Sunday 17th May 2015

St. Mary of the Angels & St. Clare, Elbow Street, Levenshulme, M19 3PY.        

St. Richard & St. Robert, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TN.                       


Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Dever – Tel. 0161 224 1498  

Assistant Priest: Fr. David Egan – Tel. 0161 224 1895    

 

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD   

  “Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”


 

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

 

SUNDAY 17th May

9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

MONDAY 18th May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

TUESDAY 19th May

9.15am Mass at St. Mary’s School

 

WEDNESDAY 20th May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

THURSDAY 21st May

9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s

 

FRIDAY 22nd May

9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

 

SATURDAY 23rd May

11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s followed by

Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help

 

5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s

6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

 

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 11.30am to 12noon at St. Mary’s

Saturday 4.30pm to 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

 

Feast of the Week

Monday 18th May: Saint John I, Pope and Martyr

Tuesday 19th May: Saint Dunstan, Bishop

Wednesday 20th May: Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest

Thursday 21st May: St Christopher of Magallanes, Priest

Friday 22nd May: Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious

 

 

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and 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 Beattie, John Nolan, Dermot Donnelly, Sr. Maria Connelly RNDM, Agnes Bumstead.

 

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Edward (Ned) & Mary Kennedy, Michael Le Riche, Pat & John Jackson, Joseph & Martha Quinn, Annie Clarke, George Shawcross, John Donovan.

 

Birthday Remembrance: Frank McGrath (18th), Ursula Blain (20th)

 

Speedy Recovery: Tommy Colleran, Sam Murray

 

Ascension is not just a feast that happens to fall in Eastertide: it is an integral part of the Easter mystery. Remember the Lord’s words at the Last Supper: “I am going to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me.” The resurrection presumes the Lord’s return to the Father. This is therefore a feast of hope: our hope in the Lord’s return, as he went. Our hope that he will take us with him, when our bodies are raised as his was. Our hope that we will take our place in heaven, where he sits on the Father’s right.

 

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY MESSAGE – This weekend there will be a second collection for World Communications. The theme of this year’s message: “Communicating the Family – a Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love.” It calls on the faithful to see families as “a resource rather than as a problem for society” and invites families to be examples of Christ’s love, kindness and fellowship. The Pope writes “In situations apparently dominated by hatred and violence, where families are separated by stone walls or the no less impenetrable walls of prejudice and resentment, where there seem to be good reasons for saying “enough is enough”, it is only by blessing rather than cursing, by visiting rather than repelling, and by accepting rather than fighting, that we can break the spiral of evil, show that goodness is always possible, and educate our children to fellowship.”

 

KIBERA 10km CHARITY RUNBrendan Donelon is taking part today (Sunday, 17th May) in a 10km run to raise money for a children’s charity in Kibera, Kenya. The charity is ‘Volunteers Foundation’ which supports educational projects in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya where more than 800,000 people live in the poorest conditions. The charity is entirely based on volunteer work and all donations received go directly to the charity cause and is not spent on administration costs. The link for the charity is: http://www.volnteersfoundation.co.uk/ and Brendan’s justgiving page is: https://www.justgiving.com/Brendan-Donelon.

 

 GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe grounds of St. Mary’s Church, which are quite extensive, have to be kept neat and tidy, showing that we care for the environment and to witness that we are a living caring community. We mustn’t let somebodies great work go to waste! We are looking for volunteers to help maintain our parish grounds by weeding and looking after the flower beds during the summer months. If anyone could spare an hour or two on a regular basis please come along when it suits you. You will need to bring garden gloves and trowel.

 

A BIG THANK YOU Tommy Colleran thanks everyone who sent him cards and messages during his stay in hospital. Tommy is back home now recovering from his operation. We are all thinking of him and pray he will soon be restored to health.