Sunday 17th December 2017

SAINT ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER PARISH
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498
Resident at St. Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Churches: St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow St, Levenshulme, M19 3PY
and St. Richard, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN
Resident at St. Mary’s Presbytery: Assistant Priest & Hospital Chaplain: Fr. Laurence Gambella
Tel. 0161 224 1895 and Canon David Ryder – Tel. 0161 225 9840 Chaplain Central M/c General Hospitals

Sunday 17th December 2017
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
Gaudete Sunday

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 18th DECEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s
7.30pm Reconciliation Service at St. Mary’s

THURSDAY 21st DECEMBER
9.30am Mass St. Mary’s

FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER
10.00am Funeral Mass for Joseph Haughey at St. Mary’s

SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

NO CONFESSIONS SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER

Feasts of the Week
Thursday 21st Dec. St. Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor of the Church
Saturday 23rd Dec. St. John of Kanty, Priest
Saint John of Kenty (or Kanty): Born near Krakow in Poland in 1390, after ordination he taught in the University there. He is remembered as an example not just of learning and erudition, but also of remarkable charity and holiness. He died in 1473.

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Niall Henderson, Pauline Thomas, James Prendergast, Carl McGlynn, Jeanette Orbison, Alex Roberts and John Heenan. 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.
Olive O’Hara, Joseph Haughey, Nora Heneghan, Yann Le Carleur, Tom Morrin

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Peader Donnelly

LEGION OF MARY GROUP meet every Thursday morning in St. Mary’s Meeting Room after morning Mass.

Please note all regular weekly activities in St. Mary’s Community Centre will finish this coming week until after the New Year.

Jesus, you have called us through our baptism,
to love and serve you and
sent us out to make you known to others.
Bless each person in our Parish so that,
through the power of the Holy Spirit,
each of us may spread the good news of your
saving love to the glory of our Father in heaven. Amen

ST. RICHARD’S & ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS DRAW
The draw takes place after Mass today (Sunday 17th December) in St. Mary’s Hall after the 11 o’clock Mass. 1st Prize – £250, 2nd Prize – £100, 3rd Prize £50 plus more exciting prizes. Good Luck!

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION at St. Mary’s Church next Wednesday 20th December at 7.30pm. There is no better way to prepare for Christmas than by the reception of the Sacrament of God’s Mercy. Please try to use this time. Please note there will be NO CONFESSIONS ON SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER.

ST. MARY’S NEW ROTAS AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH PORCH FOR COLLECTION NOW
 Eucharistic Ministers
 Sunday Readers Rota for 2018
 Offertory Counting Rota for 2018

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve
9.30am Morning Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Morning Mass at St. Mary’s
7.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Richard’s
8.00pm First Mass of Christmas at St. Mary’s
Monday 25th December – Christmas Day
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
Tuesday 26th December – Feast of St. Stephen
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
12noon Mass at St. Richard’s

JOB VACANCY: Salford Cathedral Café are looking for a Hospitality/Chef Manager: 40 hours a week, working 5 days in 7, mainly daytime. Alternative weekend working. Some occasional evenings. Fair rate of pay and flexibility. Comfortable, spacious, well equipped working environment. The role: Preparing meals for staff, residents, café and conferences. Send email or text to: Ricky Davies ricky@actios.co.uk 07967 431 168. Closing date: 7th January 2018. Interviews and shortlisting’s commencing 8th January.

BINGO every Sunday in the lounge area of St. Mary’s Community Centre. Bingo starts at 8pm. Come along and join us for a fun filled evening

Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to info@stmaryslevenshulme.co.uk by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!