Sunday 14th September 2014

Parish Priest: Fr. John Ahern                Tel: 0161 248 8836

 

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Times of Masses

Monday to Friday………………………………………..    9:30am

Saturday (Novena Mass)………………………………     11:00am

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass………………………..          6:30pm

Sunday……………………………………………………..11:00am

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday…………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday…………………………………… 11:30am to 12:30pm

Also on request

 

Feasts of the week

Monday 15th Sept. Our Lady of Sorrows

Tuesday 16th Sept. St. Cornelius, Pope & Saint Cyprian

Wednesday 17th Sept. St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor

Friday 19th Sept. St Januarius, Bishop & Martyr

Saturday 20th Sept. St. Andrew Kim Tae-gόn, Priest

 

Pray for the sick and housebound especially for those who are known to you. 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 Boyle, Delia McElhone, Sean Molloy

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Stephen Johnson, Brian Beech, Richard Fitzpatrick, Patrick Hogan, Mary Varley, Harry Thompson, Molly Walton.

 

Birthday Remembrance Phelim Clerkin

 

THE WORD THIS WEEK

We will sometimes interrupt our usual cycle of Sundays for this Feast, which therefore also interrupts the usual pattern of readings. Today all the readings harmonise with the central theme, which is, of course, the cross. There are many ways of looking at the cross: as an instrument of torture and shame, as an emblem of death and defeat. But in the Church there has always been a way of looking at the cross which the world cannot understand: it is to see it as a sign of victory, of triumph, as a banner or standard of the forces of good and light as Jesus defeats the prince of this world by his death. The early Church depicted the cross as a richly jewelled emblem of victory; when the faithful looked at the jewelled cross, they knew that it was the sign of God’s love and the Victory over sin.

 

BULLETIN

Items for the Bulletin can be left at the Presbytery or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday at the latest. The weekend bulletin is published on Friday mornings.

 

GRATEFUL THANKS

img_2690Fr. Ahern is truly grateful for the £2,700 raised towards his trip to Peru from the parish and friends. The Mass and Retirement Party in the parish centre afterwards were beautiful occasions. We wish Fr. Ahern well as he ‘rides into the sunset’ and welcome Fr. Dever as our new parish priest.

 

FAREWELL TO FR. LOUIS KOUEVI

Father Louis leaves us on Thursday, 18th September. He leaves with our gratitude and good wishes. It was lovely to have him here for the past three months. We promise him our continued prayers for his health and well-being.

 

HOME MISSION SUNDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER

Outreach to non-churchgoing (lapsed) Catholics

This year’s theme: Evangelisation ‘in the heart of the family’. Many children and young people will never see their parents receive the sacraments. Every Catholic who goes to Mass knows someone who currently is distant from the family of the faith – the parish community. On 21st September the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales ask that Home Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish to invite prayer and support for the work of evangelisation. Please pray for and help the Bishops to develop new ways to reach out to non-churchgoing (lapsed) Catholics by supporting the second collection next weekend of 20th/21st September.

 

NIGHT FEVER AT THE HOLY NAME

What is Nightfever? Young volunteers, having already experienced God’s Love in their lives and not wishing to keep that Love as a secret move out from the Holy Name into the University area of Manchester inviting passers-by into the Church – students, night clubbers, tourists and visitors and those accepting the invitation are given a candle to light as they enter the darkened church. The candle symbolises their intention of prayer, joy, thankfulness, grief, worry, fears or whatever. Even on leaving the Church, their candle remains burning for all. On the first Friday of each month at the Holy Name Church, Oxford Road there will be Mass at 6pm followed at 7.30pm – 10pm Music, Prayer and Reconciliation.

 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – AUTUMN CAMPAIGN

Launch meeting at 7.30pm today (Sunday) 14th September in St. Kentigern’s Social Club, Hart Road, Fallowfield, M14 7DW. Please come along.

 

CONGRATULATIONS and Best Wishes to Rita & Billy Rowan who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently. Wishing you both all the health and happiness in the future