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 July 2021
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“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 do not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while attending Mass.
CHURCH MASS TIMES – 11th to 17th July 2021
Sunday: 9.15am at St. Richard’s Wed. 9.15am St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Mon. 9.15am St. Richard’s Thurs. 9.30am St. Mary’s
Tues. 9.30am St. Mary’s Fri. 9.15am St. Richard’s
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
Feasts of the Week
Tues. 13th July: St Henry
Wed. 14th July: St Camillus of Lellis, Priest
Thurs. 15th July: St Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor
Fri. 16th July: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
(Principal Patron of the Diocese of Salford)
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Jim Hynes, Anna Kerrigan, Margaret McAteer, Maria Valgamilli, Judy Miller, Alan Smith, Sarah Mitchell, Miller, Steve Kerrigan, George O’Connor, Mia O’Connor, Eileen Regan, Mary McGlade, 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: P.J. Rowley
Anniversaries: Peter Hodkinson, Séan Barrett, Margaret McDermott, Keith Shawcross, Lauren Wrynne, David Williams, Michael Ryan.
Birthday Remembrance: Bernard Daly, Kathleen Hamilton
Birthday Celebration: Alex Sweeney
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Lewis Hinchcliffe and Lisa Daly who were married in St. Mary’s over the weekend. We wish them every success and happiness in the years ahead. May God bless them. Our prayers go with them.
THANK YOU: Peggy Sweeney thanks everyone who sent her Mass Cards, Prayers and Flowers during her recent illness. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for you all.
SEA SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday is Sea Sunday, when Christians pray for all those who live and work at sea. There will be an opportunity to donate to Stella Maris (the Apostleship of the Sea), the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church). Stella Maris is dependent on voluntary donations. You can donate by:
Text SEA to 70460 to donate £5.00 or visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate
During this last year or more, most of us have experienced what is perhaps an unprecedented time of isolation and perhaps loneliness and sadly, even depression. This perhaps gives us some empathy with the thousands of impoverished citizens of our planet who have little choice but to endure this isolation for months on end, year in and year out crewing ships which bring us well over 90% of the goods we buy. They do this to send back their meagre wages to support their families back home who are equally separated from them.
LATEST GUIDELINES: In spite of concerns about the Delta variant of Coronavirus, restrictions are now easing everywhere, and we can now look forward to a return to something like normal soon. We are awaiting a further easing of restrictions from the Bishops of England and Wales. At the moment with regards to Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, numbers attending can now be the same as at Mass. All previous precautions including social distancing, the wearing of face masks and sanitisation regimes must still remain in place until further notice. Once we are allowed to have meetings and gatherings again – especially social gatherings we will obviously publish that news as soon as we hear. Thank you for your continued patience.
MISSIO MISSION BOXES: Will parishioners who have a Red Mission Box please bring them in to be emptied. The Mill Hill Fathers depend on money raised from these boxes to finance their Missionary work overseas. In common with all Charities, they have had a big drop in income during the past year.
OFFERTORY DONATIONS: If you wish to switch from a weekly envelope to a standing order, please just provide your bank with the following details: Payee: The Salford Diocesan Trust St Robert of Newminster. Sort Code: 20 55 34 Account No. 40101222.
LEVENSHULME SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED FLATLET FOR RENT (Only suitable for one person). Newly decorated, own shower and toilet, own kitchen. Suit respectable middle aged gentleman. Reference required. Tel. 224 2339 after 6.30pm
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
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!