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, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. Martin Dowd, Chaplain to the Central Manchester Hospital.
Sunday 12th September 2021
TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
COVID-19: Church Guidance: We are still required to sign in with name and contact number for Test, Track and Trace purposes. Please sanitise hands on entering and leaving Church. All those who attend church are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
The Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended until the First Sunday of Advent
CHURCH MASS TIMES –12th to 18th September
Sunday 12th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
10.30am & 12 noon at St. Mary’s
Monday 13th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Tuesday 14th: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Wednesday 15th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thursday 16th: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Friday 17th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Saturday 18th: 11am Mass at St. Mary’s
5,00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday’s at 10am at St. Mary’s
Feasts of the Week
Mon. 13th: St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor
Tues. 14th: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Wed. 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows
Thurs. 16th: Ss Cornelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
Fri. 17th: St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Sr. Philomena, Frank Kelly, Jackson Giles, Joe Micalef, 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.
Please inform the Parish Office if anyone needs to be taken off this list.
Lately Dead: Stefan Wlodarcey, Elaine McGuire, Mary McGee, William Finnegan, Patricia Downey.
Anniversaries:. Tom Daly, Patricia Currid, Paddy O’Connor, Richard Fitzpatrick
Birthday Remembrance: Phelim Clerkin
Special Int. John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor,
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SEPTEMBER CHANGES: Please note from next Sunday 19th September the Sunday Mass times will go back to their original times at St. Richard’s and St. Mary’s.
* St. Richard’s Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am
* St. Mary’s Sunday Mass will be at 11am only
The last 12 noon Mass at St. Mary’s will be today.
The Holy Rosary will be prayed once again before the weekday Masses at St. Mary’s beginning at 9.10am from Monday 13th September.
ST. MARY’S READERS REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND MASSES
We would like to increase our number of readers for our weekend Saturday/Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Church. If you are available to read at the Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass please contact Marie Sartini on 07423 154 363 or if you normally attend Sunday Mass please contact Peggy Sweeney on 07808 966 425.
REVISED MASS ROTAS AT ST. MARY’S
(Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass/Sunday 11am Mass)
• Altar Servers – Training will be arranged for new Servers and existing Servers. Speak with Fr. Dever or telephone the Parish Office on 248 8836.
• Ministers of the Word, Welcome (Stewards) and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.
Please contact Winnie at the Parish Office or email:firstname.lastname@example.org stating which Mass you are available for and you will be placed on a rota.
APPEAL FOR POOR CLARE COLETTINES
The nuns of the Poor Clare Colettine Monastery in Nottingham are calling for prayers and support to help them rebuild their monastery, which is falling apart around them. The sisters have undertaken a number of fundraising activities to pay for the work, such as a virtual walk from Nottingham to Walsingham, selling handmade crafts, and doing a virtual walk from Rome to Assisi. In return, they are asking the Catholic community to support them by keeping them in their prayers, sharing their story, or donating online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ppor-clare-monastery. Any support will be very gratefully received.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
If anyone would like to go to Confession, then please contact Fr. Dever after any of the Masses, or telephone him on 0161 224 1498 to make an appointment. Confession boxes cannot be used at this time.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
URGENT CARITAS APPEAL – Help for those seeking sanctuary from Afghanistan. Caritas Salford is playing a very active role in supporting Afghan nationals who have been evacuated to our diocese. In addition to its existing commitments to refugees and asylum seekers, the charity is working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and in collaboration with other local and national agencies, to do all it can to make the most difference. This includes collecting and providing emergency essentials. To find out more about donating and other ways you can help, please visit https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/afghanistan-appeal-2021/
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. 0161 224 2339 after 6.30pm.
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