SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare Church, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
St. Richard Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Fr. Laurence Gambella, Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital
Sunday 11th April 2021
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER OF DIVINE MERCY
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
COVID-19: Church Guidance: Please sanitise hands on entering and follow safe distancing and instructions from the stewards. Sanitise hands again on exiting church by the side doors. All those who attend church must wear a face covering. Those that are exempt for medical reasons or children under 11 remain exempt. Please note for safety reasons toilets are closed.
Please do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while attending Mass.
CHURCH MASS TIMES – 11th – 17th APRIL
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended
Sunday 11th April Wednesday 14th April
9.15am at St. Richard’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Monday 12th April Thursday 15th April
9.15am at St. Richard’s 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 13th April Friday 16th April
9.30am at St. Mary’s 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Saturday 17th April
10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s
followed by 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Feast of the Week
Tuesday 13th April: St Martin I, Pope & Martyr
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, Maureen Woods, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne, Jackie Clare. May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Lately Dead: Catherine Dixon, John Brennan, John Farrell
Anniversaries: Margaret Clavin, Padraig McGuire, Patrick Keane, Catherine Roche, Denise Lamb, Nellie Ahern.
Birthday Remembrance: Marie Clerkin
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GO INTO HOSPITAL?
If you are admitted as a patient, please ensure the Chaplains’ Office is informed that you would like to be visited by a Catholic Minister. This has to be done by you or a relative.
Tel. 0161 276 4247/8 (Central Manchester Hospitals).
Christies Hospital: Tel. 0161 446 3097
Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
ST. MARY’S MISSIO RED BOXES DONATIONS
Many thanks to the Red Box holders for their donations received for the year 2020. The sum of £1,402.86 has been donated, contributing to the work of the Mill Hill Missionaries throughout the world. The missionaries, and the communities they serve, are living in such difficult circumstances, made even harder by COVID-19. Due to the virus collectors have been unable to visit your homes for over twelve months, therefore, Red Box holders may drop off their red box at the parish office weekdays from 8.30am to 1pm (except Wednesdays) or bring it along to the church at Mass times and hand it in at the Sacristy. If you are unable to come to church and would like us to call and collect from your home please give us a call at the office on 0161 248 8836 during the above times.
PARISH FINANCE – MONTH OF MARCH
Our total income received in March from offerings, gift aid envelopes and standing orders was £3,940.10. Our outgoings were £5,690.37, which gave a deficit of £1,750.27. I am most grateful to all the parishioners who have been making their contributions regularly during these difficult times.
If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of. Newminster. Sort Code: 205534 Account No. 40101222
PRAYER RESOURCE – LORD’S DAY AT HOME
For those at home and not attending Mass, the Liturgy Office has prepared a service called “The Lord’s Day at Home”, based on the Sunday Scriptures that you can pray on your own or with your family. Please follow the link below to access the Lord’s Day at Home resources: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/covid-19online-resources/
MEN’S RITES OF PASSAGE, 21st-25th JULY
Not to be missed, this powerful, life-changing program for men, devised by Fr Richard Rohr OFM, has been undertaken by thousands of men across the world. If you are interested, or know a man who might be, take a look: https://www.malejourney.org.uk/rites
There is also an event tailored to younger men (18-28 years) https://www.malejourney.org.uk/rites/young-mens-rites
Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!