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 17th October 2021
TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”
The obligation to attend Mass will be restored by the First Sunday of Advent.
The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales ask: Face coverings help to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid, they are still strongly recommended to be worn in church covering both the nose and mouth. Please use hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave the church and please also consider social distance. The church will continue to be well ventilated to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and will continue to be cleaned.
CHURCH MASS & SERVICES TIMES
From Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd October
Sunday 17th: 9.30am at St. Richard’s – 11am at St. Mary’s
Monday 18th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Tues. 19th: 9.30am at St. Mary’s
Wed. 20th: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Thurs.21st: 9.30am Mass at St .Mary’s
Friday 22nd: 9.15am at St. Richard’s
Saturday 23rd: 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
Monday: St. Luke, Evangelist
Tuesday: St Paul of the Cross, Priest
Friday: Saint John Paul II, Pope
Saturday: St John of Capistrano, Priest
Pray for the Sick and Housebound and all those who are suffering from the coronavirus and others who are sick at this time, including Graham Edwards, Karl McGlynn, Ann Monds, Steven Teague, Hannah Walsh, Martin Walsh, 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, Mary Regan, Mary McGlade, Benny Woods, Christine Jackson, Mary Dunne.
May the Good Lord strengthen and comfort them.
Pray also for all who care for the sick.
Lately Dead: Ellen Farren, Gerard Caldwell, Gerald Baird, Mary Lydon, Gerry Holmes.
Anniversaries: Marie Clerkin, Jim Ward, Jenny Morrison,
Birthday Remembrance: Hugh Caulfield
Special Int, John & Philomena Johnson, Madeleine Taylor.
OCTOBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Rosary Devotion will take place in St. Mary’s Church 20 minutes before each morning Mass during October.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Please pass on a copy of the weekly newsletter to a neighbour or anyone who you know who is sick or housebound.
SVP MEETING TODAY
Following the recent appeal for volunteers to help start a new branch of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in our parish there will be a short informal meeting in St. Mary’s Hall after the 11 o’clock Mass this Sunday. All interested are invited to attend.
UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP26)
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021. ‘COP’ means ‘conference of parties’. Leaders from 197 countries, including Pope Francis, who have signed up to the UN’s climate change treaty, will travel to Glasgow to take part
in the conference. This will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil. The focus of the conference will be how to keep temperature rises below 1.5C. If the world warms more than this threshold, millions more people in the most vulnerable communities around the globe will suffer from devastating droughts, storms, floods and other impacts of climate change. Governments will be obliged to set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change under the Paris Agreement (2015).
CAFOD invite us to sign a petition urging the Prime Minister to make sure the communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26. You can sign the petition online at: https://e-activist.com/page/73304/petition/1
WEEKLY EVENTS RESUMED IN ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE
Sunday’s 12noon – 1pm: Breakfast served in the lounge
8pm – 10pm: Bingo Night in the lounge
8pm – 10pm: Line Dancing in the hall
Monday’s 8pm – 10pm: Line Dancing in the hall
Wednesday’s 8pm – 10pm Irish Set Dancing Classes in the hall
Thursday’s 12.30pm – 2.30pm: Active Retirement Group
Plus Thomas Cliff’s School of Dance for both Adults & Children
For full details of daily classes tel. 07469 701 558
Train as a Relationship Counsellor with Marriage Care
Catholic Marriage Care is the largest faith-based relationship support specialist in the UK. They are looking for empathetic listeners who would like to train and volunteer with them at local centres as relationship counsellors. You could make a world of difference to couples and families. No previous counselling qualifications are required. For more information please visit: www.marriagecare.org.uk/crc
READERS REQUIRED FOR SUNDAY MASS AT ST. MARY’S
We would like to increase our number of Sunday readers at St. Mary’s Church. Any parishioner who normally attends Mass on a Sunday and would like to volunteer please contact Peggy Sweeney on 07808 966 425.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
We will be running a course for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic. The course is part of the process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and is for anyone who knows they would like to become a Catholic, thinks they may want to become a Catholic or would just like to learn more about the Catholic faith, whether they are already Catholic or not. The course will begin sometime in October and run until Easter. It will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm in the Meeting Room of St. Mary’s Presbytery. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Marie Sartini on 07423 154 363 if you would like further information
HIRE OF ST. MARY’S PARISH CENTRE
The centre is available for private functions such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Conferences and Meetings. Over 21st Birthday Parties and Funeral Receptions. Competitive prices available. For further details contact Jenny on 07538 474 321.
Items for the newsletter including Mass Intentions can be left at the Parish Office Tel. 0161 248 8836 or emailed to email@example.com by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings!