Sunday 18th February 2018

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 18th February 2018
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
“Stay with us, Lord, on our Journey”

MASS TIMES DURING THE WEEK

SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Richard’s.
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
6.00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary’s

MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

TUESDAY 20th FEBRUARY
9.30am Mass at St. Mary’s
7.30pm Mass at St. Mary’s
with Catholic Medical Association.

WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

THURSDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
10.00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s
for Maeve Maguire.

FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
9.15am Mass at St. Richard’s

SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY
11.00am Mass at St. Mary’s
5.00pm Vigil Mass at St. Richard’s
6.30pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s

CONFESSIONS
Saturday 11.30am – 12noon at St. Mary’s
Saturday 4.30pm – 4.50pm at St. Richard’s

Feasts of the Week
Wed. 21st Feb. Saint Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor
Thurs. 22nd Feb. The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
Fri. 23rd Feb. Saint Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

Pray for the Sick and Housebound and those who are known to you especially Alex Roberts, Niall Henderson, Margaret Timoney, Pauline Thomas, Gail Wright, Colin Hardman, Margaret Delaney, Helen Lukacs and Willie Cronin. 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.
Maeve Maguire, Mary Prendergast, Christopher Coughlan

Let your face shine upon those whose anniversaries are at this time. Frank Donnelly, Hugh Kelly, Elizabeth Green

Birthday Remembrance: Margaret McDermott

LENT: During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6pm on Sundays at St. Mary’s. Please try to come along.
CAFOD Lent Fast Day (Friday 23rd February) Envelopes are available at the back of church this weekend. Please return the envelopes next weekend 24th/25th February with your offertory collection. Your donation will be doubled by the UK Government, making double the difference.

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Laurence Gambella on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s, commencing next Tuesday 20th February. All are welcome to come along.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEVENSHULME – LENT
This year, a Lent Course will be held in preparation for Easter, organized by Churches Together in Levenshulme. People from different churches meet to talk about the topic of hope. The course will be at St. Peter’s Church, Stockport Rd/Barlow Rd, M19 3BS each Wednesday evening from 21st February – 28th March. Refreshments 7.30pm/ 8pm Start/9pm Finish.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by the Right Reverend John Arnold – Bishop of Salford. By AIR from 27th July to 2nd August 2018. For further details telephone the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office at 817 2209 or website lourdes.pilgrimage@dioceseofsalford. org.uk

THE NATIONAL NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH will take place from 10th-18th March 2018 at St. Joseph’s Church in Maidenhead and at Herbert House, Freshfield, Liverpool. Each year the Mill Hill Missionaries prepare for the Feast of St. Joseph, their patron, with a special Novena of Masses and prayers to ask for God’s blessing on their Society and the missionary outreach of the Church, as well as for the intentions of all those who support their work. You are invited to send in your petitions and/or to request a Novena booklet to enable you to join in from home by praying the daily Novena prayer. Please write to Fr. Liam Cummins MHM, St. Joseph’s Missionary Society, 58 Cookham Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 7HT, or email novenamhm@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISER EVENT on Friday 23rd February: Lisburne School for children with special & complex needs in Stockport are holding a Fundraising Night 7pm till late at St. Kentigern’s Irish Social Club Wilbraham Rd, M14 7DW. All funds raised will go towards playground and sensory outdoor equipment. Tickets available from Fiddlers Green Pub 224 2254, Tommy 07812 174 392 or Martina on 07968 035 027. See poster for full details.

BINGO NIGHT held 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!