SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Ave, Longsight, M12 5TN
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, Tel. 0161 224 1895 Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain to the Central M/c Hospitals.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – “Good Shepherd Sunday”
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
TIMES OF MASS & SERVICES
12th to 18th May 2019
SUNDAY 12th MAY
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s … 11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
1.00pm First Holy Communion Mass at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of body of Mary Hegarty at St. Mary’s
MONDAY 13th MAY
10.00am Funeral Mass for Mary Hegarty at St. Mary’s
TUESDAY 14th MAY
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
10.30am Funeral Service for John Walsh at St. Mary’s
6.30pm Reception of body of Stephen Cassidy at St. Richard’s
THURSDAY 16th MAY
9.30am Funeral Mass for Stephen Cassidy at St. Richard’s
6.30pm First Holy Communion Mass at St. Richard’s
FRIDAY 17th MAY
7.00pm Mass at St. Richard’s
SATURDAY 18th MAY
10.00am Devotion to the Sacred Heart followed by Mass
at 11.00am in St. Mary’s Church.
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s
Feasts of the Week
Monday 13th May: Our Lady of Fatima
Tuesday 14th May: Saint Matthias, Apostle
Saturday 18th May: Saint John I, Pope and Martyr
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially John Collins, Jackie McMenamin, Hannah Walsh, Margaret Sweeney, Veronica Curran, Mary Dunne, Alex Roberts, Margaret Flannery, Benny Woods, Irene McCarroll, Kathleen Cartwright, Anthony Doocey, Carl McGlynn, Colette Robinson, Sadie Deeney, Seamus Gallogly, Gary Conway, Natashia Tierney Lord, Margaret Ridian, Mary McGlade, Patricia Maguire, Jim & Claire Cleary, Arthur Burke, Angela Christie, Margaret Moran.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them. Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Grant eternal rest to those who have died recently.
Mary Hegarty, John Walsh, Stephen Cassidy, May Byrne, Lily Gulyas, John Rogan, Elizabeth Scott.
Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
CELEBRATION OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Today Sunday 12th May St. Mary’s Year 3 boys and girls will receive their First Holy Communion at the 1.00pm Mass.
St. Richard’s children will receive their First Holy Communion on Thursday 16th May at 6.30pm and the following Thursday 23rd May at 6.30pm.
Please remember the children and their parents in your prayers at this time. Sincere gratitude to teachers and catechists who have played such an important part in the formation of the children.
ECCLESIASTICAL EDUCATION FUND
There will be a second collection taken this weekend for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund. This is the diocesan fund set aside for the training of our future priests, also used in the ongoing formation of clergy. Please be as generous as you can.
ACN RETREAT FOR THE SUFFERING CHURCH
You are invited to join the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at Salford Cathedral for a day long retreat to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith. There will be updates on CAN’s work, along with guided devotions and time for Holy Mass and private prayer. The retreat will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 25th May; there is a charge of £15 p.p., please bring a packed lunch with you. To book or for more information, please call 01524 388 739.
APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (July 25th – 31st) makes an appeal for volunteer nurses and health care assistants. Financial support, obtained through a special bursary fund may be available for those involved in healthcare, to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation. Contact 0161 817 2209 or email
EMPOWERED CONVERSATIONS COURSE is a practical course that supports you to think about your communications and relationships with a loved one living with dementia. Join us for four FREE sessions to pause, reflect and connect with other family carers who are facing similar challenges. The next course on Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27. Time 10am – 12.30pm Venue: Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE
BINGO every Sunday night at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Eyes down at 8.00pm. Come along and join us.
ST. RICHARD’S COFFEE MORNING is held every Wednesday in the Sacristy after the 9.15am morning Mass
LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet each Thursday after the 9.30am Mass in St. Mary’s Meeting Room. All Welcome.
Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the times of services and events during the coming week, and take a copy to anyone 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!