Sunday 17th August 2014

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

 

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Times of Masses

Monday (Requiem Mass for Peter Bell)……….10:00am

Tuesday 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

 

Holy Hour this evening (Sunday 17th) 6pm – 7pm

Including Prayers for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life.

Novena to Our Lady of Knock  Monday to Friday at 7pm

 

Feasts of the week

Tuesday 19th Aug. Saint John Eudes, Priest

Wednesday 20th Aug. Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor

Thursday 21st Aug. Saint Pius X, Pope

Friday 22nd Aug. The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday 23rd Aug. Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin

 

Pray for the sick

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

Peter Bell, Marie Maloney, Patricia Duffy, Francis Killeen, Kitty McLoughlin

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time Noel Brassil, Catherine O’Keeffe, Marie Leonard, Mary Dolan, Sèan Dolan, Margaret Kennedy, Eddy Crowe, Thomas McDermott, Patrick Ruane, Mary McAndrew, Annie Joseph, Pat Crosson, Mary Barry, Susan Spilling, James Hegarty, William Ahern, Sean McNeill.

 

Special Intention Mary Lamb

 

Scripture quote (Philippians 4:6-7)

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God all your needs…If you do this you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.”

 

When circumstances are against us or we need to make a tough decision, we have two alternatives; we can choose to panic or we can choose to pray. If it isn’t worth praying about, it isn’t worth worrying about. But if it’s worth worrying about, it’s always worth praying about. When we allow worry to enter through the front door Faith goes out the back door.

 

DIOCESESAN ARCHIVES

Does anyone know of the whereabouts of a marble plaque bearing the names of those from St. Mary of the Angels and St. Clare’s, Levenshulme who died in the 1914-1918 war? The plaque was in the original church on Clare Road. Fr. Lannon has asked for any photos, articles or information that would help the Diocesan Archivists compile history of that sad heroic time.

 

PARISH MAGAZINES

I would greatly appreciate copies of past parish magazines. I gave Fr. Lannon the set we had in the parish office.

 

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK

This evening (Sunday) we will have Holy Hour at 6pm which will include prayers for vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. Please try to come along. The Novena to Our Lady of Knock will finish on Friday, 22nd August at 7pm.

 

THANKS FROM FR. ANTHONY MCGRATH

Message received from Fr. Anthony: “Many thanks to Fr. John and all the parishioners for such a kind and generous welcome when celebrating Mass with you last Sunday. It was great to be with you in the parish where I was baptised. Blessings, Fr. Anthony McGrath.”

 

LANDMARK – FAMILY BUSINESS CLOSES

All are saddened at the closure of ‘Johnson’s Family Butchers’ on Stockport Road. Monica and her staff have been a link with all that was good in ‘Old Levenshulme’. Their cheerful caring service was in stark contrast to the ‘automated checkouts’ with faceless voices that are a feature modernism in shopping. Levenshulme will be the poorer for Monica and the staff not being there. From all at St. Mary’s we wish them well and express our gratitude for the service rendered over the years.

 

LEVENSHULME BAPTIST CHURCH

A Concert for CLIC Sargent Charity will be held on Friday, 29th August at 7.30pm at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue, M19 3NS. Including Light Classics with Bell & Andrea Watson & friends. Free Refreshments also available.

 

BULLETIN

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

 

REINSTATED

One of the truly prophetic priests of our time Fr Miguel D’Escoto M.M. was reinstated by Pope Francis. Padre Miguel served as Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs, because of this he was suspended from exercising the priesthood at the behest of certain members of the Central American hierarchy. Truth will always triumph