkey. To comment upon his lack of height thereof may be considered an infringement of his equine rights

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